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Colm Boyle Special (Part 1) – Mayo News Football Podcast 2022 E2

A number of players have worn the Mayo jersey with great distinction over the past decade. One of these epitomised the county’s new never-say-die attitude in the years since 2011 more than most and it’s no coincidence that four-time All-Star Colm Boyle became such a fans’ favourite during this time.  In this episode of the Mayo News Football Podcast, Mike […]

Happy New Year

The New Year has dawned, a freshly-minted one whose narrative has yet to be determined. Stretching out ahead of all of us is a year with a whole load of possibilities, though also one in which there’s still a whole pile of Covid to deal with. On the football front, we can at least say with confidence that 2022 will […]

New Year’s Eve special – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E46

As we count down the final hours of 2021, there’s still time for one last Mayo News football podcast episode of the year. For this New Year’s Eve special episode Mike Finnerty is joined by Ed McGreal and Stephen Drake to take one last look back at 2021 through the prism of Mayo’s season. It’s good old-fashioned ‘football talk’ from […]

Championship structure: red or green?

It’s rather apposite, on the shortest day of the year, to be considering the topic of the GAA’s football Championship structure, given that the business end of the action will be taking place in high summer, when the bright evenings stretch on for hours on end. New plans for changing the structure of the football Championship are afoot. The fresh […]

Three All-Stars plus YFOTY award for us

The GAA/GPA Gaelic football All-Star awards for 2021 were unveiled on RTÉ a bit earlier on this evening. The football awards had none of the shock value of their hurling equivalents in what was an uncontroversial and largely fair selection. We came away with three All-Stars. Lee Keegan picked up his fifth award, cementing his place as one of the […]

Boyler takes his final bow

It was only fitting that he would be the last man standing from the U21 Class of 2006. Colm Boyle, whose retirement from the inter-county ranks at the age of 35 was confirmed by Mayo GAA today, epitomised everything that was great about the Mayo team that competed consistently at the top level in Gaelic football over the past decade. […]

Oisín’s departure a bad but inevitable blow

The news that broke this morning about the likely impending departure for Australia and the AFL of Oisín Mullin is a bad blow for the county’s football team. An All-Star and Young Footballer of the Year in his debut season at inter-county level in 2020, the Kilmaine player quickly established himself as one of our most important performers. The news […]

James breaks his silence

There’s been loads of media coverage today following this morning’s interview by Tommy Marren on Midwest Radio with James Horan. It’s the manager’s first public utterances since All-Ireland final day so it’s little wonder that what he had to say was widely reported in the media and also that the interview itself has been closely listened to by many. Here’s […]

Eight All-Star nominations for us

The list of nominations for the 2021 football All-Stars have been announced. Tyrone, as expected, lead the way with 15 nominees while we have eight players shortlisted. The eight Mayo players nominated are Rob Hennelly, Padraig O’Hora, Lee Keegan, Paddy Durcan, Stephen Coen, Mattie Ruane, Tommy Conroy and Ryan O’Donoghue. Lee is, along with Tyrone’s Conor Meyler and Ciaran McGeary […]