Commentary

  • The final round of the Allianz Football league takes place tomorrow and it sees Mayo travel to Ballybofey to face Donegal.

    A defeat to Tyrone last Sunday means Mayo must avoid defeat tomorrow if they are to avoid relegation to Division Two. Following that defeat last weekend Stephen Rochford makes two changes to his starting with Paddy Durcan & Seamus O'Shea replacing the injured duo of Lee Keegan(shoulder) & Cillian O'Connor(hamstring).

    Throw-in tomorrow in Ballybofey is 3pm:

    1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
    2. Caolan Crowe - Garrymore
    3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
    4. Eoin O’Donoghue - Belmullet
    5. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    6. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    7. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    8. Seamus O'Shea - Breaffy
    9. Tom Parsons - Charlestown
    10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    12. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber
    13. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
    14. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen
    15. Adam Gallagher - Mayo Gaels

  • Mayo & Dublin go toe to toe once again as they clash in round 4 of the Allianz Football league on Saturday night in Castlebar. Two defeats in a row for Mayo mean a win is vital to help maintain survival in Division 1 of the National Football league. Following defeat to Galway two weeks ago in Salthill manager Stephen Rochford makes a number of changes to his starting team. In come Rob Hennelly, David Drake, Andy Moran & Adam Gallagher replacing David Clarke, Paddy Durcan, Conor Loftus & Cillian O'Connor.

    Throw-in on Saturday in Elverys MacHale Park is 7pm:

    1. Rob Hennelly - Breaffy
    2. Caolan Crowe - Garrymore
    3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
    4. Eoin O’Donoghue - Belmullet
    5. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    6. Michael Hall - Breaffy
    7. David Drake - Ballaghaderreen
    8. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    9. Jason Gibbons - Ballintubber
    10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    12. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber
    13. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
    14. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen
    15. Adam Gallagher - Mayo Gaels

  • Following the drama of penalties last Sunday in Carrick on Shannon Mayo head to Tuam this Sunday to face Galway in the FBD League semi-final.

    Manager James Horan is again giving youth its chance with both Michael Plunkett & Conor Diskin named to start alongside the likes of James McCormack, Fionn McDonagh, Fergal Boland & Brian Reape who all played last Sunday. All Star defenders Keith Higgins & Colm Boyle who captains the side will both be making their first starts of 2019. In total, there are seven changes from last Sunday's win over Leitrim. Throw in on Sunday is 1.30pm.

    1. Rob Hennelly - Breaffy
    2. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    3. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
    4. David Drake - Ballaghaderreen
    5. Colm Boyle - Davitts(C)
    6. Michael Plunkett - Ballintubber
    7. James McCormack - Claremorris
    8. Donal Vaughan - Castlebar Mitchels
    9. Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber
    10. Fionn McDonagh - Westport
    11. Conor Loftus - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
    12. Fergal Boland - Aghamore
    13. Connor Diskin - Claremorris
    14. Brian Reape - Bohola Moy Davitts
    15. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole

  • Round 2 of the Allianz Football league tomorrow sees Mayo & Kerry renew old rivalries as they face each other in Elverys MacHale Park. Last Sunday Mayo beat Monaghan in Clones while Kerry overcame Donegal on home soil. The Mayo team named is the same as the one which started last weekend's win. There is one positional switch with Stephen Coen moving to centre half back & Shane Nally playing in midfield. 

    Throw-in on Saturday in Elverys MacHale Park is 7pm and is live on Midwest Radio with thanks to Healthwest Community Pharmacy Ballindine. Michael D McAndrew and Alan Dillon are on duty this evening. 

    1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
    2. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
    3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
    4. Eoin O’Donoghue - Belmullet
    5. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    6. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    7. Paddy Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    8. Jason Gibbons - Ballintubber
    9. Shane Nally - Garrymore
    10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy(Captain)
    12. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber
    13. Neil Douglas - Castlebar Mitchels
    14. Evan Regan - Ballina Stephenites
    15. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen

  • Mayo face Kildare on Sunday in the U20 All Ireland Final in Croke Park. Following wins over Leitrim, Roscommon & Derry Sunday's final will see the Connacht & Leinster champions go head to head. Manger Mike Solan names an unchanged team from that win over Derry in the semi-finals. Throw-in on Sunday is 1.15pm:

     

    1. Patrick O Malley - Westport
    2. Johnny Maughan - Castlebar Mitchels
    3. Brian O Malley - Westport
    4. John Cunnane - Ballyhaunis
    5. Paul Lambert - Westport
    6. Cathal Horan - Kilmovee
    7. Oisin McLaughlin - Westport
    8. Evan O Brien - Ballinrobe
    9. Jordan Flynn - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
    10. Nathan Moran - Hollymount/Carramore
    11. Ryan O Donoghue - Belmullet(Captain)
    12. Tommy Conroy - The Neale
    13. Conor Diskin - Claremorris
    14. Ross Egan - Aghamore
    15. Colm Moran - Westport

  • Mayo make the trip to Newbridge tomorrow evening as they face Kildare in Round 3 of the qualifiers in St Conleth's Park.
     
    After an eight point win over Tipperary in Thurles last weekend Mayo make just one change to their starting team. The injured Seamus O'Shea(shoulder) is replaced by two time Young footballer of year Diarmuid O'Connor. Both teams also met in Round 3 of the qualifiers in 2016, a game Mayo won 2-17 to 0-14. Tomorrow sees two time All star David Clarke make his 115th Mayo appearance(45 championship & 69 league). In fact he made his league debut against Kildare in Newbridge back in 2002. Throw-in tomorrow is 7pm.
     
    1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
    2. Chris Barrett - Belmullet
    3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
    4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    5. Lee Keegan -Westport
    6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    7. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    8. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber 
    9. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    12. James Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    13. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
    14. Cillian O’Connor - Ballintubber(Captain)
    15. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen

     

  • Mayo get their 2019 campaign up & running on Sunday when new manager James Horan takes his team to Carrick on Shannon to face Leitrim in the FBD league opener.

    The team named shows a mix of youth & experience as Mayo look to start their season with a win. There are three All Stars in defence(Ger Cafferkey, Brendan Harrison & Lee Keegan) mixed with exciting new faces such as James McCormack, Fionn McDonagh, Colm Moran & Brian Reape.

    The following players have not been considered due to injury, Cillian O'Connor, Cian Hanley, Ryan O'Donoghue & Tom Parsons. Throw in on Sunday is 1.30pm.

     

    1. Rob Hennelly - Breaffy
      2. Eoin O'Donoghue - Belmullet
      3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
      4. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
      5. Lee Keegan - Westport
      6. James McCormack - Claremorris
      7. Donal Vaughan - Castlebar Mitchels
      8. Seamie O'Shea - Breaffy
      9. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
      10. Fionn McDonagh - Westport
      11. Jason Doherty- Burrishoole(C)
      12. Fergal Boland - Aghamore
      13. Colm Moran - Westport
      14. Brian Reape - Bohola Moy Davitts
      15. Evan Regan - Ballina Stephenites.

     

     

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    Mayo begin their 2019 Allianz football league campaign against familiar opposition as we face Roscommon on Saturday night in Elverys MacHale Park.

    Manager James Horan back in charge for a second spell has continued his youth first policy by handing out two debuts for his opening league game with forwards Brian Reape & Conor Diskin both playing national league football for the very first time. At the other end of the scale it's also a landmark occasion for Jason Doherty who will be making his 100th appearance in the green & red on Saturday night. He made his league debut against Kerry in 2011.

    1. Robert Hennelly - Breaffy
    2. Eoin O'Donoghue - Belmullet
    3. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
    4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    5. Lee Keegan - Westport
    6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    7. Paddy Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels(C)
    8. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber
    9. Donal Vaughan - Castlebar Mitchels
    10. Fergal Boland - Aghamore
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    12. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
    13. Evan Regan - Ballina Stephenites
    14. Brian Reape - Bohola Moy Davitts
    15. Conor Diskin - Claremorris

  • Mayo are back in action tomorrow as they face Tipperary in Round 2 of the football Qualifiers in Semple Stadium. Following an 18 point win over Limerick in Round 1 Stephen Rochford makes 3 changes to his starting team. Out go Eoin O'Donoghue, Evan Regan & James Durcan with Lee Keegan, Jason Doherty and Andy Moran all starting. All three players came off the bench in the Round 1 win. Tomorrow sees 4 time All star defender Colm Boyle making his 100th Mayo appearance(45 championship & 54 league). He made his debut in 2008 against Sligo. Throw-in tomorrow is 5pm.

     

    1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
    2. Chris Barrett - Belmullet
    3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
    4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    5. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    6. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    7. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    8. Seamus O'Shea - Breaffy
    9. Lee Keegan - Westport
    10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    12. Cian Hanley - Ballaghaderreen
    13. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
    14. Cillian O’Connor - Ballintubber(Captain)
    15. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen

  • The penultimate round of the Allianz Football league takes place tomorrow as Mayo host Tyrone in Elverys MacHale Park.

    Following a win on the road last weekend in Kildare Stephen Rochford makes two changes to his starting with Seamus O'Shea & Michael Hall replacing Tom Parsons & Cillian O'Connor. Mayo's last win in MacHale Park over Tyrone in the league was back in 1992, Mayo did however beat Tyrone when teams met at the same stage in Omagh last season.

    Throw-in tomorrow in Elverys MacHale Park is 2pm:
    1. Rob Hennelly - Breaffy
    2. Caolan Crowe - Garrymore
    3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
    4. Eoin O’Donoghue - Belmullet
    5. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    6. Lee Keegan - Westport
    7. Michael Hall - Breaffy
    8. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    9. Seamus O'Shea - Breaffy
    10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    12. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber
    13. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
    14. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen
    15. Adam Gallagher - Mayo Gaels

  • Islandeady boxer Ray Moylette was agonisingly beaten in his WBC title bout at the Royal Theatre tonight. Two judges scored it in a one point win for Ray and his opponent Christian Uruzquieta, while the third gave the Mexican a 96-92 win. 

    This was an enthralling contest and it looked as if Moylette was dead and buried after going down twice in the 5th. However he recovered very well to match the Mexican over the next five rounds. 

    In the end Ray was adjudged to have narrowly lost the contest in a packed Royal Theatre.