Castlebar Mitchels hurling club’s Hurling on the Green starts on Monday July 1 and will run for six weeks. The main sponsor is Deely Opticians and the club would like to thank Mark and Denise for their continued support of this fine project. Hurling on the Green is a fun hurling coaching camp for youth members of Castlebar Mitchels Hurling Club. New members are most welcome to join the club. Hurling equipment will be available for sale at subsidised rates for members. The coaching programme is designed to suit all age groups from six to 12. Hurling on the Green will commence on Monday July 1 and run for six weeks on The Mall, Castlebar, every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and Friday from 10am to 1pm. This year’s main coaches are Barry Lane and Alan Gavin and Cathal Walsh.
O’Brien takes Poc Fada
The Mayo GAA Poc Fada may have taken place on the Summer Solstice in Ballinrobe Racecourse - but the weather conditions were more akin to December -as six hurlers took on the challenge of the one kilometre circuit of the south Mayo Racetrack. In the end it was the experience of Mayo senior goalkeeper Donal O'Brien (Ballyhaunis ) who took the title - circumnavigating the course in just 12 shots. Second was John Duffy (James Stephens ) on 14 shots, with Sean Regan (James Stephens ) and Joe Kelly (Ballyhaunis ) tied in third position on 15 shots. Pat Mortimer (Westport ) completed the course in the tough conditions on 16 shots while winner Donal O'Brien and runner-up John Duffy now go forward to represent Mayo at the Connacht GAA Poc Fada on Monday July 1 in the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Ballyhaunis, with the provincial champion winning a ski holiday to the Alps to take part in the first Poc Fada on snow. For more information visit www.pocfada.gaa.ie