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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Mayo league opens Traynor campaign on Sunday

Fri, Oct 23, 2015

The Mayo League will kick-off their Oscar Traynor Trophy campaign on Sunday when the Roscommon League come to Milebush for a game that will kick-off at 2pm. It has been a number of years since the Mayo League made a dent in this competition and this year they are being managed by former League of Ireland star and international footballer, Joseph N'Do.

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Super League final leg kicks off this weekend

Fri, Oct 09, 2015

Straide and Foxford United v Westport United

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Joseph N'Do takes charge of Mayo League representative side

Fri, Sep 25, 2015

Last weekend the Mayo League announced that Joseph N'Do would take over as the head coach of the league's representative team for the coming season. In a statement the league said that they were "delighted to have acquired the services of someone with a wide range of skills and experiences gained in leagues across Europe and on the international stage".

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Westport move closer to retaining title

Fri, Sep 25, 2015

Ballina Town remain hot on Westport United’s heels thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over high-flying Manulla on Saturday night. A first half Dwayne Helly goal was crucial for the north Mayo men in a hugely competitive affair. Westport Utd picked up another three points to maintain their position at the summit of the league thanks to a 3-1 win at home to a stubborn Charlestown Athletic side. David Hoban scored twice with Mikey O'Brien grabbing the third goal for Westport. The only black-spot was the straight red card issued to goalkeeper Gary Cunningham in the 90th minute. Tom Towey tucked home the penalty and it was only a token gesture in the end. That loss also saw Charlestown's relegation to the Premier A for next season sealed.

Meanwhile Iorrais Aontaithe came from behind to defeat Ballyheane at the weekend. Ashley Jensen eased Ballyheane clear on 53 minutes before a late flourish by Iorrais Aontaithe was enough to see them home. Brendan Nallen scored direct from a corner in the 76th minute, before Jason Boylan nailed the winner after a mix-up in the Ballyheane defence.

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Big show downs this weekend

Fri, Sep 18, 2015

Ballina Town v Manulla

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United move closer to the title

Fri, Sep 18, 2015

Westport Utd went one step closer towards retaining the league title on Sunday afternoon at a rain-swept Ballyglass where they recorded a comprehensive 5-2 win. Considering that Ballyglass went 1-0 up in the 13th minute and were also reduced to 10 men as referee Damien McGrath flashed red to Danny Scahill, Westport United showed great composure to grind out a result away from home.

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