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The long road of the new Mayo League season took its first steps last weekend with the opening rounds of action in both the Super League and the Premier Division taking place. There will only be two games in the Super League this weekend with three sides, Ballina Town, Castlebar Celtic and Manulla, in Connacht Cup action
Ballina Town have five players in this year's Super League team of the year as the north Mayo men, who claimed the title in style last year, have seen Mark Duffy, Derek Tansey, Jamie Cawley, Dylan Edwards and Brendan Lavelle all named in the 2019 team.
Straide and Foxford United moved to the top of the Elverys Sports Super League on goal difference thanks to a big 5-0 win at home over Ballyheane last Sunday.
In a season of firsts the men from the shadow of Nephin, are looking to create another first on Saturday - when they play for a place in the All Ireland Club Championship junior final. Lahardane have gone from outsiders for the junior championship in Mayo to, not only Mayo, but Connacht junior champions in the space of a brilliant few months last summer. Now they are just an hour away from Croke Park and a tilt at something that will never be forgotten.
They were underdogs in most people's minds, but not their own when they went into the county final against Kilmaine, but the warriors from Lahardane were paying no attention to that particular script and they blew away the south Mayo men to claim a historic victory. Now this Sunday they are just an hour away from another historic movement when the face Sligo champions Ballymote in the Connacht Club Junior Football Championship final at 2pm in MacHale Park.
This promises to be something special on Sunday, we got it wrong last weekend when we picked Balla to see off Lahardane and book their spot in Sunday's semifinal — John Maughan's men hit Balla with everything they had and were deserving eight point winners. They never let Balla settle and against the wind they went in leading by two points, in the second half they really upped the ante and outscored their opponents by 2-7 to 1-2, after they had been pulled level five minutes into the second half, with sub Cormac Reilly netting two goals in the final quarter of the game.