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In an already tight looking schedule where Mayo were facing into 11 games in 12 weeks the postponement of Sunday’s FBD opener against Galway is a headache that Stephen Rochford could have done without. But the Mayo manager understands and respects the reason for the game being called off at short notice, due to a frozen pitch. The game has been refixed for this coming Friday night, January 12 at 7.30pm in MacHale Park.
Independent councillor James Charity has described the terms of reference to the local electoral boundary review by Minister John Phelan as wholly unsatisfactory from Galway county and city’s viewpoint.
It is a local derby on Friday night in the Ulster Bank division 2a when Galwegians entertain city rivals Corinthians at Crowley park (7.30pm).
A special sporting occasion takes place this weekend when for the first time two Galway teams will face each other in the top echelons of basketball in Ireland.
The long road had a few more miles added to it last Saturday evening in Limerick when Mayo were brought to extra time for the second time in three games, and on Sunday they head into their seventh All Ireland quarter final in as many years looking to take down the newly crowned Connacht champions.
Sligo are the only team on the minds of Mayo players and management as they prepare an assault on the 2017 Connacht championship against the Yeats County in MacHale Park on Sunday afternoon. Both Stephen Rochford and his captain Cillian O’Connor were quick to shoot down any notions of Mayo being talked up as Nestor or Sam Maguire cup contenders until those trophies were on the line in a given game. Until then the name of the game is entirely the opposition in front of them.
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.
Willie Mullins, once the lead- ing amateur jockey, now the leading National Hunt Train- er in Ireland; Gordon Elliott, once a decent amateur jock- ey himself, now challenging Willie 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.