Elite eight get ready to clash this weekend

Mon, Oct 02, 2017

After one of the busiest weekends in the club calendar last weekend the quarter-finalists in the Mayo GAA senior championships are now known. The defending champions Castlebar Mitchels who were pushed into second place in their group after a Ballina Stephenites saw them off 3-8 to 1-10 last weekend - will face Knockmore in the last eight on Saturday in Ballina at 5pm in a repeat of last years county final. Knockmore were handed the toughest draw of all the table toppers when Mitchels slipped into second place in the table thanks to efforts of Evan Regan and Ciaran Tracey who finished up with 1-3 each in Ballina’s surprise win. Knockmore made it three wins from three in their group with a comfortable 2-11 to 1-9 win over Westport in Castlebar, with Peter Naughton hitting six points for them.

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Heartbreak for brave ladies

Fri, Sep 29, 2017

It was double heartbreak for Mayo's senior football teams after last weekend as our ladies fell at the final hurdle to Dublin in the LGFA final last Sunday in Croke Park. This was a keenly contested game for long periods however three yellow cards over the duration of the game, at one stage leaving Mayo down to 13 players, proved to be the telling factor as Mayo were literally out on their feet at the full time whistle.

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All down for decision this weekend in senior championship

Fri, Sep 29, 2017

It's back to the cut and thrust of action in the Mayo GAA senior club championship for the first time in over three months this weekend. While the junior championship has been moving along in the background and the semi-final stages down for decision this weekend, it has been long summer without championship action for the 16 senior clubs.

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Final spots up for grabs on Sunday in junior championship

Fri, Sep 29, 2017

On Sunday in MacHale Park the junior semifinals of the Mayo GAA championship will be played as a double header with the action getting under way at 2pm, with the meeting of Kilmaine and Ballycastle. The north Mayo men booked their place in the final four last Saturday night when they saw off Kilmeena in a quarterfinal replay by five points in terrible weather conditions, their opponents booked their spot in the final four with a big  3-16 to 1-9 quarterfinal win over Killala a few weeks ago.

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No room for error this weekend in intermediate grade

Fri, Sep 29, 2017

The only thing for certain in the intermediate championship ahead of this weekend's games is that Parke will be in the last eight. The west Mayo men have two wins from two in group one against serious opposition in the form of Ballyhaunis and Belmullet, and they will face another unbeaten side in the shape of Ardnaree in Knockmore on Sunday at 2pm.

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Ballycastle book semi-final spot - despite late scare from Kilmeena

Sat, Sep 23, 2017

Ballycastle survived a late scare from Kilmeena to run out deserving five point winners over the west Mayo men and book their place in the Mayo Junior Football Championship Final on Saturday night.

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Balla battle their way to the final four

Sat, Sep 23, 2017

Conditions were terrible and some of the football left a lot to be desired, but that won’t matter to Balla who are into the semi-finals of the Mayo Junior championship after a four point win over Achill on MacHale Park on Saturday night. Achill only managed to score once from play in the entire game and Balla were only able to add on one more point to the ten they hit in the second half.  Come the semi-final Pat Fallon’s men know they will have to up their game if they are to make it into their second successive junior final.

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They gave it their all, but it does not make it any easier

Fri, Sep 22, 2017

This football lark does not get any easier does it. The feeling of sick in the pit of my stomach the morning after an All-Ireland final is an all too familiar feeling now after Mayo suffered another agonising one point defeat to Dublin in another All-Ireland final. The margin of loss makes it even more difficult to take. The level of Mayo's performance makes it hard to comprehend they did not win the game. Every mistake and refereeing decision will be scrutinised and placed under the microscope for years to come.

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Junior replays top the bill on Saturday

Fri, Sep 22, 2017

Now that the dust has settled on the inter-county season for another year attention turns back to the local scene this weekend with the double header of replays in the Mayo Junior Football Championship on Saturday evening announcing the return to local action. The action will get under way at 6pm with the meeting of Ballycastle and Kilmeena, followed by the clash of Balla and Achill at 7.30pm.

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Hard work pays off for Browne’s ladies’

Sun, Sep 03, 2017

A year on from the heartbreak of watching Dublin edging them out in a thriller in Breffini Park, Mayo were on the right side of the result in the All Ireland semi-final in the Ulster venue. This time it was the Cork machine that stood in their way, but the pain of last years defeat and the hard work they put in on the training field paid off for Mayo in the end.

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Magic Mayo quash the 'Rebels

Sat, Sep 02, 2017

Mayo made their way back into the All Ireland final for the first time in ten years with a performance that was forged in self-belief, heart, brilliant skill and a determination to not suffer the same fate as befell them last year when they were pipped at the post by Dublin in the same venue.

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Mayo make the Kingdom bend the knee

Sat, Aug 26, 2017

This win wasn’t lucky, it wasn’t by chance, it came about through sheer hard-work, believe in themselves and by playing some breathtaking football. It has taken Mayo 21-years to beat Kerry again in the football championship, but the jubilant Mayo faithful - who roared on their hero’s from the first minute to last, know that there is still a big job to do in three weeks time. But that doesn’t mean that this game is not to be savoured.

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