Breaffy GAA

  • With no football in the immediate future Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea has used the time to working on areas where he can improve his game while also reminiscing about his time spent playing American Football.

    O’Shea spoke to Oisin Langan ahead of the re-release of AIB GAA’s TV series of The Toughest Trade.

    They started by talking about the show and when O’Shea tried his hand at American Football while former Miami Dolphin Roberto Wallace slotted in at full forward for Breaffy.

    The full interview can be heard on today's Sunday Sport Show with Michael D. McAndrew.

  • Connacht Gold Senior Football Final
    Ballintubber 0-12 
    Breaffy 1-08 

    Egan Jewellers Intermediate Final 
    Belmullet 2-10 
    Burrishoole 0-09 

     

  • County Senior Semi-Final
    Breaffy 1-13
    Ballaghaderreen 1-10 

  • A proposal to erect a telecommunications mast in the grounds of Breaffy GAA Club will not go ahead, after the club issued a statement last night assuring neighbours, friends and club members that the plan will not proceed.

    A campaign group was set up in the village of Breaffy, outside Castlebar, to oppose plans for the 24-metre high telecommunications mast.

    A company called Shared Access Ltd has applied to Mayo County Council for planning permission for a 24-metre high mast at Breaffy GAA Club, which would provide for wireless data and broadband services in the area.

    However, some local residents were concerned at the proposed location of the mast in the village, and believe there are more suitable sites in the area.

    The Concerned Breaffy Residents Against the Mast group was formed following a public meeting last week.

     

    In the statement issued last night, Breaffy GAA Club said the proposed erection of the mast on club grounds will not proceed.

    The club says there are already three active masts in the village, but they are no longer sufficient for the needs of the community, and their decision was driven by a funding opportunity for the club, combined with the benefits it would bring to the area.

    But community is at the heart of the GAA, and Breaffy GAA Club says it will not be sanctioning any development at the club that is not welcomed by the local community.

    The statement concludes that it's likely there will be a mast going up in Breaffy in the near future, and while the club is missing out on the significant financial benefits, they will do so at this time to avoid any conflict with neighbours or members of the local community.

  • On Saturday the 18th July next, Darragh Sloyan’s many friends in Kiltimagh GAA Club will be running a fund raising event in the support of the “Sloyan-Family-Support”.

    The event is called “Solo for Moses” and it will involve players from our Men’s and Ladies’ Senior teams soloing a ball over a route of just over 5km, every hour on the hour, for 24 hours

    Darragh was a very valued member of Kiltimagh GAA Club but he also played senior football with Castlebar Mitchels and, then when the family settled in Breaffy,  that became the family’s Club and his children are proud members of Breaffy GAA Club.

    All of us in Kiltimagh, Mitchels and Breaffy and, indeed the wider GAA Community, have fond memories of Darragh who was a larger than life character both on and off the field and very popular with all who knew him.

    All 3 Clubs are supporting the “Sloyan-Family-Support” effort and we will all be coming together to run events in support of this over the next couple of months.

    We do want to stress that the “Solo for Moses”, while being organised by Darragh’s friends and teammates in Kiltimagh GAA Club, is very much a Community event and we really hope that as many people as possible, no matter where they hail from, will support this event and participate on the day, whether it is to solo, run, stroll or walk along the route.

    It will be running from 12 noon on Saturday until 12 noon on Sunday so there will be plenty of opportunity to join in. We invite Players and members of any GAA Club to join us on the day to lend their support to this worthy cause

    In order to ensure that proper social distancing is maintained at all times, participants are asked to contact either Ronan Malee (087) 7644489; Conor Heneghan (085) 1428450 or Eoghan Lavin (086) 3560564 in advance to let him know that you intend to take part so you can be given a suitable slot as we need to make sure that there won’t be too many people out at any one time.

    Anyone wishing to support the family should do so through the dedicated Facebook/Instagram page or through the website directly www.idonate.ie/sloyansupport. If people are unable to contribute that way, then they can donate through the Club on the day and the Club will pass any money collected on to the fund.

    However, it is important to stress that it is open to everyone to participate in this event on the 18th July next regardless of whether they are in a position to contribute or not.

  • The countdown is well and truly on to the Connacht Gold Mayo SFC Final on Sunday.

    Breaffy and Knockmore meet at 3.35pm in the decider in Elverys MacHale Park.

    Midwest Sport caught up with both camps ahead of the big game.

     

     

     

  • It's County Final weekend and to preview all the action Midwest Radio will have a special Sports Talkshop programme this Thursday night between 10pm & 11pm.

    We'll hear from both the Breaffy & Knockmore camps ahead of the battle for the Moclair Cup and in studio we'll have expert analysis and opinion from Martin Carney and Tomas Morley.

    We'll also be looking at the Intermediate Final between Balla & Kiltimagh and the Junior decider involving Kilmaine & Kilmeena.

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  • 10 new jobs have been created with the opening later this morning of the newly refurbished McDonald’s restaurant in Castlebar.

    Owned by local franchisee Rhoda Cramp, the restaurant has received a major €1.1 million digital makeover, complete with a range of innovations aimed at improving the customer experience. 

    The increased staff numbers will bring the total number employed at the Castlebar restaurant to 86.

    Mayo footballer Aidan O’Shea will officially open the new development at 11.30 this morning.

    McDonald’s Castlebar is a sponsor of Aidan’s home club, Breaffy GAA