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Ballintubber and Belmullet land the silverware

A crowd of around 8,000 turned up at MacHale Park this evening to see the Senior and Intermediate club football finals, which were played out in incredibly mild late October weather under the lights in Castlebar. When the dust had settled on the two deciders it was the players and supporters of Belmullet and Ballintubber who went off into the […]

Cracking club finals in prospect tomorrow night

MacHale Park is the destination tomorrow evening, with the Sweeney and Moclair Cups the prizes on offer as this year’s Intermediate and Senior club football championships come to a conclusion. A cracking night of football is in prospect under the lights in Castlebar then. It’s been a while since either Belmullet or Burrishoole got their hands on a county title. […]

Provincial club championship dates announced

Photo:  @MayoGAA The club championships within the county are set – barring replays – to be concluded this coming weekend. With the dark nights drawing ever closer and the cold starting to bite, that can only mean that it’s time for the various provincial club championships to get underway and the other day Connacht GAA published the full schedule of matches, […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – club finals preview

On Saturday night at MacHale Park this year’s Senior and Intermediate club football titles will both be up for grabs. At Intermediate level Belmullet and Burrishoole will be battling it out for the Sweeney Cup after which neighbours Ballintubber and Breaffy will take the field for the Senior decider, with the Moclair Cup the prize on offer. In this episode […]

Ballintubber dethrone the champions in extra-time thriller

The champions are gone. Castlebar Mitchels, winners of the Moclair Cup for the last three years, were sensationally edged out at the death tonight by Ballintubber in an extra-time edge-of-the-seat semi-final replay encounter at MacHale Park. Like the drawn match seven nights ago, both sides had the chances to claim victory in this evening’s replay. Ballintubber, though, looked the better […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – James Horan special

The Greenway Café at Lough Lannagh Village in Castlebar, right beside where the planned Mayo GAA Centre of Excellence will be located, was the venue last night for a media event with the recently appointed Mayo manager James Horan. The Mayo News football podcast was there and an in-depth discussion with the new manager forms the centrepiece of this bonus […]

A few thoughts on the draw

Photo: RTÉ So the draw’s been made for next year’s provincial championships, giving us a bit of clarity about the shape of early summer for us next year. Not a bad shape either, you’d have to say. It’s not an ultra-easy draw for us or anything. For the sixth year in a row we’ve been handed the task of beating […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – club championship semi-finals

The weekend just gone featured a hectic two days of club championship action within the county at both Senior and Intermediate levels. So hectic in fact that the Mayo News football podcast set up its temporary HQ for the weekend high up in the stand at MacHale Park to catch the best of the action in the SFC and IFC […]