Mayo GAA

  • Kildare GAA have released the following statement this evening regarding Saturday's Rd 3 Qualifier against Mayo that was provisionally due to be played in Croke Park.

    Kildare GAA would like to explain the chain of events that has led to the
    CCCC announcing Croke Park as the venue for the All-Ireland SFC Round 3
    Qualifier between Kildare and Mayo, and to state that the team will not be
    in attendance, as the game should be taking place at our county grounds, St
    Conleth’s Park.

    It was with great delight that we greeted a home fixture in this morning’s
    draw, a fantastic reward for the loyal supporters who have travelled to
    Owenbeg and Longford for the team’s recent Qualifier successes. It is an
    attractive proposition too for team management, players, sponsors, the
    business people of Newbridge and surrounding areas, and all of the
    stakeholders of Kildare GAA.

    As soon as the draw was made, we were in contact with
    Newbridge Garda Síochána immediately and they were happy with the
    fixture going ahead, their only request being that it throw in at 7pm,
    given the influx of people to the area due to the Irish Derby taking place
    at Curragh Racecourse at 5.15pm.

    Having received the backing of the Gardai, we sent an email to the
    CCCC advising them that we would have no difficulty in hosting the fixture
    as an all-ticket affair and were already putting plans in place to do so.

    We informed the CCCC of the advice surrounding the 7pm throw-in, and
    advised them that the Management Committee of Kildare GAA, on behalf of our
    loyal supporters, respectfully expected that the CCCC would fix the game
    for Saturday, June 30th, at St Conleth’s Park for 7pm and we had no issue with adhering to the criteria for St Conleths Park as previously agreed with the National Facilities/Health & Safety committee

    We were asked to provide an alternative venue, an invitation we declined
    because Kildare are entitled to the home venue as per the draw, and were in the
    position to do so within all criteria of health and safety, and to the
    satisfaction of An Garda Síochána.

    The Management Committee of Kildare GAA has been in constant contact with
    Kildare Senior Football Manager Cian O’Neill. We are all on the same page,
    adamant that the game take place in Newbridge as the draw dictates.

    When notification arrived that the game was fixed for Croke Park, we
    informed the CCC that we would not be fulfilling that fixture, because it
    was a home draw for St Conleth’s Park.

    This decision does not make sense to us, as we have already hosted
    attractive Division 1 fixtures this year.

    There is also the concern as to the implications were Kildare to qualify
    for the so-called Super 8s series. The major selling point of this format
    was that each team would have one major home fixture. Does this now mean
    that we in Kildare would be denied that right, were we to qualify?

    We are not attempting to do anything that contravenes health and safety
    regulations. We can cater for the
    fixture St Conleth’s Park and it will not cause undue congestion in Newbridge.

    As the management committee of Kildare GAA, we have a responsibility to our
    team management, players, supporters, sponsors, businesses and every stakeholder
    in Kildare GAA to insist that we be allowed fulfil the home fixture we are
    entitled to.

    And we are making it clear that we will not play this game in Croke Park.
    St Conleth’s Park is perfectly capable of hosting the tie on an all-ticket
    basis, Newbridge is perfectly capable of dealing with the number of
    supporters that will attend.

    The Management Committee of Kildare GAA.

  • The Mayo News this morning revealed a major fall-out in the Mayo Ladies camp ahead of their first round robin game in the 2018 All Ireland Senior Football Championship against Cavan in Clones on Saturday. Edwin McGreal from the Mayo News Sport team who broke the story joined Midwest Radio this morning to chat about the furore and explain more about the situation. Listen back now.


  • As the Mayo under 20's prepare to face Derry in Carrick on Shannon in a historic All Ireland semi-final - a game which you can hear live on Midwest Radio with thanks to Salamancas Tapas Bar - we got the views of manager Mike Solan, free scoring full forward Ross Egan as well as marauding half back Paul Lambert. You can watch the interviews back now and don't forget to tune in from 4pm on Saturday for the full game live on Midwest Radio.

  • The resignation of Stephen Rochford as manager of the Mayo Senior football team is “disappointing and a shock”, according to GAA commentator Martin Carney.

    He told Midwest Radio this morning that over the weekend it was understood that Stephen would stay on and it was rumoured that he had planned to bring in former Mayo player Peter Ford, who had previously managed Galway and Sligo, and Shane Conway into his new management team.

    It is understood however, that at a meeting of the Mayo County Board's Executive committee on Sunday, members did not endorse Rochford's new management team.

    At about 6pm yesterday Stephen issued a statement announcing his decision to step down.

  • Connacht GAA Secretary John Prenty talked to Midwest Radio today to outline the reasons why Saturday's game between Kildare and Mayo is still in line to ahead in Croke Park after the storm over the Kildare's nominated venue of St Conleth's Park not being adequate to cater for the anticipated attendance. 

    Listen back now.


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  • 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.



  • The loss of elite status for Gaelic Games, the effect of Covid-19 on the GAA's fixture schedule and the current ambitions for the 2021 season were all discussed on Sunday Sport by the Director of Communications at the GAA Alan Milton.

    He told Midwest Radio's Michael D. McAndrew that the loss of elite status had certainly 'ruffled a lot of feathers', as the organisation thought they would still be adhering to their original schedule, revealed before Christmas, with the return to Level 5 restrictions.

    The Dublin man added that Easter is a considerable amount of time for clubs and young people to wait for a return to sport, but was frank with his analysis on why the association was no longer deemed elite.

    "We can't bubble our players.

    We're an amateur sporting organisation with amateur sports men and women, who prepare to very high levels, but ultimately don't receive payment and return home to their families and communities and indeed are in the workplace."

    The Round Tower GAA clubman says there has been a lot of lot of upheaval in the GAA and society within the past few weeks, but he believes the loss of elite status will not affect how the games are viewed from a Government funding perspective.

    He also revealed that it is still the GAA's plan to run the Allianz Leagues this year...

  • There are now 18 Mayo clubs who have their lotto or 50/50 draws available to play online with thousands of euro to be won.

    If you play one now, send Mayo GAA a screenshot & you could win a signed Mayo jersey.

    Ballina Stephenites are relaunching their club lotto this evening live on facebook with a jackpot of €13,700.

    Tickets available from club website or from clubforce.

    Other Clubs in Mayo doing their lotto online at the moment include ; Aghamore, Ardagh, Ballaghaderreen, Ballintubber, Ballinrobe, Ballycastle, Ballyhaunis, Belmullet, Breaffy, Charlestown, Claremorris, Crossmolina, Kiltimagh, Mayo Gaels, Shrule/Glencorrib, Swinford and Tourmakeady.

    You can play any of those clubs lotto by clicking on the link


    Nemo Rangers

    1-5 v 2-6

    Clár Chlainne Mhuiris



    Na Brideoga

    2-2 v 1-0

    Westport St Patrick's



    Westport St Patrick's

    0-6 v 2-5

    All Saints Ballymena



    Cill Briotáin

    0-5 v 2-5

    Castlebar Mitchels Hurling




    1-2 v 0-0

    Westport St Patrick's

  • 3,500 spectators will be allowed to attend Sunday’s Connacht SFC Semi-Final in Elverys MacHale Park in Castlebar between Mayo and Leitrim.

    Connacht GAA has confirmed that the participating counties will administer a certain amount of tickets through clubs with another proportion of tickets going on general sale tomorrow.

  • The shortlist of three for Footballer of the Year is made up entirely of Dublin players following their All Ireland victory.

    Goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton, wing back Jack McCaffrey and forward Con O'Callaghan make up the nominations.

    In total, Dublin have 13 nominations, with finalists Kerry picking up 9, Donegal 6, Mayo 4, while both Meath and Tyrone have 3 players on the shortlist.

    Roscommon have picked up two nominations and they include Conor Cox and Niall Daly.

    The four Mayo players nominated are Aidan O’Shea, Paddy Durcan, Colm Boyle and Chris Barrett.

  • Did Mayo legend and Moygownagh native Anthony Finnerty break the crossbar in MacHale Park with a pile driver of a shot during the 1992 Connacht Senior Football Final against Roscommon?  Were you in Croke Park in 2006 when Ciaran McDonald landed a magical and dramatic late winner v's Dublin from out under the Hogan Stand?  What about the famous Gaelic Grounds in Limerick in 2014.  Can you recall the heat, humidity and the heartbreak as Kerry pounced late to win 3-16 to 3-13 in the All-Ireland Football Semi-Final Replay?

    These stories and many more are likely to feature in a special Mayo GAA broadcast on Mid West Radio this Sunday, April 18th from 2-4pm.  Entitled ‘Laochra Mhaigh Eo – Our Heroes, Our History, the two hour special is a celebration and commemoration of all the wonderful men and women that have supported and promoted the GAA in the county down the years.

    The radio show this Sunday is about looking back with pride but also looking to the future with great expectations and hope. There are so many magical Mayo GAA stories to retell.  From grassroots to the green carpet of Croke Park Mayo GAA players, supporters and officials have always given their best.  This special radio show is all about shining a spotlight on those GAA heroes, many of whom are no longer with us.

    2017 Footballer of the year Andy Moran, Donal Vaughan and Mickey Conroy are just three of the former greats that will be reminiscing and recalling memorable Mayo GAA moments.  They will also reflect on their own GAA journey, highlighting the club volunteers and coaches that inspired and motivated them to reach for the stars.  Mayo sister act and Aussie Rules stars Grace and Niamh Kelly will also join the discussion from down under as they reflect on their own Mayo GAA sporting heroes and their new life playing with the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League Women’s championship.

    We have the best and most loyal supporters in the country and we are looking forward to hearing their stories also this Sunday.  From Belmullet to Boston and from Achill to Australia Mayo GAA supporters are special for their allegiance and support to their native county.

    The broadcast this Sunday is part of a yearlong programme of events to raise funds for the resurfacing of MacHale Park.  A new ‘Laochra Mhaigh Eo’ ceramic wall at MacHale Park features the 1936, 1950 and 1951 All-Ireland winning Mayo teams.  The ceramic wall is a lasting legacy to the wonderful players, supporters, volunteers and club members of the county.  Information on how to support the ‘Laochra Mhaigh Eo’ initiative can be found at the website

  • Aghamore and Eastern Gaels will meet in the Canon Henry Cup final after their respective wins in the semi-finals last night at the Connacht GAA Centre in Bekan.

    Aghamore overcame Kiltimagh by 4-9 to 2-8,

    while Eastern Gaels defeated Ballyhaunis by 2-10 to 2-08.


  • Aghamore GAA club were crowned All Ireland Champions in both the Instrumental Music and Set Dancing sections of Scór Sinsir which were held in Sligo on Saturday.

    Tom Roche, Kilfian GAA was presented with a national award for long and loyal service to Scór.

    The County Final of Scór na bPáistí will be held next Sunday, April 22nd in Balla Community Centre at 2pm. 

    Schools are reminded to return the cups presented to last year’s winners.

  • It's been confirmed that Mayo captain Aidan O'Shea's knee injury - which he sustained in training early last week - is not as serious as first feared.

    There were concerns that the injury might rule O'Shea out for this season, but Midwest Sport understands that the captain should now feature for Mayo in the upcoming National League and Championship fixtures, as the injury is not as serious as first thought.




  • 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.

  • Cora Staunton's Greater Western Sydney Giants have been knocked out of the women's A-F-L playoffs.


    The Mayo legend kicked a goal and three behinds in Sydney's 29-26 loss to Melbourne in the conference semi-finals.


    Aileen Gilroy's North Melbourne Kangaroos are into their conference final after a two-point win over a Collingwood side which featured Sarah Rowe and Cavan's Aishling Sheridan.


    While Louth captain Kate Flood scored two goals as the Freemantle Dockers eased to a 70-point win over the Gold Coast Suns.

  • All Mayo GAA Junior B & C quarter finals due to take place this evening & tomorrow have been postponed due to waterlogged pitches.

    The Mayo Junior A Championship meeting between Ardagh and Westport B will now go ahead in Charlestown this evening at 6pm.

    Achill and Knockmore B goes ahead at the same time in Ballyheane.

  • All 33 of this weekend's Allianz National League have been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions.

    The fifth round of Hurling League games will now be played next weekend with quarter-finals moved to St Patrick's weekend.

    The semis will be played a week later with the final pushed back to the 31st of March.

    Round Five of the Football League will be rescheduled for the weekend of March 11th. Any exceptions to the above will be addressed in the revised fixture programme to be issued on Monday. 

    Meanwhile All Lidl National Football League games scheduled for this weekend have been postponed, due to adverse weather conditions. 

    Counties involved in Division 3 and 4 will play this round on the weekend of the 17th/18th March and Counties involved in Division 1 and 2 will play their games on the weekend of the 7th/8th April.


    Michael Walsh Senior Knockout

    Sat, 15 Jun,

    (Round: Quarter Final 1), Garrymore 3-8 Westport St Patrick's 1-13

    Sat, 15 Jun,

    (Round: Quarter Final 2), Knockmore W/O Bohola Moy Davitts  -

    Sat, 15 Jun,

    (Round: Quarter Finals 4), Breaffy 2-10 Aghamore 1-12

    Michael Walsh Intermediate Group 2

    Sat, 15 Jun,

    (Round: Round 1), Swinford W/O Ballinrobe  -

    Michael Walsh Intermediate Group 4

    Sat, 15 Jun,

    (Round: Round 1), Neale 1-16 Crossmolina Deel Rovers 1-13

    Michael Walsh Intermediate Knockout

    Sat, 15 Jun,

    (Round: Quarter Final 3), Kiltimagh 2-12 Ballyhaunis 0-13

    Sat, 15 Jun,

    (Round: Quarter Final 4), Islandeady 0-13 Ardnaree Sarsfields 0-22

    Michael Walsh Junior Group 1

    Sat, 15 Jun,

    (Round: Round 4), Tuar Mhic Eadaigh 2-16 Castlebar Mitchels Football 0-10

    Sat, 15 Jun,

    (Round: Round 4), Killala W/O Eastern Gaels  -

    Michael Walsh Junior Group 2

    Sat, 15 Jun,

    (Round: Round 4), Kilcommon W/O Hollymount-Carramore  -

    Sun, 16 Jun,

    (Round: Round 4), Crossmolina Deel Rovers 0-5 Knockmore 5-16

    Sun, 16 Jun,

    (Round: Round 4), Kilmeena 2-19 Breaffy 0-7

    North Mayo Junior Championship Knockout

    Sun, 16 Jun,

    (Round: Quarter Final), Belmullet 4-10 Bonniconlon 2-8