Westport held in ten goal thriller

Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Manulla closed the gap at the top of the division one table in the Masters league last Wednesday with a big win over Swinford, taking advantage of Westport United’s slip up against Ballyvary Blue Bombers earlier in the night. Kiltimagh Knock United also took advantage to close the gap with a win over Ballina Town, while Straide and Foxford eased their own relegation worries with a win over Snugboro.

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Westport stay out in front

Fri, Jan 15, 2016

Manulla and Kiltimagh/Knock United kept the pressure on Westport United at the top of the league with wins but the Covies continued their drive towards the title in an entertaining game against Snugboro.

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English and Knight to be honoured by Mayo League

Fri, Jan 15, 2016

The Mayo Football League has announced that the recipients of the prestigious Henry Downes Service to Football Awards for 2015 are Patrick English from Achill Rovers and Gerry Knight, Ballina Town. Padraig McHale, chairman Mayo Football League, said: “I would like to congratulate Patrick English and Gerry Knight on winning this prestigious award. They are certainly worthy recipients as both have given a lifetime of service to the game and are highly respected within the county and beyond. It is fitting that an award named after such a great servant is bestowed upon two gentlemen of the game.’’

The Super League Team of the Year was also announced with champions Westport United having five players selected on the 11 with Gary Cunninghan, Joe Lawless, Dave Cameron, Danny Schaill, and David Hoban getting the nod. Manulla have four winners with Sean Morrisey, Cillian McGlade, Gary Durkan, and Conor Byrne selected. The two other winners were Danny Broderick from Ballyglass and Castlebar Celtic's Paul Fitzpatrick. The nominees for the Super League Player of the Year are Joe Lawless (Westport United), Danny Scahill (Westport United), and Cillian McGlade (Manulla).

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Home advantage could be key for Mayo trio

Fri, Jan 08, 2016

The never ending season for successful junior soccer sides continues this weekend, when three Mayo League outfits go looking for a place in the last 16 of the FAI Junior Cup. Castlebar Celtic, Manulla, and Westport United are all in action in the last 32 of the competition and will be looking to make home advantage count.

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Premier A title comes down to play-off

Fri, Jan 08, 2016

The curtain will finally fall on the 2015 Mayo League season nine days into 2016 when Glenhest Rovers and Claremorris face off in a play-off to see who will claim the Premier A crown in Milebush Park tomorrow evening at 7pm.

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Westport maintain 100 per cent start

Fri, Dec 18, 2015

Ballyvary Blue Bombers kicked the night off with a nervy 4-3 win over Snugboro in the opening division one contest. Despite opening a healthy lead, the Bombers were left hanging on towards the end as Snugboro almost pulled off a sensational comeback.

Ballyvary looked to have scored an insurance goal near the finish but Pat Clarke’s shot hit one post and rolled across the line to the other. Jimmy Byrne, Clarke and Colm Carney scored the goals to secure the points for the Bombers. Zibi Dziminski and a Des Walsh thunderbolt almost completed the comeback.

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Mayo sides book last thirty two spots in FAI Junior Cup

Fri, Dec 11, 2015

All three Mayo sides in action in the FAI Junior Cup last weekend recorded victories and advanced to the last 32. Manulla made the long trip to Leeside on Saturday evening and they came away with the spoils thanks a 4-3 penalty shoot-out win over Glen Celtic. Gary Concannon pulled back an equaliser for Tom Healy’s men with a quarter of an hour left on the clock to force extra-time. After a tense and frenetic extra period the dreaded penalty shoot-out was called for. Rory Martyn was denied first but a flawless return from Enda McGahon, Bryan Ralph, Conor Byrne and Connacht Gold Super Cup hero Declan Tonra sealed the win.

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Manulla look to stop Westport’s dominance in cup final

Fri, Nov 20, 2015

With both sides progressing to the fifth round of the FAI Junior Cup two weeks ago, confidence is high in both Westport United and Manulla camps heading into the Connacht Gold Super Cup on Sunday afternoon next. After wrapping up the league title it has been a successful debut season for John Brennan and his Westport Utd troops. However, they were pushed all the way by Dysart FC where the Covies carved out a 3-2 win thanks to a late Mark McNally winner and this will give hope to Manulla who bagged the Westaro Cup back in August.

There is no doubt that Manulla manager Tom Healy will be analysing the 5-1 defeat to Westport this week to conjure up a plan to restrain their illustrious hosts. He is under no illusions at what they will face on Sunday. “It’s a huge game like any final and especially against Westport Utd. We are really looking forward to it. We know what is ahead of us. Westport are the team in Connacht at the minute, so we know what we are up against. We need everything to go right for us.”

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Captains looking forward to locking horns

Fri, Nov 20, 2015

When Gary Cunningham was appointed Westport Utd captain at the start of the season it was a huge moment in his career, and considering that he is the last line of their defence on Sunday there is added responsibility on his broad shoulders. There is also a new manager among them with the successful duo of James Fahy and Kieran Mulchrone stepping aside, leaving the reins to John Brennan.

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Mayo go looking for vital win in Ennis

Fri, Nov 13, 2015

The Mayo League will head south to Doora in Ennis tomorrow at 5pm when they take on the Clare League in the second round of the Oscar Traynor Trophy. In their four team group all sides are locked on one point each after a series of 1-1 draws in round one, with Mayo drawing with the Roscommon League, and the Clare League and Galway League also finishing tied at one goal each.

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Clean sweep for Mayo sides in FAI Junior Cup

Fri, Nov 13, 2015

Claremorris who remain in the hunt for promotion to the Elverys Sports Super League booked their place in the fifth round of the FAI Junior Cup on Sunday afternoon last when they defeated Manor Rangers 2-1. A last minute Dean Roddy penalty was hugely decisive after he had given them a first half lead. Manor Rangers clawed one back, but Claremorris showed great hunger to steal it at the death thanks to the exploits of Roddy who has been in magnificent form this season. Manulla also progressed to the next round after recording a clinical 2-0 win over Brazukas. Goals from Declan Tonra and Rory Martyn were enough for Tom Healy’s men in a super display by the west Mayo men.

Both Westport Utd and Castlebar Celtic made it a clean sweep of wins for Mayo sides in the FAI Junior Cup on Sunday. However, the newly crowned Super League champions were pushed all the way by Roscommon League outfit Dysart as they needed an 85th minute goal from Mark McNally to steer them home. Danny Scahill and McNally had given Westport a 2-1 lead at the break, but Dysart regrouped and pressed the Covies hard with a brace from Niall Corbett. Mark McNally showed great composure to slot home the winner to put the seal on their fifth round ticket. As their Gaelic football counterparts were clashing with Roscommon county champions Clann na nGael, Castlebar Celtic recorded a 3-1 win over Ballisodare Utd at the IT Sligo astroturf facility on Sunday. Goals from Paul Moran, James Minogue and Jordan Loftus was enough to see the Hoops home, with the sole Ballisodare response coming from Andrew Patton.

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Westport United claim the title in style

Sun, Nov 01, 2015

Westport United retained the Elverys Sports Super League title on Sunday thanks to a 7-1 win over Conn Rangers at the Sports Park. They had to come from behind as Johnnie Cocozzoa gave the North Mayo side an early lead. Westport Utd under the tutelage of John Brennan this season rallied and pushed 3-1 clear at the break thanks to goals from Mark McNally, Joe Lawless and Pat Fitzgerald. It was more of the same in the second half where they put on a show for the Westport faithful. McNally grabbed another along with goals from Jamie Fallon, Danny Scahill and David Hoban wrapping up a comprehensive win.

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