As Nigel Reape put it so aptly on the Mayo Football Podcast Final Whistle show after Mayo’s 2-17 to 0-11 win over Roscommon in this evening’s Connacht MFC Round 1 meeting at Hyde Park, the Minors tonight provided us with a good end to what’s been a bad footballing week for the county.
They certainly did that, with a forceful, confident display in this evening’s opening round-robin match in the provincial Minor championship. Playing with the wind in the first half, the Mayo lads opened up a clear lead with some fine shooting. They led by 0-13 to 0-6 at the break and were well on the way to victory by then.
A goal by Gavin Forry at the start of the second half snuffed out at source any hopes the home side might have had of a revival and the same player added a second major ten minutes from the end. Mayo had a full twelve points to spare over their opponents at the finish.
Seán Deane’s charges have a bye next Friday and they then face Galway the following Friday, a match that’ll be played at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park.
Mike Finnerty’s match report for the Mayo News is here. Mike was also at the wheel for our Final Whistle pod from Hyde Park, where he was joined by Nigel Reape to reflect on the Minors’ win, as well as the recent defeats for the Seniors and U20s. There’s also post-match reaction from Seán Deane. The pod is on Patreon – here.
Congrats to the Minors on this evening’s win and the best of luck to them in their next outing.