GAA

  • U-C-C were the big winners on the opening night of the Sigerson Cup.

    They were 7-25 to 2-04 winners over Athlone I-T at the Mardyke.

    U-L beat D-I-T by just one point in Grangegorman. St. Mary's overcame N-U-I Galway in a free-taking competition.

    Defending champions UCD get their campaign underway this afternoon when they face Cork I-T in Belfield.

    Garda welcome I-T Sligo in Templemore

  • NUIG Connacht Post Primary Schools 
    Senior B Final 

    St Nathy's 2-12 
    St Mary's Strokestown 1-13 AET

  • 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.

     

  • Eirgrid U20 All-Ireland Football Final 
    Kildare 1-18 
    Mayo 1-16

    All-Ireland Senior Football Championship 
    Dublin 4-24 
    Roscommon 2-16

    Tyrone 1-17 
    Donegal 1-13

    All-Ireland Senior Hurling Semi-Final Replay
    Galway 1-17 
    Clare 2-13

  • Galway Senior Quarter Finals 
    Milltown 0-12 Salthill/Knocknacarra 1-09 AET
    Corofin 2-10 Caherlistrane 1-06 

  • Mayo Senior Club Championship 
    Group 1
    Ballaghaderreen 2-09 
    Ballina Stephenites 1-11 

    Mayo Intermediate Championship 
    Group 3
    The Neale 1-14
    Ballinrobe 0-13

    Ardnaree 1-14
    Castlebar Mitchels 1-08 

    Group 4
    Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin 2-10 
    Lahardane 0-09 

    Louisburgh 1-11 
    Shrule/Glencorrib 1-03

  • Jnr B Group 3 Play Off

    Eastern Gaels

    2-3

    v

    0-12

    Aghamore

    Mayo Snr League Division 2

    Kilmaine

    1-11

    v

    1-9

    Ballinrobe

    Bohola Moy Davitts 

    3-11

     

    4-23

    Ballaghaderreen

    Mayo Snr League Division 3

    Lahardane

    2-11

    v

    0-17

    Ballyhaunis

    Mayo Snr League Division 4

    Ballina Stephenites

    1-12

    v

    6-17

    Westport GAA

    Ballintubber

    0-12

    v

    2-12

    Castlebar Mitchels

    Charlestown Sarsfields

    0-14

    v

    2-10

    Killala

    Cill Chomain

    5-15

    v

    5-5

    Tuar Mhic Éadaigh

    Kilmovee Shamrocks

    1-9

    v

    4-10

    Davitts

    Mayo Snr League Division 5

    Ardnaree

    5-15

    v

    0-11

    Ballycroy

    Claremorris

    3-13

    v

    5-13

    Kiltimagh

    Homeland Under 16 A Championship Cup

    Castlebar Mitchels

    2-14

    v

    1-6

    Kilmeena

    Homeland Under 16 B Championship Cup

    Béal an Mhuirthead

    4-19

    v

    4-4

    The Neale

    Homeland Under 16 D Championship Cup 2018

    Erris St. Pats

    2-6

    v

    1-11

    Ardmoy MacHales

     

  • Kennedys Intermediate Football Championship Group 1

    Sun, 05 Aug,

    (Round: Round 1), Curry 1-19 Geevagh 2-12
    (Round: Round 1), Coolaney/Mullinabreena 0-14 St Mary's 1-15

    Sun, 05 Aug,

    (Round: Round 1), Ballymote 0-8 Shamrock Gaels 2-13

    Kennedys Intermediate Football Championship Group 3

    Sun, 05 Aug,

    (Round: Round 1), Castleconnor 0-11 Enniscrone/Kilglass 1-10

     

  • Senior Group 1
    Coolaney Mullinabreena 0-12
    Tubbercurry 1-08

    St Mary's 1-14
    Eastern Harps 1-12 

    Intermediate Group 2
    Bunninadden 3-15
    St Michael's 0-07 

    Group 3
    Castleconnor 1-13 
    St Patrick's Dromard 2-05

  • 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

  • Ted Webb results
    Group 1
    Mayo EW 5-08 Roscommon 1-08 
    Galway 1-10 Roscommon 1-04 

    Group 2
    Sligo 4-07 Leitrim 1-07 
    Galway CW 1-06 Mayo NS 0-04
    Mayo NS 4-07 Leitrim 2-04 
    Galway CW 2-07 Sligo 0-04  

  • TG4 has today announced a four-year extension of their sponsorship of the All-Ireland ladies football championships.

    The sponsorship deal will now run until the end of the 2022 campaign.

    TG4 have committed to screening 17 championship fixtures during the 2018 season, beginning on 14 July and running until All-Ireland final day on 16 September, when the junior, intermediate and senior deciders will all be carried live.

    The 2018 TG4 All-Ireland ladies football championships will begin on Sunday with the Group 3 meeting of Clare and Down in Kinnegad.

    Following Lidl’s three-year extension of its sponsorship of the National League, this is the second major sponsorship renewal secured by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association in 2018.

     

     

  • The proposed football rule changes to be discussed by Central Council this weekend have been finalised.

    As previously reported, the proposed alteration to the kick-out rule has been changed to see all kickouts taken from the 20-metre line needing to clear the 45.

    A sin-bin period of ten minutes to be introduced for players receiving a black card.

    There'll be a limit of three consecutive handpasses

    All sideline kicks must be played forward, unless inside the opposition 20-metre line

    And the application of the mark is to be extended for a clean catch from play inside the 45

    Central Council will decide which rules will be trialled in the provincial pre-season competitions and the 2019 Allianz Leagues.

  • Check out our weekend review of everything that happened this weekend in sport including an interview with Mayo hurling manager Derek Walsh as the senior hurlers booked their place in the Division 2B NHL Final with a hard fought victory over Wicklow in Ballina on Sunday. We also look back at the action from Saturday night as Mayo men and women fell short against their Dublin counterparts. 

    There was also plenty of action on the local GAA scene and in the boxing ring which Michael D McAndrew and Cormac O'Malley reflect on below.

  • The throw-in time for Sunday week's Connacht Senior Club Football Final has been revised. 

    The meeting of Ballintubber and Corofin in Elverys MacHale Park will throw in at the later time of 2pm. The game will be live on Midwest Radio with thanks to Corrigan's Ballintubber Stores. 

     

  • Tickets for the eagerly awaited Connacht Senior Football Championship meeting of Mayo and Galway on Sunday May 13th in Elverys MacHale Park will go on sale from tomorrow afternoon.

    The game starts at 4pm and will be preceded by the Connacht Junior Football Final at 1.30pm.

    Stand tickets will be priced at €30, uncovered seating €25, Juveniles €5 and special group passes also available through club secretaries.

    Tickets can be purchased from the Connacht GAA Centre, local County Board, online through www.gaa.ie/tickets , your local GAA Club, ticketmaster and from selected SuperValu and Centra Stores.

    Patrons are reminded that everyone requires a ticket for the game which is expected to be a sell-out.

  • The Fixtures details have been officially confirmed by Connacht Council ahead of a busy weekend in the club provincial scene.

    On Sunday the Connacht Club Senior Football Championship semi-finals take centre stage.

    At 1.30pm in Carrick On Shannon Ballintubber face Aughawillian while at the same time in Dr. Hyde Park it's the meeting of reigning All-Ireland Champions Corofin and Clann na Gael.

    The AIB Club Intermediate Football Championship semi-final meeting of Belmullet and An Spideal is down from 1.30pm in Tuam Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

    The other last four meeting between Fuerty and Shamrock Gaels is fixed for 1.30pm on Sunday in Coolooney.

    The AIB Club Junior Football Championship semi-final between Balla and Easkey is down for decision at 1.30pm on Saturday in Enniscrone.

    The other Junior semi-final sees Kilglass Gaels clash with Clonbur at 1.30pm in Tuam Stadium on Sunday.

    Tooreen are in the AIB Club Intermediate Hurling Championship semi-final this Saturday when they face St. Gabriels at 1pm in Ruislip.

  • Connacht Intermediate Club Hurling Quarter Final 
    Tooreen 0-17
    Athleague 1-09

  • Sligo Senior Football Quarter Final 
    Toiurlestrane 2-15 St Molaise Gaels 1-05

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    Tuam Stadium has been confirmed as the venue for Sunday's FBD League Final between Galway and Roscommon.

    The game throws-in at 1.30 on Sunday.

    Galway overcame Mayo in the semi-final in Tuam last Sunday, winning 4-2 on penalties, while Roscommon defeated Sligo at Dr Hyde Park.