Connacht Championship

  • Connacht Intermediate Football Championship 
    Preliminary Round 
    Shamrock Gaels 2-11 
    Fenagh 2-10

    Connacht Junior Club Football Championship 
    Preliminary Round
    Easkey 2-17 
    Glenfarne/Kiltyclogher 1-09 

     

  • A decision on whether or not Dr Hyde Park can stage the Connacht Senior Football Final will be made after this Saturday’s Connacht Senior Semi Final between Roscommon and Leitrim.

    A decision on the matter was deferred at a meeting of the Connacht Council last night.

    If Roscommon best Leitrim and Galway overcome Sligo next week, the rota system in place currently would mean the Final would usually be slated in for Dr Hyde Park.

    However reports yesterday suggest that the Roscommon venue could be in danger of losing the game due to concerns over the venue, including safety. Hyde Park currently has capacity for 18,000 supporters.

    No decision will be taken on the matter until after Saturday’s game.

  • The first of the Connacht Junior Football Championship Semi-Finals take place this evening in Tuam.

    Galway & Sligo face off at 7pm.

    At the same time tomorrow evening in Carrick-on-Shannon Leitrim host Mayo.

    The Connacht Junior Final will then serve as a curtain raiser to the senior championship clash of Galway & Mayo on Sunday.

  • Gardai are advising motorists heading to Castlebar tomorrow (Sunday) for the big match to arrive in plenty of time with around 28,000 spectators expected at MacHale Park.

    Castlebar Garda Superintendent Joe McKenna says from 1pm until 8pm it will be extremely busy around the County Town.

    All approach roads are expected to be extremely busy and patrons are asked to be patient both before the game and afterwards.

    Superintendent McKenna says people should use the car parks and ensure they have no valuables left on display in their cars.

  • Lee Keegan is likely to miss Mayo's Connacht Championship quarter final with Galway.

    The former footballer of the year suffered a dislocated shoulder during Mayo's Division One defeat to Tyrone last week.

    It's understood that Cillian O'Connor will be fit in time for the May 13th meeting at MacHale Park, despite sustaining a hamstring injury last weekend.

  • The eagerly awaited Connacht championship clash between old rivals Mayo & Galway takes place this Sunday in Elverys MacHale Park. Following Connacht championship defeats to Galway in 2016 & 2017 Mayo will be hoping to get one over on their old rivals this Sunday and avoid a trip to the qualifiers for the third successive season. Mayo have one championship debut with Eoin O'Donoughe starting at corner back. This Sunday will see current footballer of the Year Andy Moran make an incredible 165th appearance for the county(73 championship & 92 league). He made his championship debut against New York back in 2004.

    Throw-in on Sunday in Elverys MacHale Park is 4pm:

    1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
    2. Eoin O’Donoghue - Belmullet
    3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
    4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    5. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    7. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    8. Seamus O'Shea - Breaffy
    9. Tom Parsons - Charlestown
    10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    12. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber
    13. Conor Loftus - Crossmolina
    14. Cillian O’Connor - Ballintubber(Captain)
    15. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen

     

    Galway team:

    1. Ruairí Lavelle
    2. Declan Kyne
    3. Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh
    4. Eoghan Kerin
    5. Gary O’ Donnell
    6. Gareth Bradshaw
    7. Cathal Sweeney
    8. Tom Flynn
    9. Cathal Duggan
    10. Shane Walsh
    11. Paul Conroy
    12. Johnny Heaney
    13. Seán Armstrong
    14. Damien Comer
    15. Barry McHugh

     

     

     

  • Round 3 of the Connacht U17 championship takes place tomorrow as Mayo face Sligo in Elverys MacHale Park.

    Following one win and one defeat from their opening two games Mayo need a win if they want to progress to next months Connacht final.  Throw-in tomorrow in Elverys MacHale Park is 12.30pm:

    1. Ronan Connolly - Ardnaree Sarsfields
    2. Alfie Morrison - Castlebar Mitchels
    3. Luke Dawson - Westport
    4. Sean Holmes - Knockmore
    5. Evan Ivers - Belmullet
    6. Conor Dunleavy - Balla
    7. Aidan Cosgrove - Kiltimagh
    8. Jack Carney - Kilmeena
    9. Frank Irwin - Ballina Stephenites
    10. Liam Donoghue - Kiltane
    11. Jack Mahon - Charlestown Sarsfields
    12. Liam Og Horkan - Garrymore
    13. Martin Ball  - Louisburgh
    14. Ultan O'Reilly - Castlebar Mitchels
    15. Enda Hession - Garrymore(Captain)

  • New York Team

    1. Vinny Cadden

    2. Neil Collins

    3. Donal Ward

    4. Colin Keane

    5. Enda Williams

    6. Tom Cunniffe

    7. Matthew Queenan

    8. David Culhane

    9. Shane Hogan

    10. Tony Donnelly

    11. Jamie Clarke

    12. Luke Kelly

    13. Kevin O’Grady

    14. Dalton McDonagh

    15. David Freeman

    Subs

    1. Kieran Fitzgibbons

    2. John Collins

    3. Mike Creegan

    4. Kevin Connolly

    5. Michael Boyle

    6. Daniel McKenna

    7. Aaron Cunningham

    8. Paddy Boyle

    9. Keith Scally

    10. JJ Matthews

    11. Conor Connolly

  • The Sligo team to face London on Sunday has been named. There are championship debuts for Luke Nicholson and Liam Gaughan while Kevin McDonnell will captain the side for the first time in the championship. Cathal Henry also starts after returning to the panel after the league campaign.

     

    1 Aidan Devaney

    2 Ross Donovan

    3 Luke Nicholson

    4 Charles Harrison

    5 Gerard O’Kelly Lynch

    6 Adrian McIntyre

    7 Neil Ewing

    8 Kevin McDonnell (Capt)

    9 Niall Murphy

    10 Cathal Henry

    11 Cian Breheny

    12 Pat Hughes

    13 Liam Gaughan

    14 Adrian Marren

    15 Kyle Cawley

  • Stephen Rochford has had an eventful two years at the helm of Mayo football. Two defeats to Galway in 2016 & 2017 have seen his team's written off early each championship season before going on to reach the All Ireland final and lose out narrowly to Dublin in thrillers. Will this year be the year that he finally gets one over on the maroon & white and go on to land a first Connacht title for Mayo since 2015 or will it be third time unlucky for the former Corofin boss? We chatted to him as he gets ready to send his side into battle and you can see that interview now.