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Searches are under way in the city this week for a young man who has been missing for the past 10 days.
They will go in as the underdogs on Saturday, having never claimed the senior championship title, but Martin Brennan’s charges from the west coast served fair warning last weekend when toppling one of the two east Mayo giants of the small ball game in the county. The narrowest of margins was all that separated Westport when they saw off Tooreen in McHale Park at the semi-final stage on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-12. But were it not for a late long range goal from Kenny Feeney for the vanquished side, the gap would have been more comfortable for the former Mayo manager’s side. Stephen Broderick was the main man for Westport, scoring eight points for his side in the semi-final and they will need big performances from him along with the likes of Eoin Madigan, Rory Brennan, and Adrian Connolly if they are to knock Ballyhaunis off their perch.
The Mayo senior hurling team go into this weekend staring elimination from the championship straight in the face. Last weekend they opened their account in the Christy Ring Cup with a defeat against Wicklow.
“You can’t take anything from that game against Roscommon on the first day of the league. It was a long time ago, everyone’s first game, and there were a few lads sent off for what were really nothing challenges,” Mayo manager Murt Connolly said this week when asked about his side’s previous encounter with Roscommon having any bearing on the outcome of this Sunday’s National Hurling League Division 3b final.
A weekend that promised a lot delivered very little for Mayo football followers, apart from more questions. On Saturday a very fancied u21 team went into battle against Roscommon in McHale Park in the preliminary round of the Connacht championship and were dumped out of the competition at the first hurdle. On paper Mayo had a team full of players who would have had designs on at least a Connacht title if not more. But when it came to the crunch, too many players did not show up and they were just passengers on they day when Roscommon won out by 0-11 to 0-9 in Castlebar.
The hurling gods smiled on Clarinbridge on Saturday in Thurles when Eanna Murphy scored a late late goal in a tremendous game to qualify for the All-Ireland final in three weeks’ time.
The Mayo senior footballers will welcome Kerry to McHale Park for their second game in the 2011 National Football League on Sunday. The visit of Jack O’Connor’s side will pose another difficult examination of James Horan’s early tenure in charge of the green and red. Last weekend Horan picked up his first piece of silverware in the Mayo bainisteoir’s bib when they saw off the challenge of John Maughan’s NUIG by 1-14 to 0-11. Horan would have surely preferred a sterner test from the students who failed to fire for long periods of the game as Mayo cruised to victory with ease.
There’s no rest for the Mayo hurlers as they go into their third league game in as many weeks on Sunday. While some managers would be complaining about too many games too soon, Martin Brennan is of a different mind set. “I’d nearly prefer it this way, it keeps everyone focused and the lads moving along nicely. If we didn’t have a game, I’d be looking for a challenge match against someone else and trying to get good standard to play against so it’s better to have competitive games like this.”