Club results and more

The third round of Senior League matches were played today. Here are all the results (courtesy of the Mayo GAA website). I’m afraid it’s just the bare results I have but if anyone can colour in any more details on any of them, fire ahead and do so.

Division 1A

  • Aghamore 8-8 Crossmolina Deel Rovers 3-5
  • Ballaghaderreen 1-11 Claremorris 2-11
  • Ballintubber 1-16 Davitts 3-10
  • Breaffy 2-15 Charlestown Sarsfields 0-12
  • Castlebar Mitchels 2-13 Garrymore 1-9
  • Knockmore 5-11 Hollymount-Carramore 0-9

Division 1B

  • Ballina Stephenites 2-19 Kiltane 1-6
  • Islandeady 1-15 Belmullet 0-15
  • Kilmaine 2-17 The Neale 0-13
  • Kiltimagh 0-13 Moy Davitts 1-6
  • Mayo Gaels 0-16 Ballinrobe 2-15
  • Westport 1-13 Ardnaree 0-10

Division 1C

  •  Achill 1-4 Burrishoole 2-11
  • Lahardane 4-15 Swinford 1-8
  • Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin 2-12 Balla 3-10
  • Ardagh 2-11 Bonniconlon 2-15
  • Ballyhaunis 2-15 Castlebar Mitchels 2-8
  • Louisburgh 1-12 Shrule/Glencorrib 1-9

Division 1D

  • Ballintubber 1-7 Tourmakeady 1-10
  • Ballycastle 1-13 Killala 2-7
  • Crossmolina Deel Rovers 1-17 Cill Chomain 0-8
  • Davitts 1-13 Ballina Stephenites 2-14
  • Kilmeena v Garrymore (Conceded by Garrymore)

Division 1E

  • Aghamore 0-17 Ballycroy 4-8
  • Ardnaree 1-10 Breaffy 1-14
  • Claremorris 1-10 Eastern Gaels 1-10
  • Kilmovee Shamrocks 0-13 Westport 0-6
  • Kiltimagh v Bohola Moy Davitts (Conceded by Bohola Moy Davitts)
  • Swinford 0-12 Hollymount-Carramore 2-5

Division 1F

  • Ardagh 2-8 Bonniconlon 1-12
  • Aghamore 0-0 Castlebar Mitchels 0-1
  • Moygownagh 3-7 Knockmore 3-15
  • Islandeady 3-8 Lacken 0-12
  • Ballaghaderreen 6-19 Mayo Gaels 1-4
  • Kiltane 0-11 Belmullet 0-18

That’s the full list. As I’ve said, I’ve no further info on any of these results, though I would be interested in how Aghamore managed to post 8-8 in their Division 1A match against Crossmolina but ended up scoreless in their Division 1F game against Castlebar. A case of attack being the best form of defence, perhaps?

Onto the hurling, where it was confirmed today that the county’s Christy Ring Cup Round 2B match next Saturday will be away to Carlow. The Scallion Ayters lost out to Antrim by 3-20 to 2-22 in yesterday’s Round 1 tie. Who’d be the favourites to prevail in that one, I wonder? Answers on a postcard, I guess.

Finally, a small ball story to warm the cockles of your heart. My second girl – the still-waters-run-deep one – was involved in Dublin Féile Division 2 camogie action with Vinnies this weekend.

The team set off for Erin’s Isle yesterday morning with fairly grounded expectations about their prospects, thinking they’d do well to avoid three defeats in the group matches. A draw and two wins later, however, saw them top their group and they then demolished Faugh’s in yesterday afternoon’s semi-final.

This afternoon at O’Toole Park the ugly-duckling-to-swan transformation was completed in fine style. The girls led from start to finish against Ballinteer St John’s in today’s final, clinching the Division 2 Féile title by 5-2 to 0-3.

Joy, shock, pride – I’m not sure which is the dominant feeling hereabouts in the aftermath but it’s been an overload of emotion under all three headings. Winning’s great fun, especially when it comes out of the blue. Style on the girls for a fantastic achievement.

72 thoughts on “Club results and more

  1. Well that’s a nice story for sure, that’s the beauty of sports, you just never know who can say ” to hell with it” and just tear into their opponent.
    That Aughamore score looks like an under 6 age group score! I think Rochford and co better take a look at who scored those goals and see if they’re busy this summer. 8-8 is a strange score, or maybe the crossbar was raised a couple of feet?

  2. Well done on the family win.
    Kiltimagh beat Moy Davitts on Saturday 12 pts to 1-5.
    Those 1-0 scorelines are where one team doesnt have numbers and either borrows players or a 50 year old unregistered player manager stands at corner forward out of harms way.

  3. Aghamore 0-0 Castlebar 0-1. ???

    Thats a good one. Maybe the scoreboard man had a drop too much of the owl alter wine or something.

  4. Evan Regan got 1-9 for Ballina today , David Clarke pulled off some excellent saves , with Ger caff playing a half

  5. Knockmores third team beat Moygownagh 3-15 to 3-8.

    Think Aghamore may have pulled out of that league due to lack of numbers. Hence preset score.

  6. Have to agree with Dave above. 8:08 is a ridiculous score for a senior game! Secondly Ballintubber’s twitter page have the score of their game as 1:16 to 2:10 rather than 1:16 to 3:00

  7. Congrats on you daughter’s wins!!! Family pride is always the best!!!! Quick question to these blog readers (and my apologies up front, still trying to figure out how these club games work) Do clubs teams play in more than one division? I see duplicated names above, are they two separate teams? Thanks so much!!! Maigh Eo Abú

  8. Club teams usually tog two teams, one being the senior team and the second being the junior team. In rare cases some teams are togging three teams. The teams move up or down the divisions with promotion/relegation.
    The weaker team is very cyclical. A strong bunch of minors can come in and give a big lift. Alternatively a big bunch of debuts in senior championship can kill the junior team.

  9. in the Ballintubber V Davitts was that definitely the score ?

    find it incredible that a team didn’t score a point

  10. I’ve updated all those club results now, using the scores listed in today’s Western as the source. Most of the scores posted on the Mayo GAA website were correct but some of them, notably that Ballintubber/Davitts one, were not.

  11. Charlestown have been missing important players so they have done well to remain fairly competitive. Noteworthy was Jack Reilly yesterday who scored something like 9 (6fs) against a dominant Breaffy team. I can’t understand bar injury how Jack Reilly did not make the U21 team or bench after doing well in the NW Cup. He’s the only U21 panellist in Div1A who is capable on kickouts as half forward and also gets plenty scores from play. He is one of the few head up footballers in Mayo club football that you’d travel to watch. Very interested as he gets stronger with age.

  12. Willie Joe,
    Well done on the Camoige Feile win. I was helping out on my Daughters team that won the football Feile football division a few weeks ago, great to see one of your own win something, she is only playing football for the past three years but has all the instincts to make a great corner back.
    Morag Bellingham, the Mayo County Junior final in the early / mid 1980’s finished on a scorline of 0-4 to 0-0, my home club won it.

  13. Aiden Henry in the Connacht Telegraph has confirmed the 31 man senior panel for this summer. There’s also a 6 man development panel.

  14. The six man development panel will effectively be part of the panel and can be called upon. Five of the six are known and are:
    Seamus Cunniffe
    Matthew Ruane
    James Carr
    Brian Reape
    Adam Gallagher
    Making the 31 almost certainly:
    26 man from the league plus
    Ger Caff, Eoin ODonoghue, Barry Moran, Seamus OShea, Alan Dillon.

  15. Hopefully a big crowd turns out to support the Minors on Saturday evening against Galway.the Mayo support was very disappointing in Tuam for the Under 21 game with Galway having a much bigger crowd than us on the evening which is unusual. It’s a huge game in that there probably the top 2 teams in Connacht.Galway won the Connacht league game against Mayo a few weeks back, but Mayo were missing the St Colmans Claremorris and Ballinrobe players from there involvement in the All Ireland Colleges.Whoever wins this game could end up having a long season with the other out of the championship already in early May.We could do with a win aswell with Galway now in the All Ireland under 21 final and contesting last year’s Minor final.

  16. Mayo were only missing the Ballinrobe CS players for that Galway game but the team picked was a fairly experimental lineout.
    It looks like John Gallagher and Matthew Lenehan won’t make it at this stage recovering from injuries and both are good strong forwards.
    Regardless hopefully Mayo can get the win.

  17. As a county we scored 1 goal from play in the league and the general consensus is that we lack scoring forwards. Then last weekend 6 Div 1 A games played and 28 goals scored.
    Hard to figure that one out.

  18. Guessing not many teams doing the Northern blanket in Mayo club football. Knockmore the only ones I heard of doing it last year.

  19. It would be great if the scoring from play per player for all players Senior/U21/Minor/U16 league and championship was tracked. In particular ability to get goals is a useful barometer of a players ability.
    I don’t place any faith in scoring in training, training games or challenge games. It does not replicate the ability to score in a competitive game with effectively the bright lights on you.
    We’ve all seen the club footballer who dominates the backs and forwards matches but cannot translate it into actual matches.

  20. Well Willie Joe, looks like this is the closest you’ll get to a postcard on the hurler’s prospects against Carlow 🙂
    On paper at least, Mayo’s chances rest somewhere between slim and non-existent (They are probably without the two lads who got red cards the last day which won’t help either).
    Carlow away is arguably the toughest draw they could have got. Carlow have spent the last few years in the Liam McCarthy Cup (admittedly the Leinster championship prelims) and would be on a par with the the likes of Kerry, Westmeath and Antrim (who beat them by a point after extra time last weekend); It’s also only a few years since they had a club team in the AI senior club final whereas our senior club champions go into the AI intermediate series..
    However Kildare were similarly hot favourites (7-1 on) last weekend and Mayo could well have sneaked that one. If Mayo can repeat the last game’s defensive solidity and provide better delivery into their forwards, they have a chance. Of the starting forwards the last day, Sean Regan is the only one with aerial ball winning physique but the rest of them have plenty of pace (ala Keith and Fergal Boland if he’s fit to play??) so I’d say plenty of rotational movement and the right ball into space is vital!

  21. @JP
    Don’t think Matthew Lenehan is eligible for minor this year, hasn’t been involved at all as far as I know.

  22. @Alf, Matthew Lenehan was in the Charlestown teams in the U16 C championship in 2015 the game reports are online, making him U18 now. He had shoulder surgery several months ago but I haven’t seen him listed in action for club or county since. His last football would have been the U21B late last year.

  23. @Ah Now I hope it dosent mean we lack defenders too!!
    Does anybody know the current Mayo panel?
    we here when players have been dropped but never here about replacements maybe its all top secret….

  24. Fair point on the ditch.
    Is it clutching at straws to point out our probable goalie and full back line are operating at lower divisions. Clarke, Barrett and cafferky Div1b and Higgins Div1c???????

  25. Connacht Minor Football Championship Pre Lim Round @Galway_GAA v @MayoGAA Sunday 30th April 2.30 MacHale Park #gaa

  26. OntheDitch – Fergal Boland and Ger Cafferkey have been added to last years panel. Brian Reape is moved down to Development panel. Cathal Carolan, Alan Freeman and Michael Hall are gone off the panel. We now have a panel of 31 and a development panel of 5 with one more to be added. The 5 are Brian Reape, Matthew Ruane, James Carr, Adam Gallagher and seamus Cunniffe. See the picture at top of page taken before final last year.

  27. Danny Kirby and Donie Newcombe have been added too. Ger McDonagh and Kevin Keane are no longer there.

  28. I don’t know what happened with Ger McDonagh. We were all excited when he bossed Cillian out of it last year in the club championship. Then we didn’t see him feature at full back for Mayo for even a minute with both our full backs out.

  29. New York to beat Sligo 5/1. Worth a punt methinks. Or that and London to beat Leitrim odds 17/1. Leitrim one not so sure as the bould Emlyn Mulligan is back from Boston. New York with big Tom Cunniffe and an improving squad. Does that leave us untested before Galway? That Sligo game could be hugely beneficial to younger players and trying out lets say Kirby at FF.

  30. On the sixth player that would be added to the development panel I think it would be good if another midfielder was added. If you look at it, currently Matthew Ruane is the only understudy for midfield. A panel has to have at least three strong midfielders season to season.
    Barry Moran, Seamus OShea and Tom Parsons are getting up there in age and mileage.
    Take out Matthew Ruane and isn’t it an obvious future gap in the panel if we are talking Division one level?
    I still think Shane Scott has a lot of potential even at 26. Easily looks like he could strengthen up more with his frame. I would view him as the most skillful of the tall midfielders in Mayo. He scores 1-2 points consistently from play and is a very good passer. He has a natural athletes engine and a sidestep to get open. The two things he is missing are more muscle/strength and county level experience.
    He often does the low trajectory bullet ball that travels quickly and drops nice and catchable for the receiver. With Westport he hasn’t had a big target man to aim at. What killed us when Aidan was in at full forward was no one was capable of that type of pass. It was all high hanging punt kicks allowing defenders to close in.
    Outside of Scott it is a much of a much, no one has really laid down a marker in club or U21 county.
    Some of ye might think it crazy to add a relatively older player 25/26 to a development panel but we haven’t seen Shane Scott with the extra advantages senior development should give him. We also haven’t seen this Mayo team with a midfielder really good at kick passing, all respect to Barry, Tom and Seamus but they are not specialist kickpassers.

  31. Think James Shaughnessy should be the player added – think we are short on out and out corner forwards more than midfielders. The lad has consistently put up big scores for Sligo IT and Claremorris this year, surely deserves a chance? Think we are obsessed with the AI winning U21’s….James is only a year older, just because his year didnt succeed doesnt mean he is not as good a prospect….and right now probably of greater maturity football wise

  32. The classic development mistake KL. All over 21 get dismissed as not good enough. Happens at club level too. No one stops to think what if the 23 or 24 year old was back with u21s. Who would be showing strong?
    James Shaughnessy an option also.
    I’m still worried about the future of our midfield.

  33. Very interesting stuff there JP on Shane Scott. Don’t know a lot about him, but you’ve made a good case. Like your point also about these bullet balls into forwards. This is the point Jackie Tyrell was making in his hurling preview; a brilliant piece BTW and one I’ll post shortly.

  34. i agree with JP about the extra midfield, Scott looked well capable of kicking scores from 40 yards out in Westport intermediate run. I’m glad we have 3 forwards in the development squad, liked the look of James Carr he is still a U20 player was minor in 2015.

    Some of our replacement forwards on the main panel wont strike much fear into anyone.
    Barry Moran, Alan Dillon, Conor O Shea, Evan Regan, Conor Loftus, with new additions Kirby and Boland. Still see the staring 6 as the two o Connors, Doherty, Aidan o Shea, Andy Moran and Kevin McLoughlin. Nally could be an option, looked good in the league.

    I would take Reape, Gallagher and Carr over Big Barry, Alan Dillon and Conor o Shea now never mind later. Conor o Shea has has a few years to nail down a spot without ever showing he has something to offer and I dont see him as a forward and we have enough of runners. Hopefully hell prove me wrong, Hopefully there something left in Dillons tank injuries permitting.

    From last years final 33 man panel it look like Hall McDonagh Freeman Carolan Keane and Reape are out Cafferkey Boland Kirby and Newcombe coming in. Of all the players that were let go from the league panel gibbons surprised me the most. Felt he had more to offer than bringing in newcombe. We still have plenty of able defenders.
    Harrison Vaughan Higgins
    oDonoghue Cafferkey Barrett
    Keagan Boyle Durcan
    Drake Crowe Nally
    Newcombe

  35. I’m disappointed that Michael hall didn’t make panel, thought he was a great prospect last year. Is he injured?

  36. Thanks Just a thought and others who threw light on panel plus development squad. Glad to see Adam Gallagher there and disappointing that Irwin has departed.
    Alarm bells re the number of goal chances we create not to mention convert. The season to date is a gamble on the old reliables and new lads not given enough game time.
    We are what we are and will still be a tough crew to beat….

  37. I believe Michael hall is back playing with breaffy he should be at least make the development squad. Good point above about Liam Irwin, manager must not have seen enough to keep him in a development squad although it was mentioned in his departure from the league squad he either did or said something wrong. James Carr is also a big man but more mobile and a lot more pace than Irwin. A lot of potential there. Matthew Ruane will get great benefit being in this squad as well as I can see him breaking in by in of summer

  38. One More Place to fill on the development panel, if the fans got to vote in one player who would you pick? One name only.

  39. Conor o’Shea 0-1 v Charlestown
    Shane Nally 1-2 v Castlebar
    Andy Moran 0-3 ,1 45 v Claremorris
    Conor Loftus 1-0 v Aughamore
    Adam Gallagher 0-7, 0-4f v Ballinrobe
    Cillian O’Connor 1-2 ,0-2f as sub v Davitts

  40. @Mayomessi. Michael Hall was in the training panel but that groin injury would have hindered him from keeping his spot.
    With Liam Irwin it’s probably just as simple as his fitness. He will get quicker if he follows what was set out for him in terms of strength training, speed work and nutrition. He’ll be a much better player from open play if he can develop an improved burst of speed over the first ten yards. That is what will allow him put corner backs in trouble when he gains posession.

  41. @tommyk
    Liam Irwin would be my choice
    He has physical strength(compared to Boland), he is good free taker out at 45m, and he is possible game changer. If there are man management or mentoring issues around him then they should be addressed. Too good a player to be allowed fall through the net

  42. Anyone hear if Mayo are playing there pre season challenge game the weekend? Club championship is Saturday week May 7th and Mayo v Sligo/New York is 21st of May so I am presuming they would play it this week if there playing one at all!.

  43. Akram would be an interesting choice, he has played both up front and on the half back line and has that burst of speed that is hard to fine. I can see him breaking in next year but for a development spot. 100% ready. He also had a good year with DCU.

  44. S Akram would be my choice, loads of pace which I feel a lot of our towards lack,but hopefully our management team know who they want ,and I am happy to thrust them

  45. @ corick bridge
    His choices so far are on the money, The five players mentioned have the potential and hopefully all bright futures. Hall will be back too i believe. Irwin needs work but is it better to let him do it on his own or have in in a development squad were his progress can be checked weekly. At 22 years old he should know how to take care of himself. Akram is the only other player out there with a buzz around him, David Kenny has been called up for the last two FBD league campaign but released shorty afterwards so its hard to know where he’s at in the managers eyes. Fionan Duffy was heralded as the second coming last year and wasn’t first choice with the U21 this year. Couple of young players coming out of Westport, Colm Moran for one. Probably needs another year or two. So we’ll see what the future holds.

  46. @Martin Ashford. Keith Ruttledge is solid but from Knockmore I think Peter Naughton is a brighter prospect. He’ll improve hugely as he fills out. Has a very high skill level.

  47. James Shaughnessy must be close to a call if not this year definitely next year. Irwin needs to work on his conditioning and being involved during the league can only have been good for that. Evan Regan shot 1-10 for Ballina with 1-6 coming from play. Caff played the first half and he is getting fitter with every outing so he should be back to 100% by May 21st. Clarkie saved another penalty only for the ref to order a retake which Kiltane scored.
    I love the idea of Akram being added to the squad. He is a dynamite player and could cause havoc if realesed in the last 10 of a championship game!!

  48. I agree Akram is an exciting prospect. Minor in ’13 and ’14. U21 in ’16 and ’17. Started as half forward but ended up in half back line where his pace going forward showed to good effect. In the junior all ireland final last year, played before the Tyrone semi, Sharoise started on the bench. Kerry went 10 points clear of Mayo by halftime. Akram into half back line for second half and the game changed. Mayo brought it back to 2 points although lost the game. He gave a great performance and got on a lot of ball. Others lifted their game also but Akram stood out for me.
    Other names not mentioned are Prendergast of Louisburg and TJ Byrne. Both big men who were good underage. Anyway, looking forward to the championship. We’re still in it

  49. @Bohola. The key thing is consistent form after underage and how well players show for their clubs. TJ Byrne has a fair bit to go so far in showing consistently good performances for Kiltimagh.
    Padraig Prendergast has shown glimpses of his potential. When he really gets to know his own strength and drives straighter at defences he could be very good. He’s a lad who filled out well and in the legs moreso than the upper body giving him decent agility and speed for 6’5″.

  50. Another top player who would be a great addition to the squad if he got back to where he was before injury, is Tom Conroy from Kiltane

  51. I can confirm that the Aghamore Mitchels game was indeed a walkover for Mitchels! Aghamore pulled out of the league

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