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With the greatest respect to the pre-season provincial leagues, they are really what they are, challenge matches with large attendances. They are a means to an end, to prepare you for the competitions that matter, the National league and the championship. They are to build up fitness, improve your football skills, and try to unearth a player or two that might make a difference in bigger more important games. Unlike some folk out there, Mayo’s defeat by Roscommon in the final group game in the FBD league does not bother me in the slightest. After all Mayo, like most, were experimenting and playing with a very under strength team. There are two matters that do concern me however; firstly the delay in appointing Stephen Rochford means Mayo are a full month behind the other counties in terms of work done, and secondly the number of players Mayo have out injured for the start of the league.
Following next Sunday’s FBD final against Roscommon (at 2pm in Tuam Stadium), the Galway footballers will embark on a rather difficult National Football League division two campaign.
Galway's JML Titans pulled a real New Year's cracker in Dublin, overcoming Basketball Ireland's National League division one table-toppers Kubs.
The Mayo senior hurling team management for next year has been finalised this week, last year's manager JP Coen is staying on in charge of the side for another year and his backroom team has been bolstered by the addition of former Galway goalkeeper Liam Donoghue for 2016. Donoghue will join Ballyhaunis duo Dave McConn and Derek Walsh along with Tooreen's Tommy Feeney in supporting Coen as Mayo look to get back to the Christy Ring Cup for the 2017 season.
SSE Airtricity Moycullen return to the top level of Irish basketball when they open their premier league campaign against Killester on Saturday in Dublin.
First match for Galway:
FAI Continental Tyres Women’s National League side Galway WFC is delighted to announce Lough Rea Hotel and Spa as their official club sponsors. The three year deal will see the hotel named as main shirt sponsors on the front and back of the clubs jerseys. Galway WFC are also announcing that Papa Johns Pizza will become platinum partners of the club.