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Final thoughts: the fans – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E24

With the All-Ireland final against Tyrone now fast approaching, Mayo supporters are doubtless finding it hard to concentrate on anything other than the big game, with all the questions that this contest throws up. Questions from supporters often end up being of the rhetorical kind but in this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we’ve aimed to answer them, […]

Another update on All-Ireland final ticket draws

Right, I guess it’s time for another update on draws that are being held for All-Ireland final tickets. This time I’ve broken the list into two – Mayo club and county draws and draws involving clubs from other counties. As before, I’ve flagged those draws that are being newly added to the list. There’s now a total of 28 draws […]

Joe McQuillan is the ref for the final

Cavan official Joe McQuillan was today confirmed as the referee for this year’s All-Ireland final. It’s the fourth time the Kill Shamrocks clubman will officiate in a decider, having first done so for the Dublin/Kerry final in 2011. He was also in charge of two finals involving us, in 2013 and 2017, both against Dublin. Linesmen for the decider on […]

Update on draws for All-Ireland final tickets

Here’s a refresh of the list of draws that are being held for All-Ireland final tickets. I’ve indicated where these are new draws that weren’t included in the list I posted last week. Mayo GAA: two sets of two tickets to be won in next Monday’s Lotto draw – details here Ballina Stephenites GAA: two tickets to be won – details here Breaffy GAA: two […]

All-Ireland final scene set – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E23

Following Tyrone’s shock win over Kerry in last Saturday’s second All-Ireland semi-final, the countdown to this year’s Sam Maguire decider now begins in earnest. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we set the scene for the lead-in to what is set to be a novel All-Ireland final, with Mayo and Tyrone meeting for the first ever time […]

We never went away, you know

It is said that you can get used to almost anything. At half-time in the recent semi-final I was talking to two of my three sons (both Dubs) about the likely All-Ireland final between Dublin and Kerry. It was a pragmatic conversation where I expressed the desire that the Dubs would win that final, just so we could have another […]

Camogie team land Nancy Murray Cup

It was tense and it was tight but in the end Mayo’s camogie team emerged with a two-point victory over Tyrone in today’s Nancy Murray Cup final. They won today’s decider, played at Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon, by 3-8 to 1-12. Early on it looked as if Mayo – back competing at inter-county level in camogie this year after […]

LIVE: Mayo v Tyrone, Nancy Murray Cup final

While much of the talk in Mayo today will be on the All-Ireland football final between Mayo and Tyrone the weekend after next, there’s another national title down for decision between the two counties later on today. This is the final of the Nancy Murray Cup – essentially camogie’s equivalent to hurling’s Nicky Rackard Cup – in which Mayo play […]

It’s Tyrone

A very funny thing happened on the way to this year’s inevitable Dublin/Kerry final. Indeed, of all the strange things in this weirdest of Championship years was how, once we’d felled the Dubs, Kerry became unbackable favourites to land Sam. Priced at 1/2 to win the thing out before they’d even made the final never made any sense at all […]