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Claremorris claim U21 crown + Convention highlights

Photo: @MayoGAA It’s proving to be a very quiet December from a Mayo GAA point of view – this is the first post I’ve done here since late November – but two events this weekend merit a mention. The first was last night’s rip-roaring U21A football championship final between Claremorris and Westport played in biblically awful weather conditions at MacHale […]

Ballintubber’s run ends as Corofin clinch Connacht three-in-a-row

Photo: @ConnachtGAA Ballintubber’s quest for a first-ever Connacht Senior club championship title ended in defeat this afternoon at MacHale Park. While they took the game with confidence to defending champions Corofin in the opening half, they had no answer when the Galway lads turned the screw with increasing effect after the break. Corofin won by 2-10 to 1-9 at the […]

Club championship round-up

Photo: Londain GAA (via @MariaCoyne1) It was a case of mixed fortunes for teams from the county in their respective Connacht club championship matches this weekend. Four Mayo clubs were in action over the weekend, with two of them progressing to the provincial final stage while the other two bowed out of contention. Let’s start with Tooreen and that historic outing […]

Connacht club action this weekend

It’s a big weekend of club championship action at provincial level, with the winners of all three football titles within the county seeking to progress at provincial level while Tooreen fly the flag for the small ball code. Ballintubber came through an ultra-cagey preliminary round tie last weekend against Sligo champions Tourlestrane and on Sunday they face Leitrim’s Aughawillan in […]

Connacht club championship round-up

The club championships have now moved onto the provincial stage and the first shots were fired today in this year’s Connacht club senior football championship. Two quarter-final ties were played this afternoon. From a Mayo perspective the focus today was on newly-crowned Moclair Cup winners Ballintubber who faced Sligo champions Tourlestrane at Quigibar, near Enniscrone. The Abbeysiders are renowned for […]

Podcast hitting the pause button

It’s been a hectic two months since we launched the club championship series on the Mayo News football podcast. Now, with the McDonnell, Sweeney and Moclair Cups all safely ensconced in their winter lodgings, we’ve a bit of time to catch our collective breath. The plan at the outset for the podcast club series was to take listeners through the […]

Mayo News football podcast 2018 – club finals review

The Senior and Intermediate club football championships came to a conclusion under the lights at MacHale Park on Saturday night. The Sweeney and Moclair Cups double-header drew a big attendance to the Castlebar venue and the Mayo News football podcast was there too to take you into the heart of the action. In Rob Murphy’s absence, I stepped into the […]

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 […]