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Tomorrow’s matches

There are three matches of interest tomorrow, all of great importance in different ways. Let’s start with the one in which there’s an All-Ireland title on offer. This is the LGFA U14 Platinum All-Ireland final, in which Mayo are up against Cork. The game throws in at Nenagh tomorrow afternoon at 3.30pm. The last time the county won this title […]

Kerry review plus James Horan steps away – Mayo News Football Podcast 2022 E26

It proved the end of the road for Mayo in more ways than one at Croke Park on Sunday. James Horan’s team were well in it for long stretches against Kerry in the All-Ireland quarter-final but they fell away to lose by eight at the finish. In the wake of this defeat, James Horan announced he was stepping away from […]

Thanks for the memories, James

James Horan’s decision to bring the curtain down on an eight-year spell – spread evenly over two four-year tenures – as Mayo manager comes hot on the heels of yesterday’s All-Ireland quarter-final loss to Kerry. That defeat had all the hallmarks of the ending of an era about it and with this afternoon’s announcement, those sentiments have crystallised into hard […]

Injury situation remains far from clear

James Horan’s very welcome press event earlier on today was, by the sounds of it, a guarded enough affair. What the manager had to say was, perhaps understandably, vague enough, including where it came to player availability and injuries. He’ll surely have liked the coverage he got, though, on the topic, with the line that only Michael Plunkett is definitely […]

Injury toll this year beggars belief

We’ve had more than our fair share of bad luck with player injuries over the years, in particular inside the last decade. This year, however, the extent to which we’ve been hit with injuries is truly off the scale, so much so that it feels less like outsized misfortunate and more like an outright curse. I can’t think of another […]

Seven changes for Saturday

We named our match day panel earlier this afternoon for the game against Dublin at Croke Park on Saturday evening (throw-in 7.30pm). The starting team and subs are as follows: Mayo (NFL Division One v Dublin 19/2/2022): Rob Hennelly (Breaffy); Lee Keegan (Westport), Rory Brickenden (Westport), Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber); Oisín Mullin (Kilmaine), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore, captain), Donnacha McHugh (Castlebar Mitchels); […]

Positive injury news a welcome boost

Our mounting injury list of late – capped last week by the season-ending cruciate injury picked up by Tommy Conroy on Sigerson duty for NUIG – has been a growing concern for us in these early weeks of the new inter-county season. James Horan’s upbeat news on player availability ahead of the Dublin game comes, then, as a major relief. […]

Update from James ahead of League start

There was a press event involving James Horan for the local media last night and Mike Finnerty has a piece on the Mayo News website today (here) about what the Mayo manager had to say at it. Of particular interest to supporters will be the news about player availability for the Donegal game on Sunday. On that, James had an […]