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Readers’ photos – Supporting the Mayo team


Students from Westport College of Further Education, Co Mayo, setting out on the road to Croker.

Come on you boys in green and red

Mayo News readers have been sending in pictures of how they are showing their support for the Mayo team ahead of the All-Ireland final this Sunday, whether it’s wearing green and red to work or school, planting flags on mountain tops, or dressing up their proud pooches.
Here’s a selection… Up Mayo!

How are you showing your support for the team?
Send your pictures to greenandred@mayonews.ie

This Belderrig 'horse' is chomping at the bit to get Sam in the Saddle.

Three-month-old Lottie and two-and-a-half-year-old Lorelei Gallagher will be listening to the match in Yorkshire while Daddy will be in the Cusack Stand.

Dawn Joyce sent us in this picture of a window in Yonkers, New York.

A win would be the icing on the cake for Curry's Cottage bakery in Westport.

The Feeneys and the Geraghty in Hawaii say Up Mayo!

Eoin and Karen McGowan with their Daughters Maedbh (left) and Laoise (right). Eoin, originally from Bundoran in Donegal, has been living in Crossmolina since 2006. His wife, Karen, is from Ballina. They normally support each other's teams but not this time… As their daughter Laoise is the oldest, she got the choice of what jersey to wear – needless to say she went with the Green and Red. Eoin says: "We are looking forward to a great final and hopefully we will still be on speaking terms at the final whistle!"

Avery, Lily, Petie, and Gavin Joyce in New York get behind the Mayo Team. Their grandparents are Pat and Eileen Gavin from Mayo.

Logan Campbell (11) in Wellington, New Zealand, showing his support for the team. Logan went to Currane School in Achill five years ago with his brother Riley, and they’re both delighted to hear Mayo are in the final again. This pic was sent in by John Campbell, who wishes the Mayo team “Good luck from us here in Wellington”.

Marissa and Darryn Collins, Urlaur, Kilkelly, are all set for Sunday.

Douglas Kelly, Cllr Joe Mellett, Patrick Dyar and Michael Maye from Swinford GAA Club climbed Donegal's highest mountain, Mount Errigal, last Tuesday morning, and planted the Mayo flag on top. The move was made in response to Carrigart TD Joe McHugh, who planted a Donegal flag at the top of Croagh Patrick during the Fine Gael party think-in!

Job done: Joe Mellett, Douglas Kelly and Patrick Dyar with the Mayo flag they planted at the top of Mount Errigal in Donegal. The picture was taken by Michael Maye.

Hamish Munroe in Sydney, Australia, is smiling because he knows Mayo can win on Sunday.

The Mayo flag flies from Diana Hastings' garden Cloondacon, Aughagower, Westport, with Croagh Patrick in the Background.

Supporter buns! Curry's Cottage bakery, Westport, aims to keep Mayo fans sugared up.

Selim Paddy O'Reilly gets the Green and Red on in Camden, London.

Ballina native John Duffy, who has been to every All-Ireland final that Mayo have played in since 1989, is planning to watch the game with his wife at an Irish bar in Toronto. He and his dog Chris (also a dedicated Mayo supporter) send their best wishes to the Mayo footballers this weekend.

The Big Tree pub, Westport, has a festive Mayo Fiesta.

Cloonliffen National School is built on the site of The Battle of Moytura. A historical site for a historical day – Green and Red Day – on Friday last, September 14. The 93 children, five teachers and one Special Needs Assistant all dressed in Mayo colours for the day. They also made Mayo posters, flags and headbands; ate Mayo coloured food – red and green apples, and red strawberries in ‘green’ cream; and sang Mayo songs and read Mayo poetry.

Up Mayo from St Brendan's College, Belmullet.
Up Mayo from St Brendan's College, Belmullet.

Young Mayo supporters Leah and Faye Sweeney from Newport.

Jaye Joyce (5 months) of Mayour, Kilmeena, Westport, getting plenty of rest in before the big game.

Marie Heneghan sent in this picture of her dog, Belle, who's waiting for Sam in Killawalla.

Kirsty McGuire (4) of Inver National School, sporting a costume that was hand-made by her
great-grandmother (87).

Irene Gielty, principal of Dooagh National School, sent in this picture of the school's pupils showing their support for the Mayo team.

'Even the dogs on the street are cheering for Mayo!' says Laverne Heneghan, who sent in this photo of her dog in the Mayo kit.
Mary Lavin, Balla, sent in this snap of Holly, who she says is Mayo's biggest canine fan.

Elisha (9) and Aaron (3) Gately From Castlebar, sent in by their proud mum, Emily McGrath.

'Even the dogs on the street are cheering for Mayo!' says Laverne Heneghan, who sent in this photo of her dog in the Mayo kit.

Sandra Murray sent in this picture of Emma Murray as she headed into Carraholly National School's Green and Red Day at Carraholly NS.

Fourth-, fifth- and sixth-class students at Holy Family National School, Newport send a call out for Sam

Staff – human and canine – of the South West Mayo Development Company Balla office don the red and green.

Staff and family members at the South West Mayo Development Company, Newport.

Luke and Sorcha Munnelly, St Peters NS, Snugboro, Castlebar.

Katy Heraty (5).

Twitter follower @celt1798's dog is another keen canine.

Margaret Geraghty snapped this flag celebrating the Mayo squad and management's Ballintubber contingent.

Lucah Murphy, aged two and a half, is ready for Sunday.

'Raise your hand if you think Mayo will win' - Grace Bailey, aged three, from Castlebar.

How are you showing your support for the team?
Send your pictures to greenandred@mayonews.ie