GAA

  • 18,000 euro has today been allocated to Belmullet GAA Club for the installation of a fence and the purchase of nets.

    The funding from the dept of the Gaeltacht and the Islands, has been announced today by the Minister for Rural affairs Michael Ring

    The Minister describes Belmullet GAA Club as a fantastic club with over 400 members, 2 playing pitches, and 4 changing rooms. It serves eight primary schools and two secondary schools and its facilities are used by other clubs in the area for training.

  • 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.

  • All 33 of this weekend's Allianz National League have been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions.

    The fifth round of Hurling League games will now be played next weekend with quarter-finals moved to St Patrick's weekend.

    The semis will be played a week later with the final pushed back to the 31st of March.

    Round Five of the Football League will be rescheduled for the weekend of March 11th. Any exceptions to the above will be addressed in the revised fixture programme to be issued on Monday. 

    Meanwhile All Lidl National Football League games scheduled for this weekend have been postponed, due to adverse weather conditions. 

    Counties involved in Division 3 and 4 will play this round on the weekend of the 17th/18th March and Counties involved in Division 1 and 2 will play their games on the weekend of the 7th/8th April.

  • Sunday’s blockbuster of Mayo & Galway will be live on Midwest Radio with thanks to our championship sponsor Salamanca’s Tapas Bar Dublin.

    Angelina Nugent will bring you all the big match build up and post match analysis live from our satellite cruiser in an extended Sunday Sports Show from 2-7pm with former Mayo star Alan Dillon and Galway great Michael Meehan. 

    The game throws in at 4pm and Michael D. McAndrew will be joined by Martin Carney for commentary on the tie.

    Both teams are due to be announced tomorrow evening.

  • 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.

  • Cillian O’Connor has been confirmed as the captain of the Mayo Senior Football team for a third successive season.

    Mayo manager Stephen Rochford confirmed the news this afternoon at the Connacht GAA Centre in Bekan, at the press launch ahead of the start of the 2018 Connacht senior football championship.

  • Today’s Colleran C Final between Our Lady’s Belmullet & St. Gerald’s Castlebar has been postponed.

    The final will be re-scheduled for Early May.

  • There will be no tickets on sale for the much anticipated clash of Mayo v Galway at the stadium tomorrow. The last remaining tickets are available through Supervalu and Centra stores only. 
    Patrons are reminded that all persons(including children) entering the stadium must have a match ticket. 
  • Saturday's Connacht Post Primary Schools Senior A Final between Rice College and St Attracta's has been postponed due to weather conditions. It had been scheduled for Tuam Stadium. 

    Following school closures, weather warnings and forecasted deterioration of conditions over the coming days, Comhairle Chonnacht have decided to postpone all Post Primary Schools fixtures scheduled for Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March.

    Refixture dates for these games will be sent out to all Schools on Monday 5th March.

    The Connacht GAA Post Primary Schools Senior A Championship Football Final is now scheduled for Saturday 10th March 2018 in Tuam Stadium, Throw in 12.30pm.

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

  • All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship Final
    Corofin 2-19 
    Nemo Rangers 0-10

  • Galway club Corofin will travel to the Big Apple next week for a challenge match with New York, as the Exiles prepare for what they hope will be a first ever win in the Connacht senior football championship next month.

    New York have gone close to defeating Galway and Roscommon in recent years in the championship, and have invited the recently crowned All-Ireland club champions to come to New York next week to play a warm-up game.

    The Galway club, who recently won their third All-Ireland club title, will use the trip as a fundraising event and also to celebrate their recent national crown and their success of 2015.

    Corofin club chairman Michael Ryder says they will be bringing the players from 2015 as well, and it’s a reward for the current side and the 2015 squad.

    The Corofin footballers will fly out next Thursday and the match against New York will take place that evening in Gaelic Park.

    New York will be hoping for their first championship win when they take on Leitrim at Gaelic Park on May 6.

  • Elvery's MacHale Park in Castlebar will play host to two Connacht football championship matches this evening.

    The action gets underway with the meeting of Mayo and Roscommon in the Connacht Junior Football Championship quarter-final at 6.30pm.

    That will be followed by the Connacht U17 Football championship first round clash of Mayo and Leitrim at 8pm.

    The new Connacht Minor Football championship will be run on a round-robin basis this year, meaning the competing counties will be guaranteed at least four games.

     

     

  • GAA

    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.

  • 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.

  • Allianz Football League 
    Division 1
    Dublin 2-10 
    Mayo 0-12

  • Lidl Ladies National League Division 1
    Dublin 2-08 
    Mayo 0-12 

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

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    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.

  • The G-A-A has announced the details of this Sunday's Allianz National Hurling League Division One quarter-finals.

    All-Ireland champions Galway are away to Wexford at 2pm on Sunday,

    Offaly welcome Kilkenny to Tullamore for a 1pm throw-in,

    it's a 3pm start for the meeting of Dublin and Tipperary at Parnell Park,

    and having secured promotion to One A yesterday, Limerick host their neighbours Clare at 4pm.