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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 […]

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, […]

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 – Tipperary preview + U20s win Connacht

The trip to Tipp for our next qualifier test is fast approaching but the weekend just gone provided a nice interlude, with the county’s U20 team claiming the first ever provincial title contested at this level. In this episode of the Mayo News football podcast we look back on Mayo’s big win over Roscommon in the Connacht U20 decider and […]

Monday match reports

Photo: Independent.ie (Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile) The U20s’ exploits yesterday got a fair bit of coverage so it’s as well to start the week with some links to that Connacht title winning event. Not least given that it’ll help us to avoid the uncomfortable reality that, yet again, we’d no part to play this year in the main event on Nestor […]