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The weekend’s matches

It’s already time to look ahead to the matches involving the county this weekend. There’s underage football for the lads, U16 camogie, hurling and, in women’s football, a Connacht final to look forward to. The Minors get the weekend’s action underway on Friday evening when they travel to Sligo for a Connacht MFC Round 5 meeting at Markievicz Park. Throw-in […]

Down review and Westmeath preview – Mayo News football podcast 2021 E4

Mayo made a very positive start to the inter-county year last weekend as they proved far too strong for Down in their opening round meeting in Division Two North of the Allianz Football League. This coming weekend James Horan and his team hit the road for the first time in this campaign, travelling to Mullingar to take on Westmeath at […]

Sunday match reports

Mayo were out of the traps rapidly yesterday but I’m afraid I’m a bit slower off the mark today myself. By the looks of it, I’ve still some dirty diesel to blow off or maybe it’s the after-effects of the Covid jab I was happy to get the other day. Excuses, excuses. There’s media coverage from yesterday’s action to be […]

Mayo 2-21 Down 1-11 – dominant opening round display

If momentum truly is an important factor in this year’s condensed inter-county season, then the early evidence from Mayo is already looking positive. Once we got on top of this National League opener at a rain-soaked MacHale Park today we fairly showed Down a clean pair of heels and we won pulling up well before the finish. We were never […]

Team to play Down named

We’ve just named the team for our first competitive outing of the year. Here it is: Mayo (NFL Division Two North v Down): Robbie Hennelly (Breaffy); Enda Hession (Garrymore), Oisin Mullin (Kilmaine), Lee Keegan (Westport); Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Rory Brickenden (Westport); Matthew Ruane (Breaffy), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); Fionn McDonagh (Westport), Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Jordan Flynn (Crossmolina […]

The day before

The time is now ticking down rapidly ahead of the footballers’ first competitive outing of 2021. In fact we’re now less than 24 hours out from the big throw-in. To complicate matters, there are three separate Mayo matches that are worth keeping track of tomorrow. The footballers’ NFL Division Two North clash with Down at MacHale Park at 2pm we […]

The Download

The imminent start of the football action has really caught me unawares. Here we are at Thursday evening already, with the match taking place on Saturday, and I haven’t yet done the usual pre-match piece checking in on the opposition. It’s definitely time to get to it. So it’s the Mourne County we play in our opening round National League […]