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The final countdown III – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E46

The Final Countdown to Saturday’s All-Ireland decider is now on in earnest and as the build-up continues we’ve got another Mayo News football podcast episode for you to enjoy. Rob Murphy and I introduce this episode and our two special guests bring you two very different perspectives ahead of Saturday’s final. First we hear from Sheila O’Shea, mother of Mayo captain Aidan, […]

Let’s discuss Dublin

Right, the hurling is over and done with and we’re now just six days away from the football final. It’s time to start counting down in earnest to Saturday evening’s decider, so let’s start with a bit of a gawk at the opposition. They need no introduction, to us or anyone else, at this stage. Five-in-a-row All-Ireland champions, which is […]

Thursday round-up

The days are ticking down rapidly ahead of Saturday week’s All-Ireland final. Very rapidly, in fact, because it’s already Thursday and so there are only nine days to go to the big day. I meant to do this round-up before now but I didn’t get to it, with the net result that it’s now a longer list of things. Ready […]

The final countdown – Mayo News football 2020 E44

The man in the red suit is already planning his annual global itinerary but ahead of his arrival down the chimney Mayo supporters all over the world are gearing up for the county’s involvement in a novel Christmas All-Ireland final. Once again it’s mighty Dublin who stand in Mayo’s way in the battle for Sam but, for Mayo’s fans, another […]

Cillian O’Connor our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Mayo supporters need no reminding that Cillian O’Connor is in the form of his life right now. The whole country surely awoke to this realisation following his astonishing performance in yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final against Tipperary at a fog-bound Croke Park. Cillian’s 4-9 haul yesterday wasn’t just the highest tally ever recorded by a football player in an All-Ireland semi-final, it […]

Monday match reports

We’re back in the final and, because yesterday’s match was an All-Ireland semi-final, there’s obviously oodles of coverage about it. Here are all your Monday morning links to what’s online relating to yesterday’s big win for the lads over Tipperary at a fog-bound Croke Park. Locals: Mayo Advertiser, Connaught Telegraph (match report, post-match quotes), Tipperary Live. Nationals: Irish Times (live […]

Tipperary review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E43

Mayo’s footballers have provided so many memorable Croke Park performances over the past decade. The devastating way that they put Tipperary to the sword in an eerily empty and fog-bound Croke Park was one to savour by Mayo supporters, even if they all had to do this watching on at home on TV. The Mayo News football podcast was, though, […]

Mayo 5-20 Tipperary 3-13: Cillian runs riot in Tipp thumping

Well, hands up all those of you who saw that coming. I did have the idle thought ahead of throw-in today that, if we started well in today’s All-Ireland semi-final with Tipperary, we might just gut them but I still didn’t expect it to happen. But gut them we did and this game was well over as a contest before […]

Game day – semi-finals are for winning

So here we are. It’s a perishingly cold morning here in the capital, where, after a night of hard frost, a thick mist hangs over the December air. We live not far from the sea here and at regular intervals the mournful calling from out on the bay of a ship’s horn breaks the Sunday morning silence. And we’re in […]

Team to face Tipp named

We’ve named our team to face Tipperary in tomorrow’s All-Ireland semi-final. Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC semi-final v Tipperary, 6/12/2020): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Oisín Mullin (Kilmaine), Chris Barrett (Clontarf), Lee Keegan (Westport); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Eoghan McLaughlin (Westport); Conor Loftus (Crossmolina Deel Rovers), Mattie Ruane (Breaffy); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Ryan O’Donoghue (Belmullet), Diarmuid O’Connor […]