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The day before

Christmas is approaching and it’s All-Ireland semi-final weekend. What a bonkers year this truly is. Darkness has already fallen here in the capital and it’s cold out, with frost likely tonight under the clear sky. It’s December weather but it’s still Championship season. Down the road from me here – little more than a twenty-minute tramp – the weekend’s first […]

Tipp team named

Tipperary have tonight named their starting fifteen and subs for Sunday’s All-Ireland football semi-final against our lads at Croke Park (throw-in 3.30pm). Here’s the match day panel they’ve named: Tipperary (All-Ireland SFC semi-final v Mayo, 6/11/2020): Evan Comerford (Kilsheelan-Kilcash); Alan Campbell (Moyle Rovers), Jimmy Feehan (Killenaule), Colm O’Shaughnessy (Ardfinnan); Bill Maher (Kilsheelan-Kilcash), Kevin Fahey (Clonmel Commercials), Robbie Kiely (Barryroe); Steven […]

The road to Croker VI – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E42

In the lead-in to this Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final between Mayo and Tipperary we’ve been running ‘The Road to Croker’ series on the Mayo News football podcast. With the big day fast approaching, we’ve now reached the end of this particular road with the sixth and final episode in this podcast series. In this episode host Rob Murphy is joined by […]

The road to Croker V – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E41

As Mayo’s All-Ireland semi-final with Tipperary on Sunday draws ever nearer, the Mayo News football podcast is back with another episode in ‘The Road to Croker’ series. In this episode we welcome back to the podcast former Mayo star and RTÉ pundit Kevin McStay. Host Rob Murphy catches up with Kevin to discuss Sunday’s semi-final in detail, focusing on why […]

2020, meet 1920 … and 1922

It’s funny the way things go. Earlier this year, when the Covid-19 pandemic had wiped all live sporting activity, as well as so much more besides, from the map, I went scrabbling for the record books to see if I could find a comparable year, one in which the Championship hadn’t been contested. I had to go back all the […]

The Road to Croker IV – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E40

There are six days to go now until Mayo’s All-Ireland semi-final meeting with Tipperary and on ‘The Road to Croker’ series of the Mayo News football podcast the build-up to the big match on Sunday continues apace.  In this podcast episode co-hosts Rob Murphy and I focus on Tipperary, both in terms of their recent League and Championship form and […]

Thoughts about Tipperary

We’re a week out now from the All-Ireland semi-final so I guess it’s time to start thinking about Tipperary, focusing on how they’ve been getting on of late, our meetings with them and all that. While the wider world may, in the context of the Premier County’s fairytale Munster title success last weekend, view our meeting with them next Sunday […]

The Road to Croker III – Mayo News Football Podcast 2020 E39

‘The road to Croker’ series is running here on the Mayo News football podcast as the build-up continues ahead of Mayo’s clash with Tipperary at GAA HQ in the All-Ireland semi-final on Sunday week.  In this latest episode in the series, host Rob Murphy chats with Mayo News duo Edwin McGreal and Ger Flanagan as well as with podcast regular […]

The road to Croker II – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E38

‘The road to Croker’ series on the Mayo News football podcast aims to set the scene ahead of Mayo’s appearance at GAA HQ on Sunday week when they take on Munster champions Tipperary in the All-Ireland semi-final. In this second episode in the series, we’re looking back, both on last weekend’s action and on the tragic events that took place […]

Down to the final four

Well, here we are. The Covid-era rapid-fire Championship of 2020 is down to the final four and we’re still standing. An odd quartet we certainly make, even if, from a historical standpoint, this year’s All-Ireland semi-final pairings are nothing if not apposite. I think it’s fair to say, though, that even a few short weeks ago nobody would have predicted […]