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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 […]

Monday match reports

You know that scene at the end of the first Indiana Jones film where they crate up whatever it is they’re crating up and deposit it somewhere in the midst of loads of other crates in an enormous military hanger, never to be seen again? That’s what we have to do now with everything related to yesterday’s National League final […]

Mayo 0-14 Galway 0-11: strong finish seals 13th League title

We’re the National League champions once again. Our three-point win over Galway at Croke Park this afternoon saw us claim NFL honours for the second time in five seasons and for the thirteenth time in all. It was a deserved win too in what was in large part a rather muted contest, in which both sides tended to pull their […]

Game day – a final worth winning

We’re back at Croke Park this afternoon – for the first time since last June’s All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Kerry – and we’re back competing for a national title. Galway provide the opposition in this afternoon’s National League Division One final and Kildare’s Brendan Cawley is the ref for a game that throws in at HQ at 4pm today and […]

Live podcast recording was good fun

The Mayo Football Podcast live recording we did last night in the convivial surrounding’s of Solan’s bar in Ballaghaderreen was good fun. We’ve been meaning for some time to dip our toes in this particular water – that memorable live event we held in the Oxford Arms over in London back in 2017 feels like a very long time ago […]

Team to play Galway named

We’ve just named our team to play Galway in Sunday’s National League Division One decider at Croke Park (throw-in 4pm). Here it is: Mayo (NFL Division One final v Galway, 2/3/2023): Colm Reape (Knockmore); Jack Coyne (Ballyhaunis), David McBrien (Ballghaderreen), Sam Callinan (Ballina Stephenites); Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore), Conor Loftus (Crossmolina Deel Rovers), Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels, captain); Matthew Ruane (Breaffy), […]

Glancing at Galway

We’ve already played Galway twice this year. First it was the pre-season FBD kickabout in the Dome in mid-January, followed by the more serious National League Round 1 meeting at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park at the end of that month. On Sunday, at Croke Park we lock horns with them once again as we compete for the National League’s Division […]