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FAI Kickstart 2 Course at Kiltimagh

The Football Association of Ireland are holding a Kick Start 2 Coach Education Course in Kiltimagh/Knock FC on Sat May 16 and Sunday May 17

Westmeath to host week-long FAI footy fest

The county will become the centre of Irish football next week when the Football Association of Ireland hosts a festival of football and its AGM in the county.

FAI Kick Start courses

The Football Association of Ireland will hold Kick Start courses in Castlebar and Knock in the coming weeks.

John Byrne wins High Court action over Irish Sports Council investigation

Irish Sports Council (ISC) board member Galwayman John Byrne has won his High Court action against the organisation's decision to investigate him over allegations of wrongdoing.

Tributes paid to a man who gave his all to soccer in Mayo

The news of the tragic death of Jeremy Dee last Sunday shocked and stunned all who knew him. Anyone who was involved in soccer in any capacity in Mayo and even further afield could not but have encountered Jeremy on a number of occasions, and had to have been touched by his love for the game and his infectious attitude towards it. This writer on a couple of occasions was also on the end of a good natured ribbing from him when Jeremy thought more coverage was deserved to this or that team. Invariably he was right and more coverage was deserved to whomever he was on about. Jeremy was always very giving of his time whenever this writer had the pleasure to contact him about anything at all, and also in his role with Mid West Radio commentating on soccer games, a number of cramped press boxes were shared over the years with him. He will be sadly missed by all those in the press who worked with him.

Premier A title still up for grabs

It is still all to play for in the Welcome Inn Hotel Premier A title race this weekend. With only two rounds to go in the league, Conn Rangers, Ballyheane, are the favourites to finish in the top two, with both sides meeting this Sunday. Snugboro United’s challenge took a major dent in the last round of games when they were beaten 3-2 by Clew Bay United, leaving them trailing first place Conn Rangers by four points and second placed Ballyheane by three points. If Ballyheane see off Conn Rangers in Quigley Park this Sunday, it will leave the door open for their near neighbours in Snugboro to overhaul Conn Rangers on the last day of the season when they travel to Mount Falcon to take on the north Mayo side. First thing for the Conway Park side is a game at home against a bottom of the table Swinford on Sunday at 2.30pm.

Final league picture is a bit clearer now

The shake up in the promotion and relegation races took another step towards finality last weekend across the divisions in the Mayo League. In the Super League, Manulla all but made sure that they would be in the Super League next season, by seeing off Fahy Rovers thanks to a Dessie Campbell double. The Manulla veteran’s free kick five minutes from time was enough to seal a come from behind 2-1 win over the Fahy Rovers, who are battling it out at the bottom to avoid the drop with Manulla. Straide and Foxford’s relegation was confirmed with a 5-1 defeat at home to Iorras Aontaithe. In the battle to make the jump into the top division, last weekend saw a number of big moments in the Premier A. Conn Rangers went into the weekend leading the table, but a postponment of their game against Bangor Hibs offered both Ballyheane and Snugboro United a chance to pull ahead of them at the top for now. Ballyheane went to Swinford and Sungboro United to Clew Bay United. In both games the victor came from behind to win, but more importantly in the chase for the top, Sungboro United lost 3-2 after Clew Bay United came from behind twice to take the points. Ballyheane came from one down away to Swinford to run out 3-1 winners and go to the top of the table for now at least.

Soccer coach education course

The Football Association of Ireland is holding a Kick Start 1 Coach Education Course in Milebush Park, Castlebar on Saturday July 21 from 9am to 5.30pm.

Advertiser joins forces with the Mayo Football League

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This week the Mayo Advertiser is delighted to announce that it has joined forces with the Mayo Football League. The Mayo Advertiser has come on board to sponsor the Mayo League’s divisional teams of the year from the Elverys Sports Super League down through the five divisions to the Welcome Inn Hotel League Two. The team of the year awards recognises a number of players for their performances over the course of the season in each of the divisions.

Aston Villa and FAI pay tribute to Eamon ‘Chick’ Deacy

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Eamon Deacy was without question Galway’s greatest soccer player, who played the game at the highest levels both in England with Aston Villa and internationally with the Republic of Ireland.

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