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Mayo Football Podcast bonus column: Kicking over the embers of another season

In my latest column for club members on Patreon, I look at the constructive debate that’s been underway here on the blog ever since our penalty shoot-out loss to Derry the weekend before last and the major themes that are starting to emerge from these discussions. This bonus column is now online and is available to our club members on […]

Mayo Football Podcast episode: More questions than answers

As the championship moves on without Mayo, John, Rob and Stephen Drake sit down to catch up. The lads reflect on how Galway managed to succeed where Mayo failed in terms of beating Dublin, and look at the Tribesmen’s chances of beating Donegal. They also chat about Mayo’s overly cautious approach this year and what needs to change for 2025. […]

Mayo Football Podcast bonus column: Mayo weren’t good enough for long enough

In his latest Mayo Football Podcast column for club members on Patreon, Colm Boyle looks back on last weekend’s penalty shoot-out defeat to Derry and points to how and where the game – and, with it, Mayo’s involvement in this year’s Championship – was lost. This bonus column is now online and is available to our club members on Patreon […]

Mayo Football Podcast episode: A second look at the Derry defeat

With the dust settling on Mayo’s championship exit, we go back for a second look at how the year ended at the hands of Derry.  Mike is joined by Billy Joe Padden and Colm Keys of the Irish Independent to reflect on the match itself, the way the game played out, and how Mayo went about trying to get the […]

Mayo Football Podcast episode: Final Whistle – Mayo minors lose out to Armagh

Mayo’s championship campaign at minor level came to an end this evening at Pearse Park in Longford, where they were beaten by 0-16 to 1-6 by Armagh in the All-Ireland semi-final.  Rob and John were at the game and they chat about where the contest was won and lost. Rob also gets post-match reaction from Mayo joint manager David Heaney.  […]

Minors well beaten by slick Armagh

The county’s U17s have followed the Seniors out of the Championship this weekend. They were well beaten this evening by a fast-moving and slick Armagh team, losing out at a sun-washed Pearse Park in Longford by 0-16 to 1-6. We got the dream start in this game. From our first attack inside the opening minute Andrew Quinn wriggled clear, bore […]

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 […]