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Mitchels have what it takes to bring down the Saints

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Finally getting over the 20-year-old itch and winning the Moclair Cup looks to have freed this Castlebar Mitchels team from the nagging doubts that many had about their ability to press on and mark themselves out as one of the truly great Mayo club sides. They have another opportunity to kick-on again this Sunday, when they go toe-to-toe with the current AIB All Ireland club champions, St Brigid's in Hyde Park. While bookmakers may have the Roscommon men as 4/7 favourites and Castlebar as 15/8 outsiders, those numbers will been have paid little heed around Páirc Josie Munnelly, as Pat Holmes along with his management team of Alan Nolan and Shane Conway put their players through their paces in preparation for Mitchels first provincial final since 1993. Last Sunday, the Mitchels wrapped up the Mayo double with a comprehensive 2-15 to 1-2 league win over the previous holders of the Moclair Cup, Ballaghaderreen. In 10 league and seven championship games they have gone into battle in this year, Mitchels have only been overturned once, on the opening day in the league, when the side they saw off in the county final (Breaffy) edged past them on a boggy and misty spring day.

Ballina and north Mayo tourism figures up on last year

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Anecdotal evidence that tourism in Ballina and the north Mayo area has been buoyant so far this year is supported by new figures just released by Ballina Chamber of Commerce.

Ballina councillors give generously to voluntary bodies

The members of Ballina Town Council this month gave generously to two different voluntary bodies out of their contributions to other bodies funds. Outreach, which deals with mental health issues, and especially the issue of suicide, was given €1,500 worth of funding with Cllr Mary Kelly contributing €1,000 from her allocation for the year and Méara Peter Clarke contributing €500 from his.

 

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