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Game day – another new beginning

After seven months waiting, we have at last a Mayo match to look forward to later on today. MacHale Park is the venue for our opening round game in Division One of this year’s National League, Galway provide the opposition and Cavan’s Joe McQuillan is the ref. Throw-in under the lights is 7.30pm and the match is being shown live […]

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 […]

Tickets for FBD match against Galway go on sale tomorrow

The news about Lee’s retirement has blown all other stories off the pages but it’s worth drawing everyone’s attention to the announcement by Connacht GAA (here) that tickets for Saturday evening’s FBD semi-final against Galway in the Dome (throw-in 5.30pm) will go on sale online tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1pm. There will be a limit of four tickets per purchase and […]

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 […]

Tickets for Sligo challenge match now on sale

Tickets for the New Year Senior football challenge match against Sligo – to be played at James Stephens Park, Ballina on 2nd January (throw-in 1pm) – are now on sale. The link to purchase tickets online is here. As already announced, this is a fundraiser for Mindspace Mayo, with the aim of shining a light on mental health issues. A […]