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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Ballintubber book their spot while Mitchels and Garry’ have to dance again

Sun, Oct 15, 2017

The Mayo GAA season kept moving this weekend with the semi-finals in both the senior and intermediate championships, a number of relegation games and some league deciders taking place over a hectic 30 hours or so between Saturday afternoon and Sunday evening.

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'Tubber tear away in the second half

Fri, Oct 13, 2017

A storming early second half performance from Ballintubber laid the foundations for their progress to this Sunday's Mayo senior football championship semi-final. Despite seeing Cillian O'Connor sent to the line with 15 minutes left for a second yellow card, Ballintubber were able to use all their experience to hold off their southern opponents down the home stretch and book a meeting with Claremorris in the final four.

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Mitchels still the men to beat ahead of semi-finals

Fri, Oct 13, 2017

After Wednesday night's win for Ballintubber over Hollymount-Carramore, we now know the four sides who will be competing in Sunday's semi-finals of the Mayo senior football championship. Defending champions Castlebar Mitchels still look the team to beat after their win over last year's finalists Knockmore. They haven't hit full tilt yet but they are still the leading lights in the county at the minute, but their opponents on Sunday Garrymore will have plenty to say about it before the game is over in MacHale Park.

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Saturday showdowns to get final pairing

Fri, Oct 13, 2017

All roads lead to Ballina tomorrow for what promises to be two real battles, with a place in the Mayo Intermediate Football Championship final up for grabs. The action gets under way at 2.45pm with the meeting of last year's beaten intermediate finalists Kiltimagh and last year's Mayo and Connacht junior champions Louisburgh.

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Well that didn't go as we expected

Fri, Oct 13, 2017

The Mayo Senior championship quarter finals threw up a couple of eye catching results over last weekend. It was the first time ever that the four group winners failed to win their quarter finals, although Ballintubber did get through to the semi-final at the second time of asking after Wednesday night's replay with Hollymount- Carramore.

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No quarter to be given in senior championship this weekend

Fri, Oct 06, 2017

And then there were eight, the field in the race for the Moclair Cup was cut in half last weekend with the final round of group games deciding whose season is still on track for a crack at the Mayo GAA senior championship, and for others it is about avoiding relegation to intermediate championship for next year.

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Intermediate shoot-out on Sunday

Fri, Oct 06, 2017

The battle to be the next intermediate champions heats up on Sunday as the championship reaches the quarterfinal stage, with eight teams left battling it out to follow in the footsteps of last year's champions Westport.

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