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It’s Kerry in Killarney next for us

Today’s two dreadful provincial deciders answered a few questions and offered a few hints about how the summer might pan out. From our perspective, the main point of clarification was that Kerry’s facile Munster SFC final win over Clare confirms their place as the top-seeded team in Group 1. This means our opening match in the new All-Ireland group stage […]

Ladies land deserved Connacht title

Coming in to today’s LGFA Connacht final, it would have been easy to write off Mayo’s chances. The county hadn’t tasted provincial success since 2016 and in this year’s NFL Division 1 campaign Michael Moyles’ team had narrowly avoided relegation while today’s opponents Galway had contested the final. Despite how the team had fared in terms of League results, however, […]

Super Sligo march on to U20 final

This is a big weekend for Sligo’s footballers but, after this evening’s enthralling U20 All-Ireland semi-final win for the county over Kerry, it’s already guaranteed to be a great one. Tomorrow’s Nestor Cup decider is, of course, important for the Yeats County but a first-ever Championship win over Kerry, guaranteeing Sligo only their second ever appearance in an All-Ireland final, […]

Team named for LGFA Connacht final

We’ve named our starting fifteen for tomorrow’s LGFA Connacht SFC final against Galway. Here it is: Mayo (LGFA Connacht SFC final v Galway, 7/5/2023): Laura Brennan (Hollymount); Éilis Ronayne (Davitts), Róisín Flynn (Knockmore), Danielle Caldwell (Castlebar Mitchels); Ciara Needham (Louisburgh), Fiona McHale (Carnacon), Kathryn Sullivan (Castlebar Mitchels, captain); Aoife Geraghty (Westport), Sinéad Cafferky (Kilmovee Shamrocks); Sarah Mulvihil (Knockmore), Sinéad Walsh […]

Minors quell lively Leitrim to book semi-final slot

It was a gloriously sunny evening at Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon, perfect conditions for this Connacht MFC Round 4 meeting of Mayo and Leitrim. After a well-contested match our lads prevailed over a lively Leitrim outfit on a scoreline of 1-17 to 1-13, a win that guarantees us a semi-final slot where we’ll meet up again with Roscommon. Leitrim […]

This weekend’s matches

It’s Wednesday night already, with another weekend barrelling in our direction. While it’s still a few weeks before the Senior team are back in action, there are a few games on this coming weekend involving Mayo teams that are worth shining a light on. Taking them in the order they’re set to be played, the first one occurs on Friday […]

Minors edged out in entertaining encounter

On a sunwashed late spring evening at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park, the U17s of Mayo and Galway served up a cracking contest in this year’s Connacht MFC. Both sides enjoyed periods of dominance in tonight’s game and coming down the home stretch a draw looked perhaps the likeliest outcome. In the end, however, Galway snatched victory with an injury time […]

Minors and hurlers in action this weekend

With another weekend starting to appear over the horizon, it’s time to set out details of the matches involving the county that are taking place. This coming weekend there are two such games, involving the Minors and the hurlers. The Minor game is a tasty one. The lads are taking on Galway in Round 3 of the Connacht MFC, having […]

The weekend’s football action

The provincial skirmishes in this year’s all-changed-changed-utterly Championship continued this weekend, clarifying a few things in the process. This year’s likely Connacht champions for starters. Plus the moribund nature of the Leinster and Munster Championships. There was a there-but-for-the-grace-of-God moment, with Colm O’Rourke’s Meath, who have consistently punched below their weight for a generation at this stage, finding themselves in […]

This week on the podcast – Mayo Football Podcast 2023 E11

In this weekly episode of the Mayo Football Podcast, we showcase segments of the audio that our club members on Patreon will already have heard in full. Rob Murphy and I review this week’s audio excerpts, featuring the voices of Mayo Minor manager Seán Deane, who reflects on his team’s win over Roscommon last Friday evening, as well as podcast […]