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The Breffni brief

We’re back in Championship action this coming weekend as the All-Ireland SFC Group Stage gets underway. Our Round 1 match in Group 2 is against Cavan on Saturday evening at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park, where throw-in is 5pm, with Meath’s David Coldrick reffing it. For the first time in a long while for a Championship match involving us, there’s no […]

Ryan O’Donoghue is our Player of the League

Right, with our Connacht Championship opener against New York now fast approaching, it’s time to bring the shutters down on the poll for our Player of this year’s National League. The vote was a closely-fought one, between Ryan O’Donoghue, our leading scorer in the campaign, and Fergal Boland, who notched most scores from play over the course of the seven […]

Mayo Football Podcast episode: Looking at the League overall

Mayo’s National League campaign came to a conclusion up in Clones last weekend. But what are we to make of their seven games overall, in terms of performances and pointers for the championship? Colm Boyle joined Mike and Rob to chat about a league campaign that raised plenty of questions and provided a few answers too. The lads talked about […]

Who was our Player of the League for 2024?

With today’s formal launch at Bekan of the Connacht Championship and with our trip to the Big Apple for our provincial quarter-final against New York at Gaelic Park coming up next week, our National League campaign of 2024 is already disappearing rapidly in the rearview mirror. Before it’s gone altogether, though, there’s one bit of business to conclude here on […]

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 […]

McLaughlin double downs the Deise

Like the men, the county’s women footballers today ended their National League campaign with a win. Liam McHale’s charges closed out what was an encouraging set of Division One matches this afternoon with a 2-9 to 2-6 win over Waterford at James Stephens Park. Key to today’s victory came in the form of two Fionnuala McLaughlin goals. The first was […]

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 […]