A Mayo man is one of the country’s top names in the niche sport of freestyle motocross.

24 year-old Evan Mullarkey from Ballina is part of the FMX Ireland team after taking a keen interest in the sport over ten years ago.

Evan specialises in doing shows all across Europe in the likes of Hungary, Germany, Spain and Poland.

Evan joined Michael D. McAndrew on Sunday Sport this afternoon.

 

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  • Jun 02, 2021

    Live commentary of Westmeath v Mayo on Sunday

    The Mayo Ladies will be looking to bounce back from their defeat to Donegal last weekend when they travel to Mullingar on Sunday to take on Westmeath in round 3 of the Lidl Ladies National Football League. Michael Moyles side will be hoping to progress to the…
  • Jun 02, 2021

    100 spectators allowed to attend GAA matches from Monday

    The GAA have confirmed that 100 spectators will be allowed to attend club and inter-county matches in the Republic of Ireland from next Monday, with a higher total of 200 permitted in grounds with a minimum capacity of 5,000. These figures do not include…
  • Jun 01, 2021

    Referee confirmed for Mayo Ladies' clash with Westmeath

    Sligo’s Gus Chapman has been confirmed as the referee for the Mayo Ladies’ Lidl National Football League match this weekend. Michael Moyle's side head to St Loman’s in Mullingar to face Westmeath in round three of Division 1A. The game throws in at 2pm on…
  • Jun 01, 2021

    Round-up of all the action from Roscommon Racecourse last night

    19-year-old Annalise Cullen, who is from Naas in Co Kildare, partnered her 3rd winner in 4 days when she won the finale at Roscommon last night. The featured fillies handicap was won by Pineapple Express for Thurles based father and son team of Andy and…
  • May 31, 2021

    Connacht Rugby announce signing of Tongan international lock Leva Fifita

    Connacht Rugby have announced the signing of Tongan international lock Leva Fifita. He joins Connacht from French side Grenoble where he has made 65 appearances in four seasons with the club, having previously represented New Zealand side Waikato in the Mitre…
  • May 31, 2021

    Mayo V Clare semi-final fixed for Ennis on 13th June

    Saturday 12 June Allianz Football League Division 1 semi-finals Kerry v Tyrone, Killarney, 5pm Donegal v Dublin, Kingspan Breffni, 7.15pm Allianz Football League Division 2 relegation play-off Cork v Westmeath, Páirc Uí Chaoimh, 2pm Down v Laois, Newry,…
  • May 31, 2021

    Lee Keegan makes Team of the Week

    Lee Keegan has been name on the GAA.ie team of the week. The Westport corner back was rewarded with a spot following his tenacious display in Mayo’s win against Meath. In the other corner, Roscommon’s Conor Hussey is rewarded with a spot in the best 15. There…
  • May 31, 2021

    Three Sligo hurlers make Team of the Week

    Three Sligo Hurlers made it onto the GAA.ie hurling team of the week. Kevin Banks, Tony O’Kelly Lynch and Gerard O’Kelly Lynch are all rewarded following their emphatic win in Division 3A against Longford. There is strong Kilkenny representation in the best…
  • May 31, 2021

    Eight race card in Roscommon later

    There is racing at Roscommon Racecourse later today. The first of eight races gets off at 4:35pm.
  • May 31, 2021

    Football league semi-final and play-off details will be confirmed later

    The GAA will confirm the details for the Allianz Football League semi-finals and relegation play-offs later today The Division One semi finals will see Dublin face Donegal and Kerry take on Tyrone. While in the relegation playoff, it's Monaghan against Galway…
  • May 31, 2021

    Mayo Football League announce U21 League fixtures

    The full list of fixtures has been announced for the TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Under 21 League, which kicks-off the 2021 Season on the 12th/13th June. The inaugural U21 League has 14 teams split into two divisions with the top four teams in each division…
  • May 30, 2021

    Louth deny Sligo a Division Four semi-final appearance

    Louth scuppered Sligo’s chances of reaching a Division 4 semi-final this afternoon. The Wee County exerted more pain on Tony McEntee’s side in St Geraldines Club, on a score line of 3-18 to 1-14. The Yeats County were leading Louth at halftime by 1-9 to 0-9.…
  • May 30, 2021

    Galway ladies sweep aside Westmeath

    Galway beat Westmeath in Division One A of the the Lidl Ladies National Football League this afternoon. It finished Galway 6-13 2-7 Westmeath at Pearse Stadium.
  • May 30, 2021

    Clifford show leaves Roscommon in a relegation play-off

    Kerry have beaten Roscommon in their Allianz National Football League Division One South game this afternoon. It finished 2-15 to 1-12 at Dr. Hyde Park. David Clifford and Joe O'Connor finding the back of the net for the Kingdom. The result means Kerry are in…
  • May 30, 2021

    Dubs eke out inspired win against Galway

    Dublin have beaten Galway in their Allianz National Football League Division One South game this afternoon. It finished 2-16 to 1-15 at Tuam Stadium. Con O'Callaghan and Aaron Byrne with the goal for the Boys in Blue. The result means Dublin advance to the…
  • May 30, 2021

    Mayo march on to face Clare in Division Two semis

    Mayo sit atop of Division Two North of the Allianz National Football League following victory over Meath. Both teams made a raft of changes for this encounter as they were guaranteed a spot in the semi-finals. The game was won at the half-time break, as Mayo…
  • May 30, 2021

    Ballyvary Hurling Club to host virtual fundraiser for the Daisy Lodge Project

    Ballyvary Hurling Club are launching a virtual event on the June Bank Holiday Weekend to support the Daisy Lodge Project in Cong. For over 5 years Daisy Lodge has been providing short therapeutic services to families with a child 0-18 years of age battling…
  • May 30, 2021

    Sligo name team for Louth showdown

    Sligo have named their side for their crucial Division 4 North clash with Louth. Tony McEntee's side are aiming to shoot their way into the league semi-finals. The game throws-in at 3pm in St Geraldines Club. The team lines out as follows:
  • May 30, 2021

    Roscommon name team to host Kerry

    Roscommon manager Anthony Cunningham has named his side to face Kerry in Division One South this afternoon. The Rossies are looking for their maiden win of the league, while the Kingdom remain unbeaten following a win and a draw against Galway and Dublin…
  • May 30, 2021

    Galway name team for crunch Division One clash

    Galway manager Padraic Joyce has named his side to face Dublin in the final round of Division One South. The Tribesmen can reach the Division One semi-finals with victory over the six-in-a-row All-Ireland champions. The game throws-in at 3:45pm in St…
  • May 29, 2021

    Donegal ladies edge past Mayo

    Donegal 1-11 Mayo 0-11 By Chris McNulty Captain Niamh McLaughlin netted a decisive penalty as Donegal made it two-from-two in the Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1A. The game had been touch-and-go until McLaughlin’s penalty in the 48th minute.…
  • May 29, 2021

    Connacht unable to overcome Benetton

    Connacht were defeated by Benetton this evening in the Rainbow Cup. The Italians saw off the Westerners 20-12.
  • May 29, 2021

    Galway WFC suffer defeat at Peamount

    In the Women's National League this afternoon Peamount United saw off Galway by 4 goals to nil. It's been a difficult run of the games for Galway while Peamount remain top of the table.
  • May 29, 2021

    Sligo hurlers impress at home to Longford

    Sligo overcame Longford this afternoon in Division 3A of the Allianz National Hurling League. Gerard O’Kelly Lynch was the star of the show for the hosts accounting for 3-09. Sligo defeated Longford 5-23 to 2-19.
  • May 29, 2021

    Mayo Camogie secure Division 4 semi-final spot

    Mayo booked their place in the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Division 4 semi-final this afternoon following a comfortable win over Louth. Mayo were in control throughout in Tooreen and in the end won the contest 7-14 to 1-01. Jimmy Lyons side will now meet…
  • May 29, 2021

    Meath reveal their starting 15 for Mayo clash

    Meath have named their starting 15 to face Mayo tomorrow. Harry Hogan Seamus Lavin Conor McGill Eoin Harkin Cathal Hickey Shane McEntee Donal Keogan Bryan Menton Padraic Harnan Ethan Devine Darragh Campion Matthew Costello Jordan Morris Thomas O’Reilly…
  • May 29, 2021

    Henshaw & Aki take partnership to next level with Lions

    By John Fallon Bundee Aki couldn’t bear to look as the Lions squad was announced so he left his Connacht teammates watching it on television and went outside at the Sportsground to cast his eye over the academy players training. He knew he was in contention,…
  • May 28, 2021

    Limited number of supporters set to attend Connacht Senior Football Semi-Final

    The Munster Hurling semi final between Limerick and Cork is set to help trial the return of fans to sport.On the same weekend, Dr. Hyde Park will welcome a limited number of supporters for the Connacht football semi-final between Roscommon and Galway.The…
  • May 28, 2021

    Galway United suffer heavy defeat away to Shelbourne

    A 4-nil win at home to Galway United kept Shelbourne five-points clear at the top of the First Division. Galway remain 7th in the table ahead of a home clash against Athlone Town next weekend.
  • May 28, 2021

    Sligo Rovers edge past neighbours to go four clear at the top

    Sligo Rovers have opened up a four-point lead at the top of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division.They survived the second half sending off of Romeo Parkes to win 2-1 away to Finn Harps. Romeo Parkes opened the scoring after six minutes but that was cancelled…
  • May 28, 2021

    Mayo make seven changes for Royal meeting on Sunday

    Round 3 of the Allianz Football League Division 2 see Mayo host Meath at Elverys MacHale Park this Sunday 30th May at 1:45pm. Sunday will be the 37th league meeting of Mayo & Meath. Of 36 previous league meetings, record is identical, 17 for Mayo 17 for Meath…
  • May 28, 2021

    Swinford youngster wins Mayo Jersey Competition

    Intersport Elverys, in conjunction with O’Neills, Mayo GAA & Mayo LGFA, are delighted to announce that Swinford youngster Aoife Dunne and her alternate jersey design has been chosen as the winner of our #YourTeamYourDesign competition. The talented six…
  • May 28, 2021

    John Joe Patrick Finn withdraws from Republic squad to focus on exams

    Young Getafe star John Joe Patrick Finn has withdrawn from the Republic of Ireland Under-21 squad to focus on his upcoming university exams. The 17-year-old whose father hails from Ballyhaunis has made a number of LaLiga appearances for Getafe, and he is…
  • May 28, 2021

    Roscommon man set to make his 200th cap for Connacht tomorrow

    Denis Buckley will become just the third Connacht player to reach 200 caps tomorrow after he was named in the starting XV to face Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup leaders Benetton in Italy (k/o 5.15pm Irish time). The Roscommon prop made his debut for his home…
  • May 28, 2021

    Mayo Ladies make three changes for trip to Ballybofey

    The Mayo Ladies travel to Ballybofey tomorrow evening in round 2 of the Lidl Ladies National Football League. There are three changes to the Mayo team that started against Galway in Round 1, with goalkeeper Aisling Tarpey, Marie Corbett and Deirdre Doherty…
  • May 28, 2021

    Galway LGFA name team for visit of Westmeath

    The Galway ladies footballers will be looking to bounce back from last weekend's defeat to Mayo. Manager Gerry Fahy has named his side for Sunday's clash with Westmeath in Pearse Stadium. That game throws in at 2pm. The team lines out as follows:
  • May 28, 2021

    League leaders Sligo Rovers travel to Finn Harps later

    SSE Airtricity League Premier Division leaders Sligo Rovers make the trip to their north-west rivals Finn Harps this evening. The Bit O'Red have won their last four games heading into the quarter-to-six kick-off in Ballybofey. Derry City are unbeaten in six…
  • May 27, 2021

    Mayo Camogie name their side to face Louth on Saturday

    The Mayo team to meet Louth in the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues fixture on Saturday in Tooreen has been named. After the historic win over Kildare last weekend, Jimmy Lyon’s charges will be eager to repeat their success. The match gets underway in…
  • May 27, 2021

    FAI Summer Soccer Schools officially launched

    The Football Association of Ireland have launched the 25th edition of the hugely popular FAI Summer Soccer Schools in partnership with our title sponsor, the leading Irish sports retailer INTERSPORT Elverys. Republic of Ireland players Rianna Jarrett and…
  • May 27, 2021

    Galway United travel to first division leaders Shelbourne tomorrow night

    Galway United travel to Tolka Park on Friday to face high-flying Shelbourne at 7.45pm. The Tribesmen begin the second round of First Division fixtures off the back of a 1-1 draw against Cork City at Turner's Cross last week. Maurice Nugent scored late on to…
  • May 27, 2021

    Live Coverage of Mayo v Meath on Sunday

    Mayo and Meath clash in the final round of Division 2 North of the Allianz National Football League this Sunday and it's live on Midwest Radio. Both sides are already through to the semi-finals but neither will want to lose their winning streak. Throw-in is…
  • May 26, 2021

    Calls for clarity on "close contacts" in GAA

    There have been calls for clarity regarding what constitutes a 'close contact' in GAA terms. Clare yesterday gave their full support to hurling manager Brian Lohan in a war of words with Wexford. Lohan claimed Wexford 'nominated' two members of his panel as…
  • May 26, 2021

    Connacht welcome back Bundee Aki for clash with Benetton this weekend

    Connacht's Bundee Aki will meet the 36 other Lions in London today, as Warren Gatland hosts his first squad get-together ahead of the tour of South Africa. Aki will then make his first appearance in 10 weeks when he togs out with Connacht against Benetton…
  • May 25, 2021

    Crowds back inside some GAA grounds this weekend

    Crowds will be back inside some GAA grounds this weekend for the first time since March of last year.The GAA has confirmed that matches played in the Six Counties will be allowed to have 500 supporters present.The move is in line with the easing of…
  • May 25, 2021

    Teenager with Mayo connections called up to ROI U21 squad

    A young man with Ballyhaunis connections has been called up by Republic of Ireland Under-21 manager Jim Crawford. 17-year-old midfielder John Joe Patrick Finn Benoa - who was born and reared in Spain to a Mayo father and mother from Cameroon - has pledged his…
  • May 25, 2021

    Three Galway men represented in ROI senior squad

    Three Galway men are included in Stephen Kenny’s Republic of Ireland squad for their upcoming fixtures. Ryan Manning of Swansea City, Daryl Horgan of Wycombe Wanderers and Brighton’s Aaron Connolly are in the mix for next month’s clashes against Andorra and…
  • May 25, 2021

    Racing continues at Ballinrobe Racecoure later

    It's the biggest day of the year at Ballinrobe with the e40,000 McHale Mayo National the feature. Looking ahead to the action for us here's Dave Keena...
  • May 24, 2021

    Sligo Rovers move to the top of the league

    Sligo Rovers have blown the SSE Airtricity Premier Division title race wide open.Liam Buckley’s side sit top of the heap following a 1-nil win away to previous leaders Shamrock Rovers.Romeo Parkes’ scored the game’s only goal ten-minutes after the break in…
  • May 24, 2021

    Mayo Captain included in GAA Team Of The Week

    Mayo Captain Paddy Durcan has been named on the GAA team of the week. The Castlebar Mitchels man put on a scintillating performance against Westmeath at the weekend, scoring three magnificent points. Also included in the team is Galway Captain Shane Walsh,…
  • May 24, 2021

    Ballinrobe Racecourse hosts a two-day meeting later

    Following a track inspection this morning, Ballinrobe was found to be fit for racing and the fixture scheduled for Monday goes ahead. The first of a seven-race card is off at 4.30pm. After a dry night the ground is now soft (hurdle/bumper) & soft, heavy in…
  • May 24, 2021

    Referee confirmed for Mayo vs Meath

    Martin McNally has been confirmed as the referee for Mayo's Division 2 North Round 3 meeting with Meath on Sunday. The Monaghan match official will be in charge of proceedings in Elverys MacHale Park for the clash which gets underway at 1:45pm. Both sides are…
  • May 24, 2021

    Sligo Rugby announce new Player-Head Coach

    Sligo Rugby Club have announced Josh Reeves as their new Player-Head Coach for the upcoming season. Reeves, originally from Christchurch, New Zealand hails from Shirley Rugby Club where he played four seasons before moving to Brazil with his now wife Ana, in…
  • May 23, 2021

    Galway WFC appoint new manager

    Galway WFC have appointed Stephen Lally as their new Senior manager. He takes over from Billy Clery who stepped down from his role last week. Lally, who made 306 appearances for Galway United during a distinguished playing career, also featured for Athlone…
  • May 23, 2021

    Connacht LGFA confirm provincial club finals to take place next month

    Connacht LGFA have announced that the 2020 Connacht LGFA Club Championship Finals will take place on Saturday 19th of June in Markievicz Park. All three games will take place at the Sligo venue. Junior Final: Naomh Mhuire Galway v Eoghan Rua Sligo…
  • May 23, 2021

    Heartbreak for Sligo against Antrim

    The Sligo footballers suffered a heartbreaking one-point loss at the hands of Antrim. The Saffrons kicked a late point to deny a valiant Yeats County fight back by 3-13 to 3-12. Sligo suffered a sucker-punch goal towards the end of the game, before responding…
  • May 23, 2021

    Donegal flex muscles against Walsh's men

    Donegal proved too strong for Mayo in Division 2B of the Allianz National Hurling League. The men from the hills went for the jugular against Derek Walsh's men in Letterkenny. The damage was done by the halftime break as Mickey McCrann's side lead by 3-7 to…
  • May 23, 2021

    Galway kick past Roscommon in thriller

    Galway got their first win of the Allianz National Football League this afternoon. They have defeated Roscommon in Salthill in Division One South of the competition. The Tribesmen put on a blistering performance against a solid Rossie display and lead by 1-7…
  • May 23, 2021

    LISTEN: Clear pathway ahead for Mayo GAA Club Fixtures

    The fixtures were released to Mayo GAA Clubs earlier in the week and there is now a clear pathway of games to look forward to. The Divisional Competitions get underway on Wednesday June 9th with the first round of the Mayo Senior Leagues fixed for August 8th.…
  • May 23, 2021

    LISTEN: Mayo Football League Chairman on exciting new season ahead

    The Mayo Football league divisions have been released, and there is an increase of 26% in junior teams bringing the total from 34 last season up to 43 this season as well as 14 new teams that will take part in the inaugural TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Under 21…
  • May 23, 2021

    Cill Chomain GAA team up with the RNLI

    Cill Chomain GAA Club are currently undertaking a charity fundraiser in conjunction with the RNLI. A Dip, Donate, Nominate Challenge is running for the month of May which will lead up to a 24 Hour Row-a-thon event that will take place on the 4/5 June. Cill…
  • May 22, 2021

    Galway name team for Roscommon clash

    Galway football manager Padraic Joyce has named his side to face Roscommon in Division One South of the Allianz Football League tomorrow. The Tribesmen will be looking to bounce back from a heavy defeat to Kerry last weekend. The game throws in at 2pm in…
  • May 22, 2021

    Mayo ladies edge thriller over neighbours

    Mayo showed great character and resolve to come from six points down to overcome Galway in a thriller in the opening round of the Lidl Ladies National Football League. Mayo's goals came from Maria Reilly and Rachel Kearns. Deirdre Doherty scored the winner…
  • May 22, 2021

    Galway WFC suffer home defeat to Athlone Town

    In the women’s National Football League Galway WFC suffered a 4-3 defeat at home to Athlone Town. Goals from Abbie Callanan and two from Lynsey McKey weren’t enough on the day as Athlone left Eamonn Deacy Park with all 3 points. Meanwhile Galway Women’s FC…
  • May 22, 2021

    Mayo secure spot in Division Two semis

    Mayo have secured a spot in the Division 2 semi-finals of the National Football League. They have defeated Westmeath in Mullingar by 0-21 2-12. It was a nervy start for James Horan's men, who lost Diarmuid O'Connor to a black card in the first half. They now…
  • May 22, 2021

    Goals fire Tipp past Galway hurlers

    Tipperary have beaten Galway on a scoreline of 2-19 to 20 points this afternoon in their Division One A Allianz National Hurling League game at Semple Stadium. Jason Forde and Noel McGrath with the goals for Liam Sheedy's side. The result marks Tipp's first…
  • May 22, 2021

    Mayo get maiden win of Camogie league

    Mayo Camogie have got their first win of their Division 4 Camogie League campaign. Jimmy Lyons side have defeated Kildare in convincing fashion in Tooreen. The fulltime score was Mayo 1-14 0-4 Kildare. Next up for Mayo is Louth in round three of the…
  • May 22, 2021

    Donegal hurlers name team to play Mayo

    Donegal manager Mickey McCann has made no changes to his starting 15 for tomorrows Allianz National Hurling League tie against Mayo in Letterkenny. The Donegal team lines out as follows:
  • May 22, 2021

    Roscommon name team to face Galway

    Roscommon Senior Football Manager Anthony Cunningham has named his team to face Galway in tomorrow’s Allianz Football league Division 1 match. Throw in for the game in Salthill is at 2pm. The Roscommon team lines out as follows:
  • May 22, 2021

    Five changes on the Mayo Hurling team to face Donegal

    The Mayo hurling team to face Donegal in Round 3 of the Allianz Hurling League 2B has been named. Mayo make the trip up north to Letterkenny at 2pm tomorrow. Mayo Senior Hurling manager Derek Walsh makes five changes to the starting line-up. In comes, Bobby…
  • May 21, 2021

    Late Galway United goal earns them a point against Cork

    Cork City drew one-apiece with ten-man Galway tonight in the SSE Airtricity First Division. Jack Thomas Baxter put Cork ahead on 81 minutes and looked on course to record all three points. However, Galway's battling spirit shone through and Maurice Nugent…
  • May 21, 2021

    Sligo move to second in the Premier Division

    Sligo finish the night second following their 2-nil win at home to Longford in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division. Goals from Walter Figueira and Jordan Gibson secured all three points for Rovers. Next up for Sligo is a mouth watering clash with table…
  • May 21, 2021

    Westmeath name their side to face Mayo tomorrow

    Westmeath have named their side to face Mayo in tomorrow's Division 2 encounter in Mullingar. Jack Cooney has stuck with the same 15 that ran Meath very close in Navan last weekend. Midwest Radio will have full live commentary of tomorrow's clash with thanks…
  • May 21, 2021

    Mayo name an unchanged side for tomorrow's clash with Westmeath

    Round 2 of the Allianz Football League Division 2 sees Mayo make the trip to TEG Cusack Park Mullingar tomorrow. Mayo Manager James Horan sticks to the same team that defeated Down in Round 1. Kevin McLoughlin Knockmore GAA makes his 80th league appearance…
  • May 21, 2021

    Croi Corrib cycle announce exciting new routes for 2021

    Croí, the heart andstroke charity, has announced the return of its annual Croí Corrib Cycle with a special, limited-capacity ride-out taking place on Sunday, July 11. Following last year’s cycle cancellation due to COVID-19, the hugely popular fundraising…
  • May 21, 2021

    Mayo Camogie name their side for tomorrow's meeting with Kildare

    The Mayo Team has been announced for their Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues 2nd round match against Kildare in Tooreen tomorrow afternoon. Midwest Radio will have regular updates of the match from Tooreen. Aoibheann Crawley Roisin Cassidy Amy Mulkeen…
  • May 21, 2021

    Tom Parsons appointed GPA CEO

    The Board of the Gaelic Players Association (GPA) is delighted to announce that former Mayo footballer Tom Parsons has been appointed as the association’s Chief Executive Officer. Tom has been a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the GPA…
  • May 21, 2021

    Sligo Rovers awarded a UEFA licence confirming their Europa League Conference place

    Sligo Rovers have been awarded a UEFA licence through the independent licensing system run by the FAI, confirming our Europa League Conference place. Thanks to volunteers Martin McDonald, Stephen Gilroy, David Rowe and our staff Shane and Sandra for their…
  • May 21, 2021

    Darragh Healy appointed Sligo Rovers U19 Women's manager

    Darragh Healy has been appointed manager of the Sligo Rovers Under 19 Women’s National League team. The Ballisodare native takes over from the outgoing Danny O’Leary who was in charge for the formation of the side. Darragh brings with him a wealth of…
  • May 21, 2021

    Sligo Rovers and Galway United are both in LOI action later

    Dundalk's players must set aside rumours of managerial appointments this evening. They're on a run of three games without a win ahead of the visit of champions Shamrock Rovers to Oriel Park in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division. Rovers are unbeaten in…
  • May 21, 2021

    Galway Ladies name team for Mayo showdown

    New Galway Ladies Football manager Gerry Fahy has named his team to face Mayo in their opening game of the Lidl Ladies National Football League. The team features five players making their inter-county debuts Alannah Griffin, Shauna Brennan, Kate Slevin, Kate…
  • May 20, 2021

    Galway make nine changes for Tipperary clash

    The Galway team to play Tipperary in Thurles on Saturday(1.30pm) shows nine changes from the side that defeated Limerick. 1. Eanna Murphy 2. Darren Morrissey 3. Daithi Burke 4. TJ Brennan 5. Adrian Tuohey 6. Padraig Mannion (Capt) 7. Aidan Harte 8. Joe…
  • May 20, 2021

    Moyles names team to face Galway

    Mayo Ladies Football manager Michael Moyles has named his team to face Galway in their NFL opener this weekend. Carnacon's Fiona McHale makes her inter-county return at midfield, while Davitt's Eilish Ronayne captains the side. Throw-in at Elverys MacHale…
  • May 20, 2021

    Draw made for the 2021 All-Ireland Ladies Senior Football Championship

    Champions Dublin have been pitted with Tyrone and Waterford in the round-robin phase of the 2021 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Senior Football Championship. The draws were conducted at Ceannáras TG4 in Baile na hAbhann, Co. Galway, this evening (Thursday), with the…
  • May 20, 2021

    Health Minister optimistic to see return of fans at hurling final

    Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said he is optimistic we will see some fans at the All Ireland senior hurling final in August. Taoiseach Michael Martin had previously indicated that supporters could be back by July, dependent on the public health…
  • May 20, 2021

    Mayo Football League announce 26% increase in junior teams

    Mayo Football League have announced an increase of 26% in junior teams this season. This brings the total from 34 up to 43 for 2021 and there are also 14 new teams taking part in their inaugural Under 21 League. To cope with this change a fifth division,…
  • May 19, 2021

    Sligo's Mona McSharry finishes 7th in 100m breaststroke final

    Mona McSharry finished seventh in the final of the 100-metre breaststroke at the European Aquatics Championships this evening. The Sligo swimmer posted a time of 1-minute-6-point-5-8 seconds.
  • May 19, 2021

    Mayo surfer bids for Olympic qualification

    A Mayo surfer has been selected on the Irish team for the forthcoming World Surfing Games in El Salvador. Castlebar's Rory Tuohy, the current Irish Champion, will be competing alongside some of the best athletes in the world. Also representing Ireland at the…
  • May 19, 2021

    McSharry competes in 100m breaststroke final later

    Mona McSharry goes in the final of the 100-metres breaststroke at the European Aquatics Championships later. The Sligo swimmer qualified sixth fastest from the semi-finals. McSharry returns to the Budapest pool at 5.25, Irish time.
  • May 19, 2021

    Mindspace Mayo and Mayo GAA encourage small steps to support mental health

    Mindspace Mayo is using the upcoming GAA season to encourage people to think about the small things they can do to support their mental health. GAA players often make an extra effort to deliver the “one-percenters”, those small acts not usually counted in the…
  • May 19, 2021

    Clery resigns as Galway WFC senior manager

    Billy Clery has resigned as Galway WFC senior manager after four and a half years at the helm. The Tribeswomen boss has stepped down from the position due to family commitments. The Galway WFC board will meet in the coming days to appoint a new manager. In a…
  • May 18, 2021

    Live coverage of the Mayo hurlers battle with Donegal on Sunday

    The Mayo hurlers travel to Letterkenny on Sunday looking to make it three wins from three in the Allianz National Hurling League Division 2B. Derek Walsh's side take on Donegal in what is a repeat of last year's Nicky Rackard Cup final. We'll have full live…
  • May 18, 2021

    Sligo swimmer through to 100m breaststroke final

    At the European Aquatics Championships Mona McSharry qualified sixth fastest for the final of the 100-metre breaststroke.The Sligo swimmer was third in her semi-final, and her final takes place tomorrow evening.
  • May 18, 2021

    Live Commentary of Mayo's Round 2 meeting with Westmeath

    After a commanding 13 point win over Down last weekend Mayo will look to make it two wins from two when they travel to Mullingar on Saturday to take on Westmeath. A win for James Horan's side will secure their passage to the semi-finals of Division 2 but will…
  • May 18, 2021

    Cracking opener in store in Ladies National Football league

    The opening round of the Lidl Ladies National Football League takes place this weekend with a mouth watering local derby to get proceedings underway in Elverys MacHale Park on Saturday night. Galway & Mayo who both have new management teams for 2021 will go…
  • May 18, 2021

    Mona McSharry through to 100m breaststroke semi-final

    Mona McSharry is through to this evening's 100m breaststroke semi-final at the LEN European Aquatics Championships. McSharry finished second in her heat in a time of 1:06.97, which is the third time she's gone under the FINA 'A' time for Tokyo 2020. The…
  • May 18, 2021

    Seven Race Card at Sligo this afternoon

    There is a flat meeting at Sligo today. The first of seven races goes to post at 2pm.
  • May 18, 2021

    Stephen Fitzgerald to retire from Connacht at the end of the season

    Connacht Rugby can confirm Stephen Fitzgerald will end his playing career when his contract expires at the end of the season. Fitzgerald suffered a serious knee injury when he lined out against Leinster at the RDS Arena in January 2020. Despite three…
  • May 18, 2021

    Sligo Rovers publish plan for redevelopment of Showgrounds

    Sligo Rovers have today published a detailed Masterplan, including a proposed multi-million euro redevelopment of the Showgrounds stadium with the creation of an academy hub for the north-west region of the country. There is also a detailed analysis of the…
  • May 17, 2021

    Sligo swimmer sets new national record

    The Irish men's and women's 4x100m freestyle relay teams both set new national record at the LEN European Aquatics Championships in Budapest. The women's quartet of Sligo's Mona McSharry, Danielle Hill, Victoria Catterson and Erin Riordan finished fifth in…
  • May 17, 2021

    Two Mayo players named in GAA team of the week

    Two Mayo players have been named in the GAA.ie football team of the week. Oisin Mullin and Matthew Ruane have both been included following their performances on Saturday against Down in Elverys MacHale Park.
  • May 17, 2021

    Cliff Diving World Series coming to Mayo

    Ireland will return to the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series in 2021. Surrounded by a rugged coastal landscape, towering cliffs and staggering views of the Atlantic Ocean, Downpatrick Head on Ireland’s West Coast will play host to the world’s elite cliff…
  • May 17, 2021

    Referee confirmed for Mayo's clash with Westmeath

    The referee has been confirmed for Mayo's round 2 Division 2 North encounter with Westmeath on Saturday afternoon. Noel Mooney from Cavan has been appointed the match official for the Mullingar clash. We will have full live commentary of Saturday's encounter…
  • May 16, 2021

    Galway end Limerick's unbeaten run

    Galway have beaten All Ireland Senior Hurling champions Limerick in Division 1A of the Allianz National Hurling League this afternoon. 26 points to 1-17 was the final score at Pearse Stadium this afternoon. The result ends the Treaty's 14 game unbeaten run as…
  • May 16, 2021

    Galway rower qualifies for the Olympics

    Team Ireland's rowers had a great day at the Olympic qualifying regatta in Lucerne, qualifying two boats for the Summer Games in Tokyo. First up, the women's four of Emily Hegarty, Eimear Lambe, Aifric Keogh and Galway's Fiona Murtagh won their final by…
  • May 16, 2021

    Sligo win local derby against Leitrim

    Sligo pushed on in the second half to record an impressive win against local rivals Leitrim. Full time in this Allianz National Football League Division Four North clash Sligo : 2-19 Leitrim: 0-18. Sligo trailed at the break by 0-12 to 0-11. Knockmore's Peter…
  • May 16, 2021

    Dublin prove too strong for Roscommon

    Roscommon suffered defeat in their Allianz National Football League Division One South opener against Dublin. The boys in blue ran out 1-22 to 0-16 winners in Dr Hyde Park. The Rossies put up a commendable challenge and trailed the six-in-a-row All-Ireland…
  • May 16, 2021

    LISTEN: Mayo Ladies Football manager Michael Moyles looking ahead to the new season

    The Mayo Ladies will get their Lidl Ladies National Football League campaign up and running next Saturday night in Elverys MacHale Park. Michael Moyles side welcome neighbours Galway to Castlebar for a 7:30pm throw-in. Ahead of the start of their league…
  • May 15, 2021

    Galway suffer heavy defeat in the WNL

    In the Women's National League Shelbourne beat Galway 5-0 at Tolka Park this afternoon. The damage was done by the halftime break, by which time Shels had built up a 4-0 lead.
  • May 15, 2021

    Roscommon Camogie second-half surge sees off Mayo

    The Roscommon Camogie team came from a point down at halftime to defeat Mayo in their Division 4 clash at Ballyforan. Frank Browne's side trailed the Green and Red at the break by 2-2 to 1-4. However, the Rossies found form in the second half to run out 2-11…
  • May 15, 2021

    Kerry canter past Galway in Division One

    The Galway footballers suffered a seismic defeat to Kerry in their Division One South Allianz Football League opener. The Kingdom ran riot in Austin Stack Park in Tralee, coming out comfortable winners by 4-21 to 0-11. The reigning League champions made their…
  • May 15, 2021

    Walsh's men fire past Rossie challenge

    The Mayo hurlers have made it two wins from two in Division 2B of the Allianz Hurling League. Derek Walsh's men won by 1-20 to 1-9 during slippery conditions in Dr. Hyde Park this afternoon. They pushed on in the second half, having lead by 0-11 to 0-5 at the…
  • May 15, 2021

    Mayo 'storm' to victory in league opener

    Mayo came out with all two points from their Division 2 North opener against Down. James Horan's men were comfortable winners on scoreline of 2-21 to 1-11 in stormy conditions. The 2020 All-Ireland finalists were in the driving seat from the off and lead by…
  • May 15, 2021

    Mayo Hurlers name team to face Roscommon

    The Mayo hurling team has been named to play Roscommon in Division 2B of the Allianz Hurling League. Manager Derek Walsh has named a strong team for this round two clash, following victory against Derry on the opening weekend.
  • May 15, 2021

    Cunningham names Roscommon team to face Dublin

    Anthony Cunningham has named his team to face Dublin in tomorrow’s Allianz Football League Division 1 south match in Dr Hyde Park. Throw in is at 1.45pm
  • May 15, 2021

    Four changes for Galway ahead of Limerick clash

    There are four changes on the Galway Team that plays Limerick tomorrow in Pearse Stadium at 3.45pm. Adrian Tuohy and Captain Padraig Mannion come into defence, David Burke starts at midfield, while in attack Joseph Cooney is included at wing forward. Aidan…
  • May 15, 2021

    Winning start for Galway rower at final Olympic Qualification regatta

    Galway rower Fiona Murtagh was a part of the Irish team that eased to victory in their heat at the final Olympic qualification regatta. Ireland's women's four team of Emily Hegarty, Eimear Lambe, Aifric Keogh and Fiona Murtagh recorded an effortless win in…
  • May 14, 2021

    Roscommon hurlers name their side to face Mayo tomorrow

    Johnny Keane has named his Roscommon team to play Mayo in tomorrow’s Allianz Hurling League Division 2B encounter. The game takes place at 2pm in Dr. Hyde Park. Enda Lawless Paul Dolan Darren Fallon Sean Trundle Darragh Heavey Peter Kellehan Eoin Coyle Cathal…
  • May 14, 2021

    Galway United record their first home win of the season

    An injury time David Hurley goal gave Galway United a 1-0 win at home to Wexford tonight in the First Division. Hurley's goal came in the fifth minute of injury time to earn the tribesmen their first home win of the season.
  • May 14, 2021

    Connacht edge past Munster

    Sammy Arnold scored a try against his former side as Connacht beat Munster in the Rainbow Cup this evening.Half-backs Conor Fitzgerald and Kieran Marmion also crossed the whitewash in a 24-points to 20 win for Andy Friend’s side at Thomond Park.
  • May 14, 2021

    Down name their side to face Mayo in Castlebar tomorrow

    Down Manager Paddy Tally has named his starting 15 for tomorrows Allianz Football League Division 2 North match encounter with Mayo. Rory Burns, Gerard Collins, Gerard McGovern, Patrick Murdock, Pierce Laverty, Kevin McKernan, Jonny Flynn, Ryan McEvoy, Caolan…
  • May 14, 2021

    Mayo name their side to face Down in tomorrow's Division 2 opener

    Round 1 of The Allianz Football League Division 2 sees Mayo host Down in Elvery's MacHale Park tomorrow. Paddy Durcan will Captain the team on the day. This will be Paddy's 71st appearance in the Green & Red (33 League & 38 Championship). Enda Hession from…
  • May 14, 2021

    Galway United awarded the points over Cabinteely

    Galway United have been awarded a 3-0 win over Cabinteely FC after the home side failed to fulfil their fixture on April 9th following a COVID-19 case within the club. This decision comes into effect following the conclusion of the appeal process. Galway…
  • May 14, 2021

    Keelan Cawley appointed Sligo senior football captain for 2021

    Keelan Cawley has been appointed the Sligo senior football captain for 2021 by new manager Tony McEntee. The Coolera clubman takes over the role from Niall Murphy, who missed much of 2020 through injury. The Yeats County were unable to field in the 2020…
  • May 14, 2021

    Mayo's Caelan Doris set to return from injury

    Connacht take on Munster in the Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup interpro this evening. Damien De Allende, Craig Casey, Billy Holland and CJ Stander are among those restored to the Munster side. Kick-off at Thomond Park is at 6.00pm. Meanwhile, Mayo’s Caelan Doris…
  • May 13, 2021

    Galway name their side to face Kerry in Division One opener

    Padraic Joyce has announced his Galway side to face Kerry in Saturday's Allianz National Football League Division One South encounter. Shane Walsh captains the side with throw-in at 3pm on Saturday. The team in full is as follows: Bernard Power Jack Glynn…
  • May 13, 2021

    AFLW Star will not be lining out for the Mayo Ladies this season

    Aussie Rules Star Aileen Gilroy will not be lining out for the Mayo Ladies this year. That news was confirmed to Midwest Sport this afternoon by Mayo manager Michael Moyles who said they have been in talks with Aileen while she was in Australia and since she…
  • May 13, 2021

    Connacht name their side to face Munster

    Tom Daly will lead out Connacht for the first time after he was named as captain for Friday’s Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup interpro with Munster. Daly has enjoyed a breakthrough season for the province, missing just one game and consistently stringing together…
  • May 13, 2021

    Galway United looking to bounce back with a win at home to Wexford

    Galway United entertain Wexford FC at Eamonn Deacy Park tomorrow evening with kick-off at 7.45pm. The Tribesmen go into this week's game after a disappointing 2-1 defeat by Bray Wanderers at Eamonn Deacy Park last Friday. Gary Shaw scored a late winner for…
  • May 13, 2021

    Mayo Camogie name their side to face Roscommon on Saturday

    The Mayo Team has been announced for their Littlewoods Ireland Camogie Leagues opening match against Roscommon on Saturday. With an extended panel of over 40 players, management have named a match day panel of 30 that features all three Mayo clubs that play…
  • May 13, 2021

    LISTEN: Galway ready for Kingdom Challenge

    Galway get their Allianz National Football League Division 1 south campaign up and running on Saturday with a trip to the Kingdom. The Tribesmen will take on Kerry in Tralee at 3pm on Saturday. Galway held a press conference on Monday afternoon looking ahead…
  • May 13, 2021

    Connacht Cycling to host special online show tomorrow evening

    This Friday night 14th May at 8.30pm Cycling Connacht will host their fourth Facebook Live Show of the season with panelists Rachel Nolan, Stefanie Carr and Padraig Marrey. As keen athletes, adventurers and experienced cyclists the panelists will bring a…
  • May 12, 2021

    Number of Westport United players sign for Sligo Rovers underage teams

    A number of Westport United footballers have commenced training for Sligo Rovers after signing for their underage teams recently. The Club extends its best wishes to Conor Reynolds, Evan Durkan and Cillian McGing (U.15's), Conor Cannon, Adam Nugent, Daniel…
  • May 12, 2021

    Groupings made for the South Mayo O'Mara Cup & Junior Championship

    The South Mayo O'Mara Cup & Junior Championship groupings were made at a South Board Meeting last night. These are the groups for both competitions: Group 1: Garrymore, The Neale, Hollymount Carramore Group 2: Ballinrobe, Davitts, Shrule/Glencorrib Group 3:…
  • May 12, 2021

    Live Commentary of Mayo's opening Division 2 encounter this weekend

    Mayo will get their Allianz National Football League Division 2 Campaign underway this Saturday with a home clash against Down. It promises to be an intriguing affair as James Horan's side will look to get off to a winning start ahead of a busy fixture…
  • May 12, 2021

    Mayo Camogie confirm their Captain for maiden league campaign

    Mayo Camogie have announced that Helen O'Malley will captain their Junior team in the Littlewoods League opener against Roscommon this weekend. The Primary School teacher plays her Club Camogie with Naomh Jude in Dublin. Jimmy Lyon's Mayo side will take on…
  • May 11, 2021

    Camogie Clubs vote in favour of split season

    53 per cent of camogie clubs polled have voted in favour of a split season.However, only 62 per cent of clubs responded to the poll.Regardless of the engagement issues, the result means the Littlewoods Ireland National Camogie League can commence as planned…
  • May 11, 2021

    Sligo Rovers clash with Waterford at the weekend has been called off

    Waterford have informed the FAI they will be unable to fulfil Saturday’s SSE Airtricity Premier Division fixture with Sligo Rovers.A member of their first-team squad tested positive for COVID-19 last week.With the first-team squad stood down, Waterford had to…
  • May 11, 2021

    Kearns scoops SSE Airtricity League Player of the Month

    Mayo’s Rachel Kearns is the SSE Airtricity Women’s National League Player of the Month for April. The Galway WFC player leads the Golden Boot race and has been an instrumental figure in her team’s successes so far this season. The Mayo inter-county and CL…
  • May 11, 2021

    Roscommon Racecourse stages an all flat card later

    Roscommon stages an all flat card today from 1:30pm. Looking ahead to the action for us here's Dave Keena.
  • May 11, 2021

    LGFA announce details of new BUA leadership programme

    The Ladies Gaelic Football Association is delighted to announce details of its new ‘BUA’ Leadership programme. ‘BUA’ is a self-development initiative aimed at supporting young people in the LGFA to development leadership skills and qualities to benefit their…
  • May 11, 2021

    Sligo GAA & LGFA hold groundbreaking meetings to explore areas of mutual interest

    Sligo GAA & Sligo LGFA Executive Officers have recently commenced a series of meetings to explore areas of mutual interest. This is a first for Sligo GAA & Sligo LGFA, with both Associations having responsibility for the promotion of Gaelic Games within the…
  • May 11, 2021

    Leitrim hurlers launch anti-racism jersey

    The Leitrim GAA Hurling team have partnered with Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI) in saying no to racism. The Leitrim Hurling team will display ‘No To Racism’ on their new jerseys for this year’s fixtures, starting on Sunday , as a show of solidarity with…
  • May 11, 2021

    Dublin footballers will not be fined following Covid training breach

    Dublin footballers, who attended a secret training session in North Dublin last in March, will not be fined for breaking Covid-19 restrictions. The Irish Independent reports that no action will be taken to prosecute the eight players and trainers who took…
  • May 11, 2021

    Sligo stalwart Ewing retires from inter-county football

    Sligo stalwart Neil Ewing has announced his retirement from inter-county football at the age of 33. The Drumcliffe-Rosses Point clubman made his senior debut for the county as a 19-year-old in 2008. A long-serving player for Sligo, Ewing lined out in three…
  • May 10, 2021

    Galway announce their 2021 Senior Football Panel

    Galway Senior Football Panel 2021 announced today, Monday, May 10th.1. Bernie Power GK2. Conor Gleeson GK3. Jack Glynn4. Sean Mulkerrin5. Liam Silke6. Gary O’Donnell7. Dylan McHugh8. Johnny Heaney9. Johnny Duane10. Cathal Sweeney11. Sean Kelly12. Kieran…
  • May 10, 2021

    Connacht Rugby confirm the departure of Quinn Roux

    Connacht Rugby have confirmed that Quinn Roux will leave the province when his contract expires at the end of this season. The second row joined the Westerners from Leinster in the summer of 2014 and earned 106 caps over 7 years. His performances also saw him…
  • May 10, 2021

    GPA welcome increased funding for female inter-county players

    The Gaelic Players Association has welcomed the announcement of an increase in funding for female intercounty players.Under the current model, 1200 euro is received by male players while female players get just four-hundred-euro.Minister of State for Sport…
  • May 10, 2021

    Success for Irish showjumpers at Italian and Czech tournaments

    It was another great weekend on the international stage for Irish Showjumpers, who claimed two major Grand Prix wins in Italy and the Czech Republic. Tipperary’s Shane Breen and Team Z7 Ipswich scored a commanding win in the €96,000 four-star Grand Prix at…
  • May 10, 2021

    Sligo showjumper victorious in opening round of the Horse Sport Ireland Premier Series

    Sligo’s Kevin Gallagher and The Irish Sport Horse Ballypatrick Flamenco came out victorious in a hotly contested opening round of the 2021 Horse Sport Ireland Premier Series at Barnadown in Co Wexford. Two hundredths of a second separated the top two…
  • May 09, 2021

    Mayo hurlers get off to winning ways in Division 2B

    The Mayo hurlers have gotten their Allianz Hurling League Division 2B campaign off to a winning start against Derry. Derek Walsh's men fended off a late charge from the Oak Leaf County to claim victory by 0-21 to 1-16 in MacHale Park. Keith Higgins was…
  • May 09, 2021

    LISTEN: John O'Mahony looking ahead to the National Football League

    Mayo playing division 2 football this year will be a welcomed boost for the younger players making the step up to the senior grade. That’s the view of former Mayo manager John O’Mahony who says there is a danger with only three games in the group that it will…
  • May 09, 2021

    Roscommon hurlers suffer narrow defeat to Donegal

    There was disappointment for the Roscommon Hurlers in their Division 2B Allianz Hurling League opener. They suffered a two-point defeat to Donegal after the men from the hills hit 1-03 without reply late on to snatch victory. The Rossies led in this encoutner…
  • May 09, 2021

    LISTEN: Mayo's Sarah Quinn on her World Relay Championships success

    Mayo athlete Sarah Quinn made history with the Irish team at the World Athletics Relay Championships in Poland last weekend. The St Colman's South Mayo AC member was part of the 4x100m team that finished 10th at the World Relays after running 44.53 for 4th in…
  • May 09, 2021

    LISTEN: West Sligo GAA Club launch Campervan fundraiser

    Enniscrone/Kilglass GAA club, in association with Pat Horan Motors Ltd, are giving you the chance to win a luxury Campervan via a draw to be held in mid-July. For just €25 per ticket, you can put yourself in the frame to win one of the industry’s leading…
  • May 09, 2021

    LISTEN: Galway history-making gymnast Emma Slevin on Sunday Sport

    Galway gymnast Emma Slevin joined us on the Sunday Sports Show following her escapades at the European Gymnastics Championship last month. The 17-year-old finished 19th in the women's All Around final at the competition in Basel. The Claregalway woman had…
  • May 09, 2021

    Mayo hurlers name their side for today's clash with Derry

    The Mayo Senior Hurling team has been named for this afternoon’s opening Allianz league tie against Derry at Elvery's Mac Hale Park at 3pm. 1.Gerald Kelly - St. Thomas 2.Stephen Coyne - Tooreen 3.Michael Morely - Tooreen 4.Sean Kenny - Tooreen 5.John Cassidy…
  • May 09, 2021

    All-Ireland GAA Masters Competition set to begin in September

    There is an expectation that the All-Ireland GAA Masters Competition will take place this year. Burrishoole Club man John Pat Sheridan confirmed to Midwest Sport today that training will commence in July with the prospect of competitions starting in…
  • May 09, 2021

    LISTEN: Ballinrobe GAA to host a special online event on Thursday

    Local South Mayo heroes will share their health and wellbeing tips and ideas in an online forum hosted by Ballinrobe GAA club. Numerous sporting heroes from Ballinrobe and surrounding areas will discuss how young and old can improve their health through their…
  • May 09, 2021

    LISTEN: Swinford/Killasser LGFA complete their One Good Club Project

    Swinford/Killasser LGFA are at the end of their 10 week journey through the One Good Club project. The Lidl Ireland One Good Club™ programme aimed to increase awareness and knowledge of mental health across the LGFA community. The new initiative offers clubs…
  • May 08, 2021

    Connacht surrender lead to be defeated comfortably by Leinster

    Leinster beat Connacht 50-21 in their Rainbow Cup game at the Sportsground tonight. Hugo Keenan with a hat-trick of tries for the visitors. Connacht raced into a 16-0 lead after 14 minutes, before Leinster moved from zero to 33 in a flash. The blues won easy…
  • May 08, 2021

    Referee confirmed for Mayo's NFL Opener

    Longford official Fergal Kelly has been confirmed as the referee for Mayo's opening NFL Division 2 encounter next Saturday. James Horan's side will host Down at 2pm in Elverys MacHale Park next Saturday May 15th. The game will be live on Midwest Radio Sport…
  • May 08, 2021

    Galway hurlers ease to victory in league opener

    Galway were comfortable 5-34 to 1-16 winners over Westmeath in Mullingar this afternoon in Division One of the Allianz National Hurling League. Conor Cooney, Conor Whelan, Niall Burke, Jarleth Mannion and Brian Concannon with the goals for the Tribesmen.
  • May 07, 2021

    Sligo Rovers consolidate third position in the league

    A fourth goal of the season from Jordan Gibson secured a first win in four games for Sligo Rovers tonight.Liam Buckley’s side survived the sending off of Garry Buckley to beat Dundalk by a goal to nil at Oriel Park.The win moves Sligo to within four points of…
  • May 07, 2021

    Galway United register another defeat

    Galway United endured a 2-1 defeat at home to Bray Wanderers tonight in the first division. Joe Doyle gave Bray the lead on six minutes before Westport's Ruairi Keating netted an equaliser on 34 minutes. It looked as if it was going to be a share of the…
  • May 07, 2021

    Details confirmed for Mayo's U20 & U17 campaigns

    Connacht GAA have this evening confirmed details of the upcoming U20 & U17 Championships. All of the games in both codes will take place at the Connacht Centre of Excellence. Mayo will face Galway in the Connacht U20 Semi-Final on Tuesday July 13th with the…
  • May 07, 2021

    Fourth this afternoon for Irish team in Czech Nation's Cup in Prague

    Michael Blake’s Irish Show Jumping team of Galway’s Michael Duffy, Sligo’s Richard Howley, Mayo’s Michael G Duffy and Louth’s Mark McAuley have finished fourth of 14 teams in today’s (Friday) Czech Nations Cup in Prague. Michael Duffy was clear approaching…
  • May 07, 2021

    Connacht name team to play Leinster in the Rainbow Cup

    The Connacht management team have made five changes to their starting 15 for tomorrow’s Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup interpro clash with Leinster at The Sportsground. Captain Jarrad Butler will make his first appearance in nearly 2 months following suspension…
  • May 07, 2021

    Galway hurlers name team to face Westmeath

    There's no Joe Canning in the Galway team to play Westmeath on Saturday in the Allianz Hurling League. The Portumna sharpshooter has been named on the bench for the game in Mullingar. Conor Whelan will captain the side from the full-forward line. The game…
  • May 07, 2021

    Sligo Rovers and Galway United are both in LOI action later

    In the League of Ireland Premier Division this evening, Derry City take on Longford Town from 5.45, with Dundalk hosting Sligo Rovers at 7.45. In the First Division, all matches begin at 7.45. Leaders Athlone Town go to Shelbourne, it's Cabinteely versus Cobh…
  • May 07, 2021

    Strong Connacht representation in Irish three-star Nations Cup team

    The Irish Show Jumping team has been named for the three-star Czech Nations Cup in Prague, with three riders from the West of Ireland included. Ireland finished as runners-up in the Czech Nations Cup in 2020 and two members of that team, Galway’s Michael…
  • May 07, 2021

    CFA confirm cancellation of all Provincial Competitions of 2020-21

    The Connacht Football Association have confirmed that all Provincial Competitions scheduled for the 2020-21 season are officially cancelled. Many leagues are in the process of playing some form of competition once allowed to do so from June 7th 2021 and to…
  • May 06, 2021

    Connacht's Bundee Aki an unexpected inclusion in the British and Irish Lions Squad heading to South Africa

    Eight Irish players will travel with a 37-man British and Irish Lions squad to South Africa this summer. Jack Conan and Bundee Aki are two unexpected inclusions while Leinster duo Johnny Sexton and James Ryan have been left out. Joining Conan in the 21…
  • May 06, 2021

    Galway Utd face tough match against Bray Wanderers tomorrow evening

    Galway United host Bray Wanderers at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday evening, with kick-off at 7.45pm. United go into Friday's fixture after an impressive 4-0 win over Cobh Ramblers last Saturday. Bray Wanderers, who finished second in the First Division last…
  • May 06, 2021

    Ireland's Olympic athletes to be vaccinated ahead of Tokyo games

    Ireland's Olympic athletes are to be vaccinated ahead of the Tokyo games. Pfizer has offered its jab to the athletes and their support teams. The Irish numbers, which are in the low hundreds, will be in addition to the current delivery agreements between…
  • May 05, 2021

    Green light for full contact training for inter-county Minor and U20s from Monday

    Inter-county minor and under-20 players can resume training on Monday, it's been confirmed. Matches in those age grades will be permitted from June 7th. The Central Competitions Control Committee will publish its fixture list for minor and under-20…
  • May 05, 2021

    Keith Higgins named Mayo Hurling captain for 2021

    Keith Higgins has been announced as the Mayo Hurling captain for 2021. Mayo Hurling boss Derek Walsh has also announced that Tooreen's Stephen Coyne will be the vice-captain. Mayo get their Division 2b hurling league campaign up and running on Sunday…
  • May 05, 2021

    Tens of thousands of euro raised for charity in West of Ireland Women's Mini-Marathon

    Some 3,000 people took part in the virtual West of Ireland Women's Mini Marathon over the May Bank Holiday weekend. Participants from across the region and beyond celebrated the annual event by walking, jogging or running 10k in their own areas, raising tens…
  • May 05, 2021

    Non-playing panel members will be allowed attend inter-county matches

    Non-playing panel members will be allowed to attend inter-county matches this year. Last year's Championships had seen playing squads capped at 26. But the Minister for Sport Jack Chambers has confirmed that players not involved in a matchday squad will be…
  • May 04, 2021

    Connacht GAA Championship times & venues confirmed

    The Connacht Championship times and venues have been confirmed. The senior football championship quarter-final between Sligo and Mayo will be played in Markievicz Park on Saturday 26th June at 4.30 pm. The first semi-final on Sunday 4th July will see…
  • May 04, 2021

    LGFA confirms Championship will get underway in July

    The Ladies Gaelic Football Association has confirmed the Championship will get underway in July after the conclusion of the league campaign. The L-G-F-A's Management Committee met last week to plan fixtures for the coming months, after the latest Government…
  • May 04, 2021

    LGFA confirm July start for the inter-county season

    The Ladies Gaelic Football Association has confirmed the Championship will get underway in July after the conclusion of the league campaign. The LGFA's Management Committee met last week to plan fixtures for the coming months, after the latest Government…
  • May 04, 2021

    Referee confirmed for Mayo vs Derry in the hurling league

    There’s a whole host of games on the hurling front this weekend as Gaelic Games make their long-awaited return. The Mayo hurlers get their Allianz Hurling League Division 2B off by welcoming Derry to MacHale Park. Throw-in against the Ulster side is at 3pm on…
  • May 04, 2021

    Club Sligo launch new membership programme

    Sligo GAA is launching its Club Sligo membership programme this week. This year is bringing renewed focus to the campaign with a new structure that aims to support each club in Sligo as well as the cause of county teams. The new scheme was launched at a…
  • May 04, 2021

    Ballinrobe Racecourse hosts an all jumps card later

    There is an all jumps card at Ballinrobe over the course of the afternoon and evening. It’s an eight-race line up, where the first goes to post at 4:30pm. Looking ahead to the action for us here's Dave Keena...
  • May 03, 2021

    Sligo Rovers share the spoils with St. Pat's

    Shamrock Rovers sit top of the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division table this evening.Goals from Rory Gaffney, Gary O'Neill and Danny Mandroiu saw them enjoy a 3-0 win over Waterford at Tallaght Stadium this afternoon.They've now gone a record breaking 31…
  • May 03, 2021

    Sligo Rovers welcome league leaders to the Showgrounds this evening

    There is a busy day of action in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.At 2 o'clock it's Shamrock Rovers at home to struggling Waterford at Tallaght Stadium.Drogheda United have home advantage against Bohemians at the same time.From a quarter-to-six,…
  • May 02, 2021

    Brilliant performance from Mayo athlete and her Irish relay team

    The Irish 4 x 200m metre women's relay team came second this evening in their World Relay Championship final in Poland.Ballinrobe's Sarah Quinn, Aoife Lynch, Kate Doherty, and Sophie Becker set a new national record of 1minute 35.93 seconds.
  • May 02, 2021

    New Mayo League season set to commence in early July

    The Chairman of the Mayo Football League says he is hopeful that their season can commence in early July. Gerry Sweeney says there will be a meeting tomorrow evening to determine the pathway forward for the league. He has been speaking with Midwest Radio's…
  • May 02, 2021

    LISTEN: Mike Solan looks ahead to Mayo's League campaign

    Former All-Ireland winning U21 Mayo Manager Mike Solan joined us on the Sunday Sports Show to look ahead to the return of Gaelic Games. The Ballaghaderreen man assessed Mayo’s prospects of bouncing back to Division One football, the possible challengers to…
  • May 02, 2021

    LISTEN: Mayo Hurling boss looks ahead to the 2021 season

    Mayo Senior Hurling manager Derek Walsh joined us on the Sunday Sports Show ahead of the return of the Allianz Hurling League next weekend. The Mayo hurlers get their Division 2B campaign underway next Sunday with the visit of Derry to MacHale Park. That game…
  • May 02, 2021

    LISTEN: Head Coach at Castlebar Rugby Club eager for their return

    The Head Coach of Castlebar Rugby Club says they can't wait to get back out on the field as their last competitive game wasn't since February 2020. Simon O'Malley is hopeful of another promising season when their games get underway from August. He also spoke…
  • May 02, 2021

    Seven Race Card at Sligo this afternoon

    There is a seven race card at Sligo today with the first going to post at 1:45pm. The going at the seven card flat meeting is described as good to yielding in places.
  • May 02, 2021

    Roscommon hurlers announce their captain for 2021 season

    Johnny Keane has announced that Jason Kilkenny will captain the Roscommon Hurling team for 2021. Roscommon GAA would like to wish Johnny, Jason and the team all the best in the upcoming Allianz League Division 2B & Christy Ring Cup.
  • May 02, 2021

    Sligo athlete qualifies for the Tokyo Olympics

    Ireland's Mixed Relay team have qualified for the Tokyo Olympics. The 4x400m team of Sligo's Christopher O'Donnell, Phil Healy, Sharlene Mawdsley and Thomas Barr finished third in their Heat at the World Relays in Poland to book their place for the Games.
  • May 01, 2021

    Galway United ease to victory against Cobh Ramblers

    Galway United eased to a 4-0 victory over Cobh Ramblers this evening in the SSE Airtricity First Division. Westport's Ruairi Keating netted two before an own goal and a Padraic Cunningham penalty sealed the win for the tribesmen. The result moves Galway up…
  • May 01, 2021

    Mayo athlete and her Irish team qualify for next year's World Championships

    The Irish 4x100m team which includes Mayo's Sarah Quinn finished 10th at the World Relays this evening in Poland after running 44.53 for 4th in their heat. Two places and 0.3 off Olympic qualification, but they secure their spot at next year's World…
  • May 01, 2021

    Wexford Youths impress with clinical win over Galway WFC

    Galway WFC suffered a 5-0 defeat away to Wexford Youths this afternoon. Two goals in a five minute spell in the first half proved decisive for the Slaneysiders. Tessa Mullins replaced Keara Cormican, after she sustained a knee injury after 20 minutes.
  • May 01, 2021

    Mayo owned horse wins the feature race at Punchestown

    It's the final day of the Punchestown Racing Festival today. Today's feature - the Grade One Ballymore Champion Four Year Old Hurdle - was won by the Noel Meade trained 'Jeff Kidder.' The horse is owned by Siobhan & Albert Dravins from Breaffy and Eamonn &…
  • May 01, 2021

    LGFA opts for a split season this year

    The Ladies Football Association has opted for a split season this year. Their management committee has approved a plan which will see the All-Ireland Championships played after the National League with the club season commencing later in the year. With the…
  • Apr 30, 2021

    Sligo Rovers share the spoils with Drogheda

    Sligo Rovers and Drogheda shared the spoils this evening in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division. Chris Lyons put the hosts ahead on 17 minutes before Johnny Kenny levelled the tie for Rovers. The draw sees Sligo slip further down the table behind leaders St.…
  • Apr 30, 2021

    Connacht announce new forwards coach

    Connacht Rugby have confirmed that Dewald Senekal will join the province as Forwards Coach from the beginning of the 2021-22 season. Senekal arrives with extensive coaching experience, most recently serving as Forwards Coach for Stade Francais in the Top 14…
  • Apr 30, 2021

    Mayo athlete competing in World Relays tomorrow

    A Mayo athlete is vying to secure her place at the Tokyo Olympics this weekend. Sarah Quinn of St. Colman's AC competes for the Irish team at the World Relays this weekend. The heats take place tomorrow evening at 7.08pm Irish time and will be streamed on…
  • Apr 30, 2021

    Sligo Rovers travel to Drogheda in the LOI Premier Division

    SSE Airtricity League Premier Division leaders St Pat's host Longford this evening. There's a quarter-to-six start at Richmond Park with Sligo Rovers away to Drogheda at the same time. In the quarter-to-eight kick-offs, reigning champions Shamrock Rovers make…
  • Apr 30, 2021

    Ballina Town announce retirement of club legend Duane Helly

    Ballina Town have announced the retirement of club legend Duane Helly. Helly was the club’s most decorated player, winning 4 league titles & 7 Mayo FA and League Cups in a career spanning over twenty years. In a social media post last night, Ballina Town FC…
  • Apr 29, 2021

    Mayo GAA release new video to coincide with Laochra Mhaigh Eo promotion

    Our Heroes, Our History. Mayo GAA have today released a specially commissioned film to promote their ‘Laochra Mhaigh Eo’ initiative which will fund the resurfacing of MacHale Park by giving Mayo supporters all over the globe the opportunity to honour their…
  • Apr 29, 2021

    Galway United head south this weekend to face Cobh Ramblers

    Galway United travel south to face Cobh Ramblers at St Colman's Park on Saturday with kick-off at 7.00pm. United grabbed a late Padraic Cunningham equaliser against UCD last week to draw 2-2 at Eamonn Deacy Park. Cobh Ramblers have started the campaign with…
  • Apr 29, 2021

    Big response to this year's virtual Women's Mini Marathon

    Almost 3000 Women and Children are already registered for this year’s virtual Western People Women's Mini Marathon event which takes place as part of Mayo Day activities from the Saturday 1st – Monday 3rd May. You can do the event in your own locality and at…
  • Apr 29, 2021

    Significant progress made on the Laochra Mhaigh Eo Project

    There has been a significant increase in the sale of the number of Laochra Mhaigh Eo tiles since the special broadcast on Midwest Radio ten days ago. At last night's county board meeting it was confirmed that current sales have moved from €33,000 to €80,000.…
  • Apr 28, 2021

    Mayo GAA express gratitude to frontline workers

    Over the last 13 months our frontline workers have worked tirelessly to keep us safe and well. In these difficult times they have certainly made the ultimate sacrifice to help save other people. Tommy Devane, a GAA commentator with Galway Bay FM and former…
  • Apr 28, 2021

    Mayo Senior Football League will go ahead in 2021

    There will be a Mayo Senior Football League this year. The news was confirmed at tonight's Mayo County Board meeting. It is unlikely that it will be a traditional league format but it is anticipated there will be a split league of some description. Mayo's…
  • Apr 28, 2021

    Daily covid tests for Tokyo athletes

    Athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will be tested every day for coronavirus. They'll all need to return two negative results before travelling to Japan, too. Anyone else involved in the Games will be tested 'regularly'. Organisers…
  • Apr 28, 2021

    Monaghan's on board to drive Galway United

    Galway United FC is pleased to announce that Monaghans Galway, Tuam Road have signed on as our Official Automotive Partner for the 2021 season. Monaghans Galway have kindly supplied John Caulfield with an amazing 211 SEAT Leon estate. Monaghans have been…
  • Apr 28, 2021

    Gold Cup day at Punchestown

    It's Gold Cup day at the Punchestown Festival. The feature race only has six runners due to the withdrawal of Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Minella Indo. Trainer Willie Mullins saddles favourite 'Al Boum Photo' in the big one which goes to post at 5.55. There's…
  • Apr 28, 2021

    Connacht Rugby extend their partnership with Intuity Technologies

    Intuity Technologies, the leading Managed IT and Managed Print provider to SME’s across Ireland, today announced it will renew its role as Connacht Rugby IT Systems and Security Partner. Intuity Technologies have been working closely with Connacht Rugby for…
  • Apr 27, 2021

    Connacht Rugby announces new Women's U-18 and Senior Coaches

    Connacht Rugby have announced the new Women's Under-18's and Women's Senior Coaches. Ross Mannion has been appointed Head Coach of the Connacht Senior Women's Team, with Lyndon Jones as Backs Coach. Ross Mannion was Head Coach of the All-Ireland League…
  • Apr 27, 2021

    Westport GAA pay tribute to 'main driving force' behind their hurling revival

    The Chairman of Westport Hurling Club has paid tribute to the ‘main driving force’ behind the revival of hurling in Westport, the late Stephen Broderick Senior. Stephen was a mainstay of the Westport GAA club in the 80s & 90s, overseeing the revival of…
  • Apr 27, 2021

    Westport GAA mourn the passing of club hurling stalwart

    Westport GAA club are mourning the death of hurling stalwart Stephen Broderick Senior. Stephen was a mainstay of the Westport GAA club in the 80s & 90s in particular, overseeing the revival of hurling in town along with other club figures. He was a player,…
  • Apr 26, 2021

    Westport United announce new manager for their B team

    Westport United FC is delighted to announce that Joe Kelly has been appointed as the new manager of the club’s Premier League team with Eamon Daly joining as Assistant Manager. Joe’s recent coaching background at underage level is of the highest calibre,…
  • Apr 26, 2021

    Aidan O'Shea knee injury not as serious as first thought

    It's been confirmed that Mayo captain Aidan O'Shea's knee injury - which he sustained in training early last week - is not as serious as first feared. There were concerns that the injury might rule O'Shea out for this season, but Midwest Sport understands…
  • Apr 26, 2021

    GAA launches 2021 Kellogg's Cúl Camps

    The GAA and Kelloggs have today launched the 2021 Cúl Camps. Mayo star Cillian O'Connor was on hand today to help launch the camps, which will run from 28th June to 27th August, in line with Government guidelines. They're aimed at primary school children aged…
  • Apr 26, 2021

    Leinster monitoring injury sustained by Mayo native Caelan Doris

    Leinster head coach Leo Cullen says it's too early to say whether Mayo’s Caelan Doris or Johnny Sexton will be available for Sunday's Heineken Champions Cup semi final against La Rochelle. Sexton sat out the weekend defeat to Munster, as he continues the…
  • Apr 26, 2021

    Great response to the 9th annual Run for Boylo

    The 2021 Virtual Run for Boylo was an overwhelming success at the weekend. The Boyle family has today thanked all who took part and contributed to the event - locally, nationally and internationally. Fr. Padraig Costello, the Parish of Priest of Foxford…
  • Apr 26, 2021

    New manager confirmed for the Salthill Knocknacarra Senior Footballers

    Conor McGauran will take over as manager of the Salthill Knocknacarra GAA Club Senior Footballers for the 2021 season. He replaces the outgoing manager Anthony Finnerty, who spent three years at the helm. His backroom team comprises of Vincent Jennings, Tom…
  • Apr 25, 2021

    Success for Westport's Cait Malone at I-Karate Global Online Championships

    Cait Malone from Westport represented Ireland in I-Karate Global online Championships today in Russia. Cait got joint 4th in Kata and Gold in the weapons. A wonderful achievement from 19 year-old Cait who trains in White Tigers Martial Arts Club.
  • Apr 25, 2021

    LISTEN: Austin O'Malley looks forward to Mayo's league campaign

    Former Mayo footballer Austin O’Malley joined us on Sunday Sport to talk all things GAA. The former Mayo and Wicklow forward talked about Aidan O'Shea's knee injury, Mayo's League draw, the Connacht championship permutations and the return of inter-county…
  • Apr 25, 2021

    LISTEN: Historic NFL Show set to premiere on Irish television

    As the NFL draft quickly approaches, we turned our attention to the gridiron game on the Sunday Sports Show. Colum Cronin of the Irish NFL Show joined us to talk all things American Football, the growth of Irish interest in the game and the state of the sport…
  • Apr 25, 2021

    LISTEN: Former Mayo GAA Star David Brady on his lockdown chats

    Former Mayo footballer David Brady was named as Gaelic Players Association Community Leader of the Year earlier in the week. David spent his time over the pandemic lockdown tackling the issue of social isolation, by offering to ring elderly GAA supporters who…
  • Apr 25, 2021

    LISTEN: Sligo's Mona McSharry looks ahead to Tokyo

    Mona McSharry is looking forward to competing at the Olympic games in Tokyo this summer. The Sligo native achieved the OCT in the 100m breaststroke at the Irish National Team Trails in Dublin on Tuesday. The US-based athlete broke her own Irish Record in the…
  • Apr 25, 2021

    LISTEN: Community Games Update

    The Aldi Community Games will take place for 2021. The games will kick off with seven virtual events in the coming weeks. The affiliation deadline for community games clubs is on April 30th. Michael Brophy of Mayo Community Games has been giving more details…
  • Apr 24, 2021

    Sligo Rovers defeated by Derry in North-West Derby

    Derry City overcame Sligo Rovers 1-0 in the north-west derby at the Showgrounds this evening with Will Patching scoring for the Candystripes in the 51st minute. Rovers remain in third position ahead of a trip to Drogheda next Friday.
  • Apr 24, 2021

    Four goals in six minutes seals maximum points for Galway WFC

    In the Women's National League this evening Galway defeated Treaty United 4-1. A six minute first half blitz of goals from Lynsey McKey, Savannah McCarthy, Shauna Brennan and Rachel Kearns were enough to earn all three points in Eamonn Deacy Park. Next…
  • Apr 24, 2021

    Ireland secure third place with comfortable win over Italy

    Ireland secured a third place finish in this season's Women's Six Nations in association with Guinness today. Galway’s Cliodhna Moloney, Dorothy Wall and Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe scored tries in their 20-points-to-5 win over Italy this afternoon. Stacey Flood…
  • Apr 24, 2021

    Mayo swimmer in final of Men's 200m Breaststroke final this evening

    Castlebar swimmer Nicholas Quinn will go in chase of his qualification time for the Tokyo Olympics this evening as he competes in the finals of the men’s 200m breaststroke at the Irish National Team Trials in the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin. Quinn, who…
  • Apr 23, 2021

    Last gasp try for Connacht to deny Ulster right at the end

    Connacht won their inaugural Rainbow Cup clash this evening with a last gasp 26-24 win over Ulster. Two tries from Caolin Blade and one each from Paul Boyle and Peter Sullivan sealed the deal for the Westerners.
  • Apr 23, 2021

    Galway United salvage a draw at home to UCD

    A late Padraic Cunningham strike salvaged a 2-2 draw for Galway at home to UCD in the First Division. The students went ahead in first half injury time before Westport's Ruairi Keating levelled matters. UCD went ahead on 70 minutes through Claremorris man…
  • Apr 23, 2021

    Mayo man set to return for Leinster tomorrow after injury

    Peter O'Mahony has returned to a strong Munster team to face Leinster tomorrow in the Rainbow Cup Joey Carberry, Conor Murray, Keith Earls all start for the game in Dublin While Mayo's Caelan Doris and Garry Ringrose return from injury in a youthful leinster…
  • Apr 23, 2021

    History-making Galway gymnast finishes 19th in All-Around final

    Emma Slevin has finished 19th in the women's All Around final at the European Gymnastics Championships in Basel. The Galway gymnast is the first Irishwoman to have qualified for a senior All Around final.
  • Apr 23, 2021

    Dublin Euro 2020 games moved to St. Petersburg & London

    Dublin will not host games at Euro 2020 in June. Three group stage matches and one last-16 tie were due to be played in the city this summer. But UEFA says the government hasn't been able to guarantee that stadiums would be more than a quarter full. The games…
  • Apr 23, 2021

    Portwest launch new video to promote new sponsorship with Mayo GAA

    It was announced earlier this year that, for the first time in twenty-four years, Intersport Elvery's would share their position on the Mayo GAA jersey with a second sponsor. This sponsor was later revealed to be Portwest, the Westport work-wear company that…
  • Apr 23, 2021

    Galway teenager competes today at the European Gymnastics Championships

    Galway teenager Emma Slevin will make history by competing in today's all-around final at the European Gymnastics Championships — the first Irish woman to qualify for a senior European final. The 17-year-old, who represents Renmore Gymnastics Club, scored…
  • Apr 22, 2021

    GAA confirm Allianz National League Details

    The GAA has released the fixture details for the 2021 Allianz National Leagues. In the Allianz Football League Division 2 North, Mayo will host Down in MacHale Park at 2pm on Saturday May 15th. In Round 2 Mayo will travel to Mullingar to face Westmeath at 3pm…
  • Apr 22, 2021

    Galway duo both starting against Italy

    Ireland head coach Adam Griggs has made three changes for Saturday's game against Italy in the Women's Six Nations in association with Guinness Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe, Stacey Flood and Brittany Hogan are come into the starting 15 and are in line for their…
  • Apr 22, 2021

    Connacht name their side for tomorrow's clash with Ulster

    The Connacht management team have made three changes to their starting XV ahead of tomorrow’s Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup interpro with Ulster at Kingspan Stadium. Two changes come in the backs, where Caolin Blade is promoted to the number 9 shirt and Ben…
  • Apr 22, 2021

    Derry City manager makes his exit before weekend clash with Sligo

    Declan Devine has left his position as Derry City manager. The club say his departure is "by mutual consent" - with the club currently propping up the Airtricity League Premier Division. Derry have failed to win any of their six games so far this season and…
  • Apr 22, 2021

    Sligo swimmer says it's a "dream come true" to have booked her place at the Olympics

    Mona McSharry says it's a "dream come true" to have booked her place at this summer's Olympics. The Tennessee-based Sligo swimmer was among a quartet to achieve qualifying times for Tokyo at this week's National Team Trials in Dublin. McSharry shaved more…
  • Apr 21, 2021

    Galway gymnast seals historic spot in European final

    A Galway woman has become the first Irish female gymnast to reach an all-round final at the European Gymnastics Championships. Emma Slevin finished 27th with an overall score of 50.432 in qualifying in Basel, with the Swiss event also serving as an Olympic…
  • Apr 21, 2021

    Mayo learn their fate for the Nicky Rackard Cup

    The draw has been made for the 2021 Nicky Rackard Cup. The Mayo hurlers are in group A along with Donegal and Leitrim. Mayo will face a trip to Donegal on the weekend of June 26th/27th. On the weekend of July 3rd & 4th Mayo will entertain Leitrim. Elsewhere,…
  • Apr 21, 2021

    Potential blow for Mayo as Captain sustains injury on first night back

    Mayo face an anxious wait regarding the fitness of Aidan O’Shea.Their captain sustained a knee injury during yesterday’s first group training session ahead of the inter-county season.O’Shea will have the injury assessed by the Mayo medical team before being…
  • Apr 21, 2021

    Connacht sign Irish-qualified Brumbies winger Mack Hansen

    Ireland-qualified Australian Mack Hansen has signed for Connacht ahead of the 2021-22 season. The 23-year-old can play across the back three or as out-half, and has played a key role in the Brumbies' Super Rugby AU campaign this season, featuring in all eight…
  • Apr 21, 2021

    Sligo swimmer improves on her own Irish Record

    Four Irish swimmers clocked up the Olympic qualifying time during the Irish National Team Trials in Dublin yesterday. Mona McSharry starred once again as the Sligo swimmer, along with Daniel Wiffen (800m Freestyle), Shane Ryan (100m Backstroke) and Darragh…
  • Apr 21, 2021

    Organisers abandon plans to involve South African sides in Rainbow Cup

    Guinness PRO14 organisers have confirmed that they'll operate dual tournaments in the upcoming Rainbow Cup. They say all options were "explored and exhausted" but travel won't be possible between South Africa and Europe. South Africa is currently on the red…
  • Apr 21, 2021

    Galway United announce Midwest Fire & Security as Official Platinum Partner

    Galway United FC have announced Midwest Fire & Security as Official Platinum Partner for 2021. Midwest Fire & Security are a well-known business locally having serviced Galway city and the wider community for over 10 years. Peter Mernagh, Midwest’s Managing…
  • Apr 21, 2021

    Galway's Cliodhna Moloney says they have learned from the French defeat

    Ireland Hooker Cliodhna Moloney says they have learned from their defeat to France in Donnybrook last weekend in the Six Nations. Adam Griggs’ side opened their campaign with a comprehensive defeat of Wales before last Saturday’s 56-15 loss in Dublin but the…
  • Apr 21, 2021

    David Brady named GPA Community Leader of the Year

    Former Mayo footballer David Brady has been named as Gaelic Players Association Community Leader of the Year. David spent his time over the pandemic lockdown tackling the issue of social isolation, by offering to ring elderly GAA supporters who were cocooning…
  • Apr 20, 2021

    Sligo Rovers remain at the top courtesy of impressive win on the road

    Sligo Rovers remain at the top of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division after a 3-1 win away to Bohemians. They are level on points with Shamrock Rovers & St. Patrick's Athletic. Jordan Gibson put Sligo ahead before Bohs levelled the game on 47 minutes. Mark…
  • Apr 20, 2021

    Sligo Rovers away to Bohemians this evening

    Sligo Rovers are away to Bohemians this evening in the SSE Airtricity League. Kick-off in Dalymount Park is at 7.45. Elsewhere, Derry host Dundalk, reigning champions Shamrock Rovers go to Drogheda, St Pat's take on Waterford and Longford face Finn Harps.
  • Apr 20, 2021

    Galway hurlers await winners of Dublin and Antrim in Leinster semi-final

    Holders Kilkenny await the winners of Laois and Wexford in the semi-finals of the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship. The other last-four tie will see Galway play either Dublin or McDonagh Cup winners Antrim. The draw has also been made this morning for the…
  • Apr 20, 2021

    Sligo's Mona McSharry qualifies for the Olympics

    Sligo’s Mona McSharry has qualified for the Olympics after posting a time of 1:06.97 in the 100m breaststroke at Swim Ireland's National Team trials this morning. McSharry was under the qualifying time 1:07.07 to secure her place in Tokyo. The time was a new…
  • Apr 20, 2021

    West of Ireland interest in Swim Ireland's National Team trials

    The start of Swim Ireland's National Team trials begins this morning, as competitors get the chance to meet qualification standards for summer competitions. Places at the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the 2021 LEN European Championships in Budapest in…
  • Apr 19, 2021

    Mayo to face Sligo in Connacht Championship opener

    The draw for the 2021 Connacht Senior Football Championship took place this evening. Mayo have been drawn at home to Sligo in the Quarter final. The winner will face Leitrim in the semi-final. The other semi-final will see Roscommon entertain Galway. Dates…
  • Apr 19, 2021

    Munster football and hurling championship draws revealed

    All Ireland hurling champions Limerick have been drawn against Cork in the semi finals of the Munster championship. Waterford and Clare will meet in the quarter finals for the right to play Tipperary in the last four. Unlike the football championship,…
  • Apr 19, 2021

    Plans for European Super League announced

    Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City are among 12 clubs that have announced plans to set up a European Super League. The six Premier League clubs will join Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan…
  • Apr 18, 2021

    LISTEN: Castlebar's Gallagher siblings on Sunday Sport

    The Gallagher siblings joined the Sunday Sports Show to talk all things cycling and triathlons. Conor, the cyclist, is in his second year of Economics and Business in UCD, while his sister Maeve, the triathlete, has almost a year under her belt studying…
  • Apr 18, 2021

    LISTEN: We look back at the Mayo All-Ireland winning team of 1936

    As part of our Laochra Mhaigh Eo special on Midwest Sport we were joined by Henry Kenny and Terry Reilly to discuss the success of teams from the past. Henry's father won an All-Ireland title with Mayo in 1936, as part of the county's maiden winning team.…
  • Apr 18, 2021

    LISTEN: Great Mayo GAA stories from 1950 & '51

    As part of the Laochra Mhaigh Eo programme today we were joined by guests who had strong connections to the 1950 & 51 teams. Ailbhe Gilvarry who is the daughter of Joe Gilvarry & Mary Doherty who is the daughter of Joe Corcoran along with Mags Downey whose…
  • Apr 18, 2021

    LISTEN: Sarah Quinn ready for the World Championships

    Mayo athlete Sarah Quinn has been named on the Irish team to compete at the World Athletics Relay Championships in Poland in early May. Sarah, a member of St Colman's South Mayo AC is named on the 4×100 metre squad along with Joan Healy, Sarah Lavin, Molly…
  • Apr 18, 2021

    LISTEN: Laochra Mhaigh Eo Special with the Kelly sisters

    Mayo's Kelly sisters have really made a huge impact play AFLW down under with the West Coast Eagles. Niamh and Grace were paramount in the Eagles soaring progression this season; adding goals, pace and vision to the Perth-based club. The Moy Davitts sisters…
  • Apr 18, 2021

    LISTEN: Laochra Mhaigh Eo Special with Andy Moran, Donal Vaughan and Mickey Conroy

    Mayo legends Andy Moran, Donal Vaughan and Mickey Conroy joined the Sunday Sports Show for our Laochra Mhaigh Eo special. The trio discussed GAA stories from the past; including getting drafted into the senior panel, their championship debut and retiring from…
  • Apr 18, 2021

    LISTEN: Shairoze Akram on the New Gaels Documentary

    New Gaels,’ a documentary which tells the story of four GAA players who were born in other countries and embraced Gaelic Games when they moved to Ireland recently won a Royal Television Society Award. These people all came to Ireland for varying reasons, but…
  • Apr 18, 2021

    Claremorris Tennis Club planning for the future

    Claremorris tennis club are raising funds to build an indoor/all weather court. This will be the first such development of its kind in Connacht. This will help the club to further develop their junior and senior members, strengthen their partnerships with…
  • Apr 17, 2021

    Sligo Rovers earn maximum points in North-West Derby

    Johnny Kenny’s first senior goal has given Sligo Rovers a third win of the season. Rovers overcame neighbours Finn Harps by a goal to nil this evening to move level on points with Shamrock Rovers and St. Patrick’s Athletic at the top of the table. Next up for…
  • Apr 17, 2021

    Galway WFC suffer first defeat of the season

    Goals from Kate Mooney and Katie Malone were enough for DLR Waves to take all three points in UCD this evening against Galway. Rachel Kearns scored a header to equalise with ten minutes to go but DLR responded in the final few minutes to take the spoils.
  • Apr 17, 2021

    Ireland suffer defeat to France in the Women's Six Nations

    Ireland have been beaten by 56 points to 15 in their Women's Six Nations in association with Guinness game today. Valerie Wheeler was at Energia Park.
  • Apr 16, 2021

    Late Galway United goal earns them a point at home to Treaty United

    An injury time Wilson Waweru goal salvaged a 1-1 draw for Galway at home to Treaty United. The visitors went ahead after 18 minutes through Ed McCarthy but the Tribesmen battled hard throughout and got their just reward in the third minute of injury time to…
  • Apr 16, 2021

    Galway WFC looking to continue fine form away to DLR Waves tomorrow

    Galway WFC who sit second in the Women’s National League travel to DLR Waves for a 6pm kick-off tomorrow. After a win and a draw Galway have managed three goals in each of those opening two fixtures. Mayo native Rachel Kearns has been the start performer…
  • Apr 16, 2021

    Hotel quarantine exemption for elite athletes now signed into law

    Elite and professional athletes can now be granted exemptions from hotel quarantine on arrival into Ireland. There had been uncertainty about this week's Women's Six Nations rugby clash between Ireland and France but that game will now go ahead at Donnybrook…
  • Apr 16, 2021

    A collection of wonderful Mayo GAA stories on Sunday Sport this weekend

    Did Mayo legend and Moygownagh native Anthony Finnerty break the crossbar in MacHale Park with a pile driver of a shot during the 1992 Connacht Senior Football Final against Roscommon? Were you in Croke Park in 2006 when Ciaran McDonald landed a magical and…
  • Apr 16, 2021

    Virtual "Run for Boylo" takes place April 24th and 25th

    "The Run for Boylo” 2021 will take place, the weekend after this, Saturady and Sunday - April 24th and 25th. It will be a very different event than previous years, owing to COVID19 restrictions. The run traditionally takes place starting on the Green Road in…
  • Apr 16, 2021

    Galway United seek opening win of the season tonight

    There's a full programme in the First Division tonight, as Galway United seek a first win of the season when Treaty United make their first visit to Eamon Deacy Park. Early leaders Athlone making the trip to Bray. Unbeaten Dubliners UCD and Cabinteely meet at…
  • Apr 16, 2021

    Ballinrobe Racecourse hosts their first meeting of the year later

    The first of this year's meetings at Ballinrobe Racecourse takes place today - behind closed doors. The first of a 7-race card goes to post at 4.20pm. This the first of 10 race meetings scheduled for Ballinrobe this year. The jockey making all the headlines…
  • Apr 15, 2021

    Mayo athlete named in Irish team for World Relay Championships

    Mayo athlete Sarah Quinn has been named on the Irish team to compete at the World Athletics Relay Championships in Poland in early May. Sarah, a member of St Colman's South Mayo AC is named on the 4×100 metre squad along with Joan Healy, Sarah Lavin, Molly…
  • Apr 15, 2021

    Ireland name unchanged side for Saturday's women's Six Nations Clash with France

    Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe could make her Ireland debut on Saturday. The Sevens international has been named among the replacements for the Women's Six Nations in association with Guinness clash with France. Meanwhile, Emma Hooban is also drafted onto the…
  • Apr 15, 2021

    Galway United aiming for their first win of the season tomorrow night

    Galway United host Limerick outfit Treaty United in Eamonn Deacy Park at 7.45pm tomorrow night. The Tribesmen go into their second home fixture of the First Division season after last Friday's game against Cabinteely was called off. The newly formed Treaty…
  • Apr 15, 2021

    GAA say Water Breaks are set to remain despite widespread opposition

    The GAA are set to retain water breaks for the coming national league and championship seasons. Game day regulations are to be finalised this week but the Irish Independent is reporting that water breaks, which were introduced last year as part of Covid-19…
  • Apr 15, 2021

    Bon Secours continues to be Galway United's healthcare partner for 2021 season

    Galway United FC have announced that the Bon Secours Hospital Galway have extended their partnership deal and will continue to be Galway United FC’s Official Healthcare Partner for the 2021 season. The partnership will continue to provide Galway United FC…
  • Apr 15, 2021

    First race meeting of the year at Ballinrobe takes place tomorrow

    The first of this year's meetings at Ballinrobe Racecourse takes place tomorrow - behind closed doors. The first of a 7-race card goes to post at 4.20pm. This the first of 10 race meetings scheduled for Ballinrobe this year. The jockey making all the…
  • Apr 14, 2021

    Mayo cyclist making his European Stage race pro debut today

    Mayo cyclist Ben Walsh is making his European stage race pro debut today as part of the EvoPro Racing line-up for Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana (2.Pro). The Irish Continental team will be part of a peloton that includes WorldTour squads such as Movistar,…
  • Apr 14, 2021

    Galway United extend partnership with Bon Secours Hospital

    Galway United FC have announced that the Bon Secours Hospital Galway have extended the terms of our partnership deal and will continue to be Galway United FC’s Official Healthcare Partner for the 2021 season. The partnership will continue to provide Galway…
  • Apr 14, 2021

    No GAA Inter-County Challenge matches to take place until May 4th at the earliest

    No GAA inter-county challenge games can take place until May 4th at the earliest. The Department of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media has confirmed to the Irish Examiner that there is no exemption for such matches between senior teams until…
  • Apr 14, 2021

    Midwest Radio to broadcast special Two Hour Laochra Mhaigh Eo Show on Sunday

    Midwest Radio Sport will broadcast a special 2 Hour Laochra Mhaigh Eo Show this Sunday. It’s an exciting time within Mayo GAA as MacHale Park in it’s 90th year will undergo a state of the art fully resurfaced pitch. We’ll hear from many great guests including…
  • Apr 13, 2021

    Connacht's Rainbow Cup Interprovincial fixtures are confirmed

    Full details of Connacht's Rainbow Cup interpros have been confirmed: Connacht are away to Ulster Rugby on Friday the 23rd of April at 20:15. They are home to Leinster Rugby on Saturday the 8th of May at 19:35. And they are away to Munster Rugby on Friday the…
  • Apr 13, 2021

    Galway native wins Six Nations Player of the Round

    Galway’s Beibhinn Parsons has been named the Women’s Six Nations Player of the Round after her exploits against Wales last weekend. The Ballinasloe native scored two tries in Ireland’s emphatic 45-0 win against the Welsh. The Ireland team hadn’t taken to the…
  • Apr 13, 2021

    Two Sligo GAA stalwarts given honorary roles

    Two of Sligo’s best gaelic footballers of all time, Mícheál Kearins and Barnes Murphy, have been appointed to honorary officer positions on the Sligo County Board. Kearins, who was Sligo’s first every All-Star recipient in 1971, has been named as the new…
  • Apr 13, 2021

    Draw for Connacht football championship will take place next Monday

    The draw for the 2021 Connacht football championship takes place next Monday evening. The GAA has confirmed that the All-Ireland senior football and hurling championships will be held early next week. The Munster football and hurling championship draws will…
  • Apr 13, 2021

    Westport GAA to receive €1 million from local family

    Westport GAA is set to receive €1 million euro from a local family who have a long association with the club. Club Chairman Charlie Lambert has confirmed to Midwest Sport that the local GAA club has received a €500,000 donation for their new pitch development…
  • Apr 13, 2021

    LOI could have partial crowds under FAI proposal

    The League of Ireland could mirror Leinster Rugby by having partial crowds next month should the government accede to an FAI proposal. The association have confirmed that they are in talks with health authorities on returning fans to a fixture on a trial…
  • Apr 13, 2021

    Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League fixtures revealed

    Reigning Division 1 Littlewoods Ireland Camogie league champions Galway will face Clare on the 15th of May when the action resumes for the small ball. Camogie chiefs have drawn up three groups of three teams, with group one comprising of beaten All-Ireland…
  • Apr 12, 2021

    LGFA reveal schedule for the Lidl 2021 National Football League

    The LGFA have revealed the schedule for the 2021 Lidl National Football League, with games set to return on the 23rd of May. Mayo kick off their campaign on the opening weekend against local rivals Galway at home, before travelling to both Donegal on the 30th…
  • Apr 12, 2021

    Galway United announce new commercial partnership

    Galway United F.C has announced Ecofuel, a local Eco-friendly fuel supplier as official platinum commercial partners of the club. Ecofuel and Galway United’s multi-year commercial agreement will involve Ecofuel renaming of the “old stand” and will see Ecofuel…
  • Apr 12, 2021

    Parsons says Ireland are preparing to play France this weekend as planned

    Irish winger Beibhinn Parsons says the players are preparing to face France in the Six Nations as planned this weekend. The IRFU remain hopeful that Saturday's game in Donnybrook can go ahead. That's despite France being added to the government's list of…
  • Apr 11, 2021

    Closing date for applications for Martin Sheridan Bursary have been extended

    Applications for the 2021 Martin Sheridan Bursary scheme have been extended until April 30th. The scheme is designed to financially support young sportspeople who have demonstrated outstanding ability and the potential and desire to perform at the highest…
  • Apr 11, 2021

    LISTEN: Mayo GAA Coaching Officer says players are itching to get going next month

    The Mayo GAA Coaching Officer says it's fantastic to see underage training return at the end of the month. Declan O'Reilly says a lot of work has gone in behind the scenes from a coaching perspective and has praised the clubs and county management teams for…
  • Apr 11, 2021

    McStay tips Kerry to end Dublin's reign

    Former Mayo footballer Kevin McStay is tipping Kerry to end Dublin’s reign as the dominant force in Gaelic Football this summer. The Ballina native believes the Kingdom’s young guns have a lot to prove following their shock exit from the championship against…
  • Apr 11, 2021

    Cora Staunton rules out inter-county return with Mayo

    Four-time All-Ireland winner with Mayo Cora Staunton revealed she won't be linking up with the Mayo Senior Footballers on Sunday Sports Show this afternoon. The Carnacon woman says it was ‘lovely recognition’ to be shortlisted in the forwards for the AFL Team…
  • Apr 11, 2021

    Ballinrobe Racecourse holding its first meeting of the year on Friday

    Ballinrobe racecourse will hold their first meeting of the year on Friday afternoon. The first of ten meetings will again be behind closed doors but racecourse manager John Flannelly remains hopeful that perhaps in August or September they may be able to have…
  • Apr 11, 2021

    LISTEN: Mayo Camogie ready to compete for 2021

    Mayo Camogie have announced the appointment of Jimmy Lyons as Junior Team Manager for 2021. The appointment was ratified at the recent meeting of Mayo Camogie County Board. It will be an exciting year ahead for Mayo Camogie who will be in group 2 of Division…
  • Apr 11, 2021

    Galway woman secures silver at European Rowing Championships

    The Women's Four team have claimed silver for Ireland at the European Rowing Championships in Varese. Galway's Fiona Murtagh, Aifric Keogh, Eimear Lambe, and Emily Hegarty came up narrowly short of the eventual winners the Netherlands. Gary O'Donovan missed…
  • Apr 11, 2021

    LISTEN: The Irish Soccer Split

    The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland international soccer teams are well into their campaigns to reach the World Cup 2022 in Qatar. It was a 100 years ago when soccer in Ireland split between the Irish Football Association (IFA) and the newly formed…
  • Apr 11, 2021

    LISTEN: Clubs across Mayo flying the flag for Health & Wellbeing

    The Mayo GAA Health & Wellbeing Chairperson says the response of its members throughout the pandemic has been incredible. Niall Dunne says the clubs have been superb in putting structures in place and in particular those who have participated in the Healthy…
  • Apr 10, 2021

    Ireland demolish Wales in Women's Six Nations

    Ireland beat Wales 45-0 in their Women's Six Nations game in Cardiff this evening. By far the best player on the pitch was Galway’s Beibhinn Parsons, with the left wing a bundle of energy with the perfect mixture of power and pace to go with her try scoring…
  • Apr 10, 2021

    Sligo Rovers share the spoils at the Showgrounds

    Sligo Rovers shared the spoils with Shamrock Rovers in the Premier Division this evening. The Bit O‘Red went ahead on the 82nd minute courtesy of Walter Figueira but that was cancelled out six minutes later as Tuam native Rory Gaffney found the equaliser.…
  • Apr 10, 2021

    Ireland get women's Six Nations campaign underway later

    Ireland get their women's Six Nations campaign underway away to Wales this evening. Outside centre Eve Higgins wins her first cap while uncapped duo Emily Lane and Stacey Flood are also among the replacements. Reigning champions England will be expected to…
  • Apr 09, 2021

    Mayo boxer returning to Belgium next month for another PRO fight

    Ray Moylette has confirmed he will return to the ring in three-weeks time. The Mayo boxer won impressively in Belgium last month and will now return to the country on May 1st as part of an exciting bill. Also on the card will be Cork boxer Gary “Spike”…
  • Apr 09, 2021

    Galway United game called off following positive Covid-19 Case in Cabinteely squad

    Galway United’s first division meeting with Cabinteely at Stradbrook has been called off due to a Covid-19 case at Cabinteely. Following discussions with the HSE, Cabinteely informed the league that they won’t be able to field a team for this evening’s game.…
  • Apr 09, 2021

    Connacht Rugby mourn the loss of great stalwart

    Connacht Rugby is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Michael ‘Mick’ Grealish – describing him as one of their greatest friends and a true giant of rugby in our province. A former Connacht Rugby President, Mick dedicated his life to the development of our…
  • Apr 09, 2021

    LISTEN: Preview of Day Two at Aintree

    The Marsh Melling Chase is the feature of day two of the Grand National Meeting at Aintree. Former Champion chaser Politilogue will be aiming to repeat his win in the race in 2018. The Joseph O'Brien-trained Fakir D'Oudairies is expected to go off as the…
  • Apr 09, 2021

    GAA President says Covid breaches have caused reputational damage to the association

    This year's All Ireland finals will be played in August. The GAA has revealed its fixture list for the year, with the Allianz Hurling League first to resume on May 8th and 9th. The Football Championship will again be played on a knockout basis. Meanwhile, GAA…
  • Apr 08, 2021

    GAA release its fixtures roadmap

    The GAA has today released its updated Master Fixtures Calendar for the 2021 season. The inter-county season will run from the weekend of May 8th/9th with the start of the Allianz Hurling League, to the weekend of August 28/29 when the All-Ireland Football…
  • Apr 08, 2021

    Galway's Beibhinn Parsons to start for Ireland in Six Nations clash at the weekend

    Galway's Beibhinn Parsons will start for Ireland against Wales in Saturday's Women's Six Nations clash in Cardiff. In all there are three changes to the team that lined out in Ireland's last game, the Six Nations win over Italy in October. After a prolonged…
  • Apr 08, 2021

    Galway United hoping to get their first win of the season tomorrow night

    Galway United travel to Stradbrook Road tomorrow night in search of their first victory of the season against an unbeaten Cabinteely outfit. The Tribesmen will be aiming to bounce back from a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Athlone Town last Friday in Lissywollen.…
  • Apr 08, 2021

    Seamus McEnaney suspended for 12 weeks by Monaghan County Board

    Monaghan's senior football manager has been suspended for 12 weeks after a group training session for the team was held last month. Seamus McEnaney has received the same punishment as Dublin GAA boss Dessie Farrell following a similar incident last week.…
  • Apr 08, 2021

    Galway man remains Ireland's top-ranked eventing rider

    Following a run of excellent results primarily at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida, several Irish Show Jumping riders have made big gains on the latest Longines FEI World Rankings released this week. Offaly’s Darragh Kenny remains the highest-ranked…
  • Apr 08, 2021

    Day One of the Aintree Festival

    After Irish trained horses dominated Cheltenham with 23 winners, there are more chances of visiting success on day one of the Aintree Grand National meeting. The Henry De Bromhead trained 'Jason the Militant' and 'Abacadabras' - to be ridden by Jack Kennedy -…
  • Apr 08, 2021

    GAA to investigate alleged Monaghan training breach

    Minister for Justice Helen McEntee has passed on alleged evidence of a Monaghan senior football training gathering to the Gardai and the GAA. The Irish Independent report that a dossier containing photographic and video material of Monaghan footballers and…
  • Apr 08, 2021

    GAA set to reveal fixtures schedule later today

    The GAA is set to reveal its fixtures schedule later today. Inter-county training is allowed to resume on the 19th of this month, with underage sides following suit the week after. It's expected the GAA will announce a May 9th start date for this year's…
  • Apr 07, 2021

    Mayo Camogie appoint Jimmy Lyons as Junior Team Manager

    Mayo Camogie have announced the appointment of Jimmy Lyons as Junior Team Manager for 2021. The appointment was ratified at the recent meeting of Mayo Camogie County Board. In 2019, Jimmy was a selector with the Na Brideoga team, which he now currently…
  • Apr 07, 2021

    Ballaghadereen GAA club Car Draw set for 15th May

    Ballaghaderreeen GAA Club will hold its draw for a brand new 211 Kia Sportage on Saturday May 15th. The fundraising draw has been delayed up on a couple of occasions due to COVID restrictions, but the club has confirmed that the draw will go ahead on that…
  • Apr 07, 2021

    Tributes paid to "Leitrim's greatest-ever footballer"

    Tributes have been paid following the death of Packie McGarty, who's widely acknowledged as Leitrim's greatest-ever footballer. Mr McGarty, a native of Mohill, made his debut for Leitrim as a 16-year old, and had a 23-year career with his county, as well as…
  • Apr 06, 2021

    LGFA confirm start date and format for 2021 National League

    The LGFA has become the first Gaelic games body to confirm a return date, after the government green lit an April 19th resumption of inter-county training. This year’s Lidl Ladies National Football League will begin on May 23rd. There will be three rounds of…
  • Apr 06, 2021

    Cora Staunton is included in the AFLW Team of the Year

    Cora Staunton's been included in the 2021 AFLW Team of the year after another impressive campaign with the Greater Western Sydney Giants. The four-time All-Ireland winner is named among the forwards who made the shortlist. The Carnacon woman kicked 10 goals…
  • Apr 06, 2021

    Galway Corinthians RFC will host a virtual quiz to develop their women's teams

    Galway Corinthians RFC are holding a virtual table quiz on Saturday in aid of their Women and Girls section. The girl’s section has expanded significantly over the last few years and has been very successful with the U18 and U16 girls coming top of their…
  • Apr 05, 2021

    Mayo owned horse follows up on Cheltenham success to win at Fairyhouse

    The Irish Grand National takes centre stage at Fairyhouse today. It goes to post at 5 o'clock, with Latest Exhibition expected to off the favourite. Jockey Paul Townend misses out on today's action after injuring his foot yesterday. The Noel Meade-trained…
  • Apr 04, 2021

    LISTEN: Westport Golf Club's Paul O'Neill talks ahead of the return to courses

    The reason golf has not been allowed to return in any capacity in Ireland during Level 5 restrictions is because of golfgate. That's the view of Paul O'Neill of Westport Golf Club, who says the sport will be suffering from the stigma of that event in Clifden…
  • Apr 04, 2021

    LISTEN: London GAA Chair talks about the return of games in the UK

    The Chairperson of London GAA Donal Corbett joined us on the Sunday Sports Show earlier today. He outlined how the vaccination programme in the UK means that challenge games will be returning on the 17th of April, while official league and championship bouts…
  • Apr 04, 2021

    LISTEN: Castlebar Tennis Club on their return to play later this month

    Tennis is set to resume at the end of the month which will be a welcome boost to the many members of clubs right across the region. Diarmuid Gavin of Castlebar Tennis Club joined us on Sunday Sport today to discuss the announcement which was made earlier this…
  • Apr 04, 2021

    LISTEN: Vice-Chair of Mayo GAA looks ahead to return of training

    The Vice-Chairperson of Mayo GAA joined us on Sunday Sport this afternoon to discuss the current situation and looking ahead to the return to training later this month for both underage and Inter-County. Con Moynihan says everyone is itching to get back…
  • Apr 04, 2021

    Mayo Schoolboys announce top goalkeeping coach to join their ranks

    The Mayo Schoolboys/Girls and Youths league have announced that Emmet Peyton from Ballina will join the Under 14 National League set up as assistant manager to Tom Byrne and as goalkeeping coach to both the under 14 and under 15 National league squads for the…
  • Apr 04, 2021

    LISTEN: Frank Browne says Dessie Farrell should step down as Dublin manager

    Roscommon Camogie manager Frank Browne joined the Sunday Sports Show this afternoon. The Midwest Radio GAA analyst discussed current restrictions on sport, the Dublin GAA training SAGA and the prospective return of Gaelic Games this summer. The Ballyhaunis…
  • Apr 04, 2021

    LISTEN: New GAA Children's Novel proving big hit

    Michael Egan, the creator of Laois GAA TV, debut children’s novel Declan Kirby GAA Star has hit the shelves and is proving a huge success. This first book in the series follows the trials and tribulations of Declan Kirby and his team at Smithgreen Gaelic…
  • Apr 03, 2021

    Connacht exit the European Challenge Cup

    Connacht were beaten 48-32 tonight by Leicester in their last-16 Challenge Cup clash. The Westerners made a blistering start with Kieran Marmion going over for a try early on but the hosts responded brilliantly to lead 24-11 at half time. It was a gallant…
  • Apr 03, 2021

    Galway WFC earn all three points against Bohemians

    Galway WFC picked up maximum points in the Women’s National League this afternoon when they overcame Bohemians 3-1. Goals from Rachel Kearns, Kate Slevin and Lynsey McKey were enough to earn the win for the hosts in Eamonn Deacy Park today.
  • Apr 03, 2021

    Balla GAA mourn passing of club stalwart

    It is with deep sadness that Mayo GAA has learned of the sudden passing of Peter Dempsey, a lifelong servant of Balla GAA Club as a player, mentor, official and worker. Peter was a typical GAA volunteer who gave a lifetime of service to his club without ever…
  • Apr 02, 2021

    Athlone Town too strong for Galway United

    Galway United suffered a 3-1 defeat this evening away to Athlone Town. Athlone went 3-0 up after 26 minutes in a first half that Galway found extremely difficult. The Tribesmen did pick up a consolation goal in the 77th minute. Next up for John Caulfield’s…
  • Apr 02, 2021

    Sligo Rovers move to the top of the league

    Sligo Rovers have moved to the top of the Premier Division with a 1-0 win over Longford Town. Garry Buckley found the back of the net early in the second half which proved to be the match winner. Sligo who are unbeaten so far in the league will face an even…
  • Apr 02, 2021

    Connacht name strong side for tomorrow's clash with Leicester

    The Connacht management team have picked a fully loaded side as they go in search of a win in tomorrow’s European Challenge Cup Round of 16 clash with Leicester Tigers at Welford Road (k/o 8pm). In the absence of the suspended Jarrad Butler, Paul Boyle…
  • Apr 02, 2021

    Roscommon GAA finances back on track as Interim Finance Committee appointed by Croke Park stands down

    Roscommon GAA turned another financial corner last week when the Interim Finance Committee, appointed by Croke Park, stood down and passed all financial control back to the County Board Officers. At the final meeting, held virtually due to Covid restrictions,…
  • Apr 02, 2021

    Connacht announce new coaching team

    Connacht have announced a reshaping of their coaching setup for next season after backs coach Nigel Carolan and forwards coach Jimmy Duffy both confirmed they are to leave the province this summer. Beginning in 2021-22 Peter Wilkins will move to a new role of…
  • Apr 01, 2021

    Dessie Farrell suspended for 12 weeks by Dublin County Board

    Dublin football manager Dessie Farrell is likely to miss most, if not all, of their Allianz Football League campaign. He’s been banned for twelve-weeks by Dublin GAA for a breach of COVID-19 guidelines. Nine Dublin players were pictured conducting a training…
  • Apr 01, 2021

    Former Mayo footballer calling for full investigation into Dublin training

    Former Mayo footballer and Fine Gael Deputy Alan Dillon has called for an investigation to take place following reports of Dublin holding a training session involving several players in what was a breach of both the organisation's guidelines those imposed by…
  • Apr 01, 2021

    Galway WFC host Bohemians this weekend

    Galway WFC host Bohemians at Eamonn Deacy Park this Saturday afternoon at 2pm in the Women's National League. A Rachel Kearns last weekend against Cork earned the Tribeswomen a point but this weekend they will be targeting the win.
  • Apr 01, 2021

    Sligo visit Longford tomorrow evening aiming for back to back wins

    Sligo Rovers will be hoping to register back to back wins in the Premier Division tomorrow night when they travel to take on Longford Town. Sligo have four points on the board and look impressive up front. Kick-off at Bishopsgate tomorrow is at 5:45pm.
  • Apr 01, 2021

    Galway United travel to Athlone tomorrow in search of first win

    Galway United travel to Athlone Town Stadium for their second league game of the 2021 First Division season tomorrow night. The Tribesmen began their First Division campaign with a 0-0 draw against Shelbourne last Friday at Eamonn Deacy Park. It was a feisty…
  • Apr 01, 2021

    Three Connacht players named in PRO 14 Dream Team

    The Guinness PRO14 Dream Team presented by Macron for the 2020/21 season has been selected by the media to recognise the most consistent performers in the Championship. Ulster lead the way with four players on the side, Connacht, Leinster and Munster have…
  • Apr 01, 2021

    Dublin GAA players break covid rules to train together

    A number of high-profile Dublin GAA senior football players have engaged in a collective training session in breach of public health rules. The Irish Independent has revealed that at least nine players engaged in a series of group training drills on Wednesday…
  • Apr 01, 2021

    Basketball Ireland seeking clarity from Government

    Basketball Ireland CEO Bernard O'Byrne claims indoor sports have become a government afterthought. Tuesday's announcement of an easing of restrictions in certain sports, came with no mention of those played indoors. Basketball Ireland are seeking clarity from…
  • Mar 31, 2021

    Contractor confirmed to carry out resurfacing work at MacHale Park

    Killeen Sports Grounds has been confirmed as the contractor to carry out the resurfacing works at MacHale Park. Michael Diskin has been appointed as project manager in a voluntary capacity. This was confirmed at a meeting of the Mayo County Board this…
  • Mar 31, 2021

    Another coach departs Connacht

    Connacht have been hit by another departure from their coaching team. Forwards coach Jimmy Duffy will leave in the summer after six-years with the province. Last week, attack coach Nigel Carolan said he'd be ending a 26-year association with Connacht to seek…
  • Mar 31, 2021

    GAA to release revised fixture road map by the end of next week

    The GAA hope to release a revised fixture roadmap by the end of next week. Inter county training will be permitted to resume from April 19th. It means the Allianz Leagues could start on a regional basis from the middle of May. It's likely that the senior…
  • Mar 31, 2021

    Special live Facebook event on Friday night featuring Mayo Olympian from 2008

    This Friday night 2nd April at 8pm Cycling Connacht will host their third Facebook Live Show of the season with some very special guests. Olympian David O' Loughlin put The Quiet Man village of Cong in the spotlight when he embraced a career in cycling that…
  • Mar 30, 2021

    Inter-County training to resume on April 19th

    The Taoiseach Micheal Martin this evening confirmed that inter-county training can resume on April 19th. Certain high-performance training in other sports can also return on the same date, with approval to be granted by Sport Ireland. Underage non-contact…
  • Mar 30, 2021

    Conn Rangers FC Chair pays tribute to club legend

    The memory of Dermot Holmes will live on at Conn Rangers Football Club ‘for years and years to come.’ That’s according to the Chairperson of the club PJ Duffy. PJ played alongside Dermot at Rangers over the course of the dynamic player’s four decades with the…
  • Mar 30, 2021

    Mayo football community mourns death of Conn Rangers legend

    The Mayo football community is mourning the death of Dermot Holmes of Coolcronan, Foxford. Dermot signed for Conn Rangers in 1979 having previously been with Lincoln City. He went on to represent Rangers in four different decades, lining out in the black and…
  • Mar 29, 2021

    Sligo coach joins the Clare backroom team

    Sligo’s Gerry McGowan has been confirmed as the new team coach of the Clare senior footballers. The Tourlestrane clubman replaces Dublin native Brian Carson who stepped down at the end of last season. McGowan, a former Sligo inter county player, co-managed…
  • Mar 29, 2021

    Mayo stars continue to shine in the AFLW

    Mayo’s Kelly sisters gave solid performances in the West Coast Eagles final game of the AFLW season. The Eagles lost out to a strong St Kilda side by 76 to 20. Moy Davitts sisters Grace and Niamh Kelly could hold their heads high following the final round…
  • Mar 28, 2021

    LISTEN: Mayo Olympic hopeful on the road to Tokyo

    Olympic hopeful Cian McManamon says it's been a long road to Tokyo. The Westport athlete is still in contention to qualify for the Olympics and will be aiming to impress in the ranking events in May & June. He joined Michael D. McAndrew on Sunday Sport this…
  • Mar 28, 2021

    Frank Browne appointed new Roscommon Camogie manager

    Frank Browne has been appointed as the new Roscommon Camogie manager. The Ballyhaunis man brings a wealth of experience to the role particularly in high performance female sport. He has previously managed the Mayo Ladies Senior Football team, the Dublin…
  • Mar 28, 2021

    LISTEN: Kevin Walsh Interview

    All-Ireland winner with Galway in 1998 and 2001 Kevin Walsh joined us on Sunday Sport this afternoon. The former Galway & Sligo Senior football manager spoke about a range of topics including his new book the Invisible Game and his new venture…
  • Mar 28, 2021

    Ballina man undertaking Everest Staircase Challenge

    A Ballina man is raising funds for the Irish Cancer Society & the Mayo Roscommon Hospice this Easter weekend. Shane Timlin is challenging everyone to climb 500 flights over the Easter weekend. From 10am Good Friday to 10pm Easter Monday let's see how many…
  • Mar 28, 2021

    LISTEN: Former League of Ireland Star & Ballina native Jesse Devers

    This April, entrepreneur and former League of Ireland Premier Division star Jesse Devers will undertake a walking challenge in aid of the national charity FirstLight. Established in 1976, FirstLight offers free professional counselling support and information…
  • Mar 28, 2021

    LISTEN: New Mayo U15 National League manager

    Killala man Tom Dempsey, who was announced as the Mayo under 15 manager for the 2021 season yesterday, has been speaking on the Sunday Sports Show. Tom started his football career with Killala FC and managed last year's Mayo U12 interleague squad. He is…
  • Mar 28, 2021

    LISTEN: Galway Rower Fiona Murtagh on the upcoming European Championships

    Galway rower Fiona Murtagh has been named on the Rowing Ireland team for the 2021 European Rowing Championships. Eight senior Irish crews will feature in Varese , Italy from 9-11 April The crew of Fiona Murtagh, Eimear Lambe, Aifric Keogh and Emily Hegarty…
  • Mar 28, 2021

    LISTEN: Former Irish Rugby International Niall Ronan

    Teaming up with broadcaster Hector Ó hEochagáin, Viatris has launched a new campaign called ‘Talk E.D.’, which has been created to encourage men to talk about intimate health issues in an open manner. As part of the campaign Hector is hosting a new seven-part…
  • Mar 28, 2021

    Finding Jack Charlton Documentary to air on television tonight

    The highly anticipated TV premier of Finding Jack Charlton will be broadcast on Virgin Media One at 9pm tonight. Filmed during the last eighteen months of the late sporting hero’s life, this emotional and inspiring documentary looks at one of Ireland’s…
  • Mar 28, 2021

    Ballycastle GAA gearing up for "Road to Sea" Event

    A virtual ‘Road to Sea’ 5k and 10k event is being organised by Ballycastle GAA to raise funds for both the club and their local RNLI branch in Ballyglass. The is inviting entrants to run either distance any time between April 3rd and April 8th and then upload…
  • Mar 28, 2021

    LISTEN: Basketball Ireland confirm New Centre of Excellence for NUI Galway

    Basketball Ireland announced ambitious plans during the week for 8 to 10 Centres of Excellence, which will be located nationwide. NUI Galway and Ulster University in Jordanstown are the first two Centres of Excellence to be confirmed, having signed an…
  • Mar 27, 2021

    Rachel Kearns makes blistering start for Galway

    The new Women's National League season got underway this afternoon. Mayo’s Rachel Kearns made a blistering start for Galway today scoring a hat-rick in their 3-3 draw with Cork City. Bohemians beat Treaty United 6-2 while reigning champions Peamount beat…
  • Mar 27, 2021

    Killala man appointed Mayo U15 National League manager

    The Mayo Schoolboys/Girls and youth's league have announced the appointment of Tom Dempsey as the Mayo under 15 manager for the 2021 season. Tom started his football career with Killala FC and he was manager of last year's Mayo U12 interleague squad. He is…
  • Mar 27, 2021

    Galway native misses crucial World Cup qualifier through injury

    Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny says pace will be the key to beating Luxembourg tonight. The sides meet in a World Cup qualifier at the Aviva Stadium. Galway's Aaron Connolly misses the game with a foot injury, while Kenny is expecting an open…
  • Mar 26, 2021

    Sligo Rovers come from behind to claim all three points

    Sligo Rovers came from behind tonight to collect a first victory of the new SSE Airtricity Premier Division season. Super goals from Romeo Parkes and Jordan Gibson saw Liam Buckley’s side win 2-1 at Waterford. Finn Harps made it two wins from their first two…
  • Mar 26, 2021

    Nigel Carolan departing Connacht at the end of the Season

    Nigel Carolan will depart Connacht at the end of the season when his contract expires. The Galway native has held the role of Attack Coach at the club since 2017, having spent 14 years as Connacht Academy Manager and before that as a player in the late 1990s.…
  • Mar 26, 2021

    Connacht will travel to Ulster in Round One of the Rainbow Cup

    The inaugural Guinness Pro14 Rainbow Cup will kick off with three rounds of inter-provincial derbies. This season's Guinness Pro14 wraps up tomorrow when Munster take on Leinster in the final. The new Rainbow Cup tournament, involving 16 teams - four of which…
  • Mar 26, 2021

    Sligo Rovers aiming for maximum points tonight at the RSC

    After earning a point last weekend Sligo Rovers will be aiming to win on the road this evening against Waterford at the RSC. It kicks off at 7:45 and will be live on RTE television. Also in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division this evening Dundalk take…
  • Mar 26, 2021

    Galway's Aaron Connolly is the main injury concern ahead of Luxembourg

    Galway native Aaron Connolly is Stephen Kenny’s main injury concern ahead of tomorrow’s World Cup qualifier with Luxembourg. The Brighton striker was a doubt for Wednesday’s 3-2 defeat to Serbia after struggling with a fractured rib in recent weeks. His…
  • Mar 25, 2021

    Galway United begin their league campaign tomorrow night

    Galway United begin their 2021 League of Ireland First Division campaign against Shelbourne in Eamonn Deacy Park tomorrow evening at 7.45pm. United go into their first competitive game of the season on the back of a positive pre-season. Five friendly fixtures…
  • Mar 25, 2021

    Mayo flag flying at half-mast in MacHale Park today in memory of PJ McGrath

    As a mark of respect to the late PJ McGrath the Mayo Flag will be flown at half-mast in MacHale Park today. Tributes have been pouring in over the last number of days for the former Mayo GAA chairman and referee of the 1982 All-Ireland football final. Just a…
  • Mar 25, 2021

    Sligo Rovers extend sponsorship with Avant Money

    Sligo Rovers have announced a two-year extension to the primary sponsor agreement with Avant Money, as the Leitrim-based consumer finance provider extends its sponsorship in the Bit O’ Red from 2022. It is a timely and welcome boost for Sligo Rovers to secure…
  • Mar 24, 2021

    Brave Ireland come up short in Belgrade

    The Republic of Ireland ended their goal drought in Belgrade, but came up just short in their opening World Cup qualifier. Stephen Kenny’s side went down 3-2 away to Serbia. Substitute Aleksandar Mitrovic scored twice for the hosts, after Alan Browne had put…
  • Mar 24, 2021

    Sligo para-cyclist launches new fundraising campaign for Paralympics Ireland

    Sligo para-cyclist, Martin Gordon is encouraging the public to support Paralympics Ireland’s new fundraising campaign, The Next Level. The campaign aims to raise vital funds for para-athletes in Ireland and help to support Team Ireland’s journey to Tokyo and…
  • Mar 24, 2021

    Registration open for the Mayo Day 2021 Women's virtual 10K

    Mayo Sports Partnership are delighted to announce that registrations are now open for the Mayo Day 2021 Women's Virtual 10K event. The hugely successful Mayo.ie Western People West of Ireland Women's Mini Marathon which physically took place on the May Bank…
  • Mar 23, 2021

    Connacht Star banned for four games

    Bundee Aki has been banned for four matches following his red card in Saturday’s Six Nations win over England. The Connacht centre was dismissed for a high challenge on Billy Vunipola. Aki conceded his tackle was inches too high, and a six-week ban was…
  • Mar 23, 2021

    Galway's Fiona Murtagh named on Rowing Ireland team for European championships

    Galway rower Fiona Murtagh has been named on the Rowing Ireland team for the 2021 European Rowing Championships. Eight senior Irish crews will feature in Varese , Italy from 9-11 April The crew of Fiona Murtagh, Eimear Lambe, Aifric Keogh and Emily Hegarty…
  • Mar 23, 2021

    Former Galway United star passes away

    Former Galway United player Frank Worthington has passed away at the age of 72. The former Huddersfield, Leicester and Bolton striker Frank died peacefully in hospital on Monday evening following a long illness. He won eight caps with England, and also had a…
  • Mar 23, 2021

    Kilmaine GAA President pays tribute to club legend

    The President of Kilmaine GAA has paid tribute to club hero PJ McGrath following the death of the former Mayo GAA Chairman. PJ was in his late 70’s and was best-known as the man who refereed the famous 1982 All-Ireland senior football final between Kerry and…
  • Mar 23, 2021

    GAA looks set to return earlier in NI

    GAA clubs in the north of Ireland look set to get a head start on teams in the Republic, when it comes to returning to action. The GAA's Covid Advisory Group have cleared the way for adult and underage teams to begin training again from the 12th of April,…
  • Mar 23, 2021

    Decision on Bundee Aki match ban is due later

    Connacht will find out later today if Bundee Aki is available for their Challenge Cup last 16 tie against the Leicester Tigers next week. The centre faces a disciplinary hearing today, following his red card in Saturday's win against England in the Six…
  • Mar 22, 2021

    Connacht lose out in thriller

    Connacht’s Pro 14 season ended in a thrilling defeat tonight. They shared eleven tries with the Scarlets, before going down 41-36 to the Welsh side. Connacht were already assured of second place in Conference B.
  • Mar 22, 2021

    Mayo GAA mourning the loss of a great servant

    The death has taken place of former Mayo GAA Chairman PJ McGrath. The Kilmaine native who was in his late 70’s was best-known as the man who refereed the famous 1982 All-Ireland senior football final between Kerry and Offaly, in which Seamus Darby’s late goal…
  • Mar 22, 2021

    Galway native joins ROI backroom team

    Former Irish goalkeeper David Forde has joined Kenny's backroom team. Forde - who is the current head of psychology at Crystal Palace - will offer mental health advice to the players. The Galway native played under Kenny at Derry City.
  • Mar 22, 2021

    Connacht are in PRO14 action later

    Connacht are in Guinness PRO14 action tonight. They're away to the Scarlets from 8-o'clock
  • Mar 21, 2021

    LISTEN: James Horan looks ahead to the 2021 season

    Mayo Senior Football manager James Horan has been looking ahead to the 2021 season with local media. The Ballintubber clubman has been reflecting on the All-Ireland final loss, Mayo retirees and the new players coming through. James Horan says that current…
  • Mar 21, 2021

    LISTEN: South Mayo star eager for Women's National League to get underway next weekend

    Kilmaine’s Kelsey Munroe who recently signed for Athlone town joined Michael D McAndrew on Sunday Sport this afternoon. Kelsey brings a lot of experience to her new club, having represented Mayo at the Gaynor Cup a number of times, played on Connaught schools…
  • Mar 21, 2021

    LISTEN: Gold Cup winner with strong Mayo connections

    Henry de Bromhead secured history in Friday’s Cheltenham Gold Cup when Minella Indo led home a superb one-two for the trainer. Minella Indo is owned by Barry Maloney who along with his brothers owns Mount Falcon Hotel in Ballina. Barry’s late father John was…
  • Mar 21, 2021

    LISTEN: Mayo's Paddy Durcan on his thoughts for the season ahead

    Mayo Senior Footballer Paddy Durcan has praised the serious amount of young players coming through the ranks. The De Facto Brand Ambassador was speaking to Midwest Sport this afternoon and outlined how important it is for the more experienced players to help…
  • Mar 21, 2021

    LISTEN: Mayo Horse owners have 80/1 winner at Cheltenham

    Rank 80-1 outsider Jeff Kidder had the last laugh by romping home at monster odds at Cheltenham Festival this week - the biggest winner in 30 years. The Mayo owned horse won the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle on Tuesday. The horse is owned by Siobhan &…
  • Mar 21, 2021

    LISTEN: Éire Óg raffle camper van to develop club facilities

    A Roscommon GAA club is raffling a camper van to raise funds to develop their grounds. Éire Óg GAA Club was founded in 1984 and comprises of players from Loughglynn, Lisacul and Gorthaganny. Their club grounds were opened in 1991 and are dedicated in memory…
  • Mar 21, 2021

    LISTEN: Achill native on his success at Cheltenham

    The winning owner of the first race of the 2021 Cheltenham Festival joined us on Sunday Sport this afternoon. Michael Masterson who is a native of Achill owns Appreciate It trained by Willie Mullins which won the opening race of the festival, the Supreme…
  • Mar 21, 2021

    Connacht shuffle the pack ahead of tomorrow night's clash against Scarlets

    The Connacht management team have again opted to shuffle their squad for tomorrow night’s Guinness PRO14 season finale against Scarlets in Llanelli. The side is captained by Paul Boyle in a back row that also features Conor Oliver and Abraham Papali’i. Gavin…
  • Mar 21, 2021

    LISTEN: New Mayo U20 & U17 Hurling manager on the season ahead

    The new Mayo U17 & U20 Hurling manager says he is delighted to be back involved with the county team. Brian Finn was ratified during the week having previously managed the Mayo Minors in back to back All Ireland C titles in 2013 and 2014 and lost out after a…
  • Mar 20, 2021

    Sligo Rovers share the spoils with Dundalk

    It finished up 1-1 between Sligo Rovers and Dundalk in their SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game at the Showgrounds this evening. Patrick McEleney put the visitors ahead in the 16th minute before Romeo Parkes equalised less than 10 minutes later.…
  • Mar 20, 2021

    Stunning display from Ireland to see off England

    Ireland have beaten England 32-18 in their final Guinness Six Nations game this evening. Early losses in the tournament meant that neither side had any silverware to play for but, for the first time in five games, Ireland produced the 80-minute performance…
  • Mar 20, 2021

    Ray Moylette delivers knock-out blow

    Ray Moylette got his PRO Boxing career back on track today with a commanding first round knock-out win in Belgium. The Mayo boxer last fought in 2018 and will now look to build up momentum for the year ahead.
  • Mar 20, 2021

    Roscommon Senior Football manager calling for clarity from Croke Park

    Anthony Cunningham says a lack of communication from Croke Park and government bodies is making planning for any potential season exceedingly difficult. Speaking to RTE Sport today the Roscommon Senior Football manager says the lack of clarity is frustrating.…
  • Mar 19, 2021

    Basketball Ireland welcomes May decision over European Championships

    Basketball Ireland has welcomed today's announcement by FIBA to wait until May to make a decision on the hosting of the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries and youth competitions this summer. Ireland is due to host the FIBA Men’s European…
  • Mar 19, 2021

    Mayo owned horse wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup

    Rachael Blackmore ended this year’s Cheltenham Festival as top jockey. Her sixth win of the festival came aboard Quilixios in the Triumph Hurdle. Blackmore narrowly missed out on victory in the day’s feature race, the Gold Cup. Stablemate Minella Indo pipped…
  • Mar 19, 2021

    Soccer star in Spain with Mayo connections on the verge of committing to Ireland

    Republic of Ireland under-21 manager Jim Crawford says he is confident that John Joe Finn will be a part of his squad for the forthcoming European Championship qualifying campaign with the Madrid born teenager having firmly indicated his desire to play for…
  • Mar 19, 2021

    Galway United partner with Sweeney Oil

    Galway United F.C is delighted to announce Sweeney Oil, a local and family-owned oil supplier in the West of Ireland, as official partners for the upcoming season. Sweeney Oil and Galway United’s partnership will involve growing brand awareness in both Galway…
  • Mar 19, 2021

    Mayo boxer returns to the ring tomorrow night

    Mayo boxer Ray Moylette returns to the ring tomorrow night for his first pro fight since 2018. The Islandeady man takes on Jan Prokes which is part of an exciting bill in Belgium.
  • Mar 19, 2021

    Rás Tailteann postponed for 2021

    Cáirde Rás Tailteann has decided to definitively postpone the 2021 Rás Tailteann slated for June this year and focus instead on running the event in 2022. In the past months Cáirde Rás Tailteann continuously assessed options to safely put 2020s postponed…
  • Mar 19, 2021

    New SSE Airtricity League Season gets underway this evening

    The new SSE Airtricity League Premier Division season gets underway this evening. Champions Shamrock Rovers host St. Pats at Tallaght Stadium from 7.45. Before that at 5.45, newly promoted Drogheda United are at home to Waterford. Galway United begin their…
  • Mar 19, 2021

    Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham

    'Al Boum Photo' bids to become the first horse since Best Mate in 2004 to win 3 Gold Cups today. The Willie Mullins trained steeplechaser lines up for the Cheltenham showpiece at 3.05. There have already been 17 Irish winners at the Festival. 'Al Boum Photo'…
  • Mar 18, 2021

    Connacht's Bundee Aki to start for Ireland on Saturday

    Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has named his side to face England in their final Guinness Six Nations game at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. There are a number of changes to the starting 15 that lined out against Scotland last weekend. Garry Ringrose is…
  • Mar 18, 2021

    Connacht keen to end domestic season with a win away to Scarlets

    Defence coach Pete Wilkins says that Connacht are keen to end their domestic season with a win away to Scarlets on Monday night. The Westerners head into the clash in Wales knowing that, regardless of the result, they are guaranteed to finish in second place…
  • Mar 18, 2021

    Day three of the Cheltenham Festival

    The Stayers Hurdle is the feature race on day three of Cheltenham, where the tally of Irish winners stands at 11 at halfway. 'Paisley Park' is the favourite for the showpiece at 3.05. The going is good to soft for the first of seven races at 1.20. In that…
  • Mar 17, 2021

    Day Two of the Cheltenham Festival

    The Champion Chase is the feature race on day two of the Cheltenham Festival, where the Irish will look to add to an opening day tally of 5 winners. Trainer Willie Mullins, who has never won the 2 mile showpiece, saddles the favourite 'Chacun Pour Soi.…
  • Mar 16, 2021

    Details of Connacht's Challenge Cup meeting with Leicester confirmed

    The details for Connacht’s European Challenge Cup Round of 16 clash with Leicester have been confirmed. The meeting will take place in Welford Road on Saturday April 3rd at 8pm.
  • Mar 16, 2021

    Brian Finn appointed as new Mayo U17 & U20 Hurling Manager

    Brian Finn has been appointed as the new Mayo U17 & U20 Hurling manager. The Tooreen native was ratified by the executive of the Mayo County Board at last night's meeting. Brian has worked with the underage, Junior and Senior teams with both Tooreen and…
  • Mar 16, 2021

    Achill man's horse wins Cheltenham opener

    The opening race of the Cheltenham Festival has been won by a horse owned by an Achill man. Appreciate It has won the Supreme Novices Hurdle in some style at Cheltenham, to make it a winning start to the 2021 festival for Willie Mullins and Paul Townend. The…
  • Mar 16, 2021

    The Cheltenham Festival begins behind closed doors

    The Cheltenham Festival begins behind closed doors today. Tipperary jockey Rachael Blackmore will bid to become the first woman rider to win the Champion Hurdle. She is aboard the favourite 'Honeysuckle' in the 2 mile championship at 3.05. The mare, trained…
  • Mar 16, 2021

    Sligo Rovers to gift newborns at SUH club jerseys

    Sligo Rovers have announced a new community project with Sligo University Hospital. Every new born at the hospital will be offered a Rovers jersey starting from this week. The project, headed by the club and The Bit O’Red Supporters Trust in conjunction with…
  • Mar 15, 2021

    Moy Davitts sisters shine for West Coast Eagles AFL in historic win

    Mayo’s Kelly sisters gave outstanding displays as the West Coast Eagles AFLW ran out 39-point winners against Geelong at the weekend. Niamh Kelly used her pace to get behind the Geelong defence throughout the game and finished with two goals. Her sister Grace…
  • Mar 15, 2021

    GAA legend calls for return to play for young people's mental health

    Young people need to get back playing GAA for their mental health according to Meath legend Colm O'Rourke. Training and games are not permitted under the current Covid-19 restrictions. Colm O'Rourke, who is also a secondary school principal, says training at…
  • Mar 15, 2021

    New Mayo home jersey for the 2021 season is revealed

    The new home jersey which will be worn by all Mayo Intercounty footballers and hurlers for the 2021 season ahead has been revealed. The new jersey takes inspiration from the pinstripes of the 2006 home jersey. The jersey will incorporate the Intersport…
  • Mar 14, 2021

    LISTEN: Irish Field Editor previews all the tips for Cheltenham

    The Cheltenham Festival 2021 takes place between Tuesday and Friday this week. A bumper 28-race schedule is lined up over the busy four days of action that awaits racing fans. The build-up to this year's festival has been somewhat marred by the Gordon Elliot…
  • Mar 14, 2021

    LISTEN: Galway WFC's Shauna Fox and Tessa Mullins look ahead to the WNL

    The women's national league is just around the corner and Galway Women's FC joined Sunday Sport to preview the action. The Galway Girl's squad has been further bolstered this season with the addition of goal scoring threat of Mayo inter-county star Rachel…
  • Mar 14, 2021

    LISTEN: Mayo's Dayna Finn on balancing inter-county LGFA and international basketball

    Mayo's Dayna Finn came onto the Sunday Sports Show for a chat this afternoon. The Kiltimagh woman is currently in final year of college at NUIG studying science and geography. The Mayo star says that she can't wait to get back on the pitch once Covid-19…
  • Mar 14, 2021

    LISTEN: Mayo's Bryan Walsh reflects on his inter-county journey

    Mayo senior footballer Bryan Walsh joined Michael D. McAndrew on the Sunday Sports show this afternoon. The Ballintubber clubman talked through his journey in sport from his teenage years to the present day, outlining the difficult choice he had to make…
  • Mar 14, 2021

    LISTEN: Launch of the Laochra Mhaigh Eo Project on St. Patrick's Day

    Mayo GAA has launched an exciting new project called Laochra Mhaigh Eo – a celebration 'wall' at MacHale Park, Castlebar, to commemorate past successful teams, people and achievements. The wall will commence with the 1936 All-Ireland winning team and work on…
  • Mar 14, 2021

    LISTEN: Claremorris PRO Golfer on his new role with Golf Ireland

    Golf Ireland has appointed five area pathway managers with the primary role of coordinating the coaching programme for performance development and area development panels for boys and girls. The appointment for the West area, incorporating Mayo, Cavan, Clare,…
  • Mar 14, 2021

    Mayo will play their home games in MacHale Park this year before work gets underway

    Mayo will play their home league & Championship games in MacHale Park this year. That news was confirmed to Midwest Sport this afternoon by the Chairman Liam Moffatt who says the resurfacing work on the surface of the pitch will take place in the third…
  • Mar 14, 2021

    Connacht suffer narrow defeat at home to Edinburgh

    Connacht were defeated by Edinburgh 15-14 in their Guinness PRO14 game at the Sportsground last night. Captain Jarrad Butler's 56th-minute dismissal for a high tackle left Connacht clinging on, but Edinburgh got through for the killer score which keeps his…
  • Mar 13, 2021

    Cora scores three to propel GWS Giants to victory

    Mayo's Cora Stauton was to the fore as Greater Western Sydney Giants ran out 45-25 winners over St Kilda in torrential weather conditions. The Carnacon woman and her forward colleague Rebecca Privitelli played crucial roles in scoring three goals apiece for…
  • Mar 13, 2021

    Mayo LGFA announce new sponsor

    Mayo LGFA announced that Westport company Portwest have come on board as a new sponsor for the 2021 season. The clothes manufacturer was announced as the new sponsor of Mayo GAA earlier this year. In a statement on social media Mayo LGFA said that they 'are…
  • Mar 12, 2021

    Charities encouraged to get involved in this year's Women's Mini Marathon

    Organisers of the 2021 West of Ireland Women's Mini-Marathon are encouraging local charities to reach out and reap the benefits of this year's virtual event. Upon registering for the event via the mini-marathon website, participants will see a drop-down menu…
  • Mar 12, 2021

    Galway man ruled out of the Republic of Ireland's upcoming World Cup qualifiers

    Aaron Connolly is the latest player to be ruled out of the Republic of Ireland's upcoming World Cup qualifiers. The Brighton striker will miss the games with Serbia and Luxembourg due to a cracked rib. Stephen Kenny is already without Darren Randolph, John…
  • Mar 12, 2021

    Connacht name a much-changed squad to face Edinburgh tomorrow night

    With Heineken Champions Cup rugby already secured, the Connacht management have opted for a much-changed squad to face Edinburgh at The Sportsground tomorrow night (k/o 7.35pm). Three Academy players will mark milestones in the game, with Cian Prendergast and…
  • Mar 12, 2021

    AFL clubs permitted to recruit two 'Category B' Irish players

    The GAA and AFL have come to an agreement that will allow AFL clubs to recruit two ‘Category B’ Irish international rookies instead of one from now on. Effectively AFL clubs can now recruit two Irish players at the same time without one having to be switched…
  • Mar 12, 2021

    GPA present three scenarios for inter-county return to membership

    The Gaelic Players Association has presented three potential scenarios for its membership to weigh up with a view to how the 2021 inter-county GAA season might roll out. The three format scenarios suggested are a reduced league (three to five rounds),…
  • Mar 11, 2021

    21 players sign new deals with Connacht

    Alex Wootton's move from Munster to Connacht has been made permanent. Ireland internationals Jack Carty, Ultan Dillane, Finlay Bealham and Dave Heffernan have also signed deals today to remain at the Sportsground. In all 19 players from the existing…
  • Mar 10, 2021

    Carnacon players are back in the county fold

    Fiona McHale has accepted an invitation to return to the Mayo Ladies Football panel. The midfielder was one of a number of Carnacon players to leave the squad in 2018 following disagreements with manager Peter Leahy. However, Leahy stepped down in January,…
  • Mar 10, 2021

    Former Mayo footballer returns to his native club

    Former Mayo footballer Enda Varley has transferred back to his home club Garrymore. After spending five seasons with Dublin outfit St. Vincent’s the Mayo man is back with Garrymore for the 2021 season. The GAA granted the transfer this afternoon.
  • Mar 10, 2021

    Galway native to officiate at international hockey match this weekend

    Galway's Ellie Duffy is set to officiate at one of Ireland v Great Britain's test series hockey games this Saturday. The Kinvara native is one of the up and coming officials in the game.
  • Mar 10, 2021

    Connacht Head Coach confident his side can finish their season on a positive note

    Head coach Andy Friend insists that Connacht can finish their season on a positive note, despite last weekend’s narrow defeat to Munster meaning the Westerners cannot win domestic silverware this term. After the 20-17 reversal at Thomond Park, Connacht now…
  • Mar 10, 2021

    MacHale Park pitch to be extended and resurfaced

    MacHale Park in Castlebar will be out of bounds from this summer until early 2022 as the pitch is being resurfaced and extended. At the latest, the Castlebar venue will be open again in April 2022 as the playing area undergoes an overhaul. It is still hoped…
  • Mar 09, 2021

    Connacht face Leicester in last-16 of Challenge Cup

    Leinster and Munster will both face French opposition in the last-16 of the Heineken Champions Cup. Leinster will be at home to Toulon, with the winners of that tie facing a quarter-final trip to either Lyon or Exeter. While Munster will welcome Toulouse to…
  • Mar 09, 2021

    Connacht's Stephen Kerins joins Bristol on loan

    Connacht Rugby’s Stephen Kerins has joined Bristol Bears on a short-term loan deal. The Sligo scrum-half will look to pick up more game-time following the recent 'A' interpros. In a statement Connacht Rugby have wished the 24-year-old well and say they are…
  • Mar 09, 2021

    Mayo's Caelan Doris set to return from injury

    Mayo’s Caelan Doris is in line to make a Leinster return in the next month. The Ireland back row, who holds seven international caps, withdrew from the national team camp ahead of the Guinness Six Nations with symptoms related to concussion. Speaking two and…
  • Mar 09, 2021

    Davitts LGFA win Adrenaline Ireland jersey competition

    Davitts LGFA Junior ladies have won the Adrenaline Ireland jersey competition. In an extremely close race with St Judes LGFA, the Mayo club triumphed by 7336 votes to 7214. In a statement on social media the club said that they are overwhelmed by the support…
  • Mar 08, 2021

    Castlerea Golf Club congratulates Honorary Member Leona Maguire on Florida performance

    Leona Maguire finished in a share of 6th place at the LPGA Drive On Championship in Florida. The Cavan golfer ended up on 5 under par, 10 shots behind the winner Austin Ernst Two late birdies gave the 26-year old a tie for 6th place, finishing on 5 under,…
  • Mar 08, 2021

    Three Mayo footballers make the AFL Irish Player Of The Round top five

    Three Mayo players are named in the AFLW’s Irish Player of the Round for Round 6 of the League. First place went to Aisling McCarthy of Tipperary, who plays with the West Coast Eagles. Second place was won by Mayo’s Aileen Gilroy, following her display over…
  • Mar 08, 2021

    Mayo LGFA club in the running to win jersey competition

    Davitts LGFA club is in the final of the Adrenaline LGFA jerseys competition. After surviving numerous Instagram polls, they are now just hours away from scooping the top prize. Voting concludes at 3.30 p.m. this afternoon and Davitts are calling on everyone…
  • Mar 08, 2021

    "Get Counting with Comhairle" concludes this Sunday

    Mayo Comhairle na nÓg is taking part in a fitness and mental health initiative called- ‘Get Counting with Comhairle.’ Mayo Comhairle na nÓg is a youth-led council and its core programme centres on young people identifying, and progressing topics that are of…
  • Mar 08, 2021

    Mayo star signs for Galway Women's FC

    Crossmolina’s Rachel Kearns has signed with Galway Women's FC for the 2021 SSE Airtricity Women's National League season. The 23-year-old Mayo star has previous experience of the Women's National League having played with Castlebar Celtic for a number of…
  • Mar 07, 2021

    LISTEN: Exciting new boxing initiative across Mayo

    Get all the family active with the fun & interactive ‘Boxing At Home’ Programme with Mayo Sports Partnership & The Irish Athletics Boxing Association As part of the governments Keep Well Campaign Mayo Sports Partnership, The Irish Athletics Boxing Association…
  • Mar 07, 2021

    LISTEN: Shine documentary explores the history of Sligo Rovers

    A new documentary examining the history, culture and community of Sligo Rovers FC has been completed and is available to view on Youtube. The 30-minute feature takes an in-depth look at the essence of the Bit O’Red club and the people who have helped shape it…
  • Mar 07, 2021

    LISTEN: Ballina teen to run a marathon for the Mayo Roscommon Hospice

    Ballina’s Daniel Rafter began running at the beginning of 2021 and is now on course to run a marathon for the Mayo Roscommon Hospice. The 5th-year student in Gortnor Abbey secondary school, Crossmolina started training on January the 14th and will embark on…
  • Mar 07, 2021

    LISTEN: New LGFA President talks about the ambitions for his term

    Sligo native Michéal Naughton began his presidency of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association this weekend. Naughton, who originally hails from Castleconnor, was elected to the role at last year’s Annual LGFA Congress. He previously managed Donegal to an…
  • Mar 07, 2021

    CPA says players can 'now plan their lives around the GAA'

    The Club Players’ Association disbanded after the GAA Congress adopted a split season, providing distinct windows for county and club activity. The association declared that their work was done earlier this week, bringing to an end their four-year campaign to…
  • Mar 07, 2021

    LISTEN: Galway Racecourse Manager on the possibility of crowds attending this year

    The Galway Racing Festival may be over four months away but speculation is already mounting if crowds will be allowed to attend. The Racecourse manager Michael Moloney joined Michael D McAndrew on Midwest Sport this afternoon to discuss the possibility and…
  • Mar 07, 2021

    Mayo's Kelly sisters shine for the West Coast Eagles

    Mayo’s Niamh Kelly has been crowned Player of The Day by her AFL side West Coast Eagles. The Moy Davitts clubwoman put on a clinical display at midfield, with 17 disposals, as the Eagles suffered a 67-point loss to a strong Fremantle outfit in Round 6 of the…
  • Mar 07, 2021

    LISTEN: Tuar Mhic Eadaigh Handball Club making gains

    Tuar Mhic Éadaigh Handball Club is to receive €5,000 funding under the Texaco Support for Sport initiative for its new outdoor facility. The Tuar Mhic Éadaigh Club was, after a lapse of several decades, reformed in 2018, re-igniting interest in what it…
  • Mar 06, 2021

    Galway Ladies star calls it a day

    Galway's Sinead Burke has announced her retirement from inter-county football. One of the longest serving players in the game, Burke made her senior debut for the Tribeswomen back in 2007, and went on to win nine Connacht SFC titles, two as captain. The…
  • Mar 06, 2021

    Sligo native begins his presidency of the LGFA

    Sligo native Michéal Naughton begins his presidency of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association this weekend. Naughton, who originally hails from Castleconnor, was elected to the role at last year’s Annual LGFA Congress. He previously managed Donegal to an…
  • Mar 06, 2021

    Ireland finish as runners-up in Florida Nations Cup

    A strong performance which included six clear rounds from the Michael Blake-managed Irish Show Jumping team of Shane Sweetnam, Bertram Allen, Michael Duffy and Cian O'Connor, saw them finish as runners-up in the $150,000 four-star Nations Cup at the Winter…
  • Mar 05, 2021

    Connacht fall short at the hands of Munster

    Munster have qualified for this month's Guinness PRO14 final after grinding out a 20-17 win over Connacht. The victory has seen Johann van Graan's side seal top spot in Conference B with two games to spare and they can now look forward to a first decider…
  • Mar 05, 2021

    Gordon Elliott banned from racing for six months

    Gordon Elliott has had his training licence suspended for 12 months with the last six suspended. The decision was taken following a hearing by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board referrals committee today. It was convened in the wake of the controversial…
  • Mar 05, 2021

    Galway showjumper among the Irish competing in the US later

    The Irish team has been named for the four-star FEI Nations Cup at Wellington in Florida today. Irish Show Jumping team manager Michael Blake has put his faith in Galway’s Michael Duffy in what will be their first action of the 2021 season. Ireland have been…
  • Mar 05, 2021

    Newport native signs for Shelbourne FC

    Former Castlebar Celtic defender Rachel Baynes has signed with Shelbourne FC ahead of the 2021 Women's National League The Newport native played for Celtic from an early age before signing with Galway Women’s FC. She has played internationally for the…
  • Mar 04, 2021

    Mayo Handball Club receives Texaco support for sport funding

    Tuar Mhic Éadaigh Handball Club is to receive €5,000 funding under the Texaco Support for Sport initiative for its new outdoor facility. Congratulating the club on its success, James Twohig, Director of Ireland Operations, Valero Energy (Ireland) Limited…
  • Mar 04, 2021

    Connacht side announced for tomorrow's crucial encounter with Munster

    The Connacht management team have again drafted the three representatives in the Ireland Six Nations squad straight into the starting team for tomorrow’s crucial Guinness PRO14 interpro away to Munster (k/o 7.35pm). Bundee Aki is retained at centre following…
  • Mar 04, 2021

    Mayo Ladies club in last eight of competition to win a set of new jerseys

    Davitts LGFA are looking for support to win a new set of jerseys. The South Mayo club are asking anyone on Instagram to please vote for Davitts in the Adrenaline Ireland instagram page poll. They are the only Mayo club left in the competition and would be…
  • Mar 03, 2021

    Mayo swimmer hopeful of being vaccinated before the Olympic Games

    Coronavirus countermeasures are the "top priority" for organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. IOC president Thomas Bach has reiterated their "full commitment" to making sure this summer's rescheduled Games are safe for athletes and the Japanese people. He's…
  • Mar 03, 2021

    Connacht Forwards coach says his side need to be accurate to defeat Munster

    Forwards coach Jimmy Duffy says Connacht will need to be accurate in order to defeat Munster in Friday evening’s 7:35 pm Guinness PRO14 clash at Thomond Park. Both teams are vying for first place in Conference B and subsequent final qualification with nine…
  • Mar 03, 2021

    Club Players's Association disbanded

    The Club Players' Association has disbanded. The group was established in 2017 with the aim of tackling the fixtures issue for all players. The CPA views its task as complete, following the decision at Congress to implement a split-season.
  • Mar 02, 2021

    Former Sligo boss becomes new manager of Ipswich Town

    Former Sligo Rovers boss Paul Cook has been named the new Ipswich Town manager. Cook's agreed a two and a half year contract at the League One club and will be at tonight's game at Accrington. Cook has been out of work since leaving Wigan at the end of last…
  • Mar 02, 2021

    Former Castlebar Celtic defender to captain Galway WFC in 2021

    Former Castlebar Celtic defender Shauna Fox has been named as the Galway Women’s Football Club captain for 2021. The Galway native moved from Celtic to Galway WFC at its inception in 2012 and has been at Eamonn Deacy Park ever since. The 24-year-old defender…
  • Mar 02, 2021

    Mayo golf club hits out at anti-social behaviour

    A Mayo golf club has taken to social media to hit out at antisocial behaviour on their course at the weekend. Claremorris Golf Club said that this type of activity will not be tolerated and they are currently reviewing CCTV footage to try and identify the…
  • Mar 02, 2021

    UK and Ireland to make joint bid for the 2030 FIFA World Cup

    The Government has confirmed it is making a joint bid along with the UK to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup. In a joint statement issued last night, the football associations here, Scotland, Wales, England and Northern Ireland welcomed backing from the UK…
  • Mar 01, 2021

    Gordon Elliott banned from entering horses in UK races while investigation is ongoing

    Gordon Elliott has been banned from entering horses in UK races while an investigation is ongoing. The Meath trainer was pictured sitting astride a dead horse at his yard. Elliott apologised for any offence caused by the image which has been strongly…
  • Mar 01, 2021

    West of Ireland is represented on GAA committees

    A number of GAA members from clubs across the region were appointed to various committee positions at the weekend’s Congress. As expected, there is female representation, with Galway’s Mary Judge of Caherlistrane joining Cork’s John Halbert. In his address as…
  • Mar 01, 2021

    Mayo runner comes third in Tasmania marathon

    Mayo’s Sinead Diver came third in The Hobart ‘Run the Bridge’ marathon in Tasmania yesterday. The event is one of the region’s premier running events each year and this year almost 4,000 runners went over the iconic Tasman Bridge. There was keen competition…
  • Feb 28, 2021

    Victory for Mayo Showjumper in Spain

    Mayo’s Michael G Duffy and The Irish Sport Horse Lapuccino 2, owned by Carl Hanley Sport Horses, have taken a commanding victory in today’s four-star Grand Prix at Vejer De la Frontera in Spain, to add to an excellent run of Irish results. They finished with…
  • Feb 28, 2021

    LISTEN: Erris man on his move to Drogheda United

    Erris native Ronan Murray signed for Drogheda United this season. The former Ipswich Town striker was with Sligo Rovers for the last couple of season but injury curtailed regular football. The 29-year-old told Midwest Sport today that he is keen to hit the…
  • Feb 28, 2021

    LISTEN: Mayo boxer on his return to the ring next month

    Mayo boxer Ray Moylette is set to return to the ring on March 20th, just over two years since his last fight. The Islandeady man will be on a Brussels card which includes Eric Donovan and Niall Kennedy. The 30-year-old lightweight last fought against Mexican…
  • Feb 28, 2021

    LISTEN: Roscommon footballer Cathal Cregg on the "Be Ready to Play" initiative

    The Gaelic Games family today have launched ‘Be Ready to Play’, a Coaching and Sport Science programme in association with UPMC, official healthcare partner of the GAA and GPA, that will be delivered via webinars, website programmes, instructional videos and…
  • Feb 28, 2021

    LISTEN: Crossmolina GAA Moving for March

    Crossmolina Deel Rovers players are getting ready to begin their quest to do 5km a day for the 31 days of March - walk, run, hike, cycle it’s up to you. The target is for each player to cover 155km over the month of March. Funds raised are going to Mayo…
  • Feb 28, 2021

    LISTEN: Mayo swimmer on course for Olympic qualification

    Mayo's Nicholas Quinn is on course to qualify for the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo. The Castlebar native is currently based in Edinburgh and will have to travel home to compete in the Elite Irish National Team Trials as it’s a mandatory requirement for…
  • Feb 28, 2021

    LISTEN: Discussion on the LGFA's One Good Club initiative

    25 clubs will participate in Lidl Ireland’s new One Good Club mental health awareness programme from Monday. The initiative is a five-step youth mental health awareness programme for local clubs, developed in partnership with the LGFA and Jigsaw, the National…
  • Feb 28, 2021

    Athenry Camogie launch win-a-house-and-car draw

    Athenry Camogie Club are launching a win-a-house-and-car draw to raise funds for new facilities. This is an ambitious plan by a great sports club that wants to level the playing field for their female athletes. The Club’s win-a-house-and-car initiative is the…
  • Feb 27, 2021

    One Galway player included in the LGFA Senior team of the year

    Armagh forward Aimee Mackin has been crowned TG4 Senior Players’ Player of the Year for 2020. Mackin (23) was voted best in class by her peers, with the Shane O’Neills player fending off stiff competition from Dublin duo Carla Rowe and Sinead Goldrick to…
  • Feb 27, 2021

    Ireland record their first win of this year's Six Nations

    Ireland have their first win of this year's Guinness Six Nations. They've beaten Italy 48-points-to-10 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome to finally get off the mark. Will Connors went over the line twice for Andy Farrell's side as well as Garry Ringrose, Hugo…
  • Feb 27, 2021

    GAA Congress is underway

    The GAA's Annual Congress is underway - with 37 motions up for debate today. Among the possible changes to be discussed are the introduction of a black card for cynical play in hurling, and the proposed split-season. Meanwhile, Larry McCarthy will be sworn in…
  • Feb 26, 2021

    Last gasp try seals away win for Connacht

    A last-minute try from Bundee Aki has stretched Connacht’s winning run in the Pro 14 to three matches. The Ireland centre crossed the whitewash to give Andy Friend’s side a 19-17 victory away to Benetton. The win cements Connacht’s second-placed spot in…
  • Feb 26, 2021

    Castlerea boxer returns home with bronze

    Aoife O'Rourke came up short this evening against Naoimi Graham from the USA in the semi-final of the 72nd Strandja Multi-Nations in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Castlerea boxer put in a huge effort but can proudly return home with a bronze medal.
  • Feb 26, 2021

    GAA announce the recipients for Gradaim an Uachtaráin 2021

    The GAA has announced the recipients for Gradaim an Uachtaráin 2021. These prestigious annual awards, organised with the support of AIB and broadcast by TG4, affords Uachtarán CLG, John Horan, with an opportunity to acknowledge outstanding commitment and long…
  • Feb 26, 2021

    Stephen Walsh returns to Eamonn Deacy Park

    Galway United have announced the signing of defender Stephen Walsh. The 30-year-old returns to Eamonn Deacy Park after making over 200 appearances for United between league and cup since his first spell with the club in 2010. The former Mervue United man was…
  • Feb 26, 2021

    GPA wants cynical foul motion withdrawn from Annual Congress

    The Gaelic Players Association has asked the GAA to remove a motion on cynical fouling from tomorrow's remote Congress. The Players' body say that 70 percent of inter county hurlers and 54 percent of footballers are opposed to the introduction of a sin bin…
  • Feb 25, 2021

    Mayo Boxer returns to the ring next month

    Ray Moylette has announced his return to the ring as part of a big fight night planned for March 20th in Brussels. The Islandeady boxer has not fought since falling to his first pro career defeat in Castlebar in December 2018. Also on the 12 rounder bill will…
  • Feb 25, 2021

    Castlerea boxer through to the semi-finals of the multi-nations in Bulgaria

    Castlerea boxer Aoife O’Rourke has this evening secured her place in the semi-finals of the Strandja multi nations in Sofia, Bulgaria. Aoife overcame Turkish boxer Sennur Demir leaving nothing in the ring winning on a split decision 4-1. Aoife will return to…
  • Feb 25, 2021

    Connacht name a strong side for tomorrow's clash with Benetton

    Bundee Aki has been included in the starting fifteen for Connacht ahead of their Pro14 clash away to Benetton tomorrow. The 30-year-old centre has been released from the Ireland camp in order to feature against the Italian side. Oisin Dowling has also been…
  • Feb 25, 2021

    Connacht GAA cancel schools competitions

    The Connacht GAA Post Primary Schools Committee has had to make the difficult decision to cancel all Post Primary Schools competitions for the remainder of the current school year due to the restrictions imposed by the current pandemic. In the wake of this…
  • Feb 25, 2021

    Ireland make 7 changes for Italy clash

    The Ireland rugby team has been named to face Italy in Saturday's Six Nations match in Rome. There are seven changes to the side that lost to France in the previous round. Captain Johnny Sexton returns at out half, with Will Connors named in the back row and…
  • Feb 25, 2021

    Mayo man signs for Drogheda United

    Erris native Ronan Murray has signed for Drogheda United. The 29-year-old signs for the Louth outfit from Sligo Rovers. The striker is the First Division champions' latest signing ahead of their Premier Division mission this year. Drogs boss Tim Clancy had…
  • Feb 24, 2021

    Breaffy GAA confirm new Senior Manager

    Martin McIntyre has been confirmed as the new Breaffy Senior Football manager. The Belmullet native takes over from Peter Forde who brought the West Mayo side to the 2020 County Final. McIntyre who lives In Breaffy comes with a wealth of experience and also…
  • Feb 24, 2021

    GAA seeking further clarity from Government regarding return to play

    The GAA are seeking further clarity from the government regarding a return to play. The association says it will be Easter at the earliest before any inter-county action is possible. The GAA say the government's Living with COVID roadmap makes it impossible…
  • Feb 24, 2021

    All amateur riders to miss next month's Cheltenham Festival

    All amateur riders are to miss next month’s Cheltenham Festival. Leading names Patrick Mullins and Jamie Codd are among those ruled out. It’s been confirmed that British Covid protocols rule them out at least until the end of March. Mike Vince has more…
  • Feb 24, 2021

    Connacht drop into the last 16 of the Challenge Cup

    Munster and Leinster have been given home draws for the last-16 of this season's rearranged Heineken Champions Cup. They've been given home advantage based on results in the curtailed pool stage. Both Ulster and Connacht drop into the Challenge Cup. Draws for…
  • Feb 24, 2021

    Swinford/Killasser LGFA to participate in "One Good Club" Programme

    The 25 clubs who will participate in Lidl Ireland’s new One Good Club™ mental health awareness programme will commence their activities next Monday, March 1st. Lid’s One Good Club™ is a five-step youth mental health awareness programme for local clubs,…
  • Feb 24, 2021

    Sligo Rovers attacker signs for Dundalk FC

    Dundalk have announced the signing of former Derry City attacker Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe. The 26-year-old Londoner scored 14 goals for the Candystripes in 2019 to finish top of the Premier Division scoring charts. After a brief spell in Israel at the beginning of…
  • Feb 24, 2021

    Tiger Woods recovering from surgery after car crash

    Tiger Woods has released a statement via his Twitter page to say he is 'awake', 'responsive' and 'recovering' following his worrying car accident in Los Angeles yesterday. Woods has undergone surgery on his lower right leg and right ankle following the…
  • Feb 24, 2021

    May looks likely start date for GAA's National Leagues

    It's hoped the GAA season could begin in May, with the return of the Allianz Leagues. Gaelic Football and Hurling activity, including training, won't be allowed until April 5th at the earliest under the Government's revised 'Living with Covid plan'.…
  • Feb 23, 2021

    Castlerea boxer through to last eight in Bulgaria

    Aoife O’Rourke advanced to the last eight of the 72nd Strandja multi-nations in Sofia, Bulgaria this morning. The Castlerea BC Middleweight stopped Dobromiro Georgieve of Bulgaria in round two of the last 16 three-rounder in a dominant display from the Irish…
  • Feb 23, 2021

    New player welfare initiatives introduced by World Rugby

    World Rugby have announced that World Cup squad sizes will be increased from 31 to 33 for France 2023, as part of new player-welfare initiatives. As well as that, all teams will have at least five days preparation for all matches for the first time, as the…
  • Feb 23, 2021

    Connacht's Bundee Aki ready for Italian challenge

    Bundee Aki is primed for a return to form with Ireland this week after getting a solid 80 minutes under his belt with Connacht at the weekend, according to his provincial defence coach Pete Wilkins. Aki only played 30 minutes in the two months prior to…
  • Feb 22, 2021

    Enda Nugent appointed new Roscommon U17 manager

    Enda Nugent has been ratified as the new manager of the Roscommon U17 team for 2021. Enda has previously managed this group of players at U14, U15 and U16. Enda has also been involved with the coaching and development of St Brigid’s underage teams since his…
  • Feb 22, 2021

    Poll shows moves in favour of SFC change among GAA Chiefs

    A poll of county board chairpersons shows significant moves in favour of All-Ireland SFC reform. The Irish Independent carried out an extensive survey, with more than half of the respondents supporting one of the two football championship structure proposals–…
  • Feb 22, 2021

    Mayo's Oisin Mullin crowned Young Sports Star of the Year

    Mayo's Oisin Mullin has been crowned Ireland's Young Sports Star of the Year 2020 by the Irish Independent. The Kilmaine man had a great year in 2020, being one of the young players that are bringing great hope for the future of Mayo football. He displayed…
  • Feb 21, 2021

    LISTEN: Ballagh's fundraiser for Barretstown

    Ballaghaderreen GAA Club has come up with a novel fundraiser for Barretstown children's charity. The organisation based in Co.Kildare offers free therapeutic recreation for children with cancer and other serious illnesses. To be in with the chance to win a…
  • Feb 21, 2021

    LISTEN: Eamonn O'Hara says Mayo could have got four All-Stars

    Former Sligo footballer Eamonn O'Hara joined Midwest Sport to discuss the PWC All-Star awards. The Tourlestrane clubman acknowledged the seismic success of Dublin, saying we're in an era of watching the capital's best team ever. He admitted to being a bit…
  • Feb 21, 2021

    LISTEN: Mayo's Champion 15 hurlers on Sunday Sport

    Mayo hurlers Shane Boland and Cathal Freeman were honoured as part of the GAA's Champions 15 Team of the Year 2020. The Tooreen men were selected at left half forward and left corner back respectively for their dynamic displays throughout the season. The two…
  • Feb 21, 2021

    LISTEN: Claremorris Showjumper Cian Goggins on his success this week in Spain

    Claremorris Showjumper Cian Goggins has had a terrific week at the Sunshine Tour in Spain. He won the six year old Sunshine Tour in Spain during the week and finished sixth this morning in another prestigious event. The Mayo man was on board Castleforbes…
  • Feb 21, 2021

    Cora Staunton records four goal haul in AFLW

    Mayo’s Cora Staunton notched up a tally of four goals to help Greater Western Sydney Giants to a 48-28 victory over West Coast Eagles in the Women’s AFL. The Carnacon footballer scored the hosts' first two goals in the space of two minutes before adding two…
  • Feb 21, 2021

    Connacht Rugby launch fundraising initiative

    Connacht Rugby and Bank of Ireland have announced the launch of For The Love of the Club fundraising initiative this coming St Patrick’s Day, March 17th, and will last for one week until March 24th. For the Love of the Club is a virtual 5K or 10K fundraising…
  • Feb 21, 2021

    Success for Mayo athlete at the National Indoor Arena

    Mayo athlete Michael Walsh was in impressive form at yesterday’s Irish Life Health Elite Micro Meet at the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena. The Women’s Shot Put saw the Swinford native impress in her season opener with a 15.17 throw. Women’s shot put…
  • Feb 20, 2021

    Connacht power to bonus point win over Cardiff Blues

    Connacht beat Cardiff Blues 32-17 in Galway tonight, to remain second in Conference B of the PRO14. Alex Wootton scored two tries for Andy Friend's side to make him the competition's top try scorer with nine. Ballina man Dave Heffernan produced a stunning…
  • Feb 20, 2021

    Galway hurler Daithi Burke picks up an All-Star Award

    All-Ireland champions Limerick have swept up at the 2020 PwC GPA All-Star Awards. A record-equaling nine of John Kiely's side were included in the team of the year after they won their second All-Ireland in three years. All-Ireland finalists Waterford won…
  • Feb 20, 2021

    Oisin Mullin crowned Young Footballer of the Year

    Mayo’s Oisin Mullin has won the 2020 Young Footballer of the Year award. The kilmaine man was up against his team mates Eoghan McLaughlin & Tommy Conroy for the award. Brian Fenton has been named Footballer of the Year for the 2020 season at the PwC All-Star…
  • Feb 20, 2021

    Three Mayo footballers vying for Young POTY Award

    A Mayo footballer will win the Young Footballer of the Year Award at the PWC All-Stars this evening. The trio of Oisin Mullin, Tommy Conroy and Eoghan McLaughlin are all vying for the gong. Meanwhile, Cillian O'Connor is in contention to pick up Footballer of…
  • Feb 20, 2021

    Mayo athlete continues quest towards Tokyo qualification this afternoon

    All eyes turn to the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena this weekend as Ireland’s top athletes return to competition at the Irish Life Health Elite Micro Meet today and tomorrow. The event which received Government approval via the Sport Ireland Expert Group…
  • Feb 19, 2021

    Success for Mayo Showjumper in Spain

    Claremorris Showjumper Cian Goggins won the six year old Sunshine Tour in Spain yesterday. The Mayo man was on board Castleforbes Fedora to win the ranking event.
  • Feb 19, 2021

    Irish Horse Racing to feature on TG4 for seven consecutive weekends starting next month

    Irish horseracing will feature on TG4 for seven consecutive weekends as the channel today announced a significant increase in its racing coverage for 2021. TG4 have covered the annual Listowel Festival for the past 16 years and broke new ground with a live…
  • Feb 19, 2021

    Connacht welcome back key players for tomorrow's clash with Cardiff

    The action from the Guinness PRO14 Championship will recommence this weekend with all teams back in action for Round 12 after a break in the competition. Connacht will be the only Irish team to play at home this weekend with Ulster, Munster and Leinster all…
  • Feb 19, 2021

    Two Mayo Players currently in top five Irish in AFLW

    After three rounds of the AFL Women's league there are two Mayo players at the top of the Irish Player of the Year Leader board. Aileen Gilroy is in second position while Cora Staunton is currently placed fifth with Tipperary's Aisling McCarthy leading the…
  • Feb 19, 2021

    Two Mayo players included in the All-Stars TOTY 2020

    Mayo's Cillian O'Connor and Oisin Mullin have been named in the PWC All-Stars Team of the Year for the 2020 season. All-Ireland senior football champions Dublin have collected nine of the 15 places on offer. Midfielder Brian Fenton, who has never lost a…
  • Feb 18, 2021

    Connacht entertain Cardiff this Saturday in Guinness PRO-14

    Connacht head coach Andy Friend says that the breakdown will be a key area of battle when his side entertain The Cardiff Blues this Saturday at 7:35 PM in the Guinness PRO14. In the reverse fixture — a 29-7 victory for the Welsh team in Newport last October —…
  • Feb 18, 2021

    Roisín Molloy of Kiltimagh/Knock Utd signs for Athlone Town Ladies

    Roisín Molloy of Kiltimagh Knock United has become the latest Mayo player to sign for Athlone Town Ladies AFC. The Mayo club says Roisín was an integral part of the Kiltimagh / Knock United U-19 ladies squad in 2019 and 2020 and featured for the senior ladies…
  • Feb 17, 2021

    Mayo dart player loses out this afternoon in winning 2 year tour card

    Mayo’s Martin Heneghan failed to qualify this afternoon in winning a 2-year tour card at the Professional Darts Corporation's Qualifying school in London Martin from Roundfort narrowly lost out to fellow Irishman Shane McGuirk despite hitting 4 x 180s in what…
  • Feb 17, 2021

    All-Star awards will be televised on Saturday evening, with plenty of Mayo interest

    RTÉ will televise a remote presentation of the 2020 All Star awards this Saturday night, in line with Covid-19 restrictions. The All-Star hurling team and the Footballer and Hurler of the Year winners will be revealed during the show, with the football…
  • Feb 17, 2021

    24 participants named for LGFA's Learn to Lead Female Leadership programme

    24 participants have been revealed for the LGFA's second Learn to Lead Female Leadership programme. The programme was devised to develop the next generation of female leaders within Ladies Gaelic Programme. The course will once again be delivered by experts…
  • Feb 17, 2021

    Big performance needed today from Mayo's Martin Heneghan

    A big performance is needed today from Mayo's Martin Heneghan if he's to succeed in winning a 2-year tour card at the Professional Darts Corporation's Qualifying school in London. Martin from Roundfort lost out to Stephen Gallimore of England by 6-3 yesterday…
  • Feb 16, 2021

    Quinn Roux to undergo surgery this week

    Quinn Roux has been ruled out of the remainder of the Six Nations and is not expected back in action until at least May. The 30-year old is to undergo surgery this week on a shoulder injury which he picked up just prior to the start of the Six Nations against…
  • Feb 16, 2021

    Three players released back to Connacht for Pro-14 match on Saturday

    Ireland rugby head coach Andy Farrell has retained a 24-man squad for a two-day training camp this week. Twelve players have been released back to their provinces ahead of this weekend's Guinness PRO14 action - including Bundee Aki, Ultan Dillane and Dave…
  • Feb 16, 2021

    GAA reports €34.1 million deficit for 2020

    The G-A-A today has reported a deficit at national level of 34.1 million euro after 2020 revenue was badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The loss at central level is 27.1 million euro, with an additional 7 million euro deficits at county and provincial level…
  • Feb 16, 2021

    Young Mayo GAA fans invited to design new alternative jersey

    Elvery’s Sport are giving Mayo fans between the ages of 4 and 14 the chance to design the 2021 alternative kit. Simply download and print out the template from their website, complete your design, take a photo of it and send it to marketing2@elverys.ie.…
  • Feb 16, 2021

    100K for Roscommon LGFA underway since Sunday

    Players, coaches and officers associated with Roscommon LGFA are taking part in a fundraising initiative between now and St Patrick's Day. The 100k for Roscommon LGFA, which started on Valentine's Day, aims to raise vital funds to ensure county and club teams…
  • Feb 15, 2021

    Two Mayo hurlers included in the GAA Champions 15 Team for 2020

    Two Mayo Hurlers have been included in the GAA’s Champions 15 team of 2020. Cathal Freeman and Shane Boland both get the nod at corner back and wing forward respectively following their powerful displays in the Nicky Rackard Cup. The team is selected based on…
  • Feb 15, 2021

    Mayo man continues quest to earn a PDC tour card

    A Mayo darts player is continuing his quest to compete with the world’s top players. Martin Heneghan from Roundfort in south Mayo is vying to win a two-year tour card at the Professional Darts Corporation’s Qualifying School in London. He suffered his first…
  • Feb 14, 2021

    LISTEN: Shane Carthy talks about his struggle with depression

    Dublin footballer Shane Carthy has opened up about his struggle with his mental health. The three-time All-Ireland winner seemed to all to be living the perfect life, but inside he was consumed by depression. The Portmarnock man believed suicide was his only…
  • Feb 14, 2021

    LISTEN: Recently retired Mayo footballer Chris Barrett

    Recently retired Mayo footballer Chris Barrett joined Michael D. McAndrew on Sunday Sport this afternoon. The Belmullet spoke about his decision to hang up his inter-county boots and reflected on his 13 seasons in the green and red.
  • Feb 14, 2021

    LISTEN: Mayo GAA IT Officer on providing support to clubs in the county

    The Mayo GAA IT Officer Michael Lang joined us on Sunday Sport this afternoon to discuss his role in more detail. The Tourmakeady club man says his role is making clubs aware that support exits and is part of a national forum with other IT officers where…
  • Feb 14, 2021

    LISTEN: Mikal O'Boyle Irish Volleyball Vice Captain

    Mayo volleyball captain, Mikal O'Boyle, has been made the new vice-captain of the Irish National team. The Knock based star has been to the forefront in the promotion of Volleyball in the west since she moved here from the United States. Mikal joined Michael…
  • Feb 14, 2021

    LISTEN: Sligo Rovers Star David Cawley looking ahead to the new season

    Sligo Rovers Star David Cawley joined us on Sunday Sport this afternoon to chat about the upcoming season. The Ballina man is looking forward to the season ahead and has been speaking about the terrific young players from Mayo that are making an impact at the…
  • Feb 14, 2021

    LISTEN: Your County, Your Colours, Your Support initiative for frontline workers

    A former Galway footballer has come up with an initiative to acknowledge the sacrifices of frontline workers over the past year. Galway Bay FM's GAA commentator Tommy Devane has asked all thirty-two counties to supply one county jersey accompanied by a short…
  • Feb 14, 2021

    Ballintubber GAA launch fundraising draw with the chance to win a brand new car

    Ballintubber GAA have launched an exciting new fundraising draw. The first Prize is a brand new Peugot 3008 Allure 1.5 Diesel from JJ Burkes Car Sales. Second prize is €1000 Cash and third prize is one Night B&B Stay in the beautiful Ashford Castle. There are…
  • Feb 14, 2021

    Over 4,000 people take part in the first ever Colm Horkan Run

    Around four thousand people took part in the first ever Colm Horkan Run this weekend. The Irish Army 62nd Infantry Group, Charlestown Sarsfields GAA and East Mayo Athletics Club were all involved in the Colm Horkan Memorial Run. The late Detective Garda Colm…
  • Feb 14, 2021

    "We can't bubble our players"- GAA Director of Communications Alan Milton

    The loss of elite status for Gaelic Games, the effect of Covid-19 on the GAA's fixture schedule and the current ambitions for the 2021 season were all discussed on Sunday Sport by the Director of Communications at the GAA Alan Milton. He told Midwest Radio's…
  • Feb 14, 2021

    LISTEN: New Laochra Na Rásaíochta series to air on TG4

    TG4 and Touchline Media are delighted to announce that a new horseracing series ‘Laochra Na Rásaíochta’, featuring some of Ireland’s greatest National Hunt horses, has been specially commissioned by TG4 and will commence on Thursday February 18th with a…
  • Feb 12, 2021

    Donelon pens new contract with Sligo Rovers

    Regan Donelon has signed a new contract with Sligo Rovers for the 2021 campaign. The 24-year-old made his first-team debut in 2014 having previously been an academy player. Donelon has been an important player for Rovers and will begin his eighth season as a…
  • Feb 12, 2021

    Roscommon manager disappointed at GAA's loss of elite status

    Roscommon football manager Anthony Cunningham is disappointed that GAA players have lost their status as elite sportspeople. The Galway native said players see themselves on a par with athletes working for Olympic qualification and professional soccer teams…
  • Feb 11, 2021

    Dermot Earley Jnr speaks out about his experience of cancer on TG4 programme tonight

    All-Star Footballer Dermot Earley junior will be featured on tonight's episode of Laochra Gael on TG4. The former Kildare star will speak about following in the footsteps of his father- legendary Roscommon footballer Dermot Earley senior - former Chief of…
  • Feb 11, 2021

    Colm Horkan Memorial Run this Sunday

    The Irish Army 62nd Infantry Group, Charlestown Sarsfields GAA and East Mayo Athletics Club will hold the inaugural Colm Horkan Memorial Run this Sunday, February 14. The late Detective Garda Colm Horkan was tragically killed in the line of duty in the early…
  • Feb 10, 2021

    GAA say all activity will not be permitted until Easter at the earliest

    The GAA say all activity - including training - will not be permitted until Easter at the earliest. It follows a meeting with government officials this week. It’s also been decided that inter-county games are not permitted under the level-5 restrictions in…
  • Feb 10, 2021

    Romeo Parkes returns to Sligo this weekend

    Romeo Parkes will travel to Sligo this weekend to begin a quarantine period before joining up with the Rovers squad for pre-season training. In recent days Romeo formally became a US citizen, and also completed the process to rejoin the Bit O'Red. It was…
  • Feb 10, 2021

    Leitrim supporters raise over €100,000 for inter-county teams

    Leitrim supporters at home and abroad have shown how much they value their inter-county teams by raising over €100,000 in the "50 Miles in January" challenge. Supporters ran, walked or soloed 50 miles in the January weather, and the original target was…
  • Feb 09, 2021

    SSE Airtricity League fixtures confirmed

    The men’s SSE Airtricity First Division fixtures for the 2021 season were confirmed yesterday, with one vacant place for a club awaiting a licence. The First Division campaign is set to start on Friday, 26th of March as Cork City welcoming Cobh Ramblers,…
  • Feb 09, 2021

    SSE Airtricity Women's National League fixtures confirmed

    The SSE Airtricity Women’s National League fixtures for the 2021 season have been confirmed. It begins on Saturday the 27th of March, with nine teams involved in the top tier once again. In the first round of fixtures Peamount face Wexford, Bohemians host…
  • Feb 08, 2021

    Galway U20 boss predicts end of Dublin's reign

    Galway U-20 manager Donal Ó Fátharta believes Dublin’s six-year hold on Sam Maguire may loosen “in the next year or two”. The Tribesman underage boss thinks his own county is not ‘without a chance’ of toppling Dessie Farrell’s men. The An Spidéal clubman says…
  • Feb 08, 2021

    Westport GAA invite consultation on their new five year plan

    Westport GAA are inviting all their members to contribute to a new club plan. In 2013 they launched their first 5 year strategic plan for the club. To build on this progress and develop further, the club are now preparing a Strategic Club Plan 2021 - 2026 for…
  • Feb 07, 2021

    LISTEN: Mayo native on being crowned UCD Player of the Season

    Mayo native Paul Doyle was been crowned UCD Player of the Year for the 2020 season earlier this week. The former Westport United & Fahy Rovers man has been with UCD since 2018. The central midfielder is an integral player for the students who finished third…
  • Feb 07, 2021

    LISTEN: Mayo GAA Bord na nOg Chairman Daithi Gallagher

    Mayo GAA Bord na Og Chairman Daithi Gallagher joined Midwest Radio's Sunday Sport Show today to chat about behind the scenes work in returning to play. He says it is impossible to know when underage football will return but says the dialogue with clubs has…
  • Feb 07, 2021

    Ballinrobe's Sarah Quinn talks European Indoors, Olympics and more

    Ballinrobe athlete and Olympic hopeful Sarah Quinn joined John Morley on the Sunday Sports Show this afternoon. The St Colman's Athletics Club sprinter talked about her spraint wrist, the cancellation of the National Indoor Championship, the route to Tokyo…
  • Feb 07, 2021

    Mayo Football League Chairman says they were left with no other option but to void the 2020 Season

    Mayo Football League Chairman Gerry Sweeney joined us on Sunday Sport this afternoon following yesterday's announcement that the 2020 Mayo League has been officially voided. In a statement from the league they say the 2020 season has “hung in the balance” for…
  • Feb 07, 2021

    Sligo Rovers sign versatile defender ahead of the start of the new season

    Sligo Rovers have signed Colm Horgan ahead of the start of the new SSE Airtricity League season. The defender played for Derry City last season, and is the latest addition at the Showgrounds after the arrival of Walter Figueira last month. The versatile…
  • Feb 07, 2021

    LISTEN: Crossmolina Showjumper Jonathan Gordon on his Grand Prix success

    International Showjumper Jonathan Gordon joined Midwest Sport this afternoon to chat about his career to date and looking forward to his plans for 2021. The Crossmolina native on board his 10-year-old mare Dorotheental’s Classica stormed to victory in the…
  • Feb 07, 2021

    Mayo rugby international will travel to the UK amid concussion issues

    Ireland number eight Caelan Doris will travel to the UK this week to see a neurologist for his ongoing issues around concussion, according to The Irish Independent. The Lacken native was released from the Ireland camp last week after a full contact session…
  • Feb 06, 2021

    Mayo League officially voids the 2020 Season

    The 2020 Mayo League has been officially voided. In a statement from the league this afternoon they say the 2020 season has “hung in the balance” for a number of months due to the current pandemic. In order to alleviate the uncertainty the League Management…
  • Feb 06, 2021

    Galway Ladies manager keen to get stuck into his new role

    By DECLAN ROONEY There has been plenty of change in the West this season, but new Galway manager Gerry Fahy knows he is taking charge of team within striking distance of TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship glory. Rivals Mayo appointed former county player…
  • Feb 06, 2021

    Mayo GAA Referees row in behind the Colm Horkan Run

    The team of Mayo GAA referees are backing the first Colm Horkan run in conjunction with Charlestown Sarsfields GAA. After they participated in the hugely successful fundraiser roar for Ruairi back in May the Mayo referees have decided to get behind…
  • Feb 06, 2021

    Connacht win away to Dragons

    Connacht got the weekend of Irish-Welsh contests off to a winning start last night. Andy Friend's side came away from Rodney Parade with a bonus point, beating the Dragons 30-points to 20. Connacht remain second in Conference B of the Pro 14.
  • Feb 05, 2021

    Mayo Ladies Manager confirms additional backroom team members

    Having just been appointed as the new Mayo Ladies Senior Football Manager, Michael Moyles has this week moved to finalise his backroom team. The Management team will consist of: - Aiden McLoughlin - Administrator/Selector - Marita McDonald- Selector - Tom…
  • Feb 05, 2021

    Hockey Ireland abandon this season's leagues

    Hockey Ireland have abandoned this season's EY Hockey Leagues due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions. Irish hockey's governing body's chairperson Eric Brady says it's "disappointing" for clubs and players but they were running out of time to get the leagues…
  • Feb 05, 2021

    Ireland name their side to face Wales on Sunday

    Ireland head-coach Andy Farrell has named his team to face Wales in their Guinness Six Nations opener on Sunday. Munster's Tadhg Beirne has been selected in the second-row with Josh van der Flier selected at openside flanker. James Lowe has got the nod to…
  • Feb 05, 2021

    GAA set to end practice of joint-captains accepting cups together

    The GAA is set to prohibit the practice of joint-captains accepting cups together in official presentations after finals. Central Council has approved an amendment to an existing rule governing such presentations by adding that "joint captains are not…
  • Feb 05, 2021

    Connacht aim to consolidate second place in Conference B

    Connacht can consolidate second place in Conference B in the PRO 14 this evening. Andy Friend's side are away to the Dragons, with a 7.35pm kickoff in Newport. It will be a milestone evening for Irish internationals Jack Carty and Finlay Bealham, who will…
  • Feb 04, 2021

    Mayo man crowned UCD player of the year

    Westport native Paul Doyle has been crowned UCD Player of the Year for the 2020 season. The former Westport United & Fahy Rovers man has been with UCD since 2018. The central midfielder is an integral player for the students who finished third in the first…
  • Feb 04, 2021

    Connacht name their side for tomorrow's clash with Dragons

    Finlay Bealham and Jack Carty will both line out for Connacht for the 150th time in tomorrow's Guinness PRO14 fixture away to Dragons. Both Irish internationals are products of the Connacht Academy, with Carty making his Pro debut in September 2012 and…
  • Feb 04, 2021

    Mayo GAA hosting a webinar with Tom Parsons

    Mayo GAA Coaching & Games have announced the third in their series of webinars to aid in the development of youth players and coaches. The third webinar is with Tom Parsons and the topic is exploring mental resiliency in sport and life. It will take place on…
  • Feb 04, 2021

    Kiltimagh Knock Utd fundraising challenge

    The Kiltimagh/ Knock United senior men's team are swapping their football boots for runner this month, in support of two local causes. They're taking on a running challenge, with a target of 1,500 km, to be completed during February. Over the course of this…
  • Feb 03, 2021

    LGFA announce winners of their Volunteer of the Year Awards

    The Ladies Gaelic Football Association is pleased to announce the winners of the prestigious 2020 LGFA Volunteer of the Year Awards, in association with currentaccount.ie. Administrators, coaches and media are among those honoured across ten categories, with…
  • Feb 03, 2021

    Galway United teenager signs for English Premier League side

    Galway United’s Dara Costelloe has signed for Premier League side Burnley’s academy. The Limerick teenager joined the under 15's at Eamonn Deacy Park in 2017 He made his first team debut the following year at 15 years of age against Finn Harps.
  • Feb 02, 2021

    Sligo Rovers take on Dundalk in first of their Premier Division fixtures

    Sligo Rovers manager Liam Buckley feels the opening day fixture against Dundalk will be a challenging encounter, and the release of the list of games will focus minds ahead of the new campaign. The Lilywhites will visit the Showgrounds on 20th March in…
  • Feb 02, 2021

    Virtual tour available of Sligo Rovers' outdoor museum

    Despite the gates to the ground being closed due to Covid-19, Sligo Rovers have produced a virtual tour of their outdoor museum at the Showgrounds so people can learn about the history of the club. The museum, which was officially opened in October 2019, is…
  • Feb 02, 2021

    Mayo native set to miss Ireland's Six Nations opener through injury

    Mayo native Caelan Doris is set to miss out on Ireland’s Six Nations opener against Wales. The Lacken man and Connacht’s Quinn Roux are both ruled out through injury. Doris has flagged some symptoms that the IRFU claim "could be associated with concussion".…
  • Feb 02, 2021

    Mayo footballer stars in LGFA fitness mini-series

    A Mayo senior footballer is one of two ladies players creating weekly workout videos through the LGFA. Kathryn Sullivan’s six-week series begins with core work-out exercises this Thursday. The Castlebar Mitchels star works alongside Mayo GAA legend Andy Moran…
  • Feb 02, 2021

    GAA hasn't ruled out March start date for the National Leagues

    The GAA has said it would be irresponsible for counties to return to collective training at this time, but the Association hasn't ruled out the National Leagues starting in March. The organisation's COVID 19 advisory group will reconvene in a fortnight.
  • Feb 02, 2021

    IRFU considering joint bid for the 2031 World Cup

    Ireland is engaged in talks with the English, Welsh and Scottish unions about a joint bid for the 2031 World Cup. Ireland bid for the 2023 competition, but lost out to France. Australia are seen as front runners for the 2027 tournament.
  • Feb 01, 2021

    Richard Brush rejoins Sligo Rovers for a fourth time

    Richard Brush has joined Sligo Rovers for a fourth time after two-and-a-half years with Premiership club Cliftonville. The 36-year-old goalkeeper first joined the Bit O'Red 15 years ago and last played for them in 2015. Brush will compete with Ireland…
  • Feb 01, 2021

    Mayo's Luke McNicholas joins Harps on loan from Sligo

    Mayo’s Luke McNicholas has joined Finn Harps on a half-season loan deal from Sligo Rovers. The Balla native signed a new two-year contract last week. He has been number two goalkeeper at The Showgrounds for the last 18 months. The 21-year-old expressed a…
  • Feb 01, 2021

    FAI present LOI clubs with proposed financial package

    The FAI will present League of Ireland clubs with a proposed financial package today ahead of the new season, which is due to start in March. FAI CEO Jonathan Hill will hold a conference call with clubs this morning.
  • Jan 31, 2021

    Davitts GAA club finalises management teams for 2021

    Davitts GAA Club have finalised their new Senior and Junior management teams for the coming season. The Ballindine club has selected Paul Carey as their new senior manager with a backroom team of JP Kirrane, Shane Mitchell, Tom Murphy & Colm Boyle. The junior…
  • Jan 31, 2021

    LISTEN: The Colm Horkan Memorial Run

    The Colm Horkan Memorial Run will take place on Sunday February 14th. This is a virtual run, walk, treadmill or cycle challenge and can take place anywhere in the world at you own pace. The idea for this run stemmed from members of the Irish 62nd Infantry…
  • Jan 31, 2021

    LISTEN: Shane Curran on Sunday Sport

    Former Roscommon goalkeeper Shane Curran joined Midwest Sport this afternoon to reflect on his career after he appeared on TG4’s Laochra Gael programme during the week. The iconic GAA documentary documents some of the game's greatest ever characters, with…
  • Jan 31, 2021

    Listen: Achill's Adam Dempsey on his move to professional boxing

    Achill based boxer Adam Dempsey has made the decision to turn pro. The 20-year-old officially signed his contract with Shamrock Promotions under his new manager Mervyn Turner and new coach Mark Byrne. Adam and his family moved to Derreens nine years ago to…
  • Jan 31, 2021

    LISTEN: Mayo Darts player Martin Heneghan on Sunday Sport

    One of Mayo and Ireland's most successful darts players is considering if he will enter the Professional Darts Corporation's (PDC) Qualifying School in February in an attempt to win a coveted two-year tour card. Martin Heneghan from Roundfort has enjoyed much…
  • Jan 31, 2021

    LISTEN: New Mayo Ladies Manager Michael Moyles

    The new Mayo Ladies Senior Football manager Michael Moyles joined Michael D McAndrew on the Sunday Sport Show this afternoon. The Crossmolina native takes over from Peter Leahy who stepped down as manager two weeks ago to link up with the Meath U20…
  • Jan 31, 2021

    "It wasn't an easy decision to make"- Keith Higgins on his retirement from inter-county football

    Keith Higgins joined Michael D. McAndrew on the Sunday Sports Show this afternoon to discuss his retirement from Inter County football. The 35 year old made his first of 90 appearances for Mayo against Dublin in the National League in 2005. He made 75…
  • Jan 31, 2021

    LISTEN: Galway United Star Gary Boylan from Belmullet on Sunday Sport

    Recent Galway United signing Gary Boylan joined Midwest Radio’s Sport Show this afternoon to discuss his move to the Tribesmen and his hopes for the season. The 24-year-old Belmullet man joined Galway at the end of November after a year playing Gaelic…
  • Jan 30, 2021

    Michael Moyles appointed Mayo Ladies manager

    Michael Moyles has been announced as the new Mayo Ladies Senior Football manager. The Crossmolina native takes over from Peter Leahy who stepped down as manager two weeks ago to link up with the Meath U20 footballers. Moyles has coached and managed at various…
  • Jan 30, 2021

    National Indoor Championships cancelled due to Level 5 restrictions

    Athletics Ireland have confirmed that next month's National Indoor Championships have been cancelled. They've reached the decision due to level-five COVID-19 restrictions being extended until March the 5th. While elite athletes have been granted exemptions to…
  • Jan 30, 2021

    Burrishoole GAA mourns the death of young clubman Patrick Conway

    The Burrishoole GAA community is mourning the death of young clubman Patrick Conway. Patrick won an u16 County and u16 West mayo title with the club. He had an outstanding performance in last year’s Minor campaign and also made a brief appearance on the…
  • Jan 30, 2021

    Galway United announce the signing of Conor McCormack

    Galway United have announced the signing of Conor McCormack. The 30-year-old arrives at Eamonn Deacy Park from Premier Division outfit Derry City. The decorated midfielder has a lengthy list of honours, having won two Premier Division titles and two FAI Cups…
  • Jan 29, 2021

    Mayo goalkeeper signs new two year contract with Sligo Rovers

    Luke McNicholas has signed a new contract with Sligo Rovers, committing his future to the club for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. The Balla native, who turned 21 earlier this month, is highly-regarded at The Showgrounds. McNicholas has been with the club for six…
  • Jan 29, 2021

    Republic of Ireland hoping to recruit the son a Ballyhaunis man who is garnering a lot of attention in La Liga

    Republic of Ireland under-21 boss Jim Crawford is hopeful that John Joe Patrick Finn will declare for Ireland. The teenager, who was previously in Real Madrid's academy, made his La Liga debut for Getafe last month. He also qualifies for England, Spain and…
  • Jan 29, 2021

    Kiltimagh GAA ratify clubman Damien Gallagher as their new senior manager

    Damien Gallagher had been ratified as Kiltimagh GAA club’s new Senior Football Manager. He has represented and captained Kiltimagh in the past and is joined by a strong team of selectors. In is backroom team are Darren Byrne, Sean D. Mahon and Michael Moran,…
  • Jan 29, 2021

    Oisin Mullin misses out on RTE Young Sportsperson of the Year award

    Mayo’s Oisin Mullin missed out on the RTE Sports awards Young Sportsperson of the Year accolade. Oisin O'Callaghan picked up the gong after claiming a first ever downhill gold for Ireland at the Junior World Mountain Bike Championships in Austria. It was…
  • Jan 29, 2021

    Former Mayo footballer from the 1950's era dies in America

    A Mayo Gaelic footballer from the 1950’s era has died in America. Fr Jimmy O’Grady came on as a substitute for the county team in the 1955 All-Ireland SFC semi-final replay against Dublin. He was captain of the St Nathy’s College team that was crowned…
  • Jan 29, 2021

    Two Mayo Gaelic Footballers receive LIT Sports Scholarship

    Two Mayo Gaelic Footballers and a Sligo soccer player were among 78 students that received the Limerick Institute of Technology Sports Scholarship this academic year. Mayo’s Seán Óg Tigue and Ciarán Gavin and Sligo’s Megan Masterson were among the students…
  • Jan 28, 2021

    Sligo Rovers have signed Walter Figueira

    Sligo Rovers have added more firepower ahead of the 2021 season. They've snapped up Walter Figueira from Derry City. The 25-year old scored four goals in nineteen league games last season.
  • Jan 28, 2021

    New Mayo Ladies Manager expected to be announced at the weekend

    Interviews for the vacant Mayo Ladies Football manager position will take place on Saturday. The closing date for applications was yesterday evening and it's understood a new manager will be announced over the weekend. The position became vacant after Peter…
  • Jan 28, 2021

    Andy Friend signs new deal with Connacht

    Andy Friend has signed a new deal with Connacht, keeping him at the province until 2023. The Australian took over in the summer of 2018 and has guided the Western outfit to two Champions Cup qualifications. Connacht currently lie second in Conference B of the…
  • Jan 28, 2021

    Gerry Fahy appointed new Galway Ladies manager

    Gerry Fahy has been appointed as the new Galway Ladies football manager. The Glinsk native who was ratified last night succeeds Tim Rabbitt in the role. Fahy was part of the Galway backroom team last year and previously managed the Galway U21 men's side which…
  • Jan 27, 2021

    GAA to meet next week to discuss the new start date for Allianz Leagues

    The GAA will meet next week to discuss what the extended Covid 19 restrictions will mean for the inter county season. As things stand, there's no plan to restructure the Leagues, but they may not start until the end of March. Counties are set to be given at…
  • Jan 26, 2021

    Former Galway United boss set to move into hurling management

    Former Galway United manager Shane Keegan is set for a move into hurling management. Laois Today are reporting that the current member of the Dundalk FC backroom team will take charge of the 2019 county senior champions Rathdowney Errill for the new campaign.…
  • Jan 26, 2021

    All-Ireland finals may be delayed until August

    It's feared the All Ireland finals will be delayed until August. With the country set to remain under level 5 coronavirus restrictions, it will have a serious impact on the GAA calendar. The GAA suspended all activity - even elite games - for the latest…
  • Jan 26, 2021

    Connacht GAA CEO calls for inter-county training to be capped

    Connacht GAA CEO John Prenty says the Covid-19 pandemic has helped the association find a new formula for the years ahead. In his annual report to the provincial convention, the Ballyhaunis native suggests the split season template, match-day panels of 26,…
  • Jan 25, 2021

    Mayo's Jonathan Gordon wins the Belgian Grand Prix

    Mayo’s Jonathan Gordon won the Belgian Grand Prix at the weekend. He stormed to victory aboard the 10-year-old mare Dorotheental’s Classica in Sunday’s two-star Grand Prix at Lier One of nine combinations to make it through to the jump-off, the Crossmolina…
  • Jan 25, 2021

    Four Connacht players included in Six Nations squad

    Head coach Andy Farrell has named a 36 man Ireland squad for the Six Nations. Four Connacht Players receive the call-up, Bundee Aki, Quinn Roux, Dave Heffernan and Ultane Dillane. Two Mayo natives are represented in the squad, Dave Heffernan and Caelan Doris.…
  • Jan 25, 2021

    Carnacon star McHale open to Mayo return

    Carnacon footballer Fiona McHale says she would be open to playing inter-county football for Mayo again. Players from the club left the panel in 2018 following a dispute with management. Peter Leahy stepped down as Mayo manager earlier this year to join the…
  • Jan 25, 2021

    Colm Boyle to stay on with Mayo in 2021

    There’s some good news for Mayo football supporters, as Colm Boyle looks set to stay with the county footballers for at least another season. This was confirmed to Midwest Sport by his Davitt’s clubmate Mickey Conroy. He confirmed the news while paying…
  • Jan 24, 2021

    Carnacon footballer Fiona McHale on Sunday Sport

    Former Mayo footballer Fiona McHale joined Michael D. McAndrew on the Sunday Sports Show this afternoon. Fiona is the Vice-chair of Next Gen, a developmental platform which aims to connect young GPA and WGPA members with the resources to influence positive…
  • Jan 24, 2021

    Connacht Hockey appeal for help to develop the sport

    Members of Connacht Hockey joined Michael D. McAndrew on the Sunday Sports show as they continue their campaign to develop the sport across the west. It is part of the Misneach le Cheile initiative, which aims to get new facilities for women and men in the…
  • Jan 24, 2021

    Connacht surrender 12 point lead to lose at home to Ospreys

    Connacht were defeated by Ospreys 26 points to 20 in of their Guinness PRO14 game at the Sportsground. Alex Wootton and Paul Boyle went over the line for Andy Friend's side. Conor Fitzgerald sent both conversions through the posts as well as two penalties.…
  • Jan 24, 2021

    LISTEN: Seamus O'Shea on Sunday Sport

    Seamus O'Shea spoke to Midwest Sport where he reflected his inter-county career. In his 13 seasons in the senior squad he made a total of 96 appearances. The 35-year-old made his senior team debut in the National Football League against Derry in 2008 and the…
  • Jan 24, 2021

    Listen: Ballinrobe's Connacht Rugby star Matthew Burke

    Connacht Rugby player Matthew Burke joined Michael D. McAndrew on the Sunday Sports Show this afternoon. Born in Lewisham, London, the 23-year-old prop grew up in Ballinrobe and currently represents Corinthians in the All-Ireland League. Matthew first began…
  • Jan 24, 2021

    LISTEN: Newly appointed Mayo U17 manager Sean Deane

    Sean Deane says he is privileged to be appointed the new Mayo Minor football manager. The Bangor Erris native who is now a member of Breaffy GAA was ratified as the new manager during the week and says he is excited to get stuck into the role. Sean joined…
  • Jan 24, 2021

    Mickey Conroy pays tribute to 'unbelievable servant' Keith Higgins

    Former Mayo footballer Mickey Conroy says Keith Higgins retirement from inter-county football was 'sad news to get because he was an unbelievable servant'. The Davitts clubman is a first cousin of 'Zippy' and says he was surprised that the Ballyhaunis man…
  • Jan 24, 2021

    LISTEN: Mayo GAA Chairman Liam Moffatt on Sunday Sport

    Mayo GAA Chairman Liam Moffatt joined Midwest Radio Sport this afternoon to discuss the recent Mayo retirements, managerial appointments, the current financial implications on the county as a result of the pandemic as well as the news which emerged during the…
  • Jan 24, 2021

    LISTEN: Ballyhaunis GAA - "Keith was a class act both on & off the field"

    Keith Higgins has announced his inter-county retirement aged 35. The sixth Mayo player to retire since the beginning of 2021, Higgins tweeted yesterday evening saying "The time has come to step away. It's been an unbelievable journey and an absolute…
  • Jan 23, 2021

    Keith Higgins has called time on his inter-county career

    Keith Higgins has today confirmed his retirement from Inter County football. The 35 year old made his first of 90 appearances against Dublin in the National League in 2005. Keith made 75 Championship appearances , an All Ireland U21 title in '06. He went on…
  • Jan 23, 2021

    Connacht ring in the changes ahead of their clash with Ospreys

    Connacht captain Jarrad Butler returns for their Guinness Pro14 clash with the Ospreys. Coach Andy Friend makes seven changes to the side which lost narrowly to Munster last time out. Butler lines out in a back row which includes Paul Boyle and Conor Oliver.…
  • Jan 23, 2021

    Oisin Mullin nominated for the RTE Young Sportsperson of the Year award

    Mayo’s Oisin Mullin is in contention to win the RTÉ Sport 2020 Young Sportsperson of the Year award. The tenacious Kilmaine clubman is also one of three Mayo players nominated for young footballer of the year. Also nominated for the RTE award are Aaron Hill,…
  • Jan 23, 2021

    Galway United sign Goalkeeper Conor Kearns

    Galway United has announced the signing of Conor Kearns. The 22-year-old goalkeeper has completed a move to the Tribesmen after spells with UCD and St. Patrick's Athletic. The commanding netminder made his first team breakthrough with UCD in 2018 and he…
  • Jan 22, 2021

    TG4 to show matches & highlights from AFLW with five players from Mayo in the league

    TG4 have announced that the station will broadcast weekly matches and highlights from the upcoming Australian Football League Women’s (AFLW) season. The NAB AFL Women’s Competition begins on the last weekend of January with fourteen teams battling it out over…
  • Jan 22, 2021

    Curry native appointed new Sligo Minor manager

    Sligo GAA have appointed Paul Henry as their new Minor manager. The Curry native who is in charge of the U16 team last year takes over the role from Darragh Fallon. Henry will be assisted by Tubbercurry’s Colm McGee, Coolera/Strandhill’s Enda Mitchell,…
  • Jan 22, 2021

    Galway native included in Horse Sport Ireland's Olympic squad

    Horse Sport Ireland’s Eventing High Performance Director Sally Corscadden has announced the updated Tokyo longlist squad and Tokyo 2020 potential squad for this year’s Olympic Games. The list includes Aoife Clark, Galway’s Cathal Daniels, Sarah Ennis, Padraig…
  • Jan 21, 2021

    Portwest agree new five-year sponsorship deal with Mayo GAA

    Mayo GAA has announced Portwest as their latest commercial partner. This new five-year sponsorship agreement will see the Portwest logo on the back of all Mayo jerseys from the start of this season. The new sponsorship agreement was ratified at tonight's…
  • Jan 21, 2021

    Sean Deane appointed new Mayo Minor football manager

    Sean Deane from Breaffy GAA has tonight been appointed as the new Mayo U17 Football manager. Sean's backroom team will consist of former Mayo captain Gary Ruane, Shane Conway, Shane McCann & Danny O'Toole. He has been appointed on a three-year term with a…
  • Jan 21, 2021

    Gary O'Connor moves up as First Team Coach at Galway United

    Galway United have announced the appointment of Gary O'Connor as First Team Coach. John Caulfield has strengthened his backroom staff further after the announcement that Lisa Fallon has joined the club as First Team Head Coach. O'Connor takes up his new role…
  • Jan 21, 2021

    Lisa Fallon appointed First Team Head Coach at Galway United

    Galway United have announced the appointment of Lisa Fallon as First Team Head Coach. The highly-experienced UEFA Pro Licence holder joins the club after successful spells at Chelsea FC, Cork City FC and with Dublin GAA’s Senior Footballers. Fallon was part…
  • Jan 21, 2021

    Galway's Thérèse Maher to feature on tonight's Laochra Gael

    Galway Camogie Star Thérèse Maher will feature on tonight's Laochra Gael programme on TG4. The eighth of eleven children from a famous hurling family, Thérèse stood out from a very young age. She made her Galway debut at just 16, and it seemed that she was…
  • Jan 21, 2021

    Oisin Mullin in a battle to be crowned Young Sports Star of the Year

    Mayo's own Oisin Mullin is locked in a head-to-head battle with soccer player Dara O'Shea for the title of Ireland's Young Sports Star of the Year 2020. The Kilmaine man has had a great year, being one of the young players that is bringing great hope for the…
  • Jan 21, 2021

    Galway's Beibhinn Parsons awarded Rugby Writers Women's Player of the Year

    Béibhinn Parsons has been awarded the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Women’s Player of The Year following her breakthrough season in 2019/2020. The Ballinasloe winger enjoyed a tremendous season with Ireland, while balancing international rugby with her…
  • Jan 21, 2021

    Emlyn Mulligan transfers to St. Mary's GAA in Sligo

    Emlyn Mulligan has transferred to Sligo Club St. Mary's. The 32-year-old captained Melvin Gaels to the Knock-out stages of the Leitrim Senior Championship last season but is now committing to the Sligo club for 2021. St. Mary's are managed by Leitrim man…
  • Jan 20, 2021

    Galway's Jack Glynn named U20 player of the Year

    Galway's Jack Glynn has been named the Eirgrid U20 Player of the Year while Donal Ó Fátharta has won the Manager of the Year award. The Tribesmen captured All-Ireland crown last month by seeing off Dublin by one point in the decider. Galway have six players…
  • Jan 20, 2021

    Mayo GAA looking for stewards to assist with games at MacHale Park

    Mayo GAA will be holding a Training Course for voluntary stewards to assist with the games in MacHale Park in Castlebar and at club pitches in Mayo for 2021 and beyond. When trained, these voluntary stewards will also be available to assist their clubs with…
  • Jan 20, 2021

    Men across Mayo encouraged to sign up to "Men on the Move"

    Mayo Sports Partnership are calling on all men across Mayo who want to improve their mental & physical health, general mood and wellbeing to join their Men on the Move Virtual Programme where you will get weekly calls and advice from a qualified physical…
  • Jan 20, 2021

    Entries open for first Colm Horkan Memorial Run

    Entry is now open for the first Colm Horkan Memorial Run which takes place on 14th February, in memory of the late Detective Garda Colm Horkan from Charlestown. East Mayo AC have teamed up with Charlestown GAA club to organise the run, which is a virtual…
  • Jan 20, 2021

    Caelan Doris presents Ballina Rugby club with his first Ireland jersey

    Ballina Rugby Club received a special delivery this week, as Caelan Doris presented his home club with his first Ireland jersey. Caelan first lined out for Ballina at an Aviva Minis festival in 2010. Ten years later, he won his first international cap for…
  • Jan 19, 2021

    Bundee Aki close to making Connacht return

    Connacht centre Bundee Aki is close to making his return from a knee injury. Aki could yet be fit for Ireland's Six Nations campaign. He also hasn't been ruled out of Connacht's re-fixed Pro14 encounter with the Ospreys at the Sportsground on Sunday. Fellow…
  • Jan 19, 2021

    Irishtown native signs for Athlone Town AFC Ladies

    Irishtown native Abbiegayle Ronayne has signed for Athlone Town AFC Ladies. The former Ballinrobe Town player has previously played for Sligo Rovers Under 17s in 2018 and Galway WFC in 2019, where she was a key player their Under 17 team that won the league…
  • Jan 19, 2021

    Former Tooreen boss Paul Hunt appointed manager of Roscommon club

    Paul Hunt has been appointed manager of the Éire Óg Intermediate Team. Éire Óg GAA club said in a statement last night that they are ‘delighted to welcome’ the former Tooreen boss to James Timothy Park. Paul has played football and hurling with Aughamore,…
  • Jan 19, 2021

    Applications for the Mayo Ladies job open

    Mayo LGFA has invited applications for the role of Mayo Senior Inter County Football Manager. The role requires membership of the LGFA with knowledge of the organisations procedures and policies, a three-year proven track record in management of club and/or…
  • Jan 18, 2021

    Details confirmed for the Connacht U20 & U17 Championships

    Details have been confirmed for the 2021 Connacht U20 Football Championship. The action gets underway on April 3rd when Roscommon host Leitrim at the Quarter final stage. The winners will progress to face Sligo on April 10th while the other semi-final will…
  • Jan 18, 2021

    Ex-Sligo Rovers boss recovering from ICU stint with Covid-19

    Former Sligo Rovers boss Steve Cotterill is recovering in hospital after spending time in intensive care with Covid-19. The current Shrewsbury Town manger's assistant Aaron Wilbraham gave an update on his condition ahead of the side's FA Cup third-round tie…
  • Jan 18, 2021

    LISTEN: Roscommon footballer talks about her experience with Covid-19

    Joanne Cregg (27) is a Roscommon & Michael Glaveys footballer but she is also a Junior Doctor at University Hospital Galway. Joanne was speaking to Tommy about the current situation in the hospital and her own experience when she contracted Covid-19. MidWest…
  • Jan 18, 2021

    LISTEN: Newly elected Mayo LGFA Chairman Des Philips

    The newly elected Chairman of Mayo LGFA Des Philips joined Michael D. McAndrew on the Sunday Sports Show yesterday afternoon. He says that the first and 'most urgent' job for the new County Board is the appointment of a new manager to replace the outgoing…
  • Jan 17, 2021

    LISTEN: Sligo Boxer Aaron Gethins

    Sligo PRO Boxer Aaron Gethins joined Midwest Sport this afternoon to discuss his career to date as well as the disappointment of his fight in Spain being called off later this month. The Sligo Town boxer is optimistic of getting a fight within the next couple…
  • Jan 17, 2021

    LISTEN: New Mayo U20 Manager Maurice Sheridan

    Newly appointed Mayo U20 football manager Maurice Sheridan joined Michael D McAndrew on Sunday Sport for a chat this afternoon. The Balla native was ratified as manager during the week and is looking forward to getting stuck into the role.
  • Jan 17, 2021

    LISTEN: Austin O'Malley on Mayo GAA & exciting webinar he is involved with next week

    Former Mayo footballer Austin O’Malley joined Michael D. McAndrew on Sunday Sport today to talk about the recent Mayo retirements as well as looking ahead to what we can expect in 2021. The Louisburgh native also spoke about a webinar he is involved with as…
  • Jan 17, 2021

    LISTEN: Johnny Carey from Geesala Boxing Club

    Johnny Carey of Geesala Boxing Club received national recognition for his dedicated work with the Club at the virtual 2020 Federation of Irish Sport Volunteers in Sport awards, supported by EBS Mortgage Masters. Johnny Carey is one of the pillars of Geesala…
  • Jan 17, 2021

    LISTEN: Anne McHale of Ballina Braves Basketball Club

    Anne McHale of Ballina Braves Boys Basketball club was among a number of volunteers who was honoured earlier this week at the virtual 2020 Federation of Irish Sports "Volunteers in Sport" Awards. Sports clubs and members of the public were invited late last…
  • Jan 16, 2021

    Galway have seven players nominated for Hurling PWC All-Stars

     All Ireland champions Limerick dominate this year's Hurling PWC All-Stars shortlist. 14 of John Kiely's side are among a total list of 45 with beaten finalists Waterford accounting for 10. Gearoid Hegarty is shortlisted for player of the year alongside…
  • Jan 16, 2021

    New Sligo Ladies management team eager to get 2021 off to a positive start

    By Declan Rooney Let there be no debate: Sligo Ladies were the most fortunate team in football in 2020. TG4 Intermediate Semi-finalists in the previous four years, Sligo lost all three of their Championship games and their five Lidl National Football League…
  • Jan 15, 2021

    Belmullet GAA: Chris was an outstanding Sportsman giving tremendous service to both club & county

    Chris Barrett says he feels "incredibly privileged" to have donned the green and red of Mayo. The corner-back has called time on his inter-county career after 13 years on the panel. During that time, he won seven Connacht titles and an Allianz National league…
  • Jan 15, 2021

    Connacht's postponed clash with Ospreys confirmed for Sunday week

    Connacht players will have one last chance to impress Ireland head coach Andy Farrell before the Six Nations. Their Pro14 clash with the Ospreys will take place at the Sportsground on Sunday week. It means Ulster are the only province without a game in the…
  • Jan 15, 2021

    LISTEN: "So proud of our All-Star from Belmullet"

    Chris Barrett has become the fifth Mayo footballer in recent weeks to retire from inter-county football. The Belmullet defender started last month's All Ireland final defeat to Dublin. Barrett won seven Connacht titles and an Allianz National League in his…
  • Jan 15, 2021

    Chris Barrett calls time on his Mayo career

    Chris Barrett has today confirmed his retirement from Inter County football. The 33-year-old made the first of his 85 appearances against Derry in the National Football League in 2008. Chris played his 47th and final Championship game in last December’s All…
  • Jan 15, 2021

    Halfway point for #Move4MayoCamogie Campaign

    There has been a great response to the #Move4MayoCamogie campaign so far this month. With two weeks still to go before the end of January, there is lots of time left to get involved. Get yourself and your family active by moving for 2,021 seconds each day or…
  • Jan 15, 2021

    Maurice Sheridan's Backroom Team has been confirmed

    It has been confirmed that Peadar Gardiner, Alan Molloy, Kieran Murphy & Kieran Kilkenny will all form part of Maurice Sheridan's Mayo U20 backroom team. The Balla native was ratified as manager last night replacing Mike solan who stepped down from his role…
  • Jan 15, 2021

    Claremorris GAA pay their respects to former Vice President

    Claremorris GAA Club have extended their condolences to the family and friends of the John Cullinane. John was a former Vice President of the club and was presented with the Supporter of the Year award a few years ago. In a statement on their social media…
  • Jan 15, 2021

    Mayo receive 12 nominations for the PWC GAA/GPA Team of the Year

    Dublin's Brian Fenton and Ciaran Kilkenny and Mayo's Cillian O'Connor are the nominees for the PWC GAA / GPA Footballer of the Year. All Ireland champions Dublin have 13 of the 45 nominations for Team of the Year, with beaten finalists Mayo receving 12…
  • Jan 14, 2021

    Maurice Sheridan appointed new Mayo U20 Manager

    Maurice Sheirdan has been appointed as the new Mayo U20 Football manager. The former Mayo forward & Balla native was ratified tonight. The All-Ireland club winning captain with Salthill/Knocknacarra in 2006 was the NUIG coach in recent years taking them to…
  • Jan 14, 2021

    Nigel Naughton appointed new football development officer in Mayo for the FAI

    Nigel Naughton has been appointed as the new football development officer in Mayo for the FAI. The Mayo League have confirmed that the Castlebar man will take over the position from Paul Byrne. Nigel will work with the clubs, leagues and various other…
  • Jan 14, 2021

    Post-Primary Schools GAA All-Ireland series is cancelled

    The 2021 Post-Primary Schools GAA All-Ireland series has been cancelled. The GAA’s post primary committee has decided that no All-Ireland series will be held this year due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic.. There is still a possibility…
  • Jan 14, 2021

    Connacht's clash with Ospreys could be brought forward

    Connacht and Ospreys are aiming to bring forward their rearranged Pro14 match in Galway to the weekend of January 22-24. The original match in late November was postponed after a Welsh regional player returned a positive Covid-19 test. The game was initially…
  • Jan 14, 2021

    Will Seymore signs for Finn Harps from Sligo Rovers

    Will Seymore has joined Finn Harps from Sligo Rovers for the 2021 season. Seymore spent last season at Rovers, helping the Bit o’ Red to a fourth place finish and European qualification. The midfielder, born in America, spent time in the youth structures of…
  • Jan 14, 2021

    Steven Poacher joins the Roscommon Senior Football Coaching Team

    Steven Poacher has joined the Roscommon Senior Football coaching team for 2021. The Down man who joined Carlow GAA in 2017 will bring vast experience to Anthony Cunningham's backroom team. Also joining as a Performance GDA will be Gary Flannery. Gary is a…
  • Jan 13, 2021

    John Donnellan drafted into the Michael Glaveys management team

    Former Galway senior footballer John Donnellan will be part of the Michael Glaveys senior football management team for 2021. The All-Ireland winner with the Tribesmen from 2001 will team up with former Glaveys player Eugene Coggins who will be manager of the…
  • Jan 13, 2021

    Six Nations women's & Under 20 Competition is postponed

    Six Nations organisers have suspended this season's Women's competition, and the men's under-20's. The men's senior competition is due to proceed as planned, although the French Ministry for Sport want further guarantees over player safety. Ireland begin…
  • Jan 13, 2021

    Registration now open for the 6 week Mayo Sports Partnership OT Programme

    Get your year off to a positive start and improve your mood, physical and mental health by registering for the FREE 6 week Mayo Sports Partnership Operation Transformation Programme. Workshop topics include nutrition, walking tips, strength & conditioning,…
  • Jan 13, 2021

    Sligo boxer has his upcoming welterweight bout in Spain postponed

    Sligo boxer Aaron Gethins has had his upcoming welterweight bout in Spain on January 23rd postponed. The city of Murcia in south-eastern Spain, which was hosting the Celtic Clash 11 fight-night, has just gone back into Covid lockdown, so the event has been…
  • Jan 13, 2021

    Sigerson & Fitzgibbon Cup cancelled

    There will be no Fitzgibbon or Sigerson Cups in 2021. The COVID 19 pandemic means there will be no third level championships staged in the remainder of the academic year. The committee had been hopeful of staging a comprehensive programme of games, including…
  • Jan 13, 2021

    Roscommon hurler Shane Curley announces retirement from inter-county

    Roscommon Senior Hurler Shane Curley has announced his retirement from inter-county competitions. Shane made his debut in 2003 and over an 18 year career, the Four Roads club man won two National League titles in 2011 and 2019. Shane was an integral part of…
  • Jan 12, 2021

    Sligo Rovers enter agreement with Everton

    Sligo Rovers have entered into a strategic agreement with English Premier League side Everton. The partnership will see Sligo and Everton academy coaches work closely together. Everton and Republic of Ireland captain Seamus Coleman left Sligo for Goodison…
  • Jan 12, 2021

    Mayo legend Andy Moran gets first taste of GAA management with Ballaghaderreen

    Mayo legend Andy Moran and All Ireland winning Mayo U21 manager Michael Solan are set to take over the management of Ballaghaderreen GAA senior team for the upcoming season. The pair take the reins from outgoing manager Paul McHugh, who retired in December…
  • Jan 12, 2021

    Three members of Mayo backroom team given 3-month suspensions

    Three members of the Mayo senior football management team have each been given three month suspensions. The Mayo county board have imposed the sanctions on the members of James Horan's backroom team after they attended December's All-Ireland football final…
  • Jan 12, 2021

    EXCLUSIVE: Mayo ladies manager Peter Leahy steps down after three seasons at the helm

    Mayo ladies senior football manager Peter Leahy has stepped down from his role after three seasons at the helm. Leahy was appointed Mayo boss in November 2017 after a successful stint with the Westmeath intermediate team. During his tenure the Mayo ladies…
  • Jan 12, 2021

    Mayo GAA community mourns the death of Frank Mortimer

    The Mayo GAA community is mourning the death of Frank Mortimer, the father of legendary players Kenneth, Trevor and Conor Mortimer. Frank set up Mortimer Quarries in the early 1960s, and the Tuam-based company has grown into one of leading quarrying companies…
  • Jan 11, 2021

    European Champions Cup temporarily suspended

    This season’s Heineken Champions Cup has been suspended. Tournament organisers the EPCR made the decision following a request from the French Ministry for Sport. They are concerned about a new virulent strain of COVID-19. Round 3 of the pool stage was due to…
  • Jan 11, 2021

    Anne McHale of Ballina Braves wins Outstanding Achievement Award

    Anne McHale of Ballina Braves Boys Basketball club will be among a number of volunteers who will be honoured this week at the virtual 2020 Federation of Irish Sports "Volunteers in Sport" Awards. Sports clubs and members of the public were invited late last…
  • Jan 11, 2021

    East Mayo A.C and Charlestown Sarsfields GAA organise Colm Horkan Memorial Run

    East Mayo A.C has teamed up with Charlestown Sarsfields GAA to organize the first Colm Horkan Memorial Run on the 14th of February 2021. This year's event will be held virtually with the hope of adding an annual race to the calendar from next year. You can…
  • Jan 11, 2021

    Galway club hurler has proposed 48-week ban thrown out

    A Galway hurler living in the United States has had a proposed 48-week ban for allegedly not adhering to Covid-19 restrictions thrown out. John Moylan, who has commuted for several seasons from his home in Boston to play for his native Beagh in Galway, was…
  • Jan 11, 2021

    Decision due today on Heineken Champions Cup pool fixtures

    A meeting's due to take place in France today which could determine what happens with the Champions Cup and the Six Nations. Clubs in France are being urged by the French government to postpone matches against British teams because of the coronavirus…
  • Jan 10, 2021

    Belmullet Golf Club express their sadness on the passing of their Ladies Captain

    Belmullet Golf Club have expressed their sadness at the passing of their ladies captain Bernie McAndrew. Bernie was a stalwart member of Belmullet Golf Club and was welcoming to new members, was so caring and nurturing to the many junior golfers and was…
  • Jan 10, 2021

    Bohola native John Mountney on his move to St Pat's

    John Mountney has been one of the latest high profile League of Ireland transfers with Mayo connections. The Bohola native makes the move to St Patrick Athletics from fellow Premier Division side Dundalk F.C. He joined Michael D. McAndrew on the Sunday Sports…
  • Jan 10, 2021

    Connacht GAA Secretary casts doubts over London's involvement in the Championship

    Connacht GAA Secretary John Prenty joined Michael D. McAndrew on the Sunday Sports show to discuss the current state of play following surging Covid-19 case numbers. The National CCCC met earlier this week and decided to push back the return of collective…
  • Jan 10, 2021

    Martin Carney says retiring players gave phenomenal service to the Mayo jersey

    Midwest Radio GAA Analyst Martin Carney joined Michael D on Sunday Sport this afternoon to reflect on the Mayo retirements during the week. He says the four players have given phenomenal service to the Mayo jersey. MidWest · Martin Carney on Mayo retirements…
  • Jan 10, 2021

    Paul Taylor appointed new manager of Roscommon side Kilmore

    Former Sligo manager Paul Taylor has been appointed as the new manager of Roscommon club Kilmore. The Intermediate side made the announcement last night stating they are delighted to confirm the appointment of the former Sligo player and. “Paul brings with…
  • Jan 10, 2021

    Claremorris Darts express sympathy to the family of Michael Morrin

    Claremorris Darts have expressed their sympathy to the family of Michael Morrin who has sadly passed away. The sad news descended around South Mayo yesterday that a legend from the sport of darts in Mayo had passed away Those lucky enough to have played with…
  • Jan 10, 2021

    Despite late rally Connacht unable to overcome Munster

    Munster survived a late Connacht fight back to get back to winning ways in the Guinness PRO14 last night. Johann van Graan's side have beaten the westeners 16 points to 10 at the Sportsground. Chris Farrell went over the line for the visitors in the first…
  • Jan 09, 2021

    Derek Walsh ratified as Mayo hurling boss for a third season

    Derek Walsh has been reappointed as the Mayo Senior Hurling manager for another season. The Ballyhaunis man is going into his third season at the helm and will have strong ambitions of winning the Nicky Rackard Cup having lost out in the decider last year.
  • Jan 09, 2021

    Two nominations for the Mayo U20 position

    There are two nominations for the Mayo U20 manager position. They are Tom Morley and Maurice Sheridan. Mayo GAA will have an update once an appointment is ready to be ratified.
  • Jan 09, 2021

    Three members of the Mayo GAA backroom team suspended

    Mayo GAA has examined the issue of the presence of unaccredited backroom team members at last month’s All-Ireland Football Final. Following a review process, all unaccredited members of the backroom team admitted their mistake, apologised sincerely for their…
  • Jan 08, 2021

    Resumption of Champions Cup is in doubt

    The resumption of this season's Heineken Champions Cup is in doubt. European Rugby officials have been meeting with their French counterparts and the French department for sport. They're concerned about the new variant of COVID-19, and the travel involved in…
  • Jan 08, 2021

    Connacht make four changes ahead of tomorrow night's meeting with Munster

    The Connacht management team have made four changes to their starting XV for Saturday’s crucial Guinness PRO14 interpro against Munster at The Sportsground. After last week’s historic win at the RDS Arena, Andy Friend’s side have been further boosted by the…
  • Jan 08, 2021

    Munster name their side for tomorrow's clash with Connacht

    Munster have announced their team to face Connacht in the PRO14 tomorrow evening. Kick-off at the Sportsground is at 7.35pm. Starting XV: Mike Haley; Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Damian de Allende, Shane Daly; JJ Hanrahan, Conor Murray; James Cronin, Kevin…
  • Jan 08, 2021

    Mayo GAA asked to explain non-accredited members of its backroom team in Croke Park on All-Ireland final day

    Mayo GAA has been asked by Croke Park to explain the presence of three non-accredited members of their senior management backroom team in the stadium for the All-Ireland final defeat to Dublin last month. That’s according to today's Irish Independent. An…
  • Jan 07, 2021

    The Boy from Bohola signs for St. Pat's

    Bohola native John Mountney has signed for St. Patrick's Athletic. The versatile midfielder spent nine seasons at Dundalk — winning five Premier Division titles and a host of cup competitions before departing last month. The Mayo native will link up with…
  • Jan 07, 2021

    Gareth Bradshaw announces his retirement from inter-county football with Galway

    Galway’s Gareth Bradshaw has announced his retirement from inter-county football at the age of 33. The Moycullen man made his senior debut for the county in 2007 in the NFL and played in his first GAA Championship game in 2008 in the opening round of the…
  • Jan 06, 2021

    Mayo ladies manager linked with Meath U20 role

    Former Meath footballer & RTE Pundit Bernard Flynn is expected to be named the royals new U-20 boss. Midlands 103 are reporting that current Mayo ladies manager Peter Leahy will be part of his backroom team. Leahy has spent the last three seasons in charge of…
  • Jan 06, 2021

    LISTEN: "Huge Engine, great aerial ability & presence around the middle"

    Seamus O'Shea has become the latest Mayo senior footballer to retire. The Breaffy club man made 51 championship appearances for the green and red over a 13 year spell. Midfielder O'Shea follows Tom Parsons, David Clarke and Donal Vaughan in departing the…
  • Jan 06, 2021

    "Seamie was the powerhouse of the Mayo team for a long number of years"

    Seamie O'Shea was the powerhouse of the Mayo team for a long number of years playing at midfield. That's according to the Breaffy GAA Chairman Gerry Bourke who says Seamie was blighted with injuries throughout his career and the pain barrier that he went…
  • Jan 06, 2021

    Seamus O'Shea becomes the latest Mayo player to retire

    Seamus O'Shea has become the latest Mayo senior footballer to retire. The Breaffy club man made 51 championship appearances for the green and red over a 13 year spell. Midfielder O'Shea follows Tom Parsons, David Clarke and Donal Vaughan in departing the…
  • Jan 06, 2021

    Andy Moran says Mayo will be able to cope with raft of senior inter-county retirements

    Andy Moran says Mayo will be able to cope with a raft of senior inter county football retirements. Tom Parsons yesterday joined David Clarke and Donal Vaughan in calling it a day. But having worked with the Mayo under-20s last year, former Footballer of the…
  • Jan 06, 2021

    Andy Friend impressed with Connacht's victory over Leinster at the RDS

    Connacht head coach Andy Friend has credited Quinn Roux's vocal leadership style as a pivotal factor in their landmark victory over Leinster in the RDS at the weekend. Leo Cullen's side, seeking a fourth title in a row in 2020-21, were unbeaten before the…
  • Jan 05, 2021

    Mayo legend Aidan Higgins pays tribute to Parsons

    The changing of the guard is happening quick and fast in Mayo this week, as Tom Parsons becomes the third player to announce his retirement from inter-county football. Former Mayo footballer Aidan Higgins is a club mate of Tom in Charlestown Sarsfields.…
  • Jan 05, 2021

    Mayo GAA Chairman pays tribute to Tom Parsons on his retirement from inter-county football

    Tom Parsons has confirmed his retirement from Inter-county football - becoming the third high-profile Mayo player to do so in as many days, after Donal Vaughan and David Clarke also hung up their boots. Tom has played for the Mayo senior team since 2008,…
  • Jan 05, 2021

    Mayo's Tom Parsons confirms his retirement from inter-county football

    Mayo's Tom Parsons has today confirmed his retirement from Inter-county football. He made the first of his 84 senior appearances in the national football league against Derry in 2008, and his championship debut four months later against Sligo. Tom played his…
  • Jan 05, 2021

    Galway GAA mourn the death of young Salthill/Knocknacarra star

    Galway GAA have expressed their deepest sympathies to the Harrison family following the tragic death of their son James who lost his life in a hill walking accident in Kerry at the weekend. James played minor football with Salthill/Knocknacarra GAA and was a…
  • Jan 04, 2021

    Tim Rabbitt steps down as Galway Ladies Football manager

    Tim Rabbitt has stepped down from his role as the Galway Ladies Football manager. Rabbitt spent two years at the helm, having first joined the Galway set-up in a coaching capacity for the 2018 season. In 2019 he steered the Tribeswomen to their first…
  • Jan 04, 2021

    Clubs asked to submit nominations for vacant Mayo U20 & U17 positions

    Mayo GAA are currently recruiting for an U17 and U20 football manager. Clubs have until this Friday January 8th at 6pm to submit their nominations for the U20 position and until Friday January 15th at 6pm to submit their nominations for the U17 position. All…
  • Jan 04, 2021

    Ballina Stephenites pay tribute to David Clarke

    David Clarke’s retirement has been met with an outpouring of admiration from players, GAA officials and fans. Ballina Stephenite’s Oifigeach na Gaeilge Tom Maughan says David was ‘a tremendous role model to young footballers’. The former Stephenites President…
  • Jan 04, 2021

    Mayo goalkeeper David Clarke announces his inter-county retirement

    Mayo All-star goalkeeper David Clarke confirmed his retirement from Inter-county football after 20 years of service to the county. He made a total of 133 appearances for the Mayo Senior team. He made his league debut in 2002 against Kildare and made the first…
  • Jan 04, 2021

    Mayo minor football manager Tomás Morley steps down

    Mayo minor football manager Tomás Morley has announced he is stepping down from his role. He has held this role since October 2017. During his time in charge Mayo won a Connacht minor title in 2019 after a thrilling extra-time win over Galway. Mayo went all…
  • Jan 04, 2021

    Westport United AGM goes virtual

    The annual general meeting of Westport United Football Club will take place: Date: Thursday 21st January 2021 Time: 7:00 PM Place: Via Zoom Meetings 1 Chairman’s Address 2 Secretary’s Report 3 Treasurer’s Report 4 Westport United Community Soccer Club Ltd…
  • Jan 04, 2021

    Mayo GAA pay tribute to 'consummate team player' Donal Vaughan

    Mayo footballer Donal Vaughan confirmed his retirement from inter-county football yesterday. Donie made his debut versus Derry in the National football league in 2009 and amassed 117 appearances over a highly accomplished career. His 58 championship…
  • Jan 03, 2021

    Anthony Brennan appointed new manager of Sligo LGFA

    Sligo LGFA has appointed Anthony Brennan as their new manager. The Tourlestrane man takes up the role on a three-year term and succeeds Leitrim native Micheál Bohan, who stepped down after just one season in charge of the Yeats County. Brennan has a wealth of…
  • Jan 03, 2021

    LISTEN: Charlie Lambert of Mayo Sports Partnership

    Charlie Lambert of the Mayo Sports Partnership joined Michael D McAndrew on Sunday Sport this afternoon to discuss some of their plans for the year ahead. MidWest · Charlie Lambert
  • Jan 03, 2021

    Enda Gilvarry appointed new Ballintubber manager

    Enda Gilvarry has been appointed as the new Ballintubber Senior Football manager. The All-Ireland winning minor manager with Mayo from 2013 takes over from Kevin Johnson who had three successful years with the West Mayo outfit. Enda comes on board with a…
  • Jan 03, 2021

    LISTEN: Nigel Reape on how changes will have to be made to the GAA calendar

    The GAA will have to amend their calendar with the recent surge in Covid-19 cases. That's the view of Midwest Radio GAA analyst Nigel Reape who says the worrying thing about the virus is how quickly it has spread on this occasion right across the community.…
  • Jan 03, 2021

    Listen: Barry Moran pays tribute to Donie Vaughan

    Mayo footballer Donal Vaughan has announced his retirement from inter-county football at 32. Vaughan started in five All Ireland senior finals and has decided to step away after 12 years of county football. Over his career he won a national league medal in…
  • Jan 03, 2021

    Listen: Move 4 Mayo Camogie Campaign

    There has been a great response so far to the #Move4MayoCamogie campaign lots of people are committing to getting active in January 2021 by moving for 2,021 seconds each day or as often as they can – it's just under 34 minutes! Mayo Sports Partnership has…
  • Jan 03, 2021

    Mayo's Donal Vaughan retires from inter-county football

    Mayo footballer Donal Vaughan has announced his retirement from inter-county football at 32. Vaughan started in five All Ireland senior finals and has decided to step away after 12 years of county football, according to The Irish Examiner. In 2016 Donie was…
  • Jan 03, 2021

    League of Ireland season pushed back until Mid-March

    The 2021 League of Ireland season will be delayed until at least March 19th. The FAI met with the National League Executive Committee yesterday and a decision was reached to move the start date for the Premier Division until after St Patrick's Day. The First…
  • Jan 02, 2021

    Bonus point win for Connacht over Leinster at the RDS

    Connacht won at the RDS against Leinster tonight for the first time since 2002. Roscommon man Jack Carty masterminded a monumental 35-24 bonus point win over the Blues in the PRO14. Carty scored 25 points to end Leinster's proud 26-match PRO14 winning run. It…
  • Jan 02, 2021

    Donie Shine forced to retire due to injury

    Former Roscommon Senior Footballer Donie Shine has been forced to retire from Gaelic Football due to injury. Clann nan Gael have this evening confirmed the news. Shine helped his club to county titles in 2015 & 2018 and kicked the winning score for Roscommon…
  • Jan 02, 2021

    Covid surge could push back return to inter-county training

    The return to collective senior inter-county training could be postponed in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases in Ireland. The GAA yesterday advised members that the reimposition of Level 5 restrictions meant that only individual training was allowed at the…
  • Jan 01, 2021

    Tubbercurry man announces retirement from League of Ireland Football

    Raff Cretaro has announced his retirement from League of Ireland Football. The Finn Harps player made the announcement this afternoon on Twitter. The 39-year-old spent 17 seasons with Sligo Rovers winning the league along with two FAI Cup winners medals. The…
  • Jan 01, 2021

    Connacht confirm a number of positive Covid-19 cases in their squad

    Connacht Rugby has confirmed that "a number" of their players have tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of their game against Leinster on Saturday. It means that both squads have cases ahead of the Guinness Pro14 clash at the RDS. The western province said that…
  • Jan 01, 2021

    Al Boum Photo makes it a hat-rick this afternoon

    Dual Gold cup winner Al Boum Photo made it a hat-trick in the Savills New Years Day Chase at Tramore this afternoon. The Willie Mullins trained runner was ridden by Paul Townend and returned the odds on favourite, with stablemate Acapella Bourgeois in second…
  • Jan 01, 2021

    Connacht make five changes for tomorrow's clash with Leinster

    Connacht have made five changes to the side which were beaten by Ulster ahead of tomorrow’s clash with Leinster at the RDS. The province also confirmed a number of players tested positive for Covid-19 this week, a statement said: “This follows the weekly…
  • Dec 31, 2020

    Great response for the Move 4 Mayo Camogie Campaign

    There has been a great response so far to the #Move4MayoCamogie campaign lots of people are committing to getting active in January 2021 by moving for 2,021 seconds each day or as often as they can – it's just under 34 minutes! Mayo Sports Partnership has…
  • Dec 31, 2020

    Galway Hurling goalkeeper announces his retirement

    Galway’s James Skehill has announced his retirement from inter-county hurling at the age of 32. The Cappataggle man made his senior debut for the county in 2007 against Tipperary in the National League. He won 3 Leinster titles, 2 National League crowns and…
  • Dec 30, 2020

    Sligo Rovers look to expand women's coaching and playing numbers

    As part of Sligo Rovers FC’s long term plan for the women’s team, the Bit O’Red are looking to expand their coaching team ahead of the new season in 2021. It is hoped that in 2021 Rovers will have two underage teams in the Women’s National League, adding an…
  • Dec 30, 2020

    Shane Blaney pens contract with Sligo Rovers for the 2021 season

    Sligo Rovers have completed the signing of former Doncaster Rovers defender Shane Blaney for the 2021 season. The Letterkenny man joins the Bit O’ Red after two and a half years with Doncaster where he captained their Under-23 side and played in the EFL…
  • Dec 30, 2020

    Countdown on to Club Rossie's Win a Home in London Draw

    Club Rossie is set to raise huge funds for Roscommon GAA through its Win a Home in London draw this evening, despite a last-minute hiccup that has prevented people living in Great Britain from entering the raffle. Following communication from the UK Gambling…
  • Dec 29, 2020

    Connacht's next PRO14 opponents dealing with Covid-19 outbreak

    Connacht’s next PRO14 opponents Leinster have announced that two of their players have tested positive for Covid-19, while other close contacts are self-isolating. It is understood that Leinster's clash with the Westerner’s this weekend will still go ahead,…
  • Dec 29, 2020

    Leinster U20 hurling final between Galway and Dublin postponed

    The Leinster U20 hurling final between Galway and Dublin has been postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions. The teams were due to face off in Portlaoise on Sunday next ( 3 January) but, like this week's Leinster minor fixtures, the game will now take place at a…
  • Dec 28, 2020

    Galway's U20 Hurling provincial final this weekend has been postponed

    Galway’s U20 Leinster Hurling final with Dublin has been postponed due to Covid restrictions. Galway were meant to face Dublin in Portlaoise on Sunday with the winners to face Cork the following weekend in the All-Ireland Final. The Tribesmen’s minor…
  • Dec 27, 2020

    Ulster come from behind to see off Connacht

    Ulster came from behind to beat Connacht 32 points to 19 at the Sportsground in the Guinness PRO14 tonight. Nick Timoney and Jordi Murphy with the tries for the visitors. The result marks a ninth win in as many games for Dan McFarland's side this season and…
  • Dec 26, 2020

    Roscommon capture Connacht MFC Title

    Roscommon captured the Connacht Minor Football title this evening in atrocious weather conditions with a three-point win over Sligo. The Rossies led 0-04 to 0-00 at half time playing with the elements. Sligo failed to score for over 55 minutes of play and…
  • Dec 26, 2020

    Eoghan Masterson set to earn his 100th cap for Connacht tomorrow

    Connacht flanker Eoghan Masterson will earn his 100th cap for the province when they host Ulster in the Guinness PRO14 tomorrow evening. He's been named in a back-row with Conor Oliver and captain Jarrad Butler as Andy Friend makes six changes from last…
  • Dec 24, 2020

    Colin Kelly returns to Galway United

    Galway United are delighted to announce the signing of Colin Kelly. The 19-year-old returns to Eamonn Deacy Park following a season with Bohemians under-19 side. Kelly helped fire the Gypsies to the final of the under-19 league, and he scored in the final on…
  • Dec 24, 2020

    Connacht set to name team to face Ulster this weekend

    The Irish provinces will name their sides today for the first set of inter-provincial PRO14 derbies of the festive period. Connacht welcome Ulster to the Sportsground on Sunday at 19:35pm. Before that, Munster host Leinster on Saturday evening - St. Stephen's…
  • Dec 24, 2020

    FAI Covid-19 survey offers feedback for the 2021 season

    The FAI has outlined findings from their Covid-19 Return to Play survey sent out and completed by amateur football league members across the country. The feedback from clubs has lead to a number of suggestions for the 2021 season. These include for the FAI to…
  • Dec 24, 2020

    FAI update plans following move to Level 5 restrictions

    The Football Association of Ireland has updated their plans based on the latest guidelines from Government around the COVID-19 pandemic. They are now advising all stakeholders that the only football permitted from today until further guidance from Government…
  • Dec 23, 2020

    Sligo Rovers win the U-19 League Shield Final

    Sligo Rovers beat U.C.D 5-3 at the Athlone Town Stadium to win the Under-19 League Shield final. Johnny Kenny with 4 goals and Sean Kerrigan with the other.
  • Dec 23, 2020

    Former Mayo coach joins Monaghan backroom team

    Former Mayo and Kerry coach Donie Buckley is set to return to inter-county football as part of Monaghan's backroom team next season. Buckley was in the Kerry set up last year when they lost to Dublin in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final. He…
  • Dec 23, 2020

    Connacht Minor Football Championship Final brought forward again

    In light of the impending restrictions to be imposed due to Covid 19 Connacht GAA Council has brought the Electric Ireland Connacht U 17 Football Final forward to Saturday 26th December at 4.30pm Connacht GAA Minor Football Championship 2020 Date: Saturday…
  • Dec 22, 2020

    GOAL Mile goes virtual this Christmas, due to Covid-19 guidelines

    The GOAL Mile is going virtual this Christmas, with participants being asked to register to do their mile at a time and place of their choosing, and within their own safe social bubbles. Traditionally, people all over the country gather in large numbers at…
  • Dec 21, 2020

    Mayo man leaving Dundalk after 9 seasons

    Dundalk have confirmed that Mayo native John Mountney is leaving the club. The Bohola man spent nine seasons at Oriel Park, making nearly 300 appearances and leaving with five Premier Division titles, three FAI Cups, and three League Cups. His last appearance…
  • Dec 21, 2020

    Connacht Minor football brought forward to next week

    The Electric Ireland Connacht Minor Football Championship Final will now take place next Tuesday December 29th. Roscommon and Sligo will meet in the novel decider at the Connacht Centre of Excellence next Tuesday evening at 7.30pm. The final was originally…
  • Dec 21, 2020

    Senior inter-county training won't return until January 15th

    The GAA has this afternoon made announcements regarding the return of senior and underage inter-county GAA teams. Senior inter-county training won't return until January 15th, while minor football and hurling teams won't resume training until February 5th.…
  • Dec 21, 2020

    Backdoor to return in 2021 football championship

    The GAA has released its plans for the 2021 National Leagues and Championships.The Allianz National Hurling and Football Leagues will run from the weekend of February 27th and 28th until the start of April.The National Football League will be split into a new…
  • Dec 20, 2020

    Connacht suffer defeat to Bristol in the Champions Cup

    Connacht have suffered a 27-18 defeat to Bristol Bears in the Heineken Champions Cup. Tiernan O’Halloran and John Porch with the tries for the Western province. It was a spirited second half by both teams after a sluggish start. Connacht amassed just three…
  • Dec 20, 2020

    Sligo defeat Mayo to progress to the Connacht MFC final

    Sligo will progress to the Connacht minor football championship final next month. They defeated Mayo at the Connacht COE in Bekan to book a date with Roscommon. The Yeats County's young guns started the stronger and lead by 1-5 to 0-6 at halftime. Mayo got a…
  • Dec 20, 2020

    Connacht FA junior and underage fixtures postponed in January

    All Connacht FA Junior and Underage Cup Fixtures have been postponed for the month of January 2021. The Connacht Football Association says talks are continuing between the FAI, Sport Ireland and the Government on the resumption of football in the New Year. An…
  • Dec 19, 2020

    Battling Mayo lose out as Dublin win a sixth consecutive title

    Mayo have lost a tenth final since their previous All-Ireland title in 1951. They lost out to a steely Dublin outfit who claimed a sixth consecutive title in style. At Halftime Mayo had battled hard and were within two points of the Dubs at 2-6 to 0-10. James…
  • Dec 19, 2020

    Galway are U20 All-Ireland football champions 2020

    Galway are the All-Ireland U20 football champions for 2020. Dónal O'Fátharta's men defeated Dublin in Croke Park this afternoon by a solitary point. The Westerners started off the better in this encounter and led the Boys in Blue by 0-8 to 0-5 at halftime.…
  • Dec 18, 2020

    Roscommon progress to Connacht Minor Football Final

    Roscommon have earned a place in the Electric Ireland Connacht Minor Football final. They were 2-13 to 0-11 winners over Galway this evening. The Rossies will now meet the winners of Mayo & Sligo in the final next month.
  • Dec 18, 2020

    Galway through to Leinster U20 Hurling Final

    Galway are through to the final of the Bord Gais Energy Leinster Under 20 hurling championship. They beat reigning champions Kilkenny on a scoreline of 19-points to 1-11 in Portlaoise. The Tribesmen will now meet Dublin in the Leinster Final.
  • Dec 18, 2020

    Mayo goalkeeper departing Galway United

    Galway United can confirm that Marc Ludden, Sam Warde, Cian Murphy and Micheal Schlingermann will not be returning to Eamonn Deacy Park in 2021. The club would like to wish the four lads well in their future careers and thank them for their service. John…
  • Dec 18, 2020

    Dublin unchanged for All-Ireland Final

    Dessie Farrell has named an unchanged side for tomorrow’s All-Ireland final with Mayo. Jonny Cooper - a late replacement for Brian Howerd in Dublin’s semi-final win over Cavan - keeps his place at corner-back. Dublin: Stephen Cluxton; Michael Fitzsimons,…
  • Dec 18, 2020

    Mayo name unchanged side for the All-Ireland Final

    Mayo will face Dubin in tomorrow's All Ireland final in Croke Park at 5pm. Mayo manager James Horan has named an unchanged team from the semi-final win over Tipperary last time out. This weekend will see Cillian O'Connor make his 95th Mayo appearance at…
  • Dec 18, 2020

    Connacht make two changes for their clash with Bristol on Sunday

    CONNACHT MATCHDAY 15 VS BRISTOL BEARS European Champions Cup Group B Sunday 20th December, The Sportsground, k/o 5.30pm Bundee Aki and Conor Oliver replace Tom Daly and Jarrad Butler in the Connacht starting fifteen for Sunday's meeting with Bristol. John…
  • Dec 18, 2020

    Galway U20 footballers name team to face Dublin

    Galway manager Donal Ó Fátharta has named his team to face Dublin in the All-Ireland U20 Football Final tomorrow afternoon in Croke Park. The team shows three changes from the team that beat Kerry in the Semi-Final with Cathal Sweeney in for Jack Kirrane,…
  • Dec 18, 2020

    Galway U20 hurlers name team to face Kilkenny

    The Galway U20 Hurling team to face Kilkenny in the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship semi-final has been named. The game throws in at O'Moore Park at 7:30pm this evening. Galway Darach Fahy (Ardrahan) Oisín Salmon (Clarinbridge) TJ Brennan (Clarinbridge –…
  • Dec 18, 2020

    LISTEN: Aidan O'Shea looking ahead to the All-Ireland Final

    Mayo Captain Aidan O'Shea has been looking ahead to the All-Ireland final clash with Dublin tomorrow. Here is what the Breaffy man had to say a little earlier in the week.
  • Dec 18, 2020

    Mayo minor football team to face Sligo is named

    The Mayo minor team finally get the Connacht campaign underway when they face Sligo on Sunday in the Connacht centre of Excellence at 2pm. The game will be live on Midwest Radio with commentary from Tom Carney and Austin Garvin. Brian O'Flaherty - Islandeady…
  • Dec 18, 2020

    Both sides expected to announce their teams this evening ahead of the All-Ireland final

    Mayo and Dublin are expected to name their teams this evening for tomorrow's All Ireland Senior Football Championship final. Throw in at an empty Croke Park is at 5-o'clock. Dessie Farrell's side are going for an unprecedented sixth All-Ireland in a row while…
  • Dec 18, 2020

    LISTEN: Andy Moran on Mayo's Chances tomorrow

    2017 footballer of the year and Mayo legend Andy Moran believes Mayo has a massive chance against Dublin tomorrow evening. Andy has been speaking to Michael D about how he thinks the decider will go tomorrow. MidWest · Andy Moran
  • Dec 18, 2020

    Galway name their side for this evening's Connacht MFC Semi-Final with Roscommon

    Galway have announced their team for this evening’s Connacht Minor Football Championship semi-final encounter with Roscommon. The game at the Connacht Centre of Excellence gets underway at 7.30pm. James Egan Jack Ramsay Eanna Donohue Morgan Morrin Matthew…
  • Dec 17, 2020

    LISTEN: Mayo's Stephen Coen looking ahead to the All-Ireland final

    Mayo's Stephen Coen has been speaking to Midwest Sport ahead of Saturday's All-Ireland Final. The Hollymount-Carramore club man is relishing the opportunity of taking on the six-in-a-row chasing Dubs at the weekend. MidWest · Mayo's Stephen Coen
  • Dec 17, 2020

    Sligo GAA Executive for 2021 elected at last night's convention

    Seán Carroll from Coolera/Strandhill was elected as Sligo GAA’s new Chairperson at last night’s Annual Convention. The Convention was held online with Carroll, who had been secretary of the Sligo GAA Central Competition Control Committee, defeating incumbent…
  • Dec 17, 2020

    Referees confirmed for this weekend's Connacht MFC bouts

    Fri 18 Dec Connacht GAA Minor Football Championship 2020, Venue: Connacht GAA Centre, (Semi-Final 2), Roscommon V Galway 19:30, Ref: Michael Mc Girl Sun 20 Dec Connacht GAA Minor Football Championship 2020, Venue: Connacht GAA Centre, (Semi-Final), Mayo V…
  • Dec 16, 2020

    Caoilfhionn O'Dea signs new contract with Galway United

    Galway United are delighted to announce that Caoilfhionn O’Dea has signed a new contract for 2021. The 20-year-old midfielder joined the club from Newmarket Celtic in 2018. The Clare native has starred in United's academy over the last three years - O'Dea…
  • Dec 16, 2020

    All-Ireland Final preview show live on Midwest Radio tomorrow night

    The Countdown is on to the All-Ireland final. Midwest Radio will bring you all the news, views, interviews and lively chat on the Sports Talkshop this Thursday night from 10 until 11. Michael D. McAndrew will present the special one-hour programme and will be…
  • Dec 16, 2020

    Wilson Waweru signs contract extension with Galway United

    Galway United have announced that Wilson Waweru has signed a contract extension. The 19-year old attacker who joined the club at under-17 level in 2017 has risen quickly through the ranks at Eamonn DeacyPark. He scored three goals under John Caulfield's…
  • Dec 15, 2020

    Kevin Johnson appointed new Senior Football manager of Tourlestrane

    Kevin Johnson has been appointed the new senior football manager of Tourlestrane. The Sligo native takes over from Eamon O'Hara and Gerry McGowan after three successful years with Ballintubber.
  • Dec 15, 2020

    Mayo's Cora Staunton welcomes vote to combine WGPA and GPA

    Mayo football legend Cora Staunton says the vote to combine the Women's Gaelic Players Association and the GPA is a huge step towards equality in ladies football. Inter-county players from both organisations have voted to merge into a single 4,000-member…
  • Dec 14, 2020

    Paul Durcan added to the Sligo Football backroom team

    Paul Durcan has been added to the Sligo football backroom team. The All Ireland-winner with Donegal will work alongside new manager Tony McEntee as goalkeeping coach. Durcan currently plays his club football in Sligo with Drumcliffe/Rosses Point.
  • Dec 13, 2020

    Dunmore native extends his contract with Galway United

    Galway United have announced that Mikey Place has signed a contract extension. The 22-year-old has penned a new deal with the club that will take him into his second season at Eamonn Deacy Park. Place netted 4 goals for the Tribesmen in 2020 and the former…
  • Dec 13, 2020

    Connacht earn a losing bonus point away to Racing 92

    Connacht were beaten 26 points to 22 by Racing 92 in Paris in the European Champions Cup. The Westerners did claim a losing bonus point which could prove vital going forward. Matt Healy, Alex Wootton and Conor Oliver claimed tries for Andy Friend’s side while…
  • Dec 13, 2020

    LISTEN: Mayo manager James Horan looking ahead to the All-Ireland Final

    Mayo manager James Horan has been looking ahead to the All-Ireland Final next weekend. Mayo and Dublin will meet in the decider next Saturday evening at 5pm. The game will be live on Midwest Sport with thanks to Ballintubber Store & Agri. MidWest · James…
  • Dec 13, 2020

    Padraig Mannion appointed new Sligo Senior Hurling Manager

    Padraig Mannion has been appointed as the new Sligo Senior Hurling manager. Sligo GAA made the announcement this afternoon and joining Padraig Mannion on his management team will be Donal Tully, Declan Molloy and Darragh Cox. Sligo will compete in Division 3B…
  • Dec 13, 2020

    LISTEN: Newly elected Mayo GAA PRO John Walker

    John Walker of Cill Chomain GAA club was officially ratified as the new PRO of Mayo GAA at this afternoon's Convention. John takes over from Paul Cunnane who was elected as Connacht Council Delegate alongside Johnny Hopkins of The Neale. The new PRO joined…
  • Dec 13, 2020

    Mayo GAA record a surplus due to lower costs and State help

    Mayo GAA held their annual convention this afternoon. The Income is €2,310,471 v Expenditure of €2,093,624 which means a surplus of €216,847 for 2020. Team costs for 2020 were €721,862 v €1,714,722 in 2019, a reduction of €992,860. Gate receipts decreased by…
  • Dec 13, 2020

    Connacht face a tough test away to Racing 92 this afternoon

    Connacht and Munster kick off their Champions Cup campaigns today. Connacht are away to Racing 92, with that game to begin in Paris at 3.15. At 5.30, Munster and Harlequins go head to head at Thomond Park. Connacht’s preparations for this historic first…
  • Dec 13, 2020

    Brian Carroll elected new Chairman of Roscommon GAA

    Brian Carroll has been elected as the new Chairman of Roscommon GAA. The new Vice-Chairman is Thomas Murray while the new Connacht Council Delegates are Hugh Lynn and John Carthy. Pat Compton was elected the new Central Council Delegate. Roscommon GAA held…
  • Dec 12, 2020

    Galway are dethroned by Kilkenny

    Kilkenny are the 2020 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Champions. They've beaten Galway by three points this evening. The Cats dethroned the Champions winning out in the end on a 1-14 to 1-11 scoreline.
  • Dec 12, 2020

    Galway advance to Connacht Minor Football Semi-Final

    Galway defeated Leitrim this afternoon in the Connacht Minor Football Championship Quarter Final on a 2-17 to 0-12 scoreline. Cillian O'Curraoin bagged both goals for the Tribesmen while Conal Gallagher picked up the man of the match accolade. Galway will now…
  • Dec 12, 2020

    Galway U20 hurlers prove too strong for Laois

    Galway eased their way through to the Leinster U20 Hurling semi-final last night following a convincing 4-21 to 0-07 win over Laois. The Tribesmen will face a much sterner test against Kilkenny next weekend.
  • Dec 11, 2020

    Sligo Rovers sign midfielder Greg Bolger

    Sligo Rovers have signed midfielder Greg Bolger for the 2021 season. The 32-year-old heads west after spending the last three seasons with Shamrock Rovers. The Dublin club declined to offer the midfielder an extension on his deal, which ran out following his…
  • Dec 11, 2020

    Ray Larkin is the new Tooreen senior hurling manager

    Tooreen Hurling Club have confirmed that Paul Hunt and his team have stepped down from their Senior management role. In a social media statement the Mayo club thanked Paul and his management team for their years of dedication to the club. Ray Larkin has been…
  • Dec 11, 2020

    Galway U20 hurlers name team to face Laois

    The Galway U20 Hurlers face Laois this evening in the Leinster Quarter Final at O’Moore Park throwing in at 7.30pm. The team is as follows: Darach Fahy (Ardrahan) Oisin Salmon (Clarinbridge) T.J.Brennan (Clarinbridge) – team captain Jason O’Donoghue (Gort)…
  • Dec 11, 2020

    Galway Camogie name unchanged side for Kilkenny clash

    Galway Manager Cathal Murray has named his team for Saturday evening’s Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Final against Kilkenny at Croke Park. The Galway team shows no changes from the team that beat Tipperary in the Semi-Final 1.Sarah Healy 2.Shauna…
  • Dec 11, 2020

    Galway minor footballers name team to take on Leitrim

    The Galway Minor football team to play Leitrim in the Connacht football championship Quarter final this Saturday at 2pm has been named by manager Alan Glynn. In all, 11 clubs are represented in the starting XV James Egan (St. James' GAA - Galway) Jack Ramsey…
  • Dec 10, 2020

    GAA supporters urged to be sensible while enjoying the coming weeks' All Ireland Finals

    The GAA is urging supporters to enjoy the coming weeks’ All Ireland finals in a safe and sensible manner. All inter-county deciders will be played behind closed doors, starting with Sunday’s hurling final clash of Limerick and Waterford. They say lessons have…
  • Dec 10, 2020

    Cillian O'Connor wins GAA / GPA Player of the Month semi-finals award

    Mayo footballer Cillian O'Connor and Waterford hurler Stephen Bennett have been named winners of the GAA / GPA Player of the Month Semi-Finals awards. Cillian is the highest scorer in football championship history and showed his skills again last Sunday when…
  • Dec 10, 2020

    Mayo captain Aidan O'Shea calls for players' families to be allowed attend All-Ireland final

    Just 9 days to go to the All-Ireland senior football final, as Mayo prepare to take on Dublin who are seeking their 6th-in-a-row title. Mayo captain Aidan O'Shea has called for players' families to be allowed to attend the upcoming All-Ireland finals in Croke…
  • Dec 10, 2020

    Galway face Kilkenny in All-Ireland camogie final on Saturday evening

    Galway face Kilkenny this weekend in the All-Ireland senior camogie final. It's a repeat of last year's final, with reigning champions Galway aiming to retain the title. 2016 was the last time Kilkenny won the O'Duffy Cup. The game gets underway at 7pm…
  • Dec 10, 2020

    Galway United announce signing of Ronan Manning

    Galway United has announced the signing of Ronan Manning. The 20-year old returns to his hometown club for a second spell, after a successful season with Athlone Town. The attacking midfielder appeared in all 21 of Athlone Town's competitive fixtures, bagging…
  • Dec 09, 2020

    David Coldrick officially confirmed as referee for All-Ireland Senior Football Final

    The GAA has confirmed the referees and match officials for the 2020 GAA Football All-Ireland Senior and Under 20 All-Ireland Finals with David Coldrick confirmed as the referee for the senior final, while Paul Faloon from Down will officiate in the EirGrid…
  • Dec 09, 2020

    No new injury concerns for Mayo ahead of All-Ireland Final

    Mayo should have no new injury concerns ahead of the All-Ireland Football Final with Dublin on Saturday week. That's according to manager James Horan who was speaking at this evening's All-Ireland Press briefing. Chris Barrett and Eoghan McLoughlin both…
  • Dec 09, 2020

    Ronan Manning returns to Galway United

    Galway United have signed Ronan Manning. The 20-year-old returns to his hometown club for a second spell after enjoying an eye-catching campaign with Athlone Town last season. The attacking midfielder was an ever-present for the Midlands club, appearing in…
  • Dec 09, 2020

    Dean Rock expects highly competitive clash with Mayo in All-Ireland final

    Dublin senior football manager Dessie Farrell has a full squad to pick from ahead of the All Ireland final against Mayo on Saturday week. The defending champions have sailed through the Championship so far. However, Dublin forward Dean Rock is expecting a…
  • Dec 09, 2020

    Sligo Rovers goalkeeper nominated for prestigious award

    In soccer news, Sligo Rovers goalkeeper Ed McGinty has been nominated for the 2020 SSE Airtricity / Soccer Writers Association of Ireland awards. McGinty is one of three nominees in this category - alongside Alan Mannus of Shamrock Rovers, and David Odumosu…
  • Dec 08, 2020

    John Walker elected as new Mayo GAA PRO

    The counting of votes for the election of officers for 2021 took place in MacHale Park tonight. John Walker of Cill Chomain GAA Club has been elected as the new Mayo GAA PRO. The two newly elected Connacht Council Delegates are Johnny Hopkins from the Neale…
  • Dec 08, 2020

    Cillian O'Connor voted GAA.ie Footballer of the Week

    Mayo's Cillian O'Connor has been voted GAA.ie Footballer of the Week. The prolific Ballintubber attacker earned 11, 396 votes on the official GAA Instagram page, with Mayo colleague Tommy Conroy second, and Dublin's Brian Fenton third. Cillian O'Connor scored…
  • Dec 08, 2020

    Mayo's Conor Mortimer appointed manager of Monasterevan's senior team

    Former Mayo footballer Conor Mortimer has been named manager of Monasterevan’s senior team in Co Kildare. An All-Star in 2006, the forward won four Connacht titles as a player. Monasterevan has announced his appointment on social media.
  • Dec 08, 2020

    Galway United sign Mullingar native Conor O'Keeffe

    Galway United has announced the signing of Conor O'Keeffe. The 27-year-old full-back moves to Eamonn Deacy Park after a brief spell with Irish League side Newry City. The Mullingar native, who played his college football with IT Carlow, travelled with the…
  • Dec 08, 2020

    Former GAA President calls for merger with the LGFA following semi-final controversy

    Former GAA President Liam O'Neill says the Ladies Gaelic Football Association should be a part of the GAA. It follows the controversy over the staging of the Cork - Galway game at Croke Park on Sunday. The counties were given just two hours to adjust to…
  • Dec 07, 2020

    Christopher Horgan signs new contract with Galway United

    Christopher Horgan has signed a new contract with Galway United. The tenacious defender has penned a deal with the club that will take him into his fourth season at Eamonn Deacy Park. Horgan is another product of United's academy system - The wholehearted…
  • Dec 07, 2020

    Galway ladies manager regrets playing re-fixed semi-final

    Galway ladies manager Tim Rabbitt claims his side were not shown respect by the LGFA, when their All-Ireland football semi-final against Cork yesterday was moved to Croke Park, due to a frozen pitch at Parnell Park. The change of venue left his players with…
  • Dec 07, 2020

    Six Mayo players named on the GAA team of the week

    Six Mayo players have been named in the GAA.ie team of the week. David Clarke, Oisin Mullin, Stephen Coen, Kevin McLoughlin, Tommy Conroy & Cillian O'Connor all got the nod following their win against Tipperary at the weekend. Cillian and Tommy are also…
  • Dec 06, 2020

    Sligo showjumper triumphs at the two-star Grand Prix in Spain

    Sligo’s Richard Howley has scored yet another major international win, after he triumphed in today’s two-star Grand Prix at Oliva in Spain riding Arlo de Blondel. From a massive 83 starters, 10 made it into the jump-off and at the finish Howley had almost two…
  • Dec 06, 2020

    Cillian O'Connor shoots Mayo past Tipperary and into an All-Ireland final

    Mayo are back in the All-Ireland final for the first time since 2017 after a Cillian O'Connor inspired shootout. James Horan's men gave a powerful attacking performance in a foggy Croke Park to blow Tipperary away, with O'Connor amassing 4-9 of their total.…
  • Dec 06, 2020

    Galway suffer semi-final defeat to impressive Cork

    The Galway ladies have been denied a second consecutive All-Ireland SFC final appearance at the hands of Cork. The Rebelettes ran out 2-17 to 0-13 winners at Croke Park. At halftime the had built up a commanding 2-5 to 0-4 lead. Cork will go ono to face…
  • Dec 06, 2020

    Galway Ladies gunning for remaining All-Ireland final place

    Cork and Galway will contest the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC semi-final. The Tribeswomen are looking to get back into the final after losing to Dublin last year while the Rebelettes were in the showpiece back in 2018. Throw in at Parnell Park is at half-past 1.
  • Dec 06, 2020

    Mayo and Tipp will battle it out for the second All-Ireland final spot this afternoon

    Mayo and Tipperary will battle it out in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-final this afternoon. The winner will face Dublin in the final in two week's time. The Premier are looking to book their place in the decider for the first time in 100…
  • Dec 06, 2020

    Mayo native named MOTM in Ireland's win over Scotland

    Ireland beat Scotland 31 points to 16 in their Autumn Nations Cup 3rd/4th place play-off at the Aviva Stadium yesterday. Mayo native Caelan Doris was named man of the match after the convincing victory. The 22-year-old from Lacken has won seven caps under…
  • Dec 05, 2020

    Mayo name their team to face Tipperary in tomorrow's All-Ireland semi-final

    Mayo will contest a 9th All Ireland semi-final in 10 years when they face Tipperary in Croke Park at 3.30pm tomorrow. Mayo claimed a first Connacht title since 2015 against Galway three weeks ago and the team named for tomorrow is unchanged from that win.…
  • Dec 05, 2020

    Ryan De Vries signs new contract with Sligo Rovers

    Ryan De Vries says he's "delighted" to sign a new contract with Sligo Rovers. The New Zealand international featured 17 times for the Bit O'Red last season. Sligo boss Liam Buckley says they're keeping a "technically excellent" player at the club as they…
  • Dec 04, 2020

    Connacht move up to second in Conference B of the PRO 14

    Connacht have moved up to second in Conference B of the Guinness Pro 14. Captain for the night Paul Boyle scored a hat-trick of tries in a 31-points to 14 bonus point win over Benetton.
  • Dec 04, 2020

    Tipperary name unchanged side to face Mayo on Sunday

    David Power has named his Tipperary side to face Mayo in Sunday’s All-Ireland Senior Football semi-final. The team is unchanged from their win over Cork. Tipperary: Evan Comerford; Alan Campbell, Jimmy Feehan, Colm O'Shaughnessy; Bill Maher, Kevin Fahey,…
  • Dec 04, 2020

    GAA reveals its schedule for the final stages of their underage Championships

    The GAA has revealed its schedule for the final stages of their underage championships. The final of the Bord Gais Energy under-20 Hurling Championship will be played on the 9th or 10th of January. The Electric Ireland Minor Hurling final will be played the…
  • Dec 04, 2020

    Westport native signs for Galway United

    Galway United have announced the signing of Westport's Ruairi Keating. The 25-year-old striker has had spells in the League of Ireland with Sligo Rovers, Finn Harps and Galway United, before moving to Torquay United in 2017. Keating spent three seasons at…
  • Dec 04, 2020

    Connacht have the chance to move up to second in the PRO14 this evening

    Connacht have the chance to move up to second in the Guinness PRO14 this evening. Andy Friend's side welcome winless Benetton to the Sportsground for a 7.35pm kick-off. Caolin Blade starts at scrum-half for the Westerners with Paul Boyle skippering the side…
  • Dec 04, 2020

    Liam Gordon from Galway confirmed as referee for the Joe McDonagh Cup final

    The GAA has confirmed the referees and match officials for the 2020 GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior and Joe McDonagh Cup Finals with Fergal Horgan confirmed as the referee for the senior final, while Liam Gordon from Galway will officiate in the Joe McDonagh…
  • Dec 04, 2020

    Galway ladies make one change for Sunday's All-Ireland semi-final

    2019 runners-up Galway have been forced into one change for Sunday’s TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final against Cork. Fabienne Cooney’s red card from the nerve-jangling qualifier group victory over Monaghan, which secured Galway’s passage to the…
  • Dec 04, 2020

    Former Kerry Star impressed with Mayo this season

    All-Ireland winning former Kerry forward Darran O’Sullivan is impressed with Mayo so far this season. James Horan’s side overcame Leitrim, Roscommon and Galway on their way to a Connacht title and this Sunday face Tipperary in the All-Ireland Semi-Final. The…
  • Dec 03, 2020

    FAI forced to abandon national underage leagues following Government advice

    The FAI were forced to dramatically put the brakes on a return for elite underage football. Matches involving under-13 to under-19 age grades looked set to resume this coming weekend. However, the FAI have been informed that government guidance has forced the…
  • Dec 03, 2020

    Mayo Club Development Draws to take place on Saturday

    Draws 3, 4, 5 & 6 of the Mayo Club Development Draw will take place this Saturday December 5th. All draws will be broadcast live on Midwest Radio's Saturday Mix Programme from 3pm. Tickets can still be purchased ahead of the draws on the Mayo GAA website.
  • Dec 03, 2020

    Players to vote on possible merger of GPA & WGPA

    The Gaelic Players Association and the Women's Gaelic Players Association will host EGMs later this month to discuss a merger of the two associations. The player representative bodies approved motions at their AGMs last year to formalise the relationship…
  • Dec 03, 2020

    Tipperary Coach Paddy Christie is hopeful his side can put up a good showing against Mayo

    Former Dublin Captain and current Tipperary coach Paddy Christie says a heavy defeat against Mayo in this Sunday’s All-Ireland Semi-Final would leave a bad taste. Tipp won a first Munster title in 85 years beating Cork in the provincial final and now face a…
  • Dec 03, 2020

    LISTEN: Mayo's Stephen Coen looking ahead to Sunday's All-Ireland Senior Football Semi-Final

    Mayo and Tipperary will meet in the All-Ireland Senior Football Semi-Final on Sunday afternoon at 3:30pm in Croke Park. The game will be live on Midwest Radio Sport with thanks to Ballintubber Store & Agri with Michael D. McAndrew & Martin Carney on…
  • Dec 03, 2020

    Kiltimagh on the lookout for a new Senior Football Manager

    Kiltimagh GAA are seeking expressions of interest for the role of Senior Team Manager. The new management team will be building on the good work put in place by the previous management teams and will be working with a talented group of players. Those…
  • Dec 03, 2020

    Castlebar Celtic awarded FAI Club Mark

    Castlebar Celtic has been awarded the FAI Club Mark for best practice in governance, management and administration. In a statement on their Twitter Page the club thanked all of their coaches, volunteers, players, parents, supporters, sponsors and committee…
  • Dec 02, 2020

    Mark Breheny added to Sligo Senior Management team

    Mark Breheny has been added to Tony McEntee’s Sligo management team as a selector. The former Sligo star retired from inter-county football two years ago after 17 seasons but still plays club football for St. Mary’s. Tourlestrane duo Brendan Egan and Alan…
  • Dec 02, 2020

    Francely Lomboto signs new contract with Galway United

    Francely Lomboto has signed a new contract with Galway United. The 20-year-old attacker, who joined the club from Galway Hibernians at under-17 level, has worked his way through the academy system at Eamonn Deacy Park. Lomboto played under-19 football with…
  • Dec 02, 2020

    Galway's U20 Football Final with Dublin will take place on December 19th

    The GAA have confirmed details of the delayed Eirgrid All Ireland Under 20 football final. The meeting of Galway and Dublin will take place on Saturday, December 19th at Croke Park. It will be a curtain raiser to the All-Ireland Senior Football Final.…
  • Dec 02, 2020

    Connacht Minor Football Championship to go ahead later this month

    It has been confirmed that the Electric Ireland Minor Football Championship will take place later this month. The Competition was put on hold a few months back as the restrictions ramped up but the GAA have confirmed today that the Championship will get…
  • Dec 02, 2020

    Galway Camogie fundraiser ahead of All-Ireland final

    The Galway Camogie senior team are preparing for their All-Ireland final against Kilkenny on Saturday week 12th December in Croke Park. It's a repeat of last year's final, which Galway won. As it's a 7pm throw-in, the team will have to stay over in Dublin and…
  • Dec 02, 2020

    Westport Utd run "Virtual Santa Dash" fundraiser

    Westport United FC are joining forces with the annual Westport Christmas Fuel Appeal to run a novel "Virtual Santa Dash" fundraiser. This will involve people of all ages doing their own Santa Dash this weekend. People can walk, run, swim, cycle, take a photo…
  • Dec 02, 2020

    Ladies All-Ireland semi-final between Galway V Cork moved to Parnell Park, Dublin

    The LGFA have announced a change of location for this weekend's All-Ireland semi-final between Galway and Cork. The semi-final will go ahead in Parnell Park in Dublin, rather than in Limerick as originally proposed, with throw-in at 1.30 on Sunday. The…
  • Dec 01, 2020

    Ballinrobe golfer to receive funding as part of the Golf Ireland Player Pathway

    Golf Ireland has announced 15 High Performance and 11 Developing Players who will receive funding for the 2021 season. Included among the High Performance players are Shannon Burke from Ballinrobe, Luke O’Neill from Connemara and Devin Morley from Oughterard.…
  • Dec 01, 2020

    Michael Bohan steps down as manager of the Sligo Ladies

    Michael Bohan has stepped down as manager of the Sligo Senior Ladies. Bohan and his backroom team have decided to part ways after one year in charge. The Yeats County had a difficult campaign in the Sligo Intermediate Football Championship this season losing…
  • Dec 01, 2020

    Clare Island GAA call on GAA community to support their fundraiser

    The Clare Island GAA club has set up a GoFundMe page in the hope of raising €40,000 to develop their facilities. The club plans to develop changing rooms and a small covered viewing terrace above their pitch. The development will permit Clare Island to host…
  • Dec 01, 2020

    Clare Island GAA set up Go Fund Me initiative to develop facilities

    The Clare Island GAA club has set up a GoFundMe page in the hope of raising €40,000 to develop their facilities. The club’s plan is to develop changing rooms and a small covered viewing terrace above their pitch. The development will permit Clare Island to…
  • Dec 01, 2020

    Two Galway hurlers on the GAA team of the week

    Two Galway hurlers have been named on the GAA.ie team of the week following All-Ireland semi-final weekend. Joe Canning is named at corner forward on foot of his sensational sideline cut exhibition, while Daithi Burke is named at fullback after his steely…
  • Nov 30, 2020

    Mayo's Ann Sweeney appointed as Assistant Referee for FAI Senior Women's Cup Final

    Ann Sweeney has been appointed as Assistant Referee for the FAI Senior Women's Cup Final between Cork City and Peamount Utd which takes place on Saturday 12th December in Tallaght Stadium, Dublin. Ann has received this prestigious appointment as she has…
  • Nov 30, 2020

    GAA & GPA agree new four year deal

    The GAA and GPA have agreed to renew their working relationship for the next four years.The players association will continue to receive 15 per cent of the GAA’s net commercial revenues.A separate charter for players’ expenses will be negotiated next year.
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