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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 […]

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 […]

Dublin review, a second look – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E21

Mayo supporters are still coming down gently off the high from Saturday night, when the county qualified for its second All-Ireland final appearance in successive years and its sixth in ten years, ending Dublin’s long unbeaten run in the Championship in the process.  In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we take another look back at Saturday night, both the […]

5pm throw-in time for final

The GAA have today confirmed fixture details for the second All-Ireland semi-final and for the final. The GAA’s announcement is here. The Kerry/Tyrone match has been fixed for 3.30pm on Saturday 28th August at Croke Park. Meath’s David Coldrick is the ref for it. The final, which takes place two weeks after that on Saturday 11th September, throws in at […]

Poll: Kerry or Tyrone?

Our victory over Dublin was only last Saturday night and the All-Ireland final is the best part of four weeks into the future, with the second semi-final not taking place now until Saturday week. Despite this rather leisurely timetable from our perspective, it’s worth shifting the focus for the first time to the decider and, in particular, to consider who […]

All-Ireland final shifted back to 11th September

The GAA announced a short while ago that the Kerry/Tyrone semi-final will be pushed back by a further week and that, as a consequence, the final will also be moved back. The second semi-final will now be played on Saturday, 28th August, while the final is set for Saturday, 11th September. Times and dates for these revised fixtures have not […]

Dublin review – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E20

Over the past decade Mayo supporters have had several Croke Park days to remember. A constant over the last nine years, though, was that every time they met them, Dublin had their number. Up until last night, that was, when, on a epic night at GAA HQ, James Horan’s remoulded Mayo team finally ended Dublin’s dominance, over both Mayo and […]

Mayo 0-17 Dublin 0-14: we’ve dethroned the Dubs

We did it, we only went and did it. Dublin have been the greatest champions in the history of Gaelic football but their run was going to end some day. That day, in a mesmerising, chaotic and thrilling night of football at Croke Park, was today. We’ve downed the Dubs and, once again, we’re back in the All-Ireland final. It’s […]

Team named to play Dublin

We’ve finally named our team to play Dublin at Croke Park in this evening’s All-Ireland semi-final. Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC semi-final v Dublin, 14/8/2021): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Padraig O’Hora (Ballina Stephenites), Lee Keegan (Westport), Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Eoghan McLaughlin (Westport); Matthew Ruane (Breaffy), Conor Loftus (Crossmolina Deel Rovers); Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber), Kevin McLoughlin […]