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EXCLUSIVE: chatting with Lee Keegan on the podcast

Lee Keegan has tonight given his first interview since he announced his retirement from inter-county football a few days ago. We’re delighted to reveal that he’s done this interview with Mike Finnerty on the Mayo Football Podcast. This new podcast episode, featuring an in-depth interview with Lee that runs to over an hour, is now online for club members on […]

Lee Keegan retires – Mayo Football Podcast 2023 E1

Lee Keegan’s retirement announcement earlier this week brings down the curtain on a glittering inter-county career. Since he made his Mayo debut in 2011, the Westport man won five All-Stars and was named Footballer of the Year in 2016. He won seven Connacht SFC medals and a National League medal as a Mayo player, earning plaudits far and wide for […]

Loads about Lee

There has, understandably, been a significant amount of media coverage following Lee Keegan’s retirement announcement yesterday. It’s a testament to the esteem in which Lee is held that the prevailing narrative throughout all this coverage is one that extols the leadership qualities and never-say-die attitude that made Lee such a fans’ favourite, not just among Mayo people but for followers […]

Lee announces his retirement

We’ve all been dreading this day but it’s finally arrived. Earlier this morning, Lee Keegan announced his retirement from inter-county football. The official announcement from Mayo GAA is here. In it, Lee himself makes clear the rationale for his decision. He’s got family commitments, with two small children, and so he feels unable to give the required time to inter-county […]

Team to face Sligo named

We’ve named our team for tomorrow’s Senior football challenge match against Sligo, the first game under the new management team headed by Kevin McStay. The match, which is being held in association with Mindspace Mayo to raise awareness about mental health issues, will be played at James Stephens Park, Ballina, where throw-in is 1pm. Here’s the starting fifteen we’ve named […]

Annual membership option now available for podcast club members with a 10% discount

We’ve now made our Mayo Football Podcast club membership available on an annual basis, so members can make a single payment to access all of our podcast content for a whole 12-month period. If you sign up for annual club membership you’ll get a 10% discount off the standard monthly fee, which means that annual membership is available for a discounted rate […]

County finals review – Mayo Football Podcast 2022 E47

The club football Championships within the county reached their conclusion last weekend. While most of the focus, understandably, goes to Westport following their breakthrough first ever Moclair Cup success, it was a big weekend too for the footballers of Ballyhaunis, Islandeady and Achill, who captured the Intermediate, Junior A and Junior B titles respectively. In this episode of the Mayo […]

Intermediate and Junior finals preview – Mayo Football Podcast 2022 E46

It’s not just possession of the Moclair Cup that’s up for grabs this weekend, as battle is set to be joined for the right to hold the Sweeney and McDonnell Cups as well. The destination of the latter two trophies is what we concentrate on in this episode of the Mayo Football Podcast, as we preview this weekend’s Intermediate and […]

Senior county final preview – Mayo Football Podcast 2022 E45

As Ballina Stephenites and Westport count down to this Sunday’s novel Mayo Senior football final, we set the scene in the first of this week’s podcasts. Host Mike Finnerty is joined on the pod by Stephen Drake and Colm Boyle to look ahead to a fascinating final between the Stephenites, who are bidding for their 37th county title, while opponents […]

Intermediate and Junior club Championships semi-final review – Mayo Football Podcast 2022 E44

As the dust settles on last weekend’s Mayo Intermediate and Junior club football Championship semi-finals, Mike Finnerty and Edwin McGreal sit down to look back at the main storylines from the big games. First up for discussion is the latest chapter in Kilmeena’s success story as they knocked out Moy Davitts to march into the Intermediate decider, twelve months after […]