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Results round-up

There are a few county results to report on, not including the Minor football win on Friday night that’s already been dealt with here, so let’s take a quick trot through these matches. The most appropriate place to start is with the LGFA U16s (pictured above) who claimed a back-to-back Connacht title success today when they beat Galway by 2-18 […]

The weekend’s games

We’ve Championship action coming up at Senior level for the hurlers and at Minor level in both football and camogie. Here are details of the games the county is involved in this weekend. The Connacht Minor football Championship group stage gets underway on Friday evening. Our campaign opens with a home match against Roscommon, which takes place at Hastings Insurance […]

Matthew Ruane is our MOTM from yesterday’s game

Our final MOTM poll of this year’s National League campaign is done and it has produced a decisive result. By a large margin, you’ve voted Matthew Ruane to be our MOTM from yesterday’s Round 7 clash with Monaghan at St Tiernach’s Park. Weighing in with 1-2 from play in what was a commanding midfield performance – his goal on 65 […]

Monday match reports

I’m not long back in the jurisdiction after en enjoyable few days away and so it’s only now that I’m getting to the online coverage of the two games involving the county yesterday. Better late than never, I guess. Here’s what’s online about the win over Monaghan at Clones yesterday: Locals: Mayo News, Western People, Midwest Radio, Northern Sound. Nationals: […]

Mayo Football Podcast episode: Final Whistle – Mayo just edge out Monaghan

Mayo just edged out Monaghan by a two-point margin at Clones this afternoon to finish off their National League campaign with a win. Mike was at St Tiernach’s Park to catch the reaction of Irish Independent journalist Michael Verney and post-match reaction from Mayo manager Kevin McStay. This new podcast episode is now online and is available to our club […]

Monaghan 1-14 Mayo 2-13: late burst wins it but injuries a concern

We’ve ended our National League campaign with a win, our fourth from seven starts, which places us fourth in the final Division One standings. Today’s two-point win over already relegated Monaghan wasn’t without its difficulties, however, despite the fact that the Farneymen were reduced to fourteen players well before half-time. With a much-changed team, five pre-match switches adding to the […]

Game day – nothing on the line in this one

Our National League campaign for 2024 concludes this afternoon up in Clones. Our opponents this afternoon, Monaghan, are already relegated and we’re safe both from the drop and the inconvenience of having to contest the Division One decider. That means that this match is, in essence, a dead-rubber. Neither side gains or loses anything in relation to the League from […]

Mayo Football Podcast: Here Comes the Weekend with Stephen Drake

Mayo take on Monaghan this Sunday in a dead-rubber National League match. Stephen Drake joins Rob to chat about the Mayo team that’s been announced and to assess what Kevin McStay might be able to get out of the game. The lads also look ahead to the upcoming Connacht championship trip to New York and talk about the likely ticket […]

Team named to play Monaghan

We’ve named our team to play Monaghan on Sunday. here it is: Mayo (NFL Division One v Monaghan, 24/4/2024): Rory Byrne (Castlebar Mitchels); Aaron McDonnell (Ballinrobe), Rory Brickenden (Westport), Sam Callinan (Ballina Stephenites); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), David McBrien (Ballaghaderreen), Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber); Matthew Ruane (Breaffy), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy); Darren McHale (Knockmore), Ryan O’Donoghue (Belmullet), Frank Irwin (Ballina Stephenites); Tommy […]

Musing about Monaghan

Our National League Division One campaign of 2024 concludes on Sunday at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones. Monaghan, already relegated, provide the opposition for a game that throws in at 1.45pm. Fermanagh’s Niall Cullen is the ref and, while the match won’t be shown live on TV, Midwest will have live radio commentary on it. We’ve had some right old […]