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Two of the three Mayo teams left in contention for a spot in the last 16 of the FAI Junior Cup will be battling it out for those spots on Sunday afternoon.
The Galway Carol Singers were formed in the late 1930s by members of the Junior Conference of the St Vincent de Paul Society. Benny Brennan from West House got the idea originally, and then a committee was formed from various conferences in town. It included Robert Pierce, Joe Lardner, Paddy Donoghue, Mattie Fahy, John Fahy, Pádraic Spelman, and Peter Griffin. The idea was for the singers to raise much needed funds for the society.
Westport United are within striking distance of the last 16 of the FAI Junior Cup as they take on Dublin outfit, Usher Celtic, in United Park on Sunday at 2pm.
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.
Ballina United hit nine goals against a hapless Iorras Aontaithe to take a giant leap towards claiming the 2018 Elverys Super League title last weekend.
Ballina Town stretched their lead at the top of the Elverys Sports Super League table after another comfortable 3-0 win over Ballyheane on Sunday morning. Benny Lavelle scored his 10th league goal of the season to give Mick Duffy’s side the lead and Fabinho Macario made it 2-0 before the break. Dylan McKee added a further goal in the second half to move them three points clear of second place Straide & Foxford United who they meet next in the next round of the league.
The Mayo League warmed up for their upcoming Oscar Traynor Trophy meeting with the Wexford League on Sunday afternoon with a 4-2 loss to Sligo Rovers in a friendly game last Saturday. Brendan Kenny's outfit trailed 3-0 early on before Colm Nevin slotted home a penalty and Phil Keegan scored the last goal of the game in an encouraging performance for Kenny against the League of Ireland outfit.
The race for the Super League title comes down to this Sunday, with both Westport United and Manulla still in with a shout of claiming the title. The defending champions Westport United know that they need just a point from their game away to Claremorris to retain the title, while Manulla will be hoping they can see off local rivals Castlebar Celtic on the road and that Claremorris do them a favour to force a play-off for the title. If fortune favours United it will be a fantastic fourth league title in a row for the Covies. These two games kick-off at 2.30pm.
When the season was about to kick-off, you would have got pretty good odds on Straide and Foxford United leading the league table after the first few rounds of games, but that is exactly where they are right now, with seven points from their opening three games. You would have also probably got as long odds that the two sides who battled it out for the title last year would be in the bottom two, but once again that is what we have so far with Ballina Town propping up the table and Westport United just ahead of them.
This weekend sees the 2017 Mayo League soccer season kick off, with 34 different sides lined up for competition this season. In the top division all eyes will be fixed on seeing whether anyone can finally step up and stop Westport United's domination of the league. Last season Ballina Town gave it a right good go, but came up short down the home stretch with John Brennan's men edging them out down the home stretch.