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It’s Dublin

The draw for next weekend’s All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals has just been made. We’ve been paired with Dublin. Dates and times for next weekend’s last eight fixtures, which will all be played at Croke Park, are expected to be confirmed at some stage today. Rob and I will be recording a bonus episode of the Mayo Football Podcast a short while […]

Monday match reports

It’s always nice to wake up on the morning after a win over the neighbours and to think back on what happened the day before. Yes, we won. Yes, we knocked them out of the Championship: that’s the fourth time we’ve done this since 2019. Yes, we’re in the hat for this morning’s All-Ireland quarter-final draw. It’s all a bit […]

Galway 0-12 Mayo 1-10: we come out on top in game of two halves

The stereotypical Mayo/Galway game is one that goes right down to the wire, the match won or lost by a single kick of the ball. In that respect, today’s tense but enthralling All-Ireland SFC preliminary quarter-final was true to type. At half-time, while we weren’t completely out of it, we were in major bother. Our kickout strategy in tatters, utterly […]

It’s Galway

The draw for the All-Ireland SFC preliminary quarter-finals has just been made. We’ve been paired with Galway in the draw. As second seeds in the draw, the Tribesmen have home advantage in this one so, subject to confirmation, we’re off to Pearse Stadium next weekend for what’s a backs-to-the-wall, winner-on-the-day Championship match. Dates, times and venues will be confirmed by […]

Cork 1-14 Mayo 1-11: we blew it, badly

Going into today’s match against Cork at the Gaelic Grounds we knew exactly what we needed to do. In an alarmingly lethargic first half, it looked like we couldn’t believe that Cork had deployed the Kevin Walsh-inspired blanket that everyone expected him to roll out. Then we beat the blanket to roar six ahead with fifteen minutes to go. Game […]

Last week on the podcast – Mayo Football Podcast 2023 E17

In this episode of the Mayo Football Podcast, Rob and I provide a sample of the audio content released on the pod over the last week, almost all of which was made available first to our club members on Patreon. We start by listening to audio from Dan Bannon of the Louth and Proud podcast on the Final Whistle show […]

Cillian should be back in the mix for Sunday

Cillian O’Connor, since 2019 the all-time top scorer in the football Championship, has had a frustrating time of it this year, only seeing action intermittently off the bench. The Ballintubber man’s most recent cameo for the county came in the defeat to Roscommon back in April, where he joined the fray as a second half substitute and kicked an outrageous […]

Minors’ run ended by Monaghan

The county’s Minors were well beaten by Monaghan today in the All-Ireland MFC quarter-final at Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon. It was a match in which they never really got a proper foothold at any stage and the Farney lads ran out deserving 1-15 to 1-8 winners. Maybe the writing was on the wall today even before the two teams […]

LIVE: Mayo v Monaghan, All-Ireland MFC quarter-final

Courtesy of Spórt TG4 via YouTube, here’s the livestream from Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon where Mayo are playing Monaghan in today’s All-Ireland Minor football Championship quarter-final. Throw-in at Páirc Seán is 5.15pm today and the livestream will commence shortly ahead of this. Details of Mayo’s match-day panel for today’s game have just been released and are here. We’re going […]

Tomorrow’s matches

There are three matches of interest tomorrow, all of great importance in different ways. Let’s start with the one in which there’s an All-Ireland title on offer. This is the LGFA U14 Platinum All-Ireland final, in which Mayo are up against Cork. The game throws in at Nenagh tomorrow afternoon at 3.30pm. The last time the county won this title […]