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Mayo based company celebrates business award

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Mayo based company Team Horizon is celebrating success following the Connacht final of the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards. The awards, which took place last month at The Meyrick Hotel, Galway, saw seven other Connacht businesses selected as winners. The eight winners will now progress to the national final in December to compete with winners from Munster, Leinster, and Ulster. 

Where did the seats go?

Speaking on Mid West Radio this morning, Connacht GAA Council Secretary John Prenty outlined where most of the stand tickets for the big game went to. Prenty said that the capacity of the stand in Dr Hyde Park is 3,612. The competing counties were allocated 1,800 stand tickets, 1,000 tickets for player and sponsors of the three competing teams on the day including the minor final, 300 seats went on sale in Super Valu shops which is part of the agreement with the shops, 100 tickets for the Galway three in a row team that are being honoured on the day and there will be 48 invited guests of the Connacht Council.

Heigh Ho, Heigh Ho it's off to the Hyde we go

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There was plenty of shock on Wednesday evening when it was announced by the Connacht GAA Council that Hyde Park in Roscommon would be the venue for this year's Connacht Senior Football Championship final between Mayo and Sligo. All indications up to that point were that the game would be played in either Castlebar's Elverys MacHale Park or Galway's Pearse Stadium.

GAA FIXTURES

Football Fixtures: Friday 30 January, U21 C North Football Championship At Ballygar, St Brendan's v Milltown, 8pm Ref: M Gavin; Sunday 1 February, U21 C North Football Championship; At Williamstown, Williamstown v Cortoon Shamrocks, 11am Ref: C Ward.

Hurlers look to keep up winning start

It has been a far from ideal pre-season for the Mayo senior hurling team with manager Christy Philips resigning just before Christmas. But last weekend they got 2015 off to a winning start in the new Connacht Senior Hurling League when they saw off the challenge of Leitrim by 2-13 to 0-5 in Ballinamore. The Mayo management team of JP Coen, Derek Walsh, Tommy Feeney, and John Waldron fielded an experimental side but will have been pleased with what they saw from their side in their first outing, with only a very small bit of training behind them so far.

Hurling on the Green is back

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Castlebar Mitchels hurling club’s Hurling on the Green starts on Monday July 1 and will run for six weeks. The main sponsor is Deely Opticians and the club would like to thank Mark and Denise for their continued support of this fine project. Hurling on the Green is a fun hurling coaching camp for youth members of Castlebar Mitchels Hurling Club. New members are most welcome to join the club. Hurling equipment will be available for sale at subsidised rates for members. The coaching programme is designed to suit all age groups from six to 12. Hurling on the Green will commence on Monday July 1 and run for six weeks on The Mall, Castlebar, every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and Friday from 10am to 1pm. This year’s main coaches are Barry Lane and Alan Gavin and Cathal Walsh.

€10,000 fine handed down to Mayo by Connacht Council

The Connacht Council has handed the down a €10,000 fine to Mayo GAA for their failure to take part in the away final of Connacht FBD League. The final was due to take place on Sunday October 7 against New York in the US city, two weeks after Mayo had played in the All Ireland final against Donegal in Croke Park.

Mayo sides get ready for Féile and Connacht competitions

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The National u14 Feile na nGael championships this year will see two hurling sides from Mayo taking part in Dublin from July 5 to 7. Tooreen will represent Mayo in division four, as they are hosted by the Naomh Mearnog Club in Portmarnock. The side are also grouped with Tomas Davis in Tallaght and Dungannon (Tyrone). The Tooreen side go to the festival in high hopes of progressing out of their group, with one eye also on the division four final in Croke Park. Tooreen’s last national title was in 2004, as they overcame Middletown of Armagh in the division three final in Navan to claim the Michael Cusack Trophy. Many of that Feile na nGael winning side are now members of the Tooreen and Mayo Senior Hurling teams.

Heroes in green jerseys

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The extraordinary heroics and the wonderful result in the Sportsground on Friday last unleashed joy unconfined and gave all Connacht rugby supporters a great lift. As Eric Elwood rightly said, “The players and the crowd got their just reward,” so we thought to honour the occasion by showing you the Connacht team that travelled to Ravenhill on November 19, 1958, and beat Ulster.

Final tickets for Toulouse game on sale

Connacht Rugby this week announced the release of the last batch of tickets for Connacht's first home Heineken Cup game against Toulouse on November 19. The final return of tickets has been received from Toulouse and numbers are strictly limited. These tickets, which are for the Bohermore and College Road terraces cost €30 each and will be sold on a first come first served basis so supporters are urged to purchase their tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Tickets can be purchased from www.ticketmaster.ie or from the Connacht Rugby Ticket Office on 091 561568

 

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