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Minor team for Sunday named

We’ve named our team to play Sligo on Sunday in the Connacht MFC semi-final. The match will be played at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence at 2pm that afternoon and here’s the team we’ve selected for it. Mayo (Connacht MFC semi-fnal v Sligo, 20/12/2020): Brian O’Flaherty (Islandeady); Cian McHale (Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin), Fenton Kelly (Davitts), Malcolm MacEvilly (Westport); Shaun Dempsey (Balla), […]

Minors in action on Sunday

With all the focus, understandably, on the county’s involvement in this year’s All-Ireland Senior football final, it’s easy to forget that this isn’t the only Championship match Mayo are involved in this coming weekend. On Sunday afternoon at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Bekan the Mayo Minors take on Sligo in the Connacht MFC semi-final. The game throws […]

Minor Championship to get going

It was announced yesterday that, with the Level 5 restrictions lifted, the Minor football Championship will get going later this month. The competition will spill over into early in the New Year. The Connacht MFC gets going the weekend after next, with Galway meeting Leitrim in a preliminary round tie on Sunday 12th (throw-in 2pm). The two semi-finals take place […]

Down to the final four

Well, here we are. The Covid-era rapid-fire Championship of 2020 is down to the final four and we’re still standing. An odd quartet we certainly make, even if, from a historical standpoint, this year’s All-Ireland semi-final pairings are nothing if not apposite. I think it’s fair to say, though, that even a few short weeks ago nobody would have predicted […]

Eoghan McLaughlin our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Yesterday’s Connacht final was tense and tight from first ’till last, the outcome decided by the minimum margin. The Man of the Match poll here on the blog didn’t exhibit the same close margins – Eoghan McLaughlin wins the award with an emphatic 32% of the vote. His last-second intervention – in which he felled the in-rushing Se├ín Kelly, just […]

Galway review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E36

It was tense and tight in the Connacht final at Pearse Stadium yesterday but at the finish it was Mayo who emerged with the narrowest of wins. James Horan’s team came away from Salthill with the Nestor Cup and that precious ticket to next month’s All-Ireland semi-final, where they’ll meet either Cork or Tipperary. In this episode of the Mayo News football […]

Monday match reports

Who cares that it’s a dreary old Monday morning in November? We’ve just won the Connacht Championship and now have an All-Ireland semi-final appearance to look forward to in three weeks time. In these pandemic days, that’s not a bad prospect to be mulling over on a Monday. There’s a good bit of coverage online about yesterday’s win, as well […]

Galway 0-13 Mayo 0-14: best in the west

With so much riding on the result of today’s Connacht final at Pearse Stadium, it’s not surprising that what we got to see in this behind-closed-doors provincial decider was short on quality but high on excitement. The Mayo/Galway rivalry is a close, keen one and there have been plenty of Connacht clashes between us that have been decided by razor-thin […]