Mayo GAA

  • Mayo County Council needs to take action to remove a dangerous bend at Bruff, Aughamore – that’s according to Fianna Fail Councillor John Caulfield.

    At a meeting of the Claremorris Municipal District of Mayo County Council, Councillor Caulfield outlined the dangers posed by this bend, between Bruff Cross and Aughamore, and called on the local authority to take the necessary action to improve safety at this location.

    The council has now agreed to do a costing on the project, and Councillor Caulfield told Midwest Radio News Editor Teresa O’Malley that he’s hopeful the funding will be found for this work…

  • U14 Division 1 Cup Final
    Castlebar Mitchels 5-15
    Moy Davitts 1-6

    Division 2
    Aghamore 3-13
    Carras 2-12

  • The County U21 A Championship Quarter Final between Westport and Knockmore due to take place this Sunday has been postponed and will go ahead the following week. 

  • Mayo Senior Football Relegation Final 
    Davitts 0-17 
    Crossmolina 1-13

    Mayo Junior C Final 
    Louisburgh 2-14
    Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin 2-09

  • Cumann na mBunsol 
    County Finals

    Division 5 Girls - Eachleim beat Coguala 

    Division 5 Boys - Murrisk beat Facefield 

    Division 3 Boys - Parke beat Aghamore 

    Division 4 - Errew beat Straide 

    Division 3 Girls - Agahmore beat Kilmaine 

    Division 2B Girls - Myna beat Currabaggan 

    Division 2B Boys - Balla and Knockrooskey share title after two periods of extra time 

  • Mayo GAA have confirmed times and dates for the semi-finals of the Mayo senior and intermediate football Championship.

    The Connacht Gold Senior Football Championship semi-finals will both take place in Elverys MacHale Park on Saturday October 6th.

    First up at 6pm will be Breaffy and Ballaghaderreen.

    That will be followed by Ballintubber and Castlebar Mitchels which gets underway at 7.30pm.

    The Egan Jewellers Intermediate Football Championship  semi-finals will also both take place in MacHale Park and are fixed for Sunday October 7th.

    The Neale will meet Burrishoole at 1pm while Belmullet and Kiltimagh gets underway at 2.30pm.

  • The dates and venues have been confirmed for two of the quarter-finals in the 2020 Connacht GAA Senior Football Championship.

    London will host Roscommon in Ruislip on Saturday 2nd May 2020, while Galway are away to New York in Gaelic Park on Sunday 3rd May.

    The date for Mayo's first championship match against Leitrim has not yet been confirmed, but the game will be played in Páirc Séan Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon.

    in the Connacht U20 Championship Mayo will meet Galway first in the Quarter Finals and the two sides will also meet in the opening round of the Minor Championship for 2020.

  • David Clarke has been ruled out of tomorrow evenings Super 8’s meeting with Donegal.

    Midwest Sport understand that the two-time All-Star picked up an injury in training this week.

    He will be replaced between the posts by Robbie Hennelly.

    There is also concern over the fitness of Donal Vaughan who is also believed to have picked up a knock earlier this week.

    Speculation is rife that Tom Parsons who hasn’t played a competitive game for Mayo since that horrific injury last year is going to be included in the 26 man match day squad tomorrow.

    Paddy Durcan, Keith Higgins and Matthew Ruane are all available for selection with uncertainty remaining over the return of Diarmuid O’Connor.

    The official team won’t be released until lunchtime tomorrow.

  • David Gough from Meath has been confirmed as the referee for Saturday evening’s Connacht Semi-Final between Mayo and Roscommon. 

    The game in Elverys MacHale Park throws in at 7pm.

    The winners will advance to face Galway in the Final after the Tribesmen had a comfortable win over Sligo yesterday.

    The curtain raiser on Saturday evening is the Connacht Junior Football semi-final between Mayo and Leitrim at 4.30pm.

  • The death has taken place in the USA over the weekend of Dr Padraig Carney, also known as ‘The Flying Doctor’.

    Dr Carney was a member of the All-Ireland winning Mayo teams of 1950 & 1951.

    A native of Swinford, he was called "The Flying Doctor" after being flown home from New York, where he was studying medicine, to compete in the latter stages of Mayo's victorious 1954 National League campaign.

    In addition to his two senior All-Ireland titles, he also won National League titles in 1949 and 1954, two Sigerson Cup titles with UCD, a Railway Cup medal and four Connacht titles.

    A renowned gynaecologist and obstetrician, Dr Carney was predeceased by his wife Myra and is survived by his three sons, Brian, Terence and Cormac, and daughter Sheila.

    The Mayo GAA County Board says it's with great sadness that we've  learned of the passing of Pádraig Carney 'The Flying Doctor'. He gave tremendous service to the Mayo jersey for a number of years. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

    Padraig Carney passed away in California at the age of 91, and his passing leaves Paddy Prendergast as the last surviving member of the 1951 team.

  • Former Mayo minor manager Michael (Mick) Burke has passed away.

    Mr Burke of Drumminwonagh, Westport and formerly of Tourmakeady, was manager of the team which won the All-Ireland title in 1985.

    According to the Connaught Telegraphy he also coached Burrishoole GAA Club for many years and trained the Mayo VEC senior squad to an All-Ireland crown in 1972.

    He also served as selector of the Mayo senior squad for a period.

    During his own playing career, he featured for his native Tourmakeady, winning a West Mayo Junior title in 1972 and an All-Ireland Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta medal the following year. He also played with Kilmeena for eight years and in 1986 was part of the management team that won a county title with the club.

    A teacher by profession, he was a former member of the staff of Davitt College, Castlebar, and Kiltimagh Vocational School.

     

  • The death has taken place today of legendary Mayo GAA supporter John Durcan. John, who was 75, was known at St Patrick, having attended Mayo games over the years dressed as Ireland’s patron saint.

    According to the Mayo News John was an army veteran and served his country for 36 years. He had battled illness for many years but was attending Mayo games until recently.

    John was a native of Carracastle, Bonniconlon and joined the army in 1960 and was sent on the first of two six-month tours of duty to the Congo writes Edwin McGreal. He also served with the Irish Army on the border after the Troubles in the North broke out in 1969.

    The Durcan family moved to Westport in 1980 and John left the army in 1996. He then worked for seven years with Allergan. 

    From 2004 on, he was renowned as ‘St Patrick’, dressing up in green and red for games involving Mayo men’s and women’s teams, and in red and black for Westport United’s successful FAI Junior Cup run in 2005. 

    John is survived by his wife, Agatha; children, Neil, Shane, Frankie, Cepta, Bobby and Paul; brother, Tony; grandchildren, extended family and wide circle of friends. 

    John’s remains will repose at St. Aidan's Room adjoining St. Patrick's Church, Islandeady on Sunday evening from 5 o’clock with removal at 7 o’clock to the Church.

    He will be laid to rest on Monday afternoon in Fahy Cemetery following 12 noon Funeral Mass.

  • A decision was taken at  tonight's County Board meeting to bring the discussion about Caiseal Gaels and Ballyvary Hurling Clubs and the JP McManus donation back to the steering group.

    This was taken after much discussion about the donation and what constitutes a club within the county, as both clubs are juvenile hurling clubs. 

    A number of delegates spoke on the matter before the decision was taken to take the matter back to the steering group. 

  • All-Ireland U21 B Hurling Quarter Final 
    Derry 3-15
    Mayo 0-18 

  • Under 16 All Ireland B Championship Final

    Laois V Mayo

    Wedneday July 25th at 7-30pm 

    Venue: Duggan Park, Ballinasloe

    Ref: Shane Curley (Galway)

  • More details have emerged from last week's Mayo GAA emergency meeting.

    The Mayo GAA International Supporters Foundation have been withholding 250,000 euro raised at a gala function in New York earlier this year due to concerns over governance issues.

    At last week's meeting, Mayo county treasurer Kevin O'Toole admitted that if it were up to him, he would return the funding.

  • Mayo manager James Horan has hinted at the return of both Diarmuid O’Connor and Matthew Ruane from injury before the end of the Super 8's.

    Speaking after their round 4 qualifier win over Galway, Horan said that the two-time young footballer-of-the-year is in contention to return to play in the round-robin competition, after previously suffering a wrist injury in training.

    The Mayo boss also said that Breaffy midfielder Matthew Ruane was recovering well from his collarbone injury and could also feature for Mayo in the latter stages of the Super 8s.

    Mayo captain Paddy Durcan was substituted in the three-point victory over the Tribesmen in Limerick, but Horan said it was too early to know the extent of the injury to the Castlebar Mitchel’s man.

    Mayo will now face Kerry in Killarney next Sunday at 4pm in the first round of the Super 8's, with live coverage on Midwest Radio.

  • Diarmuid O’Connor will be the Mayo captain for the 2019 season.

    The news was confirmed last night by Mayo GAA.

    The two-time Young Footballer of the year made his championship debut for Mayo against New York in 2014.

    Paddy Durcan has been named as vice-captain.

  • Mayo manager James Horan has confirmed to Midwest Sport that Diarmuid O'Connor has been passed fit to train ahead of Saturday week's Connacht Semi-Final clash with Roscommon. Diarmuid missed out on the New York game after suffering a facial injury. He also said that the game will come too soon for Cillian O'Connor as he continues his recovery and there are also injuries to Seamus O'Shea & Donie Vaughan. 
    More on tomorrow morning's first sports bulletin at 8.50am.

  • Diarmuid O'Connor will miss Mayo's All-Ireland Football Qualifier against Armagh on Saturday evening. 

    Midwest Sport learned early this morning that Diarmuid sustained an injury to his wrist in training last night. 

    The following statement has been issued this morning by the Mayo County Board: 

    'The Mayo Senor squad are continuing their preparations for Saturday's qualifier game with Armagh in Elverys MacHale Park. The latest injury news on the squad is as follows: Donal Vaughan, Seamus O'Shea, James Carr and Ger Cafferkey all participated fully in last night's session following recent injuries and all are in contention for selection this weekend. Diarmuid O'Connor suffered a wrist injury in training last night. He was immediately assessed by our medical team and will undergo further examination later this week when the full extent of the injury will be confirmed.'

    It is the second big injury blow to Mayo in as many weeks, with midfielder Matthew Ruane breaking his collarbone in recent weeks.