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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 […]

A gawk at Galway

We’re now just a week out from the Galway game so it’s definitely time to turn the beams in the direction of this one. Just seven days on from Easter Sunday, our meeting with Galway in the quarter-final of the Conancht SFC is a pivotal Championship encounter for both of us. With the back door restored this year, defeat isn’t […]

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. […]

Chris Barrett checks out

On the same day that he was named as an All-Star nominee for the fifth time, Chris Barrett today announced his retirement as an inter-county player. He’s the fifth Mayo player to do so since the start of the year and the official announcement from Mayo GAA is here. Chris Barrett was another one of the famed Class of 2006, […]

Séamie O’Shea sails away

There was more unsettling news for Mayo supporters this morning as, for the fourth day in a row, a significant player for the county over the last decade has called time on his inter-county career. Today, it’s Seamus O’Shea who has announced that his time is up. Like the other lads who have done likewise this week, Séamie’s announcement isn’t […]

Donie calls it a day

Donal Vaughan said today it was “with a heavy heart” that he was announcing his retirement from inter-county football at the age of 32. It’s a sentiment that many Mayo supporters will share, as another member of the consistently competitive team James Horan fashioned in his first tenure as Mayo manager calls time on his inter-county career. Having represented the […]

Checking out the Rossies

So, regardless of what has happened on the other side of the provincial draw, on Sunday we’re back in Championship action once again. This time we’re up against defending Connacht champions Roscommon with the match taking place at Dr Hyde Park. Throw-in on Sunday is 1.30pm and the game is being broadcast live on RTE2. Meath’s David Gough will ref […]

End of year special – Mayo News football podcast 2019 E50

It’s been a long year of Mayo GAA action – we’ve had club and county, underage and senior, ladies and lads, League and Championship. There’s been plenty of chat about all of these and more on the Mayo News football podcast over the the last twelve months and now, on New Year’s Eve, we’re signing off on 2019 with our […]