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Mayo manager update with Colm Keys – Mayo News football podcast 2022 E28

With Kerry and Galway set to contest this year’s All-Ireland final, for Mayo it’s a place on the sidelines as one of the two counties to beat them in this year’s Championship is set to claim the Sam Maguire later this month.  In this episode of the Mayo News Football Podcast Rob Murphy is joined by Mike Finnerty and by Colm Keys […]

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); […]