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Mayo Football Podcast bonus column: Mayo weren’t good enough for long enough

In his latest Mayo Football Podcast column for club members on Patreon, Colm Boyle looks back on last weekend’s penalty shoot-out defeat to Derry and points to how and where the game – and, with it, Mayo’s involvement in this year’s Championship – was lost. This bonus column is now online and is available to our club members on Patreon […]

Mayo Football Podcast episode: A second look at the Derry defeat

With the dust settling on Mayo’s championship exit, we go back for a second look at how the year ended at the hands of Derry.  Mike is joined by Billy Joe Padden and Colm Keys of the Irish Independent to reflect on the match itself, the way the game played out, and how Mayo went about trying to get the […]

Sunday match reports

Do I have to do this – really? On mornings like this one, I do wonder what’s the point. Habit, I guess. So, then, here goes – here’s the grisly online coverage of our penalty shootout Championship exit last night. Locals: Mayo News, Connaught Telegraph, Western People, Derry Journal, Derry Now. Nationals: Irish Examiner, Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Mirror, […]

Mayo Football Podcast episode: Final Whistle – Mayo pay the ultimate penalty

There was no fairytale ending to Saturday evening’s All-Ireland SFC preliminary quarter-final for Mayo. A penalty shoot-out defeat to Derry in Castlebar means that their interest in this year’s championship is over.  Rob and John are joined by Colm Boyle and Ed McGreal in the moments after the final whistle, while we also hear from a disappointed Kevin McStay.  This […]

Mayo 1-12 Derry 0-15 (after extra-time, Derry win 4-3 on penalties): we’re out on a shoot-out

Well, this is what jeopardy looks like. After last weekend’s high octane draw with Dublin we failed to back that performance up against Derry tonight at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park. For all that, we had victory in our grasp as the final seconds of normal time ticked down but once again we let a winning position slip. We then managed […]

Game day – it’s all on the line in this one

Jeopardy returns with a vengeance in the Championship today, not just for us but for all counties contesting All-Ireland preliminary quarter-final ties. Our do-or-die clash is against League champions Derry and the match throws in at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park at 6.30pm this evening. Brendan Cawley of Kildare is the ref and the match is being streamed live on GAA […]

Mayo Football Podcast episode: Here Comes the Weekend – Boyler on Mayo v Derry

The first knock-out weekend of the championship sees Mayo welcome Derry to Castlebar. Colm Boyle joins Rob on our Here Comes The Weekend show to look at the starting teams that have been announced and to assess the likely match-ups and scenarios that could play out on Saturday evening.  The lads also chat about what people will be looking for from […]

Match day panel for Derry game named

We’ve just named our match day panel for the Derry game. Here it is: Mayo (All-Ireland SFC preliminary quarter-final v Derry, 22/6/2024): Colm Reape (Knockmore); Jack Coyne (Ballyhaunis), David McBrien (Ballaghaderreen), Donnacha McHugh (Castlebar Mitchels); Rory Brickenden (Westport), Sam Callinan (Ballina Stephenites), Eoghan McLaughlin (Westport); Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore, captain), Matthew Ruane (Breaffy); Tommy Conroy (The Neale), Darren McHale (Knockmore), Jordan […]

The weekend’s games

While team news for the Derry game is awaited, here’s what you need to know about the two knockout Championship matches – both against Ulster opposition – in which the county is involved this weekend. Tomorrow evening it’s the All-Ireland SFC preliminary quarter-final against Derry. This game throws in at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park at 6.30pm and it’s live on […]