Mayo one-two at Cork Week Regatta

Fri, Jul 25, 2008

For a small sailing club to win an event at the prestigious ACC Bank Cork Week Regatta is quite an achievement. For boats from a single club to finish first and second is an outstanding result. That is exactly what happened for Mayo Sailing Club in Cork this year. X-Rated and Roxanne finished first and second respectively in the X332 Class. It’s no wonder the champagne corks popped.

To set the context, Cork Week is the biggest club regatta in Europe. It is the single most important sailing event in the country with 4,000 boats competing for prizes. The event is held every second year. In 2006 X-Rated, owned by John and Gair Gordon, Knockmore, Ballina, was the first boat from Mayo Sailing Club to win her class. This year four X332s from Mayo Sailing Club competed in the class. The racing was tough and challenging, the series was the best of eight races, with one ‘discard’ (the poorest race result is discounted).

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Good scores at clubs around Mayo

Fri, Jul 25, 2008

Castlebar Ladies Golf

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What a wonderful weekend of sport it was

Fri, Jul 25, 2008

The TV licence was worth paying for, if only to have had the benefit of sitting back last weekend to watch some of the greatest sporting moments of the summer. I have to be honest here, I felt rather guilty last Sunday evening having spent the majority of the previous two days watching hurling, football, golf and boxing. I am a farmer’s son and the guilt kicks in automatically if I spend any bit of time indoors on a fine day!

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Tyrone, Donegal, Limerick and Down to advance

Fri, Jul 25, 2008

The wheat is continuing to be separated from the chaff now in the All-Ireland football qualifiers and this Saturday sees four games in Round 2 down for decision.

Tyrone host Westmeath in Omagh at 3pm in a game that is live on TV3 and you don’t have to move off your armchair then either for more live action.

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Christy Ring Cup semi-final - Day of destiny for Mayo hurlers

Fri, Jul 25, 2008

While many would have been lining the pitches in Breaffy, Shrule, Claremorris, and Burrishoole or easing themselves into watching Joe Canning put ona legendary display but still end up on a losing side last Saturday night, there was a bit of history being made in Aughrim, County Wicklow.

After a nail-biting encounter Mayo saw off the challenge of Wicklow by 3-18 to 1-22 in the Christy Ring Cup in an epic encounter and thus booked their place in the last four of the competition for the first time in their history. This Saturday in McHale Park, they will get to grips with Leinster opposition in the shape of Carlow in a final four battle with the ultimate prize of a place in the Christy Ring Cup final and a live television debut for the Mayo hurlers.

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Mayo Club Championships -Quarter finalists emerge in club championship

Fri, Jul 25, 2008

After a long lay-off there was a hectic weekend of action on the club championship front last weekend, with the quarter-finalsts in the senior competition all being decided. Section A saw Ballintubber join the already qualified Charlestown in the last eight thanks to a 2-12 to 2-8 win over Garrymore. Crossmolina had already navigated their way into the knockout stages of the competition before the last round and it was down to a straight shoot out between Ballinrobe and Knockmore to see who would join them. In a tight battle in Flanagan Park it was the north Mayo men who came out on top.

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