Mayo GAA

  • Mayo will have to dust themselves down from last weekend’s disappointing defeat in Killarney to focus for the Challenge of Meath in Croke Park this Sunday.

    A win is imperative for James Horan’s side if they are to have any chance in reaching the last four but standing in their way are the Royal County who will go hammer and tongs to try and cause an upset.

    The game is live on Midwest Radio Sport with Michael D. McAndrew and Martin Carney bringing you all the action as it happens.

    It starts at 2pm and our coverage is with thanks to JJ Burke Car Sales Ballinrobe.

  • Mayo and Galway meet in the Connacht U20 Football Championship tomorrow in Elverys MacHale Park which promises to be a cracking game.

     

    The game throws in at 2pm and we’ll have full live commentary with Michael D. McAndrew, Declan O’Reilly and Austin Garvin.

     

    Our coverage is brought to you by Colm Cosgrove cars Westport.

  • Sharing Féile memories has meant a funding boost for a Mayo GAA club, despite the John West Féile na nÓg and Féile na nGael competitions not taking place this year due to Covid19 restrictions.

    Westport Camogie Club were among the winners in a My Féile Memories video competition to win €1,000 for their club, courtesy of John West.

    Boys and girls under-14 teams from all over Ireland who were gearing up for this year’s John West Féile competitions were asked to create a video for a chance to win €1,000 for their club.

    The club won the Division Six Shield title in 2017 and the Division Four Shield final in 2015.

    Although the competitions cannot take place in 2020, sponsors John West are committed to honouring their commitment to the competition to enable teams to prepare for the 2021 events.

    There were four prizes of €1,000 on offer, one each for a boys gaelic football team, girls gaelic football team, hurling team and camogie team.

    The 2020 John West Féile na nGael hurling and camogie finals were due to take place across Dublin, Kildare and Meath in June, with the John West Féile na nÓg football finals scheduled for Donegal, Derry and Tyrone.

  • GAA clubs across the region are reminding their members to get registered by tonight’s deadline.

    In the GAA's Official Guide under rule 2.1 (g), membership must be paid by the 31 March in order for the member to retain voting rights or be a member of a committee.

    Clubs are currently unable to hold meetings or physically collect membership due to social distancing and travel restrictions in place.

    They are asking members to pay online if possible, or to send completed forms to the club.

    The GAA are unable to offer an extension to the deadline as it is in their official rulebook and can only be changed at Congress.

    Rule 2.1 states that: Only a Full Member who has paid his annual Club subscription by the due date set by the Executive Committee of the Club (which shall be prior to March 31st each year) shall be eligible to vote at, nominate for, or seek election to the Executive Committee at any following General Meeting of the Club held up to and including the due date for payment of the annual Club subscription in the following Membership Year.

  • GAA's director-general Tom Ryan is set to intervene directly in the ongoing row over Mayo GAA funding, and meet with US-based Tim O'Leary.

    The Irish Independent reports that Croke Park officials have already met with the Mayo executive and were briefed on the dispute.

    Tim O'Leary is head of the Mayo GAA International Supporters Club, which  has been withholding € 250,000, which was raised at a gala function in New York last year, due to concerns over governance issues.

    In a letter to the Mayo County Board dated this Monday November 25th, Tom Ryan offered whatever support and assistance may be required to Mayo GAA to reach a positive outcome.

    The director-general also said  they "would be glad" to meet Tim O'Leary and would "be grateful" for any assistance from the county board in making those arrangements.

     

     

     

     

  • Kildare and Mayo County Boards will each receive 1500 tickets for club distribution for Saturday’s All-Ireland Qualifier game between the sides in Newbridge.

    It follows the decision earlier to switch the game from Croke Park to Newbridge, after Kildare GAA said they would not play the game in Dublin, having been drawn out of the hat first on Monday morning.

    In a statement this afternoon the GAA confirmed the change and said that following discussions with the Kildare County Committee and An Garda Síochána in recent days, upgraded match-day and traffic management plans involving extra stewarding and Gardaí will be put in place to cater for the large crowds expected at the venue before the game.

    The GAA wishes to point out that the decision by the CCCC to fix the game for Croke Park originally was based on serious concerns around the health and safety of patrons attending the fixture. The CCCC has received assurances that these issues will be adequately addressed.

    The original capacity of 8,200 remains in place.

    Both county boards will receive 1500 tickets each for club distribution. The remainder will be used to meet the needs of players, season ticket holders and sponsors.

    The GAA has also confirmed that tickets purchased for the double header will not be valid for the refixture and a refund process from the point of purchase has been put in place.

    Supporters without tickets are urged not to come to St Conleth’s Park on Saturday.

    The GAA has also confirmed that the meeting of Cavan and Tyrone will now take place at Brewster Park, Enniskillen.

    Tickets for the games will be priced at 20 euro for adults and 5 euro for juveniles.

     

     

    Statement from the GAA regarding Kildare v Mayo qualifier game: 

    The GAA can confirm that the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round Three meeting of Kildare and Mayo will take place in St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge on Saturday evening at 7.00pm.

    Following discussions with the Kildare County Committee and An Garda Síochána in recent days, upgraded match-day and traffic management plans involving extra stewarding and Gardaí will be put in place to cater for the large crowds expected at the venue before the game.

    The GAA wishes to point out that the decision by the CCCC to fix the game for Croke Park originally was based on serious concerns around the health and safety of patrons attending the fixture. The CCCC has received assurances that these issues will be adequately addressed.

    The original capacity of 8,200 remains in place.

    Both Kildare and Mayo County Committees will receive 1,500 tickets each for club distribution. The remainder will be used to meet the needs of players, season ticket holders and sponsors.

    The GAA can also confirm that the meeting of Cavan and Tyrone will now take place at Brewster Park, Enniskillen.

    Tickets purchased for the Croke Park double-header fixture will not be valid for these games and a refund process from the point of purchase has been put in place.

    Supporters without tickets are urged not to come to St Conleth’s Park on Saturday.

    Tickets for the new fixtures will be priced at €20/£18 (adults) and €5/£5 (juveniles).

     

     

     

     

  • A major drive is being launched to source and publish for the first time Mayo GAA stories from the grassroots of the association.

    The collaboration between the association and publishers, Ballpoint Press Ltd, aims to gather the most comprehensive treasure trove of Gaelic-related stories ever compiled in the 136-year history of the GAA.

    As well as Mayo and the four corners of Ireland, stories will also be sought from across the globe, in particular from those who have been GAA frontier people in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia and many other countries.

    The story gathering will include oral accounts so that all kind of stories can be written down for the first time in book form and also feature in the GAA's archives at Croke Park.

    Potential contributors who feel they have a story but may not feel up to writing it can get in touch with Ballpoint Press and relate their account. It will then be written and sent back for approval before being submitted for final publishing.

    The president of the GAA, John Horan, said he welcomed the exploration through the GAA grassroots to find the diversity of stories that undoubtedly exist there.

    Well-known journalist and author, PJ Cunningham, will spearhead the undertaking alongside GAA Communications Director, Alan Milton.

    PJ said it had been an ambition of his for many years to bring what he believes is the great legacy of GAA stories together under one project.

    Both PJ and Alan joined Michael D. McAndrew on Sunday Sport today to discuss the project in more detail.

     

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  • The GAA will announce its revised 2020 championship fixture plan tomorrow and a football backdoor will not be included.

    RTE Sport is reporting that a meeting of the GAA's management committee tonight will rubber-stamp plans to launch the new fixtures template. 

    A press conference will be held tomorrow morning to give clarification and further details of the eagerly awaited revised roadmap. 

  • The GAA is warning that clubs or inter-county teams that continue to train during the suspension of GAA activity will not be insured, putting players at considerable risk.

    In a note to clubs over the weekend, the GAA has advised that its Injury Benefit Fund and public liability insurance will not be in operation between now and March 29th in respect of any playing or training activity undertaken by GAA clubs or members, or on club property.

     

     

  • The GAA will wait until Friday to make a decision on whether this weekend's League games will go ahead.

    There's a full round of fixtures slated for the Football League across Saturday and Sunday.

    While the final round of group games in the hurling league are set to be played on Sunday.

    If they're called off it could prove problematic, with no free weekends between now and the slated Division 1 Hurling Final date of March 24th. It could also prove problematic in Mayo's Division 2B Final, which is down for Sunday March 11th. 

     

  • FBD League Semi-Finals
    Galway 1-09 
    Mayo 1-09 

    Galway win 4-2 on penalties 

    Roscommon 2-18 
    Sligo 1-16 

     

  • Galway Football manager Kevin Walsh has named two changes to his side as they prepare for a Division 1 National Football League visit to their neighbours Mayo tomorrow.

    The Tribesmen, who came out on top in the Connacht rivals’ league and championship meetings last year, face Mayo at Elvery’s McHale Park, Castlebar in tomorrow evening’s Round 5 meeting (throw-in 7.15pm).

    St Michael’s star Eamonn Brannigan and Headford’s Padraic Cunningham both start in the forward line this time around while Shane Walsh and Sean Kelly drop to the bench.

    Tomorrow’s game forms part of a double-header, with the two counties ladies’ sides going head-to-head at 5.15pm.

     

    1. Ruairi Lavelle
    2. Eoghan Kerin
    3. Sean Andy Ó Ceallaigh
    4. David Wynne
    5. Gary O'Donnell
    6. Gareth Bradshaw
    7. Johnny Heaney
    8. Thomas Flynn
    9. Ciarán Duggan
    10. Michael Daly
    11. Johnathan Duane
    12. Eamon Brannigan
    13. Barry McHugh
    14. Padraig Cunningham
    15. Antaine Ó Laoí
  • Ted Webb Cup Final
    Galway CW 1-13
    Mayo NS 1-08 

    Ted Webb Shield Final
    Galway 3-10 
    Mayo EW 0-09 

  • Connacht Minor Football Championship 

    Galway 2-12 Mayo 0-11

  • Allianz Football League 
    Division 1 
    Galway 1-11 
    Mayo 0-12 

    Lidl Ladies National Football League 
    Division 1 
    Galway 1-11 
    Mayo 0-08 

     

  • Gardai are advising supporters attending tomorrow evening’s Allianz League game between Mayo and Roscommon in Castlebar to arrive early and not to park on the N5.

    Gardai say a crowd of between 12,000-15,000 is expected at Elverys MacHale Park for the game which throws in at 7pm.

    Gardai are advising those attending to arrive as early as possible and not to park on the N5 road – instead they should use the official car parks in the town and at the Military Barracks.

    If people are intending to walk to the ground they should wear florescent jackets so they are plainly visible.

    Supporters are asked to co-operate with Gardai and stewards on duty for the game.

    They are also advising that tickets are on sale prior to the match at local Super Valu and Centra outlets, at the early bird price of €15, as opposed to €20 on match day.

  • Garrymore GAA Club are looking for a new Senior Football manager.

    Kevin Walsh was in charge for the past three years and involved in the management team for nearly six years in total.

    The South Mayo Club are now looking for a successor to Walsh.

    Applications can be made by phone to the Club Secretary only on 087-7674871 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Closing date is next Friday 20th December.

  • Jim Gavin has stepped down as Dublin Senior Football manager after an impressive seven seasons at the helm of the Boys in Blue.

    During his tenure Dublin won 6 All-Ireland titles, were only defeated once in championship football and completed the first five-in-a-row in the senior men’s game.

    Throughout his time involved with the Dubs, Mayo never defeated his charges in League or Championship, but drew on several occasions.

    Some of the most devastating losses suffered by the green and red against Gavin included the 2013 All-Ireland final, the 2015 All-Ireland semi-final replay, the 2016 All-Ireland final and replay and the 2017 All-Ireland final.

    The professionalism Gavin brought to the Dublin set up in selection, tactics, team ethic, backroom team and work-rate, particularly post-Donegal 2014, has seen them become the most successful team in Gaelic football.

  • History has been made in Abbeydorney for Mayo Camogie. The first ever time lining out in the All Ireland U16C series & a victory away to Kerry in the first round. An amazing performance -full of passion & determination against a strong Kerry side saw the Mayo girls hold on to a one point victory in the end. Mayo 3.8 Kerry 4.4

  • HOMELAND U14 LEAGUE DIVISION 1 CUP

    Bohola Moy Davitts

    8-15 v 3-17

    Clár Chlainne Mhuiris

       

    HOMELAND U14 LEAGUE DIVISION 2 CUP

    Aghamore

    3-13 v 4-9

    Erris St. Pats

       

    HOMELAND U14 LEAGUE DIVISION 3 CUP

    Ballintubber

    1-9 v 3-7

    Davitts

       

    HOMELAND U14 LEAGUE DIVISION 4 CUP

    Balla

    5-9 v 4-10

    Hollymount-Carramore

       

    HOMELAND U14 LEAGUE DIVISION 5 CUP

    Kilmovee Shamrocks

    5-12 v 3-6

    Achill