Westport Utd

  • Westport native Conor O'Malley has been called into the Republic of Ireland provisional squad for the friendly games against Celtic (May 20), France (May 28) and United States (June 2) by manager Martin O'Neill/

    The 23 year old Peterborough United goalkeeper O'Malley has started nine games this season for "Posh" and is one of four players to receive their first call ups alongside Graham Burke of Shamrock Rovers, Millwall midfielder Shaun Williams, and Preston North End forward Callum Robinson. 

    Previously with St Patrick's Athletic, Conor was a part of a talented and successful Maynooth University team before making the move across the water. 

    According to the FAI website some players "will drop out of the squad after the Celtic game on Sunday, May 20 in Celtic Park, while others will only report into camp ahead of the trip to Paris to take on France on Monday, May 28 in Stade de France and the home game against the United States on June 2."

    Republic of Ireland Men's National Team - Provisional Squad
    Goalkeepers: Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough), Keiren Westwood (Sheffield Wednesday), Colin Doyle (Bradford City), Kieran O'Hara (Manchester United), Ian Lawlor (Doncaster Rovers), Conor O'Malley (Peterborough United)
    Defenders: Seamus Coleman (Everton), Cyrus Christie (Fulham), Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Alex Pearce, Richard Keogh (Derby County), John Egan (Brentford), Shane Duffy (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ciaran Clark (Newcastle United), Declan Rice (West Ham United), Kevin Long (Burnley), John O'Shea (Sunderland), Darragh Lenihan, Derrick Williams (Blackburn Rovers), Enda Stevens (Sheffield United), Greg Cunningham (Preston North End)
    Midfielders: Alan Judge (Brentford), Conor Hourihane, Glenn Whelan (Aston Villa), Jeff Hendrick (Burnley), Harry Arter (Bournemouth), Eunan O'Kane (Leeds United), David Meyler (Hull City), Shaun Williams (Millwall), Alan Browne, Daryl Horgan (Preston North End), Callum O'Dowda (Bristol City), James McClean (West Bromwich Albion), 
    Forwards: Jonathan Walters (Burnley), Shane Long (Southampton), Scott Hogan (Aston Villa), Aiden O'Brien (Millwall), Sean Maguire, Callum Robinson (Preston North End), Graham Burke (Shamrock Rovers)

  • Peake Villa FC or Westport Utd                                   v          Ashling Annacotty FC


    Regional Utd                                                           v          Sheriff YC


    Evergreen FC                                                          v          St. Michaels FC


    Clonmel Town FC                                                 v          Glengad Utd.



    Ties to be played weekend of the 10th March 2019


  • Summa Sports Connacht Champions Cup 
    Quarter Finals
    1. Mervue Utd v Carbury FC
    2. Westport Utd v Ballinasloe 
    3. Manulla v Athenry FC
    4. St Peter's v Strand Celtic 

    3 v 4
    2 v 1 

  • The Draw for round 6 of the FAI New Balance Junior Cup took place last night.

    Manulla have been handed another home draw with Athenry FC making the trip to take on the blues.

    Castlebar Celtic will be on the road to either face Shannon Hibs or Beechpark or Tolka Rovers.

    Westport United are in round 5 action next weekend at home to Balscadden FC and if they win that game they will face a trip away to either Doolans Cow FC or Valeview Shankill FC in round 6.

    The round 6 fixtures will take place on the weekend of January 12th.

  • The last 16 draw has been made for the FAI New Balance Junior Cup.

    Westport United have been awarded a home tie against Newpark FC.

    If Castlebar Celtic are successful in their 6th round clash with Tolka Rovers they will have a home game against Gorey Rangers.

    Elsewhere Athenry FC will entertain Crumlin United.

    These last 16 ties are to be played on Sunday February 2nd.

  • Former Westport Utd player Conor O’Malley has been included in the final Republic of Ireland Senior squad for the matches against France on Monday night in Saint-Denis and USA on Saturday 2nd June in the Aviva Stadium. Conor has just reported to the Republic of Ireland team base in Dublin where he will meet up with the rest of the squad prior to the two international matches.

    Westport United has congratulated Conor on making the final squad and wishes him the best of luck.


  • FAI New Balance Junior Cup

    Quarter Final

    Oliver Bond Celtic 2-1 Westport United (After Extra-Time)

  • John Russell, manager of the Westport United Super League team, has been appointed the Assistant Manager of Sligo Rovers for the forthcoming season.

    John will be taking up his new post in January as number two to Liam Buckley.

    Chairman of Westport United Myles Staunton has thanked Mr Russell for his commitment to the club, and wished him well in his new role with Sligo Rovers.


  • Westport United FC is delighted to announce that John Russell has been appointed as the new manager of the club’s Super League team. John’s recent coaching background is of the highest calibre, and he is the current FAI Regional Development Officer for Sligo and John has vast experience of playing the game at elite national level, having played football in the League of Ireland for the last 15 years for Galway Utd, St. Patrick’s Athletic and Sligo Rovers with noteworthy success, having won two FAI Cups, a League title, a League Cup and the Setanta Sports Cup. His footballing talents at underage also earned him recognition at an international level where he has been capped by the Republic of Ireland at Schoolboys and U.19 level.

    Since starting to work on his coaching badges, he holds coaching qualifications in UEFA

    Elite A Youth Licence, UEFA A Licence Coach, Level 2 Coach Education Tutor with Coaching Ireland and Level 2 Child Welfare Tutor. John is well noted for his meticulous preparation and possesses excellent organisational and implementation skills to ensure his teams are rehearsed in the finer points of the game.

    When asked what it means to managing such a prestigious junior football club such as

    Westport United, John Russell stated ‘I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to manage Westport United Football Club. It is an impressive club with great history and I look forward to working with all the players and staff. The season is nearly upon us so we will be busy over the next few weeks getting the players ready for the start of what will hopefully be an exciting year.’

    Club Chairman, Myles Staunton welcomed the appointment of John Russell, saying ‘As a progressive football club, Westport United is delighted to secure the services of John Russell as manager of our Super League side and his credentials tick all the boxes as we look to take our flagship team to the next level. Everyone here is looking forward to working with John who will bring a fresh voice and different ideas to the dressing room and we are looking forward to some very exciting times ahead at United Park under John’s stewardship.’  The appointment of someone of John’s calibre and experience reflects the club’s ambition to take the Super League team to the next level in terms of Connaught and the FAI Junior competitions.  There is no reason why a club like Westport United should not be competing at the end game of such competitions.

    Everyone at Westport United FC is excited that John will bring a level of professionalism to the role, which will hopefully bring our club to the next level with the players looking forward to working under him and we are sure that John will have no doubt that he will receive a great Westport welcome by our loyal supporters who give him their full support.

    I would like to thank the club’s selection committee, Stephen Duffy (Chairman), Padraig Burns, Ray McLoughlin and Michael McDonagh and the contribution of Michael McDonnell, the Club’s Vice Chairman for undertaking a thorough selection process resulting in an excellent appointment, which has been ratified by the club committee.

    Finally, I would like to thank the Castlecourt Hotel for their loyal and ongoing sponsorship of the Super League team which is much appreciated.

  • Former Westport United manager John Russell has signed a new one-year contract to remain on as player/assistant manager at Sligo Rovers.

    The midfielder played 10 times for the Bit O'Red last term and manager Liam Buckley says it was a "no brainer" to offer him a new deal.

    Buckley added that Russell has become a key member of his coaching team.

  • Mayo native Conor O’Malley put in a huge performance in the FA Cup on Tuesday night, during which he produced three penalty saves in a shootout with Bradford to book Peterborough’s place in the next round.

    The Westport man received his first senior international call-up earlier this year, named in Martin O’Neill’s squad in May ahead of Ireland’s friendlies with France and the USA.

    In a thrilling game on Tuesday, eight goals shared evenly saw the cup tie go through extra-time before a penalty shootout was required to decide a winner — striker Ivan Toney notching a hat-trick during an incredible night at Valley Parade.

    The hosts came from 2-0 and 3-1 down during a pulsating affair, but an excellent display from 24-year-old O’Malley proved decisive during spot-kicks — the goalkeeper saving against all of Karl Henry, Jack Payne and Paul Caddis.

    Peterborough will now face Middlesborough in the third round of the FA Cup.


  • Three Mayo sides are in round 5 action of the FAI New Balance Junior Cup on Sunday.

    Westport Utd make the trip to take on Ballinasloe Town.

    Conn Rangers welcome Sheriff YC while Castlebar Celtic host Usher Celtic.

    All games on Sunday kick off at 2pm.

  • SFAI Skechers U13 Cup CFA Regional Final
    Mervue Utd 1-0 Westport Utd 
    (Mark O'Halloran with the goal 


  • SFAI U13 Cup 
    Westport Utd 1-6 St Joseph's 

    SFAI U12 Cup 
    Donnacarney Celtic 1-0 Westport Utd 

  • FAI New Balance Junior Cup


    Quarter Final Draw 2020


    Athenry FC v Rush Athletic


    Killarney Celtic v Fairview Rangers 


    Usher Celtic v Gorey Rangers or Castlebar Celtic 


    Westport Utd v Oliver Bond Celtic 


    Ties to be played weekend of the 22nd of March 2020.



    Semi-Final Draw


    Killarney Celtic or Fairview Rangers v Athenry FC or Rush Ath.


    Westport Utd or Oliver Bond Cel v Usher Cel or Gorey Rgs or Castlebar 


    Dates to be confirmed. 

  • Two Mayo sides are in FAI Junior Cup action at the weekend.

    On Saturday Castlebar Celtic will make the trip to Dublin to take on Tolka Rovers at 2pm in Round 6.

    Then on Sunday at 2pm in Round 7, Westport United will welcome Newpark FC to the Sports Park.

  • History was made in Dublin's AUL Complex last week as an FAI National Academy side played against international opposition for the first time.

    The 2005 National Academy played against the Netherlands in back-to-back friendlies in a first for the Emerging Talent Programme.

    James McManus scored in the opening 3-1 defeat to the Dutch, before a consolation Adam Murphy penalty saw the side lose 2-1 in the second game

    Despite the two defeats, ETP National Co-Ordinator Niall Harrison believes that the games were massively beneficial to the players and their development.

    24 players were used across both games, with three goalkeepers and 21 outfield players selected for the matches.

    "We played against one of the top teams in Europe. The Dutch showed us the level we need to be at. Games like these will be helpful to our players going forward," said Harrison.

    Despite the results, Harrison is already planning a return trip to the Netherlands next year.

    "There is an agreement for us to travel next year. The Dutch hope to run a three-team tournament, involving both sides and one other nation at Under-14 level. That will be for players born in 2006, and we hope to play it in May 2020."

    Harrison sees the games as a new era for the Emerging Talent Programme and hopes it can expand in the coming years.

    "It's another step up for the ETP. Before now we played training games in-house, or against domestic opposition. Now we can provide these players international football," he said.

    "My hope is that we continue to develop the programme. We have a pathway now from under-13s up to senior level."

    FAI 2005 National Academy Squad
    Shay O'Leary (Wexford Albion), Conor Walsh (Westport United), Fintan Doherty (Finn Harps), Alex Malone (Shamrock Rovers) Ryan Boyle (Ballyhaise Celtic), James Byrne (Belvedere FC), Luke O’Brien (Bray Wanderers), Daniel Kelly (Westport United), Sam Curtis (Shamrock Rovers), Roy Vitkevicius (Fermoy FC), Cain Byrne Dunne (Cherry Orchard), Joe O’Brien Whitmarsh (Cork City), Cian Barrett (Shamrock Rovers), Eanna Fitzgerald (Cork City), Kevin Zefi (Shamrock Rovers), Liam Murray (College Corinthians), Adam Murphy (Belvedere FC), Mark Tansey (Bray Wanderers), James McManus (St Kevin’s Boys), Mark O’Mahony (Cork City), Thomas Morgan (Shamrock Rovers), Jack Murray (Cherry Orchard), Darren Darcy (Salthill Devon), Giddeon Tetteh (Shamrock Rovers)


  • Westport United captured the Oliver Kelleher Masters Cup last night with a 3-1 win over Ballina Town.

    Westport took an early 2-0 lead through goals from Danny Scahill and Mark McNally.

    Tom O'Connor pulled one back for Ballina in the second half before Colm Keane made it 3-1 to United.

  • T.P. Brennan Connacht Cup - Round 3

    Carbury FC 2-0 Westport Utd

  • Calor Gas Super Cup

    Round 2

    Westport Utd 4-0 Snugboro Utd