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The Mayo senior hurlers will be hoping to avoid moving one step closer to falling through the trapdoor into the Nicky Rackard Cup for next season when they take on Wicklow in Mullingar tomorrow. JP Coen's side lost out to Kildare in a seesaw encounter in James Stephens Park in Ballina last Saturday, and now have 70 minutes to ensure their Ring Cup status for next season and avoid the relegation/promotion final which will see the losers of this game take on the winners of the Rackard Cup on Saturday June 13 for the right to compete in the Christy Ring Cup next season.
Mayo’s interest in this years Christy Ring Cup came to an end in James Stephens Park on Saturday afternoon, when a storming Kildare second half performance saw the Lilywhites turn around a nine point deficit into a comfortable five point win.
The Mayo senior hurlers fell to their second defeat in this year’s National Hurling League last Sunday when Down ran out 2-20 to 0-15 winners in Elverys MacHale Park. JP Coen’s men now face the toughest test of their season so far when they head to Newbridge tomorrow afternoon to take on last year’s Christy Ring Cup winners, Kildare. The Lilywhites have a 100 per cent record so far with wins over Meath, Down, and Armagh under their belts. Their wins over Meath and Armagh came on the road and over their three games they have scored 5-64.
The Mayo senior hurlers made it two wins from two last Saturday, when they blitzed through the challenge of an under-strength Sligo in Elverys MacHale Park. JP Coen’s side ran out 3-22 to 0-3 winners to follow up their win against Leitrim the previous weekend. On Saturday Mayo will take on a GMIT side who also have two wins from two from their opening two games, they saw off the challenge of Sligo in round one on a scoreline of 2-25 to 1-6 and last weekend they put 3-26 past Leitrim in Ballinamore, as they ramp up their preparations for the opening round of group games in the Fitzgibbon Cup against UCC on Thursday January 29.
The old firm of Mayo hurling came face-to-face once again on Sunday in the Mayo Senior Hurling Championship final and it was the men in red and black who made the short trip home in the road with the Tyrrell Cup in their arms after an exciting encounter in the Tooreen Hurling Grounds.
Elvery’s MacHale Park is the place to be this weekend, when the best eight senior club teams in the county do battle for a place in the semi-finals of this year’s club championship.
GAA: National Hurling League
The Mayo senior hurlers have their first league outing of the season with a home game to Fingal on Sunday at 2pm in Elverys MacHale Park against Fingal. This is the second season in charge for Limerick native Christy Phillips who is hoping to start the League campaign will continue on the success his team have had recently in the Kehoe Shield. Phillips and his backroom team of Leo Connor (Limerick) Austin Kenny (Tooreen) and Karen Lacey (Westport) have been fine-tuning their preparations for the League since the first week in January. The hurlers received a major boost over the past few days with the return of Tooreen’s Cathal Freeman to the panel. Mayo will be looking for strong performances from seasoned campaigners Donal O’Brien, Padraig O’Flynn, Derek McDonnell, Kenny Feeney and Brian Hunt. Relative newcomers to the panel David Kenny, Kieran Kiely and Fergal Boland will also be hoping to impress.