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  • The Mayo ladies face a do-or-die tie with Donegal in the final round of the All-Ireland group stages.

    With a win over Tyrone in their first outing, a win or a draw will be enough to see Peter Leahy’s women over the line and into the All-Ireland quarter-finals.

    It would also see them top their group and go into the next round on the favourable side of the draw, avoiding Cork and setting up a likely meeting with Cavan.

    The Mayo ladies take on the Ulster champions at half past one on Saturday in Tullamore, with live coverage on TG4.

  • The Mayo Ladies team to face Donegal shows three changes as Dayna Finn, Ciara Whyte and Fiona Doherty get the nod for Peter Leahy’s side, with a place in the quarter finals up for grabs.


    Mayo can top the group with a draw or win, having defeated Tyrone in their last outing.


    If Mayo can remain undefeated in the group then they would enter the All-Ireland quarter finals on the favorable side of the draw, avoiding Cork in the last eight.


    The Mayo Ladies lines out as follows;


    A Tarpey;

    N O’Malley, R Flynn, D Caldwell;

    É Ronayne, Ciara McManamon,C Whyte;

    Clodagh McManamon, D Finn;

    F Doherty, S Cafferky, N Kelly;

    S Rowe, R Kearns, G Kelly.


  • It has been confirmed that the Mayo Ladies All-Ireland Quarter Final clash with Armagh will take place in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, Longford.

    The game will take place on Saturday week August 10th at 1pm.

    It will play part of a double header to Galway and Waterford which gets underway at 2.45pm.


  • The Mayo Ladies will be without star basketballer Dayna Finn this weekend for their clash with Armagh in the All-Ireland quarter-finals.


    The Mayo footballer is playing with the Ireland U20 women’s team in Round 2 of the 2019 FIBA U20 Women’s European Championship Division B in Kosovo.


    The Kiltimagh and Mayo Ladies star is vice-captain and the danger woman for the side as they move into the second round of the competition.


    Ireland completed the opening round of the tournament unbeaten, topping their group with wins over Ukraine and Great Britain over the weekend.


    Now, they face into the second round where they go head-to-head with Israel at 3;30 today and Croatia 6pm tomorrow, with a spot in the semi finals up for grabs.


    Mayo manager Peter Leahy described her absence from his team this weekend as a huge loss.


    The Ireland women’s team games

    Wednesday, August 7th


    Game 1, Round 2


    Israel v Ireland, 15.30




    Thursday, August 8th


    Game 2, Round 2


    Ireland v Croatia, 18.00




    Friday, August 9th


    Rest Day




    Saturday, August 10th






    Sunday, August 11th





  • Mayo make the trip to Croke Park on Sunday to take on Meath in Round 2 of the Super 8's.

    A defeat to Kerry last weekend means Mayo need a win on Sunday if they are to have any hope of making the All Ireland semi-finals. Following that loss the team named shows three changes with Eoin O'Donoghue, Seamus O'Shea and Ciaran Treacy all getting the nod to start. Chris Barrett, Kevin McLoughlin & James Carr are the players to miss out.

    1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
    2. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    3. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
    4. Eoin O'Donoghue - Belmullet
    5. Lee Keegan - Westport
    6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    7. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    8. Donal Vaughan - Castlebar Mitchels
    9. Seamus O’Shea - Breaffy
    10. Fionn McDonagh - Westport
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy(C)
    12. Ciaran Treacy - Ballina Stephenites
    13. Cillian O'Connor - Ballintubber
    14. Darren Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    15. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
  • Dundalk are celebrating completing the second leg of a potential domestic treble.

    Mayo native John Mountney was a part of the team and played with Mayo League sides Kiltimagh/Knock United and Ballina Town in the past.

    The Lilywhites retained their Airtricity League Premier Division title last night with a 3-2 victory over Shamrock Rovers at Oriel Park.

    It adds to their E-A Sports Cup success and they're also in the semi-finals of the F-A-I Cup.

    It's Dundalk's 5th league crown in six seasons

  • Funding of over €11,000 has been allocated for three community organisations in Co Mayo, to assist the integration of migrants into the local communities.

    The Minister for Rural & Community Development Michael Ring has announced grants of €4,950 for Ballyhaunis GAA Club, €3,500 for Ballyhaunis Family Resource Centre and €2,800 for Claremorris Community Radio.

    Minister Ring says the funding is provided under the Communities Integration Fund, which is designed to encouraged and assist migrant integration and social inclusion in communities.


  • The Mayo minors will progress to the All-Ireland semi-finals after beating Dublin in a seven-goal epic in Longford.

    Tomas Morley's men put five goals past the boys in blue to hold on for a nerve-racking 5-12 to 2-19 win.

    The Mayo young guns will now look forward to a date with the winners of Cork and Monaghan in two weeks time, as part of double header in Croke Park.


  • The Mayo minors hope to have everyone for selection for their All-Ireland semi-final berth with Cork at 3pm this Saturday in Croke Park.

    Minor manager Tomas Morley says he hopes to have a full squad to select from, despite their gruelling All-Ireland quarter-final against Dublin.

    Oisin Tunney picked up came off with concerns over an ongoing ankle injury but Morley hopes to have all of his young charges fit for their Croke Park showdown with the rebels.

  • The Mayo minors are looking to continue their winning run when they face Dublin in the All Ireland Minor quarter final tomorrow in Longford at 3pm.


    There are two changes to the Connacht champions at centre-forward and full-forward, with Owen McHale and Ray Walsh replacing Ronan Hughes and Conor Reid.


    Following a Connacht final win over Galway after extra time Mayo will be looking to book a place in the All Ireland semi-finals for the first time since 2014.


    There will be extensive coverage of the game on Midwest Radio with John Lynch and Declan O’Reilly.


    1. Luke Jennings - Ballinrobe
    2. Alfie Morrison - Louisburgh
    3. Oisin Tunney - Breaffy
    4. Aidan Cosgrove - Kiltimagh
    5. Shaun Dempsey - Balla
    6. Ruairi Keane - Mayo Gaels
    7. Eoin Gilraine - Ballinrobe
    8. Paddy Heneghan - Castlebar Mitchels
    9. Ethan Henry - Mayo Gaels
    10. Ciaran Mylett - Castlebar Mitchels
    11. Owen McHale - Belmullet
    12. Dylan Thornton - Ballina Stephenites
    13. Paul Walsh - Castlebar Mitchels
    14. Ray Walsh - Westport
    15. Frank Irwin - Ballina Stephenites
  • The Mayo minor footballers will play Dublin in the All-Ireland quarter-final in Longford this Weekend.

    The Connacht champions face a Dublin side that lost narrowly to Kildare in the Leinster final after extra-time.

    Throw-in on Saturday is at 3 o’clock in Pearse Park and we’ll have extended commentary on Midwest radio with John Lynch and Declan O'Reilly.

  • The Mayo Road Safety Office is tackling the danger of “lane hogging” as Mayo GAA fans head to Croke Park this Sunday.

    The local Road Safety Office hopes to change the habit of road users who stay in the overtake lane and in doing so make the roads safer.

    On the journey to Dublin motorists from the west can avail of the M17, M6, M4 and roads and the road safety office wants to use this as an opportunity to put this dangerous driving practice under focus.

    An AA survey of 20,000 motorists found that one in three could be caught hogging the outside lane.

    A previous report by the RSA showed some 6% of collisions were caused by improper overtaking.

    Remaining in the overtake lane on the right results in one penalty point and a €60 fine.

    The county's Road Safety Officer, Noel Gibbons, insisted that it is speeding motorists that cause deaths but he would also like to highlight the effect that slow moving vehicles can have on other road users.

  • Mayo Sanctuary Runners will begin an eight week 5k running programme tonight in Ballyhaunis.

    The Couch to 5k run will commence from the Park in Ballyhaunis at eight o’clock this evening and every Thursday evening for the coming weeks.

    The purpose of the initiative is to bring local communities and people in Direct Provision centres together through the medium of sport.

    The Direct provision centre in Ballyhaunis is home to some 245 residents and is the fifth largest in Ireland.

    Founder of Sanctuary Runners Ireland, Graham Clifford, says the run allows Irish people to run in solidarity with Direct Provision communities.

  • A Mayo Senator is calling for the immediate reinstatement of an allowance for young school leavers with a disability, which is being cut for new entrants from next month.

    The Rehabilitative Training Allowance provides €31.80 per week to young people taking up training programmes, but the Government announced last month that it will no longer be paid to new entrants.

    It's been described as "a cruel cut" by Erris Senator Rose Conway-Walsh, who has written to Minister of State Finian McGrath asking him to immediately restore the allowance.

    She said that  - despite growing pressure from organisations representing people with a disability - the cut has not yet been reversed.

  • The Minister for Health is being urged to make a decision sooner rather than later on providing access to a drug, which is used to treat advanced Parkinson's Disease.

    Mayo Sinn Fein Senator Rose Conway-Walsh says certain patients were receiving Duodopa through an access programme provided by the company which manufactures the medicine, but that route is no longer available to patients.

    Senator Conway-Walsh says Duodopa is available to patients in Britain, and should also be provided here.

    She's calling on the Health Minister Simon Harris to at last make it known when he intends to make a final decision on it.

  • SUNDAY 28TH JULY, 2019


    Hollymount-Carramore   0-8 v 1-14         Ballina Stephenites

    Kiltimagh           0-11 v 1-11        Aghamore


    Ballinrobe          1-14 v 1-11        Bohola Moy Davitts


    Lahardane         0-13 v 0-16        Ballyhaunis

    Shrule/Glencorrib          0-14 v 0-9         Castlebar Mitchels


    Ballintubber       2-9 v 0-9           Kilmovee Shamrocks

  • Mayo        1-14
    Donegal   1-10


    Mayo secured their place in the All-Ireland semi-final following a merited four-point win over Donegal at a wet McHale Park, Castlebar this evening (Saturday).

    Mayo were composed throughout and led by 1-7 to 0-04 at the interval with the decisive score of the opening 35 minutes coming from Cillian O’Connor in the 27th minute.  

    The winners showed the greater appetite from the throw-in and despite defender Keith Higgins black card in the opening quarter Mayo were resolute and fully deserved their six-point interval lead.

    Donegal were given a life-line early in the second half when referee David Goff awarded the Ulster champions a penalty after Michael Murphy was fouled by Lee Keegan. 

    Murphy duly dusted himself down and despatched the ball past Robert Hennelly to bring it back to a 3-point game (1-08 to 1-05).

    Mayo were dealt a further blow after Jason Doherty was stretched off but a Kevin McLoughlin point edged Mayo into a 4-point advantage.

    A brace of Donegal points kept Donegal very much in touch with 20 minutes remaining.

    Donegal continued to press and Michael Murphy’s point left just a single score between the sides (1-09 to 1-08). 

    However, Paddy Durcan’s 52nd minute point was inspiring and a Cillian O’Connor free with 12 minutes remaining gave Mayo a 3 point lead.  

    Donegal  - who registered 15 wides in total - tried to get back into contention but two points in quick succession by substitute Andy Moran in the dying minutes secured the win and gives the Mayo supporters another date at GAA headquarters next weekend in the All-Ireland semi-finals against the winners of Dublin and Tyrone.



  • Connacht FA Summa Champions Cup semi-final

    Ballina Town      4      1         Ballinasloe Town

    Elvery's Sports Super League 

    Castlebar Celtic     1       2       Westport United 

    League One play-off

    Westport United B       3         1      Killala

    SSE Airtricity League 

    Drogheda United       2         1      Mayo League


  • Mayo TD Lisa Chambers has expressed concern over low staffing levels in the Mayo University Hospital’s Maternity Ward.


    There are currently 10 fulltime staff vacancies at the maternity Ward and a 2014 government review found that the hospital was 5 staff below recommended levels.


    The Fianna Fáil TD has called on the Minster for Health and the HSE to address the staffing levels and wants five additional staff added to the ten that have already been approved.

  • A Mayo teenager has qualified  for the finals in the Aldi Foróige National Junior Baking Competition, taking one of the top two places in the Regional finals.

    Jessalyn Jennings, aged 13 from Brickens Foróige club in County Mayo impressed with her chocolate fudge cake in Saturday's competition held in Moate Community Secondary School.

    She will now compete in the National finals, which will be held in the Aldi tent at this year's National Ploughing Championships.

    This year Aldi has tasked the young bakers with creating 'the perfect chocolate fudge cake', with the victorious young baker's creation being put on-sale nationwide across Aldi stores next year, alongside a €1,000 cash prize.

    Foróige CEO, Sean Campbell, said "This competition provides a fantastic opportunity for young people who want to explore the world of food production, baking and manufacturing."