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Club championship draw sets up exciting summer

The meeting room of Elverys McHale Park was the setting for Monday’s draw for this year’s Mayo football club championships. A cold Monday night in early March is a long way from the white-heat of battle that will be engaged in by the 16 teams in the senior, intermediate, and junior B championships with 24 teams going to battle for the junior crown come summer time.

Charlestown look to triple Burrishoole’s pain

When Colm McManamon took over Burrishoole three years ago, it looked to be a forgone conclusion that he would be able to guide a talented, hard working, side back into the senior ranks in the near future. But it has not worked out that way for the men from McGovern Park in Newport. For the third time in as many years, he has guided his side to the final of the intermediate championship, and left them only 60 minutes from achieving their goal. But on Sunday they could not have asked for a harder side to get through at this grade than those who they will be facing in the green corner.

Back to basics on Sunday with intermediate semi-finals

Seven day’s on from the All Ireland final and the glamour of Croke Park, it is back to the reality of club football this weekend. While for most its action in the league for the best four sides in the intermediate championship its semi-final day on Sunday. Burrishoole, Parke, Charlestown, and Kilmaine have all made it this far with two spots in the final up for grabs in McHale Park on Sunday afternoon.

Big names make intermediate grades

In the intermediate championship in group one Swinford topped the group thanks to a 1-11 to 0-9 win over Parke, in Parke on Sunday afternoon. But it wasn't all bad news for the home side who still managed to make it into the last eight. Parke had previously beaten Ballyhaunis and drew with Kiltimagh leaving them on three points. Behind them in the table was Ballyhaunis on two points from their win over Swinford in round two, having already lost to Parke in round one and Kiltimagh who had only a point to show for their two games from their draw with Parke in round two. On Sunday, Ballyhaunis and Kiltimagh played out a 2-5 to 1-8 draw in Ballyhaunis. Which left the home side level on points with Parke and with a better scoring difference, but with places being decided on head-to-head results rather than scoring difference when two sides were tied on points, its the west Mayo side who went through to the last eight.

Burrishoole Walking Festival

Walking enthusiasts will have a unique opportunity to explore the countryside off the Great Western Greenway this June bank holiday weekend at Burrishoole Walking Festival.

Father of two killed in car crash

A 25-year-old married father of two was tragically killed on Wednesday morning in a single vehicle accident at Belcarra, just outside Castlebar.

Davitts to test their mettle against Melvin men

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It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks for Davitts, a fortnight ago they hung on against Burrishoole to claim their first Mayo Intermediate title in 30 years in McHale Park. They managed to curb the celebrations enough last weekend to beat Kiltimagh by 1-16 to 1-7 to secure promotion to Division 1A of the senior football league for next season, and if Breaffy fail to beat Bohola Moy Davitts on Saturday night they can add the Division 1B championship to the top table for the dinner dance.

Davitts deliver when it counts

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It is a case of black or white on Sunday

The colours may be from the opposite ends of the spectrum, but come Sunday afternoon in McHale Park the black of Davitts and the white of Burrishoole will collide for 60 minutes of all or nothing action.

You would be hard pressed to find better value for money

I managed to take in four of the five matches at McHale Park last weekend. The weather was particularly nice for football and I thoroughly enjoyed the majority of the action. I am partial to giving the GAA at administrative level the odd short-arm tackle over the way they do business when it comes to entrance fees to matches. No such complaints last weekend and I have to applaud the fact that the County Board decided an entrance fee of €10 to be an appropriate rate on both days. This represents excellent value for money, even in these economically depressed times. However when you consider that €20 gave you access to five games I was disappointed that the crowds did not flood into the venue over the weekend.


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