MacHale Park

  • There is a change of venue for the Mayo hurler’s clash with Offaly in Division 2A of the Allianz Hurling League.

    The game now throws in at the Connacht Centre of Excellence, Bekan, at 2pm.

    The game was originally fixed for MacHale Park tomorrow.

  • Electric Ireland Connacht GAA Minor Football Semi-final
    Wednesday 26 June 2019
    Sligo v Mayo
    Throw in: 7.30pm

    Venue: Elvery's MacHale Park

    Finish on the day
    Referee: E O Grady


  • Killeen Sports Grounds has been confirmed as the contractor to carry out the resurfacing works at MacHale Park.

    Michael Diskin has been appointed as project manager in a voluntary capacity.

    This was confirmed at a meeting of the Mayo County Board this evening.

    Work will commence in August meaning that club games will not take place at MacHale Park this year.

    Mayo’s home league and Championship games this year will take place in MacHale park before the work commences in August.

  • The MacHale Park COVID-19 Test Centre, Castlebar will be closed this Sunday 30th May due to GAA fixtures.

    Service will resume on Monday from 10am-5pm daily for those who do NOT have any symptoms of COVID-19 as well as for those who are symptomatic.

  • The draws for the 2018 Senior, Intermediate & Junior A & B club championships will take place in Elverys MacHale Park this evening 7th February at 8pm. All clubs are invited to attend.

  • Senior 

    Grp 1
    Kiltane v Bohola Moy Davitts
    Davitts v Breaffy 
    Grp 2 
    Castlebar Mitchels v Ballina 
    Aghamore v Westport
    Grp 3
    Knockmore v Garrymore
    Hollymount Carramore v Ballintubber
    Grp 4
    Ballaghaderreen v Claremorris 
    Belmullet v Charlestown 
    Grp 1 
    Bonniconlon v Crossmolina
    Ardnaree v Swinford
    Grp 2 
    Islandeady v Balla 
    Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin v Burrishoole
    Grp 3 
    The Neale v Mayo Gaels
    Ballinrobe v Ballyhaunis
    Grp 4
    Lahardane v Louisburgh
    Shrule/Glencorrib v Kiltimagh
    Round 1 on April 13th/14th, Round 2 on August 24th/25th, Round 3 on September 8th/9th 
    Junior A
    Grp 1 
    Ballycroy v Kilmeena 
    Ballina B v Kilmovee 
    Grp 2 
    Achill v Westport B
    Lahardane B v Ardagh
    Grp 3 
    Charlestown B v Cill Chomain
    Castlebar B v Ballycastle
    Grp 4 
    Killala v Ballintubber B
    Tourmakeady v Kilmaine 
    Junior B
    Grp 1
    Eastern Gaels v Claremorris  B
    Kilfian v Lacken
    Grp 2 
    Louisburgh v Hollymount/Carramore B
    Davitts B v Kiltimagh B
    Grp 3 
    Moygownagh v Ardnaree B
    Ballaghaderreen B v Aghamore B 
    Grp 4 
    Breaffy B v Crossmolina B
    Bohola Moy Davitts B v Bye
    Junior C
    Grp 1 
    Islandeady B c Bonniconlon B
    Burrishoole B v Kiltane B
    Grp 2
    Garrymore B v Kilmaine B
    Belmullet B v Kilmovee B
    Grp 3
    Mayo Gaels B v Ballycastle B
    Balla B v Castlebar C
    Grp 4
    Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin v Westport C
    Ardagh B v Bye
    Round 1 on 20/21st April, Round 2 on May 18th/19th, Round 3 on June 22nd/23rd

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  • 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.

  • In the U21 A Championship Claremorris take on Westport in the final tomorrow evening at 7pm in Elverys MacHale Park, we'll have regular updates of this encounter on Midwest Radio.

    The U21 C Championship semi-finals take centre stage on Sunday as Ballinrobe host Garrymore at 12 noon while Ballyhaunis make the trip to Ballintubber also at 12.

    The U21 D final also throws in at 12 on Sunday as Kilmeena and Ard Moy MacHales meet in Knockmore to battle it out for the titile.

  • GAA supporters travelling to the two games at Elverys MacHale Park this evening are being reminded that Mayo Co Council is carrying out road works outside Balla.

    A traffic management system is in place which could cause delays tonight.

    Please ensure you give yourself sufficient time to travel to the ground & take alternative routes where possible.

    Gardai are also asking supporters not to park on the N5 road into Castlebar for safety reasons. 

    They are also asking anyone who is walking any distance to the game to wear hi-viz vests so that they can be seen by motorists. 

  • TG4 Ladies Connacht Senior Football Final 
    Galway 0-17 
    Mayo 1-12 

  • Gardai in Castlebar are reminding Mayo football supporters travelling to MacHale Park this Saturday evening for the All-Ireland senior football championship against Armagh to leave plenty of time for their journey - particularly if they're travelling on the N60, due to ongoing roadworks just outside Balla.

    A Stop/ Go system will be in place at this location, but Gardai say supporters should leave extra time to get to Castlebar.

    Traffic is also expected to be busy along the N5 approach road to Castlebar, as the majority of traffic from Armagh is expected to use this route.

    Gardai are advising that there will be plenty of parking space available in the industrial estates around MacHale Park.



  • Gardai are advising motorists heading to Castlebar tomorrow (Sunday) for the big match to arrive in plenty of time with around 28,000 spectators expected at MacHale Park.

    Castlebar Garda Superintendent Joe McKenna says from 1pm until 8pm it will be extremely busy around the County Town.

    All approach roads are expected to be extremely busy and patrons are asked to be patient both before the game and afterwards.

    Superintendent McKenna says people should use the car parks and ensure they have no valuables left on display in their cars.

  • Allianz Football League
    Division 1
    Kerry 1-15
    Mayo 2-09 

  • MacHale Park in Castlebar will be out of bounds from this summer until early 2022 as the pitch is being resurfaced and extended.

    At the latest, the Castlebar venue will be open again in April 2022 as the playing area undergoes an overhaul.

    It is still hoped Mayo’s footballers can train there next month as well as play during their Allianz League Division 2 campaign if it takes place.

    A recent online meeting of the Mayo County Board was told the project has gone out to tender.

    The pitch is to be extended by five metres and will have lateral drains installed; while 1,000 tons of sand will be put down before re-seeding. 

    It's hoped the work will be done by mid-Summer, but the pitch will remain closed for the latter half of the year to allow the new surface to bed in.

    That means the knockout stages of the 2021 Club football and hurling finals - including the county finals -being moved out of MacHale Park, but it's hoped the pitch will be ready for the start of the 2022 National League next Spring.

  • Mayo will look to book a place in the Connacht final for the first time since 2015 when they host Roscommon on Saturday in Elverys MacHale Park at 7pm.

    Following a win over New York last time out the team named shows three changes. In to the team comes Chris Barrett, Michael Plunkett & captain Diarmuid O'Connor with Colm Boyle, James McCormack & James Carr missing out. It's a first championship start for Ballintubber's Michael Plunkett having come off the bench in that New York win. Interestingly dual star Keith Higgins who made his championship debut against Roscommon back in 2005 will be playing his 155th game for the senior footballers on Saturday evening. The winners of this game will play Galway in Connacht final on June 16th.


    1. Robert Hennelly - Breaffy
    2. Chris Barrett - Belmullet
    3. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
    4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    5. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    6. Michael Plunkett - Ballintubber
    7. Lee Keegan - Westport
    8. Matthew Ruane - Breaffy
    9. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    10. Fergal Boland - Aghamore
    11. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
    12. Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber(C)
    13. Evan Regan - Ballina Stephenites
    14. Darren Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    15. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore

    The Roscommon team has also been named. 

    Darren O Malley in goal, David Murray, Sean Mullooly and Conor Daly in the full back line, Niall Daly, Conor Hussey and Ronan Daly in the half back line, Tadgh O Rourke and Shane Killoran at midfield, Hubert Darcy, Cathal Creggan and Niall Kilroy in the half forward line and Ultan Harney, Conor Cox and Diarmuid Murtagh in the full foward line.

  • The officers of Mayo GAA have today been informed by Stephen Rochford that he is stepping down as manager of the Mayo Senior Football team.

    Statement by Mike Connolly, Cathaoirleach, Coiste Chontae Mhaigh Eo

    We sincerely thank Stephen Rochford for all the hard work and commitment he has given to Mayo GAA since he was appointed in 2015. Stephen has given an enormous amount of service to Mayo and has given us as supporters many great days on the pitch.

    Since he become senior team manager he has been involved in three great years for Mayo GAA. He has brought Mayo to two All Ireland finals, losing both by the narrowest of margins. We wish him and his family all the best for the future and thank him for all he has done for Mayo GAA.

  • Mayo Gardai are warning they will take action against motorists who park dangerously or irresponsibly at Saturday evening's National Football League game in Castlebar between Mayo and Dublin.

    A large turnout - possibly up to 20,000 - is expected for the match at Elvery's MacHale Park, which throws in at 7pm, with the Mayo ladies game fixed for 5pm.

    However, there are health and safety concerns due to GAA fans parking on the hard shoulder of the N5 approaching Castlebar.

    Superintendent Kevin Gately says parking along the N5 is not recommended, and he's asking GAA fans to be safety conscious and follow the instructions of the Gardai and stewards on Saturday evening.

    Gardai are advising there's ample free car parking within the environs of Castlebar, including at the town's millitary barracks.

    Mayo fans are urged to travel to Castlebar early to allow time to park and walk to MacHale Park.

    Mayo GAA PRO Paul Cunnane is also advising people to buy their tickets in advance of Saturday's double-header, and to arrive in good time.

  • Mayo G.A.A  are on the lookout for new referees for the new season. For anyone thinking of taking up refereeing there is a Foundation Level Football RefereeCourse happening on the following dates:


    - Tuesday 12th March

    - Tuesday 19th March


    New referees are required to attend both sessions. Each session starts at 8pm & will be in Elverys MacHale Park. Clubs are requested to try & have at least one new person attend this training to assist in refereeing our large number of games.


    If you are planning to attend or for more information on becoming a referee please contact our referee coordinator Sean Mac Eil, 086-1733419.

  • Mayo GAA will be holding a Training Course for voluntary stewards to assist with the games in MacHale Park in Castlebar and at club pitches in Mayo for 2021 and beyond.

    When trained, these voluntary stewards will also be available to assist their clubs with stewarding as the need arises.

    The purpose of this course is to ensure that there will be a sufficient number of qualified stewards for events at MacHale Park and within the county.

    Persons interested in volunteering as stewards:

    • Can be male or female.
    • Must be over 18 years of age.
    • Must be a member of a GAA club.
    • Should be fit and active.
    • Should be friendly, courteous and enthusiastic.


    Anyone looking to volunteer can do so either through their club, or by contacting one of the following to register their interest or for further information:

    Paddy McNicholas 0851744117; Willie Kelly; 0862754233

    Johnny Hopkins 0872255431; James Rocke 0872930395.

    Due to current restrictions in place to deal with Covid 19, the stewards training course will be delivered online at a time suitable to the volunteer.

  • North Mayo B&C Championship Group 2

    Naomh Padraig




    Crossmolina Deel Rovers

    Under 14 A Championship Finals 2018





    Westport GAA

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    Béal an Mhuirthead




    Parke/Keelogues /Crimlin

    East Mayo Under 14 A Championship 2017

    Boholla Moy Davitts





    East Mayo Under 14 B Championship 2017

    Eastern Gaels




    Charlestown Sarsfields

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