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The weekend’s fixtures

This coming weekend is a busy one for provincial club Championship matches. Here’s the list of games in which Mayo clubs are involved. In women’s football, Knockmore are contesting the LGFA Connacht SFC final. They’re up against reigning provincial and All-Ireland champions Kilkerrin-Clonberne of Galway in this decider, which will be played at the Swinford Amenity Park on Sunday. Throw-in […]

County finals weekend on the podcast – Mayo Football Podcast 2023 E26

In this episode of the Mayo Football Podcast, Rob Murphy and I review extracts from our coverage of the weekend’s county finals, which club members on Patreon have already got access to in our Final Whistle pods recorded after the Junior, Intermediate and Senior club finals at MacHale Park.   The first clip comes from Cill Chomáin’s Eoghan McGrath who was a guest […]

Stephenites prevail in stifling decider

Ballina Stephenites are, at last, back as county champions. They’ve more county titles than anyone else but before today their most recent Moclair Cup win was back in 2007. Having lost last year’s final to first-time winners Westport they went one better under the lights at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park today, edging out Breaffy in an extremely low-scoring decider that […]

Lahardane are heading back up

Lahardane MacHales are this year’s Mayo Junior football champions. They got the better of Shrule/Glencorrib by 2-10 to 0-11 in this afternoon’s Pete McDonnell Cup decider. This was an entertaining contest between two well-matched sides. So well-matched, in fact, that they went in level, at five point apiece, at half-time. While the bulk of Lahardane’s scores had come from play, […]

It’s Kilmeena’s cup

When Kilmeena lost out to Kilmaine by a single point in the county Junior final of 2020, it would have taken some imagination to predict what was going to come next for the club. They’d given everything in that Covid year Junior decider but it just wasn’t enough. After that loss they had no option but to regroup and come […]

Cracking club coverage on the podcast

It’s county final weekend and, as Mayo Football Podcast club members will know, we’ve been all over the club Championship action on the podcast in recent weeks, as the battles for the Moclair, Sweeney and McDonnell Cups have gathered pace. The Senior, Intermediate and Junior football finals all take place at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park this weekend. The Intermediate decider […]

The weekend’s fixtures

It’s time to narrow the focus on upcoming fixtures to those taking place this coming weekend. That means club games, important ones too, in men’s and women’s football and in hurling. Let’s start with the county finals, where silverware is up for grabs at Senior, Intermediate, Junior and Junior B levels over the Bank Holiday weekend. Aside from the Junior […]

Recently on the podcast – Mayo News Football Podcast 2023 E25

In this episode of the Mayo Football Podcast, Rob Murphy and I review and chat about extracts from some of the content our club members on Patreon have got access to over the last few weeks.   From Colm Boyle we hear reaction to the news that Corofin’s Joe Canney has joined Kevin McStay’s management team. The split season, and issues relating to […]

Breaffy and Ballina advance + the rest of the club action

Like last year, this year’s Moclair Cup decider will be a contest between the club that’s won the Senior county title more often than any other and a club that has yet to win it at all. Last year that meant a showdown between Ballina Stephenites and Westport and, while the Stephenites have made it back to a second successive […]

Chatting with Ciarán Murphy – Mayo Football Podcast 2023 E24

To mark the release of his new book all about grassroots GAA, entitled ‘This is the Life’, Ciaran Murphy of Second Captains fame sat down with Rob Murphy to talk all about what motivated him to write about how the GAA can captivate villages and towns all over the land. Ciaran dropped into our studios in south Mayo after a […]