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There was lots of exciting play around the courses in Mayo last weekend with some big prizes handed out.
Local school teams performed well at the second National TY Schools Safety Table Quiz, organised by the Midlands branch of the National Irish Safety Organisation (NISO) and hosted by AIT.
August is here, and the big competitions around the clubs of Mayo keep coming thick and fast and it was no different last weekend.
In terms of professional recognition and box office takings, the 1952 film The Quiet Man was a big success, the romantic comedy-drama was a gamble for Irish American director John Ford who was, until then, known largely for his high octane Westerns. The gamble paid off and Ford scooped his fourth Best Director Oscar for The Quiet Man. Though the film's stars John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara did not receive nominations, the film was nominated for seven awards and eventually won two at the 1953 Academy Awards. Its success was good news for Ireland, especially along the Mayo-Galway border, and the village of Cong in particular, where the film had been shot. Ford and his Hollywood entourage arrived in the west in the summer of 1951 to begin recording the film's outdoors scenes. The production had brought welcome employment to the area and the end result showcased the beauty of the region to a global audience.
Over the next two days, MacHale Park in Castlebar will host four big games as the quarter-finals of the Mayo GAA Senior Football Championship are down for decision. Our Sports Editor, Colm Gannon previews the action.
The last eight of the Mayo GAA Senior Football Championship are now known after this evenings final round of group games. The draw for the quarter finals will take place tomorrow in MacHale Park with four seeded sides, Breaffy, Castlebar Mitchels, Ballintubber and Knockmore and the other quartet of qualifiers, Ballaghaderreen, Aghamore, Garrymore and Crossmolina Deel Rovers.
As the inter-county action takes a break for Mayo for a few weeks, the action in the club scene throws in earnest this weekend with the Mayo senior leagues getting down to business. The action in division 1a gets under way at 6pm on Saturday evening with six games down for decision.