The only Mayo side to have been afforded the luxury of a draw in this weekend’s fourth round of the Connacht Cup is Iorras Aontaithe who will entertain Galway League side St Brendan’s on Sunday in the Barony of Erris. The other half- a-dozen Mayo sides left in the competition will all be packing up and heading all over the province as they look for a place in the fifth round of the competition. Castlebar Celtic will be hoping they will have a happy trip north when they take on Sligo League outfit Aclare Celtic. Last year’s Connacht Shield winners and Mayo League Premier A champions Ballyheane have been riding a wave of success this past 12 months and they hope it will continue on Sunday when they face West United from the Galway Premier League. While Ballyheane face the men from West United, the defending champions Westport United will also face Galway opposition in the shape of East United. Manulla will also be heading to Galway city to take on Mervue United in what looks to be a very tricky away tie for the men from Carramore. Also on the road on Sunday are Charlestown Athletic who will be looking to keep up their surprise run to this stage when they take on Loughrea in the fifth round. The action in the cup for Mayo sides actually gets under way on Saturday night when Fahy Rovers take on Shiven Rovers from the Roscommon and District League at 7.30pm.
Ten sides still in Shield action
The second round of the Connacht Junior Shield has nine Mayo sides involved in six second round ties this Sunday. There are three all Mayo ties with Ballinrobe Town and Clew Bay United meeting in the Green, Urlar United hosting Glenhest Rovers, and Swinford travelling to Moy Villa. All the games in this round are scheduled to kick off at 2pm. For the other Mayo sides involved, Mulranny United travel to Dromore Villa, Kiltimagh/Knock United go to Cregmore, and Partry Athletic host Real Tubber.