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Game day – we have only one plan

It’s All-Ireland final day. Once again, for the sixth time in ten years, we’re in it, striving with everything we’ve got to win it. Those of a certain age – for sure, everyone of my generation – have to pinch themselves to believe that year after year we’ve remained up at these giddy heights. That this level has become our […]

Tyrone name unchanged team

Tyrone have named their team (and subs!!!) for the final. The team is the same as that which started against Kerry in the semi-final and here, along with details of their bench, it is: Tyrone (All-Ireland SFC final v Mayo, 11/9/2021): Niall Morgan (Edendork); Michael McKernan (Coalisland), Ronan McNamee (Aghyaran), Padraig Hampsey (Coalisland); Frank Burns (Pomeroy), Peter Harte (Errigal Ciarán), […]

Team named for the final

We’ve just named our team to face Tyrone in tomorrow evening’s All-Ireland final. Here it it: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC final v Tyrone, 11/9/2021): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Padraig O’Hora (Ballina Stephenites), Lee Keegan (Westport), Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Enda Hession (Garrymore); Matthew Ruane (Breaffy), Conor Loftus (Crossmolina Deel Rovers); Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy, […]

Final thoughts: the Preview – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E27

For the last few weeks we’ve been building up steadily to this year’s All-Ireland football final. The build-up is now nearly complete, with the big match between Mayo and Tyrone throwing in at Croke Park at on 5pm on Saturday. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we preview the Sam Maguire decider. Mayo News sports editor Mike […]

Discovering Gaelic football

I still remember the day I fell in love with Gaelic football: it was July 19th, 2009.  On the previous afternoon, my husband and I drove from his hometown of Westport, Co. Mayo, through Delphi in Connemara to Galway City.  All along the way, on houses in every village, outside every roadside pub or Texaco, the competing county flags of […]