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Ballintubber crowned champions for third time in five years

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Goals win games and there was no recovering from the two goals they shipped inside the opening ten minutes for Castlebar Mitchels on Sunday in MacHale Park.

Not our proudest few weeks, but it is time to let the lads at it

The widely anticipated County Board meeting passed off relatively peacefully last Thursday night with a few members of the board resigning over the process in which the new Mayo managers were appointed. The story had gained national headlines for all the wrong reasons and certainly it was a little embarrassing the way matters were conducted in appointing Pat Holmes and Noel Connelly. An apology was offered as there were and still are a lot of disgruntled people in the county. I am sure Kevin McStay and Liam McHale are bitterly disappointed at what happened, and some gesture or apology to both men should be offered as both are true Mayo Gaels who gave an awful lot to the green and red and they deserved at the very least an interview before been told they did not have the job. I am sure anyone reading this has heard the vile rumours about players not wanting McHale, which I am told could not be further from the truth. It is amazing how widespread the rumours went and pretty much to the point that people started to actually believe them. Liam McHale suffered a severe character assassination over the last few weeks and did not deserve it. Good luck to Pat and Noel; it is time to let them at it. The new management team along with selector Michael Collins and strength and conditioning coach Barry Solan from Ballaghaderreen were deep in discussion and taking lots of notes during the senior semi finals last Sunday. I am a little surprised a forward coach/selector was not incorporated in the set up, I guess they will be basing their team on a strong defence. I feel someone like Kevin O’Neill would have been a great addition to offer some insight into good forward play. I am delighted Barry Solan has finally been given a chance with his own county. Apart from working with Laois and Kildare he has also done a lot of work with Katie Taylor so there is obviously good pedigree there. If Hollymount/Carramore win the intermediate title on Sunday and get a good run in the Connacht championship, Noel Connelly’s wife Valerie and their children may not be seeing a lot of him for the next few months.

Culture Night kicks off across Mayo Twenty-three free events taking place tonight

Twenty-three groups and venues across Mayo are throwing open their doors tonight and calling on more people to dip their toes in the huge cultural offerings of the county to celebrate national Culture Night.

Culture on show for night of free events across the county

From poetry, drama and ceilis to workshops, exhibitions, and tours, organisations across the county are getting ready to showcase and celebrate Mayo’s excellent cultural reputation on a national platform.

Walk in saint's footsteps on Reek Sunday

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A walk is taking place on Reek Sunday, July 27, to retrace the footsteps of St. Patrick himself on one of Ireland's most ancient pilgrimage routes.

Big choices for Horan to make ahead of Sunday

Mayo head into Sunday's Connacht final looking to win four Connacht titles in a row for the first time since 1951.

Roisin Tansy fund to take on Tochar challenge

The Tochar Pháidraig walk from Ballintubber Abbey to Croagh Patrick will take place on Sunday week, June 28. Fundraisers for the Roisin Tansey Fund will be doing the walk to raise money for the fund. They have asked that anyone who would like to join them on the walk or to sponsor them to contact James Keane on 087 9622946 or email [email protected] or donate online at www.roisintanseyfund.com.

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Annual Collection Day for Croí

Horan staying on for 2014

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The Mayo county board confirmed on Wednesday evening that James Horan has pledged his future to the Mayo senior team for next season. The Ballintubber clubman held his second meeting with county board officials in eight days on Wednesday night. Speculation that there would be a shake-up in the management backroom team was confirmed with the news that James Nallen would not be part of the setup next year. The Crossmolina man had been part of Horan's management teams since he was appointed to the role in October 2010.

No rest for county men as they join the local party

Fresh off the back of their trouncing of Roscommon last Sunday, the best that Mayo have will be back in the colours of their clubs as round two of the Mayo senior and intermediate championships take centre stage this weekend.

 

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