Hurley lands hammer blow at the death

Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Critical moment: Brian Hurley punches the ball to the Mayo net to win the game for Cork. Photo: Sportsfile

It was a game that had it all and then some more, bar the desired result for Mayo as a late, late Brian Hurley goal saw Cork steal the two points from this national football league encounter in Pairc Ui Rinn. Mayo looked to be heading back up the road with a valuable win under their belts as the game ticked towards injury time. But the hosts had other ideas, Conor Dorman ghosted in behind the Mayo rear guard and flicked the ball across the face of the goal, where the Castlehaven man was arriving just at the right time to flick the ball to the back of the net and condemn Mayo to their third defeat of this years league.

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Mayo derby for top division spot on Sunday

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Looking for the break through: Mark Staunton and his Castlebar team-mates are looking to get promotion on Sunday. Photo: Castlebar RFC

Both Castlebar and Ballina bowed out of the Cawley Cup last weekend at the quarter-final stage. The county town side lost out in an all Mayo clash against a Westport side who are ramping up their preparations for the Connacht Junior Cup final next weekend, while Westport lost out Monivea in Heffernan Park.

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Ballyheane look for sixth round spot

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Cup countdown: Ballyheane’s Peter Burke will be a key man on Sunday in the Connacht Junior Cup. Photo: Michael Donnelly.

Following on from their extra-time win over Strand Celtic in Quigley Park a fortnight ago, Ballyheane will go looking for a place in the sixth round of the Connacht Cup on Sunday lunch-time.

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Thuar Mhic Éadaigh to host 2015 Mayo Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta finals

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

CLG Thuar Mhic Éadaigh club stalwarts Caoimhín Ó Tuathail, Tomás Ó Faoláin, and Seamus Ó Durcáin and Piaras Ó Raghallaigh (cathaoirleach Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta Mhaigh Eo) at the launch of the competition.

CLG Thuar Mhic Éadaigh is to host the 2015 Mayo GAA Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta finals this year on Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29. The west Mayo club is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the decision to welcome the other Mayo Gaeltacht clubs will be a central part of that commemoration. Speaking ahead of the comórtas, club secretary Michéal Ó Fhlainn said the competition is one of the most important club tournaments in the country, and that everyone in the parish was looking forward to the Mayo finals at the end of March. He said: “2015 is a milestone year for our club and it is fitting that we commence our celebrations by hosting the Mayo Comórtas finals. The Comórtas Peile competition means an awful lot to our club, to our players, and especially to this very important and vibrant Gaeltacht area, and we will be leaving no stone unturned as we welcome all the other Gaeltacht clubs to the shores of Lough Mask.”

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Ladies look to get back on winning ways

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

On Sunday afternoon in Elverys MacHale Park the Mayo ladies senior football team will be looking to get back on winning ways when the take on Kerry in the penultimate round of the National Football League.

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Players must listen to their bodies and I should know

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

After hearing Joe Brolly on the Saturday Night Show a few weeks ago on about player burn out and injuries because of over training it made for a fascinating listen and really struck a chord. I’m having my fourth surgery in six years today in the Beacon hospital in Dublin. I put my body through the mill for club and county and played games that I really shouldn’t have, most notably in 1999, when my injury nightmare started.

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Mayo in battle to avoid the drop

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

Hurling for survival: Padraig O’Flynn and his team-mates will be looking to keep Mayo’s league status intact this weekend. Photo: Sportsfile

The Mayo senior hurlers have two chances to avoid the drop to Division 3A of the National Hurling League over the next three weeks. On Sunday in Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon they will face Donegal in the Division 2B relegation play-off, if they win that game they will secure their status for next season. If they lose that game, they will then enter a promotion-relegation play-off against the winners of Division 3A in a final fling clash over the weekend of Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12. The final of Division 3A is down for decision on Easter Saturday, April 4 when Tyrone and Monaghan meet in the title decider.

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Minors take on Galway in third game in a week

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

The Mayo minors threw-in on their 2013 season last Saturday and tomorrow they will be in action in their third game in seven days. Enda Gilvarry’s charges will head to Tuam to take on Galway in the third round of the Connacht Minor League at 5pm tomorrow evening.

In their two games so far, Mayo have beaten Longford in round one, before they lost out to Roscommon by two points in Kiltoom on Tuesday evening.

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Mayo need to bounce back against Cork on Sunday

Fri, Mar 27, 2015

The Mayo minors threw-in on their 2013 season last Saturday and tomorrow they will be in action in their third game in seven days. Enda Gilvarry’s charges will head to Tuam to take on Galway in the third round of the Connacht Minor League at 5pm tomorrow evening.

In their two games so far, Mayo have beaten Longford in round one, before they lost out to Roscommon by two points in Kiltoom on Tuesday evening.

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Tribesmen end Mayo’s U21 adventure

Sat, Mar 21, 2015

Down and out: Stephen Coen and the Mayo u21s exited the championship on Saturday. Photo:Sportsfile

Mayo’s search for back-to-back wins in the Connacht u21 football championship for the first time since 2009 will stretch into 2016 at least after the exited the competition at the semi-final stage on Saturday evening. In a game that wasn’t ill tempered Roscommon referee Paddy Neilan dished out three black-cards and late red card to Mayo’s Patrick Durcan, as Galway deservedly claimed their spot in the final against Roscommon in a fortnights time.

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Mayo v Galway (Live)

Sat, Mar 21, 2015

In from the start: Matthew Ruane will start for Mayo tonight. Photo:Sportsfile

Welcome to our live rolling coverage of this evenings meeting between Mayo and Galway in the Connacht u21 Football Championship semi-final in Elverys MacHale Park. 

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Tribesmen stand in the way of final date for Mayo

Fri, Mar 20, 2015

Final place: Patrick Durcan will be one of Mayo’s key men tomorrow against Galway. Photo: Sportsfile.

Tomorrow evening in Elverys MacHale Park, Mayo will be looking to make it back into the Connacht u21 final for the first time since 2009 when they take on Galway in the provincial semi-final.

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