Soccer

Manulla still lead the way as season passes half way point

Fri, Jun 16, 2017

Last weekend's round of action in the Elverys Sports Super League saw the top division reach the half way point with Manulla still holding on to their lead at the top of the table, they sit two points in front of Westport United, with both Castlebar Celtic and Straide and Foxford United three points further back, making for what looks to be an exciting second half at the top of the table. At the bottom of the table there are three sides separated by just three points, with Achill Rovers, Ballyheane, and Glenhest all battling it out to avoid the drop at this stage, but a run of form from any of those sides could see those placed above the bottom three dragged into the dogfight at the bottom.

Kevin McLoughlin celebrates after scoring his goal last weekend. Photo: Sportsfile

GAA

The times they are a changin'

Fri, Jun 16, 2017

There has been a seismic shift in football power in Connacht in the last four years. After Mayo's 17 point drubbing of Galway in Salthill in 2013 it looked like it would take the Tribesmen light years to make up the ground. After slowly narrowing the gap in 2014 (seven point Mayo victory) and 2015 (four point Mayo victory) they have now caught and surpassed us, beating us twice on the spin in crucial Connacht championship semi-finals.

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Winners of last weekend's competition in Castlebar Golf Club sponsored by Tuohy O'Toole auctioneers pictured at the prize giving event. Back row: Albert Dravins, Mick Kilcourse, Billy Evans, Alex Evans, Ger Lyons, Breda Gilvarry, and Eamon Glancy. Front row: Noel Burke (captain), Marian Martyn (lady captain). Peter Tuohy (sponsor), Ann McGovern (lady president), and Michael O'Malley (president). Photo: Michael Donnelly.

Other

Big scores around the clubs last weekend

Fri, Jun 02, 2017

The good summer weather brought large numbers out to the golf clubs around the county last weekend.

Angela McVann (Mayo AC)  leads a group along Upper Main St at the Ballyhaunis 5km on Tuesday evening.

Athletics

5K series gets off to searing start

Fri, Jun 02, 2017

The first two races in the Mayo AC Vodafone C&C Cellular 5km Summer Series took place over the past few days with races in Foxford and Ballyhaunis. In the first race in the series in Foxford there were 160 competitors taking part. 

Pat Lam finishes up his time in Connacht this weekend. Photo: Sportsfile

Rugby

Lam's regret is an IRFU issue

Fri, Jun 02, 2017

Irish rugby will continue to lose coaches to more lucrative clubs overseas, says former Connacht coach Pat Lam, unless it changes its stance on contracts. Lam, who wraps up his four year stint in Connacht this weekend at the wedding of captain John Muldoon before heading to Bristol, says his one regret leaving Ireland next week is the IRFU's stubborness over the six-months release clause.

Podcasts

Championship Points #1

Fri, May 20, 2016

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

E-paper

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