League action takes a back seat to the start of the cup

The Connacht Gold Mayo FA Cup will take centre stage this weekend, giving clubs a break from league action. There will be 23 games spread out over Saturday evening and Sunday as every side from the lowest tier right up to the top of the Super League start off in search of cup glory. Defending champions Manulla and their opponents Westport United have an extra four days before they kick off their cup campaign next Thursday evening in Manulla. The 2008 winners of the competition Straide and Foxford United are coming off a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Iorras Aontaithe face into a potentially tricky trip to east Mayo rivals Charlestown Athletic who have five wins from five in division two. Castlebar Celtic who went down 5-2 to Manulla last weekend will welcome Achill Rovers to Celtic Park in what could be a very tricky tie for the Super League side. Achill currently sit in third place in division one table. Ballina Town who got back to winning ways in the league last weekend, will make the trip to Ballyglass to take on the central Mayo’s second string in what should be a comfortable win for the league champions with Ballyglass B having only won one game from seven in the bottom tier of Mayo football. A struggling Snugboro United will welcome Swinford B to Quigley Park who themselves are having an poor start to the season in division two. Ballyheane will make the trip north to take on Ballina United who sit four points clear of the rest in the race for promotion from division three. Swinford who have made a solid start to their Super League campaign, will head to Partry to take on a Partry Athletic side who are at the bottom of the Premier League table with only one win from seven. Fahy Rovers who have drawn three of their seven games so far in the league, but still have to pick up a win will travel to Manulla B on Saturday evening looking to pick up their first win of the season, which could springboard them on in the league to picking up and all important win in the Super League. Iorras Aontaithe who sit at the top of the Super League are coming off the back of a win over Straide and Foxford United host Crossmolina B who are in fifth place in the basement tier with three wins from five so far this season.

 

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