David Brady

  • TG4’s sport documentary series Laochra Gael turns its attention to Mayo midfielder David Brady tonight.

    David Brady lost four All-Ireland Finals with Mayo, and also won an All-Ireland Club title with his club Ballina Stephenites.

    David’s story is told through the eyes of his proud brother Ger Brady, former Mayo Footballer and politician Alan Dillon, former Galway Footballer Seán Óg de Paor, broadcaster Seán Bán Breathnach and Irish Independent Journalist Vincent Hogan.

    The episode will air at 9.30pm on tonight, with a repeat showing on Sunday at 4.55pm.

  • The Covid-19 pandemic has left many people, especially the elderly, more isolated than ever.

    People over the age of 70 and those with underlying health conditions are being advised to "cocoon" and spend time away from their loved ones, as they are most at risk of contracting the coronavirus disease.

    This can lead to people feeling stressed or anxious, but a simple chat about GAA issues over the phone could brighten their day.

    Mayo legend David Brady has offered to call any elderly person who's a fanatic GAA supporter, for a chat while they're cocooning.

    It came about after someone got in touch with him, asking would he give their Wicklow based father Tom, a Mayo-mad GAA fan from Swinford, a call.

     The former midfielder says he's been inundated with similar requests ever since and is now making calls to Mayo people who are in isolation across the world.

    Dublin's Alan Brogan is doing the same after picking up on David Brady's gesture on Twitter.

     

  • Stephen Rochford has resigned as manager of the Mayo Senior football team.

    He confirmed in a statement yesterday evening that he was stepping down.

    Following Mayo's early exit from this year's championship, he had indicated that he would be staying on.

    However, three members of his management team - Donie Buckley, Tony McEntee and  Peter Burke - did step down.

    Over the weekend it emerged that Stephen had planned to bring in former Mayo player Peter Ford, who had previously managed Galway and Sligo, and Shane Conway into his new management team.

    It is understood that at a meeting of the Mayo County Board's Executive committee on Sunday, members didn't endorse Rochford's new management team.

    At about 6pm yesterday Stephen issued his statement.

    "After a meeting of the Mayo GAA Board's Executive Committee last night (Sun) , held to discuss the management team I had assembled to manage Mayo senior men's team in 2019, the board issued a statement saying they wished to meet the management team and me about our structure and plans.

    "It was apparent from what transpired at that meeting that the desired level of support for me as manager was not forthcoming from the Executive Committee. This disappoints me greatly.

    "Accordingly, I see no value in meeting with the officers of the board and I am resigning my position as Mayo manager. I thank all those who supported me during the past three years, two of which saw Mayo come so close to winning the All-Ireland title.

    "Like all Mayo people, I enjoyed the good days when the team won and suffered the disappointments when the results didn't go our way. It was a great privilege to manage the Mayo team.

    "The 2018 season was a disappointing one for all involved, and for our supporters. However, I had every confidence that our new backroom team had the capacity to build on the progress of previous years and drive the team on in 2019.

    "In particular, I thank the players, backroom team, spouses and partners, family members, our team sponsors Intersport  Elverys, the county board, the clubs and the Mayo supporters worldwide who turned out in huge numbers to support us during the three years and who lent financial backing to the team.

    "A special word of thanks to my wife, Laura, and our children, and both our families, for their support and forbearance at all times.

    "I wish all who will wear the Mayo jersey in 2019 and beyond every success and I look forward to supporting the footballing fortunes of the county."

     Speaking to Newstalk last night about the manager’s decision to step down, former Mayo midfielder David Brady said Stephen owed nothing to Mayo football.

  • Monaghan referee Martin McNally has been appointed to officiate this Sunday’s Allianz National Football League meeting between Mayo & Kildare.

    The game in Newbridge gets underway at 2pm on Sunday, and it will be live here on Midwest Radio Sport with thanks to Healthwest Community Pharmacy Ballindine.

    Michael D. McAndrew will be on commentary duty alongside former Mayo star David Brady on analysis.

    Kildare have yet to pick up a win in Division 1 while Mayo will be aiming to get back to winning ways having lost their last three encounters.

    Elsewhere, on Sunday high flying Galway entertain Monaghan at 12.30 in Pearse Stadium.

    In Division 2, Roscommon will be hoping to keep their promotion push on when they travel to Ennis to face Clare at 2pm on Sunday.

    In Division 3, Sligo will need a win to gain breathing space away from the relegation zone when they host Longford on Sunday with a 2pm start time in Markievicz Park.

    On Saturday afternoon in Division 4, London host Leitrim at 1pm.

    A dress rehearsal for the Allianz National Hurling League Division 2B final will take place this Sunday in Ballycran.

    Down and Mayo will meet again the following weekend for the right to achieve silverware so early in the season.

    Sunday’s clash gets underway at 2.30pm.

    In Division 1B of the hurling League All-Ireland Champions host Limerick at 2.30 in Pearse Stadium.

    In 3A of the Hurling League Roscommon host Warwickshire at 1pm in Dr. Hyde Park.

    In Division 3B, Sligo travel to Fermanagh and Leitrim host Cavan.

    Both of those games get underway at 2.30pm on Sunday.

    In the Lidl Ladies National Football League on Sunday the Mayo Ladies will look to get back to winning ways when they face Monaghan.

    It’s a home game for Mayo with a 2pm start but a venue has yet to be confirmed.

    Galway will look to make it back to back wins when they travel to Mullingar on Sunday to face Westmeath at 1pm.

    In Division 2, Sligo host Laois at 2pm.

    While in Division 3, Roscommon travel to Longford, and Leitrim host Down.

    Both games start at 2pm on Sunday.