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Monday match reports

What a difference a week makes, eh? Right, there’s no sugar coating this. Coverage of matches we lose is never pretty so let’s get this one over as quickly and painlessly as possible. Locals: Mayo News, Connaught Telegraph, Midwest Radio, Roscommon Herald. Nationals: Irish Times (match report, overview with quotes), Irish Independent (match report, quotes), Irish Examiner (match report, quotes), […]

Mayo 0-10 Roscommon 2-8: League winning hoodoo hits again

We can reach for all number of excuses. The seven-day turnaround from last Sunday’s League final, the shocking refereeing performance of Noel Mooney, the long-standing hex Roscommon have over us when we win the League, but, you know, none of those factors sufficiently explain why we lost to Roscommon today. We were flat from first to last in this match, […]

Game day – the summer starts here

It may only be Easter Sunday but, for the purposes of our inter-county season, today marks the start of the summer action. This afternoon at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park we’re up against Roscommon in the Connacht SFC quarter-final, a match that throws in at 4pm and for which Cavan’s Noel Mooney is the ref. It’s being shown live on RTÉ2. […]

Team and subs for Roscommon game named

Ah here, can a man not have his breakfast in peace? We’ve just named our team and subs for Sunday’s Connacht SFC quarter-final against Roscommon at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park (throw-in 4pm). Here’s our match-day panel for Sunday: Mayo (Connacht SFC quarter-final v Roscommon, 9/4/2023): Colm Reape (Knockmore); Jack Coyne (Ballyhaunis), David McBrien (Ballaghaderreen), Donnacha McHugh (Castlebar Mitchels); Stephen Coen […]

A re-look at the Rossies

It’s scarcely believable but this Sunday – Easter Sunday, no less – the lads take the field for their opening match in this year’s Championship. Roscommon provide the opposition in what’s a Connacht SFC quarter-final tie. The match throws in at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park at 4pm, Noel Mooney of Cavan is the ref and it’s being shown live on […]

Mayo/Roscommon Rivalry, Live Podcast recorded at Solan’s – Mayo Football Podcast 2023 E9

Solan’s Bar in Ballaghaderreen was the venue for our live Mayo Football Podcast recording where we sought to get under the hood of the Mayo/Roscommon rivalry ahead of the counties’ meeting  on Sunday in the opening round of this year’s Connacht SFC. Mike, Rob and John get the discussion going at Solan’s along with podcast regular and former Ballaghaderreen captain Stephen […]

Rochy’s rallying call for Sunday

Mayo Football Podcast club members on Patreon will, no doubt, have already heard Mike Finnerty’s interview with Stephen Rochford after the county’s National League final win over Galway at Croke Park on Sunday. As well as reflecting on the win, Mayo’s Assistant Manager looked ahead to next Sunday’s Connacht SFC quarter-final clash with Roscommon, a match that takes place back […]

Monday match reports

You know that scene at the end of the first Indiana Jones film where they crate up whatever it is they’re crating up and deposit it somewhere in the midst of loads of other crates in an enormous military hanger, never to be seen again? That’s what we have to do now with everything related to yesterday’s National League final […]

Game day – a final worth winning

We’re back at Croke Park this afternoon – for the first time since last June’s All-Ireland quarter-final defeat to Kerry – and we’re back competing for a national title. Galway provide the opposition in this afternoon’s National League Division One final and Kildare’s Brendan Cawley is the ref for a game that throws in at HQ at 4pm today and […]

Live podcast recording was good fun

The Mayo Football Podcast live recording we did last night in the convivial surrounding’s of Solan’s bar in Ballaghaderreen was good fun. We’ve been meaning for some time to dip our toes in this particular water – that memorable live event we held in the Oxford Arms over in London back in 2017 feels like a very long time ago […]