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Achill based Fianna Fáil councillor Paul McNamara has called for the introduction of a standard start date for all schools after the summer holidays are over. "It should be the first Monday in September, we have schools going back yesterday then today, and some not back until Tuesday next week. This has a knock on effect on places like Achill where we rely on tourisim. I was talking to people last week who were heading home because they had children going back to school this week. That's a whole week that the tourisim industry is losing out on because of schools starting on different dates."
Last year Achill came within touching distance of bringing the Pete McDonnell Cup back home from the mainland, when Castlebar Mitchels B pipped them at the post in the junior final. Despite that disappointment the island men shook off that heartbreak a few weeks later and went out and represented Mayo in the Connacht championship and went all the way to the Connacht final, where once again they fell just short when the Aran Islands beat them in a game that was dubbed the All Island final. But the men from the island have dusted themselves down and are back again for another shot at claiming the Mayo junior title.