Mayo GAA

  • The draws for the knockout stages of the Mayo Senior & Intermediate Championships took place last night.

    In the Senior quarter finals Garrymore will take on Ballaghaderreen while James Horan’s Westport have been drawn against Breaffy in what promises to be an epic showdown.

    In the other side of the draw, reigning Champions Castlebar Mitchels will come up against last year’s semi-finalists Claremorris while last year’s intermediate champions Bohola Moy Davitts have been drawn to face Ballintubber.

    In the senior relegation play-offs there will be an all north mayo clash involving knockmore and Crossmolina. The other play-off sees Aghamore clash with Davitts.

    In the intermediate football championship last 8 Burrishoole have been paired with Ballinrobe while The Neale will face Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin.

    On the other side of the draw Belmullet have been drawn against Swinford while Kiltimagh will meet 2016 Junior champions Louisburgh.

    In the intermediate relegation play-off semi-finals Bonniconlon will face Castlebar Mitchels while Shrule/Glencorrib have been drawn against mayo Gaels.

    The games will take place over the weekend of September 22nd and 23rd with dates times and venues to be confirmed at a later stage.

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

  • Mayo can’t be written of just - that’s according to former All -Star with Dublin Coman Goggins.

    James Horan’s side lost to Kerry in their first Super 8 encounter but bounced back last weekend beating Meath in Croke Park.

    They host Donegal in Elvery’s MacHale Park on Saturday the 3rd of August, knowing a win will guarantee them a spot in the semi-finals.

    Goggins told the AIB GAA podcast he would not be surprised if Mayo came up with a strong performance.

     

  • All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi-Final

    Dublin 3-14 Mayo 1-10

     

    Mayo produced a superb opening half of football to lead 0-08 to 0-06 at the short whistle.

    However, the five in a row chasing Dub's turned on the style in the second half and in a devastating twelve minute spell put this game to bed.

    Jim Gavin's side hit 2-6 in that period and in the end ran out convincing ten point winners.

    Dublin will now meet either Kerry or Tyrone in the decider on September 1st.

  • East Mayo Junior A Championship Final

    Kilmovee Shamrocks 2-13 Charlestown Sarsfields 0-07

     

    East Mayo Junior B Championship Final

    Ballaghaderreen 2-13 Eastern Gaels 1-10

  • East Mayo Minor B Championship

    Aghamore 6-12 Kiltimagh 0-11

    Ballyhaunis 4-08 Swinford 2-12

  • Electric Ireland has joined forces with four Intercounty GAA stars to launch the 2020 Electric Ireland Fitzgibbon, Sigerson and Higher Education Championships.

    Electric Ireland’s First Class Rivals campaign celebrates unexpected alliances formed by County rivals coming together in pursuit of a common goal to win some of the most coveted titles in GAA. 

    Although bound to their county through a traditional allegiance, intercounty footballers Robert Finnerty (NUIG and Galway) and Eoin O’Donoghue (NUIG and Mayo) and intercounty hurlers, Darragh Fitzgibbon (UCC and Cork) and Mark Kehoe (UCC and Tipperary) will put their county rivalries aside as they battle it out for the prestigious Electric Ireland Sigerson and Fitzgibbon Cup titles in 2020 with their colleges. 

    NUIG and Mayo Footballer, Eoin O’Donoghue, says The Higher Education Championships are a brilliant way to start the year. Although some of us are usually divided by county lines, the opportunity to join up and play with one another is an experience he is really relishing.

  • The Mayo Under 21 Football Championship has thrown up some interesting results so far.

    The action continues this weekend.

    In the A Championship Group 1 on Sunday Belmullet host Ballina Stephenites at 12 noon.

    Westport entertain Knockmore at 12 also on Sunday in the quarter finals of the A Championship.

    In Group 3 of the B Championship Burrishoole host Ballintubber at 12 noon on Sunday in Newport.

    There are two quarter finals down for decision in the B Championship on Sunday.

    Firstly at 11am Ballyhaunis welcome Ardmoy MacHales.

    In the other quarter final Ardnaree Sarsfields host Hollymount-Carramore at 12.

    In the C Championship quarter final on Saturday Mayo Gales meet Cill Chomain in Mayo Abbey at 3pm.

    On Sunday in the semi-finals of the C Championship The Neale clash with Garrymore at 12 noon with a venue yet to be confirmed.

  • It’s going to be an incredibly busy weekend on the Mayo Club Championship scene with three live commentaries and updates on all the games.

    Midwest Radio Sport will have live coverage of the reigning County Champions Ballintubber in action against last year’s Intermediate Champions Belmullet at 5 o’clock on Saturday.

    Then on Sunday we’ll have live commentary of the double header from MacHale Park.

    At 1.30 it’s the intermediate quarter final between Crossmolina and Burrishoole.

    Then at 3pm it’s the mouth watering senior quarter final between Knockmore and Castlebar Mitchels.

    We will have updates on all the games across the weekend and as a result of the busy schedule our Sunday sports wrap up show will run for a full hour from 7.30.

    You can keep up to speed with all the club championship action in Mayo this weekend here on Midwest Radio with thanks to Colm Cosgrave Cars Westport.

  • Andy Moran was on hand at the re-launch of Heiton Buckley in Castlebar today to officially open the new look store and he joined Gerry Glennon in the Midwest Radio cruiser for a chat. 

    The Mayo legend chatted about the past year which ended prematurely for the men in green and red with defeat to Kildare in Newbridge and about the furore that surrounded the #NewbridgeOrNowhere campaign.

    He expressed his regret about missing out on the inaugural "Super 8s" and gave us his pick as to who he thinks will emerge victorious and claim Sam Maguire now that Mayo are out of the picture.

    Listen below to the whole interview as the Ballaghaderreen ace reflected on the dreaded "retirement" word, how the game has changed since he first got the call to pull on the Mayo jersey and more in a wide ranging chat with Gerry.

    Be sure to check out the new look Heiton Buckley store in Castlebar or like their page on Facebook and Twitterfor details of all their great offers!

  • The executive of Mayo County Board is set to meet later this week to begin the process of finding Stephen Rochford's successor after Rochford stepped down on Monday evening.

    Kevin McStay appears to be out of the race to manage his native county with Roscommon's P-R-O Hugh Lynn telling the Irish Daily Star that McStay will remain in charge of the Rossies for 2019.

    James Horan and Jim McGuinness are reportedly the front runners for the Mayo job, although it is believe McGuinness will stay involved with soccer,  with Mayo U20 manager Mike Solan also on the list of potential candidates. He managed the Mayo U21’s to an All-Ireland title in 2016 and to the All-Ireland Final in the U20 competition earlier this summer.

     

  • The first of the Connacht Junior Football Championship Semi-Finals take place this evening in Tuam.

    Galway & Sligo face off at 7pm.

    At the same time tomorrow evening in Carrick-on-Shannon Leitrim host Mayo.

    The Connacht Junior Final will then serve as a curtain raiser to the senior championship clash of Galway & Mayo on Sunday.

  • 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

  • The fixtures have been confirmed for the second round of the Mayo Senior and Intermediate Club Championship.

    Most of the games will take place on Saturday August 25th, due to the Pope’s visit to Knock Shrine on the Sunday.

    In the Connacht Gold Senior Football Championship Group 1 Aghamore v Castlebar Mitchels is at 6pm on Saturday 25th, while Ballina v Ballaghaderreen is Sunday afternoon at 2pm.

    In Group 2 Garrymore v Charlestown and Knockmore face Bohola Moy Davitts are on Saturday afternoon at 4pm.

    In Group 3 Westport v Hollymount/Carramore is at 4pm and Claremorris v Crossmolina is at 6pm that evening.

    In Group 4 Kiltane v Davitts is at 4pm and with Ballintubber and Breaffy throwing in at 6pm.

    In the Egan Jewellers Intermediate Championship Group 1 Kiltimagh v Mayo Gaels is Saturday evening at 4pm with Belmullet v Ballyhaunis throwing in at 6pm. In Group 2 Swinford v Bonniconlon is at 6pm Saturday evening.

    Then on Sunday Lahardane take on Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin at 2pm on Sunday in Group 4. In Group 2 Burrishoole v Islandeady is at 4pm Sunday, while in Group 3 both The Neale v Ballinrobe and Ardnaree Sarsfields and Castlebar Mitchels B are at 3pm. Louisburgh and Shrule/Glencorrib is on Sunday afternoon at 3pm in Group 4.

  • It’s reaching fever pitch in the Mayo Club Championship with the semi-finals of Senior & Intermediate this weekend.

    All four games at MacHale Park will be live on Midwest Radio.

    First up at 6pm its Intermediate semi-final between The Neale and Louisburgh with Tom Carney & Frank Browne on commentary.

    That will be followed by the first of the senior semi-finals at 7.30pm where reigning county champions Ballintubber take on Ballina Stephenites where Nigel Reape and Michael D. McAndrew will bring you all the action.

    Focus will then switch to Sunday where 1.30pm will see the second intermediate semi-final with Ballyhaunis and Burrishoole going toe to toe, Michael D. will be joined by the man who guided Belmullet to the Intermediate crown last year Damien Mulligan.

    Then at 3pm it’s the senior semi-final between Castlebar Mitchels and Ballagahderreen with John Lynch and Declan O’Reilly bringing you the action as it happens.

    That’s another bumper weekend of club championship action on Midwest with thanks to Colm Cosgrave cars Westport.

  • 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)
  • Four Mayo players are nominated for All-stars at this year’s PWC All Stars Banquet.

    Chris Barrett, Patrick Durcan, Colm Boyle and Aidan O’Shea make up the Mayo contingent.

    The awards will be announced live on RTE television this evening from the Concention Centre in Dublin.

  • Mayo begin the defence of their Allianz league title against Donegal on Saturday night.

     

    The team named will see four players making their league debuts. They are Oisin Mullin, Jordan Flynn, Bryan Walsh & Ryan O'Donoghue.

     

    1. David Clarke - Ballina Stepenites
    2. Oisin Mullin - Kilmaine
    3. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
    4. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    5. Padraig O'Hora - Ballina Stephenites
    6. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    7. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels(C)
    8. Tom Parsons - Charlestown
    9. Jordan Flynn - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
    10. Bryan Walsh - Ballintubber
    11. Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber
    12. Fergal Boland - Aghamore
    13. Ryan O'Donoghue - Belmullet
    14. Brian Reape - Bohola Moy Davitts
    15. James Carr - Ardagh

  • Four Roads          (Roscommon)   6-8 Castlebar Mitchels      (Mayo)     5-4

     

    Roscommon side Four Roads are on course to retain their Tain Og National U13 Division 1 title which they won last year, after they overcame a plucky Castlebar Mitchel’s challenge recently at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Bekan. Four Roads seemed to be coasting when they led by thirteen points at half time, but a valiant Castlebar comeback in the second half brought the deficit to just seven points on the final whistle.

    Playing against the strong breeze in the opening half, it was Castlebar who got off to the better start with a goal in the fourth minute by Christian McNamara. However, the remainder of the half was all Four Roads as the champions got to grips with the game. Roscommon scores from Luke Tully (1-3), Conor Morris (0-4) and Daniel Bolger (2-0) gave Four Roads a strong half time platform, as they made advantage of the space afforded in the 13-a-side formation. To their credit Castlebar battled hard but went in at the break on a 3-7 to 1-0 deficit.

    The Mitchels started the second half the brightest as Kevin Rowland pointed a free from long range. Castlebar goalkeeper John Heneghan made some blinding saves, but could do very little when Four Roads Conor Morris goaled from close range. Two further Four Roads goals from Rory Coyle and sub Adam Kenny stretched their lead further, but with ten minutes remaining Castlebar began their comeback. In a dramatic closing ten minutes of play, the Mayo side reeled off 4-1 without reply, as goals from Eoin Enright, Daniel Swift, Lucas Kenny and Gavin Forry caused some panic in the Four Roads camp.

    However time ran out on the Castlebar comeback, and in the end Four Roads were deserved of their place in the final, which will be held on Saturday 6th July in Breffni Park in Cavan against Keady of Armagh.

    Four Roads: Oisin Hynes; Sean Mannion, Gavin Meares; Jamie Kelly, Jack Tully, Roan Trundle; Conor Morris (1-4), Daniel Bolger (2-1); Rory Coyle (1-0), Oisin Finneran, Luke Tully (1-3); Ethan Kelly, Billy Glennon. Subs: Adam Kenny (1-0), Cathal Kennedy, Enda Killian, Eoghan Mulry, Hugh Coyle, Luke Finneran, David Kelly, Sean Scott.

    Castlebar: John Heneghan; Kevin Rowland (0-1), Oisin Mulroy; Eoin Enright (1-0), Conal Durcan, Colm Heneghan; Lucas Kenny (1-2), Sean O’Reilly; Aaron Quigley, Mark Fahy, Fionan O’Reilly; Dylan Quinn, Christian McNamara (1-0). Subs: Diarmuid Swift (1-0), Niall Monaghan (0-1) & Gavin Forry (1-0).

    Ref: James Judge (Tooreen)

     

  • Mayo Senior Football League
    Division 1 
    Claremorris 2-17 
    Ballintubber 0-14

    Ladies Connacht U16 B Final 
    Mayo 6-20 
    Roscommon 2-08

    Connacht Minor Championship 
    Galway 4-18 
    Roscommon 0-08