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U20s self-destruct as Sligo claim historic first provincial title

With just eight minutes of normal time left in this evening’s Connacht U20 decider at Markievicz Park, we looked all but home and hosed. Frank Irwin had just stroked over a free to stretch our lead to five points and, with Sligo reduced to fourteen players, their hopes of a first ever provincial title at this level looked all but […]

Two changes for U20s this evening

The Connacht U20 decider against Sligo throws in at Markievicz Park at 6pm this evening and a bit earlier on we named our starting team and subs for it. Here’s the match day panel we’ve announced. Mayo (Connacht U20 final v Sligo, 20/4/2022): Bryan O’Flaherty (Islandeady); Alfie Morrison (Louisburgh), Ruairí Keane (Mayo Gaels), Conal Dawson (Westport); Fenton Kelly (Davitts), Donnacha […]

This week’s matches

It’s another busy week of Mayo matches, with five Championship games in all taking place across three codes between now and Sunday. The action starts tomorrow and in the first match there’s significant silverware on offer. This is the Connacht U20 final against Sligo which throws in at Markievicz Park at 6pm. The match is being streamed live by TG4 […]

Scene set for the week ahead – Mayo News Football Podcast 2022 E15

A big week lies ahead for Mayo GAA, with Championship matches involving the county taking place over the coming days at Senior, Under 20 and Minor (U17) levels. In this episode of the Mayo News Football Podcast, Mike Finnerty, Rob Murphy and I set the scene for what’s going to be a busy week on and off the field. We […]

Connacht U20 final refixed for Markievicz Park

Common sense has, thankfully, broken out in relation to the venue for the Connacht U20 final. In fairness to them, Connacht GAA moved rapidly this evening to sort the issue and they’ve done it in the right way. The final will now go ahead at Markievicz Park on Wednesday evening, where throw-in will be at the earlier time of 6pm. […]

Sligo threaten to boycott Connacht U20 final

RTÉ are reporting (here) that Sligo GAA have informed the Connacht Council of their decision not to take part in next Wednesday evening’s Connacht U20 decider against Mayo if the Council insists on the final being played at the Connacht Centre of Excellence in Bekan. The U20 final is scheduled to throw in at Bekan at 7.30pm on Wednesday. TG4 […]

Too close for comfort in Carrick

Mayo’s U20s are through to the Connacht final – where they’ll face Sligo – but what was, midway through the second half, heading towards a routine, unspectacular victory veered off in a very different direction, with the result that we only emerged victors over Leitrim by a single point. We eventually scraped through this evening’s semi-final on a scoreline of […]

LIVE: Mayo v Leitrim U20

Here, courtesy of TG4 via YouTube, is the live stream for this evening’s Connacht U20 football Championship semi-final between Mayo and Leitrim. Throw-in at Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon is 6.30pm this evening. To watch the game, just click on the embedded player below. If you’re a club member on Patreon, don’t forget that Ger Flanagan and I will be […]

Any Other Craic? – Mayo News football podcast 2022 E14

With the frantic week-on-week schedule of the National League now behind us and the Championship getting underway very shortly, this leaves only a short gap in between for other chat. It’s no surprise, then, that our latest Any Other Craic podcast episode, hosted by Ger Flanagan and featuring John Gunnigan and Stephen Drake, covers a fair bit of ground.   […]