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Most of us have seen American Football on TV. Some like it, some don’t and others are intrigued, but just don’t understand it. But have you ever seen a game live? Believe it or not, Ireland has a fully up and running national league, and has had for some time.
CLG Thuar Mhic Éadaigh is to host the 2015 Mayo GAA Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta finals this year on Saturday March 28 and Sunday March 29. The west Mayo club is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the decision to welcome the other Mayo Gaeltacht clubs will be a central part of that commemoration. Speaking ahead of the comórtas, club secretary Michéal Ó Fhlainn said the competition is one of the most important club tournaments in the country, and that everyone in the parish was looking forward to the Mayo finals at the end of March. He said: “2015 is a milestone year for our club and it is fitting that we commence our celebrations by hosting the Mayo Comórtas finals. The Comórtas Peile competition means an awful lot to our club, to our players, and especially to this very important and vibrant Gaeltacht area, and we will be leaving no stone unturned as we welcome all the other Gaeltacht clubs to the shores of Lough Mask.”
Monaghan’s Niall Maguire and Enda Sherry stormed to an emphatic victory on Sunday’s Hotel Ballina and Kennedy Motors Mayo Stages Rally, finishing just over a minute ahead of their nearest rivals Frank Wray and Kieran McGrath. Wray, finishing in a career best second place, was closely followed by Mayo and District Motorsport Club crew Aaron McHale and Paul McGee.
There was some good news for Claremorris Boxing Club last week.
Connacht’s promising rugby player Sean O’Brien has been forced to withdraw from the upcoming Ireland u-20 tour to New Zealand for the IRB Junior World Championship.
Maree/Oranmore FC has received the 2013 Mayor of County Galway Sports Award. Club secretary Martin Horgan was presented with the award by Therese Maher, Galway All Ireland Camogie Winner 2013, while a cheque for €500 was presented to club treasurer Stuart McCamley.
With just five games remaining, the idea of Athlone Town playing in the top tier of Irish soccer is beginning to be thought of as a possibility for the first time in a generation.
After watching its slightly more prestigious neighbour - the Scratch Cup - make headlines recently with its 50th birthday, the Mullingar Open Snooker Championship is to have its 32nd running next week.
Popular all over Ireland and the UK thanks to the TV show of the same name, Strictly Come Dancing will come to Breaffy tonight with a strong local feel. Breaffy GAA Club in conjunction with the Mayo Mental Health Association is proud to present Strictly Come Dancing at the Breaffy House Events Area this evening.
The Mayo senior ladies’ side will get back to championship action tomorrow evening when they make a trip to the midlands in the All Ireland qualifiers. At 6pm tomorrow they will go toe to toe with Tyrone in Birr in the second round of the All Ireland qualifiers as the main attraction on a double header bill.