With the May Day Bank Holiday now behind us, we should all be gearing up for the start of another summer of Championship action
As the Covid-19 pandemic rumbles on, the realisation is now dawning on everyone that we'll be living with this new normal for quite a while.
The Covid-19 pandemic remains a central feature in all of our lives right now, pushing so many other things - sport included - to the margins. In this so strangely altered world, the Mayo News football podcast has been pushed out of its comfort zone too but we haven't been pushed completely off the agenda either.
The rapidly spreading Covid-19 coronavirus has, with astonishing speed, upended much of what had hitherto passed for normal life right around the globe
Pearse Stadium in Salthill is the venue for Sunday's high-stakes National Football League Division One clash between table-topping Galway and relegation-threatened Mayo
Storm Jorge blew hard across the country at the weekend forcing a postponement of Mayo's NFL Division One Round 5 clash with Kerry at MacHale Park until Sunday afternoon
Mayo are in the midst of a tightly compressed series of National League Division One games right now and, as often is the case at this time of year, there are positives and negatives to how the county's senior team has performed so far
Mayo travelled to Clones on Sunday seeking to claim two valuable League points but, coming up against a well-drilled and hard-working Monaghan outfit, they were forced to come away from this Round 4 game empty-handed
The weekend just gone saw the first break in the tightly compressed schedule of National League games
The high winds whipped up by Storm Ciara blew hard at Pairc Tailteann in Navan on Sunday
Mayo are in experimental mode this spring but despite this they put up a battling display against an experienced Dublin team at MacHale Park on Saturday evening
The start of another year of competitive football action starts this weekend with Mayo's defence of their National Football League title getting underway with a tough away fixture against Donegal on Saturday evening