GAA

  • The resignation of Stephen Rochford as manager of the Mayo Senior football team is “disappointing and a shock”, according to GAA commentator Martin Carney.

    He told Midwest Radio this morning that over the weekend it was understood that Stephen would stay on and it was rumoured that he had planned to bring in former Mayo player Peter Ford, who had previously managed Galway and Sligo, and Shane Conway into his new management team.

    It is understood however, that at a meeting of the Mayo County Board's Executive committee on Sunday, members did not endorse Rochford's new management team.

    At about 6pm yesterday Stephen issued a statement announcing his decision to step down.

  • Connacht GAA Secretary John Prenty talked to Midwest Radio today to outline the reasons why Saturday's game between Kildare and Mayo is still in line to ahead in Croke Park after the storm over the Kildare's nominated venue of St Conleth's Park not being adequate to cater for the anticipated attendance. 

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  • 18,000 euro has today been allocated to Belmullet GAA Club for the installation of a fence and the purchase of nets.

    The funding from the dept of the Gaeltacht and the Islands, has been announced today by the Minister for Rural affairs Michael Ring

    The Minister describes Belmullet GAA Club as a fantastic club with over 400 members, 2 playing pitches, and 4 changing rooms. It serves eight primary schools and two secondary schools and its facilities are used by other clubs in the area for training.

  • Roscommon will play Down in Dr Hyde Park on Sunday next at 2pm. The game is being preceded by the Division 3 Ladies NFL Match between Roscommon and Meath which throws in at 12 noon.

    As there is a large crowd expected at the games patrons are asked to be considerate to others when parking their cars. A number of households have complained that their driveways were blocked by cars parking in front of gates during the Meath match.

    In addition, the Gardaí have stated that they ticketed a large number of cars which were parked on footpaths and others which were causing obstructions in housing estates.

    Roscommon town boasts year round free parking and there are sufficient public car parks around the town for all patrons to park safely.

    Patrons are urged to park legally and ensure that they do not obstruct any gate ways or park in a way that could prevent an emergency vehicle such as an ambulance or fire engine from gaining access to an incident.

  • All 33 of this weekend's Allianz National League have been postponed due to the adverse weather conditions.

    The fifth round of Hurling League games will now be played next weekend with quarter-finals moved to St Patrick's weekend.

    The semis will be played a week later with the final pushed back to the 31st of March.

    Round Five of the Football League will be rescheduled for the weekend of March 11th. Any exceptions to the above will be addressed in the revised fixture programme to be issued on Monday. 

    Meanwhile All Lidl National Football League games scheduled for this weekend have been postponed, due to adverse weather conditions. 

    Counties involved in Division 3 and 4 will play this round on the weekend of the 17th/18th March and Counties involved in Division 1 and 2 will play their games on the weekend of the 7th/8th April.

  • Sunday’s blockbuster of Mayo & Galway will be live on Midwest Radio with thanks to our championship sponsor Salamanca’s Tapas Bar Dublin.

    Angelina Nugent will bring you all the big match build up and post match analysis live from our satellite cruiser in an extended Sunday Sports Show from 2-7pm with former Mayo star Alan Dillon and Galway great Michael Meehan. 

    The game throws in at 4pm and Michael D. McAndrew will be joined by Martin Carney for commentary on the tie.

    Both teams are due to be announced tomorrow evening.

  • Fixture chaos is feared as there are no signs of a breakthrough in the stand- off between Kildare and the G-A-A.

    The Lillywhites are refusing to play their third round qualifier against Mayo at Croke Park this weekend, as they feel they should have home advantage.

    Former Disputes Resolution Authority head Jack Anderson has suggested that Kildare could mount a successful legal challenge.

    An injunction could stall the Championship and lead to a fixture pile up.

    Kildare manager Cian O'Neill is showing no signs of changing his stance, and says it's Newbridge or nowhere....

  • The Brisbane Lions said farewell to teammate Cian Hanley today after the Category B Rookie decided to return to his homeland of Ireland.

    The 21-year-old made the difficult decision to part with the Club after experiencing personal challenges over the past 12 months. Hanley said it was the right decision for him to return home.

     “The club has been unbelievable, I’m very appreciative of what they’ve done over the last while. It’s no fault of theirs I’m going home,” Hanley told lions.com.au.

    “It’s just more me and personal reasons and I just think it’s the right time to go.” 

    Over the past few months, Hanley has had many discussions about his future with family, friends and the Club, working through all possible options to come to the best outcome for him and his family.

    General Manager of Football David Noble said the team will miss Cian's personality and tremendous work ethic. 

    “Cian has been one of our hardest workers over the last three years particularly, overcoming injury and personal adversity with such a professional attitude, it is very sad to see him go home. We will miss his infectious smile, his positive attitude and bubbly contribution to our Club. We wish him a safe trip back home to Ireland where he will reconnect with his family.” Noble said.

    Hanley followed older brother Pearce, a former Lion, to the Club in late 2014 after being selected with the 56th pick in the Rookie Draft.

    His first two seasons were crippled with injuries but in 2017 he played an important part in the NEAFL team’s premiership victory.

  • It's been a busy morning already at the 2018 John West All-Ireland Feile Peil na nÓg, with all of the Mayo boys sides into Cup quarter-finals.
     
    Westport in the last-eight of Division 2, following a 4-9 to 2-5 win over Crossmaglen and Aghamore in Division 7 quarter-finals - after a 4-5 to 1-3 win over Saval of Down.
     
    Parke-Keelogues-Crimlin also unbeaten and through to the last-eight of the Cup, after a 5-12 to 2-1 win over Moynalvey of Meath in Division 11.
     
    Westport Girls also unbeaten in Division 1 - finishing their group with a 5-6 to 0-2 win over Mullabrack this morning.
     
    Claremorris Girls had one win from their two games yesterday in Division 4, and threw-in against Shane O'Neills in the last hour.
  • Carnacon have been removed from the Mayo Senior Club Football Championship, after a number of their players were withdrawn from the Mayo Senior Football panel earlier this summer.

    Midwest Sport understands a vote was taken at a Mayo Ladies County Board meeting last night which will remove Carnacon from the championship. They have the usual right of appeal on that vote.

    Midwest Sport understands that the club has been sanctioned under Rule 288, which looks at the club as opposed to the players individually, as the Carnacon club stated that they would be withdrawing their players last month.

    12 players and 2 selectors left the Mayo Senior Panel prior to the clash with Cavan, eight of those were from the Carnacon club. The players cited welfare issues and personal reasons for withdrawing from the panel.

    The decision means that Carnacon will not be able to defend their county, provincial and All-Ireland championships this year, if an appeal is not successful.

    Midwest Sport has contacted the Mayo Ladies County Board and Carnacon for comment on the matter. Mayo County Board is due to revert with official statement on the matter.

    While a spokesperson for Carnacon told Midwest Sport that they have no comment to make, other than they will be appealing the decision of Mayo LGFA to a higher body within the next few days.

     

  • Breaffy House Resort Junior A Championship:

    - Group 4

    Ballina Stephenites B v Charlestown B

    now goes ahead on Sunday at 1.30pm in Kiltimagh

     

    Breaffy House Resort Junior B Championship:

    - Group 1

    Kiltimagh B v Moy Davitts B

    now goes ahead tomorrow evening at 8.30pm in Kiltimagh

     

    Swinford B v Shrule/Glencorrib B

    Conceded by Swinford

     

    - Group 3

    Ballaghaderreen B v Eastern Gaels 

    Conceded by Ballaghaderreen

     

    Aghamore B v Claremorris B

    now goes ahead Sunday July 15th at 12pm in Ballyhaunis

     

    Breaffy House Resort Junior C Championship:

    - Group 1

    Kilmovee Shamrocks B v Castlebar Mitchels C

    Conceded by Kilmovee

     

    Kilmaine B v Burrishoole B

    now goes ahead on Wednesday July 4th at 8.30pm in Newport

     

    - Group 3

    Bonniconlon B v Ballycastle B

    now goes ahead tomorrow Friday at 8.30pm in Knockmore

     

    - Group 4

    Mayo Gaels B v Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin B

    Conceded by Mayo Gaels

     

    Michael Walsh Intermediate League

    Kiltimagh v Lahardane

    now goes ahead on Sunday at 12pm in Kiltimagh

  • Mayo GAA Division 1

    Sat 15th Sept, Castlebar Mitchels v Crossmolina Deel Rovers

    Conceded by Crossmolina Deel Rovers

     

    Mayo GAA Division 2

    Sat, 15th Sep, Davitts V Balla

    Postponed due to Balla involvement in Junior Championship

     

    Mayo GAA Division 4

    Sun, 16th Sep, Cill Chomain V Westport

    Postponed due to Westport involvement in Junior Championship,

     

    Mayo GAA Breaffy House Resort Junior A Championship

    Sun, 16th Sep, (Relegation Final), Ballina Stephenites V Crossmolina Deel Rovers in Knockmore GAA
    Rescheduledfrom 12pm to 12.30pm due to pitch availability.

     

  • Comortas Peile na Gaeltachta 
    Junior Semi-Final 
    Fanad Gaels 0-12 
    Cill Chomain 0-10 

  • Comortas Peile na Gaeltachta 
    Men's Junior Quarter Final 
    Cilll Chomain 1-12 
    Bearna 1-08 

    Ladies Semi-Final 
    Cill Chomain 9-24 
    Laochra Loch Lao 0-01

    Men's Senior Quarter Final 
    Wolfe Tones 2-16 
    Belmullet 1-11 

  • Cillian O’Connor has been confirmed as the captain of the Mayo Senior Football team for a third successive season.

    Mayo manager Stephen Rochford confirmed the news this afternoon at the Connacht GAA Centre in Bekan, at the press launch ahead of the start of the 2018 Connacht senior football championship.

  • Today’s Colleran C Final between Our Lady’s Belmullet & St. Gerald’s Castlebar has been postponed.

    The final will be re-scheduled for Early May.

  • There will be no tickets on sale for the much anticipated clash of Mayo v Galway at the stadium tomorrow. The last remaining tickets are available through Supervalu and Centra stores only. 
    Patrons are reminded that all persons(including children) entering the stadium must have a match ticket. 
  • Saturday's Connacht Post Primary Schools Senior A Final between Rice College and St Attracta's has been postponed due to weather conditions. It had been scheduled for Tuam Stadium. 

    Following school closures, weather warnings and forecasted deterioration of conditions over the coming days, Comhairle Chonnacht have decided to postpone all Post Primary Schools fixtures scheduled for Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March.

    Refixture dates for these games will be sent out to all Schools on Monday 5th March.

    The Connacht GAA Post Primary Schools Senior A Championship Football Final is now scheduled for Saturday 10th March 2018 in Tuam Stadium, Throw in 12.30pm.

  • Mayo Ladies star Cora Staunton has confirmed the dates for the publication of her autobiography.

    Game Changer will be published on October 18th this year and it is now available for pre-order with Easons.

  • AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Football Semi-Final 
    Corofin 1-06
    Moorefield 0-06