GAA

  • Lidl Ladies National League Division 1
    Dublin 2-08 
    Mayo 0-12 

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    Dublin will continue to play two games in the 'Super 8s' at Croke Park.

    A Donegal motion proposing the Dubs to be restricted to just one of their three matches at the venue was heavily defeated at Congress this afternoon.

    Former G-A-A president Sean Kelly spoke against the motion saying it was 'negative' at that teams should aspire to beat the All-Ireland champions at Croke Park.

     

     

  • All-Ireland Intermediate Club Football Semi-Final 
    Naomh Eanna 3-09 An Spideal 0-11 

    All-Ireland Junior Football Semi-Final
    Easkey 1-08 Red Hughs 0-09

    All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Semi-Final 
    Oranmore-Maree 1-13 St Gall's 2-04 

    All-Ireland Junior Hurling Semi-Final
    Castleblanyney 1-08 Carrick Hurling 0-10 

  • Connacht Junior Club Football Final 
    Easkey 1-11 Clonbur 1-10 

  • All-Ireland Junior Club Football Final

    Beaufort 3-17

    Easkey 0-05

  • Efforts are ongoing to secure a home ground for Castlebar Mitchels Ladies Football Club, and one of the five training pitches at MacHale Park may be an option, because of the development of three new training pitches by the GAA at Lough Lannagh. That’s the view of Castlebar Fianna Fail Councillor Martin McLoughlin.

    The Councillor says the significance of Mayo County Council purchasing almost 30 acres of land at Lough Lannagh recently and the GAA developing the three training pitches on the site, should hopefully free up one of the pitches at MacHale park.

    Castlebar Mitchel’s Ladies Football club have long sought a permanent pitch for their club, who at present depend on accessing other clubs training facilities for their members to both train and host games.

  • The eagerly-awaited John West All Ireland Under 14 Féile Peil na nÓg takes place this weekend across Connacht.

    There's huge Mayo involvement, with a total of 44 Mayo teams taking part - 27 boys teams and 17 girls' football teams.

    851 games will be played at 15 venues across Connacht, making it the largest-ever Feile to date.

     

     

     

     

     

  • Allianz Football League 
    Division 3
    Fermanagh 0-13 
    Sligo 0-08 

  • The first-round qualifier draw of the 2018 All-Ireland senior football championship will take place next Monday morning.

    It will be broadcast live on Morning Ireland on RTE Radio 1 just after 8.30am and also carried live on gaa.ie

    This first round draw involves all of those teams who have been beaten and failed to reach their Provincial semi-final.

    The match venues and times will be confirmed by the CCCC on Tuesday afternoon with the fixtures scheduled for weekend of June 9th/10th. All matches will be required to finish on the day under the new Championship protocols.

    The First team drawn in each tie will have home advantage - exception:  a Division 3 or 4 team from the current year's Allianz league drawn against a Div 1 or 2 team will have home advantage

     

    Counties

    Connacht

    Leinster

    Munster

    Ulster

    Londain

    Maigh Eo

    An Iarmhí/ Laois

    Longfort/ An Mhí

    Ceatharlach/Cill Dara

    Áth Cliath/ Cill Mhantáin

    An Lú

    Loch Garman

    Uíbh Fhailí

    Luimneach

    Port Láirge

    An Cabhán

    An Dún/Aontroim

    Ard Mhacha

    Doire/Dún na nGall

    Tír Eoghain

  • A site the GAA invested €2.8m in at the height of the Celtic Tiger is now being turned into a soccer academy.

     

    It's understood the 103 acres of land near Athenry has been bought by the Comer Group for less than €1m - representing a loss to Galway GAA.

     

    The Comer brothers Luke and Brian property developers from Glenamaddy want to turn the land at Mountain South in Athenry into a base for Galway United, which would develop footballers in the region.

     

    It previously belonged to the GAA with the Galway hurling board spending €2.8m on the site in 2006 with a view to turning it into a Centre of Excellence in the long term.

     

    It had borrowed to pay for the land and continued to make contributions in the form of bank interest before working out a deal with Croke Park which saw the GAA take over the loan.

     

    But the development failed to materialise and late last year Galway GAA acknowledged it would have to cut its losses and sell the site for a price far below what it paid. It was bracing itself to lose around €2m on the venture.

    The 'Connacht Tribune' reported the Comer Group bought Mountain South for less than €1m.

     

    It plans to submit a proposal to Galway County Council which would see the construction of six soccer pitches, a gymnasium facility and 30 apartments which would be used to house the young footballers.

    The estimated cost of the project has been set at €20m.

  • Former Galway footballer Cormac Bane has been forced to retire from the sport due to concussion. 

    The Caherlistrane clubman suffered a serious and prolonged concussion last year and followed that up with a similar injury this year, which forced him to retire. 

    He told the Irish Independent that it has been a rough couple of weeks and doctors have told him he can't continue playing. 

  • EirGrid, proud sponsors of the U20 All-Ireland Football Championship, can today reveal through the ‘EirGrid 20 U20 Awards’ details of the top 20 players of this year’s competition. In addition, Jimmy Hyland of Kildare GAA has been awarded the 2018 EirGrid U20 Player of the Year.

     

    This year, the three nominees for the EirGrid U20 Player of the Year were Kildare duo Jimmy Hyland and Aaron Masterson and Mayo’s Ryan O’ Donoghue. Fans casted their vote on the official GAA Twitter page. Jimmy Hyland from Kildare took the title, receiving a total of 593 votes.

     

    Kildare made history this year by not only claiming the EirGrid U20 Leinster title, but by capturing the inaugural U20 All-Ireland title. Their efforts have been reflected with six players from this panel selected as recipients of the ‘EirGrid 20 U20 Awards’. (Aaron O’Neil, Mark Dempsey, Mark Barrett, Aaron Masterson, Jimmy Hyland and Brian McLoughlin).

     

    All-Ireland finalists Mayo have four players included (Patrick O’Malley, Paul Lambert, Cathal Horan and Ryan O’Donoghue) with three coming from Ulster champions Derry (Oisin McWilliams, Callum Brown and Ben McCarron). Kerry also have three recipients (Stefan Okunbor, Daniel O’Brien and Diarmuid O’Connor) of the award. Dublin, who reached the Leinster final, are represented by Nathan Doran, while Roscommon’s Cian McKeon, Armagh’s Ross McQuillan and Cork’s Chris Óg Jones have received an award for their impressive efforts in the provincial Championship.

    EirGrid 20 U20’s

    Goalkeepers

    • Aaron O'Neill (Kildare)
    • Patrick O'Malley (Mayo)

    Defenders

    • Mark Dempsey (Kildare)
    • Mark Barrett (Kildare)
    • Paul Lambert (Mayo)
    • Cathal Horan (Mayo)
    • Stefan Okunbor (Kerry)
    • Daniel O'Brien (Kerry)
    • Nathan Doran (Dublin)

    Midfielders

    • Aaron Masterson (Kildare)
    • Diarmuid O'Connor (Kerry)
    • Oisin McWilliams (Derry)

    Forwards

    • Jimmy Hyland (Kildare)
    • Brian McLoughlin (Kildare)
    • Ryan O'Donoghue (Mayo)
    • Callum Brown (Derry)
    • Ben McCarron (Derry)
    • Ross McQuillan (Armagh)
    • Chris Óg Jones (Cork)
    • Cian McKeon (Roscommon)
  • County Cup 2018

    Ballintubber

    1-13

    v

    3-9

    Ballaghaderreen

    Canon Henry Knockout

    Aghamore

    2-15

    v

    3-8

    Charlestown Sarsfields

    North Mayo Minor C Championship 2018

    Erris St. Pats

    3-10

    v

    2-18

    Naomh Padraig

    Mayo GAA U13 hurling league

    Tuairín

    0-1

    v

    1-5

    Castlebar Mitchels Hurling

  • MAYO JUNIOR C CHAMPIONSHIP - GROUP 1

    Bonniconlon

    1-11 v 2-8

    Burrishoole

       

    Kiltane

    1-9 v 0-9

    Islandeady

       

    MAYO JUNIOR C CHAMPIONSHIP - GROUP 2

    Kilmaine

    2-4 v 0-13

    Béal an Mhuirthead

       

    Kilmovee Shamrocks

    - v -

    Garrymore

       

    MAYO JUNIOR C CHAMPIONSHIP - GROUP 3

    Ballycastle

    1-3 v 1-24

    Balla

       

    Castlebar Mitchels

    0-11 v 0-16

    Mayo Gaels

       

    MAYO JUNIOR C CHAMPIONSHIP - GROUP 4

    Westport GAA

    1-17 v 1-11

    Ardagh

       

    HOMELAND MINOR DIV 1

    Knockmore

    5-10 v 1-15

    Charlestown Sarsfields

       

    HOMELAND U16 LEAGUE DIVISION 5 CUP

    Hollymount-Carramore

    2-9 v 3-17

    Cill Chomain

       

    U14 HURLING A CHAMPIONSHIP

    Castlebar Mitchels Hurling

    6-8 v 1-2

    Tuairín

       

     

  • Mulryan Construction IFC Knockout Stages
    Sat, 03 Nov,

    Sat, 03 Nov, Venue: Strokestown, Fuerty 2-10 Oran (Football) 1-6

  • Tickets for the 2019 Allianz Leagues, which start next weekend, are now on sale.

    A meeting of Ard Comhairle also agreed to a number of ticket price increases for the 2019 season – and has made a commitment to distribute all additional revenue back into the Association at club and county level.

    In the Allianz Leagues, tickets for matches in Divisions 1 and 2 in football and for games in Divisions 1A and 1B in hurling will increase by €3 from €12 to €15 when pre-purchased before match day.

    A special buy early offer remains in place and pre-purchased tickets will be 25 per cent cheaper than tickets bought on the day of the game which will cost €20 for adults.

    Admission for students and senior citizens will be €15.

    In Allianz Leagues Divisions 3 and 4 in football, and Divisions 2 and 3 in hurling, the admission prices will remain unchanged at €10 and €5.

    Juveniles Under 16 will be admitted free to Allianz Leagues games – except where matches are all-ticket, where the admission will be €5.

    Ard Comhairle also reaffirmed its commitment to ensure that all revenue generated from the Allianz Leagues will be redistributed directly back out to every county. A national pool will ensure that counties in lower tiers with smaller crowds are accommodated via the national pool.

    Tickets for this year’s GAA All-Ireland senior hurling and football finals will increase by €10 to €90 for stand tickets and by €5 for Hill 16 tickets to €45.

    There will be a €5 increase for tickets to All-Ireland senior hurling and football semi-finals and will cost €50 for the stands and €35 for the terraces. There are no changes to the prices of All-Ireland quarter finals tickets.

    Admission to the GAA All-Ireland football qualifiers will increase from €15 to €20 for Rounds 1,2 & 3 and will increase from €20 to €25 for Round 4.

    This represents the first major review of championship ticket prices since 2011. Additional revenue from these Championship ticket changes will be ringfenced to fund an increase in grants to club facility redevelopments to a new high of €3m, fund additional grant aid to overseas units and the staging of the GAA World Games in July, and make increases in Capital Grants and funding to county boards.

    Tickets will be available from gaa.ietickets.ie and in participating Centra and Supervalu stores.

  • The GAA and GPA have met to discuss the incoming rule changes to football.

    The GPA are unhappy that five different alterations will be trialled in next year's Allianz Leagues.

    96 per cent of their membership are said to be against the new limit of three consecutive hand passes.

    The GAA now say that following their use in the pre-season provincial competitions, the changes will be further discussed with Ard Chomhairle on January 19th.

     

     

  • The GAA has announced the membership and also the terms of reference for the new Fixtures Calendar Review Task Force.

    The committee, which has been established by Uachtarán John Horan, has been tasked with having a report with recommendations ready for next November, and which will drive a discussion ahead of the potential for rule changes to be voted on at Congress 2020.

    The GAA Fixtures Calendar Review Task Force is:

     

    Eddie O’Sullivan (Chair) Member of An Coiste Bainistíochta, former club chair St Sylvester’s GAA, Dublin

     

    Micheal Martin (Wexford) Chair GAA National Fixtures Analysts Committee

     

    Kevin O’Donovan (Cork), CEO Cork GAA

     

    Stephen Barker (Derry), Ulster GAA CCC

     

    John Costello (Dublin), CEO Dublin GAA

     

    John Prenty (Mayo), Secretary Connacht Council GAA

     

    Michael Higgins (Galway) CPA Representative

     

    Ronan Sheehan (Down) GPA Representative

     

    Michael Hyland (Galway) Chair GAA Higher Education Committee

     

    Seamus Woods (Down) Chair GAA Post Primary Schools’ Committee

    Conor O’Donoghue (Meath) County Minor team manager

    In addition to the formation of the Task Force, the following terms of reference have been drawn up to assist the new committee in their deliberations.


     - To consider current significant issues affecting the GAA Fixtures Calendar, including the current positioning and footprint of inter-county competitions and the time available for clubs.

     - To examine current national competition structures and their timing in the context of the time available for the inter-county game.

     - To make recommendations, by November 2019, on options for change for consideration by Ard Chomhairle and Congress, outlining the likely implications of each for the Association.

    The Task Force has been asked to give particular consideration to:

    -       The timing and structure of the main senior inter-county competitions (pre-season, league and championship) including the need for a closed season

    -       The rules governing the monitoring and governance of fixtures at club level as well as the structure of championships

    -       The practicalities of delivering a ‘Calendar Year’ with Club Finals being played before year end

    -       The timing of and eligibility for 3rd Level competitions

    -       The timing of and eligibility for U20 inter-county competitions in the context of the Talent Academy Review recommendations

    -       The present Minor (U17) competition

    The Task Force, in its deliberations, should review the various fixture-related reports in recent times and recommendations and proposals therein. In addition, it should elicit a range of views from specialist interested parties including, but not restricted to, the Central Competitions Control Committee and the National Fixtures Analysis Committee, and more widely from other interested individuals.

     

     

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    Delegates from around the world are arriving for the GAA's Annual Congress, which gets underway at Croke Park this evening.

     

    It will be Director General Paraic Duffy's final Congress before retirement.

     

    The prohibition of sponsorship from betting companies and the definition of a melee are among the motions for debate.

  • The GAA have confirmed the details of the upcoming All-Ireland Senior Football Championship first-round qualifiers.

    Four of the ties will take place on Saturday June 8th, Offaly host London in Tullamore at half-one, Leitrim welcome Wicklow to Carrick-on-Shannon at 3pm, there's a quarter-to-five throw-in for Wexford against Derry at Wexford Park while Drogheda plays host to the 7pm throw-in between Louth and Antrim.

    Down and Tipperary will meet in Newry at 2pm on the following day with Monaghan against Fermanagh at Clones at the same time.

    There's a 3pm start for Westmeath against Waterford at Cusack Park while Carlow will play the losers of this week's replay between Kildare and Longford, also at 3.