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Mayo Football Podcast episode: A few Tralee takeaways

Billy Joe Padden and Edwin McGreal join Rob to take a closer look at the stories behind Saturday’s final scoreline. Everything from some of the key stats from Mayo’s first defeat of the campaign to the team’s patterns of play are discussed. The lads chat also give their takes on why Mayo are struggling to create goal chances and what […]

Sunday match reports

I’m still in Tralee but will be hitting the road soon after I’m done here. While out for a morning walk around the town earlier on I came on evidence of the flags that people had mentioned here on the blog, which were put up to mark last night’s game. They’re in the photo above and very nice they look […]

Mayo Football Podcast episode: Final Whistle – Kerry edge Mayo

A last gasp David Clifford point snatched the points for Kerry against 14-man Mayo on Saturday evening. Mayo only led for a minute at the start but, despite having Sam Callinan sent off, they fought back from three points down in the closing stages to level the tie going into injury time only to lose it on the last kick […]

Kerry 0-16 Mayo 0-15: we almost got something from this one

When Sam Callinan was harshly shown the line with a bit over ten minutes to go, it looked as if Kerry would go on and win this game with a bit of comfort. They pushed three clear soon after and that appeared to be that. In the closing minutes of a rather strange game, however, our fourteen men fought back […]

Mayo Football Podcast episode: Final Whistle – Mayo ladies draw with Kerry

Mayo claimed a dramatic draw in this afternoon’s LGFA NFL Division One Round 4 clash with Kerry at Fitzgerald Stadium. Twice they battled back from three points in arrears in a low-scoring contest, with late points from Sinéad Walsh and Maria Cannon giving the Westerners a deserved share of the spoils.  After the game Rob chatted with Cormac Reape, former […]

Ladies secure morale-boosting draw

Playing away from home this afternoon against high-flying Kerry in Round 4 of the LGFA NFL Division One, the Mayo ladies weren’t given too much of a chance of coming away from Fitzgerald Stadium with any tangible reward. They confounded the odds, however, by claiming an 0-8 apiece draw and earn a precious League point, one that might prove vital […]

Game day – are we travelling more in hope than in confidence for this one?

It’s Austin Stack Park under the lights for us tonight. Our NFL Division One Round 3 meeting with Kerry throws in at the Tralee venue at 7.30pm where Denis O’Mahoney of Tipperary is the ref. The game is live on RTÉ2 and the RTÉ Player and Midwest have live radio commentary as well. The pre-match polls here on the blog […]

Mayo Football Podcast episode: Here Comes the Weekend – Boyler previews Kerry v Mayo

Round 3 of the National League sees Mayo make the trip to Tralee on Saturday evening. Colm Boyle joins Mike to set the scene and look ahead to the latest renewal of this keen rivalry. The lads chat about away games and going on the road with Mayo, Kevin McStay’s team selection, what playing Kerry is really like and how […]

LGFA team to play Kerry named

We’ve named our team to play Kerry in Saturday’s LGFA NFL Division One Round 4 match, which throws in at Fitzgerald Stadium in Killarney at 2.30pm. Here’s the team we’ve named: Mayo (LGFA NFL Division One v Kerry 17/2/2024): Laura Brennan (Hollymount); Alana Fitzpatrick (Claremorris), Nicola O’Malley (Westport), Saoirse Lally (Westport, captain); Kathryn Sullivan (Castlebar Mitchels), Danielle Caldwell (Castlebar Mitchels), […]

Mayo Football Podcast bonus column: Forward planning can define this season

This week’s Mayo Football Podcast bonus column for club members on Patreon focuses on the options facing Kevin McStay and his management team where it comes to Mayo’s forward options this year. Edwin McGreal looks at how things are shaping up so far in the forward department and he discusses the players who may have key roles to play up […]