Andy Moran

  • The new 11 million euro Leisure Complex at Lough Lannagh in Castlebar opened to the public yesterday.

    The complex, built by Mayo county council, comprises of an eight-lane competitive 25 meter swimming pool, a learning pool, a gym and aerobics studios, steam room, sauna and general purpose rooms.

    The new complex is set in front of Lough Lannagh, and adjacent to Lough Lannagh village, Castlebar Boxing club and Tennis club, and to the fore of the proposed new Mayo GAA pitches development.

    Mayo Footballer Andy Moran is the man at the helm of the new gym in the Leisure Complex, while accomplished swimmer David O’Malley is the Manager of the new swimming pool.

    The new complex is opening in phased stages – with the swimming pool area opening yesterday, the yoga and pilates facilities will open on Monday next and the new state of the art gym will open from Friday next.

    Andy Moran says the new Leisure Complex is located in an expanding Sporting hub in Castlebar and he believes it will offer unrivalled sporting facilities in the province

  • Ger Cafferkey has announced his retirement from the inter-county game.

    He is the second Mayo player, after Andy Moran, to retire after the 2019 season.

    The Mayo full back made over 100 appearances for his county, collected 6 Connacht medals and was named an All Star in 2012. 

    Ger made his debut under John O'Mahoney against New York in 2009 but enjoyed his best days during James Horan's first stint as manager.

    Ballina Stephenite's Michael Kilkenny has thanked the iconic Mayo number three for his dedication and service to both his club and county.

     

  • Mayo legend Andy Moran has announced his retirement from inter-county football.

    The 2017 footballer of the year will now focus on his club team Ballaghaderreen.

    Moran made the decision with manager James Horan yesterday.

    He had a remarkable career with Mayo swinging the tide in the infamous 2006 All-Ireland semi-final with Dublin.

    His recovery from a 2012 cruciate knee injury highlighted the resilience of Moran as a player and as a man.

    He got his first bit of National silverware this year as he reaped the League title with Mayo.

    As a key forward, play-maker and ball-winner in the Mayo set-up, Moran's departure will be heavily felt next season.

  • Andy Moran was on hand at the re-launch of Heiton Buckley in Castlebar today to officially open the new look store and he joined Gerry Glennon in the Midwest Radio cruiser for a chat. 

    The Mayo legend chatted about the past year which ended prematurely for the men in green and red with defeat to Kildare in Newbridge and about the furore that surrounded the #NewbridgeOrNowhere campaign.

    He expressed his regret about missing out on the inaugural "Super 8s" and gave us his pick as to who he thinks will emerge victorious and claim Sam Maguire now that Mayo are out of the picture.

    Listen below to the whole interview as the Ballaghaderreen ace reflected on the dreaded "retirement" word, how the game has changed since he first got the call to pull on the Mayo jersey and more in a wide ranging chat with Gerry.

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  • Mayo GAA Chairman Mike Connolly thanks Mayo legend Andy Moran for his service to the county.

    In a statement the Mayo GAA Chairman said ‘he was an outstanding forward as typified by his two All-Stars, 8 Connacht medals and numerous other accolades he won along the way. To play for your county 183 times is an unbelievable achievement.’

    Mayo manager James Horan said that Andy’s retirement brings to an end to an amazing inter-county playing career. Andy was a brilliant player and fantastic person that did everything humanly possible to be the best he could be.  

    During his career Andy won many accolades such as:


    8 Senior Connacht Championships(04,06,09,11,12,13,14,15)
    1 NFL Title
    1 Footballer of the Year 2017
    2 GAA All-Stars 2011 & 2017
    2 U-21 Connacht Championships(2003 & 2004)
    2 Minor Connacht Championships(2000 & 2001)
    3 Sigerson Cup(2004, 2005 & 2008)

  • A new state of the art gym opens to the public today at the 11 million euro Lough Lannagh Leisure Complex in Castlebar.

    The Mayo county council facility, opened its doors to the public last Friday with new 25 meter, 8 lane swimming pool opened first, and the new gym, located above the pool being managed and run by Mayo Footballer Andy Moran opens to the public today.

    Controversy over the cost to the public of utilizing the new facility continues to run, with local councillors calling on council officials earlier this week to reduce the prices, and demanding that a report on how the new charges were established  - to be brought before elected membesr at the May meeting of Castlebar Municipal District.