Kiltane dream ends in Croker
It wasn't to be for the sons of Erris in Croke Park yesterday as they fell at the final hurdle against Monaghan side Truagh Gaels in the All Ireland Club Intermediate Final. A great fight back in the second half had Kiltane within touching distance, but the Ulster men were pulled away with six points in the final six minutes to run out victorious. You can read the full match report here: http://www.advertiser.ie/mayo/article/66950/kiltane-dream-dashed-by-mckenna-masterclass
Mayo fall short for the second week in a row
It's only early doors, but for the second week in a row James Horan's Mayo team lost out in the National Football League. This time around, it was Tyrone who ran out 2-15 to 0-16 winners in Omagh. Conceding two goals in back to back games will be a worry for James Horan, but he's got three weeks now to get some serious training into his sides legs before Kerry arrive in MacHale Park on Sunday, March 2.
Cora on fire again
The Mayo ladies senior team did what their male counterparts couldn't and beat Tyrone away from home. Cora Staunton was once again the main player for Mayo scoring 1-13 of Mayo's 5-17 total. Their opponents could only manage to score four points over the hour. Cora now has 2-21 to her name from two league games.
Westport United cup dream ends
Nine years after they claimed the biggest prize in junior soccer, Westport United's dreams of a second FAI Junior Cup were dashed in impressive fashion by Sheriff YC in Dublin on Sunday. The metropolitan side ran out 4-1 winners on their astro-turf pitch. The hosts went 2-0 up early in the first half, but Martin Geraghty pulled one back around the 30 minute mark. However the hosts went on to add two more goals in the second half to end Westport's hopes.
Hurlers pick up silverware
The Mayo hurlers preparation for the start of the National Hurling League on Sunday, got a boost over the weekend when Christy Philips side picked up the Bord na Mona Kehoe Shield with a 1-17 to 0-15 win over Queens University in Darver in Louth on Saturday night. Kenny Feeney hit eight points for Mayo, seven of them from frees while Stephen Hoban chipped in with seven points from play and Fergal Boland bagged the goal. Mayo will host Fingal in Division 2B of the National Hurling League on Sunday coming at 2pm in Elvery's MacHale Park. You can read the match report on the game here : http://www.advertiser.ie/mayo/article/66951