The Mayo Volleyball Club who won on the road last weekend. Photo: Lukasz Fialkowski.


Mayo beat Santry to stay top of the table

Fri, Dec 02, 2016

Mayo Volleyball Club made the journey to north Dublin to face second place Santry in a battle for top spot. Santry who are playing in division two after being relegated from the top tier last season therefore provided an unknown quantity as they benefited from the experience of playing sides in a higher division week in week out.

Representatives from the Connacht Junior sides including, Ballina, Westport, Castlbar, Ballinrobe, Claremorris and Ballyhaunis at the launch of the Connacht Junior Cup in the Sportsground last weekend. Photo: Inpho.


Mayo's big two scrum down this weekend

Fri, Dec 02, 2016

The two heavyweights of rugby in the county will pack down against each other this Sunday at 2.30pm in Heffernan Park. Hosts Ballina, have backed up their historic junior cup win last season with a brilliant start to this season and currently sit on top of the Junior 1A table with seven wins from their opening eight games, their only loss coming thanks to a narrow three point defeat by Connemara at home a month ago.



Club v county, I have seen it from both sides

Fri, Dec 02, 2016

The age-old debate of club versus county seems to raise its ugly head year after year. For a county like ours with such a prominent senior football team that has been in so many All Ireland finals of late it seems we still cannot get the balance right between club and county. The same problem occurred again this year with a fixture pile up as our county champions and genuine All Ireland contenders Castlebar Mitchels had to play six games, six weeks in a row, eventually losing to now Connacht champions Corofin in extra time having run out of gas during that period of extra time. Some may be wondering what about Westport? They had the same conundrum. They even had to replay a county semifinal against Shrule/Glencorrib mid-week such was the backlog of games. However, Westport were not on the go for a continuous 18 months as the Mitchels were, and Westport had plenty in the tank at the final whistle of all their games.

Noreen McManamon (Mayo AC) leads a group during the first lap of the women's 6k race at Hollymount Road Races.


Strong showing for Mayo AC in Hollymount

Fri, Nov 25, 2016

The familiar setting of Hollymount’s main street was the backdrop to the traditional November road race on Sunday afternoon. Bib numbers were collected at the community centre. Warm-ups along the local arteries got the blood going ahead of the task – lungs and legs engaged and put through their gears.

The Westport United team and management ahead of their first game at their new home ground last weekend.


Westport one step from the title

Fri, Oct 28, 2016

Last weekend they celebrated the opening of their new home with a comfortable 4-0 over Glenhest Rovers in the FAI Junior Cup third round, and this Sunday Westport United will be hoping to have some more celebrations as they look to claim a three-in-a-row of Super League titles.


Championship Points #1

Fri, May 20, 2016

This week sees the launch of the new Championship Points podcast which will run throughout the GAA Championship football season.


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