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Ring Cup clash with Derry fixed for MacHale Park

Mayo GAA confirmed earlier on today that next Saturday’s crunch Christy Ring Cup clash with Derry next Saturday will be played at MacHale Park. The official announcement on this is here. In that announcement, Saturday’s game – which throws in at Castlebar at 1pm – has been styled as a Ring Cup semi-final. In competition terms that’s not strictly speaking […]

Hurlers should be allowed to play at MacHale Park

A bit of an unseemly row has erupted between Mayo GAA and its Hurling Board over the hurlers’ access to MacHale Park. They’re due to play a Round 4 Christy Ring Cup match against neighbours Sligo next Saturday, a match fixed for James Stephens Park in Ballina. The Hurling Board requested that this tie and their subsequent clash with Derry […]

Mayo 0-16 Galway 1-14: late surge masks flat display as visitors edge it

Well, the new pitch looked bloody gorgeous. Setting eyes on the carpet-like playing surface for the first time today, the one thought that came into my mind was that we needed to put on a display to grace the new underfoot conditions. What we got, sadly, was a performance several levels below this. I argued on the Final Whistle podcast […]

Game day – it’s a high stakes homecoming

It’s here – the day that’s been pencilled in so many diaries for the last number of months, the match everyone said was the real focus when both ourselves and Galway were playing our final few respective League matches, the game that could make or break either of us this year. Yes, it’s here and it’s happening today. Unlike our […]

Galway preview – Mayo News Football Podcast 2022 E16

We’re now just days away from the Connacht Championship meeting between Mayo and Galway and in this episode of the Mayo News Football Podcast we preview the big game on Sunday at MacHale Park. Joining Rob Murphy in looking ahead to the match are ex-Mayo player and RTÉ analyst Kevin McStay and ex-Galway player and Galway Bay FM analyst Barry […]

This week’s matches

It’s another busy week of Mayo matches, with five Championship games in all taking place across three codes between now and Sunday. The action starts tomorrow and in the first match there’s significant silverware on offer. This is the Connacht U20 final against Sligo which throws in at Markievicz Park at 6pm. The match is being streamed live by TG4 […]

Scene set for the week ahead – Mayo News Football Podcast 2022 E15

A big week lies ahead for Mayo GAA, with Championship matches involving the county taking place over the coming days at Senior, Under 20 and Minor (U17) levels. In this episode of the Mayo News Football Podcast, Mike Finnerty, Rob Murphy and I set the scene for what’s going to be a busy week on and off the field. We […]

A gawk at Galway

We’re now just a week out from the Galway game so it’s definitely time to turn the beams in the direction of this one. Just seven days on from Easter Sunday, our meeting with Galway in the quarter-final of the Conancht SFC is a pivotal Championship encounter for both of us. With the back door restored this year, defeat isn’t […]

Launch of Laochra Mhaigh Eo Heroes Wall next Saturday

The Laochra Mhaigh Eo fundraising initiative, which helped to raise funds required to undertake the pitch redevelopment works at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park, reaches its conclusion next weekend. The pitch redevelopment is now complete and the first inter-county game to be played at MacHale Park on the new surface is the big Connacht Championship match between Mayo and Galway on […]

Tickets now on sale for the Galway game

It was announced earlier on this afternoon that tickets have now gone on sale for the Galway game on 24th April. Like all matches nowadays, it’s a ticket-only game with all tickets having to be bought in advance. Tickets for the game are available to purchase online here. Season ticket holders should also have got an email today, providing details […]