GAA

  • The GAA, Camogie Association and Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) are pleased to announce that draft memorandums of understanding have been agreed between the GAA and the Camogie Association, and between the GAA and the LGFA.

    The proposed memorandums seek to establish stronger links between the three organisations and are the result of over six months of separate discussion by the GAA with both organisations.

    The memorandums will become effective only when they have been approved by the Central Council of each organisation. In the case of the Camogie Association, a proposal to approve the memorandum will be discussed at its meeting on Wednesday March 14th, by the GAA on Saturday March 24th and by the LGFA on March 26th.

    The memorandums reflect the shared vision of the three organisations for a new overall organisational model within which the games, ideals and aspiration of all three Associations are equally developed and promoted. They recognise areas of common interest and give the Camogie Association and the LGFA representation on GAA committees, and vice versa. The memorandums have been drafted to a similar template but differ in that they reflect the different stages that the organisations have reached in discussions on developing a new relationship.

    While the proposals in these memorandums aim to strengthen the links within the family of Gaelic Games at national level only, they also commit the three organisations to explore a framework for further integration at provincial, county and club level.

    Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Aogán Ó Fearghail said: “I am delighted to confirm that draft Memorandums of Understanding have been agreed with both Cumann Camógaíochta and Cumann Peile na mBan and the closer worker relationship that these arrangements will give rise to is to be warmly welcomed.

  • Galway Senior Football Final 
    Corofin 0-07 
    Mountbellew/Moylough 0-07

    Galway Intermediate Final replay 
    An Spideal 1-13
    Micheal Breathnach's 1-10 AET

  • Mayo GAA 2018 Junior Championship Quarter Finals & Relegation

    Junior A Quarter-Finals
    Kilmovee Shamrocks v Killala
    Kilmaine v Achill
    Kilmeena v Knockmore B
    Balla v Cill Chomain

    Junior A Relegation Playoffs
    Ballycastle v Crossmolina Deel Rovers B & Tuar Mhic Eadaigh v Ballina Stephenites B


    Junior B Quarter-Finals
    Kiltimagh B v Aghamore B/Claremorris B/Eastern Gaels
    Moy Davitts B v Aghamore B/Claremorris B
    Westport B v Hollymount/Carramore B
    Kilfian v Moygownagh

    Note: Group 3 playoff - Aghamore B v Claremorris B(Winner tops group 3 & plays Moy Davitts B) Loser of Aghamore B/Claremorris B v Eastern Gael(Winner of this game plays Kiltimagh B)

    Junior B Relegation Playoffs Swinford B v Ballaghaderreen B & Breaffy B v Lacken

    Junior C Quarter-Finals
    Burrishoole B v Bonniconlon B
    Belmullet B v Castlebar Mitchels C
    Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin B v Balla B
    Louisburgh B v Westport C

    All games are fixed for August 18th/19th 

     

  • Dublin's quest for a ninth Leinster title in a row will begin with a quarter final against either Louth or Wexford.

    A potential semi final will one of Kildare, Longford or Wicklow will follow.

    The draws for the 2019 Championship were made last night.

    Kerry are aiming to win a seventh straight Munster title, and will face either Clare or Waterford in next year's semi finals.

    The other semi final will see either Tipperary take on either Cork or Limerick.

    James Horan's first Championship game back in charge of Mayo will be away to New York, with a semi final against either Leitrim or Roscommon in prospect.

    Galway's defence of their provincial crown begins against London, with Sligo lying in wait in the semi finals.

    2018's beaten All Ireland finalists Tyrone face a long road back to Croke Park - they have an Ulster preliminary round meeting with Derry, before a potential quarter final with Antrim.

    Mickey Harte's side could face reigning Ulster champions Donegal in the semi finals.

    Donegal first must see off Fermanagh in the quarter finals.

    The Mayo Senior Hurlers have been drawn in Group 2: Tyrone, Mayo, Louth, Sligo for the Nicky Rackard Cup Championship for 2019. Round 1: Away v Tyrone Round 2: Home v Louth Round 3: Away v Sligo

  • GAA supporters will be able to start planning their 2019 summer calendar tonight when the draws are made for the provincial football championships.

    New Mayo boss James Horan faces a trip to New York in the Connacht quarters while Galway will go London.

    2018 semi-finalists Dublin, Laois, Carlow and Longford will advance straight to the quarter-finals in Leinster Football.

    Cork and Kerry will be kept apart in the Munster football semis with Clare, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford awaiting a draw for the quarters.

    The first two teams drawn in Ulster football will face a premlinary round clash with an open draw after that.

  • The quarter final & semi final draws for the Mayo GAA U21 A, B & C championships was made last night below are the details:

    Quarter Finals:

    1 - Winner Group 3 v Runner Up Group 1

    2 - Winner Group 1 v Runner Up Group 3

    3 - Winner Group 4 v Runner Up Group 2

    4 - Winner Group 2 v Runner Up Group 4

     

    Semi Finals:

    Winner 1 v Winner 3

    Winner 2 v Winner 4

     

    Dates & venues for these games will be confirmed once the group stages are concluded.

  • Allianz Football League 
    Division 1
    Dublin 2-10 
    Mayo 0-12

  • Allianz Football League
    Division 1
    Dublin 115 Galway 0-07 

  • 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 2020 FBD Connacht Senior Football Competition gets underway this weekend - the first weekend of the New Year - as Sligo host Roscommon in Markievicz Park on Sunday afternoon at 2pm in the quarter final.

    The winner of that game will meet Leitrim in Carrick on Shannon the following Sunday in the semi-final, while in the other semi-final, Mayo host Galway in Elvery's MacHale Park, Castlebar also on Sunday 12th January at 2pm.

    The FBD final is fixed for 19th January.

     

     

     

  • 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.