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Mayo 2-14 Galway 2-8: Croke Park Connacht champions

We’ve had so many incredible days out following this Mayo team. Most of us have memories to last a lifetime from the totemic clashes we’ve been involved in over the past decade. The team have us given so much down the years and today – now infused with a significant dash of youth –  they’ve done it again, giving us […]

First half goal glut does it for young Rossies

Mayo’s Minor Championship campaign started and finished after little over an hour’s football at Dr Hyde Park this evening. Roscommon banged in four first half goals in this Connacht MFC quarter-final and with that buffer they were able to see out the win with relative ease. They beat our lads by 4-13 to 2-12 at the finish. I was otherwise […]

Team named for Sunday

We’ve named our starting fifteen for Sunday’s Connacht SFC final against Galway at Croke Park (throw-in 1.30pm). Here it is: Mayo (Connacht SFC final v Galway, 25/7/2021): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Lee Keegan (Westport), Padraig O’Hora (Ballina Stephenites), Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Oisín Mullin (Kilmaine), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore); Matthew Ruane (Breaffy), Conor Loftus (Crossmolina Deel Rovers); Bryan Walsh […]

A little bit of history to be repeated

THE venue for this year’s Connacht final may be novel but it is not unprecedented. All of 98 years ago the replayed provincial final of 1922 between Galway and Sligo was also contested at Croke Park on the last day of September in 1923. As was common in those times, the match in question, which was played in late September […]

Minor team to face Rossies named

Earlier on today we named our Minor (U17) team to play Roscommon in the Connacht MFC quarter-final at Dr Hyde Park tomorrow evening (throw-in 7pm). Here it is: Mayo (Connacht MFC quarter-final v Roscommon, 23/7/2021): Tiernan Burke (Kiltimagh); Lorcan Silke (Westport), Jack Walsh (Burrishoole), Brendan Collins (Ballina Stephenites); Cathal Corless (Davitts), Jack Ferguson (Swinford), Conal Dawson (Westport); Seán Morahan (Castlebar […]

U20s rumbled by the Rossies

A week is a long time, it would appear, in U20 football. Just eight evenings on from our shootout win over defending All-Ireland champions Galway, our U20s were tonight comprehensively turned over by a hungry, hard-working Roscommon team. We were on top early on but failed to register that dominance on the scoreboard and when the Rossies took over they […]

Galway preview – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E14

That oft-posed footballing question – will Galway bate Mayo? – is set to get another airing this coming Sunday, this time in the novel surroundings of Croke Park. It’s there that the destination of the Nestor Cup for 2021 will be decided and in this bumper episode of the Mayo News football podcast we preview this weekend’s Connacht final.   Mayo […]

U20 team named for Connacht final

We named our team earlier on today for tomorrow evening’s Connacht U20 football final against Roscommon at MacHale Park (throw-in 7.30pm). Here it is: Mayo (Connacht U20 football final v Roscommon, 21/7/2021): Ronan Connolly (Ardnaree); Seán Holmes (Knockmore), Ruairí Keane (Mayo Gaels), Donnacha McHugh (Castlebar Mitchels); Conor Flynn (Knockmore), Ryan Baynes (Burrishoole), Aidan Cosgrove (Kiltimagh); Conor Dunleavy (Balla), Jack Carney […]