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Mayo News football podcast – goalies and their parabolas

Monday lunchtime before (or, indeed, after) a big championship match involving us: that can mean only one thing. Yes, folks, it’s Mayo News football podcast time once again and this edition drills into a number of issues relating to Saturday’s do-or-die Round 2A qualifier clash with Derry. A tactical switch sees me sit this one out but host Rob Murphy […]

Saturday our sole focus now

The Gaelic football world is, understandably, all agog today at the brouhaha yesterday following Dublin’s evisceration of Westmeath in the kick-about formerly known as the Leinster football championship. Jim Gavin’s post-match outburst was hilarious at several levels – in particular the brazenly hypocritical one, given the filthy personal campaign that Dublin GAA proxies waged against Lee Keegan ahead of the […]

Hurlers’ play-off fixed for Saturday

Photo: Sticking with the hurlers for a just a bit longer, it was announced today that the Christy Ring promotion/relegation play-off will take place this coming Saturday (11th June). JP Coen’s charges will face off that afternoon against Derry in Ballinamore, Leitrim, at 3pm to decide which of them gets to play in hurling’s second tier championship next year and which operates […]

Seamus O’Shea our MOTM from yesterday

I had a ridiculously early morning this morning so I can’t leave it any longer tonight to bring the shutters down on the Man of the Match poll from yesterday’s game against Derry. This week’s one was close enough but, with 24% of all votes cast, this week’s MOTM award goes to Seamus O’Shea whose commanding performance in the middle […]

Monday match reports

Photo: @MayoClub51 Early start, early flight coming up so here’s a very brief round-up of the reports on yesterday’s win over Derry. Mayo Advertiser (match report, quotes from Noel Connelly), GAA, RTÉ, BBC, The 42, Hogan Stand, Breaking News, Irish Times (paywall), Irish Independent. No sign of anything on the Irish Examiner website at this early hour. That piece with Noel […]