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.
The football qualifiers get underway on Saturday and, once again, Mayo are seeking to start a backdoor run that will propel them all the way to Croke Park
The draw for Round 1 of the qualifiers has been made and in it Mayo have been paired with Limerick.
There was an element of Groundhog Day for the large home support at MacHale Park yesterday with another red card for Mayo proving hugely costly as the county crashed to a third successive Connacht championship defeat to Galway. The latest edition of the Mayo News football podcast captures the action from this tense and cagey Connacht quarter-final clash at Castlebar
We're less than a week out now from Mayo's much-anticipated Connacht championship opener against Galway. It's a hugely important championship start for both counties and a match that's been firmly pencilled into everyone's diaries for several months.