Breaffy GAA

  • Seamie O'Shea was the powerhouse of the Mayo team for a long number of years playing at midfield.

    That's according to the Breaffy GAA Chairman Gerry Bourke who says Seamie was blighted with injuries throughout his career and the pain barrier that he went through to get back on the field was phenomenal.

    The Breaffy man made his debut 13 years ago and today called time on his inter-county career becoming the fourth player in as many days to do so.

    Midfielder O'Shea follows Tom Parsons, David Clarke and Donal Vaughan in departing the inter county scene.

    Throughout his senior career he claimed seven Connacht titles and one national football league.

    He also won an All-Ireland U21 title with Mayo in 2006 along with Connacht U21 titles in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

    Gerry Bourke told Midwest Sport today that Seamie was outstanding for club & county.



  • 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.

  • Martin McIntyre has been confirmed as the new Breaffy Senior Football manager.

    The Belmullet native takes over from Peter Forde who brought the West Mayo side to the 2020 County Final.

    McIntyre who lives In Breaffy comes with a wealth of experience and also has a strong backroom team in place.

    He will be assisted by former Mayo footballer & Ballyhaunis native Fergal Kelly, Clive Reilly, Eoin Carney and Dr. Clodagh Butler.

  • 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 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  

  • Seamus O'Shea has become the latest Mayo senior footballer to retire.

    The Breaffy club man made 51 championship appearances for the green and red over a 13 year spell.

    Midfielder O'Shea follows Tom Parsons, David Clarke and Donal Vaughan in departing the inter county scene.

    Séamie O’Shea has today confirmed his retirement from Inter-county football after making his senior team debut in the national football league against Derry in 2008.

    Throughout his senior career he claimed seven Connacht titles and one national football league.

    He also won an All-Ireland U21 title with Mayo in 2006 along with Connacht U21 titles in 2006, 2007 and 2008.

    With his club Breaffy he won County Junior and Intermediate titles in 2003 and 2004 respectively. 


    Statement from Séamie O’Shea: After 13 years, I would like to announce my retirement from the Mayo senior football team. 

    I'm hugely grateful to everyone who has supported me throughout my career. I would like to thank my family and friends for their constant support and encouragement as well as my club Breaffy for nurturing my development. I would also like to thank all of my former teammates, management teams, coaches, medical staff, supporters and everyone who has been involved in this journey. 

    I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have played for Mayo alongside an extraordinary group of players. I'm thankful that I've had the opportunity to do it for so long and I've loved every minute of it. 

    Mayo football is in good hands and I look forward to watching my former teammates compete and win over the coming years. Séamie 

    Statement from Mayo GAA Chairman Liam Moffatt: Séamie O’Shea today hangs up his Mayo jersey after many great years of service and for this and on behalf of Mayo GAA, I want to thank him most sincerely. 

    A Minor finalist in 2005 & a midfield anchor on a Mayo team that claimed All-Ireland U21 glory in 2006, he went on to have a stellar career at senior level. His quiet, unassuming manner overlay a steely resolve to be the best he could be. His “end to end” running power and brilliant defensive midfield capabilities were taken from a second to none commitment and work ethic. This commitment was typified by the many miles he travelled over the years to attend training and games while based outside the county. 

    I would like to wish Séamie & his family all the very best for the future.

  • Sean Deane from Breaffy GAA has tonight been appointed as the new Mayo U17 Football manager.

    Sean's backroom team will consist of former Mayo captain Gary Ruane, Shane Conway, Shane McCann & Danny O'Toole.

    He has been appointed on a three-year term with a review after each year.

    It was a highly competitive process with five candidates in the running for the position.

    Two candidates pulled out before the interview process due to difficulties in putting backroom teams in place.

    Deane is a former Mayo under-16 manager who has also served as an underage and senior coach with Breaffy for a number of years.

    The Mayo minors are due to begin their Connacht championship campaign with a quarter-final against Roscommon on Friday, April 2nd.