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Club Championship draws

As mentioned earlier on the 2020 Championship draws were held at MacHale Park tonight. Here are details of who has been paired with whom in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior championships this year. Senior – group pairings are here. Intermediate – group pairings are here. Junior ‘A’ – group pairings are here. Separately, Mayo GAA today unveiled a new social […]

Club Stars and Galway FBD review – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E1

We’re starting 2020 on the Mayo News football podcast with a mixture of off-field and on-field action. Our first episode of the year focuses on the Club Stars annual awards banquet, which attracted a bumper attendance to the Knockranny Hotel in Westport on Saturday night, before moving onto MacHale Park in Castlebar yesterday afternoon where Mayo took on Galway in […]

Club Stars + yesterday’s action

The Club Stars event last night was great fun, with the added advantage that I’m waking up here in Westport this morning with only only a short trot to complete to get to MacHale Park a bit later on. The ballroom in the Knockranny was full to capacity last night, with a succession of award winners honoured on the night. […]

The weekend’s action

While the main focus for most supporters this weekend will be the FBD semi-final against Galway at MacHale Park on Sunday afternoon (throw-in 2pm), that’s not the only action that’s on. Tomorrow there’s a choice between club and county, with matches of interest taking place in Ennis and Ballina. At Cusack Park in Ennis Kilmaine face Na Gaeil of Kerry […]

Delight for Na Brídeoga, despair for MacHale Rovers

It was a case of contrasting fortunes for the two Mayo clubs in All-Ireland final action this afternoon, with the camogie players of Na Brídeoga ending the day on a high while the footballers of CL MacHale Rovers were left to nurse a heartbreaking one-point loss after extra-time. I’ve very little information to share, I’m afraid, about today’s All-Ireland Junior […]

Two ladies club All-Irelands this weekend

The Christmas decorations are starting to go up but the on-field action at club level for 2019 still isn’t over. This weekend, from the county’s perspective, it’s the turn of the ladies with two separate All-Ireland final contests down for decision on Sunday. The first of these is the Junior B All-Ireland camogie final where East Mayo camogie club Na […]

Club Stars Team of the Year shortlist announced

The shortlist for this season’s Club Stars Team of the Year was published in this week’s Mayo News – full details here. A total of 35 players are on the shortlist, with ten clubs represented this year. As expected, Senior champions Ballintubber lead the way with eleven nominees, followed by beaten county finalists Ballaghaderreen on eight. Other clubs to feature […]

Connacht crowns for Kilmaine and Tooreen

Meat Loaf reckoned that two out of three should never be considered a bad return. So it was this weekend with Mayo teams involved in Connacht club finals, as Kilmaine and Tooreen claimed provincial titles while The Neale came up short in their Connacht decider. Kilmaine’s match – the Connacht Junior club final against Sligo’s St Michael’s – was the […]

Provincial club finals coming up

More club dates for your diaries, this time involving matches with some silverware on offer. This coming Saturday at MacHale Park, the Connacht Intermediate and Junior football finals are being contested. The county has skin in both games, with Kilmaine bidding for provincial glory in the JFC decider while neighbours The Neale have their sights set on the Connacht IFC […]