Mayo hit the road at the start of another qualifier campaign this weekend, with a large travelling contingent from the county descending on Newry on Saturday night for a Round 2 knockout clash against Down
After a four-week gap this coming weekend sees the resumption of championship action for Mayo.
Over three weeks have passed since Mayo's Connacht semi-final loss to Roscommon and there's been plenty of introspection since then on the causes and consequences of that unexpected reversal.
A week on from Mayo's Connacht championship semi-final defeat to Roscommon, it's time to put some distance between the county and this latest provincial setback.
On this week’s Mayo News Football podcast, we once again have to come to terms with another Connacht Championship defeat for Mayo. For the fourth year in a row, the green and red won’t be in action on Connacht final day after a one point loss in a breathtaking clash with Roscommon
The first big test in this year's football championship awaits for Mayo on Saturday evening, as they renew hostilities at provincial level with Roscommon for the first time since 2014
With the New York trip now over, it's time to look ahead and in the latest episode of the Mayo News football podcast we do this in two respects
Most of the Mayo supporters who made their way across the Atlantic for last weekend's Connacht championship opener against New York have now arrived back home
The Mayo fans who descended on Gaelic Park in their thousands may not have been able to dodge the rain but James Horan's team made short work of avoiding any threat of a shock result in their Connacht championship quarter-final tie against New York.
A Connacht championship quarter-final tie against New York is always a fixture to savour, offering as it does the opportunity to spend time in one of the great cities of the world, a place where the Irish - among them substantial numbers of Mayo people - have made their mark
A Connacht championship quarter-final tie against New York is always a fixture to savour, offering as it does the opportunity to spend time in one of the great cities of the world, a place where the Irish - among them substantial numbers of Mayo people - have made their mark. Thousands of Mayo people have made the trek across the Atlantic for the game and the Mayo News football podcast is there too, catching up both with Mayo folk who are spending the weekend in the Big Apple and with those who have made
the USA their home.
In this episode of the podcast, co-hosts Rob Murphy - who is on location in NYC - and John Gunnigan of the Mayo GAA Blog, who's back at base keeping the home fires burning, get the ball rolling as they chat about the atmosphere leading up to this special championship fixture. Then the focus moves to Times Square on Thursday where Rob and Mayo News sports editor Mike Finnerty, both fresh off the plane from Ireland, contemplate the agenda facing them for their weekend in New York. Next Mike catches up with Tony McTigue of the Mayo New York GAA club, while Rob chats with ex-Mayo star and RTE contributor John Casey. Finally, Rob meets up with Club 51 stalwart Anne-Marie Flynn to get the fans' perspective on this ultimate GAA road trip.
This latest episode of the Mayo News football podcast is now online and is available to listen to on iTunes, SoundCloud, Podomatic and Spotify. You can also listen to it directly on the Mayo GAA Blog.
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The action gets going in the 2019 championship this coming Sunday, with two Connacht championship fixtures being contested that day on foreign fields
This year's National Football League campaign was a hugely successful one for Mayo, yielding the county's first national title for eighteen years while at the same time providing valuable match experience to a host of new players