It turns out that penalty shootouts in Gaelic football are like buses - you wait forever for one to come along and then two arrive together.
The New Year started in dramatic fashion at Carrick-on-Shannon yesterday for Mayo's footballers
Chestnuts roasting by an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, Yuletide carols being sung by a choir ... and the Mayo News football podcast playing on your iPhone.
Everyone is counting down the days to Christmas at this stage and we're also chalking off the days ahead of the annual Club Stars banquet
The Senior and Intermediate club football championships came to a conclusion under the lights at MacHale Park on Saturday night
On Saturday night at MacHale Park this year's Senior and Intermediate club football titles will both be up for grabs
The Greenway Cafe at Lough Lannagh Village in Castlebar, right beside where the planned Mayo GAA Centre of Excellence will be located, was the venue last night for a media event with the recently appointed Mayo manager James Horan
The weekend just gone featured a hectic two days of club championship action within the county at both Senior and Intermediate levels
After weeks of uncertainty about who would be guiding the fortunes of Mayo's footballers next year, James Horan's return to the managerial hot seat was confirmed at last week's County Board meeting.
The weekend that's just gone by saw the first piece of silverware claimed at club level within the county this year while this coming weekend sees two further final line-ups decided. In this week's edition of the Mayo News football podcast club series we review Sunday's Junior football championship final, in which Balla proved too strong for Achill, and we look ahead to next weekend's Senior and Intermediate championship semi-finals.
On Sunday at MacHale Park this year's county Junior football championship reaches its climax as Achill and Balla battle it out for possession of the Pete McDonnell Cup. Days like this are the very essence of club football and so to mark the occasion we've got a bonus episode of the Mayo News football podcast to preview the JFC decider.
Two topics dominate in Mayo GAA at the moment. Off the field of play it's the question of who will be appointed as the next Mayo manager while on the pitch it's all about the club championships. Both issues are covered in this episode of the Mayo News football podcast