Mixed weekend for Mayo sides

It was a mixed weekend for Mayo sides in last weekend’s FAI Junior Cup, with Iorras Aontaithe breaking through to the seventh round of the cup after a five goal thriller, while Westport had to suffer the heartbreak of going out on penalties 8-7 to St Peter’s from Athlone after a 2-2 draw. Westport had to come back from going behind twice to keep the tie alive in what was an end to end contest. The unlucky man was Westport centre half Martin Geraghty whose effort failed to bustle the back of the net with the 15th spot kick of the shoot out.

Meanwhile in Carne Nash the side in black and red stripes were celebrating their progress into the next round of the competition thanks to a brace of goals from Johnny Donoghue and another strike from Eric Reilly. They now await the draw next Sunday morning, knowing that no side left in the competition will relish a trip to Belmullet to face them. Next up for Iorras and as part of the Mayo League's preparations for the forthcoming Oscar Traynor Trophy semi-final between AUL (Dublin ) and Mayo, a benefit game has been arranged between Iorras Aontaithe and Mayo. The proceeds from the game will go towards the Belmullet District Hospital (cancer unit ), and is being organised locally by Michael S Togher. The game is down to kick off in Carne Nash this Sunday February 8 at 2pm.


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