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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. […]

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 returns

After weeks of uncertainty about who would be guiding the fortunes of Mayo’s footballers next year, James Horan’s return to the managerial hot seat was confirmed at last week’s County Board meeting. In this bonus episode of the Mayo News football podcast we focus on the Ballintubber man’s reappointment to the position he held with such distinction between 2011 and […]

Club fixture details confirmed

Just a quick one to start the week in order to confirm a few upcoming club championship fixtures within the county. The Senior football championship semi-final replay between Castlebar Mitchels and Ballintubber will be played under the MacHale Park lights this coming Saturday evening (13th October), where throw-in has been fixed for 7pm. The IFC and SFC finals will then […]

Super semi-final action this weekend

Photo: Irish Mirror/Inpho It’s down to the semi-final stage in both the Senior and Intermediate club championships, with the penultimate round ties in both competitions set to be played at MacHale Park this coming weekend. It promises to be a serious weekend of club football within the county and I’m looking forward to heading west tomorrow to catch the matches […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – Club championship update, Balla triumph + semi-final previews

The weekend that’s just gone by saw the first piece of silverware claimed at club level within the county this year while this coming weekend sees two further final line-ups decided. In this week’s edition of the Mayo News football podcast club series we review Sunday’s Junior football championship final, in which Balla proved too strong for Achill, and we […]

Juicy Junior final on tomorrow

Photo: Mayo GAA TV (via Facebook) The first of this year’s club finals within the county takes place tomorrow afternoon. MacHale Park is the venue and the Junior football title is the prize on offer, with Achill and Balla facing off for possession of the Pete McDonnell Cup. Tomorrow’s decider throws in at 3pm. The curtain-raiser at MacHale Park is […]

Club championship round-up

Photo: @MayoGAA It’s down to the final four in both the Senior and Intermediate football championships following another jam-packed weekend of club action. Here’s a quick rundown on all the weekend’s results. The SFC quarter-finals were played out in two double-headers at McHale Park, with Breaffy facing Westport and Ballintubber taking on Moy Davitts yesterday evening while this afternoon it […]

It’s a knockout weekend on the club front

The Senior and Intermediate club football championships within the county have reached the knockout stages and this weekend the quarter-finals are set to be played out in both. So, while off-field machinations have been centre-stage in the world of Mayo GAA over the last few days, there is, thankfully, plenty of on-field action to focus on over the weekend. We’ve […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – club latest, quarter-final previews

The football club championships within the county are coming nicely to the boil, with the Junior championship now down to the final two following the weekend’s semi-finals while the knockout stages are about to begin at both the Senior and Intermediate level. This latest edition of the Mayo News football podcast reviews the JFC semi-final action and previews this coming […]