No let up in the action as Winter sets in

Fri, Nov 17, 2017

The provincial club championships really kicked into life last weekend with some mouth watering games and exhilarating displays in all four Provinces and no question the shock of the club season occurred in Leinster as the mighty St Vincent's were humbled by Wicklow champions Rathnew. Credit to Castlebar Mitchels who qualified for another Connacht club final after getting the job done eventually against Sligo champions Tourlestrane but not without a real scare. Castlebar are not playing with the same fluency and conviction of other years which is slightly worrying from their viewpoint but the most important thing is that they are winning.

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Carnacon go looking for final spot

Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Having had to come through two titanic encounters with Galway champions Kilkerrin/Clonberne - Carnacon's attentions turn north this Sunday when they take on Tyrone and Ulster champions St MacCartans in the All Ireland semi-final in the Red Hand side's home patch at 2pm. The Carnacon girls are looking to make it back to the final of the competition for the first time since 2013 as they go looking to claim their sixth All Ireland title. Since they first claimed an All Ireland title in 2002, the Mayo side have reached the final on eight occasions winning five and losing three times.

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Lahardane look to make themselves legends

Fri, Nov 17, 2017

They were underdogs in most people's minds, but not their own when they went into the county final against Kilmaine, but the warriors from Lahardane were paying no attention to that particular script and they blew away the south Mayo men to claim a historic victory. Now this Sunday they are just an hour away from another historic movement when the face Sligo champions Ballymote in the Connacht Club Junior Football Championship final at 2pm in MacHale Park.

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‘I don’t think you can ever get over losing an All-Ireland’ - Martha Carter

Fri, Nov 17, 2017

EXPERIENCED Mayo star Martha Carter admits that she still hasn’t dealt fully with the fall-out from last September’s TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football final defeat to Dublin.

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Carnacon and Kilkerrin-Clonberne to do it all again

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

As everyone thought going into this game there was going to be nothing between these two sides when the final whistle went, and there literally was nothing, as they could not be separated at the end of a pulsating encounter that finished level on a score of 5-17 to 6-14 in Ballyhanuis. The sides will meet again this Sunday in the same venue at 2pm, with extra time and the potential of a point scoring shoot-out to follow if it is still level, and after these sides combined for a total of 11-31 last time out the smart money might be on just that outcome.

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Lahardane face tough test in in junior semi-final

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

They surprised many - but not themselves - in winning the Mayo junior title and on Sunday John Maughan's men will go looking to book a spot in the provincial final when they take on St Gabriel's from Galway at 1pm.

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No rest for Moy Davitts as Glaveys come calling

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

The heart-rates have probably only got back to normal for Moy Davitts' supporters following last Saturday nights amazing come from behind injury time victory in the Mayo Intermediate Football Championship final. Trailing by three points in injury time, having led by five at the turnaround and a man up, they had only managed to score a single point in the entire 30 minutes of normal play in the second half - but somehow they managed to win the game in a amazing four minutes of action. James Mulderrig hammered home a thunderbolt of a goal from 20 yards out, to level it up - it was that type of shot that once it left his boot you could see it was only going to end up in one place and that was followed by a floating effort from Séan Kelly which seemed to just about make it over crossbar.

But there has not been much time for celebration for the men from Foxford, Straide and Bohola as they face into a quick turnaround to take on Roscommon champions Michael Glaveys this Sunday in the Connacht semifinal. It was the second time Glavey's claimed the middle tier title in Roscommon in three years. The key men for them in their victory were Conor Hussey, Gary Patterson, Caoileann Fitzmaurice, Stephen Comer, Andy Glennon, and Cathal Heneghan, and Moy Davitts will need to be on their toes against the Roscommon champions.

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Mitchels look to take first steps to winning back provincial crown

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

There has been little time for rest for Castlebar Mitchels since the club scene swung back into action in recent weeks, they had last weekend off after their win over Ballintubber in the county final - but come tomorrow afternoon it is back to business as they welcome Leitrim champions Mohill to MacHale Park with a place in the semi-final of the Connacht championship up for grabs.

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Moy Davitts break Kiltimagh hearts at the death

Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Moy Davitts were crowned county intermediate champions after a dramatic replay victory against neighbours Kiltimagh last Saturday evening in Elverys McHale Park. In a pulsating contest that ebbed and flowed, Pat Clarke’s charges won the spoils after scoring a goal and a point in the final minutes snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.

It was a heartbreaking defeat for Kiltimagh who soldiered so well in the second half despite being down to 14 men and five points in arrears at the interval. They regrouped and took the game to Moy Davitts in that second half going three points in front in a real display of grit and character. Games of this importance are won by big plays and James Mulderrig's equalising late goal followed by Sean Kelly's match winning point will go down in Moy Davitts' folklore. I have no doubt after a night of celebrations it was back to the grindstone on Monday for the winners as they are straight at it again this weekend taking on Michael Glavey's of Roscommon this Sunday in the Connacht semifinal, again in Elvery's McHale Park. This represents a big opportunity for Moy Davitts as they strive to follow in the footsteps of Westport last year winning the Provincial intermediate title.

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Mitchels make it a magic three-in-a-row

Sun, Oct 22, 2017

Title number 31 for Castlebar Mitchels will be one that will be remembered for a long time in the county town, it was their first three-in-a-row since the mid 1950s and it also saw them beat their most recent nemesis Ballintubber in the final for the first time after their near neighbours had beaten them in their three previous final meetings in 2010, 2011 and 2014.

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All to play for again as Moy Davitts and Kiltimagh can't be separated at the end

Sun, Oct 22, 2017

The conditions weren’t the best - but there was enough drama to ensure that next weekends replay between these two east Mayo sides - will be one to watch. It’s hard to know which of these sides will feel the happier after the full time whistle - Kiltimagh led by seven early in the second half and missed a number of good chances throughout the game.

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Boland brace sets Blue Devils on their way to victory

Sat, Oct 21, 2017

The biting cold and soaking rain probably stopped Tooreen’s most famous alleged visitor from stopping by again, but it didn’t dissuade the hurling faithful of Mayo from making their way to Adrian Freeman Park on Saturday afternoon for the latest instalment of this very local rivalry.

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