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Murt’s Mayo open up against the Mourne county men

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It was a very strange league campaign for Mayo in division 2B of the national hurling league. They were unbeaten against the top two teams in the division yet only managed to finish in fourth place in the table out of six teams. The league campaign was bookended by impressive wins over bottom of the table Roscommon and eventual table toppers Kildare at the very end of the league stages. Both those wins of course did feature the talents of Keith Higgins who, as has become the norm in recent years, is balancing life as an inter-county footballer for one of the top sides in the country, and as the captain and leader of an inter-county hurling team a nice bit down the food chain when it comes to the small ball game. In between those two wins, Mayo held a fancied Meath side to a draw in Castlebar, before being beaten on the road by Armagh and overseas by London.

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Westport look to break Ballyhaunis dominance

They will go in as the underdogs on Saturday, having never claimed the senior championship title, but Martin Brennan’s charges from the west coast served fair warning last weekend when toppling one of the two east Mayo giants of the small ball game in the county. The narrowest of margins was all that separated Westport when they saw off Tooreen in McHale Park at the semi-final stage on a scoreline of 1-13 to 1-12. But were it not for a late long range goal from Kenny Feeney for the vanquished side, the gap would have been more comfortable for the former Mayo manager’s side. Stephen Broderick was the main man for Westport, scoring eight points for his side in the semi-final and they will need big performances from him along with the likes of Eoin Madigan, Rory Brennan, and Adrian Connolly if they are to knock Ballyhaunis off their perch.

Castlecomer golf club news

Results from the men’s 18 hole singles Stan Fields Memorial prize are as follows: 1 Shay Kennedy 39 points; 2 James Brophy 38 points bk 9; Gross Michael Buggy 36 gross; Class 1 Prize Handicap 10 and under Declan Dooley 37 points bk 6; Class 2 Prize Handicap 11 to 18 Martin O’Shea 38 points bk 9; Class 3 Prize Handicap 19 and over Martin Maycock Slade Valley 34 points.

All- Ireland heartbreak for the Gaels

All O'loughlin Gaels players, management, members and supporters had to suffer the heartbreak of losing the Club All Ireland hurling final last Thursday, St Patrick's Day. The Parish of St Johns, including Dunmore and Johnswell was a virtual ghost town as all its inhabitants made their way to Croke Park.

FBD League up for grabs under Friday night lights

This evening’s meeting of Mayo and NUIG in McHale Park in the home final of the FBD League will bring together two of the men who put their name in the hat for the Mayo manager’s job last year. James Horan was the choice at the end of the search to fill the spot left vacant by John O’Mahony, but John Maughan who is now over the students was right in the running until he decided to withdraw from the race not long before the finish.

Horan’s start put on hold

Those souls who made the trip to Ballyhaunis last Sunday were left sorely disappointed when the man in black, TJ Keaveney from Sligo, decided that there would be no action on display because of a frozen pitch. The game which was originally down for Ballinamore in Leitrim was changed only the day before because of a similar problem. But the game being called off only 20 minutes before throw-in time caused a major inconvenience not only for the teams — Mayo had been going through their warm up on the second pitch in Ballyhaunis when it was called off — but to the supporters who had paid in to the ground. Mayo will now get their season underway on Saturday night in McHale Park when they host GMIT under lights in what will be a test run for the county ground ahead of their National League division one opener with Down on February 5 in the same venue. No Mayo starting team has been announced for the game at the time of going to print, but it would be expected to be along the same lines as the one picked for the Leitrim game. However there was one planned change before the game was called off last Sunday, with Castlebar Mitchels’ defender Richie Feeney out of the side after he picked up a foot injury the day before the game. GMIT will have Mayo representation with former Mayo midfielder Pat Fallon in charge of the team and a number of players from Mayo clubs battling for inclusion in his side. Mayo’s game against Leitrim has been refixed by the Connacht Council for January 30 in the original venue in Ballinanmore. The re-fixed game will give Mayo manager James Horan one last chance to run the rule over his side before the opening of their National League opener with Down the next Saturday.

Castlecomer golf news

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The 32nd Annual Festival of Golf started with great excitement last weekend.  The initial event as always was the four person team event which ran over Friday and Saturday and this event was followed on Sunday with a men’s 18h singles stableford.  

Adrian Freeman a too short life

born in March 1986, the second child of Seamas Freeman, Kinagha, Tooreen, and Ita Larkin, Loughrea. He was the second of three children and has an elder sister Louise, who is 28 and is a doctor based in Galway. His younger brother Cathal is 20 years. Hurling was in his blood from the start with as his father Seamus represented Tooreen in many senior finals throughout the seventies and eighties. Adrian started his education in Tooreen NS in 1991 before going on to Ballyhaunis Community School in 1999. He also went to Limerick IT between 2004 and 2009, where he qualified as a civil engineer.

Mayo continue championship build up

Following on from last weekend’s win over Cavan in a challenge game in Belmullet, Mayo saw off Westmeath in Tarmonbarry on Tuesday night by 1-13 to 0-11 as their build up to the championship continues at pace. That build up will continue tonight when Dublin head to south Mayo, Hollymount to be precise, where the sides will lock horns with John O’Mahnony’s Mayo in another challenge game with throw in down for 7.30pm.

 

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