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Ladies lose to Dublin

Both Mayo and Dublin were already safely through to this year’s LGFA All-Ireland quarter-finals ahead of their final round group meeting at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise this evening. At stake in this game, though, was victory in Group A, with the winners handed a less taxing assignment in the quarters in two weeks time. Three points in arrears at half-time, […]

Mighty Minors are into the final

Semi-finals are, as the saying goes, for winning. And that’s what Mayo’s Minors did today at O’Connor Park in Tullamore, as they got the better of Kerry by 1-8 to 0-9 in the All-Ireland MFC semi-final. It was an extremely nervy encounter, which was understandable given all that was at stakes for both sets of young players. This meant loads […]

Team named to play Kerry + Minor and LGFA team news

We’ve just named our team for Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final against Kerry. Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC quarter-final v Kerry, 26/6/2022): Rob Hennelly (Breaffy); Lee Keegan (Westport), Oisín Mullin (Kilmaine), Enda Hession (Garrymore); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Stephen Coen (Hollymoint/Carramore, captain), Eoghan McLaughlin (Westport); Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Matthew Ruane (Breaffy); Jordan Flynn (Crossmolina Deel Rovers), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber), Conor Loftus […]

The weekend’s matches

Yet another football weekend is careering in our direction, another one in which Mayo has plenty of skin in the game. More than most weekends, in fact. I always used to love All-Ireland quarter-final weekend and I often pitched up at Croke Park both days to see the two sets of double-headers being contested by the final eight in the […]

Kerry preview with Kevin McStay and Tony Leen – Mayo News Football Podcast 2022 E25

The Championship shifts pace this coming weekend as the All-Ireland quarter-finals are set to be contested. On Sunday, at what’s expected to be close to a full attendance at Croke Park, Mayo face the toughest of assignments as they take on Sam Maguire favourites Kerry, the team that beat them so comprehensively in this year’s National League decider in early […]

Podcast content for the weekend

It’s a big football weekend for the county, with All-Ireland Championship meetings with Kerry at both Minor and Senior levels. There’ll be plenty about both games here on the blog, of course, and over at the podcast there’ll be loads of audio content too, about which I want to give you a quick heads-up. Those of you who have signed […]

Not long till Kingdom comes

I recently proposed to my long-term girlfriend and long-suffering Galway GAA fanatic (2017 aside). Unlike Mayo of the last decade, she didn’t leave me sweating and with my heart in my mouth and said yes after repeating thrice “you’re messing…is this serious?” No, I’m just on one knee for the good of my health.  You would think that that moment […]

Ladies into quarter-finals after Cavan scare

Early in the second half of today’s entertaining LGFA Senior Championship group match between Mayo and Cavan at Pearse Park in Longford, everything seemed to be going in the right way from our point of view. We led by eight points at that stage and looked well on course to seal the win that would guarantee the team’s place in […]

Contemplating Kerry … again

Monday morning’s All-Ireland quarter-final draw saw us paired with Kerry on what is undoubtedly the tougher side of the Championship’s last eight. The winners will almost certainly be facing Dublin in the semi-final for the right to meet one of Armagh, Clare, Derry or Galway in the Sam Maguire decider next month. For us, this is the toughest of roads, […]