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Looking for the next step: Barry Moran and Castlebar Mitchels are looking to book a St Patrick's Day date. Photo: Sportsfile

GAA

Mitchels look to make their mark

Fri, Feb 12, 2016

When St Patrick's day rolls around Castlebar Mitchels will be hoping they are preparing for a perfect ten out of ten record in championship games in the All Ireland final. The Mayo and Connacht champions have played in and won eight championship games since they opened their account on a rainy Saturday evening in Josie Munnelly Park against Ballaghaderreen early last summer.

Podcasts

Mayo GAA National Football League Podcast #2

Fri, Feb 05, 2016

It was a harsh lesson for Mayo last Sunday as an understrength side were thought a lesson by a hungrier Cork side in round one of the National Football League. In this weeks www.advertiser.ie Mayo GAA podcast, Mayo Advertiser Sports Editor Colm Gannon and former Mayo player and www.advertiser.ie columnist John Casey look back over that defeat on Leeside and look forward to the visit of Dublin to MacHale Park on Saturday night. 

Mayo AC athletes who competed in the National Masters Cross County Championship in Dundalk. Colette Tuohy, Angela O'Connor, Tom Hunt, Pauline Moran, Ann Murray, Mags Glavey.

Athletics

Mayo athletes bring back medals from Masters Cross Country

Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Six Mayo AC athletes travelled to Dundalk on Sunday to compete in the National Masters Cross Country Championships in the grounds of the institute of technology. They lined up in a competitive field of 220 from clubs nationwide. The 4k race was for all women athletes and was run over a testing two lap course in tough conditions.

 Caolin Blade, Connacht, scores their eighth try of the match against Enisei-STM last weekend in the Sportsground. Photo: Sportsfile.

Rugby

Connacht aim to consolidate top four position against leaders Scarlets

Fri, Jan 29, 2016

Connacht wrap up a tough run of 16 games on the trot this weekend with high hopes of remaining in the Guinness Pro 12 top four. Top-of-the-table Scarlets are the visitors to the Sportsground on Saturday (3pm), and Pat Lam will be urging his squad for one big push before they can take a well-earned break after this unprecedented four months of non-stop competitive action.

Gerry Knight, Ballina Town,  is presented with the Henry Downes Service to Football award  by John Delaney CEO of FAI at the Mayo Football League Annual Presentation Dinner and Awards night in The Welcome Inn Hotel Castlebar  Photo: Michael Donnelly

Soccer

League of Ireland football for Mayo?

Fri, Jan 29, 2016

The possibility of having a Mayo League team in action in the League of Ireland in the next few years is one of the major aims of the new five year plan for the league that was launched last Saturday. The plan's executive summary outlined the steps to such a possability happening, stating: "We want to provide a pathway for our elite players and coaches to progress to the top of the domestic game. The Mayo Football League believes that a Mayo representative team should play in the SSE Airtricity U17 League by 2017, the U19 League by 2019, and shortly afterwards the Mayo Football League will apply to join the First Division of SSE Airtricity League."

Punching power: Ray Moylette lands a punch on Wayne Kelly in last weekend's semi-final, the bout which Moylette won set up this evening's rematch in the final against Dean Walsh. 
Photo: Sportsfile.

Other

Moylette looks to avenge last years defeat

Fri, Dec 11, 2015

Islandeady boxer Ray Moylette is looking to avenge last year's defeat to Dean Walsh in the National Elite Championships (64kg) final this evening, when the two boxers meet again in the National Stadium in Dublin. Moylette who is a former World Youth Champion and European Senior Champion lost out last year to the Wexford based boxer on a split decision, which saw Walsh take the title and the boxer of the tournament award after a pulsating battle.

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