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The road ahead for us this summer

So our Connacht Championship campaign is over and, on our return to MacHale Park, our execrable home record remains unchanged. What, then, does the rest of the summer hold for us? The first observation is that we are, of course, now back in knockout territory in this year’s Championship. In light of how we tend to perform – or at […]

Camogie, LGFA fixtures this weekend

The big match down in Tralee on Saturday evening isn’t the only Mayo game on this weekend. In fact, there here are two camogie matches involving the county being contested over the coming weekend, as well as an LGFA one. Starting with camogie, the Juniors are in League action against Wicklow where they’ll be aiming for two wins from two […]

Championship structure: red or green?

It’s rather apposite, on the shortest day of the year, to be considering the topic of the GAA’s football Championship structure, given that the business end of the action will be taking place in high summer, when the bright evenings stretch on for hours on end. New plans for changing the structure of the football Championship are afoot. The fresh […]

Bad draw for both ourselves and Galway

The 2022 Connacht Championship draw that was made a short while ago today certainly didn’t do ourselves or Galway any favours. We’ve been drawn against each other at the quarter-final stage, with the winners then facing Leitrim or London in the semis. On the other side of the draw, meanwhile, Roscommon have to all intents and purposes been handed a […]

Provincial Championship draws on tomorrow

The contours of next year’s inter-county season will take further shape tomorrow, as the provincial Championship draws are set to take place then. Unlike the pre-Covid era, it’ll be a low-key event broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1’s Saturday Sport show where the draws will take place just after 3pm. With the defeat of the reform proposals for inter-county competition structures […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kerry/Tyrone preview, from a Mayo angle – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E22

With the extremely long lead-in to this year’s All-Ireland final, Mayo have the luxury of getting a close-up view of the delayed semi-final between Kerry and Tyrone, the winners of which will meet James Horan’s team in the Sam Maguire decider on 11th September.  In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast, we preview Saturday’s game, from a Mayo […]

Minor camogie team into final

The men’s footballers aren’t the only Mayo team looking forward to contesting an All-Ireland final this year. That’s because yesterday the county’s Minor camogie team overcame Wicklow in the All-Ireland C semi-final and now face Cavan in the decider. Yesterday’s semi-final against the Garden County was a cracking contest, one that went to extra-time. In the end, the Mayo team […]