2019 Championship – All Ireland Senior Football Championship – Super Eights – Group One – Game Three – Mayo V Donegal, MacHale Park, Castlebar – Saturday 03rd of August 2019 @ 18:00pm.

The big one, Mayo V Donegal in a knock-out All Ireland Quarter Final in MacHale Park on Saturday evening. The prize at stake is a place in an All Ireland Semi Final on the 10th of August. If you told any Mayo supporter that this was the prize on offer after the loss to Roscommon in May, they would have taken your arm off. It’s days like this that supporters live for, we need to make our presence count on Saturday and roar this team over the line.

Donegal will provide formidable opposition on Saturday. They have just done back to back Ulster titles and are playing some very good football. They, as you all know have Stephen Rochford as their coach, he will know everything about these Mayo players, but these Mayo players will know a lot about his tactics / style of play. An intriguing battle awaits us.

From a supporter’s point of view, we need to be at the top of our game on Saturday. We need to show our players and their opposition that our home is a cauldron of colour and noise. Donegal supporters will travel in numbers and will bring great colour with them. We need to take our level of support to the next level.

-If you own a flag / banner, bring it along, it will add to the colour and spectacle of the occasion. The flag is no good left in the attic / shed.

-Wear green and red if you can, this will also add to the spectacle.

-Shout / roar / sing – not just when the team are playing well, we need to get behind our team at all times especially when things are going against us. Never underestimate what a loud and vocal support can do for a team, several Mayo players in the past have referenced this. Bring your voices!

For this game we will be setting up shop on the Albany End of MacHale Park. Our banners will be tied up at the back of the terrace near the stand. If you have banners / flags of your own, please bring them along to add to the colour. We will also be bringing along Nephin Mor to this game for its first outing since the Tipperary game last year. We will surf it from the back to the front of the Albany End terrace before the game starts. The flag will be put away well in advance of the throw in, so rest assured it won’t block your view of the action. If you wish to get involved in holding it up, please make your way to the Albany end at 5:20pm. We will need a lot of hands to hold it up so all help will be greatly appreciated.

 

Finally safe travel to all supporters heading to the game. Get there safely!

Keep the faith, UP MAYO!

Mayo Independent Supporters Club – 29/07/2019.

2019 Championship – All Ireland Senior Football Championship – Super Eights – Group One – Game Two – Mayo V Meath, Croke Park, Dublin – Sunday 21st of July 2019 @ 14:00pm.

Following Mayo’s sobering defeat to Kerry last Sunday in Killarney, we must now dust ourselves off and get back in the game against our old friends from the Royal County on Sunday in Croke Park. This will be the first time we have played Meath in any competition since 2009, that day they beat us by three points in an All Ireland Quarter Final. We have not beaten Meath since the famous All Ireland win of 1951, that is simply too long ago.

Sunday is a must win game for us. The level of performance last Sunday in Killarney would not win too many football matches. We need to up the intensity, both on the pitch and in the stands. This team will need us there more than ever, we need to be loud and proud and show the that we still believe in them. If you have flags and banners, please bring them to Croke Park, the more colour that there is the better the spectacle will be.

Keep the faith, UP MAYO!

Mayo Independent Supporters Club – 19/07/2019.

2019 Championship – All Ireland Senior Football Championship – Super Eights – Group One – Game One – Mayo V Kerry, Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney – Sunday 14th of July 2019 @ 16:00pm.

After negotiating three perilous rounds of the All Ireland Qualifiers, Mayo face a trip to Killarney to take on Kerry in the first round of the Super Eights. The Super Eights are new territory for the Mayo team and its supporters. Playing Kerry away in Killarney in the first round is what Championship football is all about. These are the types of days that we longed for when we were knocked out early last year.  There will be a massive crowd in Killarney on Sunday, in the region of 30,000 are expected to attend. Kerry and their supporters will be well up for this game, they will want to banish memories of their poor start to the Super Eights last year as well as losing to us twice already in 2019. They don’t lack motivation and neither should we.

Mayo supporters will need to be colourful and vocal on Sunday, between 10,000 and 15,000 are expected to travel south for this game. We need to stick together in the stands and terraces, let’s back the lads on the pitch from the moment they emerge from the dressing room to the moment the game is over. Wear green and red if you can and if you have a flag or banner, bring it along, they will all add to the vista of green and red on Sunday. For those of you who want to be vocal and colourful on the terraces, we will be gathering underneath the press box and above the tunnel on the Lewis Road Terrace. Entrance to this terrace can be gained through the turnstiles along Lewis Road. We will have a number of flags and banners on display for the duration of the game. We will also surf a large replica Mayo jersey over this area of the terrace before the game begins. We will also have a number of waving flags to give out to people who wish to get involved. If you or people you know want to get involved, spread the word and tell them to meet up at this location.

Finally, safe travel to all heading to Killarney. Get there safely and if you are travelling down on Sunday morning, leave in plenty of time and watch out for traffic in the County Limerick towns of Adare, Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale. These towns are notorious bottlenecks, make sure you allow for plenty of time for your journey. UP MAYO!

Independent Supporters Club – 12/07/2019.

2019 Championship – All Ireland Senior Football Championship – Round Four Qualifier – Mayo V Galway, Gaelic Grounds, Limerick City, 06/07/2019 @ 19:00pm.

Well, here we are again, Round Four of the All Ireland Qualifiers. A familiar venue and a familiar rival. Galway, fresh from their loss of the Connacht Final against Roscommon, will face us in Limerick on Saturday evening. A crowd of about 20,000 people are expected to make the journey south to the Gaelic Grounds. Both stands will be open for this game, however the terraces will remain closed. For this game, we will be setting up shop at the back of the uncovered North Stand. We will have our flags and banners taped up at the back. We will also have a number of flags to give out to people who wish to get involved. If you have flags of your own, bring them along and let’s generate an atmosphere that gets out lads over the line. Up Mayo!

 

Mayo Independent Supporters Club – 05/07/2019.