The opening match of the new Mayo League season will be the Charity Shield final between the Elverys Super League winners Ballina Town and the Chadwicks Cup winners Manulla FC. This match will take place in Milebush Park on Easter Sunday at 3pm.
The Mayo League announced during the week that the Charity Shield will now be called The Liam McEntee Memorial Shield in honour of Liam McEntee, a referee with the Mayo League for many years, who passed away a few months ago from cancer.
The Mayo League has also decided that all revenue from the gate and tickets will be presented to Rock Rose House, a cancer support service, which has its cancer support house in Castlebar. It is fitting that the money collected should be presented to this worthy cause, as it is a voluntary organisation and depend on donations like this. The League is urging people to attend the game or buy a ticket from any club or league member. Tickets are €5 to this worthy cause. The leagues hope to name a different charity from around the county each season.
The Liam McEntee Shield has been sponsored by a close friend of Liam McEntee for many years Christy Kavanagh, the league is very grateful to Mr Kavanagh for his nice gesture and the name of Liam McEntee will be remembered for many years to come.
Sean Davis Easter camp
Sean Davis will hold his Easter soccer camp in Ballyglass from Tuesday April 6 to Friday April 9. Text Breege on 087 6292164 with your name if you are interested in participating.
Ladies see off Kilmore
Cora Staunton scored all four goals in the 4-0 win over Kilmore last Sunday. She grabbed two inside the opening 20 minutes, and followed up with a strike from an almost impossible angle before the break to see Ballyglass lead 3-0. Staunton added the fourth near the end to claim another three points for Ballyglass. The team will be away to Ballyglass this weekend.
Team: Caroline Brennan; Yvonne Byrne, Aisling Lydon, Orla Casby, Karen Lilly; Siobhan Finnerty, Sinead Murphy, Michelle Corbett, Cora Staunton; Martha Carter, Maria Coyne. Sub Emer Casby.
Next weekend’s game is away to Westport.
The ladies team lost 5-0 to Castlebar Celtic last Friday evening. Next up for them in the league is a home game on Sunday at 12 noon against Sligo Rovers. Today, Friday April 2 the u12 A team are away to Kiltimagh/Knock United A, while the B team are at home to the same opponents’ B team. Both games kick off at 6.30pm.
The FAI Easter soccer camp will take place in Manulla from Tuesday April 6 to Friday April 9, from 10.30am to 3pm. Details can be got from Joe King.
FAI coaching clinic
On Saturday April 10, Irish u15 and u16 coach, and emerging talent co-ordinator, Niall Harrison will be delivering a coaching clinic for the development of coaches involved in all levels of the game in Mayo.
The clinic will take place in Milebush Park starting at 1pm and finishing at 4pm. Anyone interested in attending should register attendance for the clinic with Paul Byrne by email at [email protected] or phone 086 8579678.