Conway hails Rice warriors after narrow defeat

Sat, Apr 07, 2018

Rice College manager Shane Conway was not looking for any excuses in the aftermath of the Westport school’s one point defeat against St. Ronan’s of Lurgan on Saturday afternoon.

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Mayo welcome Monaghan in crunch encounter

Fri, Apr 06, 2018

Mayo will look to wrap up a semi-final spot in division one of the Ladies Football National Football League on Sunday when they welcome Monaghan to the Amenity Park in Swinford.

Peter Leahy's side currently sit in third place in the table with three wins, two losses, and a draw to their name. Their most recent victory came last weekend when they saw off the challenge of Ulster champions Donegal in a high scoring encounter on a scoreline of 5-14 to 4-12 in Swinford.

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D-Day for Castlebar in promotion push

Fri, Apr 06, 2018

It all comes down to 80 minutes of rugby for Castlebar on Sunday as they strive to gain promotion back to the top level of junior rugby in the province.

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A feast of football for fans over Easter

Fri, Apr 06, 2018

It was nice to sit back and relax on Easter weekend to watch the league finals played out on Saturday and Sunday without having to deal with the pressures and roller coaster emotions of the previous week.

Laois deservedly claimed the division four title with a fairly comprehensive victory over surprise finalists Carlow. After what was pretty much a turbulent week for Laois football because of a tweet sent out by star forward Gary Walsh that created all sorts of backlash it was nice they had silverware to end the week on a high.

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Rice looking to add the pop to historic season

Fri, Apr 06, 2018

It is 41 years since the Hogan Cup crossed the Mayo border, when St Colman's, Claremorris, claimed the famed schools' football title back in 1977, it is 21 years since a Mayo team competed in the final of the competition when St Gerald's, Castlebar, lost out in Croke Park, and on Saturday it is the turn of Rice College, Westport, to have a crack at glory.

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Westport and S&F set the early pace

Fri, Apr 06, 2018

The top of the Elverys Sports Super League has a familiar look to it after two rounds of action with defending champions Westport United sitting on top of the pile.

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Last chance saloon for Connacht

Fri, Apr 06, 2018

Connacht's slim Champions Cup hopes will be in the "last chance saloon" in Liberty Stadium this evening.

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Celtic aims to take another step towards history

Fri, Apr 06, 2018

Castlebar Celtic’s search for a record breaking 10th Connacht Junior Cup success takes its next step on Sunday afternoon when the Mayo club host Sligo/Leitrim side Carbury FC in the semi-final of the 2018 competition.

Celtic last reached the final in 2014 when they came out the wrong side of a penalty shootout defeat against Ballinasloe town. No Mayo side has won the competition since Westport United in 2012 with Galway sides dominating in the intervening years.

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McLoughlin holds his nerve to keep Mayo in top flight

Sun, Mar 25, 2018

We never do it easy, do we.

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No room for error for Mayo on Sunday

Fri, Mar 23, 2018

It has come down to this, seventy minutes of football for Mayo to maintain their status as the Father of the House of division one football, or drop down to the second tier for the first time in over two decades.

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It's D-Day for Mayo on Sunday in Donegal

Fri, Mar 23, 2018

As far as Mayo GAA football days go, last Sunday in Elverys MacHale Park will probably rank as one of the worst, particularly for this bunch of players.

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