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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 

  • Eager to compete against the best in the country, a group of Moy Valley Athletic Club athletes made the trip to Rathfarnham for the illustrious Rathfarnham 5k, one of the biggest and fastest 5k races in the country. The race has a reputation of enabling fast times and attracting fast athletes. This year's race had 946 finishers on the day and the Moy Valley finishers all posted personal bests for 5k on the road.

    The race was won by Irish International Kevin Dooney in a blistering 14:29. Keelan Kilrehill finished in 8th place overall in 15:04 and was first junior man to cross the line. It was a magnificent gutsy yet fluid run for Keelan to be able to compete at this level and inspire his team to excel also.

    Next for the Moy Valley athletes was Kevin Maye who posted a time of 16:11. Kevin has seen his times tumble in recent months and this is testament to his dedication to training. Only eight seconds behind Kevin was Cormac McDermott who put in a personal best performance over 5k to cross the line in 16:19, a great run from the Leaving Cert student!

    When you compete in a team competition, you want everyone to contribute to the collective effort and there were no better team members than Conor McLoughlin and Luke Johnson. Conor put in his typical heart and soul effort to post a time of 17:16 and Luke kept Conor in his sights to finish in 17:30. The accumulated times decided where the prizes were going and with five athletes coming in under 17:30, Moy Valley AC were hopeful they were in the shake-up. There was delight when it was announced that the Junior Men’s team of Keelan Kilrehill, Cormac McDermott, Conor McLoughlin and Luke Johnson won the Junior Men’s team race and indeed were fourth team overall.

    Eager to participate, Brendan Kilrehill also completed the race. Coach Philip Finnerty had the team well prepared for the race and all should be looking forward the cross country season just underway.

    Training for Moy Valley Athletic Club takes place for over 7’s on the cross country course in Belleek and Ballina Town FC astro turf pitch at 6:30 pm every Monday and Wednesday. Mini athletics for six year olds takes place at 6:30 pm on a Friday in the gym at St.Muredach’s College.

  • The need to designate a portion of the 38 acres of land acquired by Mayo County Council on the Golf Course Road in Westport, for sport and recreation, was highlighted by Westport based Independent Cllr Christy Hyland at the November meeting of the West Mayo Municipal District. 

    He believes that demands on sporting activities in Westport look set to increase, with the last census showing an increase in population of 400 in Westport town and that increase occurred during a recession. 

    It is envisaged that a portion of the land acquired by the local authority will be zoned for housing. 

    The Councillor said a ladies football team in the town, earlier this month, found it difficult to find a location to play a home match. 

    Cllr Hyland says they eventually found a location, but the situation needs to be addressed. 

  • 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.