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Sunday match reports

Do I have to do this – really? On mornings like this one, I do wonder what’s the point. Habit, I guess. So, then, here goes – here’s the grisly online coverage of our penalty shootout Championship exit last night. Locals: Mayo News, Connaught Telegraph, Western People, Derry Journal, Derry Now. Nationals: Irish Examiner, Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Mirror, […]

Mayo Football Podcast episode: Final Whistle – Mayo pay the ultimate penalty

There was no fairytale ending to Saturday evening’s All-Ireland SFC preliminary quarter-final for Mayo. A penalty shoot-out defeat to Derry in Castlebar means that their interest in this year’s championship is over.  Rob and John are joined by Colm Boyle and Ed McGreal in the moments after the final whistle, while we also hear from a disappointed Kevin McStay.  This […]

Game day – it’s all on the line in this one

Jeopardy returns with a vengeance in the Championship today, not just for us but for all counties contesting All-Ireland preliminary quarter-final ties. Our do-or-die clash is against League champions Derry and the match throws in at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park at 6.30pm this evening. Brendan Cawley of Kildare is the ref and the match is being streamed live on GAA […]

Mayo Football Podcast episode: Here Comes the Weekend – Boyler on Mayo v Derry

The first knock-out weekend of the championship sees Mayo welcome Derry to Castlebar. Colm Boyle joins Rob on our Here Comes The Weekend show to look at the starting teams that have been announced and to assess the likely match-ups and scenarios that could play out on Saturday evening.  The lads also chat about what people will be looking for from […]

The weekend’s games

While team news for the Derry game is awaited, here’s what you need to know about the two knockout Championship matches – both against Ulster opposition – in which the county is involved this weekend. Tomorrow evening it’s the All-Ireland SFC preliminary quarter-final against Derry. This game throws in at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park at 6.30pm and it’s live on […]

Mayo Football Podcast bonus column: McStay’s way can work against Derry

In our latest Patreon column for club members, Edwin McGreal provides his thoughts on last Sunday’s dramatic draw with Dublin and looks ahead to the county’s do-or-die clash against Derry facing Kevin McStay’s charges in Castlebar on Saturday evening. This bonus column is now online and is available to our club members on Patreon – it’s HERE. To get access to […]

Mayo Football Podcast free episode: There’s plenty to talk about

John, Mike and Rob meet up for a quick chat about a big week for the Mayo senior team. The lads look back at last Sunday’s draw with Dublin and look ahead to next Saturday’s All-Ireland prelim quarter-final against Derry in Castlebar.  Plus, they shoot the breeze about some of the talking points that have cropped up in recent days and […]

Mayo Football Podcast episode: Are Mayo back? Had they gone away?

Between reflecting on the Dublin game and looking ahead to the Derry match, there’s plenty to talk about for Mayo supporters this week. Mike is joined by Billy Joe Padden and Colm Keys of the Irish Independent to look back on some of the talking points from Dr Hyde Park on Sunday and to cast an eye over the prospect […]

Monday match reports

Well, I picked a good one to miss, didn’t I? I saw most of yesterday’s pulsating Championship encounter with Dublin on TV – by the look of the sea of blue in the shots of the crowd, I was far from the only Mayo supporter following the action in that way – but this contest was surely one best experienced, […]

Mayo Football Podcast episode: Final Whistle – Mayo draw with Dubs

It looked Mayo were set to snatch a surprise win against the All-Ireland champions, but Dublin came back from the brink to earn a draw the denied Mayo top spot in the group.  Rob, Colm Boyle and Ed McGreal react to a dramatic day at Dr Hyde Park while Mike catches up with Kevin McStay and Tommy Conroy. This new […]