It’s been another weekend of provincial action at club level, with a number of matches taking place involving teams from the county.
Pride of place this weekend has to go to Tooreen, who this afternoon became the first ever club team from Mayo to win a provincial hurling title. This year’s county champions beat Galway’s Ballinderreen today by 1-15 to 1-11 in the Connacht Intermediate hurling decider at Athleague. Huge congrats to them.
Tooreen now get to shoot for All-Ireland glory in the New Year. Their next opponents will be the still-to-be-decided Leinster IHC champions, whom the East Mayo lads are scheduled to meet on the weekend of 20/21 January next.
Also celebrating tonight are Carnacon. Courtesy of two late goals, one an incredible effort direct from a 14-yard free from Cora Staunton, Carnacon fought back to beat Galway’s Kilkerrin-Clonberne by three points in today’s Connacht ladies senior club final replay at Ballyhaunis.
Was Cora going for goal? Here, judge for yourselves:
Video: LadiesFootballTV via YouTube
Match report from The 42 on Carnacon’s win is here. Next up for them is an All-Ireland semi-final meeting with Ulster champions St Macartan’s of Tyrone.
Yesterday at MacHale Park, meanwhile, Castlebar Mitchels, after an unexpectedly hard battle, made it past Leitrim’s Mohill by 0-16 to 0-11 in the Connacht senior club quarter-final. Best GAA headline of the weekend comes courtesy of RTÉ’s match report on this one, which is here.
There were mixed fortunes for the two Mayo clubs in action at MacHale Park today. In the day’s opening match at Castlebar Lahardane MacHales beat St Gabriel’s of Galway by 5-13 to 0-11 in the Connacht JFC semi-final. Moy Davitts, though, went under to Michael Glavey’s of Roscommon by 0-19 to 1-15 in the Connacht IFC semi-final.