Connacht Rugby coach Kieran Keane with Connacht assistant coach Nigel Carolan at the Sportsground on Tuesday. Photo: Mike Shaughnessy

Rugby

Keane happy to be home as Brive return to Sportsground

Fri, Dec 15, 2017

Connacht can give themselves a real chance of qualifying for European quarter-finals if the repeat their performance and victory over Brive in the Galway Sportsground on Saturday (3pm).

Mustangs picked up their sixth win of the season on Tuesday night.

Other

Mustangs do it again

Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Mustangs took to the court last Tuesday evening on their home turf in the newly lit up De La Salle Sports hall on their quest for win number six. They did not disappoint. Once again it was Ciara Griffin who was first out of the starting blocks, scoring the first basket of the game and getting the Mustangs underway on their mission.

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Rounding the bend for home at the Hollymount Road Race. Photo: Trish Forde

Athletics

Donnelly and Hartnett win in Hollymount

Fri, Nov 24, 2017

The familiar setting of the main street in Hollymount village was the backdrop to the traditional November road races on Sunday afternoon. Sean Reilly and his team put on another well organised version of this popular annual event. It was the 52nd running this year - a fantastic and unique achievement - which once again took place around the familiar 3k lap.

The Manulla Masters team who were involved in the game of the week in the Masters League. Photo: Michael Donnelly

Soccer

Tight at the top in the Masters League

Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Ballina Town and Manulla sit top of division one of the Masters League after an entertaining night in Solar 21 Park on Wednesday last. The night started with a rip roaring contest between local rivals Westport United and Fahy Rovers. United were ahead 1-0 at the break but found themselves 3-2 down midway through the second period. Late goals secured a 4-3 victory. David Cameron and Vinnie O’Malley each hit a double to give Westport their first win of the season. Tom Gill, Colin Napier and Guillame Vaidi hit the goals for Rovers.

Back in club colours: Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore) and Patrick Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels) will be back in club championship action this weekend. Photo: Sportsfile.

GAA

All down for decision this weekend in senior championship

Fri, Sep 29, 2017

It's back to the cut and thrust of action in the Mayo GAA senior club championship for the first time in over three months this weekend. While the junior championship has been moving along in the background and the semi-final stages down for decision this weekend, it has been long summer without championship action for the 16 senior clubs.

Up and away: Eugene Lavin rises high to clear the ball against Dublin in 1985. Photo: Sportsfile

All Ireland Final

Take time to recall the Mayo stars of the past

Fri, Sep 15, 2017

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in! I could apply that quote to the Mayo Advertiser asking me to return for a one-off All-Ireland final article or to Mayo football itself. Either way, I am delighted to be in this position in mid-September. As ardent football fans we have been deservedly rewarded in this county. Supporters have fed off our team’s energy and vice versa. That relationship is an essential component for a successful season so do what you can to make it to Dublin this weekend and bring the colour, bring the noise. When the 66-year drought ends this Sunday and the pent-up euphoria is unleashed with little hope of abating, my one concern is that the names of the men who built a football-loving county and laid the foundations for thousands of fanatics and players may be lost in the many celebratory renditions of The Green and Red of Mayo.

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