Ballina Town will hope they can avoid the Super League title race going right down to the wire, when they play their game in hand on title rivals Ballyheane on Sunday. Fergal Forde’s men sit one point in front of Ballyheane in the table at the moment with 28 points from 12 games, while Ballyheane have 27 points from their 13 games so far.
On Sunday, Ballina Town will head to the Sportspark to take on last year’s champions Westport United and take their title off their hands on their own turf. Westport United currently sit in third place in the table seven points behind the leaders and will not be too keen to let Ballina Town win the title on their patch. If Westport United can pick up a point or a win on Sunday then the title race will go down to the final day of the season, and if that happens the Covies will still have a big say in the destination of the title. The final day’s round of fixtures sees Ballyheane host Westport United in Quigley Park and Ballina Town will hit the road again to Castlebar Celtic in the final round of league games. Whatever happens on Sunday, Ballyheane will go into the final day looking to maintain an unbeaten league record having won seven and drawn six of their 13 games this season, it would be some surprise to see a team go through a league season unbeaten and still not claim the title.
In the Premier B on Sunday, before the big Super League showdown, Westport United B are on their own title charge. They are currently locked on 28 points at the top of the table with Swinford who they host on Sunday, in a catch up game on the rest of the division. A win for either side would set them up nicely for the title and promotion, while the losers would still have to look over their shoulders in the final round of games with both Ballyglass and Partry Athletic only two points behind at the minute. In the final round of league games, Westport United will be away to Partry Athletic, Swinford will host Urlar United, and Ballyglass are away to Killala, there could be still an awful lot left to play for, when it comes around.
Mayo League look to introduce u20s league
The Mayo League has this week written to the clubs seeing if there is an interest in setting up an u20 league in Mayo by the clubs. The league have asked that clubs get back to it by Friday November 1 to see whether it is a project worth pursuing.