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  • Connacht have tied another of their key players to a new contract.

    Winger Matt Healy will stay with the province until at least the summer of 2020.

    Healy is Connacht's record try-scorer, crossing the whitewash 44-times in 104 appearances to date.

    His commitment follows that of back row Eoghan Masterson yesterday.

     

  • 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.

  • David McConn and Tom Phillips were last night appointed as joint managers of the Mayo U21 hurling team.

    The Ballyhaunis pair were officially ratified last night by delegates at the County Board meeting.

    And Jarlath Trench was officially ratified as Mayo Junior Football manager at last night’s meeting.

    The Davitts club man has been busy preparing ahead of Mayo’s opening championship game on Wednesday May 2nd.

    Mayo will face Leitrim that evening in Charlestown.

    The Connacht Junior final will then take place on Sunday May 13th at 2pm as a curtain raiser to the Connacht senior clash between Mayo & Galway.

     

     

     

  • SFAI U16 Cup CFA Regional Final 
    Manulla 1-0 Salthill Devon 

  • Mayo Junior A Championship 
    Group 1
    Kilmovee Shamrocks 2-13 
    Ardagh 0-08

    Achill 1-08 
    Ballycastle 1-07

    Group 2
    Killala 1-13 
    Balllintubber 1-09 

    Group 4
    Knockmore 2-13 
    Ballina Stephenites 1-09 

    Balla 2-16
    Charlestown 1-11 

    Junior B 
    Group 1
    Swinford v Kiltimagh - w/o for Kiltimagh 

    Group 2
    Westport 1-22
    Ardnaree 0-11 

    Group 3
    Ballaghaderreen v Claremorris - w/o for Claremorris 

    Group 4
    Kilfian 1-11
    Lacken 0-6

    Junior C 
    Group 4
    Westport v Mayo Gaels - conceded by Mayo Gaels 

    Michael Walsh Senior League
    Group 1
    Davitts v Claremorris - OFF 

    Group 2
    Ballintubber v Westport - OFF 

    Group 3
    Breaffy v Bohola Moy Davitts - conceded by Breaffy 

    Aghamroe v Crossmolina - postponed 

    Intermediate 
    Group 1
    Lahardane v Ballinrobe - not played 

    Group 3
    Belmullet v Bonniconlon - w/o for Belmullet 

    Group 4
    Islandeady 2-15 
    Castlebar Mitchels 1-12 

    Shrule/Glencorrib 1-15 
    Ballyhaunis 1-13 

    Genfitt cup 
    Quarter Final 
    Tooreen 2-17 
    Westport 1-14 

  • The Mayo League narrowly lost out to Finn Harps in the opening round of the EA Cup last night.

    It finished 4-3 to the home side but Mayo came very close to pushing the game to extra time.

    Finn Harps led 2-0 at half time, thanks to first half goals from Manulla native Jesse Devers and Michael O’Connor.

    They were 4-0 up after 56 minutes after early second half goals from Lee Toland and John O’Flynn, but Brendan Lavelle pulled one back for Mayo three minutes later.

    They added a second in the 71st minute from Sean Morrissey and Brendan Lavelle added another goal in the 82nd minute.

     However, despite great pressure play, the elusive fourth goal didn’t arrive.

     

  • Mayo's Rachel Kearns is among the 45 nominees named this evening for the 2018 TG4 Ladies All-Star Football Team.

    Senior champions Dublin, who made history by claiming back-to-back titles on September 16, lead the way with 14 nominations, while runners-up Cork are honoured with 12 players on the list.

    There are eight nominations for Ulster champions Donegal, while Connacht champions Galway have three players included on the long list - Sinead Burke, Nicola Ward and Tracey Leonard.

    Kerry have two All-Star nominations while Mayo, Sligo, Tipperary, Cavan, Armagh and Tyrone have one player each on the list of nominees.

    Mayo's Rachel Kearns is nominated at right half-back, while Sligo goalkeeper Noelle Gormley is also included.

    One player will be chosen from three shortlisted in each of the 15 positions to make up the final selection.

    The 2018 TG4 All Star team will be announced at a gala banquet at the Citywest Hotel on Saturday, December 1, along with the Junior, Intermediate and Senior Players’ Player of the Year award winners, the Provincial Young Players of the Year and the 2018 inductee into the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) Hall of Fame.

     

     

     

  • Michael Walsh Senior League
    Group 1
    Claremorris v Ballaghaderreen - conceded by Ballaghaderreen
    Knockmore v Davitts - conceded by Davitts

    Group 2
    Ballina Stephenites v Ballintubber - conceded by Balllintubber

    Garrymore 2-18 
    Westport 0-11 

    Group 3
    Aghamore 3-18 
    Bohola Moy Davitts 1-08 

    Crossmolina v Breaffy - conceded by Breaffy 

    Group 4
    Charlestown 1-16
    Hollymount-Carramore 2-11 

    Intermediate Group 1
    Kiltimagh 4-11 
    Burrishoole 1-09 

    Cill Chomain v Lahardane - conceded by Lahardane 

    Group 3
    Belmullet v Tourmakeady - conceded by Tourmakeady 

    Group 4
    Castlebar Mitchels 4-11 
    Ardagh 3-10 

  • 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.

  • 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.

     

  • Mayo Snr League Division 4

    Sun, 27 May,

    (Round: Round 6), Ballina Stephenites 4-17 Davitts 2-8

    Sun, 27 May,

    (Round: Round 6), Westport St Patrick's 0-0 Castlebar Mitchels Football 0-1

    Sun, 27 May,

    (Round: Round 6), Killala 1-17 Tuar Mhic Éadaigh 0-12

    Sun, 27 May,

    (Round: Round 6), Kilcommon 1-8 Knockmore 2-15

    Sun, 27 May,

    (Round: Round 6), Charlestown Sarsfields 0-0 Swinford 0-1

    Mayo Snr League Division 5

    Sun, 27 May,

    (Round: Round 6), Aghamore 0-1 Garrymore 0-0

    Sun, 27 May,

    (Round: Round 6), Kilfian 2-8 Belmullet 0-10

    Sun, 27 May,

    (Round: Round 6), Ballycroy W/O Hollymount-Carramore  -

    Sun, 27 May,

    (Round: Round 6), Ardnaree Sarsfields 0-1 Kiltimagh 0-0

    Mayo Snr League Division 6A

    Sun, 27 May,

    (Round: Round 5), Moygownagh 0-11 Kilmovee Shamrocks 0-8

    Sun, 27 May,

    (Round: Round 5), Kiltane 5-14 Knockmore 4-13

    Mayo Snr League Division 6B

    Wed, 23 May,

    (Round: Round 5), Kilmeena 2-15 Westport St Patrick's 1-8

    Sun, 27 May,

    (Round: Round 5), Bohola Moy Davitts 2-9 Burrishoole 4-16

    Sun, 27 May,

    (Round: Round 5), Mayo Gaels  -  Louisburgh W/O

     

  • Willie Mullins' domination of the Galway Festival continued last night.

    Riven Light was a 10-to-1 winner of the feature race on day 2, the Colm Quinn BMW Novice Hurdle, to bring Mullins' winning total to four.

    He saddles six entrants in the feature on day 3 - the Galway Plate.

    Patrick's Park is due to go off as favourite for that one.

    The action at Ballybrit gets underway at 5.10.

  • The throw-in times for the All Ireland Club Championship finals have been confirmed.

    The football final meeting of Corofin and Nemo Rangers will be first up at Croke Park on Patrick's Day, with a 2pm throw-in time.

    That's followed by the hurling final meeting of defending champions Cuala and Limerick's Na Piarsaigh at quarter-to-4.