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Galway senior ladies' footballers open the season with a first competitive encounter on Sunday in the Connacht Winter League.
The potential of Mayo going on a warm-weather training camp in April did the rounds in early December and brought a lot of attention on the county from all over the country - as under the new GAA calendar the month of April is supposed to be dedicated to the club game.
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.
We know that hurling was played in the Bohermore area 200 years ago. Several different clubs operated around there at different times — Galway City, Bohermore 98s, College Road, Thomas Ashe, etc. Players would occasionally transfer from one club to another so it was natural for them to join the new club that was formed on February 11, 1933. The club was called Liam Mellows after the patriot who led the 1916 rebellion in Galway.
Mayo manager Stephen Rochford says he is looking forward to the 2018 season and that almost all roads really lead to the Connacht Championship quarter-final in May. Speaking to the Mayo Advertiser earlier this week the Crossmolina native said some fans may be disappointed with the 2018 national league, especially those who feel Mayo underachieved in the past few years.
A parcel of land near Athenry will be sold by the Galway GAA to reduce the organisation's debt.
Not many players involved with Mayo have had quite the chequered history with the Green and Red jersey as Charlestown Sarsfields midfielder Tom Parsons.
The Mayo senior football teams of 1950 and 1951 have gone down in both history and folklore among GAA folk the length and breadth of both the county and the country.
Out they came in their thousands, in a weekend that saw fifty thousand shades of maroon on every street in the city and county.
Basketball's new Super League side Maree hosts a top-class pre-season tournament in honour of former Maree player Donie Greene in Calasanctius College in Oranmore, Co Galway, at the weekend.