The majority of the divisions in the Mayo League will reach the midway point this weekend with the seventh round of games taking place across all divisions over Saturday and Sunday. Castlebar Celtic are still top of the table in the Super League, but their rampage through Mayo football this year was knocked off kilter last weekend when Westport United knocked them out of the FCS Cup at the semi-final stage with a 2-0 win in Westport.
On Sunday they will face a long trek to take on Iorras Aontaithe in Carnenash as they look to keep their four point advantage intact at the top of the table. Westport United will look to build on last weekend’s win when they take on the surprise package of the season, Claremorris in Concannon Park. Claremorris are sitting in second place in the table, four points ahead of Westport. Kieran Mulchrone’s men will be hoping that last weekend’s win can be the start of their pursuit of Celtic at the top of the table. Ballina Town, who have shaken off some early teething problems under new management, are currently in third place in the table and will be hoping to keep in with a shout of catching those above them when they travel to Swinford on Sunday. The tight nature of the eight team division sees Swinford, who are second last, only five points behind their visitors on Sunday and a win would push them right back up the table. The final game in the Super League will pit rock bottom and winless Ballinrobe Town against Manulla in Carramore. Ballinrobe have struggled to adapt to the pace of the Super League so far this season having only hit the back of the net seven times while conceding 23 goals in the process. Manulla have a perfect 50 per cent record so far having won three and lost three so far, the smart money would be on their making it a fourth win on Sunday.
Masters go for glory
It is all to play for in Lecarrow on Saturday evening when the Mayo League Masters side go into the second leg of the John Sherlock Memorial Cup final against the Roscommon League at 6pm.
The first leg last weekend finished all square at 1-1 despite the Mayo League having the bulk of the play in the contest. Things looked to be going well for the Mayo League when Mick Mullee put them one to the good after only 21 minutes, but they failed to take a number of chances and were pegged back 20 minutes from time when Seamus Coyne levelled things. Having the benefit of being able to have a proper look at what each side had to offer last weekend it promises to be a evenly contest game on Saturday.
Newport Town continue to grow
One of the newest clubs in the Mayo League this year is Newport Town who are back in the league after a number of years absence. The club recently launched their fundraising lotto, tickets costing €2 can be purchased from club members.
On the field things have gone very well for them so far and last weekend they booked their place in the McHale Agri Stores Cup final with a 3-1 win over Conn Rangers B and they currently sit in second place in division three of the Mayo League with three wins and two draws from five games. This weekend they will take on Swinford B away and a win would put them top of the table ahead of their opponents.