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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McGonigle storms to success in Mayo Stages Rally

Thu, Mar 16, 2017

As the day dawned and the mist lifted over the Achill hills the first round of the Sligo Pallets Border Championship kicked off in style last Sunday. The early stages were challenging due to overnight rain but once the sun came out and the stages dried up the drivers got into their own rhythm and their confidence increased as the day went on.

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Excitement as stages leave the mainland

Fri, Mar 10, 2017

After much deliberation on the running order of competitors, the entry list was released last Saturday night in the lead up to the Óstán Oileán Acla, Connacht Print And Signs, Mayo Stages Rally which takes place this coming weekend. Entries are still coming in for this motorsport spectacular and Mayo and District Motorsport Club is looking forward to welcoming some 80 crews in addition to the numerous motorsport fans who will be descending on Achill Island.

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Notable absentees fail to dim enthusiasm for Cheltenham Festival

Fri, Mar 10, 2017

Willie Mullins, once the leading amateur jockey, now the leading national hunt trainer in Ireland; Gordon Elliott, once a decent amateur jockey himself, now challenging Mullins’ domination of the Irish NH racing scene; the Cheltenham Festival, once the mecca for NH racing fans from Ireland and the UK, always the mecca for NH racing fans from Ireland and the UK.

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