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Popular rural festival returns to Mayo

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Organisers of the Féile na Tuaithe festival, which celebrates rural life, have welcomed its return after a two-year break.

Fine Gael add two names to Ballina ticket

The Fine Gael ticket for the Ballina area in May's local elections has been increased by two, following a decision of party headquarters. Ballina town councillor Mark Winters and Mayo county councillor Joe Mellett have been added to the party's list of candidates for the election.

Festival celebrating rural life returns to Turlough

Féile na Tuaithe, the Turlough family festival celebrating rural life, is returning this summer after a gap of three years.

Former Limerick hurler O'Connor appointed as Mayo hurling coach

The Mayo county board has ratified the appointment of former Limerick u21 hurling manager Leo O'Connor as Mayo hurling coach. O'Connor joins the Mayo hurling management team with fellow Limerick man Christy Phillips (manager) and Austin Kenny (selector) from Mayo champions Tooreen.

Sinn Féin picks team for local elections

The Mayo Sinn Féin Selection Convention held in the Welcome Inn Hotel, Castlebar, on Sunday last resulted in four candidates being chosen to contest next year's local elections. Cllr Toireasa Ferris chaired the convention which selected Cllr Gerry Murray to contest the Claremorris area, Cllr Rose Conway-Walsh to contest the West Mayo area, Cllr Thérése Ruane to contest the Castlebar area, and John Sheahan to contest the Ballina area.

Heneghan gets nod for Fine Gael nomination

The Fine Gael ticket for next year’s Castlebar Municipal District in the Mayo County Council elections was shored up last weekend with current Castlebar Town Councillor Brendan Heneghan getting the nod from the delegates to join the current sitting Mayo county councillors on the ticket for next year.

Injury-hit Corofin expects a massive battle on Sunday

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The bookies have Corofin as hot favourites to advance to the Connacht senior club final when they take on Mayo champions Castlebar Mitchels in the provincial semi-final at Tuam Stadium this Sunday (2pm).

Tommy Tiernan brings Stray Sod to Castlebar this Christmas

Injury-hit Corofin expects a massive battle on Sunday

The bookies have Corofin as hot favourites to advance to the Connacht senior club final when they take on Mayo champions Castlebar Mitchels in the provincial semi-final at Tuam Stadium this Sunday (2pm).

Horan staying on for 2014

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The Mayo county board confirmed on Wednesday evening that James Horan has pledged his future to the Mayo senior team for next season. The Ballintubber clubman held his second meeting with county board officials in eight days on Wednesday night. Speculation that there would be a shake-up in the management backroom team was confirmed with the news that James Nallen would not be part of the setup next year. The Crossmolina man had been part of Horan's management teams since he was appointed to the role in October 2010.

 

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