Club action is centre-stage right now for Mayo football fans and the weekend just gone saw the conclusion of the group stages in both the Senior and Intermediate football championships
Club championship football is now underway in earnest within the county and this year the Mayo News football podcast has decided to get in on the action at the grassroots level of the game.
When the news broke on Monday evening that Stephen Rochford had resigned as Mayo manager it came as a bombshell to Mayo GAA supporters and the wider GAA world alike
Our third and final under 20 podcast of the season looks back at Sunday’s All Ireland final defeat to Kildare. On a dramatic afternoon the lads were left with plenty to talk about.
The Mayo under 20s will take to the field in Croke Park on Sunday for the All Ireland under 20 final against Kildare throwing in at 1:15pm. Michael Solan’s squad are underdogs but after their fearless and fervent performance in beating Derry in the semi final they appear to be quietly confident of delivering another underage title for the county.
None of us expected Mayo's inter-county year at senior level to finish before the end of June but the defeat to Kildare in Newbridge meant that's what happened.
Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada was the place to be for Mayo football supporters last Saturday afternoon. Those who made it to Carrick-on-Shannon got to witness a pulsating All-Ireland U20 semi-final contest, in which Mayo's young guns beat off a strong challenge from Derry to emerge the winners by three points.
The highways and byways of the qualifiers have given us great days out over the last few summers. Part of the fun has been the dicing-with-death element of these knockout fixtures, in which, up until yesterday evening, we've always managed to secure the wins we've needed to keep the run going.
Rob Murphy and John Gunnigan are joined by Mayo News columnist Billy Joe Padden to look ahead to Saturday's Round 3 All-Ireland SFC Qualifier in Newbridge
Mayo's wanderings through the qualifiers over the last few summers have given the county's loyal followers plenty of memorable days out. Yesterday at Semple Stadium in Thurles, in sizzling hot and sunny conditions, was another one to add to the list, as well as another back door game that had supporters' nerves jangling before that blistering late spell saw us make it safely into Round 3
In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we look back on Mayo's big win over Roscommon in the Connacht U20 decider and we look ahead to the Round 2 qualifier this coming Saturday against Tipperary at Semple Stadium.
Mayo's latest qualifier campaign started off in fine style and in glorious weather down at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick yesterday evening.