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The last time he was in action in Croke Park, Lee Keegan was sent off by referee David Coldrick just before the short-whistle. While Keegan was cleared to play in the replay of that semi-final against Kerry it is something that he does not look back on with anger, even if it did probably hamper his preparation for the replay the following week, as a number of days of will he or won't he be allowed to play had to be negotiated before he got the all clear. "Again no blame, that was something I had to take myself and again I'm not someone to point the finger, that was subsquently my own thing. It was mentally draining week, it was very tough leading into a big game. But I had a very strong group of players around me and the management had a good belief that I would be ready for the game on the Saturday, which was a great confidence booster."
Mayo Chambers, a business group representing more than 4,000 Mayo businesses, has called for the rail line between Claremorris and Athenry to be reinstated for freight services to connect the county directly with Waterford, Cork, and Foynes ports.
Mayo County Council's water safety officer has highlighted some startling drowning statistics this week as part of an appeal to encourage people to stay safe in and around water as the busiest holiday weekend of the year gets underway.
Five hardy souls from Mayo are getting ready to take on a wild sort of a challenge for charity next month.
Castlebar Fresh Food Market
When the league seasons comes to a conclusion last weekend's round of action in the Elverys Sports Super League could well be seen as one of the pivotal rounds of action. Champions Westport United were held to 0-0 draw by Ballyheane on Saturday night, that left Ballina Town knowing that if they could see off Castlebar Celtic at home the following day, they would move to within two points of the champions at the top of the table and still have a game in hand.
Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Councillor Michael Holmes, was on hand in the Holy Trinity Church, Westport, last Sunday to officially launch a music festival with a difference for Mayo this September.
A special committee set up to organise the 1916 centenary events in Mayo plans to tell the incredible story of a Killala woman, who is perhaps one of the county's greatest unsung heroes.
Yoko Ono, the widow of John Lennon, believes her late husband would be "very satisfied" with the music education bus that has been named in his honour.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny said this week that he expected that Ireland West Airport would qualify for a higher level of funding than is the norm for regional airports from the EU.