Mayo Football Podcast bonus column: Mayo need a statement performance

Former Mayo player and four-time All-Star Colm Boyle has been a regular voice on the Mayo Football Podcast for some time. Today Colm makes his debut as a columnist on Patreon for our club members, where he argues that some tweaks are needed to our formation for the Cavan game, in which, he reckons, we need to see a statement performance from Kevin McStay’s team.

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15 thoughts on “Mayo Football Podcast bonus column: Mayo need a statement performance

  1. I said same in previous post, but Mayo rarely do statement wins. You could argue even win against New York, was not a statement win, and did not beat bookies spread

  2. Not sure they can give a statement performance. Only play well in patches and they then revert to the
    slow lateral hand passing. Happens in every single game,

  3. Cavan team named.
    No paddy lynch, no dara mcveety, no killian clarke, no Jason mcloughlin. All key players for them.
    Lads if we don’t beat them it will be nothing short of a disaster

  4. Bate the blanket theres more talk about the Bruce Springsteen concerts than the match. A very low key build up probably take a win against Dublin to get the show back on the road. Feeling around this part of Mayo is that we have regresded but we will beat Cavan Roscommon will be tricky

  5. @Bate the blanket: Not even a little. Even chatting to the folks going to the game, it’s mostly fear & apprehension rather than excitement or belief.

    As Boyler alludes to (absolutely spot on) in that piece, something needed to spark that confidence. On and off the field.

  6. Hard see Paddy playing, Diarmuid be in more likely from the off and maybe change in half forwards as well.

    1/5 with the bookies and as Supermac outlines with those players missing for the Breffini men we could possibly beat the spread of 5 points if get a good start.

  7. Mayo Senior Football Team is as Follows:
    1. Colm Reape Knockmore
    2. Jack Coyne Ballyhaunis
    3. David McBrien Ballaghaderreen
    4. Donnacha McHugh Castlebar Mitchels
    5. Stephen Coen Hollymount Carramore (C)
    6. Sam Callinan Ballina Stephenites
    7. Eoghan McLaughlin Westport
    8. Matthew Ruane Breaffy
    9. Diarmuid O’Connor Ballintubber
    10. Jack Carney Kilmeena
    11. Darren McHale Knockmore
    12. Jordan Flynn Crossmolina Deel Rovers
    13. Aidan O’Shea Breaffy
    14. Tommy Conroy The Neale
    15. Ryan O’Donoghue Béal an Mhuirthead
    SUBS
    16. Rob Hennelly Raheny
    17. Fergal Boland Aghamore
    18. Rory Brickenden Westport
    19. Paddy Durcan Castlebar Mitchels
    20. Enda Hession Garrymore
    21. Conor Loftus Crossmolins Deel Rovers
    22. Conor McStay Ballina Stephenites
    23. Cillian O’Connor Ballintubber
    24. Padraig O’Hora Ballina Stephenites
    25. Paul Towey Charlestown Sarsfields
    26. Bob Tuohy Castlebar Mitchels

    https://mayogaa.com/2024/05/17/mayo-senior-football-team-announced-12/

  8. Team in
    Great to see a good shake up in team selection now just a change in game plan and more risk taking.

  9. @bate no and it’s no harm tbh.
    I don’t think there’ll be any statement performance. We will probably do that thing we do where we play all the ball, lead by a few mid way through the 2nd half and then struggle to close it out.
    I’d happily take 1 point wins in the next two and then if there’s 2/3 big games in us, that’s the time to do it.
    Mood is very flat in general but I think that’s accross the board in both codes to be honest.

  10. For me Sam Callinan is in best position now at 6.hes not a corner back has never played there for Ballina or Mayo underage, he doesnt look comfortable there as it proved against Paul Mannion last year and Darragh Canavan in the League.

  11. Thanks Gizmobobs was just about to search for the Team. Interesting to see Darren Mc Hale start if the team is as announced.

  12. Good team and strong bench.
    As people are saying this team need to do something to spark themselves and the fans,I really want them to do this for themselves. It’s such fine margins,there would be a much bigger crowd and feeling if we had (and we should have) beaten Galway.However we have to forget about that now,that was the real competition anyway.

    I’m one of the more optimistic posters on here but I’m not sure I believe in the way this team is playing.On the other hand look at how quick things can change….Galway were being written off and PJ was going to be sent packing,one win and suddenly they’re dark horses for Sam.

    Whatever the results in the group,if we can go into the last game against Dublin and that’s a top of the table clash then we’re back in contention.

  13. Almost the full deck to pick from and great to see Sam at 6. Maybe a couple of changes before kick off who knows. Expecting a performance here but sadly wont see it which is a bit annoying being so close to it. Something previously planned has put a kybosh on attending. I’d expect a decent attendance for this one with the time, weather and not on TV factors so hopefully a good atmosphere to boot

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