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Spring clean events

The National Spring Clean campaign is now under way and hundreds of clean-up events are due to take place in Mayo throughout April. Everyone is encouraged to take part to help tidy up their local area and make it a better, cleaner, place to live.

Club championship left plenty of talking points

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The news that Ronan McGarrity suffered a hairline fracture to his jaw in last weekend’s round of club championship fixtures cast a shadow over the whole round of games last weekend. The Ballina midfielder was forced to leave the action after only a couple of minutes and it looks like he will miss out on next weekend’s Connacht final against Galway which will be a massive blow to Mayo’s chances of dethroning the current Connacht champions in their own patch.

Win tickets to Cruinniú sa Chaisleán in Roscommon Castle

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Building on the huge success of last year, the tourism sector in Co Roscommon is expecting a huge boost from this year’s Cruinniú sa Chaisleán Music and Cultural event, taking place in Roscommon Castle at the end of August.

Diocese of Achonry changes announced

Bishop Brendan Kelly, Bishop of Achonry, has announced diocesan changes for the Diocese of Achonry. The Catholic population of the Diocese of Achonry is 34,630 with 23 parishes and 47 churches. The following are the changes:

Local groups benefit from over €160k from C&C Cellular

€160,000 has been raised for local groups by C&C Cellular, with management from Mid West Radio, in a recycling mobile phones campaign for defibrillators along with a recent Charity Ball held in Breaffy House Hotel last weekend.

Club championships reach pivotal stage

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This weekend sees the Mayo senior club championships reach the last quarter final stage with all eight sides left in the competition having realistic chances of making the last four of the competition. The action gets under way in the senior championship on Saturday evening in Castlebar, which will host two more games on Sunday, with the fourth clash of the round taking place in Ballina on Sunday afternoon.

Ballaghaderreen Survive scare in Roscommon

The main provincial action of the past week concerned the various club competitions, two of which were decided at the weekend. All-Ireland 40x20 senior club champions Ballaghaderreen faced off St Coman’s in the provincial decider at Coman’s on Friday night last in a contest that went right down to the wire. Dessie Keegan opened proceedings for the Mayo side against Coman’s Chris Doolin and the duo played out two thrilling games. Keegan took the opener 21 aces to 18 but Doolin fought back to win the second 21-17 to give the host a one-point advantage. Vincent Moran teamed up with Stephen Cooney for the doubles leg and against Coman’s Ricky O’Gara and Niall McGrath. The normally reliable Moran and Cooney were far from their best against two reasonable if unspectacular ball players and the Mayo pair suffered defeat in both games on an overall 21-17, 21-15 scoreline to leave Ballaghaderreen 11 aces adrift going into the last singles. It was now up to Ballaghaderreen’s Joe McCann to rescue the situation as he took on Coman’s Damian Martin.

 

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