• Thursday 8th August 2019

    Elverys Sports Super League—Round 16

    Claremorris           7  v  0     Ballyglass             

    Castlecourt Hotel Premier League—Round 15

    Swinford                3  v  1     Manulla ‘B’         

    Castlecourt Hotel Premier League—Round 16

    Conn Rangers      2  v  4     Bangor Hibs        

    Glenhest Rovers   3  v  0     Fahy Rovers




  • A third of all Coast Guard stations and buildings around the country have no basic facilities such as running water or bathrooms.

    A senior Irish Coast Guard officer told The Irish Times his search and rescue team is forced to use “the nearest fence” for a toilet despite a 15-year fight for rudimentary upgrading.

    The seven main stations without any basic facilities include Cleggan in Co Galway and Ballyglass in Co Mayo.

    Figures released by the Department of Transport show 19 of the 58 Coast Guard stations and sub-stations dotted along the State’s shores are without running water, bathroom facilities or access to the internet.

    The department – which itself describes the Coast Guard as Ireland’s “fourth blue light” emergency service after the ambulance, fire brigade and Garda – said 10 of the stations are sub-units or secondary buildings to a main Coast Guard station.

    Michael Hurst, officer in charge of Ballyglass Coast Guard station, which played a key role in the search for the Rescue 116 disaster victims last year, told the paper his 20-strong volunteer team deserves better.

    “The station is just a building with an insulated roof, it has some heaters in it, and our radio equipment and pager,” he said. “We have to go to an outside tap at the pier for water, we have no fridge or anything.”

  • Ballyglass FC have appointed a new managerial team.

    John Noonan and Joe Regan will manage the Mayo Football League sides' first team this season.

    Both are club men who have been involved in recent seasons with Ballyglass B.

  • A barge that drifted from Canada six months ago has been located off the north Mayo coast.

    The 26-metre long vessel was reported missing from Labrador, Newfoundland last November.

    It was spotted off the coast by a fishing vessel yesterday evening and the Ballyglass based RNLI crew was tasked to bring it ashore.

    It took the crew seven hours to secure the barge and bring it to a mooring point.

    The vessel had travelled more than 3,000 kilometres since it was last seen.

    RNLI crew members towed it to Ballyglass harbour, finally getting it to safety at 2am.

    When they reached Ballyglass there was no room to tie up the barge so it has been moored on the lifeboat's own mooring for the time being.

    Padraic Sheeran who is the Ballyglass Lifeboat Operations Manager told Midwest News this evening It’s now in a safe place in Shanahee.

  • Elverys Sports Super League - Round 11

    Castlebar Celtic 5-1 Ballyglass

  • Kiltimagh and Claremorris fire brigades attended a bog fire at Ballyglass near Kiltimagh at the weekend.

    The fire services were alerted just before 5pm on Sunday evening and were in attendance until the fire was extinguished shortly after 1am yesterday (Monday) morning.

    Personnel from Coillte assisted, and a helicopter was deployed to assist in the operations. A large area of gorse and bog was burned. There was extensive forestry close by but the fire did not reach it.

    Mayo Fire Services are again reminding the public that it is illegal to burn land during the nesting & breeding season for birds & wildlife (Mar 1st-Aug 31st) and is appealling to all to act responsibly & avoid illegal burning that may place an extra burden on our emergency services, particularly during the COVID-19 crisis.



  • Saturday 20th July 2019

    Elverys Sports Super League—Round 15

    Ballyhaunis Town           2  v  2   Ballyglass         

    Manulla     4  v  3      Snugboro Utd         

    Straide & Foxford Utd     0  v  8   Castlebar Celtic 

    Castlecourt Hotel Premier League—Round 15

    Fahy Rovers       3  v  1   Kiltimagh Knock Utd      

    Ballina Town ‘B’  2  v  1   Achill Rovers   

    Killeen Sports Grounds League One—Round 12

    Partry Athletic    1  v  2   Claremorris ‘B’ 

    Killala   1  v  1   Westport Utd ‘B’

  • Mayo Oscar Traynor Team Manager Danny O'Leary has selected the following players to attend training on Friday next at 8.00pm in Solar 21 Park in preparation for the upcoming home and away matches v Galway.


    Westport Utd:  

    Garry Cunningham

    Cillian McGlade

    Joe Lawless

    Mark McDonagh

    Jack Murphy

    Phil Keegan

    Darren Browne

    Mikey O'Brien

    Jesper Frisch


    Ballina Town:

    Mark Duffy

    Derek Tansey

    Tommy Forde

    Dylan McKee

    Dylan Edwards


    Jamie Cawley

    Benny Lavelle


    Castlebar Celtic:

    Ultan McKenna

    Ioseph O'Reilly

    Jose Sola

    Jason Hunt

    Liam Flatley

    Jordan Loftus



    Ryan Connolly

    Conor Heneghan

    Evan Connolly



    Ben Edeh

    Imoh Atai


    Ballyhaunis Town:

    Hamad Althobhahey



    Chris Maughan

  • A naming ceremony and dedication of the new inshore lifeboat "Clann Lir" will take place at a ceremony at the Ballyglass inshore lifeboat station at 2pm this afternoon (Sat).

    The new D-class lifeboat went on service earlier this year, funded by a donation from the Central Bank of Ireland.

    The new inshore lifeboat replaces The Western, which launched 58 times while on service in Ballyglass, coming to the aid of 20 people.

    The new inshore lifeboat "Clann Lir"  will now serve alongside the all-weather lifeboat, which has launched 152 times since arriving in Ballyglass, with crews coming to the assistance of over 150 people.

    Padraig Sheeran, Ballyglass RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager, told Midwest News that they're looking forward to the official handover and naming ceremony of the new vessel this afternoon.