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Brendan Harrison announces his retirement

It was announced a few hours ago that Brendan Harrison has retired from inter-county football. The official announcement on this from Mayo GAA is here. A stylish defender who was an integral part of the Mayo team that came so agonisingly close to All-Ireland glory against a Dublin team at the peak of their powers in 2016 and again in […]

How Mayo lost an All-Ireland in the boardroom and when the Green above the Red first appeared 

The widely-acclaimed book, On This Day In Mayo, by Máirtín Ó Maicín will be launched in Dublin this Wednesday, November 22, at 7pm. Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny will launch the book at the Croke Park Hotel in Drumcondra in what is expected to be a big gathering for the Mayos in Dublin.  All are welcome to attend. To give a […]

‘Mayo – a Biography in Nine Lives’ book launch on tomorrow evening

It’s the time of year for GAA-related book launches and later this week comes one with a strong Mayo theme. Ballinrobe native Declan Varley’s ‘Mayo – a Biography in Nine Lives’ will be launched tomorrow evening (Thursday) in Castlebar as part of the Wild Atlantic Words Literary Festival.  The launch will take place from 7-8pm in the Festival Dome at […]


I’ve been fairly inactive here the last while for the simple reason that I was away on holidays. I did pack the laptop alright but it wasn’t opened much over the last two weeks, what with all that switching off and tuning out that needed to be done. Our return from the sun late last night appears to have coincided […]

Kevin McLoughlin calls it a day

It was announced earlier today that Kevin McLoughlin has decided to retire from the inter-county scene. The official statement from Mayo GAA confirming this is here. Kevin McLoughlin’s career as a Mayo player spanned a full fifteen seasons. He made his debut in a National League match against Westmeath in March 2009 – a game played at Charlestown, as the […]

Last week on the podcast – Mayo Football Podcast 2023 E22

We had three Mayo Football Podcast shows last week and in this review episode Rob Murphy and I review extracts from these pods, focusing on Jason Doherty’s inter-county retirement and the start of the club Championships. Following Jason Doherty’s announcement that his days as an inter-county player were over, he sat down for an in-depth interview with Mike Finnerty. We hear […]