ConnachtGAA

  • There will be no tickets on sale for the much anticipated clash of Mayo v Galway at the stadium tomorrow. The last remaining tickets are available through Supervalu and Centra stores only. 
    Patrons are reminded that all persons(including children) entering the stadium must have a match ticket. 
  • Connacht Junior Club Football Final 
    Easkey 1-11 Clonbur 1-10 

  • Sligo and Galway have named their teams for their Connacht SFC Semi Final this Sunday in Markeivicz Park at 3.30pm. The game will be preceded by the Connacht Junior Semi Final between the same two counties, throwing in at 1pm.

    Sligo: Eamonn Kilgannon in goal, Michael Gordon, Peter Laffey & Keelan Cawley in the full back line, Gerard O’Kelly Lynch, Darragh Cummins & Paul McNamara in the half back line, Adrian McIntyre & Paul Kilcoyne at midfield, Mikey Gordon, Sean Carrabine & Nathan Mullen in the half forward line and Paddy O’Connor, Adrian Marren & Niall Murphy in the full forward line. 

    Galway: Bernard Power in goal, Eoghan Kerin, Seán Andy Ó’Ceallaigh & Liam Silke in the full back line, Kieran Molloy, Gareth Bradshaw & John Daly in the half back line, Thomas Flynn & Fiontán Ó’Curraoin at midfield, Shane Walsh, Michael Daly & Johnny Heaney in the half forward line and Antoine Ó’Laoí, Ian Burke & Danny Cummins in the full forward line. 

     

  • The Connacht GAA Football Championship Finals, Senior and U20, scheduled for Sunday 17th June 2018 will take place in Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon.

    This decision was made following discussion between the Connacht GAA Council and Roscommon County Board officers and in consultation with the National Infrastructure and the National Health & Safety Committee. Making this decision Connacht Council recognised the financial constraints of Roscommon County Board and agreement was made to hold the game in Roscommon subject to a number of conditions.

     

    Those conditions include:

    • Confining the capacity to 18,870
    • No tickets being available for sale on the day
    • Roscommon covering the cost of a temporary scanning system 
    • CCTV being in place

    Connacht Council also stressed that Dr Hyde Park will not be considered for future provincial finals until a new entrance is completed in front of the terrace on the Athlone Road side of the ground, permanent metered turnstiles are installed, dressing rooms are built to modern standards, and all roadways behind the stand are tarred.

  • Mayo Adult League Division 1 Results

     

    Breaffy 1-20 Castlebar Mitchels 1-11

    Westport 1-13 Claremorris 2-10

    Ballaghaderreen 0-08 Garrymore 2-09

    Knockmore 2-12 Aghamore 0-19

    Hollymount-Carramore 2-11 Kiltimagh 2-10

    Ballina Stephenites 0-07 Ballintubber 0-12

     

    Mayo Adult League Division 2 Results

     

    Balla 3-04 Louisburgh 1-14

    Ballinrobe 4-18 Islandeady 1-12

    Bohola Moy Davitts 1-15 Belmullet 0-13

    Crossmolina 0-12 Charlestown 1-11

    Burrishoole 2-12 Ardnaree 2-9 

     

    Mayo Adult League 2019 Division 3

    Sat, 06 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 2), Lahardane MacHales 0-10 Shrule/Glencorrib 1-11

    Sat, 06 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 2), Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin 0-11 Achill 0-8

    Sat, 06 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 2), Ballyhaunis 1-17 Bonniconlon 1-7

    Sat, 06 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 2), Davitts 0-18 Kilmeena 1-14

    Sun, 07 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 2), Swinford 1-9 Castlebar Mitchels Football 0-19

    Kilmovee Shamrocks 1-16 Tuar Mhic Eadaigh 0-08

     

     

    Mayo Adult League 2019 Division 4

    Sat, 06 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 2), Kilmovee Shamrocks 1-16 Tuar Mhic Eadaigh 0-8

    Sat, 06 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 2), Ardagh 2-12 Eastern Gaels 0-3

    Sun, 07 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 2), Knockmore 0-13 Davitts 2-8

    Sun, 07 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 2), Kilcommon 2-10 Ballina Stephenites 1-7

    Sun, 07 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 2), Ballintubber 2-9 Westport St Patrick's 4-11

    Sun, 07 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 2), Ballycastle 4-9 Ardnaree Sarsfields 2-11

     

    Division 5 A

    Sun, 07 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 1), Kiltimagh 1-6 Louisburgh 4-11

    Sun, 07 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 1), Charlestown Sarsfields 2-5 Claremorris 1-13

    Sun, 07 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 1), Aghamore 1-8 Ballycroy 1-15

     

    Division 5 B

    Sun, 07 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 1), Hollymount-Carramore 2-11 Kilfian 1-12

    Sun, 07 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 1), Crossmolina Deel Rovers 5-10 Garrymore 2-10

    Sun, 07 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 1), Belmullet 2-8 Burrishoole 2-14

     

    Division 6 A

    Sun, 07 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 1), Breaffy 3-15 Ardagh 0-7

    Sun, 07 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 1), Kiltane 5-18 Kilmovee Shamrocks 0-1

    Sun, 07 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 1), Lacken 0-11 Mayo Gaels 0-17

    Sun, 07 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 1), Swinford 2-12 Balla 7-15

     

    Division 6 B

    Sun, 07 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 1), Ballaghaderreen 3-16 Castlebar Mitchels Football 1-16

    Sun, 07 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 1), Islandeady 0-11 Moygownagh 1-11

    Sun, 07 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 1), Knockmore 2-11 Kilmeena 0-17

    Sun, 07 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 1), Westport St Patrick's 1-5 Bonniconlon 0-15

     

    Senior Hurling League 2019

    Sat, 06 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 1), Westport St Patrick's 2-9 Castlebar Mitchels Hurling 0-17

    Sun, 07 Apr, 

    (Round: Round 1), Ballyhaunis 1-11 Tooreen 0-16

     

     

  • Boys Division 2
    Westport v Clann Eireann (Armagh) at 3pm in St Fechins, Louth
     
    Boys Division 7
    Aghamore v Asca (Carlow) at 3pm in Burren, Down
     
    Boys Division 11
    Parke-Keelogues-Crimlin v Longwood (Meath) at 3pm in Boardsmill, Meath
     
    Girls Division 1
    Westport v Killucan (Westmeath) at 5pm in Saval, Down
     
    Girls Division 4
    Claremorris v St Brigids Gaels (Longford) at 5pm in St Fechins, Louth.
  • Following the drama of penalties last Sunday in Carrick on Shannon Mayo head to Tuam this Sunday to face Galway in the FBD League semi-final.

    Manager James Horan is again giving youth its chance with both Michael Plunkett & Conor Diskin named to start alongside the likes of James McCormack, Fionn McDonagh, Fergal Boland & Brian Reape who all played last Sunday. All Star defenders Keith Higgins & Colm Boyle who captains the side will both be making their first starts of 2019. In total, there are seven changes from last Sunday's win over Leitrim. Throw in on Sunday is 1.30pm.

    1. Rob Hennelly - Breaffy
    2. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    3. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
    4. David Drake - Ballaghaderreen
    5. Colm Boyle - Davitts(C)
    6. Michael Plunkett - Ballintubber
    7. James McCormack - Claremorris
    8. Donal Vaughan - Castlebar Mitchels
    9. Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber
    10. Fionn McDonagh - Westport
    11. Conor Loftus - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
    12. Fergal Boland - Aghamore
    13. Connor Diskin - Claremorris
    14. Brian Reape - Bohola Moy Davitts
    15. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole

  • Connacht Post Primary 
    Senior A Semi-Finals 
    Rice College 2-16
    St Jarlath's 1-13

    St Attracta's 3-12
    St Gerald's 1-07

  • FBD Insurance Football League Final
    Roscommon 2-16 
    Galway 3-12 

  • Roscommon team to play Leitrim: 

    1 Colm Lavin, Éire Óg

    2 David Murray, Padraig Pearses
    3 Peter Domican, St. Brigid’s
    4 Niall McInerney, St. Brigid’s

    5 John McManus, Roscommon Gaels
    6 Brian Stack, St. Brigid’s
    7 Conor Devaney (C), Kilbride

    8 Cathal Compton, Strokestown
    9 Tadhg O’Rourke, Tulsk

    10 Enda Smith, Boyle
    11 Niall Kilroy, Fuerty
    12 Fintan Cregg, Elphin

    13 Donie Smith, Boyle
    14 Diarmuid Murtagh, St. Faithleachs
    15 Ciaran Murtagh, St. Faithleachs

  • SWINFORD GAA Club will begin the 2018 Mayo GAA League season in Division 1D of the league.

    Midwest Radio Sport can confirm that the club saw their appeal against a deduction of points by the Mayo Co Board for fielding an illegal player against Bonniconlon dismissed by the Dispute Resolutions Authority last night.

    The final verdict brings to an end several months of boardroom wrangling after Bonniconlon lodged an objection to the use of an illegal player by Swinford in their final league game of the 2017 Division 1C campaign. When the North Mayo club had their appeal upheld by the County Board, Swinford brought an appeal to the Connacht GAA Council. 

    The Connacht GAA Board ruled in favour of Swinford but on further examination by the Central Appeals Committee in Croke Park, this ruling was dismissed. Swinford's final port of call was the DRA but after several weeks of scrutiny and oral hearings with officials from Bonniconlon, Swinford, Mayo GAA and Connacht GAA, the DRA ruled in favour of Bonniconlon and upheld the original decision of Mayo GAA to award the points to them.

    That all means that Bonniconlon finish the 2017 Division 1C season on ten points while Swinford end on six points and thus are relegated to Division 1D. Louisburgh and Castlebar Mitchels both finished the campaign on eight points and were awaiting the outcome of the DRA ruling to see where they stood. According to Mayo GAA league rules, when two teams finish level on points, their final placing will be decided by the head-to-head result. Louisburgh defeated Mitchels B in June of 2017 but the fate of the two teams has yet to be confirmed officially. 

    With an end in sight to the situation however it does appear that the final league placings for 2017 will be confirmed very shortly, with the 2018 fixtures to come.

    Below is the a part of the verdict as delivered by the DRA which Midwest Radio has managed to get a copy of.

    FACTUAL BACKGROUND

    1.

    The within application relates to the awarding by the Third Named

    Respondent (Mayo CCC) of a Mayo Senior League Division 1C football fixture

    which took place on 22 October 2017 on foot of an objection by the Fourth

    Named Respondent (Bonniconlon).

    2.

    Interestingly, Mayo GAA have divided the League into Division 1A, 1B, 1C,

    1D, 1E and 1F. The reason for using this lettered and numbered terminology is

    not to stigmatise those clubs in the lowered tiers of the division. Also, a club

    (as was the case here) with more than one team would then nominate players

    to play in the upper tiers of the division which must include at least twelve

    players from the previous year’s championship.

    3.

    On Sunday 23rd September 2017, the Claimant Club played Burrishoole in a

    Division 1C game and a player from the Claimant’s Club received a red card.

    The penalty as in normal course was a one match suspension in the same code

    and at the same level, applicable to the next game in the same competition. This

    sanction was accepted and not queried by the player. He was not one of the

    nominated players.

    4.

    On Sunday 15th October 2017, the Claimant played Ardnaree in a Division 1E

    game and that player did not play. However, he did play the following Division

    1C game on the 22nd October 2017 against Bonniconlon believing he had

    already served his suspension. The Claimant won that game by a point and an

    objection was lodged by Bonniconlon to Mayo CCC. The Tribunal did not hear

    evidence from the player and the facts here in relation to serving his suspension

    in Division 1E game is merely a presumption on our part.

    5.

    The Claimant appealed the Mayo CCC decision dated 6 November 2017 to the

    Second Respondent - Coiste Eisteachta Chonnacht (Connacht HC). Following

     

     

    a hearing on 21 November 2017, Connacht HC upheld the Claimant’s appeal.

    Thereafter, the Fourth Respondent - Mhuinne Chonaillain (Bonniconlon)

    successfully appealed the matter to An Lár Choiste Achomhairc (CAC). The

    Claimant has identified the CAC decision dated 15 December 2017 as the sole

    disputed decision.

    6.

    When the hearing commenced the Tribunal reserved its position on the initial

    jurisdictional point by the CAC pending further discussions between members

    of the Tribunal and by agreement and to facilitate the parties it proceeded to

    hear the substantive issues. We now set out our decision in relation to that

    preliminary jurisdictional issue and as a result, the latter substantive issue is

    largely irrelevant.

    FINDINGS

    7.

    The appeal by the fourth named Respondent, Bonniconlon before the CAC was

    on three grounds inter alia(1) Connacht HC had erred and misapplied Rule

    7.11(o) T.O. 2017 (2) Connacht HC had erred and misapplied Rule 7.10(d)(1) by

    ruling the objection out of order under Rule 7.10(e)(1) in circumstances where

    this was not raised by the Claimant at the objection hearing before the Mayo

    CCC or Connacht HC (3) Connacht HC had erred and misapplied Rule 7.11(p).

    This is our numbering for ease of reference.

    8.

    9.

    The CAC upheld the appeal on one ground, that is number (2) above and

    simply put, they had no jurisdiction in the matter considering this argument

    was not previously raised by the Claimant either before the Mayo CCC or

    Connacht HC.

    It was accepted on behalf of the Claimant that they did not raise the ‘deeming

    of the objection in order’ under Rule 7.10(e)(1) either before the Mayo CCC or

     

     

    Connacht HC but did raise Rule 7.10(d)(1) and by implication that would have

    included Rule 7.10(e)(1) and therefore, no prejudice occurs.

    10.

    However, to succeed under Rule 7.10(d)(1) one must first challenge the

    substance of the decision by the Mayo CCC which was made under Rule

    7.10(e)(1) deeming the objection in order and unfortunately this was not done

    by the Claimant.

    DETERMINATION

    11.

    12.

    The Tribunal finds that it has no jurisdiction to hear this dispute and dismisses

    the claim.

    Rule 7.13(d) is very clear that no member or unit shall refer a matter for

    Arbitration until all available avenues of Appeal under the Rules have been

    exhausted. In this instance, this did not occur.

    13.

    Whilst one would have sympathy for the Claimant given their impressive

    arguments before us on the vagueness in the suspension as outlined against the

    player concerned (which coincidentally as an aside, it may have been read in

    favour of the player) it nevertheless would create a very unhelpful precedent

    to allow points of arguments before us to proceed where they were not

    previously adjudicated by those other Units of the Association. This is a well-

    established Rule of Law. As such, previous arguments before the Units must

    be exhaustively adjudicated on.

    RECOMMENDATION 

     

    14.

    The Tribunal recommends that where Match Suspension based disciplinary

    sanctions are being proposed/imposed on players that such notices indicate

    clearly to what specific game(s)/league division a suspension arises i.e. in what

    code, at what level and in what competition.


    This is the unanimous decision of the Tribunal

  • Connacht GAA has outlined the ticket arrangements for the Connacht Senior Football Championship quarter-final, when Mayo will take on New York.

    The game is fixed for Gaelic Park, New York on Sunday 5th May.

    Tickets are only available from the following outlets -

    Mayo GAA,

    New York GAA,

    and Match Day Sales at Gaelic Park.

    The tickets are priced at €30 or $30.

  • Check out our interview with two time All Star David Clarke as he looks ahead to one of the biggest games in the Connacht championship in several years. Clarke has been named to start in goal for Stephen Rochford's men and he started off by telling us of the importance of Mayo's fight to stay in Division One after an indifferent league campaign.

     

    Check out the teams ahead of Sunday's game which were announced on Thursday afternoon - http://bit.ly/2Iy2iF7

  • Check out our interview with Mayo u20 manager Mike Solan after his side saw off Roscommon by an impressive 3-16 1-6 in the first Connacht u20 Football Final in Dr Hyde Park, on Sunday. 

    View some of the highlights too as Mayo blitzed their rivals in the second half.

     As a bonus, here's a closer look at a wonderful piece of quick thinking by captain and man of the match Ryan O'Donoghue.

    Our match coverage was brought to you in association with Supermacs Ballindine.

  • Connacht U12 Cup Final 
    Maree Oranmore 2-2 Westport Utd 

    (Westport win 3-2 on penalties)