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Mayo look to avenge last year’s defeat

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This time 12 months ago, the Galway ladies side staged an ultimate snatch and grab raid when they overturned a ten point deficit with 15 minutes left to claim the Connacht title in McHale Park. They outscored Mayo by 3-5 to 0-2 in that final quarter of an hour, to avenge a defeat handed out to them in the division two league final a few months previously. This Sunday, both sides will meet again in the provincial decider, this time with the Tribeswomen having home advantage in Tuam Stadium for the 4pm throw-in.

Heslin’s return a welcome boost as Flanagan’s men bid to silence critics

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Pat Flanagan hit back at his critics, Tom Farrell rejected misleading reports in the national media about the state of the county’s finances, and we were nicely beaten by Wicklow in a recent challenge match.

Westmeath taught a Royal lesson

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The fighting is over but the battle is only beginning for Westmeath footballers

The Westmeath footballers held a hugely successful fight night last Saturday week in The Mullingar Park Hotel to raise much needed money to fund their endeavours for the year ahead.

The Soap Box A regular column in which readers tell us about what matters to them....

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The launch of Mayo's strategic action plan, after last year’s senior championship disappointment, still leaves a lot to be desired as regards underage development. The selection of a few elitist players for our famed development squads will still be common practice. This leaves players who for one reason or another may not at this young age be quite as competent on the field behind. Surely it is the players who have yet to realise their full potential who need this specialist coaching.

A new beginning for Mayo under Horan

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Just over six months since Mayo last played a senior inter-county game the road is opening up in front of them for another year. On Sunday in Ballinamore in Leitrim the newest version of the Mayo senior team will take to the field under the guidance of James Horan for the first time. Since his appointment at the end of September, Horan has only been able to run his eye over his new charges a handful of times, the last time last weekend in a series of inter-squad challenge games and previous to that in a number of trial games in November.

James Horan takes up the challenge

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The future of Mayo football was given a new direction on Wednesday night when James Horan was appointed as the new manager of the Mayo senior football team for a term of three years. The Ballintubber manager who this year guided his club to their first senior county final was put forward by the five man interview committee and ratified by the county board delegates at a county board meeting. Horan won two All Stars during his playing career for the county, lining out 57 times for Mayo between his debut in 1995 in the national football league and his last game in 2002 against Cork in the All Ireland quarter final. He scored 4-83 for Mayo over his seven year inter county career. Horan’s back room team will be made up of James Nallen, Martin Connolly and Paul Jordan, Tom Prendergast, Dr Sean Moffatt, Paul O’Grady, Joe Dawson, Liam Moffatt, and Ed Coughlan.

Westmeath U21s hang on to set up quarter-final meeting with Meath

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Galway face Mayo in FBD final with renewed confidence

This Sunday Galway football manager Joe Kernan will find himself back on the sidelines in McHale Park, Castlebar, facing Mayo and John O’ Mahony in the FBD league final only two weeks after his team suffered a humiliating defeat in the first round of the national football league to the same outfit.

New season new management

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Carlow GAA are busy putting team management’s in place for the coming year. Dublin man Tom McKiterick will coach the under 21 footballers while Sean Adamson who has done Trojan work training the county minor football teams, will train the under 21 side. Jim Bolger, Dan McInerney, and Breffni Hannon, will act as selectors.

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