Mayo sides go for glory in junior cup

Fri, Mar 06, 2015

The mouth-watering taste of a possible all Mayo Connacht Junior Cup final is still there for the eating this weekend, when three Mayo sides go into action in the Connacht Junior Cup semi-finals.

With Castlebar, Ballina, and Westport all still left in the final four of the competition at least one Mayo side will make the final, with Westport and Ballina meeting in Carrowholly in one semi-final and Castlebar looking to upset the applecart when they host Monivea in their semifinal.

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Irish favourites to dominate opening day

Fri, Mar 06, 2015

An estimated twenty thousand Irish people are to descend on Cheltenham.

There are certain acres of ground which are held sacred by followers of sport in this country.

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Rangers and Iorras into last sixteen of Connacht Cup

Fri, Mar 06, 2015

Last weekend’s round of 32 in the Connacht Junior Cup was hit by a number of postponements due to the weather around the province, but two Mayo sides did manage to book their places in the next round of the competition.

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Down come calling for Coen’s men

Fri, Mar 06, 2015

The Mayo senior hurlers will look to get back on winning ways on Sunday when Down are the visitors to Elverys MacHale Park in round three of the National Hurling League. JP Coen’s men have a 50 per cent record so far this season, having beaten Donegal on the opening day in Letterkenny then going down to Meath in a rain soaked and wind lashed affair in Bekan a fortnight ago.

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Ballyhaunis dream of All Ireland final spot

Fri, Mar 06, 2015

The currency of hurling in the east Mayo strongholds of Ballyhaunis and Tooreen will come to the fore again tomorrow, Saturday March 7 in Ballinasloe at 2pm, as Ballyhaunis Community School enter the uncharted waters of the All-Ireland Senior C Post Primary Schools Hurling semi final.

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St Gerald’s bow out while Davitt College, Our Lady’s, and Sancta Maria claim titles

Fri, Mar 06, 2015

St Gerald’s College, Castlebar’s, quest for a three in a row in Connacht Post Primary School’s Senior A Football Championship came to an end in Bekan on Saturday. The Castlebar school lost out to Roscommon CBS in a weather affected semifinal that saw St Gerald’s not register a single score in the first half and the victors snatching the win with a goal right at the death, which was their only score in the second half. St Gerald’s went in trailing by 1-3 to 0-0 at the turnaround, with Roscommon CBS’s county u21 man Noel Gately grabbing their first goal early in the opening half.

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Castlebar parkrun celebrates its first birthday

Fri, Mar 06, 2015

The weekly parkrun event held in Castlebar at Lough Lannagh, will celebrate its first anniversary tomorrow Saturday, March 7. The event organisers are hosting a party in Castlebar Tennis Club afterwards to mark the occasion.

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Are you ready to take on the Rooster Booster?

Fri, Mar 06, 2015

The newly revamped Castlebar Adventure Duathlon on Saturday March 14 was launched at the shores of Lough Lannagh recently by the noted endurance man Gerry Duffy, Gerry Duffy is no stranger to adventure racing and has competed on the circuit many a time, also there to lend her support was Joanne Grehan, CEO of Mayo Local enterprise, stating that this event will be huge for Castlebar.

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Mayo looked in much better shape and were well fired up

Fri, Mar 06, 2015

I thought it was going to be close.

I felt Monaghan may even upset the apple cart, which in turn led me to think a draw was the best option. How wrong I was.

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Derry date for Mayo on Sunday

Fri, Mar 06, 2015

Back looking for more, Cillian O'Connor was happy with Mayo's win last Sunday but is looking for another against Derry. Photo: Sportsfile 

Mayo will make the long trek to Celtic Park on Sunday to take on Derry in the fourth round of the National Football League. This will be the third Ulster opposition that Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly’s side have faced on the bounce after their loss to Tyrone in round two, and their win over Monaghan last Sunday.

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It’s all about collecting the points for Higgins

Mon, Mar 02, 2015

Winning ways: Keith Higgins want's to see Mayo keep collecting points. Photo:Sportsfile

Mayo captain Keith Higgins was happy to have the two points in the bag after his sides comprehensive win over Monaghan on Sunday, but he was realistic enough to know that the dismissal of two Farney men had a lot to do with the large gap on the scoreboard.

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O'Shea stars as Mayo run out easy winners

Sun, Mar 01, 2015

Back of the net: Aidan O'Shea celebrates his goal. Photo:Sportsfile

Mayo picked up their second win in this years National Football League on Sunday in Elverys MacHale Park, when they saw off Monaghan in an ill disciplined affair that saw two Monaghan players sent off, along two black cards being issued by referee Rory Hickey in a contest that was punctured by numerous scuffles off the ball. In truth Hickey seemed to lose control of the game early in the second half as fracas broke out all over the field.

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