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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 – 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 […]

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 […]

Balla are best in Junior decider

Photo: @MayoGAA What’s rare is wonderful. Balla’s last county title was secured way back in 1980 but this afternoon at MacHale Park the current generation bridged that 38-year gap in fine style, beating Achill by 1-12 to 1-7 to claim the Junior football championship and, with it, possession of the Pete McDonnell Cup and promotion to Intermediate status for next […]