Up and over: Kevin McLoughlin kicks the winning point for Mayo on Sunday. Photo: Sportsfile

GAA

McLoughlin the hero for Mayo in Omagh

Sun, Mar 26, 2017

When word filtered through that Cavan had drawn with Kerry at half time in this encounter, the permutations and combinations of results that would be needed for Mayo to stay up in division one if they couldn’t come home from Omagh with win under their belts were being worked out by the supporters. But come full time in this one Mayo had put their destiny back in their own hands, thanks to Kevin McLoughlin’s brilliant winning score.

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The launch of Mayo AC's 2017 Club League and eighth Annual Mayo AC Vodafone C&C Cellular 5k Series took place recently. Brendan Chambers from sponsor C&C Cellular Vodafone joined some club members for the launch in the Castlebar shop. The 2017 Club League has a number of events taking place between now and November and the 5k Series will take  place as usual on successive Tuesday evenings in May/June – details on www.mayoac.com. Back row: Seamus Devaney, Angela McVann, Laura Heneghan, Brendan Murphy, Ann McDonnell, PJ Hall, Angela O’Connor, Karen Devaney. Front row: Trisha Carty, John Geraghty, Brendan Chambers, Ambrose Gaughan

Athletics

Byrne wins Carra Classic - Diver runs PB in Japan

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

On Sunday the Carra Classic 8k was won by John Byrne (Mayo AC) in 27:29 - the first woman home was Kathy Gleeson (Claremorris) in 30:56. The Carra Classic is part of the Great Lakes series of spring races and 160 competitors made it to the finish line. 

Out in front: Manulla caused a bit of a surprise by beating Castlebar Celtic last weekend. Photo: Castlebar Celtic Facebook

Soccer

First weekend packs plenty of surprises

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

Last weekend's big kick-off of the Mayo League saw plenty of surprises in the top division, with Glenhest, Manulla and and Straide and Foxford United all picking up the points against what was perceived as superior opponents, while a new look Ballyheane laid down a marker of intent with an impressive 5-1 win at home over league new boys Achill Rovers.

Rugby

Mayo sides in battles for last eight spots

Fri, Jan 20, 2017

Four Mayo sides will be battling it out for a spot in the last eight of the Connacht Junior Cup this weekend. The defending champions and Junior 1A league leaders Ballina will be facing into the game of the weekend when they host the Connemara All Blacks in Heffernan Park on Sunday at 2pm.

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

Read this weeks E-paper. Past editions also available from within this weeks digital copy.

 

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