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  • Advice to supporters travelling to Dr Hyde Park this weekend

    Roscommon will play Down in Dr Hyde Park on Sunday next at 2pm. The game is being preceded by the Division 3 Ladies NFL Match between Roscommon and Meath which throws in at 12 noon.

    As there is a large crowd expected at the games patrons are asked to be considerate to others when parking their cars. A number of households have complained that their driveways were blocked by cars parking in front of gates during the Meath match.

    In addition, the Gardaí have stated that they ticketed a large number of cars which were parked on footpaths and others which were causing obstructions in housing estates.

    Roscommon town boasts year round free parking and there are sufficient public car parks around the town for all patrons to park safely.

    Patrons are urged to park legally and ensure that they do not obstruct any gate ways or park in a way that could prevent an emergency vehicle such as an ambulance or fire engine from gaining access to an incident.

  • Brisbane Lions confirm in statement to Midwest Sport that Cian Hanley has decided to return home

    The Brisbane Lions said farewell to teammate Cian Hanley today after the Category B Rookie decided to return to his homeland of Ireland.

    The 21-year-old made the difficult decision to part with the Club after experiencing personal challenges over the past 12 months. Hanley said it was the right decision for him to return home.

     “The club has been unbelievable, I’m very appreciative of what they’ve done over the last while. It’s no fault of theirs I’m going home,” Hanley told lions.com.au.

    “It’s just more me and personal reasons and I just think it’s the right time to go.” 

    Over the past few months, Hanley has had many discussions about his future with family, friends and the Club, working through all possible options to come to the best outcome for him and his family.

    General Manager of Football David Noble said the team will miss Cian's personality and tremendous work ethic. 

    “Cian has been one of our hardest workers over the last three years particularly, overcoming injury and personal adversity with such a professional attitude, it is very sad to see him go home. We will miss his infectious smile, his positive attitude and bubbly contribution to our Club. We wish him a safe trip back home to Ireland where he will reconnect with his family.” Noble said.

    Hanley followed older brother Pearce, a former Lion, to the Club in late 2014 after being selected with the 56th pick in the Rookie Draft.

    His first two seasons were crippled with injuries but in 2017 he played an important part in the NEAFL team’s premiership victory.

  • Corofin beat Moorefield to book club final spot

    AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Football Semi-Final 
    Corofin 1-06
    Moorefield 0-06

  • Double Header in Pearse Stadium to go ahead as planned following pitch inspection

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    A number of today's Allianz Football League ties have fallen victim to the weather, with more potentially to follow.

    Pearse Stadium passed a pitch inspection this morning so both Mayo & Galway in the Lidl Ladies National Football League and the Allianz Football League will go ahead as planned.

    The ladies game starts at noon while 2pm is the start time for the round 3 clash in the Allianz league game.

    Elsewhere in division one, Monaghan and Kerry is off while Kildare and Tyrone still goes ahead.

    In Division 2 the meetings of Clare and Tipperary, and Roscommon and Down, are both going ahead at present.

    As it stands Cork's game with Louth goes ahead.

    The rescheduled Division 2 clash of Cavan and Meath has again been called off, as well as the Division 3 meeting of Sligo and Fermanagh.

    Elsewhere in Division 3 Armagh face Longford, Derry take on Offaly and Wexford host Westmeath.

    While in Division 4 Antrim take on Wicklow and London face Limerick.

    That game in Ruislip throws in at 1pm, with all the other games underway at 2pm.

    Elsewhere, the Roscommon v Meath Ladies National Football League game has been postponed.

    Stay tuned to Midwest Radio for the latest updates.

  • Draft memorandums of understanding agreed between GAA and Camogie Association, and GAA and LGFA

    The GAA, Camogie Association and Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) are pleased to announce that draft memorandums of understanding have been agreed between the GAA and the Camogie Association, and between the GAA and the LGFA.

    The proposed memorandums seek to establish stronger links between the three organisations and are the result of over six months of separate discussion by the GAA with both organisations.

    The memorandums will become effective only when they have been approved by the Central Council of each organisation. In the case of the Camogie Association, a proposal to approve the memorandum will be discussed at its meeting on Wednesday March 14th, by the GAA on Saturday March 24th and by the LGFA on March 26th.

    The memorandums reflect the shared vision of the three organisations for a new overall organisational model within which the games, ideals and aspiration of all three Associations are equally developed and promoted. They recognise areas of common interest and give the Camogie Association and the LGFA representation on GAA committees, and vice versa. The memorandums have been drafted to a similar template but differ in that they reflect the different stages that the organisations have reached in discussions on developing a new relationship.

    While the proposals in these memorandums aim to strengthen the links within the family of Gaelic Games at national level only, they also commit the three organisations to explore a framework for further integration at provincial, county and club level.

    Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Aogán Ó Fearghail said: “I am delighted to confirm that draft Memorandums of Understanding have been agreed with both Cumann Camógaíochta and Cumann Peile na mBan and the closer worker relationship that these arrangements will give rise to is to be warmly welcomed.

  • Fermanagh defeat Sligo in refixed Allianz Football League encounter

    Allianz Football League 
    Division 3
    Fermanagh 0-13 
    Sligo 0-08 

  • GAA Annual Congress gets underway this evening

     

    Delegates from around the world are arriving for the GAA's Annual Congress, which gets underway at Croke Park this evening.

     

    It will be Director General Paraic Duffy's final Congress before retirement.

     

    The prohibition of sponsorship from betting companies and the definition of a melee are among the motions for debate.

  • Internal audit of Galway GAA's financial affairs will be completed by St Patrick's weekend

    An internal audit of Galway GAA’s financial affairs, which was ordered by the new treasurer Mike Burke, will be completed by St Patrick’s weekend.

    According to today’s Irish Independent, the audit will focus on broader financial administration issues.

    The audit is separate to a report compiled by a three-man committee who last year found anomalies in the manner in which gate receipts were reconciled at various grounds around the county.

    Galway GAA showed a fairly healthy balance sheet at last December’s convention, when a profit, before depreciation, of €418,773 was recorded, which was up from €79,421 the previous year.

    Beyond a lucrative sponsorship deal with Supermacs, considerable debt has built up with the purchase of land for development of a training centre at Mountain South. The sum owed to Central Council is estimated at around €2.6m, on top of ticket money still owed to Croke Park, dating back to 2015.

  • Kerry defeat Mayo in Allianz Football League action

    Allianz Football League
    Division 1
    Kerry 1-15
    Mayo 2-09 

  • Mary Immaculate capture Trench Cup title

    Trench Cup Final 
    Mary Immaculate 2-14 
    WIT 1-16 

    Plenty of Mayo involvement in the Mary Immaculate team - James McNeive from Knock, Ciaran McManamon from Burrishoole and Darragh McConnell from Tourmakeady

  • Mayo selector hit with proposed two-month suspension

    Mayo selector Tony McEntee has been hit with a proposed two month suspension, while the Mayo and Galway County Boards have been fined €4,000 each after an investigation into a prolonged incident in last Sunday’s game between the sides.

    According to this morning’s Irish Independent, McEntee has the facility to seek a hearing for the proposed ban under rule 7.2(c) which governs misconduct by team officials.

  • Mayo team to face Dublin is named

    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

  • Roscommon team to face Down on Sunday is named

    Roscommon Senior Football team manager Kevin McStay this evening named his team to play Down in the third round of the Allianz League Division Two in Dr Hyde Park Roscommon on Sunday next at 2pm.

    The team features a number of changes to the team that started against Tipperary last Sunday in Semple Stadium.

    Regular net minder Éire Óg’s Colm Lavin makes way for James Featherston of Roscommon Gaels who will be making his senior inter county debut for Roscommon on Sunday. Fintan Cregg, Ciaráin Murtagh make way for Cian Mc Keon and Finbar Cregg while Brian Stack replaces Seán Mullooly.

    There is a welcome return to the match day panel for Ultan Harney. The Clann na nGael man missed the entire championship campaign for Roscommon last year due to injury.

    The game is preceded by the Ladies Division Three clash between Roscommon and Meath, the first double header involving Roscommon football teams to be played in Hyde Park.

    1          James Featherston Roscommon Gaels

    2          David Murray          Padraig Pearses

    3          John McManus        Roscommon Gaels

    4          Niall McInerney      St Brigid’s

    5          Niall Daly     Padraig Pearses

    6          Fergal Lennon         Clann na nGael

    7          Brian Stack  St Brigid’s

    8          Tadgh O’Rourke      Tulsk

    9          Enda Smith  Boyle

    10        Finbar Cregg           Western Gaels

    11        Niall Kilroy  Fuerty

    12        Conor Devaney (C) Kilbride

    13        Diarmuid Murtagh St Faithleach’s

    14        Ciaran Lennon        Clann na nGael

    15        Cian McKeon           Boyle

                           

    16        Colm Lavin  Éire Óg

    17        Ciaráin Murtagh    St Faithleach’s

    18        Conor Daly   Padraig Pearses

    19        Donie Smith Boyle

    20        Henry Walsh            Kilbride

    21        Hubert Darcy           Kilbride

    22        Ian Kilbride  St Brigid’s

    23        Peter Domican         St Brigid’s

    24        Ronan Daly  Padraig Pearses

    25        Sean McDermott     Western Gaels

    26        Ultan Harney          Western Gaels

  • Roscommon team to face Louth on Sunday is named

     

    Kevin Mc Stay the Roscommon senior team manager has named his team to face Louth on Sunday next in the Gaelic Grounds in Drogheda at 2-00pm.

    The team and subs are listed below.

    1          James Featherston Roscommon Gaels

    2          Sean Mc Dermott    Western Gaels

    3          Peter Domican         St Brigid’s

    4          David Murray          Padraig Pearses

    5          Ronan Daly  Padraig Pearses

    6          Niall Daly     Padraig Pearses

    7          Ross Timothy           St. Croan’s

    8          Enda Smith  Boyle

    9          Conor Daly   Padraig Pearses

    10        Ciaráin Murtagh    St Faithleach’s

    11        Niall Kilroy  Fuerty

    12        Conor Devaney  (Capt.)     Kilbride

    13        Diarmuid Murtagh St Faithleach’s

    14        Ciaran Lennon        Clann na nGael

    15        Cathal Cregg           Western Gaels

               

     

    Subs  

    16        Colm Lavin  Éire Óg

    17        Cathal Compton      Strokestown

    18        Donie Smith Boyle

    19        Fergal Lennon         Clann na nGael

    20        Fintan Cregg           Elphin

    21        Henry Walsh            Kilbride

    22        Ian Kilbride  St Brigid’s

    23        John McManus        Roscommon Gaels

    24        Philip Neilan           Fuerty

    25        Shane Killoran        Elphin

     

    26        Tadhg McKenna     Boyle

  • Sligo V Fermanagh NFL match refixed for next Sunday

    The Allianz National Football league match between Sligo and Fermanagh, which was postponed yesterday due to imclement weather, will be played next Sunday.

    The Round 3 game has been refixed for 2pm in Markievicz Park, Sligo.

  • Stephen Rochford says discipline is an issue going forward

    Mayo manager Stephen Rochford admitted his team lost discipline during yesterday's Division 1 defeat to Galway.

    The manager said he was very disappointed, “but we lost our discipline and that's something we have to look at."

    Commenting on the incident that resulted in Cillian O'Connor being shown a red card, which means he will be suspended for the upcoming Dublin clash, Rochford said he had no qualms with referee Anthony Nolan's decision.

     

  • Swinford Appeal To DRA Dismissed

    SWINFORD GAA Club will begin the 2018 Mayo GAA League season in Division 1D of the league.

    Midwest Radio Sport can confirm that the club saw their appeal against a deduction of points by the Mayo Co Board for fielding an illegal player against Bonniconlon dismissed by the Dispute Resolutions Authority last night.

    The final verdict brings to an end several months of boardroom wrangling after Bonniconlon lodged an objection to the use of an illegal player by Swinford in their final league game of the 2017 Division 1C campaign. When the North Mayo club had their appeal upheld by the County Board, Swinford brought an appeal to the Connacht GAA Council. 

    The Connacht GAA Board ruled in favour of Swinford but on further examination by the Central Appeals Committee in Croke Park, this ruling was dismissed. Swinford's final port of call was the DRA but after several weeks of scrutiny and oral hearings with officials from Bonniconlon, Swinford, Mayo GAA and Connacht GAA, the DRA ruled in favour of Bonniconlon and upheld the original decision of Mayo GAA to award the points to them.

    That all means that Bonniconlon finish the 2017 Division 1C season on ten points while Swinford end on six points and thus are relegated to Division 1D. Louisburgh and Castlebar Mitchels both finished the campaign on eight points and were awaiting the outcome of the DRA ruling to see where they stood. According to Mayo GAA league rules, when two teams finish level on points, their final placing will be decided by the head-to-head result. Louisburgh defeated Mitchels B in June of 2017 but the fate of the two teams has yet to be confirmed officially. 

    With an end in sight to the situation however it does appear that the final league placings for 2017 will be confirmed very shortly, with the 2018 fixtures to come.

    Below is the a part of the verdict as delivered by the DRA which Midwest Radio has managed to get a copy of.

    FACTUAL BACKGROUND

    1.

    The within application relates to the awarding by the Third Named

    Respondent (Mayo CCC) of a Mayo Senior League Division 1C football fixture

    which took place on 22 October 2017 on foot of an objection by the Fourth

    Named Respondent (Bonniconlon).

    2.

    Interestingly, Mayo GAA have divided the League into Division 1A, 1B, 1C,

    1D, 1E and 1F. The reason for using this lettered and numbered terminology is

    not to stigmatise those clubs in the lowered tiers of the division. Also, a club

    (as was the case here) with more than one team would then nominate players

    to play in the upper tiers of the division which must include at least twelve

    players from the previous year’s championship.

    3.

    On Sunday 23rd September 2017, the Claimant Club played Burrishoole in a

    Division 1C game and a player from the Claimant’s Club received a red card.

    The penalty as in normal course was a one match suspension in the same code

    and at the same level, applicable to the next game in the same competition. This

    sanction was accepted and not queried by the player. He was not one of the

    nominated players.

    4.

    On Sunday 15th October 2017, the Claimant played Ardnaree in a Division 1E

    game and that player did not play. However, he did play the following Division

    1C game on the 22nd October 2017 against Bonniconlon believing he had

    already served his suspension. The Claimant won that game by a point and an

    objection was lodged by Bonniconlon to Mayo CCC. The Tribunal did not hear

    evidence from the player and the facts here in relation to serving his suspension

    in Division 1E game is merely a presumption on our part.

    5.

    The Claimant appealed the Mayo CCC decision dated 6 November 2017 to the

    Second Respondent - Coiste Eisteachta Chonnacht (Connacht HC). Following

     

     

    a hearing on 21 November 2017, Connacht HC upheld the Claimant’s appeal.

    Thereafter, the Fourth Respondent - Mhuinne Chonaillain (Bonniconlon)

    successfully appealed the matter to An Lár Choiste Achomhairc (CAC). The

    Claimant has identified the CAC decision dated 15 December 2017 as the sole

    disputed decision.

    6.

    When the hearing commenced the Tribunal reserved its position on the initial

    jurisdictional point by the CAC pending further discussions between members

    of the Tribunal and by agreement and to facilitate the parties it proceeded to

    hear the substantive issues. We now set out our decision in relation to that

    preliminary jurisdictional issue and as a result, the latter substantive issue is

    largely irrelevant.

    FINDINGS

    7.

    The appeal by the fourth named Respondent, Bonniconlon before the CAC was

    on three grounds inter alia(1) Connacht HC had erred and misapplied Rule

    7.11(o) T.O. 2017 (2) Connacht HC had erred and misapplied Rule 7.10(d)(1) by

    ruling the objection out of order under Rule 7.10(e)(1) in circumstances where

    this was not raised by the Claimant at the objection hearing before the Mayo

    CCC or Connacht HC (3) Connacht HC had erred and misapplied Rule 7.11(p).

    This is our numbering for ease of reference.

    8.

    9.

    The CAC upheld the appeal on one ground, that is number (2) above and

    simply put, they had no jurisdiction in the matter considering this argument

    was not previously raised by the Claimant either before the Mayo CCC or

    Connacht HC.

    It was accepted on behalf of the Claimant that they did not raise the ‘deeming

    of the objection in order’ under Rule 7.10(e)(1) either before the Mayo CCC or

     

     

    Connacht HC but did raise Rule 7.10(d)(1) and by implication that would have

    included Rule 7.10(e)(1) and therefore, no prejudice occurs.

    10.

    However, to succeed under Rule 7.10(d)(1) one must first challenge the

    substance of the decision by the Mayo CCC which was made under Rule

    7.10(e)(1) deeming the objection in order and unfortunately this was not done

    by the Claimant.

    DETERMINATION

    11.

    12.

    The Tribunal finds that it has no jurisdiction to hear this dispute and dismisses

    the claim.

    Rule 7.13(d) is very clear that no member or unit shall refer a matter for

    Arbitration until all available avenues of Appeal under the Rules have been

    exhausted. In this instance, this did not occur.

    13.

    Whilst one would have sympathy for the Claimant given their impressive

    arguments before us on the vagueness in the suspension as outlined against the

    player concerned (which coincidentally as an aside, it may have been read in

    favour of the player) it nevertheless would create a very unhelpful precedent

    to allow points of arguments before us to proceed where they were not

    previously adjudicated by those other Units of the Association. This is a well-

    established Rule of Law. As such, previous arguments before the Units must

    be exhaustively adjudicated on.

    RECOMMENDATION 

     

    14.

    The Tribunal recommends that where Match Suspension based disciplinary

    sanctions are being proposed/imposed on players that such notices indicate

    clearly to what specific game(s)/league division a suspension arises i.e. in what

    code, at what level and in what competition.


    This is the unanimous decision of the Tribunal

  • UCD capture Sigerson Cup title

    Sigerson Cup Final 
    UCD 1-13 
    NUIG 2-09