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The launch of Mayo's strategic action plan, after last year’s senior championship disappointment, still leaves a lot to be desired as regards underage development. The selection of a few elitist players for our famed development squads will still be common practice. This leaves players who for one reason or another may not at this young age be quite as competent on the field behind. Surely it is the players who have yet to realise their full potential who need this specialist coaching.

Mayo club championship draw on Monday night

The eyes of every club from the smallest junior club to the defending senior county champions Ballintubber will be on McHale Park on Monday night when the draws for the Mayo Club Championship is made. Also on the night the county board will unveil the new sponsors for the marquee competition in the county. This year there will be 16 team in the bowl for the senior and intermediate championship, with over 30 teams going into the hat for the junior championship. This year the junior championship will be split in two, with an A and B championship. Clubs have up until this evening to inform the county board as to which grade they wish to enter a team in for the junior championship.

Ballintubber GAA club’s extraordinary year to feature on TG4 Christmas special

The pride and passion of the Ballintubber GAA club in winning their first Mayo senior football title in 2010 is to feature in a special insightful documentary on TG4 this Christmas. Baile an Tobair – Bliain an Bhua relives the amazing journey of the Ballintubber senior football team from the desolate ranks of junior football a few years back to the exalted highs of Mayo senior football champions in 2010. This intriguing story unfolds as the club in the shadow of Ballintubber Abbey celebrates its centenary also this year, having being founded in 1910.  Baile an Tobair – Bliain an Bhua echoes and mirrors the life of every GAA club in the country with success and failure, heartbreak and jubilation, pain and passion all interwoven into one.

James Horan takes up the challenge

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The future of Mayo football was given a new direction on Wednesday night when James Horan was appointed as the new manager of the Mayo senior football team for a term of three years. The Ballintubber manager who this year guided his club to their first senior county final was put forward by the five man interview committee and ratified by the county board delegates at a county board meeting. Horan won two All Stars during his playing career for the county, lining out 57 times for Mayo between his debut in 1995 in the national football league and his last game in 2002 against Cork in the All Ireland quarter final. He scored 4-83 for Mayo over his seven year inter county career. Horan’s back room team will be made up of James Nallen, Martin Connolly and Paul Jordan, Tom Prendergast, Dr Sean Moffatt, Paul O’Grady, Joe Dawson, Liam Moffatt, and Ed Coughlan.

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