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Derry date

After the weekend off, we’re back in National League action this coming Bank Holiday weekend, playing the first of our two remaining games (at least we hope it’s only two we’ve left to play) in this year’s Division One campaign. It’s a second successive match for us at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park, where we’re aiming to win at the venue […]

Informal club for Mayo supporters in London

Patreon club member Tony got in touch the other day to ask me to spread the word about an informal club for Mayo supporters based in London, aimed at getting fans together over there to watch the county’s matches. As a former London-based exile myself, I’m very happy to oblige. The plan is to meet at the Oxford Arms in […]

Brendan Harrison announces his retirement

It was announced a few hours ago that Brendan Harrison has retired from inter-county football. The official announcement on this from Mayo GAA is here. A stylish defender who was an integral part of the Mayo team that came so agonisingly close to All-Ireland glory against a Dublin team at the peak of their powers in 2016 and again in […]

Loads about Lee

There has, understandably, been a significant amount of media coverage following Lee Keegan’s retirement announcement yesterday. It’s a testament to the esteem in which Lee is held that the prevailing narrative throughout all this coverage is one that extols the leadership qualities and never-say-die attitude that made Lee such a fans’ favourite, not just among Mayo people but for followers […]

Lee announces his retirement

We’ve all been dreading this day but it’s finally arrived. Earlier this morning, Lee Keegan announced his retirement from inter-county football. The official announcement from Mayo GAA is here. In it, Lee himself makes clear the rationale for his decision. He’s got family commitments, with two small children, and so he feels unable to give the required time to inter-county […]

Another crack at the Kingdom

So, we’re at the Divisional final stage in this year’s National League and at Croke Park on Sunday we’re set to face off against Kerry for the Division One title. The match is live on TG4, throw-in is 4pm and Noel Mooney of Cavan is the ref. This pre-game piece usually takes the same form, comprising a gallop through recent […]

Andy Moran meets Billy Joe – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E45

With a long and distinguished playing career at inter-county level – capped by two All-Stars and the Footballer of the Year award in 2017 – Andy Moran was one of Mayo’s top performers in an era when the county challenged seriously for national honours year after year. Since retiring as a player, Andy has turned his attention to coaching and, […]

Boyler takes his final bow

It was only fitting that he would be the last man standing from the U21 Class of 2006. Colm Boyle, whose retirement from the inter-county ranks at the age of 35 was confirmed by Mayo GAA today, epitomised everything that was great about the Mayo team that competed consistently at the top level in Gaelic football over the past decade. […]