From the peloton....Day Three

Wed, May 24, 2017

Fast. That’s the only word that can describe Tuesday's 149km trek from Newport to Bundoran. The stage started with speeds exceeding 60 kmph, and at time hitting well over 70kmph. Narrow roads from Newport to Glenhest and onto Ballina meant that it was difficult to move up in the peloton.

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From the peloton....Day Two

Tue, May 23, 2017

Country roads took us home to Mayo in yesterday's second stage of the An Post Rás, an important stage for the Mayo men and for all rider’s in the race. The early stages in this year’s race isn’t going to be where you win the race, but it can definitely be where you lose it. Over 190 riders on a main road fighting to be near to the front of the peloton can often lead to crashes.

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From the peloton....Day One

Mon, May 22, 2017

In the first of his An Post Rás tour diaries Jason Prendergast from Team iTap brings us into the heart of stage of one of the race.

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Mayo cyclists ready to put their bodies to the test on Rás

Fri, May 19, 2017

The An Post Rás is an annual, eight-day, stage race around Ireland. The race is Ireland's number one cycling event and will take place from Sunday, May 21, to Sunday, May 28. The An Post Rás is Ireland’s only UCI (professional) bike race. The epic race began in 1953 and has been held every year since. It is one of Ireland’s top sporting events bringing world class sporting action and a significant economic boost to towns and villages nationwide.

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Clubs bask in summer sun

Fri, May 12, 2017

Balla

Mark Killeen with a round of 52 was the gents' winner of last weekend's strokeplay competition. He finished five strokes ahead of Pat Kilgallon in second place. Ronan Murphy won the gross prize, with Richie Murphy finishing in third. The ladies' strokeplay competition was claimed by Patricia Conwell who had a round of 54, she finished one stroke in front of Mary Gillard in second place, with Mary B O'Donnell coming home in third place and Geraldine O'Malley winning the gross prize. The timesheets for the Junior and Senior Scratch Cup, the Broderick Cup and the O’Brien Cup are on the notice board. Please fill in your name if you are interested in participating in all or any of these cup competitions before May 21.

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Mayo travels east to secure national success

Fri, May 12, 2017

Mayo Community Games is a very proud voluntary body which has made a huge contribution to the games since they were formed in 1973. Once you entered the Sports Ireland National Sports Campus in Dublin for the National Community Games May Festival it was very clear that Mayo was truly represented by the wonderful colour of flags and Mayo tracksuits everywhere. Mayo Community Games was involved in swimming, table tennis, futsal, marathon, mixed distance relay, gymnastics, quiz, and soccer. The Mayo participants' first visit to the campus yielded tremendous success with five sets of gold medals, three sets of silver, one set of bronze, and a set of fourth place medals. Eight individual medals were successfully secured with two gold, two bronze, and one fourth place making their way back to Mayo.

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Lam demands a redeeming display to sign off Pro 12 season

Fri, May 05, 2017

nd on Saturday with coach Pat Lam urging his players to redeem themselves after their worst performance in three years.

Their 12th defeat this season came at the hands of title-chasing Scarlets last Saturday evening in the final fixture at the Sportsground, and Lam says this week it is all about producing a suitable response worthy of title-holders in this final championship fixture.

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Mayo finish season unbeaten as they claim league title

Fri, Apr 14, 2017

Mayo Volleyball Club today finished their maiden season with a clean sweep of victories to claim the national division two title. Their 14th and final game resulted in a 3-0 win against Aer Lingus - completing a fine season devoid of blemish.

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Brett, Rodgers and Waldron win Balla drive in competition

Fri, Mar 31, 2017

There was plenty of good scoring in the clubs around Mayo last weekend as the sun shone around the county. 

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Mayo spike their way to league title in maiden season

Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Mayo Volleyball Club last weekend won the national league division two title after defeating second placed Santry in Kiltimagh. Mayo came into the game full of confidence but were forced to fight all the way in a game that extended to the maximum five sets. The Westerners began well with a flurry of good hits but after weathering a late storm from the Dubliners, quality serves from Paulina Balik Nowak helped Mayo close it out winning 25-18.

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Connacht head to Italy to play catch-up

Fri, Mar 31, 2017

This time last year Connacht were working their way to a first Guinness Pro 12 trophy and Champions Cup rugby. Twelve months later they are facing a possible play-off against the French or English to qualify again. It is hardly the position they expected to be in - certainly not returning to Parma to play Zebre in the refixed Pro 12 game this Saturday - when Irish eyes are in Thomond Park.

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