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A hat-trick of goals from Milly Sheridan helped Mayo claim the All-Ireland U14 B ladies football title after a goal fest in Ballinasloe.
Goals do win games and two goals in the space of as many minutes was the key to a well drilled Mayo winning the first ever Connacht u20 championship in Hyde Park.
While the seniors will not be there, the Mayo u20s victory over Leitrim last Saturday ensured there will be some Mayo interest on Connacht final day in Hyde Park on Sunday afternoon.
A six -oint gap has opened at the top of the Elverys Super League after Ballina Town overcame Straide & Foxford United last weekend.
It was fun in the sun for the Mayo footballers as they blitzed their way past a hapless Limerick in the Gaelic grounds last Saturday evening.
The Galway Tribesmen suffered their first defeat of the season when they hosted the current All Ireland champions Longhorn RL in NUIG Dangan last Saturday.
The first Connacht U20 football championship final this Sunday at Hyde Park will be contested between Roscommon and Mayo after Shane Curran’s Roscommon outfit overcame a highly-fancied Galway in Tuam Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Galway Camogie’s star midfielder Niamh Kilkenny is a doubt ahead of their clash with Waterford in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship in Athenry on Saturday (5pm).
The 2018 Leinster hurling championship final on July 1 in Croke Park will see Galway face their old nemesis Kilkenny in what promises to be an intriguing final.
One of the hoary auld reliables of the newspaper game is when your publication date coincides with April Fools Day. It is the one day of the year when the normal stuff that passes for local news is embellished into extraordinary auld stuff designed to catch the eye, but to be not too good to actually convince people that it is true. I remember about a decade ago, on one April 2, fielding calls from some concerned parishioners of the Cathedral who were shocked to hear our story of the previous day that a Monsignor Faproilio from The Vatican was introducing ATM-style confessionals in the Cathedral, from which you would receive your penance on a small receipt.