Mayo GAA

  • 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

       

     

  • Mayo manager James Horan is not concerned by the quick turnaround his side faces against Dublin this weekend.

    Dublin effectively rested many of their key men last weekend in their surreal Super 8's clash with Tyrone.

    Mayo have played seven championship games so far this season as they traversed the qualifiers and the Super 8's.

    Horan disregarded suggestions that Jim Gavin's charges will be fresher than his side on Saturday evening.

    After the Donegal game he said their focus was on tweaking improvements in their performance ahead of the Dublin match.

  • Since tickets went on sale at 10 o’clock there have been large queues across Supervalu and Centra stores throughout the morning.

    Dublin and Mayo’s clash in Croke Park is expected to be a sell-out and fans from across the county have queued online for the first championship meeting of the sides since 2017.

    Ballyhaunis Supervalu has a constant queue of 30 people since 10 o’clock this morning.

    We have received pictures of substantial queues in Castlebar Supervalu and in Ballyhaunis Supervalu, where there has been a constant stream of 30 people since 10 this morning.

    People trying to access tickets online have been having serious difficulty, with some people queuing online on Tickets.ie for more than two hours.

    Tickets.ie took to their twitter account to apologise for the delays, saying:

    “Tickets for both semi finals are still on sale - retail and online.

    There are no issues with the listing however there is a queuing system in place to manage the very high volume of traffic on the website.

    We do apologize for any inconvenience caused and hope you get your tickets.”

    People have been taking to social media to complain about server errors as the website appears to struggle with the volume of ticket requests.

    With the Dubs on a quest for five in-a-row, moral and expectation is still high across the county.

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    In the Eirgrid All-Ireland Under-20 championship semi-final, Mayo will take on Derry in Carrick on Shannon on Saturday at 4pm.

    In the other semi-final, Kildare will meet Kerry in Limerick - also at 4pm Saturday.

     

  • Another twist has occurred in the Mayo GAA financial dispute.

    The owner of the Oldcastle Irish Pub in New York Eugene Rooney has written to the County Board claiming he is owed just shy of 20,000 dollars dating back to 2013.

    In the letter seen today by Midwest News, Mr Rooney says the lack of Governance from the Mayo County Board cannot carry on.

    He says the Mayo public deserves answers to all the reasonable questions from Tim O’Leary.

    Mr Rooney says that in light of the letters that Mr. O’Leary has sent to the county board he has decided to make public the money owed to him from the teams 2013 and 2014 trips to New York.

    He goes on to say that he is now requesting the Mayo County Board to pay the money owed by the outstanding amount in full to the Mayo Roscommon Hospice.

    The total comes to 19,720 dollars.

    Midwest News understands that Mayo GAA will address all financial aspects raised over the last few weeks at next Wednesday nights County Board meeting.

    The much-anticipated county board meeting which had been originally fixed for last week — where Mayo GAA chiefs were due to address claims made by the Mayo GAA International Supporters’ Foundation last month — will take place next Wednesday night.

    The meeting had been postponed initially until Wednesday, October 23rd  but last Thursday an email from Mayo GAA secretary, Dermot Butler, was circulated to all clubs informing them that the meeting was being postponed until next Wednesday, October 30th.

    “The meeting is postponed as the chairman and secretary are unavailable to attend any meetings next week,” read the short note.

    Next Wednesday will be exactly five weeks since the county board meeting where club delegates initially discussed the correspondence from the Mayo GAA International Supporters’ Foundation, in relation to their decision to “cease funding to Mayo County Board until appropriate governance structures are put in place”.

  • James Horan has been handed a four year term as Mayo Senior Football manager, after he was ratified at a County Board meeting in Castlebar tonight. 

    It was confirmed at the meeting that Daniel Forde will be trainer, Conor Finn S&C, while James Burke and Martin Barrett on also on the backroom team, while Joe Doyle is operations manager.

    In a statement tonight James Horan said: 

    I am delighted to be involved with Mayo and am really looking forward to getting on the field with the players. All clubs (Senior/Intermediate/Junior) within Mayo will be contacted immediately seeking suggestions of players that may have the potential Technical/Tactical/Physical/Mental attributes required for the Inter-county game.

    There has been a coaching movement in Mayo over last number of years that has been staggering in its progression. In conjunction with Clubs & Divisional Boards we have seen huge advances with clubs across the county driving very high standards. That is something I want to be involved with, and help ensure that progress continues. It is busy but very exciting times in Mayo GAA & I cannot wait to get started.

    Also at tonight's meeting Derek Walsh was reappointed Mayo Senior Hurling manager for 2019. 

     

     

     

     

  • It's Mayo v Galway in Munster this weekend as both teams head to the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick for a Round 4 Football qualifier.

     A one point win over Armagh last weekend means Mayo will be looking to make it three wins in as many weeks through the qualifiers.

    Following that win the team named shows four changes. Into the team comes Michael Plunkett, Stephen Coen, Kevin McLoughlin & Cillian O'Connor with Lee Keegan, Mikey Murray, Conor Loftus & Andy Moran missing out.

    The winners of this game will head to a Super 8's meeting with Kerry in Killarney next weekend.

     

    1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
      2. Chris Barrett - Belmullet
      3. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
      4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
      5. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels(C)
      6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
      7. Michael Plunkett - Ballintubber
      8. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
      9. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
      10. Fionn McDonagh - Westport
      11. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
      12. Ciaran Treacy - Ballina Stephenites
      13. Cillian O'Connor - Ballintubber
      14. Darren Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
      15. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
  • Former Mayo manager James Horan has played down speculation linking his name with the vacant manager’s job.

    Speaking to today’s Daily Star, Horan says that that he has other things on his mind at the moment.

    He says that inter-county management is incredibly demanding and says that having already done a four year stint previously with Mayo, you have to be careful that it doesn’t take over your whole life.

    Horan says it is not an easy gig and you have to be totally committed to have any chance of making it work. He says since stepping down, he has done various other things, including managing Westport who have reached the last eight of the Mayo Senior Championship.

    He is also finishing a Masters in Coaching through UCC.

    Horan says a return to inter-county management hasn’t been on his short-term radar.

    He told the paper that while his name has been linked with the job since Monday, it wouldn’t be fair to Westport to get drawn into any speculation.

    He also said there is no point in going into inter-county management unless you are fully confident you can do things the way you think they should be done and if he ever was to go back, he wouldn’t do so unless that was the case. He says that is not the environment at the moment.

     

  • Mayo senior football manager James Horan has described the new experimental rules for football as “a little bit crazy”.

    The new playing rules, which have come into effect in recent weeks, came in for more criticism from managers over the weekend and James Horan has admitted he’s not a fan - ahead of Mayo’s FBD League opener against Leitrim on Sunday.

    The Mayo manager says he has no idea how referees are going to manage with the "crazy" new rules brought in for the early part of the season, but he says his side will find a way to cope.

  • It’s believed James Horan could be appointed Mayo Senior Football manager for a second term later tonight.

    The position of Mayo Senior manager is due to be raised at a meeting of the County Board this evening.

    Horan met with Mayo GAA officials earlier this week to discuss his plans for 2019 and his management team.

    The Mayo Senior Hurling management is also on tonight’s agenda.

     

  •  James Horan is to meet with the Executive of the Mayo County Board later tonight.

    Midwest Sport can confirm that Horan will meet with the executive to discuss his management team and plans for 2019, after the only other candidate removed himself from the race to become the Mayo Senior Football manager last week.

  • Two-time All-Star and Mayo Great James Nallen joined Michael D. McAndrew on Sunday Sport today to pick his best 15.

    The Crossmolina Deel Rovers man played in five All-Ireland finals, including an All-Ireland final replay against Meath in 1996 and won an All-Ireland Club title in 2001.

    James picked his 15 based on players he played with for Mayo.

    Here is his team:

    1. David Clarke
    2. Kenneth Mortimer
    3. Kevin Cahill
    4. Keith Higgins
    5. Peadar Gardiner
    6. David Haeney
    7. Noel Connelly
    8. Liam McHale
    9. Colm McManamon
    10. James Horan
    11. Ciaran McDonald
    12. Alan Dillon
    13. Conor Mortimer
    14. Andy Moran
    15. Trevor Mortimer

    You can listen back to the interview here - https://soundcloud.com/user-962236350/james-nallen

  • Cavan official Joe McQuillan has been confirmed as the referee for Saturday’s round 4 qualifier between Mayo & Galway.

    Joe was the referee in both the 2017 & 2013 All-Ireland finals involving Mayo.

    The game gets underway at 7pm and is part of a double header at the Gaelic Grounds.

    First up at 4pm is the Connacht Ladies Senior Football Final replay between Mayo and Galway.

  • Mayo take on Tyrone in the second round of the Allianz football league next Sunday.

    The game throws-in at 2.30 in Healy Park, Omagh, and Joe McQuillan has been confirmed as referee.

    The Cavan man was in charge of the 2013 All-Ireland final between Mayo and Dublin.

    Midwest Radio will have live commentary of Sunday's game from Omagh, with Michael D McAndrew and Nigel Reape.

     

    In round 2 of the Allianz Hurling League, Mayo travel to Ruislip to take on London on Sunday ay 12.30.

     

  • Mayo’s first ever All-Star Johnny Carey joined Michael D. McAndrew on Sunday Sport today to pick his best 15.

    The Bangor Erris native picked his team solely based on players he played against.

    Here is Johnny’s team:

    1. Martin Furlong
    2. Enda Colleran
    3. Noel Tierney
    4. Tom O’Haire
    5. Eugene Mulligan
    6. Nicholas Clavin
    7. Pat Reynolds
    8. Willie Bryan
    9. Dermot Earley
    10. Tony McTague
    11. Pat Griffin
    12. Mickey Kearins
    13. Pat Dunney
    14. Sean O’Neill
    15. John Keenan

    https://soundcloud.com/user-962236350/johnny-carey

  • Sports journalist Michael Gallagher says he is prepared to legally challenge Mayo GAA County Board’s decision to disqualify him form running for the position of PRO.

    Mayo GAA claim that Mr Gallagher was not a member of his club Ballycroy before the 31st of March 2019 and is therefore ineligible to run for a place on the county Board at this year’s AGM.

    Mr Gallagher claims that he was a member of his club from the beginning of the year and also claims that members have been elected to Mayo GAA County Board in the past, who were not members of their club.

    The Mayo GAA County's AGM is due to take place on the 12th of December and Mr Gallagher told Midwest Sport that he will seek an injunction to prevent it going ahead if he is not allowed to run for the position of PRO.

    Midwest Sport have contacted Mayo GAA’s PRO for comment on the situation but are still awaiting a response.

  • Mayo's Connacht Championship preparations have been given a timely boost.

    Keith Higgins is back in the panel having spent the League campaign with the county's hurlers.

    Midwest Sport understands that the four-time All Star from Ballyhaunis trained with the football panel yesterday evening for the first time in 2018.

    Mayo begin their Connacht championship with a quarter final against League finalists Galway on May 13th.

     

     

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

  • Kerry have made one change in the side that won the Munster SFC final, as they prepare to face Mayo in their Super 8s opener tomorrow at Fitzgerald Stadium.

     

    Micheál Burns comes in to replace Jack Barry after coming on in the provincial decider against Cork where Kerry managed to hold on for a Munster seven-in-a-row.

    Burns will take up his position in the Kerry half-forward line while Diarmuid O’Connor filters back to pair up with David Moran in midfield.

    Kerry manager Peter Keane has also named two other positional changes ahead of the Mayo showdown.

    Paul Murphy and Tom O’Sullivan swap places in defence while Dara Moynihan moves into the full-forward line as Stephen O’Brien takes up a half-forward position.

    Paul Geaney was sent off in the second half of the Munster final, but he has been named to start at full-forward again on Sunday.

    The Kerry team in full is as follows:

     

    1. Shane Ryan (Rathmore)

    2. Jason Foley (Ballydonoghue)
    3. Tadhg Morley (Templenoe)
    4. Tom O’Sullivan (Dingle)

    5. Paul Murphy (Rathmore)
    6. Jack Sherwood (Firies)
    7. Gavin White (Dr Crokes)

    8. David Moran (Kerins O’Rahillys)
    9. Diarmuid O’Connor (Na Gaeil)

    10. Micheál Burns (Dr. Crokes)
    11. Sean O’Shea (Kenmare)
    12. Stephen O’Brien (Kenmare)

    13. David Clifford (Fossa)
    14. Paul Geaney (Dingle)
    15. Dara Moynihan (Spa, Killarney)

  • Kerry forward James O'Donoghue will be fit for the Super 8's showdown against Mayo in Killarney on Sunday.

    The Legion player missed the Munster final win over Cork with a hamstring injury.

    Sean Hurson has been confirmed as the referee for this crucial Super 8’s tie.

    Elsewhere, Roscommon will host Tyrone in Dr Hyde Park at 5 on Saturday evening as part of a triple header, with David Coldrick confirmed as the referee.

    The Roscommon ladies take on Leitrim the Intermediate Championship at 3 o'clock and the All-Ireland Junior Championship semi-final between Galway and Meath serves as the curtain raiser at 1 o'clock.