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Title: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: intoDwest on November 10, 2006, 11:34:39 AM
Who will get relegated from the senior league this year, and is there any chance of Belmullet going down this year once Kiltane gets the better of them on Sunday??

Has anyone got the table and this this weeks fixtures?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on November 10, 2006, 11:38:33 AM
Breaffy and Ballinrobe doomed I'd say. Hollymount gone down in Div. 2 and Garrymore or Kiltimagh joining them. Two from Ballagh', Tourmakeady and Davitts going up to D1.

BTW: are there league finals, or is it just the top team wins out? Shrule could fend off Cross for the Division 1 title yet.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on November 10, 2006, 11:45:42 AM
FYI intoDwest the tables are:

Division 1: Shrule P9 16pts, Kiltane 10 13, Crossmolina 6 11, Ballina 11 11, Charlestown 9 9, Belmullet 10 9, Claremorris 10 9, Moy Davitts 9 8, Westport 9 7, Castlebar 8 7, Breaffy 9 4, Ballinrobe 8 4.

Division 2: Davitts 11 15, Ballagh' 7 12, Burrishoole 11 11, Knockmore 10 10, Tourmakeady 6 10, Kilmeena 10 10, Ballintubber 6 8, Cill Chomáin 9 7, Kiltimagh 10 7, Garrymore 8 6, Louisburgh 8 6, Hollymount 10 4.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: intoDwest on November 10, 2006, 11:59:00 AM
Thanks Owenmoresider
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: venter on November 10, 2006, 12:27:50 PM
A good year for Deel Rovers : Pics from Western:







Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Cnoc Mor on November 10, 2006, 08:43:57 PM
I expected Knockmore to get promoted, won't happen now due to our ventures to south May where we lost to Davitts, Garrymore and Hollymount. Still though the u-21 semi-finals are on this weekend and it's our only chance of silverware left this season. I think we will win that game and go through to the final, Ballagh will be tired out after their 2 encounters with Crossmolina I'd imagine so hopefully we can do it.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on November 12, 2006, 03:14:47 PM
Latest from IFC final: Parke 1-10 Tourmakeady 1-8, well into second half.

Edit: Crossmolina in bother at the Hyde, Brigid's up 0-8 to 0-2 at HT.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mayo51 on November 12, 2006, 03:30:03 PM
st.brigids 0.10   crossmolina 0.3  10 min 2half.  also belmullet beat kiltane in league. tourmac  intermediate champions.b. prendergast m.o.m
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on November 12, 2006, 03:40:14 PM
Tourmakeady came back to win the IFC, beat Parke 1-11 to 1-10.

Latest from the Hyde: Brigid's 0-11 Cross 1-4.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mayo51 on November 12, 2006, 03:41:56 PM
st brigids 0.11  crossmolina 1.4   10 min to go.mike moyles in the game for cross.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on November 12, 2006, 04:03:04 PM
All over for Crossmolina, lost 0-13 to 1-6 to Brigid's.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: MacDanger on November 12, 2006, 10:21:43 PM
Bit of a shock to see Cross out, 3 games in 3 weeks caught up with them i guess.

Shite for Knockmore not getting promoted, another year of Div 2 football awaits. Any word on the U-21 semi final??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on November 12, 2006, 10:46:29 PM
'Tis a bit of a shock for Cross alright, would have though they had the strength in depth to handle the three matches, Corofin for Connacht now, or can Brigids turn the tables on them also?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on November 12, 2006, 10:55:08 PM
Ballina will play the Knockmore in the U-21 final next Sunday I believe, Mayo4Sam's comments on this Knockmore team lead me to believe that they are unbeatable and the Stephenites shouldn't bother showing up, to have both Kilcoyne and Howley on the team is fairly impressive alright
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Bod Mor on November 13, 2006, 04:26:26 AM
Big shock alright Crossmolina beaten by St.Brigids but best of luck to them in taking Connacht.
I see Belmullet beat Kiltane too, anybody here see that match...wonder was it as it as intense as past meetings?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: intoDwest on November 13, 2006, 09:49:17 AM
I was at it and Belmullet deserved to win. Brutal game. The weather was atrocious the team playing into the wind had to play soccer or hand pass it up the length of the field due to the strength of the wind.

No hits at all in the game a very sporting contest.....I think it was to cold and windy to be bothered doing anything.

Billy Joe didn't look like a county footballer today, very average.
Title: Intermediate Final.
Post by: An Gaeilgoir on November 13, 2006, 10:13:28 AM
Well done to Tuar Mhic Eadaigh yesterday. A super game,end to end and some super football. TMK played the best football i have seen all year from any team in the first ten minutes of the game. Parke fought back and came from 1-4 to 0-00 to go 2 points ahead with 6 minutes to go. TMK then came back and drew level again, Adrian Dolan then kicked a huge point form 45 yards out over near the sideline to win the game. Super stuff from both teams. This is TMK's first title since 1982.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Hit the ground on November 13, 2006, 12:54:48 PM
A quick question for those of you at the Crossmolina game - was it a case of the three games in three weeks catching up with the deel boys or is this being unfair to St. Brigids?  In other words do St Brigids now look like they're good enough to be in with a good shout for the Connaught title - if so they must have improved quite a good deal since last season.  I suppose as a Galway man yesterdays result looks like good news for Corofin (at least on the face of it) but perhaps this will prove not to be the case. 

On another note congrats to Tourmakeady - would have a family connection out that way so its good to see the men in black getting a bit of silverware!!
Title: U-21 Final
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 13, 2006, 01:05:53 PM
Stephenite I dont know if i said dont turn up but i expect knockmore to win this one.
The first match was a cracking game and ballina deservedly won but the margin was a little deceiving.
Knockmore conceded 3 goals that day to campion, having watched him over the summer i dont think he can do that again.
Knockmore were missing their minor lads that day & now ballina will be missing cafferkey.
Everyone from knockmore that day left with the feeling that if we were to get another shot at ballina we'd take them and i still feel thats the case
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Cnoc Mor on November 13, 2006, 01:38:58 PM
I agree with Mayo4sam. Kilcoyne hit a load of wides in the first game. It will be tough though. Hopefully the lads will play as well as they played in the semi, if they do we are in with a great chance. It definitely won't be a runaway by either of the two teams involved as Ballina were impressive against Burrishoole in their semi I believe. Why will Cafferkey be missing for this game? He played against Burrishoole and played a blinder or so I was told.
Title: Re: U-21 Final
Post by: AbbeySider on November 13, 2006, 01:44:34 PM
Out of curiosity were any of you at Ballina Vs Ballintubber in Park earlier in the U-21 championship ?
Ballintubber lead by 5 points at half time but Ballina came back to dominate the second half.
Ballina ended wining by a point but Ballintubber kicked it away with a few costly wides late in the second half.

Thrilling game all the same. Was there many GAA boardsters there?  ???
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on November 13, 2006, 02:00:45 PM
There are talks of changing the league structure for next year. All senior teams in Division 1, intermediate in Division 2 etc.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: westmayo on November 13, 2006, 06:01:47 PM
That seems to be the talk alright Stone Wall, a straight restructure with all senior clubs in Division One next year. It's a bit of farce continuing the league to its conclusion if they're going to do this. And what of the likes of Belmullett who have had a great league season and are going to get sent back to division two even after finshing very high up in the league.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 13, 2006, 06:37:30 PM
Lads, I used to be Cnoc Mor. ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Redgreenery on November 13, 2006, 06:41:33 PM
Hard luck to Crossmolina yesterday. Shocked at the loss.

Best of luck to Bridgets!!
Title: Re: U-21 Final
Post by: stephenite on November 13, 2006, 11:01:37 PM
Stephenite I dont know if i said dont turn up but i expect knockmore to win this one.
The first match was a cracking game and ballina deservedly won but the margin was a little deceiving.
Knockmore conceded 3 goals that day to campion, having watched him over the summer i dont think he can do that again.
Knockmore were missing their minor lads that day & now ballina will be missing cafferkey.
Everyone from knockmore that day left with the feeling that if we were to get another shot at ballina we'd take them and i still feel thats the case

Fair enough - I do remember you saying that after the game alright, why is Gerry out? I've texted a few lads back home and they weren't aware and expect him to play?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: venter on November 14, 2006, 12:49:24 PM
Now for ya, out on our ear! Thats fierce disappointing. I thought the form showed in the county final replay was good enough to take us a long way this year. However that form was isolated enough considering the low scoring return from play  in the semi and the first county final. Balls.

Fair play to Brigids! The resurgence in Ros football could continue if they manage to beat Corofin. I would imagine that they have every chance!
Title: Ger Cafferkey
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 15, 2006, 10:22:03 AM
Reading in the paper yesterday i see he played at the weekend. What i was going on was his brother saying he wouldn't be able to get much use out of his scholarship cause he was injured but he's obviously fit enough to play, which i'm glad to see, wouldn't like to be giving any excuses to ballina  ;)
I can see this being a low scoring affair and knockmore's backs look impressive, esp with young naughton in at full back, cant see him making the mistakes that let campion in for his goals
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 15, 2006, 06:19:58 PM
I certainly hope we win this game., be it high scoring or low scoring. I agree with Mayo4sam, the backs were great the last day(we're not the parish of backs for nothing ;)). And it was young McLoughlin who was full back Mayo4sam!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 16, 2006, 09:27:31 AM
No it was paul coleman who was FB the first day against ballina, Mclaughlin was out becasue the county minors were playign kerry taht weekend.
Gerry cafferkey will be playing but is only able to play one day a week & will be lucky to play the full game had to move from CB to FB for the last 10 minutes of the semi and could barely walk the next day.
Hopefully its something he can sort out over the next year cause he looks like a great propect.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: OkeyDoke on November 16, 2006, 10:49:36 AM
What injury has Cafferkey, sounds like Gilmore Groin to me. If it is, he's very young to be getting an injury like that.
Hope he gets over it, he's a serious talent
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 16, 2006, 11:16:55 AM
some problem with his hamstrings, don't have exact details, but i'll find out
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 16, 2006, 03:11:16 PM
Lads, I used to be Cnoc Mor. ;D

Is this true? How come theres posts from cnoc mor still?? ???
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 16, 2006, 07:43:52 PM
Tis true Mayo4sam. I've quit the Cnoc Mor handle, Cnoc Mor hasn't posted since Farrandeelin took over!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 17, 2006, 03:21:00 PM
Best of luck to the knockmore alds this weekend, always good to get a win over them shower of c**ts in town, sorry i mean our near and dear neighbours  ;)
God be with the days when we had never lost to them in senior championship
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on November 17, 2006, 03:27:38 PM
I'm Cnoc Mor and so is my wife. ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 17, 2006, 03:32:04 PM
U wish u were one of the chosen few GBB  ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 18, 2006, 11:50:37 PM
Struggling to build up my post count so I might as well add something here! It's supposed to be windy and rainy tomorrow. I honestly don't know who that will favour but hopefully we can pull one over the townies... It'd send me back to Dublin in good form tomorrow evening if we did.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on November 19, 2006, 10:02:54 PM
'Twas very easy for a Johnny come Latley club like Knockmore to hold a record like that in the senior championship, thankfully in the greater scheme of things it didn't last too long, now if you were a club steeped in a long and proud history and as old as ourselves and managed that feat it might have been something. When were ye founded again
? 1975 or something?

I hear the game was rained off, shame, though it might give Ger Cafferkey a chance to get back to his best
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Barney on November 20, 2006, 08:10:50 AM
Would it not just be easier to log in as Cnoc Mor. The other handle is a tough one to remember!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Barney on November 20, 2006, 08:14:53 AM
Did Tourmakeady win in the Connacht championship. I see Aertel didn't have the result so just deleted the fixture - they are in denial again! If you don't see it it never happened.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on November 20, 2006, 08:39:50 AM
Yes, Tourmakeady won their Connacht Championship match. I'm not sure of the score though. I couldn't find any report of it either, just heard that they won. Was it the Connacht final? I thought it was a semi-final.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Gaeilgoir on November 20, 2006, 10:05:19 AM
Yeah, Tourmakeady won by 3 points following extra time. Tourmakeady were down to 14 men for the entire second half following the sending off of David Prendergast. its on to the Connacht final now for us. ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 20, 2006, 01:59:06 PM
I just read this on the hoganstand message board, best laugh i've had in ages
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Mayo football
Clubs should be amalgamated in Mayo. Too many rubbish clubs. For example, Kiltane should join Belmullet to be known as Kilmullet. Burrishoole, Louisburg, Kilmeena and Westport should be amalgamated and called Westburkilburg. Knockmore should team up with Moy Davitts and become Knockmoy. Ballintubber, Mayo Gaels and Hollymount will become Ballinmount Gaels. Claremorris, Garrymore and Davitts will become Claregarry Davitts. Ballyhaunis, Aughamore and Eastern Gaels will dovetail nicely under the name Aughahaunis Gaels. Breaffy, Balla and Castlebar Mitchells will be called Ballaffy Mitchells. Kilmaine, The Neale, Shrule-Glencorrib and Ballinrobe will be The Ballinshrule Killers. Charlestown, Swinford and Kiltimagh could be called Kilchainford and finally Ballina Stephenites, Ardnaree and Bonniconlon will be called Ballina Stephenites. Alot of the other clubs should be disbanded, with one or two of their better players joining one of the new amalgamated clubs. This would mean more competitive football with fewer games and fewer spectators, and a bigger effort could be made with the county team in its quest for Sam. What do ye think?
Real Istic , Ballina Ireland , 18/11/2006 at 13:23

I can just see the draw for next years chmapionship
I wonder would the cross lads join ballina or knockmoy, possibly some of them could see a future with Kilmullet

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 20, 2006, 02:34:04 PM
Twas rained off surely Stephenite. As for logging in as Cnoc Mor, I suppose it is easier to remember, sure I might change over and back from time to time!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Gaeilgoir on November 20, 2006, 05:28:50 PM
Speaking of the Hogan Stand, some of whats on there is unreal  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on November 20, 2006, 05:52:57 PM
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and finally Ballina Stephenites, Ardnaree and Bonniconlon will be called Ballina Stephenites.
  :D :D :D

Left out Ballagh' there I see. Presumably going back to their natural home in that case. :P

In the real world, Breaffy and Ballinrobe were relegated to Division 2 at the weekend, and the aforementioned Ballagh' will replace one of them in D1.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 21, 2006, 06:24:09 PM
The u-21 A final now goes ahead on Saturday at 1pm in Crossmolina.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Gaeilgoir on November 21, 2006, 06:30:27 PM
Does anyone know the other semi final of the intermediate in connacht ?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on November 21, 2006, 06:39:14 PM
Carrigallen (Leitrim) v Menlough (Galway). Menlough beat our own Geevagh by 0-11 to 0-4 a week ago.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 24, 2006, 03:27:10 PM
Best of luck to the Knockmore team this Sunday. I won't be home for it but if anyone on here is at the u-21 match fills me in on the report I'd be grateful. (Realistically this was to rescue this from falling off the radar)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 24, 2006, 03:45:45 PM
I'll do my best to get to a computer tomorrow after the match provided i dont have a feed of pints tonite at bell X1 and manage to get up to move the cattle that need moving tomorrow!  :-\

Oh and best of luck to the lads, i've no doubt we'll be county U-21 champions this time tomorrow
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 25, 2006, 05:58:24 PM
Cattle moved and Ballina bet all before the dinner.  ;D

Knockmore easily beat ballina 1-12 to 1-5.
There was a massive wind blowing towards the clubhouse end which knockmore used to their full advantage in the first half. Kilcoyne got the first free before ballina got their equaliser from a free. That was as close as ballina got. Knockmore were 0-3 to 0-1 when gerry cafferkey misjudged a long ball and kilcoyne as 1V1 with the keeper, the keeper seemed to have got close to him but cafferkey came back and pulled him down. Kilcoynes penalty was hard and straight down the middle, the keeper deflected it onto the crossbar but kilcoyne put the rebound home. Knockmore led at half time 1-7 to 0-1. Ballina failing to score despite winning most of the breaks round the middle, only 1 wide compared to knockmore's 9.

Knockmore started the second half by moving howley to full forward, with gibbons back to CHB, and then immediately pulling him back as a second CHB with gerard gaughan moving out towards the middle. Knockmore won everything in a 15 minute spell that finished the game. Howley and kilcoyne won everything at midfield and ballina were aimlessly kicking balls into the knockmore backs. kilcoyne got the score of the game from a 45 yard free into the breeze, a savage effort and knockmore added another 3 in this period and it was game over at 1-11 to 0-1. Knockmore were winning all the 50-50 breaks and ballina had no answer to their defensive play.
Ballina got a couple of points with 10 minutes left and added 1-1 in injury time to put some respectability on the score. A soft goal from a long ball in that the keeper let thru his legs.

MOTM would be between kilcoyne, howley and naughton who all showed why they were on county teams this year.
But honourable mentions to gardiner, coleman, corcoran, kieran langan & craig reape

Knockmore: Derek Butler, Paul Coleman, Kevin McLoughlin, Kieran Gardiner, Kenny Corcoran, Darren reape, Trevor Howley,James Ruddy, Gerry Higgins, Kieran langan, Craig reape, Jarlath o'Hora, Aidan kilcoyne, Brian Gibbons, gerard Gaughan

Ballina: Joshua Tierney, Robert lyons, Ger Cafferkey, Thomas Duffy, Stephen McCarron, Thomas Doherty, John Harrison, Kieran Sweeney, Rory Smith, Dean Fielding, Ian O'Dowd, Lorcan Healy, Rory Campion, David O'Mahony, Brendan O'Hora

 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on November 26, 2006, 09:32:37 PM
Cheers for the report, sounds failry one sided alright. Is that Brian Gibbons from Childers Heights playing for Knockmore? Father a teacher in Muredeachs ??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: MacDanger on November 26, 2006, 09:58:32 PM
Good win for Knockmore, hopefully a few of those lads can push on to the senior team and get us back to the top.............
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: guy crouchback on November 27, 2006, 11:45:12 AM
yes young gibbons is son of john  the teacher. i think they moved from childers heights to cloghans a few years ago so thats why he plays for knockmore.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Msgr. Horan on November 27, 2006, 02:02:11 PM
I just read this on the hoganstand message board, best laugh i've had in ages
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

Mayo football
Clubs should be amalgamated in Mayo. Too many rubbish clubs. For example, Kiltane should join Belmullet to be known as Kilmullet. Burrishoole, Louisburg, Kilmeena and Westport should be amalgamated and called Westburkilburg. Knockmore should team up with Moy Davitts and become Knockmoy. Ballintubber, Mayo Gaels and Hollymount will become Ballinmount Gaels. Claremorris, Garrymore and Davitts will become Claregarry Davitts. Ballyhaunis, Aughamore and Eastern Gaels will dovetail nicely under the name Aughahaunis Gaels. Breaffy, Balla and Castlebar Mitchells will be called Ballaffy Mitchells. Kilmaine, The Neale, Shrule-Glencorrib and Ballinrobe will be The Ballinshrule Killers. Charlestown, Swinford and Kiltimagh could be called Kilchainford and finally Ballina Stephenites, Ardnaree and Bonniconlon will be called Ballina Stephenites. Alot of the other clubs should be disbanded, with one or two of their better players joining one of the new amalgamated clubs. This would mean more competitive football with fewer games and fewer spectators, and a bigger effort could be made with the county team in its quest for Sam. What do ye think?
Real Istic , Ballina Ireland , 18/11/2006 at 13:23

I can just see the draw for next years chmapionship
I wonder would the cross lads join ballina or knockmoy, possibly some of them could see a future with Kilmullet


Kilmullet isnt a bad suggestion for a name, coz if it ever happened club members would be killing eachother
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: smelly fairy on November 27, 2006, 06:18:25 PM
That's hilarious! Aughahaunis Gaels.. The tears are just streaming down my cheeks from laughing.. Very Clever :D
Westburkilburg- stop, I'm crackin' up..
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on November 27, 2006, 09:01:49 PM
i think they moved from childers heights to cloghans a few years ago so thats why he plays for knockmore.

Cheers for that, it was my next question. Think I met him briefly in Adelaide last spring when he was down with the U-17 International Rules team
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: ludermor on November 28, 2006, 08:51:49 AM




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Kilmullet isnt a bad suggestion for a name, coz if it ever happened club members would be killing eachother
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They could use that name as it is now with the belmullet being the two parishes of Belmullet and Kilmore. I think kiltane would be happier taking a few of the savages from Ballycroy to toughen up the team
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 28, 2006, 11:08:32 AM
Ya john is his father, a maths teacher in muredachs, "Take it down", "Two oranges and 4 apples don't make 6 orange apples".
His mother is from knockmore
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 28, 2006, 11:11:09 AM
'Maths is a language'  ;D
]Fair play to the lads. Seems it was a very one-sided game. Howley must have had some game to deny Kilcoyne the man of the match award and him scoring 1-8.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 28, 2006, 01:52:43 PM
Kilcoyne did a lot of his scoring from frees.

"Its not written on the wondow"
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: dodo on November 28, 2006, 03:49:41 PM
"Mayo trio to get All-Ireland medals
THREE former Mayo footballers, including a former President of the GAA, are to be presented with All-Ireland senior football medals next month - 55 years after they won the final.

Willie Casey, Paddy Jordan and former GAA President Dr Mick Loftus were all members of the Mayo squad which completed the two-in-a-row with a 2-8 to 0-9 victory over Meath.

But they never got their medals because they didn't come on as subs during the final, and now Mayo county board is to set the record straight by presenting the trio with their medals on December 22 when this year's Mayo team get their Connacht senior championship medals.

"We were in the photograph on the day of the final, but we never came on, so Paddy, Willie and I were not entitled to medals. Back then, it was only 18 players who got a medal," said Dr Loftus, last month won four medals at the World Athletic Games for 75-79 year-olds.


Gardiner gets top player award
MAYO footballer Peadar Gardiner's outstanding year for his club Crossmolina has been recognised with his selection as the leading club player in the county.

Gardiner was named as the People's Choice Player of the Year.

MAYO TEAM OF THE SEASON - B Heneghan (Tourmakeady); J Scanlon (Kiltane), T Nallen (Crossmolina), J Brogan (Knockmore); S Drake (Ballaghaderreen), E Casey (Ballina), P Gardiner (Crossmolina); B Kelly (Ballaghaderreen), J Nallen (Crossmolina); A Moran (Ballaghaderreen), C McDonald (Crossmolina), A Dillon Ballintubber); C Mortimer (Shrule/Glencorrib), B Regan (Ballaghaderreen), J Keane (Crossmolina). Subs: K Golden (Ballina), D Prendergast (Tourmakeady), P Harte (Ballina), D Moran (Ballaghaderreen), A Kilcoyne (Knockmore). "

Taken from Irish Indo/Unison.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 28, 2006, 03:56:34 PM
Brogan deserved to get on.
Not surprised howley didn't, for a lot of the year he was used as a man-marker, not his greatest attribute, a much better marker of space, like his predecessor peter butler
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on November 28, 2006, 04:42:25 PM
so how many of these guys should be on the county panel from a Cross point of view I feel that ship has sailed for joe Keane and Tom nallen
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: OkeyDoke on November 28, 2006, 04:45:04 PM
so how many of these guys should be on the county panel from a Cross point of view I feel that ship has sailed for joe Keane and Tom nallen

Probably true for Tom Nallen but i reckon that Joe Keane is worth a go. I'm surprised that Maughan never gave him a better chance at county level
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Barney on November 28, 2006, 04:46:22 PM
Would like to see John Brogan and Eanna Casey get a chance
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 28, 2006, 04:54:16 PM
I dont think either are good enough, should be given a try alright but think they would fall short
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 28, 2006, 07:46:07 PM
I don't think either are good enough for county level either. John Brogan is a good club player but there is a difference between club and county. Casey probably is in the same bracket, I think he was given a chance already but I'm not too sure.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football - New League Structure.
Post by: StoneWall on November 30, 2006, 08:46:44 AM
The following are the proposals for the New League Structure
    1 Teams who hold senior championship status will play in the senior  League
    2 Teams who hold Intermediate Championship status will play in Intermediate league
    3 All other teams will play in Junior League
    4 10th March WEEK END set aside for Gaeltacht Tournament
    5 Leagues begin on 17/18 March
    6 There will be no relegation from league-championship will decide if you are senior /inter/or junior
    7 Some Games will have to be played without county players when the county team is on duty
    8 The league to be completed by second week in October at latest
    9 The prize money will be s folows-6000 for div 1 4000 for div 2 and 2000 for Junior Div. The money to go to players holiday fund.   
    10 The entry  fee will be 100 euro per team

I hope the clubs get to vote on this!

Keery first leage game at home.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 30, 2006, 09:14:46 AM
The new league status would obviously benifit us but to be honest i dont think its completely fair and i can see it getting to a stage of the rich getting richer in terms of quality of opposition
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: guy crouchback on November 30, 2006, 09:35:13 AM
eana casey got a run in the trials last year. i only saw him in one game and thought he did fairly well, but then you really needed to stand out in those games. i think he would be worth another look as he seems to have matured as a player and has the speed and strenght.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 30, 2006, 09:38:12 AM
Regarding the new league format, I don't believe it's a great idea at all. It could mean clubs treating the league as friendlies because it doesn't matter where anyone finishes it seems.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on November 30, 2006, 09:58:02 AM
Having no relegation and promotion totally negates the league. The league is reduced to a series of friendlies. It would also be come very static and stagnant. Under the current system at least 4 new teams enter each division (besides division 1 which is 2) with a potential of 6 (three for division 1).

Essentially the year will be reduced to three competitive games, these being the group stages of the championship. In theory most teams will only have to win one group championship game all year to maintain their league and championship status!

When your league position affecting your championship status was removed a few years back the club delegates were apparently told that it was a directive from Croke Park that league position could not determine your championship status. In Galway league position still determines championship status.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football - New League Structure.
Post by: OkeyDoke on November 30, 2006, 10:01:03 AM
The following are the proposals for the New League Structure
    1 Teams who hold senior championship status will play in the senior  League
    2 Teams who hold Intermediate Championship status will play in Intermediate league
    3 All other teams will play in Junior League
    4 10th March WEEK END set aside for Gaeltacht Tournament
    5 Leagues begin on 17/18 March
    6 There will be no relegation from league-championship will decide if you are senior /inter/or junior
    7 Some Games will have to be played without county players when the county team is on duty
    8 The league to be completed by second week in October at latest
    9 The prize money will be s folows-6000 for div 1 4000 for div 2 and 2000 for Junior Div. The money to go to players holiday fund.   
    10 The entry  fee will be 100 euro per team

I hope the clubs get to vote on this!

Keery first leage game at home.


All seem reasonable enough apart from item 6 - makes a joke of the league
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 30, 2006, 10:02:54 AM
I'd actually agree, though am thankful at the moment, that the league should determine ur championship status.
It makes a team make the effort for the year.
Eventhough it does effect the teams with more county players, but in the longer term they get to blood a lot more new/fringe players
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: venter on November 30, 2006, 10:18:42 AM
How do you get out of a particular division. Do they revise them every couple of years or so?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on November 30, 2006, 10:33:44 AM
How do you get out of a particular division. Do they revise them every couple of years or so?

Not sure or do you get promoted/relegated in the league if you win the championship?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 30, 2006, 07:53:36 PM
I think the new proposals are ridiculous. I also think the current set-up is wrong too and league should have the say on whether or not a team is senior/Intermediate and Junior. It seems once the county board or whoever is in charge of the fixtures start to fiddle with the leagues they don't know when to stop!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: MacDanger on December 01, 2006, 12:33:34 AM
Wasn't the old system that if you were div 1, you were senior, div 2 intermediate etc and if you got relegated from the league you dropped down to intermediate. It was a good system in that while the championship was still the most important, you had to do well in the league to stay in it.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football - New League Structure.
Post by: AbbeySider on December 01, 2006, 01:50:31 PM

    3 All other teams will play in Junior League


I have a few questions about the proposed changes because they are a little unclear.

If a junior club is playing Junior A does that mean they are will be playing division 3 league?

Does a junior B side play division 4

and junior C play division 5 etc etc?

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Gaeilgoir on December 01, 2006, 10:21:50 PM
Good wishes to Tuar Mhic Eadaigh in the Connaght Final in Ballinamore Co. Leitrim on Sunday next at 14.00....Weather permitting,it doesn't look to go at the moment for Sunday...still an excuse for me to head west!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Gaeilgoir on December 03, 2006, 08:25:03 PM
Well what can i say except well done to Tuar Mhic Eadaigh on winning the connaght intermediate final to day in terrible conditions in Ballinamore Co. Leitrim. the final score was 0-7 to 1-3.. a great day for all concerned... ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on December 03, 2006, 11:07:20 PM
Congratualtions indeed, great to see a Mayo club represented in Intermediate. Well done to all concerned and best of luck for the All Ireland, who do they play next ??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: criostlinn on December 04, 2006, 04:02:46 PM
Hopefully killala can repeat the success in the junior decider on saturday next
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on December 04, 2006, 10:59:47 PM
They play english champions fulham in the AI 1/4
Fulham are a new club only formed this year and having seen them play this year they'll not be much of an opposition. Having said that the club contains jonthan ruane & des kenny from castleconnor and derek sheridan from the stephenites
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: ludermor on December 05, 2006, 04:16:56 PM
Leagues set for radical revamp

EDWIN MCGREAL


FOLLOWING weeks of speculation, the Mayo GAA Leagues are set to be restructured tonight (Wednesday), meaning that clubs’ league status will be entirely dependent on championship results. Under the proposals, promotion and relegation would only happen as a result of championship performance, which is sure to spark debate across the county, while €6,000 will be on offer to the winners of the Senior League.
Under the proposals next year’s Senior League would be made up of teams that have senior championship status after the 2006 season with intermediate and junior following suit. It is also proposed that the club season would run from mid-March to mid-October in 2007.
“The fact that Division 1 teams will be all the senior teams means that we will be able to alternate championship and league rounds,” Mayo GAA Board Secretary Sean Feeney told The Mayo News, who said it was “a matter for the clubs” whether or not the proposals get the green light. “For instance if we have Senior championship one weekend, we can play Division 2 games that weekend and so on. The downside is that there is no relegation from the league itself. There is no real way to avoid some meaningless games but we had some of them this year too. We’d hope to play as many games as possible before the championship.”
Feeney said that some remaining league games “probably won’t be played” if the changes come in, though the title deciders in the top two divisions (Shrule/Glencorrib v Crossmolina and Ballaghaderreen v Tourmakeady) will go ahead.
“We didn’t expect the league to run so late this year,” said Feeney. “The U21 success took a couple of Sundays, we got to the All-Ireland final, we had a drawn game (Laois) and everything fell behind.”
The proposals have proven especially controversial in Belmullet, who would find themselves playing in the Intermediate League despite retaining their Division 1 status.
”I’m fierce disappointed,” Belmullet dual star Paddy Barrett told The Mayo News. “The least we could have got was a year’s notice in order to try to work around it. If we had known at the start of this year that these proposals were going to come in we would have put more emphasis on the championship.
”With the new structures I don’t know what value at all the league has. We could conceivably finish bottom of Division 2, win the Intermediate Championship and be promoted to Division 1. I don’t see how the league can be run when there will be no value attached to it at all.”
Barrett is a Garda working in Monaghan town. Some weekends he works 10pm-6am on Saturday night, drives 150 miles to Belmullet, grabs two hours sleep, plays a match and then heads back north-east for another night shift on Sunday. The proposed change has left him pondering his future.
“To be going to that effort and find out that it is absolutely no use is very frustrating,” he said. “We had worked hard to get to Division 1 and we wanted to stay there, we put in a big effort but it was a complete waste of time. For next year I’ll have to have a serious think about things. It will be very hard to get back to Senior League again, there’s time left in us all but it’s by no means certain it will happen next year. Most of our lads are based away from home. It’s hard to get excited about coming back for Division 2.”
As a Senior championship outfit, Breaffy stand to retain their Senior League status despite residing in the bottom two of Division 1. Outgoing Breaffy manager John Fahey agrees that the proposals suit his club but believes that “they lack competition – what you will have essentially is 15 glorified challenge games”. He added that matches over the last few weeks “have really cost time for everyone involved and for it to be pointless in the end makes no sense”.

MEANWHILE, the long-awaited Breaffy House Resort Mayo Senior Football Championship relegation play-off between Louisburgh and Kiltimagh takes place in Islandeady on Sunday at 12pm.

League Proposals

• Championship status decides league grade
• Senior championship teams play in the Senior League
• Intermediate championship teams play in the Intermediate League
• Junior championship teams play in Junior League which will be  divided into two sections i.e regional basis
• There will be no relegation from the league
• League to commence on weekend of March 17/18/19
• County players may not be available for some league games
• Senior winners to get €6,000 for player holiday fund
• Intermediate winners to get €4,000 for player holiday fund
• Junior winners to get €2,000 for player holiday fund
• Entry fee €100 per team
• Format for one year only

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on December 07, 2006, 09:51:47 AM
Were the proposals for the new league structure voted on at the county board meeting last night? Anyone know if they were accepted?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on December 08, 2006, 11:09:05 AM
Lads, am I the only one to notice a bit of a snag in the proposals. There are 17 senior teams and it would mean an uneven number of weekends, that mightn't seem too much of a bother but it's still annoying when the championship group A was running late this year so the league will more than likely run late next year too. That's if the proposals go ahead.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: MacDanger on December 10, 2006, 10:15:27 PM
are there 17 teams?? or 13??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: venter on December 11, 2006, 04:17:53 PM
MacDanger, I think there are 17 teams. So there will be a minimum of 20 games in the season. 16 league and 4 championship. Thats a lot of football. 

A lad was telling me that Crossmolina B finished second in Division 4 this year and Killala won division 3 and yet Cross will end up in Division 2 next year while Killala will remain in division 3. It could be a hard year for Cross B.

Cross seniors won the league yesterday beating Shrule by 1-09 to 1-06.
How did Killala get on in the connacht final?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on December 11, 2006, 04:30:43 PM
Killala won with a goal early in the second half of extra time from a bilbow
fair play and congrats, junior and intermediate titles going to mayo this year
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: venter on December 11, 2006, 04:33:27 PM
Fair play to Killala. AIB will get great milage out of there one life one club ad Campaign!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: criostlinn on December 11, 2006, 04:42:07 PM
What a performance by killala. Looked finished early in the second half but put in a real fighting performace to win in extra time. Rory Hannick played a stormer and id say the clifden full back will be having nightmares about him. 7 points for marcus hannick but nearly all from frees which rory won.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on December 12, 2006, 01:34:46 PM
Anyone know who is relegated to intermediate? Wasn't the game between Louisburgh and Kiltimagh to go ahead on Sunday.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: OkeyDoke on December 12, 2006, 01:48:15 PM
Louisburgh won by 4-5 points
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on December 14, 2006, 09:24:53 PM
From hoganstand:
The Mayo football leagues have an uncertain future following proposals to change the format were denied at a recent county board meeting, which leaves clubs uncertain of when the league will begin.

The fact there is still several matches to be played in this year’s league campaign was a major cause for concern among delegates, but now the league is in limbo and it looks as if a decision will not be made until the New Year.

The County Board has invited clubs to submit more proposals for consideration with the most likely scenario that the league comprise of four divisions consisting of 12 teams each.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: venter on January 10, 2007, 02:08:56 PM
A picture from the Mayo News of the Crossmolina Dinner Dance. Two of the cups are from local one off games, the Lydon cup and the Garrett cup.



Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on January 10, 2007, 02:25:58 PM
if my memory serves Crossmolina are not the current holders of the lydon cup is it not those mighty mountainy men in red and white   ;D.
who plays for my old mate Padriag Garret cup is the national schools or was that the A Garvey and is me old mucker Kennneth Mulkearns cup still awarded? and what a tragic class that was
 RIP
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: venter on January 10, 2007, 02:35:00 PM
The Garrett Cup is contested by the Cross Juniors and Lahardane. The mountainy men should have made it thier business to have red and white ribbons tied to the Lydon cup.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on January 11, 2007, 01:42:05 PM
Eamon Clarke is quoted on the paper as saying the proposals for the new league format is almost completely and will be discussed at the next county board meeting. There is also a connaught mneeting in the TF the weekend after this, with 3 reps from each club invited, only had a quick glance at this anyone know anything else?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on January 15, 2007, 02:04:35 PM
Found this post on the Hogan Stand and I thought it was interesting...

(I know what your thinking... wtf was he doing on the HoganStand?...  :P  :P  :P  )

Quote
Mayo League
tourmakeady are in the top 3 teams in the county. my rankings would be:
1. crossmolina
2. ballina
3. ballaghaderreen
4. kiltane
5. tourmakeady
6. belmullet
7. knockmore
8. claremorris
9. charlestown
10. knockmore
11. garrymore
12. castlebar
13. moy davitts
14. breaffy
15. ballintubber
16. westport
17. shrule/glencorrib
18. ballinrobe
19. parke
20. louisburgh

can anyone disagree with that?

IMO I would disagree slightly... Not that i have seen all these teams play this year but for my tuppence worth my rankings in Mayo would be:

1. crossmolina
2. ballina
3. ballaghaderreen
4. knockmore
5. shrule/glencorrib
6. kiltane
7. claremorris
8. charlestown
9. castlebar
10. tourmakeady
11. belmullet
12. moy davitts
13. breaffy
14. ballintubber
15. Davitts
16. westport
17. garrymore
18. Burrishoole
19. Kilcommon
20. louisburgh
21. Kilmeena
22. ballinrobe
23. parke
24. Hollymount


Im probably a bit out with some of the above but im interested to see other rankings....


Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: muscles magoo on January 15, 2007, 03:13:08 PM
Found this post on the Hogan Stand and I thought it was interesting...

(I know what your thinking... wtf was he doing on the HoganStand?... :P :P :P )

Quote
Mayo League
tourmakeady are in the top 3 teams in the county. my rankings would be:
1. crossmolina
2. ballina
3. ballaghaderreen
4. kiltane
5. tourmakeady
6. belmullet
7. knockmore
8. claremorris
9. charlestown
10. knockmore
11. garrymore
12. castlebar
13. moy davitts
14. breaffy
15. ballintubber
16. westport
17. shrule/glencorrib
18. ballinrobe
19. parke
20. louisburgh

can anyone disagree with that?

IMO I would disagree slightly... Not that i have seen all these teams play this year but for my tuppence worth my rankings in Mayo would be:

1. crossmolina
2. ballina
3. ballaghaderreen
4. knockmore
5. shrule/glencorrib
6. kiltane
7. claremorris
8. charlestown
9. castlebar
10. tourmakeady
11. belmullet
12. moy davitts
13. breaffy
14. ballintubber
15. Davitts
16. westport
17. garrymore
18. Burrishoole
19. Kilcommon
20. louisburgh
21. Kilmeena
22. ballinrobe
23. parke
24. Hollymount


Im probably a bit out with some of the above but im interested to see other rankings....




Jesus wept.... The ladeen that posted the original rankings on hoganstand mustn't get out often - 16 teams in the county better than Shrule??? Are Tourmakeady really the fifth best team in the county????
Abbeysider - I know Ballinrobe didn't have a great year but I'd still have them a few notches above Kilcommon....

I suppose I'd better offer my own opinions seeing as I'm criticising everyone else's....

1. Crossmolina
2. Ballina
3. Ballaghadereen
4. Shrule
5. Knockmore
6. Kiltane
7. Claremorris
8. Castlebar
9. Claremorris
10. Charlestown
11. Belmullet
12. Garrymore
13. Tourmakeady
14. Ballinrobe
15. Ballintubber
16. Breaffy
17. Moy Davitts
18. Westport
19. Louisbourgh
20. Kilmeena
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Gaeilgoir on January 15, 2007, 03:56:12 PM
1.Crossmolina
2. Ballina
3. Ballaghadereen
4. Shrule
5. Knockmore
6. Kiltane
8. Castlebar
9. Claremorris
10. Charlestown
11.Tourmakeady
12.Ballintubber
13. Parke
14. Belmullet
15. Garrymore
16. Ballinrobe
17. Breaffy
18. Moy Davitts
19. Westport
20. Louisburgh


As a Tourmakeady man,we are no where near the top 5 in the county. We are playing well,but our squad is quite small. Still cant wait to take on the " big boys next year". The gulf is massive though. Even better though we have an All Ireland semi-final to worry about and maybe a date in Croker..... ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on January 15, 2007, 05:17:30 PM
Abbeysider - I know Ballinrobe didn't have a great year but I'd still have them a few notches above Kilcommon....

Right point taken,   ;D ;)

We played Kilcommon twice this year. I think the first game was the county Intermediate 1/4 final. We were leading by five points and they came back and drew the match. They played some good football an showed resilience to come back.

The replay was in McHale park. We were leading by at least 10 points at half time. Then the two Dillons were taken off (because we thought we had it won) Again they never gave up and came back to nearly win. We pulled away again in the final minutes. Final score was
Ballintubber 2-13 Kilcommon 1-12

I suppose thats why I gave them a little credit. They will do well next year again id say
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on January 15, 2007, 05:18:37 PM
As a Tourmakeady man,we are no where near the top 5 in the county. We are playing well,but our squad is quite small.

Id say that guy meant that Tourmack are in the top 5 Intermediate clubs in the country...
Title: Cill Chomain
Post by: muscles magoo on January 15, 2007, 05:54:39 PM
Fair point. They did do very well to reach the intermediate knock-out stages in their first year out of junior.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Gaeilgoir on January 15, 2007, 07:37:10 PM
Well spotted Abbeysider. Thats probably it.Yer not too far off that yerselves.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on January 15, 2007, 09:02:22 PM
I think Muscles has it almost right with his list - not far off at all, specifically with the two Claremorris teams in the top 10, the Claremorris juniors have been ignored for far too long now ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: venter on January 15, 2007, 09:41:33 PM
Quote
I think Muscles has it almost right with his list - not far off at all, specifically with the two Claremorris teams in the top 10, the Claremorris juniors have been ignored for far too long now

Stephenite,in fairness to Muscles, I think the second Claremorris was a typo. Im sure he meant to write Crossmolina there.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on January 15, 2007, 09:54:43 PM
Without trying to second guess what the man was trying to type I'd say it was fairly obvious it was a typo to most people, but fair play to you for pointing it out.
Re the second Cross team, I'd have my doubts at the ranking, I mean surely they would be higher ? ::) :P ;)
Title: BREAKING NEWS
Post by: AbbeySider on January 15, 2007, 11:56:54 PM
BREAKING NEWS

I just got word that the county board have gone with another proposal for the league fixtures...

That is that there are two senior divisions: 1A and 1B... open draw

and two Intermediate divisions 2A and 2B etc etc

If I remember correctly the teams in 1A are as follows

(I could be one or two teams out in this but I think its nearly right)

1A
Ballina
Ballaghadereen
Shrule
Knockmore
Castlebar
Charlestown
Garrymore
Ballinrobe
Breaffy


1B
Crossmolina
Belmullet
Kiltane
Moy davitts
Tourmack
Davits
Westport
Louisburgh
Claremorris?

The top two in both groups play semis etc. I think the bottom two go down and there is a playoff for third last and third top in a lower division...

Now the above teams are not definite... Im only working from memory here but I think I nearly have it right....
It makes for a more exciting league anyway. The so called weaker teams will certainly "up it" and relish the challenge of playing bigger clubs like Ballina and Crossmolina...

It will make the whole thing way more competitive and improve the game all round



1A looks tougher...


More to follow....

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: blast05 on January 16, 2007, 12:35:34 AM
I thought the proposal was that there would be 10 teams in each of Div 1A and 1B and the same for Div.'s 2 and 3, as there are 60 teams (clubs?). If i am not mistaken, then my club have come out th wrong side of this again, i.e.: a place or 2 higher and we would have been playing a higher grade of football. If i am not mistaken, this is the 3rd time in about 6 years the leagues have been re-structured and it is the 3rd time my club have come out on the wrong side of it. Was it too much to ask that they came up with these proposals this time last year so that clubs would know in advance ..... or perhaps leave the leagues as they are for now and introduce these changes for the 2008 league ?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on January 16, 2007, 12:50:51 AM
I thought the proposal was that there would be 10 teams in each of Div 1A and 1B and the same for Div.'s 2 and 3, as there are 60 teams (clubs?). If i am not mistaken, then my club have come out th wrong side of this again, i.e.: a place or 2 higher and we would have been playing a higher grade of football. If i am not mistaken, this is the 3rd time in about 6 years the leagues have been re-structured and it is the 3rd time my club have come out on the wrong side of it. Was it too much to ask that they came up with these proposals this time last year so that clubs would know in advance ..... or perhaps leave the leagues as they are for now and introduce these changes for the 2008 league ?

I dont know for sure yet... I have said in my previous post that I could have the teams a wrong, so dont take if for gospel yet.
The above is just the jest of the tables. There probably is supposed to be 10 teams in each... Im not 100% sure.

We will have to wait and see...
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: MacDanger on January 16, 2007, 04:13:27 AM
So does this mean that 3 teams are being promoted to senior?? Or will the championship remain as it is??

Div 1A looks a bit harder alright.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on January 16, 2007, 05:30:41 AM
A bit harder, Cross will be inflicting some serious hidings in that group. How were the groups picked? I mean it makes sense to mix up the teams in terms of abilities but no one will touch Cross in that group.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: muscles magoo on January 16, 2007, 08:19:54 AM
I think Muscles has it almost right with his list - not far off at all, specifically with the two Claremorris teams in the top 10, the Claremorris juniors have been ignored for far too long now ;D

Well spotted... threw that in to see if anyone was actually paying attention.... :P
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on January 16, 2007, 09:18:55 AM
How were the groups picked? I mean it makes sense to mix up the teams in terms of abilities but no one will touch Cross in that group.

It was an open draw that took place so all the teams went into a hat etc...
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: muscles magoo on January 16, 2007, 09:22:52 AM
Do you have the make-up of the other divisions Abbeysider? Have dates etc been decided upon?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on January 16, 2007, 09:23:16 AM
Div 1A looks way harder, i would fancy any of the top 6 could beat each other and breaffy are strong enough as well
Holly mount are missing from one of those groups
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: muscles magoo on January 16, 2007, 09:24:24 AM
Did Hollymount not drop to intermediate..??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on January 16, 2007, 09:29:05 AM
Quote
Did Hollymount not drop to intermediate..??

Probably not, as I said there should be 10 teams in each section so maybe I am missing one team from each. Im only working from memory here but id say it will all be announced soon if not in this weeks papers.


Quote
Do you have the make-up of the other divisions Abbeysider? Have dates etc been decided upon?

I didnt hear anything about the other teams/leagues yet or dates yet but I also heard the league will be run early this year.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on January 16, 2007, 09:36:06 AM
I am completely speculating about the two last teams but......
Did Killala and Swinford win promotion to Intermediate this year....?
Did Kilcommon and Hollymount go down to junior league....?
Im not sure but if thats the case then Killala and Swinford could be the teams Im missing....

I could be wrong....  ???
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: intoDwest on January 16, 2007, 09:55:29 AM
As a Kiltane man I'm quite happy if that is the format for the league, we should be able to push on for a semi spot given the "strength" of Divion 1b!!!!

Plus a derby match against the two parsih club that is Belmullet, this time in Kiltane!!!!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on January 16, 2007, 10:14:20 AM
I think hollymount were high enough to stay senior, i'll be getting the western now and hopefully htey'll have something in it
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on January 16, 2007, 10:18:20 AM
From The Mayo News:

 Proposal for Mayo Leagues 
Tuesday, 16 January 2007 
Proposal for Mayo Leagues

MIKE FINNERTY

MAYO GAA delegates will be asked to ratify a proposal next Tuesday night that sees the 2007 club football leagues divided into six distinctive groups, all based on league form last year.
Mayo GAA Secretary, Sean Feeney, sent an e-mail to every club in the county on Monday night outlining the proposals for the forthcoming leagues, based on recommendations made at the last County Board meeting and submissions submitted by clubs and individuals.
Under this proposal, two teams would be relegated from divisions 1A and 1B at the end of next season with two coming up from divisions 2A and 2B. The same would apply to divisions 2 and 3. There would be a final in each division, all county players would be available for all league games and the leagues would commence on St Patrick’s weekend.
The proposal also suggests that the Kelly Cup, O’Mara Cup, Centenary Cup and North Mayo Cup would be run in May, June and July on a divisional basis with and without county players. The divisional winners would compete in county semi-finals and a final. Senior and Intermediate teams must take part and junior participation would be optional.
The proposal that will be put before the club delegates would see divisions 1A and 1B being made up of ten teams.
Division 1A: Crossmolina, Kiltane, Moy Davitts, Belmullet, Westport, Ballinrobe, Tourmakeady, Davitts, Ballintubber and Louisburgh.
Division 1B: Shrule/Glencorrib, Ballina, Claremorris, Castlebar, Charlestown, Breaffy, Ballaghadereen, Burrishoole, Knockmore, Kilmeena
Division 2A: Garrymore, Cill Chomain, Swinford, Bonniconlon, Aghamore, Carramore, Balla, The Neale, Ballina B, Eastern Gaels.
Division 2B: Kiltimagh, Hollymount, Killala, Parke, Kilmaine, Mayo Gaels, Ballyhaunis, Islandeady, Moygownagh, Crossmolina B.
Division 3A: Castlebar B, Knockmore B, Ardnaree, Swinford B, Lacken, Ballintubber B, Claremorris B, Ballaghadereen B, Kilmovee.
Division 3B: Kilfian, Lahardane, Ballycastle, Westport B, Achill, Ardagh, Breaffy B, Ballinrobe B, Ballycroy, Na hÓileain.

MEANWHILE, Tommy Jordan will manage the Crossmolina for the coming season after he was ratified at the club’s AGM on Friday night last writes Edwin McGreal.
Jordan, who took over from Hugh Lynn last year, is managing Crossmolina for his second term, having led them to All-Ireland glory in 2001. Once again Eamonn Howley and Mickey O’Donnell will be his selectors.
Elsewhere, Westport have appointed former Westport United manager Kevin Cusack to their senior job, replacing George Golden. Cusack was joint-manager with Padraig Burns when Westport United won the FAI Junior Cup in 2005 and has managed the town’s Gaelic football team on two occasion.
Cusack (41) is likely to have been one of the youngest managers in Mayo GAA history when he managed Westport to the 1991 County Senior final, where they lost to Hollymount, when he was only 25.
He has an extensive background in soccer, GAA and rugby and is also a qualified sports therapist. Padraig Barrett has been confirmed as one of his selectors with another appointment likely in the coming weeks.
The senior footballers of Breaffy, Claremorris and Charlestown are all back training while they await an appointment of a manager for the year.
Moy Davitts and Garrymore have yet to make appointments while Shrule/Glencorrib manager Declan Ronaldson is expected to make a decision on whether he will stay on in the coming week.
 
 
 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on January 16, 2007, 10:29:33 AM
Was going to say before Tubberman posted the article, Hollymount wouldn't have been in either the top divisions as they were relegated from the existing Division 2. Looks like Division 1 and the top half of Division 2 included in 1A/1B, therefore Garrymore, Kilcommon and Kiltimagh dropped down as well. Don't see why the pairings in D1 had to be random, a bit silly IMO, like the NFL you may end up never playing some teams (e.g. Cross v Ballina or Knockmore), if they had the Sligo model, with relegation/promotion between 1A and 1B it would be better.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on January 16, 2007, 10:49:34 AM
I thought the intention was to have div 3 split in relation to location, its a bit ridiculous knockmore B playing claremorris, ballaghdereen & kilmovee and not kilfian, lahardane and ballycastle
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on January 16, 2007, 02:00:57 PM
Don't see why the pairings in D1 had to be random, a bit silly IMO, like the NFL you may end up never playing some teams (e.g. Cross v Ballina or Knockmore), if they had the Sligo model, with relegation/promotion between 1A and 1B it would be better.

I have to disagree there Owenmoresider, I dont think its silly at all.
There will be way more people at the matches now that some of the intermediate clubs will be playing the cream of senior league. Its better for club football all around in Mayo.

As far as I can tell, next year all the teams that were not demoted and the teams that were promoted go into a draw and it will be different games again. The whole thing is much more exciting.

You say that you may end up never playing some teams like Cross V Ballina or Knockmore?
I think there is some cracking games to be played in both divisions and surely the bigger will be expected to be in their respective semis and then they will meet even if they havnt all ready
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on January 16, 2007, 02:14:43 PM
Talking to the breaffy lads here they're worried that other clubs will be eyeing them up as one of the must win games for 1B. they've targeted castlebar, kilmeena & burrishoule as possible wins
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: venter on January 16, 2007, 02:53:16 PM
It looks like a good system alright. Division 1B looks an awful lot stronger. Possibly 5 of the top 6 teams are in that division, although Kiltane might be in the top 6.


Great to see Moygownagh in the same division as us in 2B. A good derby clash in store. There'll be a mass exodous out of Australia and back to Belville when they get wind of this!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: westmayo on January 16, 2007, 02:54:34 PM
I'm sure that a lot of sides will eye them up as must win games, but they're a good enough side to avoid relegation in the league. They've had two solid enough showings in the championship over the last two years QF in 2005 and the third place side in the five team group last year so they have the potential to do well enough in the league and they have a lot of youngsters comming through, an Minor A and U21 B county title this season.
Just read though in the Mayo News that they're back training with out a manager yet for the year and that's not a good sign for the year, there leaving it pretty late to get someone to take over if they are going to take it serious this year
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on January 16, 2007, 07:19:44 PM
It's a good enough system I suppose but I do think however, like Owenmoresider that there would be a few teams that won't be playing Cross or Ballina this year. Some clubs will not be happy that they won't be playing Cross, Ballina/Knockmore/Ballaghaderreen this year. Saying that, it sounds about right the way the different divisions are drawn up. Will league effect championship status though?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on January 16, 2007, 11:06:37 PM
Don't see why the pairings in D1 had to be random, a bit silly IMO, like the NFL you may end up never playing some teams (e.g. Cross v Ballina or Knockmore), if they had the Sligo model, with relegation/promotion between 1A and 1B it would be better.

I have to disagree there Owenmoresider, I dont think its silly at all.
There will be way more people at the matches now that some of the intermediate clubs will be playing the cream of senior league. Its better for club football all around in Mayo.

As far as I can tell, next year all the teams that were not demoted and the teams that were promoted go into a draw and it will be different games again. The whole thing is much more exciting.

You say that you may end up never playing some teams like Cross V Ballina or Knockmore?
I think there is some cracking games to be played in both divisions and surely the bigger will be expected to be in their respective semis and then they will meet even if they havnt all ready
Exciting maybe, I still think it's silly though. To be fair ye weren't far off promotion anyway so ye could have ended up playing the big guns in time. But, say they don't change it year-on-year, ye'll never face the likes of Ballina, Ballagh, Charlestown or Knockmore, barring the semis. Think about it - Sligo played Division 1 football for six years, but never played the likes of Kerry, Tyrone, Dublin or Cork in that time, and we only faced Armagh for the latter two years. Instead we had a limited range of potential opposition, such as Derry, Down, Laois, Meath, rowing with Kildare over subs, and simply rowing with Cavan. Plus in the current arrangement we couldn't meet any of our neighbours, as all of ye are on the A side of things. That's why I'm happy to see the Div 1-4 system back, at least when you're in D1 you can be sure you'll be up against the top teams.

Plus the way it's set up, imagine if Moygownagh, unlikely as it is, would get out of 2B. The following year they would end up playing Ballina, Knockmore, Ballagh etc. The words "lambs" and "slaughter" spring to mind. The old way would see them at a higher standard, but not with such a gulf. That helped Ballymote here a few years back. They were promoted to D1, but the structure was changed to 1A/1B etc., but with 2 up/2 down between the two. Ballymote were indignant about it, but they ended up being promoted from 1B that year, and have stayed in 1A since, but I suspect that stay may end this year. We were promoted from 2B last year, I'll be hoping we can retain 2A status this year at worst, but I know we wouldn't be near able for it if we were going up against Harps or Curry in such a system.

So see how it goes anyway, but I can't see it lasting. IMO the best thing that can be done is to tie in League grading with Championship again, end this charade of teams doing shite in a lower divsion in the League (take a bow, St. John's) and doing OK come Championship.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on January 17, 2007, 09:02:33 AM
Can some one explain the advantages of these changes to me? They seem to be changing for changes sake and to be seen to do something. There are still 9 league games to be played by each club and some will end up with 11 with semi-finals and final. It only reduces the amount of league games by 2 each year. The problems still exist of county players holding up club games while Mayo is still involved in the championship. To be realistic the chances are that Mayo will reach the Quarter-Finals most years and therefore have football until at least August. That's the crux in all this and that should be the starting point in any solution.

I really can't see what has changed all that much, maybe some teams get to play teams they haven't played before but that isn't a strong enough reason to change. Also if they are going to change the structures of the leagues should the criteria be laid down at the start of the current league so that the teams know what they have to achieve to be placed in a certain division next year?

Also I'd like to know when and where this draw took place. For openness and transparency it should take place at a county board meeting with all delegates present. We have seen from the Mickey Moran saga that integrity isn’t one of the current officer’s strong points!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on January 17, 2007, 11:10:18 AM
Quote from: Owenmoresider
But, say they don't change it year-on-year, ye'll never face the likes of Ballina, Ballagh, Charlestown or Knockmore, barring the semis.

They will be changing the teams in 1A and 1B etc every year, Otherwise Crossmolina would hardly ever be playing Shrule, Ballina or Knockmore!. Its just the way the draw fell this year.

There will be an open draw at the start of the year for the group stages so the chances are that the 'big teams' will be meeting next year if not this year in the league (they still meet in the championship anyway remember and will should be meeting in the league semis).

AFAIK two teams will be relegated from divisions 1A and 1B and two will be promoted from 2A and 2B.

Games are starting on St Patricks weekend where two league games will be played and there will be a league game every weekend thereafter including two games on the weekend of a bank holiday.

That will finish most of the league games in late April / early May with the playoff dates TBC

Local cups like the Kelly Cup and Centenary Cup and North Mayo Cup etc will be played in the following months.

I dont know the dates for club championships yet.

Quote from: StoneWall
The problems still exist of county players holding up club games while Mayo is still involved in the championship.

No they dont, Mayo's first game is against Galway on the 20-MAY-07 so the 9 preliminary league games will be finished by then.

The Connaught Semi final is on the 24-JULY-07 so the league finals will be played somewhere between the 20th of May and the 24th of July.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: magpie seanie on January 17, 2007, 11:14:49 AM
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The Connaught Semi final is on the 24-JULY-07 so the league finals will be played somewhere between the 20th of May and the 24th of July.

Unless the qualifiers put a spanner in the works.  ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: venter on January 17, 2007, 11:23:04 AM
Well said Seanie! It will be a miracle if the league is completed according to that timeline Abbeysider, although it should improve things. Any of the knockmore or Cross people remember what date the league final trilogy was completed a few years back?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on January 17, 2007, 12:08:42 PM
Well said Seanie! It will be a miracle if the league is completed according to that timeline Abbeysider, although it should improve things. Any of the knockmore or Cross people remember what date the league final trilogy was completed a few years back?
Any of the knockmore or Cross people remember what date the league final trilogy was completed a few years back?

From the Western archives:

Tuesday, December 30, 2003 :

Munnelly is the man for Knockmore

Knockmore 1-11, Crossmolina 2-7

It was a fitting end to an epic battle – a goal with the last kick of the game. And so the destination of this year’s league cup was finally decided – by Damian Munnelly – at James Stephens Park, Ballina, last Sunday week.
After nearly four and a half hours of end-to-end football, it seemed as if the ending would be tame. With the final ten minutes of extra time completed, there was still no score in the period and the concluding act of this protracted production looked destined to end scoreless, with Crossmolina winning by the one-point advantage they had had at the interval.
But two minutes into injury time Michael Moyles augmented that lead with a superb point from the left, after the defending champions had broken up a Knockmore attack and worked the ball expertly upfield. It would have been a worthy finish to this contest. But it wasn’t.
One last, frantic Knockmore effort resulted in a free on the left wing, which Kevin O’Neill stepped up to take. It would be their last chance and they knew it, pouring forward in hope of making a connection with what would surely be a dropping ball.
Crossmolina were alert to the danger too, and formed a human wall in front of goal. But O’Neill’s ball was flicked on to Munnelly, who made light of the goalmouth congestion to strike sweetly – and remarkably without deflection – to the back of the net.
The place erupted. Crossmolina faces fell, Knockmore ones smiled broadly. This league meant a lot and that meaning manifested itself in the form of jubilant screaming, jumping and singing at the final whistle.
The game itself hadn’t been notbale for its brilliance. Knockmore were, on balance, slightly better, largely because of the accuracy of Kevin O’Neill, who hit nine points, and the overall excellence of Declan Sweeney, who roamed all over the field, though primarily operating at full-back.
Two O’Neill frees put the winners ahead after 16 minutes, but Crossmolina then enjoyed a ten-minute period of dominance, during which they scored 1-3, the goal coming in the 25th minute from Johnny Leonard, following points by Liam Moffatt (two frees) and Joe Keane. Knockmore regained their composure in the final few minutes and had sufficent chances to draw level, but only took half of them, both O’Neill frees, to leave them trailing by 0-4 to 1-3 at the first break.
Knockmore had the upperhand for much of the second half, an early point from Shane Sweeney – their first non-O’Neill score of the game – narrowing the gap to one. Moffatt countered with a pointed free (and hobbled off injured after striking it) two minutes later.
Minutes later an off-the-ball incident in the middle of the field between Kevin Staunton and Gabriel Walsh resulted in both men being issued with red cards by referee, Vinnie Neary.
O’Neill and Brian Benson exchanged points in the 39th and 43rd minutes, before O’Neill hit three on the trot – one fine point from play – to give Knockmore the lead with seven minutes remaining.
Just when it looked – for the umpteenth time – as if the title was decided, yet another saviour emerged to prolong matters. This time it was Michael Moyles, who curled over a lovely point from the left wing, with one minute of injury time played. Shane Sweeney had a glorious chance to win it for Knockmore a minute later, but his shot drifted well wide of the posts.
Extra time once more, and yet more twists.
Again, Knockmore did the early running and were two points up after two minutes, courtesy of Damian Munnelly and O’Neill points. They looked to have a distinct edge at this stage and one more score might have put it beyond Crossmolina’s reach. But they couldn’t get another and a minute before the break a Brian Benson shot into the goalmouth was tipped to the back of Pat Reape’s net by Leonard to give Crossmolina a – slightly undeserved – lead.
The final period of the game was punctuated by two moments, two scores. The first was Moyles’ point deep into injury time and the second – even deeper into time added on – was Munnelly’s classy goal.
If ever it were true that there is nothing between two teams, it is surely true in this case, as three epic contests indicate.

Scorers
Knockmore: K. O’Neill 0-9 (0-8f), D. Munnelly 1-1, Shane Sweeney 0-1.
Crossmolina: J. Leonard 2-0, L. Moffatt 0-3 (0-3f), M. Moyles 0-2, J. Keane and B. Benson 0-1 each.
Knockmore: P. Reape; J. Coy, D. Sweeney, J. Brogan; G. O’Hora, A. Higgins, P. Munnelly; K. Staunton, Stephen Sweeney; D. Keane, K. O’Neill, Shane Sweeney; C. Rowland, P. Cawley, D. Munnelly. Subs used: D. Dempsey, T. Howley, A. Kilcoyne.
Crossmolina: B. Heffernan; S. Rochford, D. Mulligan, F. Costello; P. Gardiner, H. McLoughlin, D. Keating; J. Nallen, G. Walsh; N. Convey, M. Moyles, P. McGuinness; L. Moffatt, J. Keane, J. Leonard. Subs: J. Fergus, G. O’Malley, M. Loftus, D. Hegarty, B. Benson.
Referee: V. Neary (Bonniconlon). 

And the report from the first drawn game:

Wednesday, November 26, 2003 :

GAA: Stalemate prevails after game of twists and turns   


Welcome Inn Hotel Mayo G.A.a. League Division One Final
Crossmolina 1-18, Knockmore 3-12

THE proven gladiators of Mayo senior football since the mid-nineties, Crossmolina and Knockmore, were deadlocked at the top of the points table after the completion of the twelve rounds of Division One of the Welcome Inn League, and last Sunday at James Stephens Park, Ballina, in a play-off to decide the league champions, Crossmolina and Knockmore again finished all square, after a period extra time.
The replay will take place at the same venue next Sunday and, while the result will almost certainly remain in doubt until the final seconds, the attendance will be well over the1,000 mark for the second part of the two-part thriller.
Knockmore will be without centre-back Peter Clarke for the replay, as he was booked on a flight
to Australia yesterday (Monday).
The commitment, excitement and thrills that have highlighted the many summer championship battles between those two great rivals over the past seven years were very much in evidence in the third week of November, and it would have been an injustice to the wholeheartedness displayed by both sides had there been a loser last Sunday.
There was no shortage of controversy either, particularly surrounding one Crossmolina score five minutes from the end of the original game, when Liam Moffatt was credited with a point that was to rescue the Deelsiders and extend the drama by a further twenty minutes.
Everybody else at the game believed the ball had gone wide by at least twelve inches but the umpires were in no doubt and raised the white flag to tie the game for an eighth time.
The great rivals were deadlocked on two further occasions in the extra time period, including an O’Neill leveling point two minutes into stoppage time of the second period of extra time.
Three minutes into the second period of extra time, Crossmolina appeared to have one hand on the cup following a Johnny Leonard goal to extend the Deel Rovers advantage to five points.
But, incredibly, Knockmore found the confidence and the energy in those remaining dramatic minutes of extra time to delay the drawing of the curtain to the 2003 Mayo football season for another seven days at least.

Mighty effort

But having succeeded in keeping their league hopes breathing, it took an almighty effort from players such as Kevin Staunton, Shane Sweeney, Declan Sweeney, Kevin O’Neill, John Brogan and Stephen Sweeney to see them survive.
Crossmolina looked the part in the opening twenty minutes, their sweeping play causing all kinds of problems for the Knockmore defence.
Michael Moyles, Joe Keane, Paul McGuinness and Liam Moffatt were constant nightmares in the Knockmore defence and goals should have been scored on at least two occasions in the first quarter.
Stephen Rochford, Francis Costello, and Peadar Gardiner were equally solid in the Crossmolina defence to limit their opponents to just two points from frees by Kevin O’Neill until near the end of the first period.
Indeed, Knockmore had to wait until the 27th minute for their first score from play, a goal by Damien Munnelly to pull back a 0-7 to 0-2 deficit to two points.
The goal opportunity developed when a fine delivery by Shane Sweeney was deflected to the net by Munnelly, who outjumped goalkeeper Barry Heffernan to
connect with the ball.
That goal was the spur Knockmore needed to raise their game and, after trailing 0-7 to 1-3 at the interval, by the 33rd minute had taken a 1-5 to 0-7 advantage.
From then on the game developed into a titanic struggle, the advantage changing from side to side.

Penalty

An opportunity for Crossmolina to pull clear by three points developed early in the second half when they were awarded
a penalty. However,
Moffatt’s attempt flew over the bar.
Michael Moyles, who turned in a tremendous game, had eased Crossmolina two points clear when the game took another twist with Knockmore’s second goal from substitute Cormac
Rowland, from a move involving Staunton and Shane Sweeney.
Four minutes later Knockmore looked sure to hammer in another goal when Damien Munnelly was fed a great ball by Paul Munnelly in behind the Deel Rovers defence. However, Barry Heffernan was off his line to unbalance the Knockmore
corner forward who sent his goal attempt wide of the empty net.
The introduction of Johnny Leonard and Brian Benson to the Crossmolina attack after forty-five minutes was significant as both went on to play vital roles. Benson was only in the action less than 90 seconds when he restored a one-point lead for the Deel Rovers. The Crossmolina teenager also set up Paul McGuinness for another point to leave the Deel Rovers 0-17 to 2-10 ahead at the end of the first period of additional time.
The tempo of the game increased considerably midway in the second half with points being exchanged by O’Neill, Munnelly, Moffatt and Joe Keane to leave Knockmore 2-9 to 0-14 ahead with five minutes remaining.
Then came that controversial Liam Moffatt score to force the period of extra time.
Seconds from the end, though, Crossmolina heartbeats thumped loudly when Kevin O’Neill floated a 45 metre free into the goalmouth, but James Nallen managed to deflect the ball onto the crossbar and eventually it was scrambled clear.
Crossmolina led by 0-17 to 2-10 at the end of the first ten-minute period of extra time and when
Moffatt increased the lead to two points on the restart and then extended it to five points following Johnny Leonard’s fisted goal from a Noel Convey centre, the issue looked resolved.
A Gerard Higgins point from play and a goal by O’Neill from a penalty after Munnelly was grounded, set up the final seconds for a grandstand finish.
Two minutes of stoppage time had elapsed when Knockmore were awarded a close-in free from which O’Neill made no mistake in guaranteeing another epic next
Sunday.

Scorers
Crossmolina: Liam Moffatt and Michael Moyles 0-4 each, Johnny Leonard 1-0, Joe Keane and Noel Convey 0-3 each, Paul McGuinness 0-2, James Fergus and Brian Benson 0-1 each.
Knockmore: Kevin O’Neill 1-9, Damien Munnelly1-2, Cormac Rowland 1-0, Ger Higgins 0-1.
Crossmolina: B. Heffernan; S. Rochford, K. O’Boyle, F. Costello; P. Gardiner, H. McLoughlin, D. Keating; J. Nallen, G. Walsh; N. Convey, M. Moyles P. McGuinness; L. Moffatt, J. Keane, J. Fergus. Subs used: J. Leonard, B. Benson.
Knockmore: P. Reape; J. Coy, D. Sweeney, J. Brogan; A. Higgins, P. Clarke, K. Langan; K. Staunton, Stephen Sweeney; G. O’Hora, K. O’Neill, Shane Sweeney; A. Butler, P. Cawley, D. Munnelly. Subs used: Paul Munnelly, Aiden Kilcoyne, Cormac Rowland, G. Higgins.
Referee: V. Neary (Bonniconlon).

Can't get a report on the replay, that site is hit and miss with numerous editions missing.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on January 17, 2007, 01:37:51 PM
So Abbeysider you think it's a good idea that the majority of club players go from May 20th without having a league game all summer? They will have 3 championship games spread out over 3 months. Fair enough the divisional competitions will be played but again players and clubs aren't too worried about these! I can see what other summer sport most players will take up over the summer in Mayo!

As for having to play 2 league games on a Bank holiday weekend it's just ridiculous, that's what will turn players away from the game. Any club that's anyway serious will expect their players to stay on the dry for the entire weekend, not very fair to the average club player. Also it is a recipe for injuries having 2 games in three days!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: venter on January 17, 2007, 02:01:09 PM
Fair play to ya Owenmoresider. O Neill was putting up big scores. Remembering back now, some of the points he was scoring were unreal. The western is a bit chaotic with its archives alright!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on January 17, 2007, 02:02:20 PM
So Abbeysider you think it's a good idea that the majority of club players go from May 20th without having a league game all summer? They will have 3 championship games spread out over 3 months. Fair enough the divisional competitions will be played but again players and clubs aren't too worried about these! I can see what other summer sport most players will take up over the summer in Mayo!

As for having to play 2 league games on a Bank holiday weekend it's just ridiculous, that's what will turn players away from the game. Any club that's anyway serious will expect their players to stay on the dry for the entire weekend, not very fair to the average club player. Also it is a recipe for injuries having 2 games in three days!


Valid points but at this stage we are all just speculating... I think the county board meeting is next week so the all the details of the proposals will be divulged then. Im not sure about having two games on a bank holiday weekend but its something that I heard mentioned. Im just going by what I have read and heard so dont take it as gospel.

The league may well run into May/June. It remains to be seen.

Im surprised the Western People have not got this covered... (in the online version anyway)

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on January 17, 2007, 03:45:15 PM
Well done OMS as right, it brought a smile back to my face reading those reports. The scrap in extra-time on the third day added extra spice to it as well. They were all great games of football as well for the middle of winter.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on January 18, 2007, 12:28:37 PM
The proposals as they stand are ridiculous. The only reason they will go through is because the majority of clubs will think they will 'benifit' from them, that is that most clubs will be promoted or, at worst, stay in the same division.

Why the need for 20 teams in Division 1? Is it to get Ballintubber into Division 1? (after all it's a Ballintubber proposal). Why the need for this change besides, after all it is only two less games essentially, and none for those who get to league finals.

The more teams in a division the more the capacity for a mis match. At least this year you had a possibility of the bottom teams coming close to the top. Can you imagine Kilmeena coming within an asses roar of Ballina? Me neither.

The thought of all league games being over by May is shameful. That's not solving anything. I don't care what fancy ribbons you try to put on it but the O'Mara Cup and the Kelly Cup will never be taken seriously.

One of the major objections to the initial task force proposal (and they were right to throw it out because of lack of relegation/promotion) was that players will be lost to soccer. Do you really think a guy playing both sports is going to have to think twice about choosing between an important soccer league game or a Kelly Cup game where half the players will be hungover?

I'm very worried that something like this will go through because of the self interest of clubs but, God above, this is no improvement.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on January 18, 2007, 12:49:44 PM
Why the need for 20 teams in Division 1? Is it to get Ballintubber into Division 1? (after all it's a Ballintubber proposal).

Thats a bit fuckin harsh RedandGreenSniper.

The proposals were put forward to try and solve the problems we had this year; having games running into December with hardly any break for the winter. Not being able to use county players etc

Everyone was complaining and lots of clubs put forward proposals; not just Ballintubber.

And besides that in Ballintubbers original proposal the two division 1 league groups were seeded and there was an even amount of strong and weak oppositions in each group but instead the county board chose to have a open draw. So the county board may have adapted the concept but left out other ideas put forward in the proposal.

Before ya go and fuckin insulting us and insinuating that Ballintubber put forward the proposals to play in a senior league think again.

Why dont you enlighten us your proposals?

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Can you imagine Kilmeena coming within an asses roar of Ballina? Me neither.

Thats why there will be relegations from each group


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The thought of all league games being over by May is shameful

Chances are it wont and could run on a lot longer.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on January 18, 2007, 01:04:54 PM
OK Abbeysider maybe my conspiracy theory is harsh. Fair play for being one of the clubs who came in with a proposal. Personally if I was to back a proposal it would be the one Kevin O'Toole outlined. Now flaws can be found with this too.
I think the major problem with your club's proposal is simply that it doesn't do anything that couldn't have been re done in the current scheme. It would be as easy to use the current system, start early, play the divisional competitions in the summer and be finished earlier this year. Lets remember last year was exceptional in the sense that the U21 run held back a couple of rounds as did the run to the AI final.
You make the point about relegation sorting this out. I'd argue that the team coming up could often be as weak as that promoted and still struggle. The closer you have teams grouped together, the more competitive leagues will be. I can envisage a lot of hammerings in this format . . .
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on January 18, 2007, 02:09:53 PM
I have to agree with RedandGreensniper that I cannot see the major advantages of this proposal. The main complaints from clubs this year were:

No football over the summer.
Having county players not available for league games.
The season dragging on forever.

What happens if the U-21s have another good run this year? Are there any contingency plans in place? With Mayo playing Galway on May 20th I can't see there being any league games for at least 2 weekends beforehand. Knowing John O'Mahony's record with regard to clubs in Galway then I honestly see very little club football being played over the summer!

Also with regard to the proposal coming for Ballintubber I was also a little suspicious at first about where this was coming from considering that the have at least 2 (if not 3?) county board officers! But having heard the source it came from within the club I have to say that it is from a very genuine GAA person.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on January 18, 2007, 02:24:12 PM
OK Abbeysider maybe my conspiracy theory is harsh. Fair play for being one of the clubs who came in with a proposal.
I can envisage a lot of hammerings in this format . . .

I wouldnt be so sure that there would be a lot of hammerings although there could be a few.

Crossmolina should walk Division 1A but thats just the way the draw happened. In that division there is not a whole lot between
Kiltane, Moy Davitts, Belmullet, Westport, Ballinrobe, Tourmakeady, Davitts, Ballintubber and Louisburgh. So they should make for some really competitive games.

But I would say ourselves and Louisburgh and Ballinrobe could be amoung the weaker teams in the division but 2 teams but it remains to be seen.

Division 1B: has some very competitive games too with Shrule/Glencorrib, Ballina, Claremorris, Castlebar, Breaffy, Ballaghadereen, Knockmore, Charlestown. Again the bottom of the table we could see Kilmeena and perhaps Burrishoole.

I think that the league will be more competitive in the fact that a lot of teams that are there abouts will raise their game. The weaker teams will be busting a gut and out to prove themselves.

If you look at the broader picture it should improve the quality of football in Mayo as a whole as teams can only improve from playing the likes of Crossmilina and Ballina and upping their game.

I dont think I will be posting anymore on this topic because their is valid arguments for and against. I was furious with your statements in your last post which was totally unfair.

Something drastic had to be done to the league and time will tell if it will be a flop or not. I dont think it will be.

I dont feel like I should be defending the proposal either, its completely down to the delegates at the end of the day. I just want whats best for everyone.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on January 18, 2007, 04:07:27 PM
Ok, it will give teams a chance to play the top teams but that facility was already in place. Come in the top 2 in Division 2 and you were promoted to the big boys. We shouldn't make it too easy to get into the top division either.

Teams will only be getting into their stride when the league will be over under this proposal so while they may try to bust a gut, it won't fit into the natural approach to their season which is to be playing their best football from May to August.

Agreed, you don't have to defend the proposal but your club has submitted it and you seem to know a lot about it so its only right that you respond to criticisms. I don't agree with it and the biggest problem I have is that it will go through not because clubs see it as the best way forward, but because of self interest they will vote for because it will bring their club up rather than down.

I know that's whats going to happen with my club.

I appreciate you're only doing what you think is best and I probably jumped the gun a bit with the Ballintubber conspiracy for what its worth. Most of us want the same thing, just have different ideas of how to get there . . .
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on January 18, 2007, 04:21:35 PM
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I appreciate you're only doing what you think is best and I probably jumped the gun a bit with the Ballintubber conspiracy for what its worth. Most of us want the same thing, just have different ideas of how to get there . . .

'for what its worth'. Doesn't seem to be worth much, seeing as you go on to repeat your accusation in the next sentence that Ballintubber only came up with this proposal so that the club would be in with the 'big boys'.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on January 18, 2007, 04:58:52 PM
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I appreciate you're only doing what you think is best and I probably jumped the gun a bit with the Ballintubber conspiracy for what its worth. Most of us want the same thing, just have different ideas of how to get there . . .

'for what its worth'. Doesn't seem to be worth much, seeing as you go on to repeat your accusation in the next sentence that Ballintubber only came up with this proposal so that the club would be in with the 'big boys'.

What are you on about? I'm simply saying that he has a different list of ideas than what I think is needed. Hence different ideas of how to get there. I better be careful the next time I drive thru Ballintubber ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on January 18, 2007, 05:02:54 PM
Fair enough, I read it again and I may have been a little bit quick to have a go at you- as you were earlier to Abbeysider!  ;)
Just agree with the locals next time you're in Ballintubber, and there'll be no problems!  ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on January 18, 2007, 05:22:04 PM
Just agree with the locals next time you're in Ballintubber, and there'll be no problems!  ;D

Quote from: RedandGreenSniper
I better be careful the next time I drive thru Ballintubber

LMAO!

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on January 19, 2007, 02:35:26 AM
Haven't had time to read through all the previuos posts but was there any teams seeded for this, I mean in 1A you have a collection of reasonably strong teams, and in 1B Crossmolina will be unbeaten.

Did they just fire all the clubs into a drum and pick them out ?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on January 19, 2007, 08:51:26 AM
Stephenite, surprised u haven't mentioned this yet, heard it on wednesday nite but it seems to be common knowledge at this stage, Gazza McHale having transferred over to play under his uncle.

Not the sort of thing i like to see happening but he's a good young footballer and the family is from knockmore, not that thats an excuse.

I said after ballina lost to cross in the semis that a lot of the younger lads were annoyed and gazza actually said it to me that nite, i took it with a pinch of salt but apparrently he's training with knockmore and I'm led to believe that he has transferred
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on January 19, 2007, 10:42:19 AM
Haven't had time to read through all the previuos posts but was there any teams seeded for this, I mean in 1A you have a collection of reasonably strong teams, and in 1B Crossmolina will be unbeaten.

Did they just fire all the clubs into a drum and pick them out ?

I think what they seem to have done is just went with every second team. First team in Div 1 this year was Crossmolina, they go into 1A, second team was Shrule, they go into 1B, third team was Kiltane, they go to 1A and fourth was Ballina who go into 1B and it continues the whole way down.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: venter on January 19, 2007, 11:55:46 AM
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Stephenite, surprised u haven't mentioned this yet, heard it on wednesday nite but it seems to be common knowledge at this stage, Gazza McHale having transferred over to play under his uncle.

Not the sort of thing i like to see happening but he's a good young footballer and the family is from knockmore, not that thats an excuse.

I said after ballina lost to cross in the semis that a lot of the younger lads were annoyed and gazza actually said it to me that nite, i took it with a pinch of salt but apparrently he's training with knockmore and I'm led to believe
that he has transferred



At half time of the ballina cross semi final , the ballina young lads spent the half time interval playing "keep e uppies" . The cross subs were in the dressing room. You'd have to wonder about the attitude of the players coming through in Ballina.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on January 19, 2007, 01:14:08 PM
I've heard about the transfer on Wednesday night as well. I don't rate Gazza as a good footballer either venter. Suppose we'll all have to wait and see what happens.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on January 19, 2007, 02:00:18 PM
I do think hes a decent enough footballer, and we certainly dont have 6 forwards better than him.
As for his attitude, well from what i see it leaves a lot to be desired but maybe working under his uncle it'll be different
As i've said though it is the kind of thing that sickens me, players leaving one club for a neighbouring club and something i've slated ballina about for years, unfortunately it would appear the moral high ground has been levelled  ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on January 19, 2007, 02:29:22 PM
How can he play for Knockmore? Is he living in Knockmore or was he born in the parish? If he's not doing either then I don't think its legal. I know his father and uncles are from Knockmore but that won't count for anything.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on January 21, 2007, 09:35:40 PM
First I've heard of it to be honest. On the one hand I'm disappointed, in that it would be nice to think that a lad who has won so many medals playing underage ( and senior ) for his club, with all his mates would have some sense of loyalty to his mates and the jersey.
I think he had unreal talent as a footballer, he played awesome when he came on in the All Ireland club final, was watching the DVD over the weeked.

However, the above has to tempered by the fact that he has an obvious attitude problem ( and he's not the only one involved in the club ) and some of the actions of these "younger lads" that were annoyed after the semi final is highly derogatory to the Stephenites jersey. You have to earn the right to be a regular on the Stephenites team and the towns not so big that young fellas going on the lash constantly because they have one AI medal in the back pocket, and thinking that said AI medal should be enough to guarantee them a place on the senior team for ever more.
In short, Knockmore are welcome to him in my view, it's disappointing but if the lad isn't prepared to stay and fight for his place and happy to run to the club next door, than good luck to him. And I mean that.

Edit : Have just been told that he left due to lack of playing opportunities with the Stephenites over the past two years. While I disagree with lads changing the clubs that they grew up with, I also find it difficult to condemn any fella that just wants to better himself and see if he can play at the highest possible level. He obviously felt that he wasn't going to get that opportunity with us. Big decision to move to a rival club regardless of the family ties, hopefully it will back fire spectacularly for him ;D


PS : We wouldn't be noted for poaching too many players as a club, there are lads who will move into Ballina from neighbouring towns, and ask to transfer, as a GAA club we have to facilitate that, but we don't go out looking for too many.Also remember S. Smyth? That moral high ground was levelled a long time ago ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: MacDanger on January 22, 2007, 05:14:55 AM
Don't agree with players changing clubs but he'll have to change his attitude if he'd to make a go of it in Knockmore; now that he's transferred, hopefully he'll do well and will be able to handle the pressure associated with a really big club!!!

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on January 22, 2007, 12:13:56 PM
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PS : We wouldn't be noted for poaching too many players as a club, there are lads who will move into Ballina from neighbouring towns, and ask to transfer, as a GAA club we have to facilitate that, but we don't go out looking for too many.Also remember S. Smyth? That moral high ground was levelled a long time ago

 i wouldn't use the word poached but ye have certainly benefitted from players transferring, in particular from junior clubs, not mentioning any names but a rotund FF springs to mind  ;)

As for Seamie, FFS he was 16 and was living in Knockmore!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: venter on January 22, 2007, 12:48:23 PM
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I don't know the fella, but it's a bit harsh making personal comments like that on the board, well out of order if you ask me.

I deleted that comment McDanger.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on January 23, 2007, 08:57:41 PM
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PS : We wouldn't be noted for poaching too many players as a club, there are lads who will move into Ballina from neighbouring towns, and ask to transfer, as a GAA club we have to facilitate that, but we don't go out looking for too many.Also remember S. Smyth? That moral high ground was levelled a long time ago

 i wouldn't use the word poached but ye have certainly benefitted from players transferring, in particular from junior clubs, not mentioning any names but a rotund FF springs to mind  ;)

As for Seamie, FFS he was 16 and was living in Knockmore!

As for McGarry, FFS he was 22 and living in Ballina, he had just transferred from Parnells in Dublin, would you have him travelling up three times a week from Ballina to play with Parnells? Your argument makes no sense, if lads move into the town and want to transfer, they have to be accomadated.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on January 24, 2007, 08:52:13 AM
Anyone know if the league proposals were accepted at the county board meeting last night?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on January 24, 2007, 09:44:01 AM
They were passed with only three clubs objecting. Only two will now be promoted/relegated though. Congrats Abbeysider and Co. Not my favourite proposal but ye got the support of the clubs
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on January 24, 2007, 10:22:15 AM
Congrats Abbeysider and Co. Not my favourite proposal but ye got the support of the clubs

No congrats necessary RedandGreenSniper.
Was anyone at the meeting?

Will the divisions be open draw next year or will they be seeded as in:
The 1st team in Div 1A & the 2nd team in Div 1B go into one group and
the 1st team in Div 1B & the 2nd team in Div 1A go into the other group etc... ?

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on January 24, 2007, 11:14:45 AM
This is the lay out of the divisions according to a mail Sean Feeney sent out.

              Division 1A
            Crossmolina, Kiltane, Moy Davitts, Belmullet, Westport, Ballinrobe, Tourmakeady, Davitts, Ballintubber, Louisburgh
       
            Division 1B
           
            Shrule/Glencorrib, Ballina, Claremorris, Castlebar, Charlestown, Breaffy, Ballaghadereen, Burrishoole, Knockmore, Kilmeena
 
            Division 2a
            Garrymore, Cill Chomain, Swinford, Bonniconlon, Aghamore, Carramore, Balla, The Neale, Ballina B Eastern Gaels.
 
            Division 2b
            Kiltimagh, Hollymount, Kilalla, Parke, Kilmaine, Mayo Gaels, Ballyhaunis, Islandeady, Moygownagh, Crossmolina B.
 
 
         
            3A    castlebar b, knockmore b, ardnaree,swinford b,lacken, ballintubber b, claremorris b, ballaghadereen b, kilmovee
 
            3B kilfian,lahardane,ballycastle,westport b,achill,ardagh,breaffy b, ballinrobe b,ballycroy. na H-oileain.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on January 24, 2007, 01:52:25 PM
I'm still slightly confused! Will this have any impact on the Championship standings?? Just clear this up for me please.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on January 25, 2007, 01:30:01 PM
I'm still slightly confused! Will this have any impact on the Championship standings?? Just clear this up for me please.

No impact on the championship standings. They will remain the same.

5 league games to be played before June and the rest after the championship.

Local competitions like the Kelly Cup, Centenary Cup and North Mayo Cup etc to be played in between.
Then winners of North, South, East and West cups play off again for semi finals and finals.

A motion came from the floor that only one team from each group 1A and 1B should be relegated and that was passed so in essence two teams from senior (1B & 1B) will be relegated and two will be promoted.

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on January 25, 2007, 01:39:46 PM
Is there only 1 team relegated from 2A and 2B?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on January 25, 2007, 02:07:01 PM
Is there only 1 team relegated from 2A and 2B?

Being honest, I dont know for sure...
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on January 26, 2007, 10:03:49 AM
For those who don't know this already Knockmore drew 6 points apiece with Tourmakeady on Sunday in the last game of the 2006 league. A Keane suffered a broken jaw in off the ball incident.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on January 26, 2007, 10:11:19 AM
Brave lad that would deck any of the keanes!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on January 26, 2007, 10:18:13 AM
Yea I know but he's out for 3 months. A Keane means Andrew Keane if ye are wondering!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on January 26, 2007, 04:26:29 PM
New league structure in place
26 January 2007

The Mayo leagues will be played under a new format following the clubs decision to agree to proposals made by the Games Review Committee at a specially convened meeting.

The new league structure will see the 60 clubs in the county divided into six divisions, which will be determined by the place standings of the 2006 league.

The divisions will be divided into 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b and chairman of the GRC Eamon Clarke is confident that the new format will be a success.

“Under this suggestion, we will have ten teams per division, nine games per competition, with all the county players available for those nine games and it’s important to stress that point,” said Clarke.

“Two teams will be promoted and two relegated, so every game will be highly competitive and with scoring average also to be counted in the event of ties in the final placings, it will be important to score heavily.”



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and with scoring average also to be counted in the event of ties in the final placings, it will be important to score heavily.


Important to score heavily? That will make it interesting!  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: muscles magoo on February 13, 2007, 02:40:38 PM
Abbeysider (or anyone else for that metter), do you know when the dates for the leagues are going to be made known? I would have thought that these would have followed on fairly quickly from the approval of the new structures.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: criostlinn on February 14, 2007, 11:13:44 AM
Best of look to Killala at the weekend in the All Ireland Junior Semi Final.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on February 14, 2007, 12:02:20 PM
Abbeysider (or anyone else for that metter), do you know when the dates for the leagues are going to be made known? I would have thought that these would have followed on fairly quickly from the approval of the new structures.

Im not 100% sure of the fixture dates yet Muscles but the draw seems to be done but no dates are set.

Welcome Inn League Division 1A: (link to mayogaa.com)
http://82.195.132.198/t3.php?report=1&reporttype=fixtures&sportid=1&countyid=21&club_id=&compid=3130&from_date=14/02/2007&to_date=14/02/2008

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on February 14, 2007, 12:20:26 PM
Ok something seems to be seriously wrong with the new fixtures up on www.mayogaa.com


For instance....
if you follow the link to Crossmolina club fixtures you can see in the Welcome Inn Division 1 A fixture is as follows:
(http://82.195.132.198/t3.php?report=1&reporttype=fixtures&clubid=90&countyid=21&sportid=1&club_id=&from_date=14/02/2007&to_date=14/02/2008)

Team 1                                Team 2         Venue        Date   Time    Referee  Comment
Crossmolina Deel Rovers    Ballintubber    Crossmolina   TBC   TBC   TBC     Round 2



HOWEVER

If you click the link for all the fixtures in Division 1 A you see the following:
(http://82.195.132.198/t3.php?report=1&reporttype=fixtures&sportid=1&countyid=21&club_id=&compid=3130&from_date=14/02/2007&to_date=14/02/2008)
Team 1          Team 2                                Venue       Date   Time    Referee  Comment
Ballintubber    Crossmolina Deel Rovers    Ballintubber   TBC   TBC   TBC




Am I missing something here ??? Have mayogaa.com messed up? How can there be two league fixtures both home and away?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: muscles magoo on February 14, 2007, 12:36:03 PM
Abbeysider, I had noticed that all right. I they seem to have duplicated one fixture for most clubs as I saw it. This website has the potential to be an excellent source of information if ran in any half decent sort of manner.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Gaeilgoir on February 15, 2007, 09:41:07 AM
just to let you all know that Tourmakeady are playing in the All-Ireland intermediate semi-final on Sunday in Breffini Park @ 14.30. It is a really proud day for our club so if you are at a loose end, Come up and give us a shout! Hopefully we will do the buisness. 8)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on February 15, 2007, 09:47:57 AM
Just like to wish Tourmak all the best at the weekend, I know a couple of the older players there and it really would be a massive achievement for them to reach an AIF. 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 15, 2007, 10:53:49 AM
Good luck to both Mayo teams this weekend. It'd be lovely to see the both of them in Croke Park in March.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: westmayo on February 15, 2007, 11:20:38 AM
Best of luck to both Mayo sides this weekend, they're both playing Tyrone sides as far as I know. It will be great days for both clubs if their able to make it to All Ireland finals.  On the mayogaa.com, the site is awful, it's very slow, the club contact informatinon is nearly impossible to find and when you do it's for 2005, never mind 2006 or 2007. As far as I know it's mentained by a private company not the county board.  So there is a serious lack of communication going on somewhere. 

On the internet them mayofans.com has got some competiton with the launch of mchalepark.com another Mayo fans forum
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: OirthearMhaigheo on February 15, 2007, 11:44:24 AM
Best of luck to the men from the Gaeltacht on Sunday in Cavan. A club I've always had respect for, well organised and always damn hard to beat, especially in Tuar Mhic Eadaigh!! Same goes for Killala in the Junior, I know it would mean alot for both clubs to get to the final and hopefuly go all the way, all the best!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: dodo on February 15, 2007, 03:06:54 PM
Go n-eireoidh go geal le Tuar Mhic Eadaigh an deireadh seachtain beag seo.

Best of luck to the Killala boys as well in their quest for glory.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Gaeilgoir on February 15, 2007, 08:53:44 PM
From the mayo news today,This will cuase a debate or two!!!!!!!

FOOTBALL is a game of opinions. With that in mind we at The Mayo News have decided to offer our opinion on the top forty football teams in the county ahead of the start of a new season.
In compiling these rankings we had to be mindful of a number of different factors. The most obvious one is current and recent form. Crossmolina are the Mayo senior champions so they will naturally be near the top.
League and championship form was taken into consideration but they were not the absolute criturium. For instance, we have rated Castlebar Mitchels one place ahead of Knockmore even though the North Mayo side got to the County senior semi-final and Mitchels only reached the quarter-final.
However, we were mindful of the fact that Castlebar drew Crossmolina in the quarter-final and Knockmore through Kiltane; no easy task, but not at the same level as the well-oiled Deel Rovers machine.
Other factors came into play as well.

SQUAD
THE strength of a club’s squad, be it from 1-15 or beyond, isn’t necessarily the same as a club’s form. Few could argue that Ballina have the strongest squad overall in the county but they had a poor league campaign this year and a semi-final championship exit. That can change.

POTENTIAL
THIS was another important, vital factor. Castlebar fall into this category as do Ballaghaderreen; many of their players have still to reach their peak and as a result the propensity to improve is great.
Potential also takes the form of new players coming on stream. Breaffy, Knockmore and Ballinrobe all enjoyed underage success this year and will be hoping that many players from those teams can make the step-up, if they haven’t already.

OPINION
WE compiled our rankings as scientifically as possible. We looked in detail at the teams under observation, recalled our own experiences of seeing them, sought the opinion of other observers. We don’t expect them to be 100% accurate, indeed we would be very surprised if that is the case as so many little factors can change from now to championship.
Naturally there are some intermediate clubs ranked above senior clubs. Only one of them can be Senior in ‘08 but we compiled the rankings based on if one team was to meet another in the morning: how would they do? We feel there are a handful of Intermediate clubs who would be more than a match for some Senior clubs.

CONTENDERS
WHICH clubs to include was always going to be difficult as well. We considered limiting it to senior and then realised that, in our opinion, some intermediate clubs were stronger than some senior. In the end we are ranking the 40 teams in the newly formed Divisions 1 and 2 of the County League. All Senior and Intermediate clubs fall into these and most of the serious Junior championship contenders.
We felt going any further would complicate things as we would be discussing a lot of ‘B’ teams who, as most observers will know, can be wildly different from one week to the next. There are exclusive Junior clubs omitted by this criteria but there had to be a cut-off point; ranking every one of the 59 teams currently entered (and there will be more B teams before the league starts) just would not be feasible.
We hope it provides some food for thought...


The Top 10

1 Crossmolina
THE Deel Rovers are aiming for three-in-a-row and while the age profile of their squad is relatively old, there are few club teams who can boast talent like Ciaran McDonald, James and Tom Nallen, Joe Keane, Peadar Gardiner et al.
Tom Jordan also has a group of good, young players at his disposal from the county title winning Junior team who offer very good cover in the periphery positions. Still, it’s hard to see where the replacements for the spine of the team will come. That may be a problem two or three years down the line but not yet.

2 Ballina
STILL within touching distance of a county title and retain much of the core of the All-Ireland team. At underage they have not been strong in recent years (see heavy defeat in County U21 final) and while they have good options off the bench from younger members, Ger Cafferkey is the only young player who will certainly become a central player.
However, with guys like Pat Harte, Eanna Casey, Ronan McGarrity, Ger and Liam Brady and David Clarke still in their mid twenties, the Stephenites still have plenty of capacity to improve if the new management works. Remain the greatest threat to Crossmolina.

3 Ballagh’
THE question is was 2006 a once off? We don’t think so. John O’Mahony may have departed but his influence won’t be far away. The average age of their six key men (Stephen Drake, James and David Kilcullen, Barry Kelly, Barry Regan and Andy Moran) is similar to their squad’s, just over 22.
We can expect to see more of Pierce Hanley too. This year may not be the year they bounce back to take the County title but it will happen and Ballagh’ have the potential to be the best team in the county in two or three years time.

4 Shrule/Glencorrib
THIS year is likely to be the last in charge for Declan Ronaldson and there is likely to be one mighty heave to go one step further than the County final of two years ago. Shrule showed some of their better form last year in the league, being narrowly pipped by Crossmolina late on.
As always they are strong in the full-forward and full-back lines but in between lies the problem. Trevor Mortimer may be deployed to help and many of the club’s U21 team can make a difference but not enough to be in real contention for the Moclair Cup.

5 Castlebar Mitchels
THE drubbing suffered at the hands of Crossmolina in the quarter-final is still being felt in Castlebar but new manager Kevin O’Connor will be hoping to reverse that.
Possessing a squad full of talented players still to reach their peak, Mitchels have the capacity to make an impact but will need a lot of men like Barry Moran, Shane Fitzmaurice, Sean Ryder, Alan Joyce, Richie Feeney and Niall Lydon to step up to the plate when the need is greatest.
If the draw is conducive to building some momentum, they could be the dark horses this year but need to become more consistent.

6 Charlestown
STILL on the look-out for a permanent manager and that will dictate a lot. Ginger Tiernan has announced his retirement but don’t be surprised to see a return. Tom Parsons has what it takes at midfield and with players like Dermot and Aidan Higgins, Anthony Mulligan, Kevin Deignan and Enda Casey doing the business, Charlestown have speed and talent.
While Mickey Divilly and Paul Mulligan are lively up front, Charlestown lack real scoring power. They will be a match for many teams on a given day but as long as they are missing marksmen, a repeat of 2001 is some way off.

7 Claremorris
THE Division 2 champions in 2005, Claremorris only lost four of their eleven Division 1 league games in ‘06 and were it not for a cruel one point defeat to Kiltane in the championship would have qualified from their group.
They are back in training but are still awaiting a replacement for Kevin Beirne who has stepped down as manager. Were one of the best teams in the early part of last season and, on their day, can be a match for anyone. Will need to provide greater consistency if they are to be a serious threat though.

8 Knockmore
WHILE they were fair to average in Division 2 this year, Aidan McHale’s men performed well in the championship, reaching the semi-final, although some may point to a favourable draw.
Still the talent is coming on stream, as evidenced by both Under 21 and Minor success and if players like Kevin McLoughlin, Brian Gibbons, Darren Reape and Ger Gaughan can make the step up to join U-21 team-mates, Aidan Kilcoyne and Trevor Howley as first team regulars, then McHale will have options aplenty with his nephew Patrick having transferred from Ballina.

9 Kiltane
LAST year was a good one for the Bangor men after reaching the championship quarter-final and coming third in the league. Their home pitch is arguably the hardest place to go in the county but they must improve on the road. They are a very solid senior club and won’t be threatened by relegation but the question they will be asking is can they make the step-up to championship contenders?
We think not. They have some excellent club players like John Scanlon, Shane Lindsay and Edmond Barrett, but not just not enough talent to compete at the very top level.

10 Moy Davitts
THE Foxford based side have been a middle of the road senior club, rarely troubled by relegation since they were promoted over a decade ago, but rarely looking like serious challengers either.
Can this change? Probably not. Moy Davitts are as strong and able from 1-9 as most senior clubs but scoring power can be a problem. Fintan Molloy is a perennial threat but more will be needed around him. Conor Jordan should make an impact fresh from the Mayo minor panel but they still look like a mid-table team. Are also awaiting to appoint a manager.

A case of Natural Selection
WITH every chart, poll or selection there will be fairly obvious choices and then there will be some that will provoke debate writes Edwin McGreal.
Of course clubs that are ranked below others are still very capable of turning them over. Nobody would be entirely surprised if Westport (ranked 11th) beat any of the three clubs ranked immediately above them (Moy Davitts, Kiltane or Knockmore) on a given day but our rankings were based on how consistent we feel teams will be for the season.
What became apparent in compiling the rankings was that, at senior level, once you take Crossmolina, Ballina and possibly Ballaghaderreen out of the equation, the majority of other teams are capable of winning or losing to each other any given Sunday.
Put simply, it is apparent that Mayo senior club football is one of the most competitive and even in the country. If each team is fit, organised and motivated then it will be one fierce scrap for places. But Tom Jordan’s Crossmolina are still the team to catch.


The rest...

11 Westport
LAST year Westport came far too close to relegation in both league and championship for their liking. Which Westport do you judge? That of last year or the team that took Crossmolina to a replay in the 2005 county semi-final?
Somewhere in between probably. Their problems lie in attack. Outside of Stephen Broderick and James Gill, only Ryan Cafferkey looks capable of helping out here and we don’t expect a repeat of two seasons ago.

12 Breaffy
HAVE been saved by the league restructuring after finishing second bottom of Division 1 but impressive championship displays against Garrymore and Ballinrobe point to a team who are capable at this level.
Able to mix the superb with the average from one day to the next but a strong Minor team should augment their side while other young players like Finín Canavan, Seamus O’Shea and Eoin Carney are all getting better. They are still on the lookout for a manager however.

13 Burrishoole
THEIR good championship form over-rides indifferent Division 2 displays and they have the look of a good, solid Senior club.
Have a good handful of decent minors coming on stream and won’t suffer badly with retirements either. The Morans, Liam O’Malley, Adrian and Enda McManamon and Ronan Loftus offer real class too. Martin Connolly has returned as manager and don’t be too surprised if they make it to the last eight of the senior championship.

14 Ballinrobe
FINISHED bottom of Division 1 and will be hoping to get back on track this year. New manager Alan Flynn and selector Liam Horan will see that Championship form was better, with Ballinrobe pushing both Crossmolina and Ballaghaderreen close. Need scoring options in a big way although young Sean Burke may help in this regard. They will also be helped by options from the Minor B winning team in other positions. Another team strong from 1-9.

15 Belmullet
WOULD list higher up the grade had they went on and won the Intermediate championship but quarter-final defeat to Tourmakeady leaves questions. They will point, with some justification, to the long break before that game but it was the same for the team that beat them.
Still an impressive year in Division 1 with five wins shows what they are capable of. However, only one came away from Drum fortress and that will have to improve. A young team who should get better and Intermediate championship favourites.

16 Tourmakeady
TOURMAK’ are a tricky proposition. Their current form is exceptional but will the lack of rest come back to haunt them? Their players are flying but they’ve a small squad. We’ve decided to be conservative with our ranking on the basis of a long season with a small panel seeing them struggle at senior. But don’t be too surprised if we’re wrong with guys the Prendergasts, Dolans, Naughtons, Ciaran Walsh and MJ Meenaghan around.

17 Ballintubber
WERE many people’s favourites to win the Intermediate championship but came unstuck in that infamous away semi-final to Tourmakeady.
League form was good earlier on with four of their five defeats coming after they were out of championship. The addition of James Horan to management is a coup as is the return of Paul Earley. A talented, young team with potential but that has been the case for a while now. It is time they started making it happen.

18 Davitts
ONE of the most deceiving teams in the county. Capable of mixing it with the best of them but the last two years have seen them caught in the last round of the Intermediate group stages.
Impressive league form, being the only Division 2 team to beat Ballaghaderreen, and will benefit from league promotion. Guys like Michael Conroy, Colm Boyle, Ronan McNamara and Alan Roche are top level club footballers and Davitts will be planning on nothing less than an Intermediate championship win.

19 Louisburgh
JUST about kept their senior status with a win over Kiltimagh in the pits of December and had an indifferent Division 2 campaign too. Mixed some very good results (beating Ballintubber and drawing with Tourmakeady) with receiving a 24 point hammering from Ballaghaderreen. They should benefit from being in the new Division 1 but they need more match winners than Austin O’Malley.
They could well struggle again to stay senior this year if their group is anyway tough.

20 Garrymore
THE old power-brokers look very much to be on the wane. Garry’ lost seven of their Division 2 league games this year and lost all their senior championship group games. They possess a group of Minors who could make a difference but it’s a big ask.
Are the favourites to lose their senior status and won’t be helped by being placed in the new Division 2 (the only Senior club there) after finishing third last in Division 2 in 2006.

21 Parke
CAN they repeat or better last season? We wouldn’t rule it out. They may suffer from a couple of retirements and manager Tommy O’Boyle has stepped aside but over half their team are 25 and under. Expect big things from Simon Cloherty, Declan Neary and Sean McHale (if available).

22 Kiltimagh
IN their first year back to Intermediate, Kiltimagh will be hoping to bounce straight back up. They will be boosted with the input that minor forwards Liam Lydon and Ronan Malee will offer as they are in dire need of scoring power. Contenders at Intermediate level but we don’t see them winning it.

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Gaeilgoir on February 15, 2007, 08:55:36 PM
Part 2.
22 Kiltimagh
IN their first year back to Intermediate, Kiltimagh will be hoping to bounce straight back up. They will be boosted with the input that minor forwards Liam Lydon and Ronan Malee will offer as they are in dire need of scoring power. Contenders at Intermediate level but we don’t see them winning it.

23 Kilmeena
IN the new look Division 1, Kilmeena have been handed the toughest group in 1B and that will either make or break them. Another side with a young, talented team although they don’t have many options if injury becomes a problem. Will ask questions of plenty of Intermediate teams.

24 Swinford
BACK in the new-look Division 2 and will finally be hoping to make an impression on the Intermediate championship after failing to emerge from the group for two years running. Young players like Aidan Campbell and Minor duo Rory Kelly and Shane Philbin can make an impression alongside the established names.

25 Aghamore
ANOTHER team with a young age profile and over the next three years they will continually be provided with strong Minor players. Have plenty of talented players in their early 20’s and Aghamore will be challenging for Intermediate honours inside five years but maybe not just this year.

26 Ballyhaunis
WERE showing very well in 2006 up until a collapse in the county semi-final against Parke. Were indifferent in Division 3 but they can point to a hectic schedule for their dual players.
Another side who may suffer from Division 2 status this season, they are a quarter-final team at best.

27 Killala
COULD be questions over whether they will be Junior in ‘07 if they win the All-Ireland title but, bar their county final defeat to Crossmolina B, Declan O’Dea’s team are good enough for another level.
Impressively topped Division 3 ahead of eight Intermediate teams. If they are not promoted this year, they will be in 2008.

28 Cill Chomain
THE 2005 Junior champions had a good Intermediate campaign last year, bringing Ballintubber to a replay in the quarter-final but they finished second bottom of Division 2.
Their reliance on dual players who also line out with Inver United often presents problems but they are a young team who can make an impression.

29 Hollymount
ANOTHER team on the slide. Holly’ finished bottom of Division 2 and struggled in championship too. While young players like John Healy, Darragh Hughes and Oisin Gill will get better, the age profile of Holly’ isn’t conducive to making a burst back to where they came from.

30 Bonniconlon
HAD a decent league campaign even if they never threatened in championship. Have able players like Damien Dempsey, Alan Egan and Des McCann but strength in depth is a problem. Won’t struggle to keep their status but unlikely to trouble the knockout stages either.

31 Mayo Gaels
GAELS have little coming through to change from being an average Intermediate team. Struggled in Division 3 and their championship form was similar, beating Kilmaine but losing to Tourmakeady and Ballyhaunis. Have work to do and may struggle.

32 Kilmaine
WHEN they came out of Junior in 2003, many thought it wouldn’t be long before they were Senior. Lost an Intermediate semi-final in a year later and have struggled since. Another with work to do to reverse the tide.

33 Crossmolina B
SUCCESS is meant to make you stronger but in Crossmolina B’s case, the opposite is likely to be true. Will lose some of their best players to the first team and their year could be tough.

34 The Neale
WILL be one of the favourites for the Junior despite a shock defeat to Moygownagh in last year’s quarter-final. Won every game en route to topping Division 4 and should improve further.

35 Balla
CAME badly unstuck in the Junior semi-final against Crossmolina B in 2005. James Armstrong will be determined to have his charges back in better shape this year and with key man Alan Costello back to his best, they have a chance.

36 Carramore
WERE competitive in Division 3 of the league but slipped up badly in the group stages of the Junior championship, being pipped at the post by Ballintubber B. Remain perennial championship contenders.

37 Islandeady
WERE promoted from Division 4 and capable of making the Junior breakthrough someday; hard to know if this will be it though. Under the new management of club legend Tony ‘Ticker’ Collins.

38 Ballina B
RELEGATED from Intermediate this year it’s hard to see Ballina B coming straight back up. Should qualify from the group stages but they could, like their neighbours in Crossmolina, be weakened by losing players to the first team.

39 Moygownagh
FINISHED bottom of Division 3 with eleven straight defeats but were more at home in the Junior championship, making it to the semi-finals. Unlikely though to be one of the teams who will push for Junior honours.

40 Eastern Gaels
THEIR championship form hints at a team who will struggle in the new Division 2. In the Junior Section D, Eastern Gaels finished sixth out of eight teams, below three second or B teams. An uphill struggle.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: MacDanger on February 15, 2007, 11:56:44 PM
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On the internet them mayofans.com has got some competiton with the launch of mchalepark.com another Mayo fans forum

Just tried to take a look at that mchalepark.com site but it's not up and running yet. The mayofans one is pretty good although it could do with a few more posters to improve it. Don't see what benefit the new one will be really and it will be interesting to see if it will attract enough posters to make it worthwhile.

mayogaa.ie is pretty useless for information, rarely updated on time and as far as i know doesn't include team sheets etc etc
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on February 16, 2007, 01:38:10 AM
Don't see what benefit the new one will be really and it will be interesting to see if it will attract enough posters to make it worthwhile.

mayogaa.ie is pretty useless for information, rarely updated on time and as far as i know doesn't include team sheets etc etc

I've heard a rumour that mchalepark.com is a site that has been set up someone involved in the County Board, or at least the admin is greatly influenced by a senior county board exec member - anyone able to confirm??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on February 16, 2007, 09:20:22 AM
great to see a well written article  by some one who has done the research and a not just trotted out the names of the county players when discussing club fortunes.
and so accurate too re crossmolina winning the 3 in a row
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 16, 2007, 12:31:08 PM
It's weird to see Hollymount ranked so far down. I know it is a true indicator of their stance but they don't seem to have the youth coming through. Was there a rumour that themselves and Garrymore were to amalgamate?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Cllr Willie Power on February 16, 2007, 01:07:09 PM
That's funny, I could swear there's more than a few clubs left off that list - or do the smaller clubs not count?  ???
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: muscles magoo on February 16, 2007, 02:03:55 PM
That's funny, I could swear there's more than a few clubs left off that list - or do the smaller clubs not count?  ???

In fairness Willie the author did justify his selection/omission policy at the outset....

"WHICH clubs to include was always going to be difficult as well. We considered limiting it to senior and then realised that, in our opinion, some intermediate clubs were stronger than some senior. In the end we are ranking the 40 teams in the newly formed Divisions 1 and 2 of the County League. All Senior and Intermediate clubs fall into these and most of the serious Junior championship contenders.
We felt going any further would complicate things as we would be discussing a lot of ‘B’ teams who, as most observers will know, can be wildly different from one week to the next. There are exclusive Junior clubs omitted by this criteria but there had to be a cut-off point; ranking every one of the 59 teams currently entered (and there will be more B teams before the league starts) just would not be feasible."
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Cllr Willie Power on February 16, 2007, 02:39:20 PM
Apologies Muscles, misread/overlooked that bit  :-[
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: westmayo on February 16, 2007, 04:47:12 PM
Fair play to Edwin, I think it's  well thought out and researched article. It's not just thrown together for the sake of it. The rankings seem to be accurate enough and it will be interesting to see will the season pan out along the he has ranked it.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: eoghan rua on February 16, 2007, 10:49:08 PM
hey im new to the board here but have been readin it for years!! would just like to say that tourmakeady are playin eoghan rua, coleraine who are from the north coast in derry on sunday in the all ireland intermediate final. we are definately not from tyrone!!!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mayo51 on February 18, 2007, 03:09:14 PM
tourmac 0.3 eoghan rua 0.2 h.t    killila 1.5 greencastle 0.12  f.t
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Gaeilgoir on February 18, 2007, 10:06:33 PM
Final score Tuar Mhic Eadaigh 0-6, Eoghan Rua 1-4. Heartbreak for our lads.  The last kick of the game won it for Eoghan Rua. We have no conplaints really. We dominated both physically and footballing wise for the entire first half but kicked 9 wides,some it has to be said poor wides. Eoghan Rua got the important goal after 10 mins. of the second. We eased our way back into to the game and went a point ahead with 7 to go. but two games in a week stood to Eoghan rua and they finished the stronger team. The game overall was poor in quality but i suppose the prize of a final in Croker was in the back of all the players minds. Well done to Eoghan Rua and well done to Pat Burke for the great adventure over the past 8 months. It is great to see Tuar Mhic Eadaigh back near the top of Mayo football after all the bleak years of having no teams over 18 due to the curse of emigration. You've done us all proud!
Title: Clubs Will Come First
Post by: AbbeySider on February 27, 2007, 02:29:37 PM
Clubs will come first

EXCLUSIVE
EDWIN MCGREAL
CASTLEBAR

MAYO manager John O’Mahony will put the interests of clubs at the top of his priority list for the 2007 season. Speaking at a Mayo GAA Board delegates meeting on Monday night in Castlebar, O’Mahony said that players should be available to clubs for the majority of the week running into club championship matches. Furthermore, clubs would have their county players for all league games and that past problems of players being over-trained on the weekends of league matches would not be repeated.
“There’ll be no question, as in the past, of county teams training on the morning before the club would play. That won’t be happening. If there are league games on a particular Sunday we will be training on the Saturday morning but it certainly won’t be heavy stamina. We feel it is important that there is co-operation there.”
Elaborating on the plans ahead of club championship games, O’Mahony did put the caveat in that a trip through the back-door would change the best-laid plans.
“The first round of the club championship is on May 27 which is the week after Mayo play Galway. I would hope that we would meet the players once (afterwards) from a county perspective and that would be the Monday or Tuesday night. We wouldn’t have them then until the following Tuesday night again. Hopefully we will be able to continue that right through the season. Now, if we find ourselves in a back door situation, we’ll have to look at that.”
Moving on to talk about the mood in the county, O’Mahony was keen to stress that football followers remain on an ‘even keel’ when it comes to the Mayo team.
“There’s a lot of talk about how we will do this year. A lot of it is wild talk to a certain extent. I think it’s important to realise that nowadays you don’t get anything soft in Connacht. The big, big day for us is May 20. It’s important that we keep an even keel on it. I don’t want people to go into depression when we lose just as I don’t want people to get too excited when we beat the likes of a Kerry team still recovering from the All-Ireland celebrations.”
O’Mahony also told those present in the Welcome Inn Hotel that he had looked at 50 to 55 players to date and was running short-term plans hand in hand with long-term objectives. He added that a number of the Mayo U-21 winning team of last year had been put on weight programmes but were not actively training with the side.
After O’Mahony had finished – and with no questions forthcoming from the floor – Pat Fitzgerald of Gaelic Telecom addressed the meeting. Ironically, he was subjected to much more intensive questioning from delegates.
County Board Vice-Chairman, Paddy McNicholas went on to read out the rules that clubs must comply with for the Mayo championships. McNicholas explained that many of the new sideline regulations for inter-county games will be extending to club championship. He also explained that scoring differences, and not play-offs, would be used to separate teams tied together in the group stages of the championship.
No date was given for a championship draw but it was confirmed that the first round of the championship will take place on the weekend of May 27. For the championship there would be four seeded teams based on semi-final placings last year (where Tourmakeady are now senior, the team relegated to Intermediate, Kiltimagh, will now replace them in this regard).

It was also confirmed that the Mayo GAA leagues will start on St Patrick’s weekend with games being spread out over the Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The second round will take place the following weekend, the weekend of March 25 with rounds three, four and five all pencilled in for the weekends of April 8, April 22 and April 28 respectively. There will be no games on the weekend of April 1 due to the  Mayo U-21’s being in action while the Mayo senior squad will be on a team holiday on the weekend of April 15.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on February 28, 2007, 10:34:21 AM
West Mayo Centenary Cup Semi Finals, Sun 04 Mar at 12:00

Baile an Tobair v Buireas Uamhaill, Ref: D. Harrington in Baile an Tobair – Clogher pitch

Cathair na Mart v Tuar Mhic Éadaigh, Ref: J. Feeney in Cathair na Mart



Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: muscles magoo on March 07, 2007, 08:35:42 AM
Anyone know how last nights championship draw went?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: westmayo on March 07, 2007, 09:16:44 AM
Senior Championship

Group A                Group C
Ballagh                 Crossmolina
Shrule                   Ballinrobe
Garrymore            Burrishoole
Claremorris          Moy Davitts

Group B                Goup D
Ballina                  Knockmore
Charlestown        Tourmack
Westport               Castlebar
Louisburgh           Kiltane
                                Breaffy


Intermediate

Group A           Group B
Kiltimagh         Ballintubber
Kilmeena         Bonniconlan
C'Chomain      Hollymount
Belmullet         Swinford

Group C           Group D
Ballyhaunis     Parke
Kilmane           Aughamore
Davitts             Ballina B
Mayo Gaels    Crossmolina B
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on March 07, 2007, 09:34:12 AM
Group D looks the Group of Death! :o Plus it's the group with the extra game in it so each team will have a bit of a lay-off when the games commence.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: muscles magoo on March 07, 2007, 09:41:34 AM
Group A will be interesting as well with the three South Mayo teams involved. I think this is the third year in a row that Shrule and Claremorris have been drawn together in the group stages.

Belmullet v Cill Chomain in high summer will be lively in the intermediate championship whle Parkes odds will have come in a bit following that draw I'd say.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on March 07, 2007, 09:58:16 AM
Looking at that draw...

Senior Championship...Ballina

Quater Finals
Group A Ballagh, Shrule
Group B Ballina, Charlestown
Group C  Crossmolina, Moy Davitts
Group D Knockmore, Castlebar

Relegation
Garrymore, Ballinrobe, Louisburgh, Tourmack (The long season will catch up on them)
               
Intermediate...Ballintubber
Quater Finals
Group A Belmullet, Kiltimagh
Group B Ballintubber, Swinford
Group C  Davitts, Ballyhaunis
Group D Parke, Crossmolina B

Relegation
C'Chomain, Bonniconlan, Mayo Gaels, Ballina B

Any dates for the games?

Any word on the junior draw?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: westmayo on March 07, 2007, 10:12:08 AM
First round of games May 27th, week after Galway game

Junior
Group 1            Group2
Balla                 Killala
K'More B          W'Port B
B'Tubber B      Ardnaree
C'Town B        Aughamore B
B'Mullet B       Kilmovee
Ballycastle     Lacken
Kilfian              B'Robe B

Group  c                 Group d
M'Gownagh          C'Bar B
Carrowmore         S'Ford B
E. Gaels                Islandeady
Lahardane           M'Davitts B
X'Molina C           Neale
Ballycroy              C'Morris B
Ballagh B             Breaffy B
Ardagh                 Achill
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on March 07, 2007, 10:44:00 AM
I'd have to agree with Stonewalls predictions for the q-finals in Senior and Intermediate.
Hard to say who'll come through from q-finals on though.
Happy enough with Ballintubber draw, should come out of that group.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: westmayo on March 07, 2007, 10:55:52 AM
In the senior I'd say it's nearly a given that the top two in A and B will come out, with Cross comming out in C. It's a tough call to see who'll be the second team out of that group.  I have a sneaking feeling that Burrishoole may be dogged enough to pick up the two wins they need.  Knockmore should top group D, with Kiltaine following them. The other three west mayo sides in that group should have right ding dong battle to avoid the bottom spot in the group.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on March 07, 2007, 11:40:16 AM
One thing I'd have to question about the championships format is that only one team is relegated from senior and intermediate. This makes it very difficult for an intermediate or junior team to be promoted. While there might be a case for this, it stagnates the championships in that there is only a turnover of one team each year. Also a single win will almost guarantee most teams stay in senior or intermediate.

Previous to this there was a chance that up to four (3 via league and championship winners) new teams could gain senior or intermediate status in a season. Now the championships have become virtual closed shops.

Also in intermediate the semi finalists from the previous year are seeded (which I agree is justified as a reward for the efforts of the previous year) but the team relegated from senior is also seeded which I think is very unfair as it again loads it in favour of teams that are already in senior.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: westmayo on March 07, 2007, 12:02:47 PM
It is becoming a closed shop, which is unfortunate for sides trying to make the breakthrough to senior and intermidate ranks. That is a bit of a downer. Maybe they should have the bottom sides from each group dropping down with all semi-finalists moving up.
I'm a fan of the group stages because of the number of games sides get, and the fact that you don't go out of the championship if you loose once as was they way up to a few years ago. 
I think that all the seeded sides are guarnteed two home games each, with one side in each group only getting one home game
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on March 07, 2007, 12:34:02 PM
Having all the semi-finalists moving up is probably taking it too far but I think that there should be 2 up 2 down in both senior and intermediate. This would give intermediate and junior teams much more to play for. It would also make things more competitive in the group stages with the bottom team having only one game to survive, where as now they have 2.

Also I think winners of the groups should be seeded (maybe this is that case?) in the quarter finals so that they avoid the other group winners. Also give them home advantage in the quarter finals.

Also it would seem logical to even up the number in the senior groups from a fixtures point of view...

Senior 4 X 4
Top 2 teams in group to quarter finals. Bottom team in group to relegation playoff, 2 from 4 going down.

Intermediate 4 x 4
Top 2 teams in group to quarter finals. Bottom team in group to relegation playoff, 2 from 4 going down. Finalists going up.

Junior 3 X 8 and 7 X 1
Top 2 teams in group to quarter finals. Finalists going up.

30 teams in junior seems far too many, maybe they should look at creating a county Junior B championship.

Junior A
4 X 4 based on quarter finals this year and team relegated from intermediate. Top 2 teams in group to quarter finals. Bottom team in group to relegation playoff, 1 from 4 going to junior B. Finalists going up.

Junior B
Remaining junior teams, winner going to junior A.

Any thoughts?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on March 07, 2007, 12:42:52 PM
I think there should be two relegated from senior and only one promoted, just for this year to solve tha extra game problem. The following years should see the restoration of two up and two down. Especially where the senior and intermediate is concerned. I'd expect similar for the junior and intermediate.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on March 08, 2007, 04:26:48 PM
You might need to rename those groups WestMayo.
 ;D  :D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on March 08, 2007, 09:14:54 PM
Any word on the fixtures for the league? It's due to start in about 10 days time so they should be out by now you'd imagine...
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: MacDanger on March 08, 2007, 11:55:20 PM
Breaking News

Mayo County Board announced this evening that in a Big Brother-esque twist to this years League, all clubs will be required to guess whether they are playing at home or away for each round. Teams who guess correctly will be awarded an immunity idol and teams who guess incorrectly will be deducted an immunity idol. Thus it will be possible for both teams to win or lose each round.

When questioned about this innovative new policy a spokesperson for the County Board had the following to say " We feel that the league as it stands is boring, nothing but games of football in the wet and muck. With this new format, we expect to attract large attendances, especially amongst the younger sectors of the community. The lack of actual football will enable players to avoid getting injuries so everybody wins."

The two teams with the least amount of immunity idols at the end of the season will go into a "Cauldron of Death" play-off involving an obstacle course which will have to be completed by the County Board representative from each club with the loser being relegated. The top four teams will be entered into a similar play-off with the ultimate winner being crowned champions.

Our source however also indicated that there may be room for a Grand Final Super Playoff between the relegated team and the Champions which would give the relagated side a chance to be crowned champions and could see the champions being relegated. Our source also hinted that there may be other twists to come in this final play-off but declined to reveal the details......

When questioned if this format would apply to the hurling league, the spokesperson refused to comment.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: highking on March 09, 2007, 12:15:56 AM
Heard a rumour that Belmullet might be playing on the Monday of Paddys week. However, they dont know wheather its their Division 1 team or their Division 3 team - or wheather the game is at home or away. As for the other 56 fixtures that weekend, we are keeping our ears to the ground.

More breaking stories from the Mayo GAA PR room to follow.........
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: highking on March 09, 2007, 12:27:52 AM
In relation to the Junior Championship, I think their should be an exclusive junior championship for all 16 first teams, and also a Junior B Championship for all the B sides (and Cross C). The winners of the exclusive Junior Championship then play the winners of the junior B in the Junior County Final for promotion to intermediate. The winners of the exclusive cup will represent the county in the Connacht Junior Club Championship, as B teams are not allowed compete.

Reasons for this include:

Demoralisation felt to Ballycroy players when Cross C beat them at home.
Easier to administrate.
Exclusive Junior Title gets a feel of championship (not playing B teams)
B sides play against similar sized clubs (First team prob in Div1)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: muscles magoo on March 09, 2007, 08:05:41 AM
Breaking News

Mayo County Board announced this evening that in a Big Brother-esque twist to this years League, all clubs will be required to guess whether they are playing at home or away for each round. Teams who guess correctly will be awarded an immunity idol and teams who guess incorrectly will be deducted an immunity idol. Thus it will be possible for both teams to win or lose each round.

When questioned about this innovative new policy a spokesperson for the County Board had the following to say " We feel that the league as it stands is boring, nothing but games of football in the wet and muck. With this new format, we expect to attract large attendances, especially amongst the younger sectors of the community. The lack of actual football will enable players to avoid getting injuries so everybody wins."

The two teams with the least amount of immunity idols at the end of the season will go into a "Cauldron of Death" play-off involving an obstacle course which will have to be completed by the County Board representative from each club with the loser being relegated. The top four teams will be entered into a similar play-off with the ultimate winner being crowned champions.

Our source however also indicated that there may be room for a Grand Final Super Playoff between the relegated team and the Champions which would give the relagated side a chance to be crowned champions and could see the champions being relegated. Our source also hinted that there may be other twists to come in this final play-off but declined to reveal the details......

When questioned if this format would apply to the hurling league, the spokesperson refused to comment.

Excellent.... ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: muscles magoo on March 09, 2007, 08:11:47 AM
Any word on the fixtures for the league? It's due to start in about 10 days time so they should be out by now you'd imagine...

Fixtures for St Patricks weekend are up on mayogaa.com.

Well done to all those lucky teams playing on the Saturday.....
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on March 09, 2007, 09:17:10 AM
Fixtures for St Patricks weekend are up on mayogaa.com.

Well done to all those lucky teams playing on the Saturday.....


Can u post the link?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: muscles magoo on March 09, 2007, 09:55:52 AM
Fixtures for St Patricks weekend are up on mayogaa.com.

Well done to all those lucky teams playing on the Saturday.....


Can u post the link?

http://www.mayogaa.com/

Go to the fixtures & results section, and follow the menu through to Senior League then on to whichever division it is you are interested in.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on March 09, 2007, 11:57:27 AM
Breaking News

Mayo County Board announced this evening that in a Big Brother-esque twist to this years League, all clubs will be required to guess whether they are playing at home or away for each round. Teams who guess correctly will be awarded an immunity idol and teams who guess incorrectly will be deducted an immunity idol. Thus it will be possible for both teams to win or lose each round.

When questioned about this innovative new policy a spokesperson for the County Board had the following to say " We feel that the league as it stands is boring, nothing but games of football in the wet and muck. With this new format, we expect to attract large attendances, especially amongst the younger sectors of the community. The lack of actual football will enable players to avoid getting injuries so everybody wins."

The two teams with the least amount of immunity idols at the end of the season will go into a "Cauldron of Death" play-off involving an obstacle course which will have to be completed by the County Board representative from each club with the loser being relegated. The top four teams will be entered into a similar play-off with the ultimate winner being crowned champions.

Our source however also indicated that there may be room for a Grand Final Super Playoff between the relegated team and the Champions which would give the relagated side a chance to be crowned champions and could see the champions being relegated. Our source also hinted that there may be other twists to come in this final play-off but declined to reveal the details......

When questioned if this format would apply to the hurling league, the spokesperson refused to comment.

This kinda humour could only come froma  knockmore man!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on March 12, 2007, 12:27:05 PM
Andrew Keane had his jaw broke over the weekend in a challenge match against tourmakeady & who apparently will be followed for the incident. Any tourmakeady lads shed any light on this?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on March 16, 2007, 10:45:34 PM
Fixtures for this weekend

Division 1A
Kiltane v Ballinrobe 
Crossmolina Deel Rovers v Louisburgh   
Ballintubber v Tourmakeady 
Davitts v Bohola Moy-Davitts 
Westport v Belmullet

Division 1B
Claremorris v Ballaghadereen   
Burrishoole v Kilmeena   
Ballina Stephenites v Shrule-Glencorrib   
Castlebar Mitchels v Knockmore 
Charlestown v Breaffy 

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on March 18, 2007, 08:17:16 PM
Today's Results

Division 1A
Crossmolina Deel Rovers  1-9 Louisburgh 0-3 
Ballintubber  0-7 Tourmakeady 0-6 
Davitts  0-7 Moy Davitts 2-12
Kiltane  0-4 Ballinrobe 0-9   

Monday's match
Westport 1-10 Belmullet 1-6

Division 1B
Claremorris  0-8 Ballaghaderreen 2-12 
Burrishoole  0-9 Kilmeena1-4   
Ballina Stephenites 0-9 Shrule Glencorrib 1-5

Monday's matches
Castlebar Mitchels 0-11 Knockmore 0-12
Charlestown 2-8 Breaffy 2-8
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on March 19, 2007, 06:33:15 PM
So remember, you heard it here first.  ;D All the first round division one results. Ballina v Shrule isn't on mayogaa.com.  :D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on March 24, 2007, 09:24:13 PM
Tomorrow's fixtures

Division 1A
Crossmolina Deel Rovers v Ballintubber
Louisburgh v Tourmakeady
Ballinrobe v Westport
Bohola-Moy Davitts v Kiltane

Division 1B
Castlebar Mitchels v Claremorris
Knockmore v Ballaghaderreen
Breaffy v Ballina Stephenites
Kilmeena v Charlestown
Shrule-Glencorrib v Burrishoole
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on March 25, 2007, 09:11:36 PM
Dont have the scores but Cross, Moy davitts, ballaghdereen :'( & breaffy all won

Brain ruanes wedding was on sat nite so the balina lads all had a few pints
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on March 25, 2007, 09:41:46 PM
These results are from Aertel so there could be mistakes!

Div 1A
Cross    0-13  0-7    B'tubber
L'burgh 0-7   1-11  Tourmak
B'robe  1-6    1-04  W'port

Div 1B
C'bar       0-15  0-08  C'morris
K'more    0-05  2-07  Ballagh
Breaffy    0-14  0-08  Ballina
K'meena  0-10  2-14  C'town
Shrule     0-09  0-11  B'shoole

Div 2A
Balla         4-11  2-06  Eastern Gaels
B'conlon   0-08  1-03  The Neale
G'more     3-17  1-04  Ballina
K'common 2-13  1-07 Carramore

Div 2B
Parke/K/C   0-10  1-10 Kilmaine
M'gownagh 0-05 1-17 Is'eady
Mayo G       2-06 1-08 Killala

Div 3A
C'bar       0-08  0-5   K'more
B'tubber  1-07  1-15  B'dereen
Lacken    0-13  1-07 Aghamore
Kilmovee  2-07  0-05 Balla
Ardnaree 1-09  2-05 Swinford

Div 3B
Cross        0-3    0-07  Achill
Bohola MD 3-11  2-07  Ballycastle
K'common 2-07  4-11  Ardagh
L'dane      0-07  0-04  Westport
 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Gaeilgoir on March 25, 2007, 10:18:29 PM
A good win for us against Louisburgh, First in Senior football...i hope Aertel didint get it wrong!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on March 26, 2007, 02:40:51 AM
Kiltimagh gave Hollymount a good beating in 2B, 10-12 points in it AFAIK.

Gaeilgoir - score is spot-on, was on Mid-West too.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on March 29, 2007, 09:12:04 AM
I see all the division 1 games are down for Easter Monday. The ordinary club player will love that on a bank holiday weekend!

In fairness any division 2 games that don't involve a club with a Mayo player are down for the Sunday.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on March 29, 2007, 11:17:58 AM
Brain ruanes wedding was on sat nite so the balina lads all had a few pints

Quite a few pints were had, but Paul McGarry and Liam Brady were paragons of temperance
Title: Ballintubber V Crossmolina
Post by: AbbeySider on March 29, 2007, 11:57:05 AM
Any of you at the Ballintubber V Crossmolina game last Sunday?

A good game, it was very close up until the last 15 minutes. We missed a few vital scores and Cross punished. Gardener coming on lifted them too and they pulled away with a good victory. I dont think the scoreline reflected the game all the same. That scoreline from Aertel is wrong. I think it ended up 13 - 7.

Cross have a great attacking system going. Cross-field balls into Benson and their other full forward who somehow maneuvered acres of space. Almost impossible to defend against.

Hats off...
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on April 11, 2007, 09:38:22 AM
Can anyone give me directions to Ardnaree? I have to bring an underage team down there this week, I’ve never been there before. I assume you have to go through Ballina? We'll be travelling from the Castlebar direction.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on April 11, 2007, 09:44:20 AM
Just cross over the Moy at the bridge beside the Ridgepool hotel and go straight up the hill.
It's on the left a couple of hundred metres after the top of the hill if I remember correctly. If you get to the golf course you've gone too far!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on April 11, 2007, 10:49:33 AM
Thanks Tubberman, didn't realise it was that close to Ballina.

How does that work out with players, surely Ballina must take most of them?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on April 11, 2007, 11:39:11 AM
ardnaree produces a special kinda of player not to be confused with the urbane ballina type
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on April 12, 2007, 05:45:34 AM
Just cross over the Moy at the bridge beside the Ridgepool hotel and go straight up the hill.
It's on the left a couple of hundred metres after the top of the hill if I remember correctly. If you get to the golf course you've gone too far!

When you get to the top of the hill, there'll be a large Londis on your left, continue straight on and you'll pass a long row of houses. Immediately at the end of this row of houses you'll find the ground, should still be signposted.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on April 12, 2007, 09:03:04 AM
To get to the ridgepool take the right as u pass the train station on the way into town, down hill street and take the right at the bottom
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Fishead_Sam on April 13, 2007, 12:33:11 PM
Mitchells V Ballaghadeeren
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Lads was anyone at this match it was the craziest report of any match I have ever read. Could Ballagh really be that good for the first 40 minutes, could Mitchells be that poor.

Could Castlebar Mitchells be that good for the last 20 minutes & could Ballagh be so complacent for the last 20?

Weird weird weird match by the report. Both panels brimming with talent esp. U-21s so I am totally at sea of how the game could have been so strange.
 
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Fishead, you should stick this in the Mayo Club thread really, or you'll have the thread police after you! 
You might have to go back a couple of pages to get it though  


Thanks Tubberman

Now any comments folks
 
 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: OirthearMhaigheo on April 13, 2007, 01:43:11 PM
I haven't read any reports on the game but my account of the game was this. Ballagh had scored 3-11 or 3-12 10 mins into the second half and the Mitchelss were still scoreless. So make what you want of the final score, but with Ballagh replacing 5 players including the goalie that is the best explanation for why the score ended up semi respectable. Kilcullen totally dominated Moran at midfield, which put question marks over Morans capabilities just yet at senior inter-county level. Andy M was in good form, throw in Barry Regan, Pierce and Andy Hanley and that is some forward unit to contain!!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Fishead_Sam on April 13, 2007, 05:50:14 PM
Ya its a bit worrying not alone for Mitchells but for a Mayo perspective with the likes of Joyce, Moran & Cunniffe being on a side getting such a roasting.

Don't think Mitchells are that bad, they just going a little slow and I reckon Ballagh will win the All-Ireland in the next 3 years
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on April 13, 2007, 11:56:06 PM
Ballagh are flying this year and seem to be by far the best in the county at the moment
We gave them a good game up until kilcoyne missed a good goal chance and ballagh went up and got one of their own
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on April 14, 2007, 02:27:08 PM
Yes Ballagh are the up and coming team in the county at the moment, we were very lucky to win the county title against them last year, especially the drawn game they should have won it but they just didn't have that bit of experience.They play a lovely brand of football letting in the fast ball to Moran and regan.The only thing going against them is knowing the way the championship is run in mayo the county semis and final wont be played untill october and the heavy ground won't suit them.
Don't rule Cross out for the 3 in a row there  still life left in the old dog yet.   
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 16, 2007, 08:50:25 PM
I see the 4th round of fixtures in the league has been put back until another date with the county teams doing so well at this part of the year.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on May 24, 2007, 09:12:25 AM
Some interesting games...

Mayo Senior Football Championship
Group A
Ballaghadereen V Shrule-Glencorrib  27/05/2007 14:00 Declan Corcoran
Garrymore  V Claremorris  27/05/2007 14:00 Vincent Neary

Group B
Westport V Louisburgh  26/05/2007 19:30 John Hughes
Ballina Stephenites  V Charlestown  27/05/2007 16:00 Mel Kenny

Group C
Crossmolina Deel Rovers  V Ballinrobe  27/05/2007 14:00 Peter Geraghty
Burrishoole V Bohola Moy-Davitts  27/05/2007 14:00 Martin Murphy

Group D
Knockmore  V Tourmakeady  26/05/2007 19:30 Ronan Gurren
Castlebar Mitchels V Kiltane  27/05/2007 14:00 Michael Daly

Mayo Intermediate Football Championship
Group A
Kilcommon V Belmullet  26/05/2007 19:30 Mel Kenny
Kiltimagh V Kilmeena  27/05/2007 14:00 Malachy McCarron

Group B
Hollymount V Swinford  26/05/2007 19:30 Jimmy Feeney
Ballintubber V Bonniconlon  27/05/2007 16:00 John S Walsh

Group C
Davitts V Mayo Gaels  26/05/2007 19:30 Eamon McAndrew
Ballyhaunis V Kilmaine  27/05/2007 16:00 Denis Harrington

Group D
Ballina Stephenites B V Crossmolina Deel Rovers B 26/05/2007 19:30 Richard Cosgrove
Parke-Keelouges-Crimlin V Aghamore  27/05/2007 16:00 Charlie Collins

Mayo Junior Football Championship
Group A
Balla V Knockmore B 25/05/2007 20:00 Ciaran Byrne
Ballintubber B V Charlestown B 25/05/2007 20:00 Gerry Loftus
Belmullet B V Ballycastle  27/05/2007 12:00 Michael Herr

Group B
Ardnaree V Aghamore B 26/05/2007 19:30 John Boyle
Kilmovee V Lacken  26/05/2007 19:30 Tom Murphy
Killala V Westport B 27/05/2007 12:00 John Boyle

Group C
Eastern Gaels V Lahardane  26/05/2007 19:30 Kevin Connelly
Moygownagh V Carramore  27/05/2007 12:00 Tommy Ward
Crossmolina Deel Rovers C V Ballycroy  27/05/2007 16:00 Padraig Barrett
Ballaghadereen B V Ardagh  27/05/2007 16:00 Martin Corcoran

Group D
Islandeady V Bohola Moy-Davitts B 25/05/2007 20:00 Padraig Costello
The Neale  V Claremorris B 26/05/2007 19:30 Kevin Corcoran
Breaffy B V Achill  26/05/2007 19:30 Denis Harrington
Castlebar Mitchels B V Swinford B 27/05/2007 16:00 Michael Moran (C)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: magpie seanie on May 24, 2007, 12:07:46 PM
Are they at neutral venues or is the first named team at home?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: westmayo on May 24, 2007, 01:11:27 PM
First named at home in the group stages, goes to the neutral grounds at the quarter final stage.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on May 24, 2007, 01:44:30 PM
First named at home in the group stages, goes to the neutral grounds at the quarter final stage.

Except for the Mayo Gaels V Davitts game. That's being played in Balla. Davitts lost home advantage for all their home championship games this year after some “shenanigans” at their game against Parke last year! ::)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on May 24, 2007, 03:22:06 PM
hope Cross arnt streching them selves with 3 teams if it comes down to it i doubt if i'll be able to find my boots
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 24, 2007, 05:07:18 PM
To the fixtures committee, please, please let Knockmore have a Sunday afternoon game at home in this group stage. It seems like ages since that has happened...
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on May 24, 2007, 11:37:53 PM
Ballina Stephenites B V Crossmolina Deel Rovers B 26/05/2007 19:30 Richard Cosgrove

What club is this Cosgrove man from?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: muscles magoo on May 25, 2007, 08:29:12 AM
Kiltane.

I think you may have been getting him mixed up with the one and only John Cosgrave.....??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on May 25, 2007, 09:25:40 AM
Come on lads lets hear see your predictions for the c\ship this weekend
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on May 25, 2007, 11:00:56 AM
Come on lads lets hear see your predictions for the c\ship this weekend

Ok here it goes.... for what its worth!

Mayo Senior Football Championship

Ballaghadereen V Shrule-Glencorrib 
Garrymore V Claremorris

Westport V Louisburgh 
Ballina Stephenites  V Charlestown 

Crossmolina Deel Rovers  V Ballinrobe
Burrishoole V Bohola Moy-Davitts

Knockmore  V Tourmakeady
Castlebar Mitchels V Kiltane

Mayo Intermediate Football Championship
Kilcommon V Belmullet 
Kiltimagh V Kilmeena 

Hollymount V Swinford 
Ballintubber V Bonniconlon

Davitts V Mayo Gaels
Ballyhaunis V Kilmaine

Ballina Stephenites B V Crossmolina Deel Rovers B
Parke-Keelouges-Crimlin V Aghamore


Mayo Junior Football Championship

Balla V Knockmore B
Ballintubber B V Charlestown B
(We will do our best although we got a good hiding in the league from them)
Belmullet B V Ballycastle 

Ardnaree V Aghamore B
Kilmovee V Lacken 
Killala V Westport B

Eastern Gaels V Lahardane
Moygownagh V Carramore
Crossmolina Deel Rovers C V Ballycroy 
Ballaghadereen B V Ardagh 

Islandeady V Bohola Moy-Davitts B
The Neale  V Claremorris B
Breaffy B V Achill 
Castlebar Mitchels B V Swinford B
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on May 25, 2007, 11:12:42 AM
To the fixtures committee, please, please let Knockmore have a Sunday afternoon game at home in this group stage. It seems like ages since that has happened...

The players will be delighted with saturday evening games at least they can go out after the game
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: OirthearMhaigheo on May 25, 2007, 11:27:14 AM
shame most of the games are on Sunday, makes a right hoor of the weekend for the players! Some good games coming up though, the  match in Ballagh could be a cracker as they are both nice footballing sides. I'd imagine Charlestown will put it up to Ballina aswell but you'd still have to fancy the men from the north.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on May 25, 2007, 11:37:26 AM
just wondering what do you think of the current championship format,personally i don't particurarly like it i know it gives teams more championship games but i think it takes away from the winner takes all scenario,i don't think there is as much of an athmosphere at the league stages because the teams know that even if they loose 1 match they still have a chance of getting through. 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on May 25, 2007, 12:54:00 PM
I think the c\ship format is very good, i am a player and i have played in both c\ship formats. The old format of winner takes all is not a good idea, train all year long get beaten in May and thats it for the year, football more or less over for the year. The group approach gives every team 3 games at least in the championship and a prolonged c\ship run.

However i dont like the league set-up. Div 1A and Div1B is not the way to go, they should leave it at Div 1 with 12 teams and thats it, there are too many ordinary teams playing in the Div1A & 1B. The games are not competive enough as it stands especially Div1B where there are only 5 senior teams from the old Div1
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on May 25, 2007, 02:48:38 PM
I think the c\ship format is very good, i am a player and i have played in both c\ship formats. The old format of winner takes all is not a good idea, train all year long get beaten in May and thats it for the year, football more or less over for the year. The group approach gives every team 3 games at least in the championship and a prolonged c\ship run.

However i dont like the league set-up. Div 1A and Div1B is not the way to go, they should leave it at Div 1 with 12 teams and thats it, there are too many ordinary teams playing in the Div1A & 1B. The games are not competive enough as it stands especially Div1B where there are only 5 senior teams from the old Div1


Agreed the championship format is better because its only fair to give teams a second chance. There are occasions where a freak game could knock out a very strong team that would have the potential to go on and win it.

As regards the league I would have liked to have seen two seeded groups and not have an open draw. At the moment one league is much tougher than the other but we will see how it stands at the end.

BTW Welcome to the board Davitt Man!  ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on May 25, 2007, 02:57:12 PM
I agree with you abbey sider as regards the league. The Sligo setup has the stronger teams in Div1A and the weaker teams in 1B thats the way it should be in Mayo, Div1B is far stronger than 1A. The league wasnt an open draw though, the 2 groups were picked according to your league standing last year so it just happed that Div1B was stronger. But putting the stronger teams in Div1A and the weaker teams in Div1B is that not the same thing as the old division 1 and 2.

Thanks for the welcome, i was on this before (a year ago) but forgot my login details so i decided to start again
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on May 25, 2007, 03:57:03 PM
I agree with you abbey sider as regards the league. The Sligo setup has the stronger teams in Div1A and the weaker teams in 1B thats the way it should be in Mayo, Div1B is far stronger than 1A. The league wasnt an open draw though, the 2 groups were picked according to your league standing last year so it just happed that Div1B was stronger. But putting the stronger teams in Div1A and the weaker teams in Div1B is that not the same thing as the old division 1 and 2.

True it isnt. Its a pitty because Crossmolina are clear favourites in their group...

Ballaghadereen, Knockmore, Ballina Stephenites etc make up the group of death in the other group.

However looking at MayoGaa.com it is evening itself out in that group; Shrule-Glencorrib are at the bottom and Ballina are only mid table.

It remains to seen how it will stand at the end of the season. Shrule could be relegated which would be a shocker.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on May 25, 2007, 04:04:19 PM
Here are my picks...

Mayo Senior Football Championship
Group A
Ballaghadereen V Shrule-Glencorrib
Garrymore  V Claremorris

Group B
Westport V Louisburgh
Ballina Stephenites   V Charlestown

Group C
Crossmolina Deel Rovers  V Ballinrobe
Burrishoole V Bohola Moy-Davitts

Group D
Knockmore  V Tourmakeady
Castlebar Mitchels V Kiltane

Mayo Intermediate Football Championship
Group A
Kilcommon V Belmullet
Kiltimagh V Kilmeena

Group B
Hollymount V Swinford
Ballintubber V Bonniconlon

Group C
Davitts V Mayo Gaels
Ballyhaunis V Kilmaine

Group D
Ballina Stephenites B V Crossmolina Deel Rovers B
Parke-Keelouges-Crimlin V Aghamore

Mayo Junior Football Championship
Group A
Balla V Knockmore B
Ballintubber B V Charlestown B
Belmullet B V Ballycastle

Group B
Ardnaree V Aghamore B
Kilmovee V Lacken
Killala V Westport B

Group C
Eastern Gaels V Lahardane
Moygownagh V Carramore
Crossmolina Deel Rovers C V Ballycroy
Ballaghadereen B V Ardagh

Group D
Islandeady V Bohola Moy-Davitts B
The Neale   V Claremorris B
Breaffy B V Achill
Castlebar Mitchels B V Swinford B
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on May 27, 2007, 08:34:01 PM
Mayo Senior Football Championship
Group A
Ballaghadereen  2-10 0-3 Shrule-Glencorrib
Garrymore  1-8 0-12 Claremorris

Group B
Ballina Stephenites  1-6 1-9 Charlestown
Westport  0-6 1-7 Louisburgh


Group C
Burrishoole  0-9 0-8 Bohola Moy-Davitts
Crossmolina Deel Rovers  2-15 1-4 Ballinrobe

Group D
Castlebar Mitchels  1-13 1-6 Kiltane
Knockmore  2-12 0-8 Tourmakeady


Mayo Intermediate Football Championship
Group A
Kiltimagh  0-6 1-10 Kilmeena
Kilcommon  0-10 1-9 Belmullet

Group B
Hollymount  0-5 0-7 Swinford
Ballintubber  0-10 0-7 Bonniconlon

Group C
Davitts  1-13 1-6 Mayo Gaels
Ballyhaunis  3-6 0-7 Kilmaine

Group D
Ballina Stephenites B 0-9 2-9 Crossmolina Deel Rovers B
Parke-Keelouges-Crimlin  0-8 0-16 Aghamore

Mayo Junior Football Championship
Group A
Belmullet B 2-7 0-12 Ballycastle
Balla  0-4 0-7 Knockmore B
Ballintubber B 0-8 0-12 Charlestown B

Group B
Killala  5-12 1-1 Westport B
Ardnaree  0-13 0-8 Aghamore B
Kilmovee  0-8 2-10 Lacken

Group C
Ballaghadereen B 1-4 0-6 Ardagh
Crossmolina Deel Rovers B 4-13 0-4 Ballycroy
Moygownagh  0-19 1-9 Carramore
Eastern Gaels  3-7 0-9 Lahardane

Group D
The Neale  0-11 0-7 Claremorris B
Breaffy B 1-3 4-18 Achill
Islandeady  1-12 0-3 Bohola Moy-Davitts B
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on May 28, 2007, 09:46:26 AM
A few hammering in the championship this weekend, that shouldnt be happening in championship football !!

Any report on the Cross v B\robe game?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: GallBoss on May 28, 2007, 09:57:15 AM
What has happened to Shrule you'd have thought with some of the names they have they wouldn't be losing with that sort of scoreline.
Is 2.10 to 0.3 correct?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on May 28, 2007, 10:22:15 AM
What has happened to Shrule you'd have thought with some of the names they have they wouldn't be losing with that sort of scoreline.
Is 2.10 to 0.3 correct?


Yes 2-10 to 0-3 is correct! Shrule seem to have gone into free fall this year, they have lost all of their league games as well.

Ballina being beaten at home was a surprise as well.

Crossmolina won in the senior, intermediate and junior championships, some going!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on May 28, 2007, 10:38:53 AM
Very disappointing result for us, by all accounts (well, the one that I heard) it was a very poor performance. Anyone at it??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: OirthearMhaigheo on May 28, 2007, 12:48:53 PM
I was at the Ballagh-Shrule match. Very tight game until midway through the second half where Ballagh just pulled away and Shrule didn't seem to have anything in them to reply. I was expecting more from them given the talent they have but Ballagh just had too much all over the field and eventually the forwards cut loose. Andy Moran was in some form again, out of the 2 scoring machines i.e. himself and Conor, only one looked a county player on yesterdays showing, he was just a cut above the rest. Ballagh will take a bit of stopping if they keep this form, as for Shrule they seem to have slipped back quite a bit.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on May 28, 2007, 01:03:42 PM
anyone at moy davitts burrishoole?

bit of an unexpected result? tho i hear the great colm mc swung things in the end?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on May 28, 2007, 03:00:19 PM
Anyone spot any of the Mayo management (besides their own clubs) at any of the games over the weekend?

I jus heard John O'Mahony was at the Davitts V Mayo Gaels game in Balla on Saturday evening. I assume it was Michael Conroy he was having a look at?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on May 28, 2007, 03:27:26 PM
I jus heard John O'Mahony was at the Davitts V Mayo Gaels game in Balla on Saturday evening. I assume it was Michael Conroy he was having a look at?

It wasnt anyone playing for the gales anyway  :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: OirthearMhaigheo on May 28, 2007, 04:06:06 PM
Harsh but probably true Abbeysider!! I heard he was at the Davitts game alright and I saw him at the Ballagh game aswell even though that wasn't exactly a long trek for him!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: MrB on May 28, 2007, 04:31:13 PM
Anyone spot any of the Mayo management (besides their own clubs) at any of the games over the weekend?

I jus heard John O'Mahony was at the Davitts V Mayo Gaels game in Balla on Saturday evening. I assume it was Michael Conroy he was having a look at?

I wouldn't be surprised if it was Ronan McNamara he was looking at.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: joemamas on May 28, 2007, 05:02:16 PM
anybody hear anything about Ballina V Charlestown. With three/four on Mayo team , you would have figured an easy win for Ballina.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 28, 2007, 07:04:58 PM
True joemamas, but Ballina are living off that AI win 2 years ago and lost by 3 points to charlestown.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on May 28, 2007, 09:53:59 PM
Mayo Senior Football Championship
Group A
Ballaghadereen  2-10 0-3 Shrule-Glencorrib
Garrymore  1-8 0-12 Claremorris

Group B
Ballina Stephenites  1-6 1-9 Charlestown
Westport  0-6 1-7 Louisburgh


Group C
Burrishoole  0-9 0-8 Bohola Moy-Davitts
Crossmolina Deel Rovers  2-15 1-4 Ballinrobe

Group D
Castlebar Mitchels  1-13 1-6 Kiltane
Knockmore  2-12 0-8 Tourmakeady


Mayo Intermediate Football Championship
Group A
Kiltimagh  0-6 1-10 Kilmeena
Kilcommon  0-10 1-9 Belmullet

Group B
Hollymount  0-5 0-7 Swinford
Ballintubber  0-10 0-7 Bonniconlon

Group C
Davitts  1-13 1-6 Mayo Gaels
Ballyhaunis  3-6 0-7 Kilmaine

Group D
Ballina Stephenites B 0-9 2-9 Crossmolina Deel Rovers B
Parke-Keelouges-Crimlin  0-8 0-16 Aghamore

Mayo Junior Football Championship
Group A
Belmullet B 2-7 0-12 Ballycastle
Balla  0-4 0-7 Knockmore B
Ballintubber B 0-8 0-12 Charlestown B

Group B
Killala  5-12 1-1 Westport B
Ardnaree  0-13 0-8 Aghamore B
Kilmovee  0-8 2-10 Lacken

Group C
Ballaghadereen B 1-4 0-6 Ardagh
Crossmolina Deel Rovers B 4-13 0-4 Ballycroy
Moygownagh  0-19 1-9 Carramore
Eastern Gaels  3-7 0-9 Lahardane

Group D
The Neale  0-11 0-7 Claremorris B
Breaffy B 1-3 4-18 Achill
Islandeady  1-12 0-3 Bohola Moy-Davitts B


Some shocks alright, in group A you'd still have to fancy shrule to qualify but a poor showing
(Unfortunately) Ballina should still go thru but the hunger isn't there from this team and when it comes to sept i'd expect any of Ballagh, charlestown, cross, knockmore to beat them
Big shock for Moy davitts who were going well this year, they'll struggle to make it again this year
Good win for knockmore & castlebar but the big test comes against breaffy in that group

In junior i heard hollymount weren't up to much, so no surprise being beaten by swinford, disappointing for bonni, they are in a tough group and needed an early win


In junior some god wins for the north mayo lads
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on May 28, 2007, 11:27:11 PM
True joemamas, but Ballina are living off that AI win 2 years ago and lost by 3 points to charlestown.

Second time you've said that, what are you basing it on?


(Unfortunately) Ballina should still go thru but the hunger isn't there from this team and when it comes to sept i'd expect any of Ballagh, charlestown, cross, knockmore to beat them


Always possible M4S, but a bit early to be writing us off (hopefully).
Obviously I couldn't make the game yesterday, but with Mcgarrity injured and Harte suspended we were missing two very big players for us, perhaps the squad is not as strong as used to be. Will have to wait for the local papers to come online before I see the team that lined out.
How's Gazza working out for ye?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on May 29, 2007, 10:13:37 AM
Mostly League this weekend....


Welcome Inn League, Division 2B Sat 02 Jun at 7:00

Crossmolina v Moygownagh, Ref: C. Collins in Crossmolina

 

Welcome Inn League, Division 3A Sat 02 Jun at 7:00

Balla v Claremorris, Ref: J. Glavey in Balla

Kilmovee v Lacken, Ref: K. Connolly in Kilmovee

Ardnaree v Ballintubber, Ref: L. Devenney in Ardnaree

Castlebar v Charlestown, Ref: M. Corcoran in Castlebar

Knockmore v Ballaghaderreen, Ref: J. O’Malley in Knockmore

 

Welcome Inn League, Division 3B Sat 02 Jun at 7:00

Westport v Ardagh, Ref: M. McHale in Westport

Lahardane v Bohola-Moy Davitts, Ref: G. Loftus in Lahardane

Kilfian v Ballinrobe, Ref: P. Dowling in Kilfian

Breaffy v Ballycastle, Ref: J. Finn in Breaffy

 

Welcome Inn League, Division 1A Sun 03 Jun at 2:00

Cill tSeadhna v Crossmolina, Ref: V. Neary in Cill tSeadhna

Louisburgh v Ballinrobe, Ref: J. Feeney in Louisburgh

Westport v Davitts, Ref: R. Gurren in Westport

 

Welcome Inn League, Division 1B Sun 03 Jun at 2:00

Burrishoole v Castlebar, Ref: M. Kenny in Burrishoole

Knockmore v Kilmeena, Ref: M. Daly in Knockmore

Charlestown v Ballina, Ref: D. Harrington in Charlestown

Claremorris v Breaffy, Ref: M. McCarron in Claremorris

Shrule-Glencorrib v Ballaghaderreen, Ref: E. McAndrew in Shrule

 

Welcome Inn League, Division 2A Sun 03 Jun at 2:00

Carramore v Swinford, Ref: K. Byrne in Carramore

Balla v Garrymore, Ref: K. Corcoran in Balla

Ballina v The Neale, Ref: C. Collins in Ballina

Aghamore v Bonniconlon, Ref: J. Boyle in Aghamore

Cill Chomain v Eastern Gaels, Ref: P. Barrett in Cill Chomain

 

Welcome Inn League, Division 2B Sun 03 Jun at 2:00

Killala v Hollymount, Ref: P. Geraghty in Killala

Islandeady v Kilmaine, Ref: J.S. Walsh in Islandeady

Kiltimagh v Parke-Keelogues-Crimlin, Ref: M. Murphy in Kiltimagh

Mayo Gaels v Ballyhaunis, Ref: D. Corcoran in Mayo Gaels

 

Welcome Inn League, Division 2B Mon 04 Jun at 12:00

Swinford v Aghamore, Ref: M. Herr in Swinford

 
Welcome Inn Reserve League, Section A, Round 5 Wed 06 Jun at

Garrymore v Hollymount, Ref: M. Murphy in Garrymore

Shrule-Glencorrib v The Neale, Ref: K. Connolly in Shrule



Welcome Inn Reserve League, Section B, Round 5 Wed 06 Jun at

Bonniconlon v Kiltimagh, Ref: G. Loftus in Bonniconlon

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on May 29, 2007, 01:01:12 PM
Is the Comortas Peile Na Gaeilge on this weekend?
I just noticed that Belmullet and Tourmack are not playing in the league....
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: ludermor on May 29, 2007, 01:29:02 PM
yeah the comortas is on this weekend down in cork. not sure if belmullet beat kiltane this year or not ?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on June 05, 2007, 10:51:22 AM
Championship fixtures for this weekend. I'd expect Shrule-Glencorrib and Ballina to get there challenges back on track this weekend.

Mayo Senior Football Championship
Group A

Shrule-Glencorrib  Garrymore  09/06/2007 19:00 Mel Kenny
Claremorris  Ballaghadereen  10/06/2007 14:00 Vincent Neary

Group B
Louisburgh  Ballina Stephenites 09/06/2007 19:00 Martin Murphy
Charlestown  Westport  10/06/2007 14:00 Malachy McCarron

Group C
Ballinrobe  Burrishoole  10/06/2007 14:00 Ronan Gurren
Bohola Moy-Davitts  Crossmolina Deel Rovers  10/06/2007 16:00 Declan Corcoran

Group D
Tourmakeady  Breaffy  09/06/2007 19:00 John Hughes
Kiltane  Knockmore  10/06/2007 14:00 Mel Kenny

Mayo Intermediate Football Championship
Group A

Belmullet  Kiltimagh  09/06/2007 19:00 Charlie Collins
Kilmeena  Kilcommon  09/06/2007 19:00 John S Walsh

Group B
Swinford  Ballintubber  09/06/2007 19:00 Liam Devenney
Bonniconlon  Hollymount  10/06/2007 14:00 Padraig Barrett

Group C
Mayo Gaels  Ballyhaunis  09/06/2007 19:00 Jimmy Feeney
Kilmaine  Davitts  09/06/2007 19:00 Denis Harrington

Group D
Crossmolina Deel Rovers B Parke-Keelouges-Crimlin  09/06/2007 19:00 Eamon McAndrew
Aghamore  Ballina Stephenites B 10/06/2007 16:00 John Boyle

Mayo Junior Football Championship
Group A

Kilfian  Balla  09/06/2007 19:00 Pat Dowling
Ballycastle  Ballintubber B 10/06/2007 12:00 Gerry Loftus
Charlestown B Belmullet B 10/06/2007 16:00 Tom Murphy

Group B
Lacken  Ardnaree  09/06/2007 19:00 Johnny O Malley
Ballinrobe B Killala  10/06/2007 16:00 Jon Finn
Aghamore B Kilmovee  10/06/2007 17:30 Kevin Corcoran

Group C
Ballycroy  Ballaghadereen B 09/06/2007 19:00 Martin Corcoran
Carramore  Eastern Gaels  10/06/2007 12:00 Michael Moran (C)
Ardagh  Crossmolina Deel Rovers C 10/06/2007 12:00
Lahardane  Moygownagh  10/06/2007 12:00 Michael Vahey

Group D
Bohola Moy-Davitts B Castlebar Mitchels B 08/06/2007 20:00 Mark Barry
Achill  The Neale  09/06/2007 18:30 Declan Corcoran
Swinford B Islandeady  10/06/2007 12:00 Kevin Connelly
Claremorris B Breaffy B 10/06/2007 16:00 Ciaran Byrne
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on June 08, 2007, 10:39:04 AM
any predictions lads?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Gaeilgoir on June 08, 2007, 11:16:27 AM
Is the Comortas Peile Na Gaeilge on this weekend?
I just noticed that Belmullet and Tourmack are not playing in the league....

Achill got beaten in the junior final and Tourmak. got beaten by two points by Gweedore in the senior final.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on June 08, 2007, 02:00:10 PM
any predictions lads?

Here's mine in bold...

Mayo Senior Football Championship
Group A
Shrule-Glencorrib  Garrymore  09/06/2007 19:00 Mel Kenny
Claremorris  Ballaghadereen  10/06/2007 14:00 Vincent Neary

Group B
Louisburgh  Ballina Stephenites 09/06/2007 19:00 Martin Murphy
Charlestown  Westport  10/06/2007 14:00 Malachy McCarron

Group C
Ballinrobe  Burrishoole  10/06/2007 14:00 Ronan Gurren
Bohola Moy-Davitts  Crossmolina Deel Rovers  10/06/2007 16:00 Declan Corcoran

Group D
Tourmakeady  Breaffy  09/06/2007 19:00 John Hughes
Kiltane  Knockmore  10/06/2007 14:00 Mel Kenny

Mayo Intermediate Football Championship
Group A
Belmullet  Kiltimagh  09/06/2007 19:00 Charlie Collins
Kilmeena  Kilcommon  09/06/2007 19:00 John S Walsh

Group B
Swinford  Ballintubber  09/06/2007 19:00 Liam Devenney
Bonniconlon  Hollymount  10/06/2007 14:00 Padraig Barrett

Group C
Mayo Gaels  Ballyhaunis  09/06/2007 19:00 Jimmy Feeney
Kilmaine  Davitts  09/06/2007 19:00 Denis Harrington

Group D
Crossmolina Deel Rovers B Parke-Keelouges-Crimlin  09/06/2007 19:00 Eamon McAndrew
Aghamore  Ballina Stephenites B 10/06/2007 16:00 John Boyle

Mayo Junior Football Championship
Group A
Kilfian  Balla  09/06/2007 19:00 Pat Dowling
Ballycastle  Ballintubber B 10/06/2007 12:00 Gerry Loftus
Charlestown B Belmullet B 10/06/2007 16:00 Tom Murphy

Group B
Lacken  Ardnaree  09/06/2007 19:00 Johnny O Malley
Ballinrobe B Killala  10/06/2007 16:00 Jon Finn
Aghamore B Kilmovee  10/06/2007 17:30 Kevin Corcoran

Group C
Ballycroy  Ballaghadereen B 09/06/2007 19:00 Martin Corcoran
Carramore  Eastern Gaels  10/06/2007 12:00 Michael Moran (C)
Ardagh  Crossmolina Deel Rovers C 10/06/2007 12:00
Lahardane  Moygownagh  10/06/2007 12:00 Michael Vahey

Group D
Bohola Moy-Davitts B Castlebar Mitchels B 08/06/2007 20:00 Mark Barry
Achill  The Neale  09/06/2007 18:30 Declan Corcoran
Swinford B Islandeady  10/06/2007 12:00 Kevin Connelly
Claremorris B Breaffy B 10/06/2007 16:00 Ciaran Byrne
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on June 08, 2007, 03:37:16 PM
Is the Comortas Peile Na Gaeilge on this weekend?
I just noticed that Belmullet and Tourmack are not playing in the league....

Achill got beaten in the junior final and Tourmak. got beaten by two points by Gweedore in the senior final.


I saw most of it on TG4. Achill looked terrible. Worst game of football Ive seen in a while.

The Tourmak/Gweedore final was a good game. Fairly close all the way through...
Had Gweedore and county players? Their MF was huge and a good footballer.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Gaeilgoir on June 08, 2007, 05:53:23 PM
Is the Comortas Peile Na Gaeilge on this weekend?
I just noticed that Belmullet and Tourmack are not playing in the league....

Achill got beaten in the junior final and Tourmak. got beaten by two points by Gweedore in the senior final.


I saw most of it on TG4. Achill looked terrible. Worst game of football Ive seen in a while.

The Tourmak/Gweedore final was a good game. Fairly close all the way through...
Had Gweedore and county players? Their MF was huge and a good footballer.
Yeah one of their midfielders plays county,cant think of his name,We ran out of steam in the end,the semi-final went to extra time the previous night and it took its toll.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 08, 2007, 10:38:47 PM
Cassidy is the man ye're on about I'd imagine?

Anyway back to the business. Knockmore will find it tough in Kiltane, if they win this game they're certain to qualify I'd say. Ballina cannot lose to Louisburgh and they won't either I'd imagine. Overall, very hard to disagree with stonewall's predictions for the Senior or Intermediate championship apart from the bonniconlon one, Holly should have enough to beat Bonni.

It'll be interesting to see what county players play well/ only middling in the games.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tatler Jack on June 08, 2007, 10:50:28 PM
Just wondering how many Irish speakers were on the Achill team!! To the best of my knowledge there is little Irish spoken there. Is part of it still officially Gaeltacht?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Gaeilgoir on June 09, 2007, 10:39:44 AM
Just wondering how many Irish speakers were on the Achill team!! To the best of my knowledge there is little Irish spoken there. Is part of it still officially Gaeltacht?
Its one of the biggest if not the biggest gaeltacht areas in Mayo.I dont know how much irish is spoken there but im sure its as much as is spoken in Tourmak! ::)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on June 09, 2007, 11:14:13 AM
ta tu ceart an gaeilgoir :)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tatler Jack on June 09, 2007, 01:30:24 PM
ta tu ceart an gaeilgoir :)

I know Achill is a large Gaeltacht area but the last time I saw stats it seemed to me there were very few native speakers there. Same possibly around Tourmak but I thought a few more. I saw the Achill team listed on Monday’s Examiner and strangely all the names were in English.

Is mór an trua go bhfuil an Gaeltacht chomh lag i Mhaigh Eo mar is breá liom an canúint.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 09, 2007, 06:50:17 PM
And the same in Erris I suppose! :(
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on June 09, 2007, 11:26:23 PM
Senior C\Ship

Louisburgh  1-11 2-12 Ballina Stephenites
Tourmakeady  0-7 1-15 Breaffy

Inter C\Ship
Belmullet  2-8 2-12 Kiltimagh   
Kilmeena  2-8 1-11 Kilcommon
Swinford  2-12 0-9 Ballintubber 
Mayo Gaels  0-10 2-12 Ballyhaunis   
Kilmaine  0-11 0-10 Davitts
Crossmolina Deel Rovers B 3-10 1-8 Parke-Keelouges-Crimlin 

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on June 10, 2007, 12:31:41 PM
best of luck today to moy davitts against the kingpins of mayo football. game in foxford on the banks of the moy. could they cause an upset? id like to think so but the team is in transitin at the moment.

it seems moy davitts play crossmolina every year in the group stages of the champo.
how are the groups decided? a seeding system or something??? ???

as for ballinrobe and burrishoole. could be a draw that one.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on June 10, 2007, 04:57:39 PM
well it seems my prediction for ballinrobe burrishoole was right! ;)
the way things are panning out in foxford. seems il be right about that too.
first time in my life!! ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Fishead_Sam on June 10, 2007, 05:03:26 PM
What was the score between Claremorris & Ballaghadeereen
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on June 10, 2007, 05:15:38 PM
Claremorris  0-8 4-12 Ballaghadereen
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Fishead_Sam on June 10, 2007, 05:20:30 PM
Claremorris  0-8 4-12 Ballaghadereen

Christ Ballagh are on fecken fire, destroy Mitchells in the League, then destroy Shrule now Claremorris, they scoring crazy scores.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: joemamas on June 10, 2007, 05:26:30 PM
any other scores
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on June 10, 2007, 05:29:53 PM
i pulled that from mayogaa.com
the rest are probably there aswell.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on June 10, 2007, 05:52:23 PM
http://www.sportsmanager.ie/t3.php?report=1&reporttype=results&sportid=1&club_id=&clubid=&countyid=21&contentcountyid=21&contentsportid=1&lastweek=1


yup moy davitts lost by 5. a scrap with balinrobe now awaits
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 10, 2007, 06:12:49 PM
Kiltane 0-7 Knockmore 0-6.

Don't really know what happened Knockmore in the second half, we didn't play well at all only scoring one point from a free during that period... Kiltane were awful poor but I suppose they stepped up to the mark when needed to. Maybe the heat affected both sets of players cos I thought the football was woeful. Hard to see either of them doing anything later on in the year. The group is now officially wide open, with only Tourmak pointless from 2 games.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mayo51 on June 10, 2007, 09:57:03 PM
heard c.mcdonald got sent off today in crossmolinas 1.12 to 1.7 victory over moy davitts.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: highorlow on June 11, 2007, 08:53:58 AM
Quote
  Christ Ballagh are on fecken fire, destroy Mitchells in the League, then destroy Shrule now Claremorris, they scoring crazy scores.                           


If Johhno has any sense he should put Mayo jersey's on at least 6 of these lads and drop some of the pre maddona's on the existing Mayo team.......
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mannix on June 11, 2007, 09:08:18 AM
Why did macdonald get sent off.He must have been seriously annoyed because he is a clean player.The fact that Ballaghadereen are going well does not necessarily mean they have great players, the sum of the parts and all that.
Have Mayo played any challenge games since the galway thing, it must be hard staying focussed when you do not know your opposition.
Istill believe Mayo will make a run of some sort,they are much better than the galway game suggests and will have a pack of games in a short time to keep it rolling if they get started.I would like a game against armagh,tyrone dublin or kerry as our next one,just have the feeling that JOM has some tricks to play on some unsuspecting team like tyrone or dublin in particular.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on June 11, 2007, 09:17:06 AM
heard c.mcdonald got sent off today in crossmolinas 1.12 to 1.7 victory over moy davitts.

He was sent off for 2 yellow cards, he was lucky not to get a straight red instead of a yellow for the his first booking when he laid his hands on Declan Corcoran and gave him a little push then in the 2nd half he hit a Moy Davitts player late with and elbow in the back and recieved his marching orders. He didnt impress yesterday, still some way off the pace which is understandable, scored 1 sweet point from play but was well marshalled by young Quinn. All in all Moy Davitts nearly got Cross, at one stage cross were 6 up, the home side missing a few scorable frees and cross getting a couple of soft frees from the ref. MD got it back to 1-8 to 1-7 with 8 mins to go then cross tagged on a couple of points to pull away. They are not the team they once were, ballagh would destroy them id say looking at there results of late
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on June 11, 2007, 09:40:52 AM
Kiltane 0-7 Knockmore 0-6.

Don't really know what happened Knockmore in the second half, we didn't play well at all only scoring one point from a free during that period... Kiltane were awful poor but I suppose they stepped up to the mark when needed to. Maybe the heat affected both sets of players cos I thought the football was woeful. Hard to see either of them doing anything later on in the year. The group is now officially wide open, with only Tourmak pointless from 2 games.
I cant believe Kiltane beat Knockmore yesterday, kiltane have been struggling badly all year and knokmore have been going well, to score only 6 points on a day like yesterday after the score they rattled up against tourmac is strange
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on June 11, 2007, 09:57:15 AM
I have been really surprised by Shrule this year, another defeat yesterday.

In the intermediate my two fancied sides Ballintubber and Belmullet were both beaten.

If teams finish level in the group stages is scoring difference used or it is a playoff? I know scoring difference is used in the league.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on June 11, 2007, 10:17:39 AM
If teams finish level in the group stages is scoring difference used or it is a playoff? I know scoring difference is used in the league.

Scoring difference is used for the group stages
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on June 11, 2007, 10:34:03 AM
heard c.mcdonald got sent off today in crossmolinas 1.12 to 1.7 victory over moy davitts.

He was sent off for 2 yellow cards, he was lucky not to get a straight red instead of a yellow for the his first booking when he laid his hands on Declan Corcoran and gave him a little push then in the 2nd half he hit a Moy Davitts player late with and elbow in the back and recieved his marching orders. He didnt impress yesterday, still some way off the pace which is understandable, scored 1 sweet point from play but was well marshalled by young Quinn. All in all Moy Davitts nearly got Cross, at one stage cross were 6 up, the home side missing a few scorable frees and cross getting a couple of soft frees from the ref. MD got it back to 1-8 to 1-7 with 8 mins to go then cross tagged on a couple of points to pull away. They are not the team they once were, ballagh would destroy them id say looking at there results of late

did rooster or b hughes play for moy davitts?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on June 11, 2007, 10:37:33 AM
Scoring difference is used for the group stages

This must be new this year as it wasn't used last year.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on June 11, 2007, 11:08:59 AM
heard c.mcdonald got sent off today in crossmolinas 1.12 to 1.7 victory over moy davitts.

He was sent off for 2 yellow cards, he was lucky not to get a straight red instead of a yellow for the his first booking when he laid his hands on Declan Corcoran and gave him a little push then in the 2nd half he hit a Moy Davitts player late with and elbow in the back and recieved his marching orders. He didnt impress yesterday, still some way off the pace which is understandable, scored 1 sweet point from play but was well marshalled by young Quinn. All in all Moy Davitts nearly got Cross, at one stage cross were 6 up, the home side missing a few scorable frees and cross getting a couple of soft frees from the ref. MD got it back to 1-8 to 1-7 with 8 mins to go then cross tagged on a couple of points to pull away. They are not the team they once were, ballagh would destroy them id say looking at there results of late

did rooster or b hughes play for moy davitts?

No they didnt start, rooster came on in 2nd half and played well, added some strenght to the home side, hughes came on for the last 10mins
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on June 11, 2007, 12:03:47 PM
they are not getting any younger. its a pity cos they r strong as bears. id say brian 'aw jaysus' hughes put his body on the line more times in games then most of the rest of the team put together (except rooster of course!) legends of men! anyway now for the dogfight with ballinrobe.

when are the next round of champo matches?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on June 12, 2007, 09:18:42 AM
heard c.mcdonald got sent off today in crossmolinas 1.12 to 1.7 victory over moy davitts.

He was sent off for 2 yellow cards, he was lucky not to get a straight red instead of a yellow for the his first booking when he laid his hands on Declan Corcoran and gave him a little push then in the 2nd half he hit a Moy Davitts player late with and elbow in the back and recieved his marching orders. He didnt impress yesterday, still some way off the pace which is understandable, scored 1 sweet point from play but was well marshalled by young Quinn. All in all Moy Davitts nearly got Cross, at one stage cross were 6 up, the home side missing a few scorable frees and cross getting a couple of soft frees from the ref. MD got it back to 1-8 to 1-7 with 8 mins to go then cross tagged on a couple of points to pull away. They are not the team they once were, ballagh would destroy them id say looking at there results of late
i wouldn't be writing off Cross yet Davitt man i know they didn't play well up in foxford on sunday but in fairness we never  play well there , the week before they played excellent against ballinrobe and looked unstoppable, so really at this stage its all about getting through to the quarter finals and take it from there. there is a myth that this is an old cross team but if you take mc d,jimmy and joe keane out of it the rest are 28 and younger with 4 under 21's who allready have 2 county medals in their back pockets.Ballaghdreen are an excellent football team bit i wouldn't back against cross beating them if they met,there is a fierce determination with this bunch of players and they will give the 3 in a row a good rattle plus some of the older boys are going for their 7th county title,we in cross will never see a team like them again. 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on June 12, 2007, 09:41:37 AM
heard c.mcdonald got sent off today in crossmolinas 1.12 to 1.7 victory over moy davitts.

He was sent off for 2 yellow cards, he was lucky not to get a straight red instead of a yellow for the his first booking when he laid his hands on Declan Corcoran and gave him a little push then in the 2nd half he hit a Moy Davitts player late with and elbow in the back and recieved his marching orders. He didnt impress yesterday, still some way off the pace which is understandable, scored 1 sweet point from play but was well marshalled by young Quinn. All in all Moy Davitts nearly got Cross, at one stage cross were 6 up, the home side missing a few scorable frees and cross getting a couple of soft frees from the ref. MD got it back to 1-8 to 1-7 with 8 mins to go then cross tagged on a couple of points to pull away. They are not the team they once were, ballagh would destroy them id say looking at there results of late
i wouldn't be writing off Cross yet Davitt man i know they didn't play well up in foxford on sunday but in fairness we never  play well there , the week before they played excellent against ballinrobe and looked unstoppable, so really at this stage its all about getting through to the quarter finals and take it from there. there is a myth that this is an old cross team but if you take mc d,jimmy and joe keane out of it the rest are 28 and younger with 4 under 21's who allready have 2 county medals in their back pockets.Ballaghdreen are an excellent football team bit i wouldn't back against cross beating them if they met,there is a fierce determination with this bunch of players and they will give the 3 in a row a good rattle plus some of the older boys are going for their 7th county title,we in cross will never see a team like them again. 

The McDonald sending off helped Cross alot more than MD, Cross were on the ropes at that point with MD putting in a big last 20mins to get themwelves within 1 point of Cross but when Mc D went off Cross started playing more direct football letting the ball go long into the full forward line, when McD is there they have to play nearly ever ball through him which slows things up.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on June 12, 2007, 09:53:40 AM
there was only about 8 minutes left when he got sent off.The mans just back from a long term injury and was awesome the week before against ballinrobe are you saying that cross should drop him ??? ??? ???
Anyway cross haven't done bad for a team that have to play every ball through him then,what do you want them to do have the best passer of a ball in Ireland playing corner forward waiting for the ball to come into him.  i'm sure other clubs wish they had that problem
   
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on June 12, 2007, 10:22:18 AM
Deel rover do you have the crossmolina/keenagh team that played on sunday. ?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on June 12, 2007, 10:29:15 AM
hello rosnarun is it the senior team you want
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on June 12, 2007, 10:30:46 AM
there was only about 8 minutes left when he got sent off.The mans just back from a long term injury and was awesome the week before against ballinrobe are you saying that cross should drop him ??? ??? ???
Anyway cross haven't done bad for a team that have to play every ball through him then,what do you want them to do have the best passer of a ball in Ireland playing corner forward waiting for the ball to come into him.  i'm sure other clubs wish they had that problem
   

I didnt say drop him, i just said Cross changed there style of play when he went off, he didnt play well on sunday and as for his cross field balls, well he hit 3\4 stray cross field balls straight to the oppositions hands.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on June 12, 2007, 10:47:29 AM
thats grand davitt man sure he wasn't the only player to kick the ball astray don't all players kick balls astray not just Ciaran mc,ok he didn't play brilliantly on sunday but he still scored 4 points as i said before this is only the 2nd full match he played in 9 months.What you are saying is cross changed their style of play for 8 minutes and they are now a better team without mc d i don't know how we managed with him in the team for the past 15 years.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on June 12, 2007, 11:26:59 AM
What you are saying is cross changed their style of play for 8 minutes and they are now a better team without mc d i don't know how we managed with him in the team for the past 15 years.

They would be a better team no more than Mayo if they mixed it up a bit, short through Mc D as well as long ball into space in the full forward from half back line. Keep mixing it up..
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on June 12, 2007, 12:13:22 PM
i understand what your saying davitt man and i agree with you to a point especailly with the county team it is goodto mix it.I don't agree with cross been a better team however,winning the all ireland club shows what a great team they have been and to go on and contest another Ai club final and win 3 county titles since that win shows the immense hunger those boys have it also shows that they must be doing something right.Cross don't have big men inside to win the high ball belted in high to them,anyway at this stage Ciaran mc,Joe keane and paul mc guiness have played so much football together Mc D knows where the boys are making their runs and the lads know where mc d is going to hit the ball to.I'd say that from next year on we will probably have to plan without Ciaran Mc anyway as his back is giving him afull problems.He has been and is a great servant to the club and his influence has been immense alsong with the likes of jimmy nallen,tom nallen, johnny leonard the list just goes on as i have said before we in crossmolina will never see the likes of these playes again   
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on June 12, 2007, 12:15:41 PM
if you had all 3 that would be great
do you know are Players confined to one team or can they move up a grade if they are playing well i remeber it used to happen and the juniors could be left very bare at the end of summer . there's double that risk now
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on June 12, 2007, 12:20:41 PM
I'd say that from next year on we will probably have to plan without Ciaran Mc anyway as his back is giving him afull problems.He has been and is a great servant to the club and his influence has been immense alsong with the likes of jimmy nallen,tom nallen, johnny leonard the list just goes on as i have said before we in crossmolina will never see the likes of these playes again   

Its a pity he is nearly finished, he has been a class act alright, i have seen him do some class things on the field at club level in mayo that no one else is capable of, we will never see the like of him again.

Another thing i thought jimmy nallens legs were gone but feck me he took off and one stage on sunday near the end of the match when Cross badly needed a score,the kickout went over everyone including midfield and half backs and nallen ran onto it and soloed 40 yards and no one could catch him, a simple hand pass to walsh and he fisted over the bar to put Cross 2 up again, that was the score that won it for Cross.

BTW
is there a video or dvd available of the Cross v Nemo all ireland final, the one that cross lost when McD was unreal in 1st half?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on June 12, 2007, 12:26:03 PM
Yes that video should be available Davitt man, if you want to get a copy just let me know and i will try and get if for you ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on June 12, 2007, 01:49:02 PM
Deel rover do you have the crossmolina/keenagh team that played on sunday. ?
the senior team was
1 paul o' Donnell
2  Eoin Rochford
3  Damian Syron
4  Jonathan O' Boyle
5  Declan Keating
6  Enda Lavelle
7 Peada Gardiner
8 Henry Mc Loughlin
9 James Nallen
10 Gabriel Walsh
11 Ciaran Mc Donald
12 Michael Gallagher
13 Brian Benson
14 Mark Leonard
15 Stephen Rochford

Subs Used Colm O' Donnell
                Ian Rowland

3 of the players Michael Gallagher,Colm O'Donnell and Ian Rowland wont be able to play intermediate championship now because they played their 1st Senior championship game on sunday.
Ian Rowland will be a big loss he plays centre half forward and scored 7 points for the intermediates on saturday,while Michael Gallagher got man of the match in the junior County Final Last Year.
 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on June 12, 2007, 02:59:52 PM
there has been a fair bit of clearing out this year by the looks of it no Joe keane not huggie no mulliagan moffat or at last johnny Rep.  are any of these injured?
is eoin rochford  ronans brother or is that  a misprint .
def getting old ive played with more of their fathers than the team itself  at this stage
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on June 12, 2007, 03:05:27 PM
there has been a fair bit of clearing out this year by the looks of it no Joe keane not huggie no mulliagan moffat or at last johnny Rep.  are any of these injured?
is eoin rochford  ronans brother or is that  a misprint .
def getting old ive played with more of their fathers than the team itself  at this stage

Sorry Ros thats a misprint meant to write Ronan, Joe was unavailable because of work, Hoggie was injured,mully is with the intermediates.Did you play senior Rosnarun   
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on June 12, 2007, 07:53:36 PM
good to see the kids are still playing anyway. 

only in the league when nobody else showed up.  though my main adult playing was with the mighty red and whites of keenagh . so in a way there is a long history of 3 teams in Cross .
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on June 12, 2007, 08:05:20 PM
what do ye think would happen between cross and ballahgederen in the knockout stages?

are ballagh as good as we think they are?

the bones of their team now, played at the same underage as me. in east mayo we were always either beating them or losing narrowly. that is, until minor, when they killed us! shows what can happen when a team is kept together. growing up and all that!

i think johnos influence on ballagh goes far beyond his official involvment over the last year or so at senior. when he was teaching in nathys he trained the football team aswell for a good while i think. so it begs the question is it time (more then anything else) he needs with mayo?

anyway yer views on cross vs ballagh would be good.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on June 13, 2007, 09:15:29 AM
well if 'jonom's influence on ballaghadereen is any where near that it is on mayo  it looks like another county championshiop for the crossmolina lads. but i dont think it will be that easy . Cross have started a long put off transition an we can only hope the newer guys are of a similar vintage to the last one that hasnt chnged too much since 1994 or there abouts.
mind you there are always  capable of pulling out a big year from an average but solid squad. Im thinking charlestown or burrishule a few years back
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: OirthearMhaigheo on June 13, 2007, 09:40:58 AM
"what do ye think would happen between cross and ballahgederen in the knockout stages?"

It's probably a bit early to say at the moment Prewtna, both teams are going well and if they carried their current form into the knockout stages maybe Ballagh would shade it simply judging by the scores they are racking up. Cross are the masters of peaking at the right time though so by the time the group stages are over we'll see the best of them. Either way I think it would be another close battle. There are a couple other teams that should be mentioned too, mainly Charlestown, I'm surprised the way they have improved and bulit on last year, I think they will give either of the above teams a good game and maybe more later in the summer, and I still think there will be a kick out of Ballina yet if they get themselves organised.
You're right about Johnno's influence on the Ballagh lads though, he had alot of the same lads in Nathy's from first year when they won the Connacht first year shield and then again at senior when they won an All-Ireland colleges 'B' title. Since then they have never looked back and have kept improving. Time will tell if they are the real deal or not, no doubt Cross will have a bit to say about that!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on June 13, 2007, 01:29:26 PM
Is there a full round of league fixtures this weekend, this weekend was meant to be free but now i think the county board have fixed a round of back games for this weekend.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on June 13, 2007, 01:53:24 PM
Is there a full round of league fixtures this weekend, this weekend was meant to be free but now i think the county board have fixed a round of back games for this weekend.

Westport  Crossmolina Deel Rovers  Westport 17/06/2007 14:00 Declan Corcoran Round 4 
Ballinrobe  Ballintubber  Ballinrobe 17/06/2007 14:00 Michael Daly Round 4 
Belmullet  Tourmakeady  Belmullet 17/06/2007 14:00 Mel Kenny Round 4 
Davitts  Kiltane  Davitts 17/06/2007 14:00 John S Walsh Round 4 
Bohola Moy-Davitts  Louisburgh  Moy-Davitts 17/06/2007 14:00 Malachy McCarron Round 4
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on June 19, 2007, 03:29:55 PM
any one got the result of the cross Westport game
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Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on June 19, 2007, 03:37:58 PM
any one got the result of the cross Westport game
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Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 21, 2007, 12:22:46 PM
Group D this weekend:

Kiltane v Tourmakeady
Breaffy v Castlebar.

This isn't much significance to the majority of clubs other than those playing and Knockmore, who could slip to 2nd last in the group if my gut instinct happens.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on June 21, 2007, 01:08:35 PM
Any league games this weekend then?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on June 21, 2007, 01:40:05 PM
Any league games this weekend then?

not this week davitt man 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on June 22, 2007, 09:31:03 AM

Breaffy v Castlebar.


The above Breaffy/Castlebar game will be a cracker, does anyone know the throw-in day and time?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on June 25, 2007, 08:26:16 AM
League Games Div 1A

Moy Davitts 1-13   Louisburgh 1-10

Davitts 2-11   Belmullet 2-8
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on June 25, 2007, 12:26:37 PM
League Games Div 1A

Moy Davitts 1-13   Louisburgh 1-10


thats more like it! good win.

busy at work?!  :D

i myself am just about to head out the door on my end of year booze-up. Duvel all day. (well actually after about 2 hours of duvel il be in a hoop!) c yall saturday!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: intoDwest on June 25, 2007, 02:12:48 PM
How did the castlebar game go??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Gaeilgoir on June 25, 2007, 02:50:15 PM
Group D this weekend:

Kiltane v Tourmakeady
Breaffy v Castlebar.

This isn't much significance to the majority of clubs other than those playing and Knockmore, who could slip to 2nd last in the group if my gut instinct happens.

Any one know the scores of these games?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: intoDwest on June 25, 2007, 03:17:01 PM
Kiltane won in bangor 1-8 to 1-6, brutal game. Kiltane tried their best to kick the game away. worst game I've see in ages.
I'm looking for the Castlebar result.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on June 25, 2007, 03:48:57 PM
According to someone on hoganstand, Breaffy won a brutal game. Marty Mc played well
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on June 25, 2007, 04:14:32 PM
SFC:
Breaffy 1-11 Castlebar Mitchels 0-8;
Kiltane 1-8 Tourmakeady 1-6.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on June 25, 2007, 04:15:44 PM
Breaffy are flying this year while castlebar who started training last november or some crazy time like that are not doing too well
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Post by: Farrandeelin on June 25, 2007, 07:46:24 PM
Kiltane won in bangor 1-8 to 1-6, brutal game. Kiltane tried their best to kick the game away. worst game I've see in ages.
I'm looking for the Castlebar result.

It couldn't be any worse than the Kiltane-Knockmore game, but fair play to ye, ye keep pullin off the results in these poor games.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: ludermor on June 26, 2007, 10:32:12 AM
Would anyone have a list of how long all the current clubs have senior status. I was talking to a lad from home who was saying that kiltane is one of the longest senior clubs currently (about 30 years i think). If so it is some achievment for surely one of the smallest picks of senior/intermediate clubs
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: MacDanger on June 26, 2007, 05:15:15 PM
I would imagine Charlestown/Ballina have the longest on account of having being around the longest.

Knockmore have been senior since they won the Intermediate in '71 - won county and connacht senior the next year...........
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Greenabovethered on June 26, 2007, 06:44:40 PM
Charlestown were a junior club up until the late 80's. Up and down since then. Senior for the last ten years or so. I'd say Kiltane are there or thereabouts. Nobody likes to play them at home, the Wimbledon of the West.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: ludermor on June 26, 2007, 07:56:33 PM
aye or i heard someone say galatasary!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 26, 2007, 08:00:31 PM
Ballina have never been anything else than senior. I heard on the MWR sports quiz that Garrymore are the same, how long Garrymore are in existence is another matter, but Ballina are senior since the very beginning.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on June 27, 2007, 12:15:52 AM
Ballina have been senior for 131 years, hold the record for the amount of county titles won, hold the record for the amount of national titles won by a Mayo club side, and I think we also hold the National record for the amount of Senior County Footbal titles won successively which is 13 in a row. A figure that a certain club in Armagh now have their eyes on
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on June 27, 2007, 08:20:58 AM
Charlestown were a junior club up until the late 80's. Up and down since then. Senior for the last ten years or so. I'd say Kiltane are there or thereabouts. Nobody likes to play them at home, the Wimbledon of the West.

Banger is not that bad, we have never lost down there...
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on June 29, 2007, 09:49:25 AM
Looking at the teams it seems there are now mixed teams at underage...

http://www.westernpeople.ie/news/story.asp?j=37333&cat=sport

South Mayo U14B Football Championship Final - Replay
St Gerard’s 6-11 The Neale 2-17

WINNING a title is invariably a satisfying experience, but this St. Gerard’s victory at Flanagan Park, Ballinrobe, on Friday evening, had a particularly gratifying dimension to it.

The unexpected nature of the success was the main source of the jubilant scenes afterwards. St. Gerard’s lagged behind by 2-16 to 1-10 at the 51st minute and even the most committed supporters must have been dubious aboyt the team’s capacity to offset that nine-point disadvantage.

Happen it did, and astonish-ingly, The Neale found themselves six points in arrears at the finish. Goals in the 54th, 58th and 59th minutes led to parity and a brace of goals in injury time by substitute Aimee Bell determined the identity of the new champions.

Aimee’s signal contribution evoked warm memories of her late father, Richie Bell, a distinguished performer on the playing field, himself.

Fortunes altered throughout the action and understandably, The Neale were deeply disappointed that the initiative slipped from their grasp in the dramatic finish.

Impressive individual performances graced the occasion, as well as quite a few cleverly engineered scores, and names like The Neale’s Aidan O’Sullivan, Stephen Morrin, Conor Haire and Stephen Conroy and the opposition’s Conor Keane, David Hussey, Stephen Coen and Barry Healy, immediately spring to mind.

Neither side was able to project an assertive hand in the first quarter, and it effected no surprise that the scoring was level on four occasions. The Neale had greater cause to be dissatisfied as they were off target from close range, three times, in the opening five minutes. Stephen Morrin, Stephen Conroy and Aidan O’Sullivan, two, kicked four points for The Neale, while Conor Keane, two, Barry Healy and Stephen Killeen responded for St. Gerard’s.

As play moved into the second quarter, The Neale got a grip on the exchanges, and a Stephen Conroy point from a free was followed by a Sheldon Maye goal, which had Dylan Fallon and Killiam McHugh involved in its creation.

Two more Stephen Conroy pointed frees exyended The Neale’s advantage to six points, 1-7 to 0-4, but points from Conor Keane, Barry Healy, and David Hussey, jept St. Gerard’s in active contention. Play ranged up and down the park for the rest of the half, and further scores from Aidan O’Sullivan, two, and Stephen Morrin, left The Neale in front, 1-10 to 0-9 at half time.

St. Gerard’s came under further defensive strain after the resumption, and The Neale consolidated their lead through points from Stepeh Morrin, a free, Aidan O’Sullivan, two, and Stephen Conroy, all inside five minutes.

St Gerard’s hit back with a David Hussey goal in the 37th minute, and only the vigilance of Emma Varley, The Neale’s goal-keeper, prevented Stephen Coen from getting another one in the 39th minute.

Missed opportunities, five in all, by Fergal Owens, Barry Healy and Conor Keane, blighted St. Gerard’s quest for more scores, and gradually The Neale got back on the offensive. An exchange of points between Stephen Morrin and Cathal McHugh was quickly followed by a Stephen Bowe goal for The Neale, emanating from a Stephen Morrin free.

The Neale’s title prospects blossomed still further when Stephen Conroy’s point gave them a nine-point lead, and St. Gerard’s cause looked anything but promising.

The unexpected happened, however, and Stephen Killeen’s 54th minute goal, set the St. Gerard’s recovery in motion. The score was bolstered by two more from Stephen Coen, with help from Barry Healy and Aimee Bell and David Hussey, and against all predictions, the sides were level by the 59th minute. Stoppages necessitated the playing of injury time, and amid the intense excitement, Aidan O’Sullivan’s point put The Neale back in front. Stephen Killeen countered with one from play for St. Gerard’s, and Aimee Bell’s goals in the 33rd and 35th minutes, resulting from deliveries by Barry Healy and David Hussey, put paid to The Neale’s hopes.

Tireless Conor Keane, David Hussey, Stephen Coen, Barry Healy, Declan Feerick, Stephanie Delaney, Aimee Bell and Stephen Killeen were very effective performers for St. Gerard’s. Impressive Aidan O’Sullivan, Stephen Morrin, Rebecca Hynes, Conor Haire, Sheldon Maye and Dylan Fallon were well to the fore for The Neale.

SCORERS - St. Gerard’s:

David Hussey 2-1, Aimee Bell 2-0, Stephen Killeen 1-2, Conor Keane 0-4, Stephen Coen 1-0, Barry Healy 0-3 (2F), Cathal McHugh 0-1.

The Neale: Aidan O’Sullivan 0-7, Stephen Conroy 0-6 (3F), Stephen Morrin 0-4 (1F), Sheldon Maye 1-0, Stephen Bowe 1-0.

ST. GERARD’S: Brendan Cafferkey; Enda Maloney, Declan Feerick; Jonathan Garvey, Cathal McHugh, Stephanie Delaney; Barry Healy, Fergal Owens; Mark Burke, David Hussey, Stephen Coen; Conor Keane, Stephen Killeen. Subs: Jason Coyne, Joanne McCormack, Aimee Bell.

THE NEALE: Emma Varley; Jamie Walsh, James McGrath; Conor Haire, Niall Coen, Dylan Fallon; Stephen Conroy, Stephen Morrin; Rebecca Hynes, Aidan O’Sullivan, Sheldon Maye; Killian McHugh, Stephen Bowe. Sub: Keith Gibbons.

Referee: Denis Harrington (Westport).
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: westmayo on June 29, 2007, 12:26:09 PM
I think up to U14 level girls are allowed play with the lads, after that it's boys on. Anthony Hennigan wrote a good piece this week in his column about the huge score differences in a number of the U14 finals last week and the grading at that age groups (ie A and B, divisions).
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on July 10, 2007, 02:01:14 PM
i see on mayogaa.com that there are club championship games down for this sunday.

is this correct or is it a case of the site not being updated yet!!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: westmayo on July 10, 2007, 02:41:21 PM
Say they have just not got round to updating it. The website itself is terrible, apart from the fixtures there is nothing of real value on it. They have had the same message saying the "website is undergoing changes in the next few weeks and to contact the PRO," for over a year now and when you click on the football link there is a match report from the league game with Cork from 18 months ago. My message is do your job and keep it properly updated
 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on July 15, 2007, 02:18:58 AM
At least we can concentrate on the clubs now for the rest of the year, when is the next round of championship due ??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on July 15, 2007, 10:09:06 PM
dont be surprised if its next weekend!

although to be honest they could try a round or two of the leage to allow the players bed back into the teams before the champo kicks back in.

it will be an interuption free summer! first in years!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on July 16, 2007, 10:11:40 AM
Looking at mayogaa.com it states that there are c\ship matchs in Section A (the 5 team group) and junior c\ship is down for this weekend as well.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on July 17, 2007, 11:41:58 PM
Only SFC games on this weekend are in Group B. Castlebar v Tourmakeady and Knockmore v Breaffy. Both at 2pm.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: MacDanger on July 18, 2007, 10:23:09 AM
is that on saturday or sunday Farrandeelin??

Crucial game between Knockmore and Breaffy. The loser is more or less out of the championship. Hopefully we'll make home advantage count.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on July 18, 2007, 01:46:59 PM
Seems like there is a new hurling club in South Mayo...Moytura...

http://www.westernpeople.ie/news/story.asp?j=37526&cat=sport

Mayo U-13 B Hurling Final
James Stephens 7-7 Moytura 2-4

THE young hurlers of Ballina captured this county U-13 title with a pretty comfortable win over Moytura in Ballyvary on Sunday evening last.

Four points separated the sides at half time but Ballina were much the stronger after the resumption and their clinical finishing saw them run out comfortable winners at the finish. Moytura, a South Mayo based hurling club, was established just over a year ago and provides the youngsters from the region the opportunity to play this wonderful sport.


Areas mostly represented are Cong, Ballinrobe, Garrymore and Kilmaine, as their red, yellow and green jerseys (similar to those of Carlow) demonstrate.


The club are still at a very early stage of development in hurling but players like Kieran O’Halloran, Stephen Conroy and Keith Gibbons showed they have all the skills of the game and an abundance of talent.


Ballina led 2-3 to 1-2 at the break. Sean Regan and Paul Hughes accounted for most of the scoring for Ballina while it was James Murphy who hit the all important goal for Moytura close to the interval that kept this a close battle. The second half began at a frantic pace but it was Ballina who created the first opening and Ryan Leonard struck it sweetly over the bar to give his side the perfect start.


This was quickly followed up by a Sean Ragan free before Paul Hughes struck his sides third goal to give Ballina a commanding nine point lead. The supremely focused target man was at the top of his game, creating space every time while in possession and made the scoring look simple.


This rich vein of form continued as he hit a further 1-2 in just a three minute spell to put his side 4-7 to 1-2 clear midway through the second half. Moytura began to make changes to try and resurrect their chances of getting back into this game, with the introduction of Daniel and Mark Gibbons.


It certainly helped as they began to break even with their opponents around the centre of the field and were rewarded with two points from Keith Gibbons. However, try as they might, this was to be Ballina’s evening and a fifth goal shortly followed courtesy of Fergal Gill as they broke up Moytura’s spell of dominance to seal this victory. David McLoughlin hit his side’s sixth goal moments later before Moytura struck a fully deserved second goal of the evening.


Liam Keenan put the icing on the cake deep into injury time with his teams seventh goal to cap of a fine evenings work. Moytura could not have tried any harder on the evening and were best served by Stephen Conroy and Keith Gibbons throughout.


While for Ballina Liam Keenan, Darragh Hefferan, Sean Regan and Paul Hughes were outstanding throughout and already look to have a great future ahead of them.


Afterwards chairman of the Mayo Hurling Board Luke Fitzmaurice presented the trophy to Ballina captain, Paul Hughes.


BALLINA: S. Egan; S. McLaughin, A. McGinty; L. Keenan, D. Hefferan, T. Clarke; R. Leonard, L. Carr; B. Moore, S. Regan, D. McLoughlin; F. Gill, P. Hughes. Sub: H. Cafferty for F. Gill. MOYTURA: K. O’Halloran; K. Joyce, S. O’Halloran; D. McGrath, S. Conroy, C. McHugh; M. O’Malley, K. Gibbons; E. Summerville, P. Mellett, S. O’Connor; J. Murphy, J. Burke. Subs: R. O’Reilly for J. Burke; M. Gibbons for J. Murphy; D. Gibbons for P. Mellett; A. Varley for E. Summerville.


Referee: G. Kilbride (Ballyhaunis).
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: highking on July 18, 2007, 11:30:49 PM
Was at an U21A championship game this evening between Ballaghaderreen and Aghamore. Thought Ballagh would be strong with the Mayo Senior Centre back and centre forward in their ranks, along with Andy Hanley. However, it was an aghamore team powered by 9 minors who won by 3-13 to 1-6 in a one sided game. DKilcullen didnt look like county material at all which would question why he is our current county CHB. He got ran around the place by the Aghamore minor team and was constantly losing the head roaring and shouting at himself.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on July 19, 2007, 01:30:10 PM
moy davitts u-21s were robbed of a win over crossmolina last night in foxford. fair play to both teams it was a very entertaining game but moy davitts let it slip badly. a poxy goal conceded and a few lousy misses in front of goal was the difference. fair play to james mulderrig for coming from finner camp for the game. he did very well too, kicked a couple of savage frees in the second half. its a pity a performance like this wasnt possible below in westport last week. its belmullet away next week... a tough assignment at any grade.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Stagmeister on July 19, 2007, 02:32:14 PM
Does Wayne McDonagh still play U-21 for Moy Davitts??  Or is he over age now??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on July 19, 2007, 03:17:36 PM
Stagmeister clear off back to sligo will ya!!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Stagmeister on July 19, 2007, 03:42:58 PM
Moy Davitts shag rabbits!!!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on July 19, 2007, 04:45:45 PM
Stagmeister feck off back to ballymote will ya, ye wouldnt touch Moy Davitts any day
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on July 20, 2007, 09:57:44 AM
www.mayogaa.com has been updated with the championship fixtures...

Senior Championship
Group A

Saturday 28th July at 7pm
Ballaghadereen v Garrymore
Shrule/Glencorrib v Claremorris

Group B
Sunday 29th July at 2pm
Ballina v Westport
         
Saturday July 28th at 7pm
Charlestown v Louisburgh

Group C
Saturday July 28th at 7pm
Crossmolina v Burrishoole
                  
Sunday 29th July at 2pm
Ballinrobe v Moy Davitts

Group D
Sunday 22th July at 2:30pm
Tourmakeady v Castlebar Mitchels
Knockmore v Breaffy

Sunday 29th July at 4pm
Castlebar v Knockmore

Sunday July 29th at 2pm
Breaffy v Kiltane
            
Intermediate
Group A

Saturday July 28th at 7pm
Kilmenna v Belmullet

Sunday July 29th at 2pm
Kiltmagh v Cill Chomain

Group B
Saturday July 28th at 7pm
Bonnicolon v Swinford

Sunday July 29th at 2pm
Ballintubber v Hollymount

Group C
Saturday July 28th at 7pm
Ballyhaunis v Davitts
Kilmaine v Mayo Gaels

Group D
Saturday July 28th at 7pm
Parke v Ballina B

Sunday July 29th at 4pm
Aghamore v Crossmolina B
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Moose on July 20, 2007, 10:36:21 AM
Sligo win one Connaught Championship and their supporters feel they can come on the Mayo discussion board insulting fine successful all conquering clubs such as Moy Davitts, shocking stuff. There's only one true great footballer in Mayo called McD and I know who he is.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on July 20, 2007, 12:18:06 PM
Sligo win one Connaught Championship and their supporters feel they can come on the Mayo discussion board insulting fine successful all conquering clubs such as Moy Davitts, shocking stuff. There's only one true great footballer in Mayo called McD and I know who he is.
You know who he is Moose!!!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on July 20, 2007, 12:20:55 PM
www.mayogaa.com has been updated with the championship fixtures...

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I thought all final round fixtures in each group would have to be played at the same time as so not to have any possible match fixing going on
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Fishead_Sam on July 22, 2007, 05:28:52 PM
Just back from a rain drenched Tourmakeady, poor game, but the weather was a major reason for that. Id say there was an attendance of max 120 in the stand and about 20 or so cars with people watching from inside those cars. Well the Final score was Castlebar Mitchells 1.08 Tourmakeady 1.04. I really can only write from a Mitchells perspective because I don't know many of the Masksiders players. Well the first half was a complete farce, largely due to the amount of rain. Mitchells conceded an early goal due to a little bit of confusion in the defence and I think it was Rory O'Grady who got knocked down. Mitchells responded not long after with a goal of their own. The last 15 minutes of the first half result in just one score that from Tourmakeady. The sides went in @ half time Mitchells 1.02 Tourmakeady 1.01, not really much more you can say about the first half.

Second half started with the rain thankfully saying its goodbyes and Mitchells picked it up a gear or two, Tourmakeady couldn't live with them in the second half, scoring only twice more with alot of wides, compared to the more frugal Mitchells who scored 6 in the second. Barry Moran did not start, coming on in the second half to go in at full forward. In my opinion it wasn't working the best, and he was brought back to his more traditional role of midfield where he faired alot better. Ciaran Breathnach was given a lifeline of an easy free for Tourmakeady late on, it may have swung the momentum back in the South Mayo clubs favour but he missed what has to be said an easy free. From what the local lads behind me where saying, it was his wrong side. Also Prendergast had a steady game @ number 6 for Tuar Mhic. The best of the Mitchells where Rory O'Grady, Barry Moran, Richie Feeney & Sean Ryder.

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: intoDwest on July 23, 2007, 12:07:14 PM
How did the Knockmore game go, and does anyone know how the table looks?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Fishead_Sam on July 23, 2007, 12:13:59 PM
I think Knockmore won by 6
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Gaeilgoir on July 23, 2007, 12:43:56 PM
Just back from a rain drenched Tourmakeady, poor game, but the weather was a major reason for that. Id say there was an attendance of max 120 in the stand and about 20 or so cars with people watching from inside those cars. Well the Final score was Castlebar Mitchells 1.08 Tourmakeady 1.04. I really can only write from a Mitchells perspective because I don't know many of the Masksiders players. Well the first half was a complete farce, largely due to the amount of rain. Mitchells conceded an early goal due to a little bit of confusion in the defence and I think it was Rory O'Grady who got knocked down. Mitchells responded not long after with a goal of their own. The last 15 minutes of the first half result in just one score that from Tourmakeady. The sides went in @ half time Mitchells 1.02 Tourmakeady 1.01, not really much more you can say about the first half.

Second half started with the rain thankfully saying its goodbyes and Mitchells picked it up a gear or two, Tourmakeady couldn't live with them in the second half, scoring only twice more with alot of wides, compared to the more frugal Mitchells who scored 6 in the second. Barry Moran did not start, coming on in the second half to go in at full forward. In my opinion it wasn't working the best, and he was brought back to his more traditional role of midfield where he faired alot better. Ciaran Breathnach was given a lifeline of an easy free for Tourmakeady late on, it may have swung the momentum back in the South Mayo clubs favour but he missed what has to be said an easy free. From what the local lads behind me where saying, it was his wrong side. Also Prendergast had a steady game @ number 6 for Tuar Mhic. The best of the Mitchells where Rory O'Grady, Barry Moran, Richie Feeney & Sean Ryder.


After no winter break from football and a small squad,we just can not compete with the big boys.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Fishead_Sam on July 23, 2007, 01:05:10 PM
Just back from a rain drenched Tourmakeady, poor game, but the weather was a major reason for that. Id say there was an attendance of max 120 in the stand and about 20 or so cars with people watching from inside those cars. Well the Final score was Castlebar Mitchells 1.08 Tourmakeady 1.04. I really can only write from a Mitchells perspective because I don't know many of the Masksiders players. Well the first half was a complete farce, largely due to the amount of rain. Mitchells conceded an early goal due to a little bit of confusion in the defence and I think it was Rory O'Grady who got knocked down. Mitchells responded not long after with a goal of their own. The last 15 minutes of the first half result in just one score that from Tourmakeady. The sides went in @ half time Mitchells 1.02 Tourmakeady 1.01, not really much more you can say about the first half.

Second half started with the rain thankfully saying its goodbyes and Mitchells picked it up a gear or two, Tourmakeady couldn't live with them in the second half, scoring only twice more with alot of wides, compared to the more frugal Mitchells who scored 6 in the second. Barry Moran did not start, coming on in the second half to go in at full forward. In my opinion it wasn't working the best, and he was brought back to his more traditional role of midfield where he faired alot better. Ciaran Breathnach was given a lifeline of an easy free for Tourmakeady late on, it may have swung the momentum back in the South Mayo clubs favour but he missed what has to be said an easy free. From what the local lads behind me where saying, it was his wrong side. Also Prendergast had a steady game @ number 6 for Tuar Mhic. The best of the Mitchells where Rory O'Grady, Barry Moran, Richie Feeney & Sean Ryder.


After no winter break from football and a small squad,we just can not compete with the big boys.

Gaeilgoir you a Tuar Mhic Eadaigh man? What did you think of the game from your side, while Mitchells dominated the second half, your shooting was what let ye down, had ye converted them (very difficult conditions) ye had a great chance.

So whats left in the group Mitchells V Knockmore in McHale Park & Breaffy V Kiltane, I think the winners of both matches are gauranteed to go through, draws is where it gets more complicated, anyone know in more detail?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on July 23, 2007, 02:17:44 PM
So whats left in the group Mitchells V Knockmore in McHale Park & Breaffy V Kiltane, I think the winners of both matches are gauranteed to go through, draws is where it gets more complicated, anyone know in more detail?

If teams finish level it goes down to points difference. Here's the Group D table...

http://www.sportsmanager.ie/t3.php?leaguetable=1&report=1&reporttype=results&compid=3523&countyid=21&club_id=&sportid=1

As far as I know two teams get relegated from senior this year so Tourmakeady will be under pressure.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on July 23, 2007, 02:54:32 PM
there are currently 17 senior c\ship teams so if 2 go down will that mean only 1 team will come up so that would even up the groups and leave it at 16 for next year.

Is the league format changing for next year, does anyone know?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: intoDwest on July 23, 2007, 03:52:08 PM
Its a pity we haven't Breaffy in Bangor............................it could be all over for the season now. and a possible relagation from the league to top it all off.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Fishead_Sam on July 23, 2007, 04:49:40 PM
Mayo Senior Football Championship Group D
Team 1 Team 2 Venue Date Time Referee Comment
Breaffy  Kiltane  Breaffy 29/07/2007 14:00 Martin Murphy Round 5 
Castlebar Mitchels  Knockmore  Castlebar 29/07/2007 16:00 John Hughes Round 5

Pretty handy for catching two game 3 miles apart. From what I see there can't be any messing in this scenario as if the first game is a draw, Mitchells would still have to fight for a win & Knockmore for @ least a draw. If someone wins the first match, Mitchells will still have to go for a win. So there will be no settiling for a draw in the second match.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on July 23, 2007, 11:16:27 PM
I think this is a game that will decide our season, win it and we should top the group and have a right go of the semi's at the very least.
This is a good Knockmore team that looks to be a year or two away from Ballaghdereen but Munnelly seems to be back on form and adds a lot to our attack.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on July 24, 2007, 09:28:30 PM
I think this is a game that will decide our season, win it and we should top the group and have a right go of the semi's at the very least.
This is a good Knockmore team that looks to be a year or two away from Ballaghdereen but Munnelly seems to be back on form and adds a lot to our attack.

I agree with your post M4S. Were you at the Breaffy game? I was working, I'll be working for the next one as well. It all depends on the quarterfinal draw of course provided we win the game on Sunday of course. The last time I saw Knockmore play was against Kiltane and I expect there has been a different attitude displayed by the players since that game anyway! Marty Mc was supposed to have caused Howley some problems though I believe.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on July 27, 2007, 08:38:20 AM
Lads

Is there any value in finishing top of your group in the c\ship, i remember last year there was no advantage to finishing top as the draw for the q\finals was an open draw then, so are the teams seeded now
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on July 27, 2007, 09:30:26 AM
Lads

Is there any value in finishing top of your group in the c\ship, i remember last year there was no advantage to finishing top as the draw for the q\finals was an open draw then, so are the teams seeded now

no same as last year davitt man open draw for the q/finals
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: intoDwest on July 29, 2007, 07:04:38 PM
great result for Kiltane, how did the knockmore castlebar game go?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Fishead_Sam on July 29, 2007, 07:45:44 PM
great result for Kiltane, how did the knockmore castlebar game go?

Draw, Mitchells out.  :'(
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on July 29, 2007, 09:40:34 PM
Fairly harsh on mitchells, didnt make it sown today, any reports?

Not tempting fate but garrymore and burrishule look like the plum draws for the 1/4s
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on July 29, 2007, 09:52:25 PM
moy davitts V ballinrobe

ballinrobe stormed into the lead in the first half. lead by 9 points to 2 at half time. admittadely could have been another 6 up, what with missed goal chances and the like. but come the second half moy davitts got stuck in, a small but vocal band of moy davitts supporters got behind them and ended up pegged them back to go 1 up. with 4 or 5 minutes of injury time played the ref gave a free to the robe in front of the goal which they duly converted  to draw level.

question - where in the name of jaysus did the ref get so much injury time from? we was robbed i tells ya.

to analyse the thing - ballinrobe will argue that they could have been out the gate at half time - hitting the post with goal shots and generally dominating the half and they would have a fair point, but they missed those chances and left the door slightly ajar. fair play to MD they really put the shoulder to the wheel for the second half. had they played like that in the first half the dodgy length of injury time played in the end wouldnt be an issue.

but bloody sickened by it to be honest after turning the game around, hitting the front with the finish in sight only for the ref to turn round and play for the draw. they deserve better then that.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on July 29, 2007, 11:53:14 PM
Stephenites beat Westport by 4 points to make the quarters
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Fishead_Sam on July 30, 2007, 12:00:47 AM
I know he is probably only winding me up, but Rossfan replyed to one of my posts that Pierce Hanly is going to the Brisbane Lions, is this true? Feck Sake that would be a disaster.  :o
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on July 30, 2007, 12:38:20 AM
Not aware of any such rumours, but it wouldn't surprise me, saw him down in Adelaide last year playing for the Ireland U-17's and he was the best player on the pitch, he won the award for best Irish player on that tour.

Would be a terrible blow to Mayo
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: OirthearMhaigheo on July 30, 2007, 09:34:07 AM
Haven't heard that rumour about Hanley either, no word of it around Ballagh anyway. It wouldn't be surprising at all since he got player of the tournament down in Austrailia last year but at the same time he is just starting a DCU scholarship so chances are Rossfan is trying to get a rise, really hurts the Rossie lads seeing Ballagh do so well in a much tougher county!!

Speaking of which, when is the draw for the quarters? Ballina are probably the team to avoid for the teams that topped their group. I assume they finished second to Charlestown?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: ludermor on July 30, 2007, 11:09:04 AM
grat rusult for kiltane, weird seeing them top the group with a minus 3 points difference. They have ground out a few tough victories.
Does anyone know when the draw is?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: guy crouchback on July 30, 2007, 11:17:23 AM
I was at the Ballina westport game yesterday and as stephenite said ballina won by  2-9 to 0-11( i think)
it was a poor enough game with  both teams missing a lot of chances. ballina went in at half time a point or two up when the should have been ten up. westport put up a decent enough challange for the first 10 minutes of the second half but after that Ballina got  a hold of the game and looked pretty comfortable for the last 20.
 Ger brady kicked 4 lovely points in the second half and Cathal deacy also played well when he came on. Ballina were a very changed team due to a savage amount of players out injured david brady, liam brady, eana casey, shane sweeney, james devanney and more.

while this was a poor enough display from ballina with a lot of missed passes and poor shooting they will still be dangerous in the games to come with the above mentioned players coming back( except j devanney)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Fishead_Sam on July 30, 2007, 12:40:18 PM
Open draw I presume
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on July 30, 2007, 01:08:24 PM
Its an open draw alright, any idea when these games will be on?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Barney on July 30, 2007, 01:11:03 PM
Afraid to say I did hear the rumour about Hanley - not that he has signed - but that he is being scouted. Would be losing what looks like our most genuine prospect in years.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on July 30, 2007, 01:31:55 PM
If thats true about hanely, its a shame but its a massive opportunity for him if it arises, he has to take that chance if he gets it.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on July 30, 2007, 02:30:27 PM
I heard shrule dropped the two Mortimors off the team yesterday?
Anybody know what thats about?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Fishead_Sam on July 30, 2007, 03:25:33 PM
Maybe ha come back in 3 years built like a tank and make a Kerry Half or Full back crap himself!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on July 31, 2007, 10:42:46 AM
I heard shrule dropped the two Mortimors off the team yesterday?
Anybody know what thats about?

I also heard that the Mortimors are not training with the club and that Conor is going to be transferring to Na Fianna soon?

Can anyone confirm that?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on July 31, 2007, 10:49:15 AM
There must be something going on up there in Shrule, they needed a big score to overtake garrymore and qualify from the group yet they left the 2 morts on the bench, very strange indeed. With Conor in DCU and playing with them there is a very good chance he could swtich to the local team Na Fianna
Title: Hanley going to Oz
Post by: Tubberman on July 31, 2007, 12:25:35 PM
It's true about Hanley unfortunately (for us)  :(
The only thing remaining to sort out is when he goes, not if he goes. A huge loss to Mayo football
http://www.mayonews.ie/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2074&Itemid=39

Mayo News also says the Morts were dropped for disciplinary reasons, but there's no mention of Conor joining Na Fianna. 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on August 01, 2007, 12:59:36 PM
Any idea when the draw for the c\ship is on
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Bomber2312 on August 02, 2007, 11:14:49 AM
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-ballina-basketball.html

Lads completely off topic but had to throw it in, Some of you may or may not know that Ballina Basketball club is being forced to play in the southern conference next season by basketball ireland(the governing body(suprisingly picking on the mayo men)), it would add considerable cost to their budget and they could even go out of business. Could anyone willing take two minutes to sign the petition. Thanks and sorry for going off topic.

Here's cliona foley's article from Indo yesterday

Ballina faced with financial ruin

    Go  By Cliona Foley
Wednesday August 01 2007


ONE of the country's most famous basketball clubs, Team Merry Monk of Ballina, says it is being threatened with financial ruin after being forced to join the Southern Conference of the Irish Superleague.


Mayo footballers Liam McHale and Ronan McGarrity star for the club which has always played in the northern half of the Superleague, along with sides from Belfast and Dublin.

But Basketball Ireland's decision to accept a new Belfast club into the competition has seen them move Ballina into the Southern Conference to even up the numbers.

This means all of the Mayo team's away games will be in Kerry, Cork and Limerick which they reckon will add 1,000 miles and costs of €10,000 to their season, as teams play everyone else in their conference three times a-year.

Ballina has long flown the flag for Irish basketball in Connacht. The club has a storied history along with two prestigious Irish Senior Cup titles.

"This is a body blow to the country's best supported team," said McHale. "Ballina is unique in that it consistently has full houses.

"What happens the fans now? This decision discriminates against the true spirit of basketball."

"This restructuring of the league has put all our work into serious doubt and we're all deeply hurt and feel betrayed by the Basketball Association," added team coach Terry Kennedy.

Ballina invested millions in a custom-built venue and rejoined the top tier in 2003. They were Northern Conference champions in 2006 and Superleague runners-up last year, beaten in a thrilling finale by Killester.

Ballina have sought a hearing to appeal the decision which was made by the Superleague Management Board (SLMB) and subsequently green-lighted by the rest of the clubs.

- Cliona Foley
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 03, 2007, 11:01:00 PM
My prediction for the co championship at this stage would be Crossmolina. All the favouritism directed Ballagh's way is bound to suit Cross down to the ground. Ballina, now that they've qualified will also give a give any team a hard game and would also be up there in the running for the favourite spot.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on August 07, 2007, 11:57:38 AM
Any idea when the draw for the quarter finals of the c\ship is on
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: MrB on August 07, 2007, 08:35:56 PM
Any idea when the draw for the quarter finals of the c\ship is on

Draw is Next Monday night. QF games are to be played last weekend in August

Anyone know for sure if the quarter final draw is seeded. I think it is a open draw but most people tell me I am wrong and that group winners can only draw runners up.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on August 08, 2007, 09:52:47 AM
Last year the draw was an open draw but then people were not happy with this as there was no incentive to finish top of your group. So i thought this year there was going to be a seeded draw but i believe this is not going to happen and it is an open draw again.

Any idea if the rel playoffs are on the same weekend as the q\finals
Title: U-21 club championship
Post by: AbbeySider on August 09, 2007, 09:52:19 AM
I was going to start a new thread for the U-21 A club championship but I dont think there is a need.

Anyway in U-21 news, the shock result so far was the beating of Ballaghaderreen by Aghamore, anyway the results thus far:

Weekending 15th July, 2007

U-21A Ulster Bank Championship
Group 2:
Ballintubber 3-10, Kiltane 2-6;

Group 3:
Crossmolina Deel Rovers 1-12, Belmullet 0-4;
Westport 2-12, Bohola Moy-Davitts 0-9;

Group 4:
Knockmore 0-9, Aghamore 0-7;


Weekending 22nd July, 2007

U-21 A Championship
Group 1:
Ballina Stephenites 2-4, Castlebar Mitchels 2-7;
Claremorris 0-9, Burrishoole 0-11;

Group 2:
Kiltane 2-10, Swinford 2-10;

Group 3:
Bohola Moy-Davitts 2-9, Crossmolina Deel Rovers 1-12;
Belmullet 2-10, Westport 0-12;

Group 4:
Aghamore 3-13, Ballaghadereen 1-6;


 
Weekending 4th August, 2007

U-21A Championship
Group 1:
Castlebar Mitchels 2-9, Claremorris 1-10;

Group 2:
Swinford 1-15, Charlestown 0-15;

Group 4:
Ballaghadereen 1-15, Breaffy 1-7;
 

This was last nights fixtures:

If any of you have results you can post them  ;D



Ulster Bank Under 21A Football Championship, Round 3 Wed 08 Aug at 8:00

Group 1:

Castlebar v Burrishoole, Ref: TBC in Castlebar

Claremorris v Ballina, Ref: TBC in Claremorris

Group 2:

Swinford 2-4 v 2-10 Ballintubber, Ref: TBC in Swinford (The only result I have yet)

Charlestown v Kiltane, Ref: TBC in Charlestown

Group 3:

Crossmolina 4-14 v 1-5 Westport, Ref: TBC in Crossmolina

Belmullet (won by 1pt) v Bohola-Moy Davitts, Ref: TBC in Belmullet

Group 4:

Knockmore v Ballaghaderreen (won) , Ref: TBC in Knockmore

Aghamore v Breaffy, Ref: TBC in Aghamore





Any comments and predictions ?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Terry Tate on August 09, 2007, 10:50:42 AM
Crossmolina beat Westport by 4:14 - 0:5
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on August 09, 2007, 11:05:49 AM
Belmullet bet moy davitts by a point. our lads had no luck, some bad wides and some shocking refereeing decisions.

can anyone tell me is it possible to go to belmullet and get an impartial ref? MD couldnt get a free for love nor money. i would almost call it disgraceful.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on August 09, 2007, 11:46:45 AM
prewtna, MD seem to be having alot of hard luck stories these days as regards refs. While a ref can make a mistake the abuse they have to put up with then is terrible and then the referee will just go against you, will people ever learn
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on August 09, 2007, 12:36:21 PM
Crossmolina beat Westport by 4:14 - 0:5

That is good scoring Terry, I thought Westport were stronger than that, I presume that Benson was on form?
What kind of team went out?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on August 09, 2007, 01:29:53 PM
prewtna, MD seem to be having alot of hard luck stories these days as regards refs. While a ref can make a mistake the abuse they have to put up with then is terrible and then the referee will just go against you, will people ever learn

Indeed davitt man a fair point. some people will never learn and i suppose you could count me among them now too. il have to work on that.  MD are possibly a bit paranoid with regard to refs in general but some of the decisions last night were crazy.

we had plenty possession to win the game bad refereeing or no.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on August 09, 2007, 04:03:06 PM
i heard James Mulderrig had a serious game last night, i will never know how he was dropped off the u-21 panel this year considering some of the lads that were kept, James is very like pierce hanely, big strong fit and very direct, a great talent
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on August 09, 2007, 04:25:41 PM
i heard James Mulderrig had a serious game last night, i will never know how he was dropped off the u-21 panel this year considering some of the lads that were kept, James is very like pierce hanely, big strong fit and very direct, a great talent

You heard right. he was savage. the cadets are doing him no harm at all. james was always skilful and now has the confidence and physique to back it up.

won most kickouts himself, ran 40 yards to set up scores or take them himself. you could see tho that he felt he had to carry the team and maybe felt he had to take on too much on his own, as a result he missed a couple of chances purely because he was probably knackered by the time he got close enough to shoot. if he had CJ to lay the ball off to every now and again the scoreline could have been so much different. having said that he kicked some serious scores and was by far and away MDs best player.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 09, 2007, 06:18:24 PM
Knockmore lost to Ballaghaderreen. Don't know the score.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Terry Tate on August 09, 2007, 08:47:26 PM
Quote
I presume that Benson was on form?
What kind of team went out? 

No Benny got injured in the first half so he did'nt contribute a whole lot. Ian rowland played very well bout the only man in the town who can kick a 45, but westport were way off the pace. 4 of the seniors played so there was a very strong team out. Cross finished top of the group i think
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on August 10, 2007, 09:04:00 AM
Quote
I presume that Benson was on form?
What kind of team went out? 

No Benny got injured in the first half so he did'nt contribute a whole lot. Ian rowland played very well bout the only man in the town who can kick a 45, but westport were way off the pace. 4 of the seniors played so there was a very strong team out. Cross finished top of the group i think

I think Westport might have been missing a few players as they were sent off in their last match. Any coveys confirm this?
Good win all the same
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on August 10, 2007, 10:46:17 AM
At the end of an Under 21 FC encounter between Belmullet and Westport there was only 25 players left on the pitch as five players received their marching orders in a fiery duel between the sides.

Belmullet won the game 2-10 to 0-12 but the game will be remembered more for the spat which marred the aforementioned success.

Entering the closing stages of the tie a melee flared up and Westport’s Niall O’Malley, Thady Gavin and Kevin Keane as well as Belmullet’s Shane Nallen and Jimmy Gruddy were shown straight red cards for their involvement in the row.

 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 10, 2007, 10:22:27 PM
Abbeysider, all the results are in on www.mayogaa.com

Knockmore lost by one point to Ballaghaderreen.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 13, 2007, 10:32:35 PM
SFC Quarter-final draw:

1) Crossmolina v Charlestown
2) Knockmore v Burrishoole
3) Kiltane v Ballaghaderreen
4) Ballina v Garrymore

Semi-final draw:
1v2
3v4

Crossmolina v Ballagh final I'm thinking!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on August 13, 2007, 11:37:44 PM
Same four semi-finalists as last year I guess? Should be Cross v Ballagh in the final, but might Ballina prevent that?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on August 13, 2007, 11:50:52 PM
Certainly hope so - although I've only been watching from a great distance the team hasn't appeared to click at all this season. Hoping this is down to having so many of the lads off training with Mayo or else injured/ill. Any team with Clarke, 3 Bradys, Enda Dev, Harte & McGarrity along with the others ( some of whom have the experience of winning 3 County championships, two provincials and an All Ireland ) should be well able to come out of Mayo and challenge at a National level again.
That will certainly be the aim of all involved, however Garrymore will be a tough assignment as always
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on August 14, 2007, 10:38:38 AM
Full senior and intermediate draws from www.mayogaa.com ...surely the winners of the groups should be seeded and kept apart as a reward for winning the group. Two teams relegated from senior this year.

I'm going for an all East Mayo final, Charlestown V Ballaghaderreen (When was the last time there wasn't a North team in the final, 1994 Hollymount V Castlebar?) with Charlestown winning it. I'll go for a Davitts V Ballintubber intermediate final with Ballintubber winning.

Senior Football Championship, Quarter-Finals weekend of 26 Aug 2007
1. Crossmolina v Charlestown, Ref: TBC in TBC
2. Knockmore v Burrishoole, Ref: TBC in TBC
3. Cill tSeadhna v Ballaghaderreen, Ref: TBC in TBC
4. Ballina v Garrymore, Ref: TBC in TBC

Intermediate Football Championship, Quarter-Finals weekend of 26 Aug 2007
1. Swinford v Aghamore, Ref: TBC in TBC
2. Ballintubber v Ballyhaunis, Ref: TBC in TBC
3. Béal an Mhuirthead v Crossmolina, Ref: TBC in TBC
4. Kiltimagh v Davitts, Ref: TBC in TBC

Senior Football Championship, Semi-Finals weekend of 10 Sep 2007
Winner of 4 v Winner of 3, Ref: TBC in TBC
Winner of 1 v Winner of 2, Ref: TBC in TBC

Intermediate Football Championship, Semi-Finals weekend of 10 Sep 2007
Winner of 3 v Winner of 2, Ref: TBC in TBC
Winner of 4 v Winner of 1, Ref: TBC in TBC

Senior Football Championship, Relegation (both losers relegated to Intermediate Championship 2008) week-ending 10 Sep 2007
Bohola-Moy Davitts v Westport, Ref: TBC in TBC
Tuar Mhic Éadaigh v Claremorris, Ref: TBC in TBC

Intermediate Football Championship, Relegation Playoff, weekend of 10 Sep 2007 
1. Ballina v Mayo Gaels, Ref: TBC in TBC
2. Bonniconlon v Cill Chomáin, Ref: TBC in TBC
 
Senior Football Championship, Final weekend of 30 Sep 2007
Intermediate Football Championship, Final weekend of 30 Sep 2007

Intermediate Football Championship, Relegation Playoff, details to be confirmed
Loser of 1 v Loser of 2, Ref: TBC in TBC
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: OirthearMhaigheo on August 14, 2007, 03:37:04 PM
An awful lot of football to be played before there is any talk of a Ballagh-Cross final. Cross have to play one of the form teams at the moment, if they get passed Charlestown then they should make the final. Ballagh look to have the trickier side, Kiltane will be no pushover and then the reward for winning is meeting in all probability Ballina. As Stephenite pointed out they possibly have the best team in the county on paper but haven't had a full team all year. But this is what makes Mayo club football so strong, it's really hard to call at this stage and whover does win the county should represent us well in Connacht.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on August 15, 2007, 09:15:42 AM
itll be a busy weekend for MD this weekend. 4 matches down for decision - Junior Championship, Div 3B, Div 1A and a Centenary Cup match. 3 of them are at 12 on sunday!

fixtures is a nightmare!

also got westport in the senior championship relegatio playoff. its on september 9th.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on August 15, 2007, 09:26:24 AM
http://www.mayonews.ie/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2160&Itemid=39

This wouldn't be the first time either of these clubs were in bother...

Clubs disciplined by Board after referees blow whistle

THE Mayo GAA Board took disciplinary action against both the Knockmore and Hollymount GAA clubs on Monday night after incidents that occurred in minor and senior leagues matches last weekend.

County Board Secretary Sean Feeney told The Mayo News last night (Monday) that referee Ronan Gurren had refused to officiate at a County Minor League Division 2 semi-final between Knockmore and Ballinrobe on Friday evening last in Knockmore.
“The referee was told before the throw-in that he wasn’t welcome there by a member of the Knockmore club,“explained Feeney. “Ronan felt that it wasn’t prudent to referee the game as it would have been hard to do so in a situation like that. This is the second incident between the same referee and Knockmore and we view this matter very seriously.

“We met tonight to discuss the issue and have taken disciplinary action against the Knockmore club,” he added. “However, it would not be fair to reveal the details of the punishment until the club have been informed in writing as they have a right to appeal.”
Ironically, Gurren has been appointed to referee the County U-21 A championship quarter-final between Knockmore and Ballintubber tomorrow night (Wednesday) in Parke. It remains to be seen if he will take charge of the fixture.

Meanwhile, Feeney also revealed that another referee, John S Walsh, was forced to abandon the Division Two senior league clash between Hollymount and Kilmaine on Saturday evening just minutes from the end after he allegedly received verbal abuse from a number of Hollymount players.

“Again, we discussed this issue tonight at our meeting and have taken disciplinary action against the Hollymount club,” he said. “We cannot have a situation where referees are undermined or subjected to abuse and we cannot set a precedent of being lenient on offenders.

“We are not in a position to reveal the details of that punishment either until the club have been informed in writing as they have a right to appeal,” he reiterated.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on August 15, 2007, 09:28:41 AM
The referee wasn't welcome?!
I'd love to know who it was that said it, who the f**k does he think he is?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 15, 2007, 10:11:12 AM
i always felt welcome in knockmore what about you stephenite ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on August 15, 2007, 10:22:35 AM
im not one for overly harsh punishments but Knockmore should be suspended from all activity untill this is sorted out. i dont think you can overestimte the seriousness of this. we all know 99.9% of refs are gobshites and are only refs due to poor eyesight but they are one of the most important parts of the assoccation and to havbe them bullied and intimidated in this way is just not on.
The offical involved should be brought before the CB and asked to explain his comments and if as is reported they were made in a bullying intimadory manner he shouold sevrve a lenghty ban. Just as any player who threathen a ref should and would.

Connor Mortimer got 3 months last year for off the cuff comments to an umpire! this is on a even more serious scale. the ref's history shoukd not even be considered . If a club are unhappy with him they should made make a seperate complaint just to show how abhorrent this is.
the hollymount situation while unpleasant is different and seems to be going through due process which is correct.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on August 15, 2007, 10:32:03 AM
Now it appears theres no league games this weekend even though they are listed on the mayogaa website, junior c\ship is on this weekend
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: magpie seanie on August 15, 2007, 11:03:38 AM
Quote
im not one for overly harsh punishments but Knockmore should be suspended from all activity untill this is sorted out

Are you serious? Some lad (note - not an official, a "a member of the Knockmore club") makes a comment to the ref and you suspend the whole club? There wouldn't be too many clubs operating if we brought that in. The ref (who sounds like a tool from his actions here) should have gone ahead with the game. Seems ludicrous to me. Why not ref the game? Cos his feelings were hurt? Maybe there's more to it than meets the eye but it seems nuts to me.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 15, 2007, 11:14:58 AM
Quote
im not one for overly harsh punishments but Knockmore should be suspended from all activity untill this is sorted out

Are you serious? Some lad (note - not an official, a "a member of the Knockmore club") makes a comment to the ref and you suspend the whole club? There wouldn't be too many clubs operating if we brought that in. The ref (who sounds like a tool from his actions here) should have gone ahead with the game. Seems ludicrous to me. Why not ref the game? Cos his feelings were hurt? Maybe there's more to it than meets the eye but it seems nuts to me.

agreed magpie seanie
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on August 15, 2007, 11:51:21 AM
I agree Ros, in fact I'd go the whole hog and argue that the club should be disbanded. ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 15, 2007, 11:54:57 AM
I agree Ros, in fact I'd go the whole hog and argue that the club should be disbanded. ;D

i bet you would stephinite :D will you be getting home this year? what do you reckon of ballina's odds for the moclair 5.1 seems like a good bet to me
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on August 15, 2007, 12:24:44 PM
I agree Ros, in fact I'd go the whole hog and argue that the club should be disbanded. ;D

i bet you would stephinite :D will you be getting home this year? what do you reckon of ballina's odds for the moclair 5.1 seems like a good bet to me

where can you get odds for the moclair cup and maybe the all ireland club c\ship as well, i reckon if a mayo team gets out of connaught there is a good chance they could get to the all ireland final. I got ballina at 20-1 for the all ireland the year they won it when they had just won the county final
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 15, 2007, 12:29:11 PM
I agree Ros, in fact I'd go the whole hog and argue that the club should be disbanded. ;D

i bet you would stephinite :D will you be getting home this year? what do you reckon of ballina's odds for the moclair 5.1 seems like a good bet to me

where can you get odds for the moclair cup and maybe the all ireland club c\ship as well, i reckon if a mayo team gets out of connaught there is a good chance they could get to the all ireland final. I got ballina at 20-1 for the all ireland the year they won it when they had just won the county final

loanshark has a thread on this page Davitt Man with the odds on it
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on August 16, 2007, 09:10:41 AM
County U-21 county quarter final: Ballintubber 0-15 0-14 Knockmore

I came down from Galway to this game in Islandeady and I have to say it was one of the best games I was ever at. Both teams very evenly matched. No team deserved to lose and my heart went out to the Knockmore lads.

The game was 13 points a piece at full time so extra time had to be played. Nearly all the players were out on their feet. Ballintubber managed to scrape a victory in the end. What a thriller.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 16, 2007, 09:28:26 AM
County U-21 county quarter final: Ballintubber 0-15 0-14 Knockmore

I came down from Galway to this game in Islandeady and I have to say it was one of the best games I was ever at. Both teams very evenly matched. No team deserved to lose and my heart went out to the Knockmore lads.

The game was 13 points a piece at full time so extra time had to be played. Nearly all the players were out on their feet. Ballintubber managed to scrape a victory in the end. What a thriller.

sounds like a great game abbeysider.Anyone know how crossmolina did last night?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Terry Tate on August 16, 2007, 10:28:56 AM
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sounds like a great game abbeysider.Anyone know how crossmolina did last night?

Cross won 1-13 to 1-10. They made hard work of it though. They go on to play Ballintubber i think.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on August 16, 2007, 11:07:44 AM
was at the cross charlestown game last night in foxford. benson pulled it out of the fire for cross with a goal and a few points late on. i was surprised by charlestown. they made a good start and pulled a corner forward back just in front of their own full back line to snuff out benson and that big lad (i dont know his name). it was workin a treat until he gave the ball away silly and let them in for a couple of points. then benson got the goal and that was that!

charlestown got a cracking goal early on and took the game to cross but they just lacked the killer insticnt towards the end.

a decent game and fair play to both teams.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on August 16, 2007, 12:11:52 PM
Ladbrokes have come up with odds for many of the club championships around the country.

Mayo

Ballaghaderreen 7/4
Crossmolina 7/4
Charlestown 4/1
Ballina Stephenites 5/1
Knockmore 12/1
Kiltane 12/1
Burrishoole 20/1
Garrymore 33/1

Suspend: 25/8/2007 17:00:00
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on August 16, 2007, 12:43:37 PM
Jesus, some good value there with those odds
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: ludermor on August 16, 2007, 02:16:00 PM
i know Kiltane at 12's!!!!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on August 17, 2007, 03:32:36 PM
knockmore at 12's seems like a right good bet seen as thwey are now allowed to appoint their own refs or at least have final say which suits their ahem 'Style ' of play.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on August 20, 2007, 12:02:12 AM
Starnge odds, how can cross be 7-4 and charlestown 4-1 when they're playing each other next?

And ros i'll take some of the bait u wind up merchant
Some lad from knockmore makes a comment to a ref before a match, out of order fair enough
The ref not to ref the game, the calls for us to banned from playing at home etc ridiculous, catch a grip
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on August 20, 2007, 04:21:54 PM
If anyone gets the county board results and fixtures in an email post them up if ya can.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 20, 2007, 07:55:59 PM
Some things never change! A Crossmolina man wants us thrown out of all competitions, while a Ballina man wants us disbanded! Sure ya know well stephenite it's hard to kill a bad thing! ;) ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 23, 2007, 02:56:05 PM
well lads any predections for the weekend matches i'll go for Cross,Garrymore,Knockmore and Ballaghadreen i'm going for Garrymore because i heard that ballina have a lot of injuries this could be a smokescreen of course
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on August 23, 2007, 04:44:40 PM
Knockmore/Ballagh/Cross/Ballina accumulator 3.25/1 on ladbrokes
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Marooned on August 24, 2007, 10:03:52 AM
I think Ballina will have most of their big names back from what I hear.........Caffrey, Melia out I think with L Brady on the way back......think the rest of it is a smoke screen alright.......
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 24, 2007, 06:47:25 PM
Anyone have odds on all 4 North Mayo clubs making it to the semis? It's not likely to happen though but it'd be worth a small amount surely.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on August 26, 2007, 11:00:46 AM
I think Ballina will have most of their big names back from what I hear.........Caffrey, Melia out I think with L Brady on the way back......think the rest of it is a smoke screen alright.......

The rest of what a smokescreen?

Stephenites beat Garrymore by 4 in what I believe was a poor game as far as I hear - missing some other players to add to the mythical smokescren.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on August 26, 2007, 03:10:19 PM
I think Ballina will have most of their big names back from what I hear.........Caffrey, Melia out I think with L Brady on the way back......think the rest of it is a smoke screen alright.......

The rest of what a smokescreen?

Stephenites beat Garrymore by 4 in what I believe was a poor game as far as I hear - missing some other players to add to the mythical smokescren.
Yep, wasn't a great game, thought ye would have put Garrymore away by a lot more, they were a weak enough outfit. Knockmore were impressive in the first half, led 0-9 to 1-1 at half-time, Burrishoole made an attempt to come back but never looked like winning, no scores for the last quarter either. That No. 7 for Burris' (Keane) seems to have issues to sort out as well.

IMO the likely Moclair winners will come from today's games, but you wouldn't know either. Both sides can improve.

Ballagh 2-17 Kiltane 1-4 latest!!!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on August 26, 2007, 03:17:46 PM
Ballintubber looking good to blow it yet again, trailing Ballyhaunis 2-8 to 0-10 with minutes remaining.

Hopefully will get word on Cross/Charlestown soon.

Ballagh 2-20 Kiltane 1-5 result. They will take stopping.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on August 26, 2007, 03:28:05 PM
Result:

Charlestown 2-9 Crossmolina Deel Rovers 1-12

Semis: Ballina v Ballagh, Knockmore v C'town/Cross.

Ballintubber came back!! Won 1-12 to 2-8.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on August 26, 2007, 04:32:16 PM
Senior Football Championship
Kiltane  1-5 2-20 Ballaghadereen
Crossmolina 1-12 2-9 Charlestown
Knockmore  0-12 1-4 Burrishoole
Ballina 0-12 0-8 Garrymore

Semis
Ballaghadereen V Ballina
Crossmolina/Charlestown V Knockmore

Intermediate Football Championship
Ballintubber  1-12 2-8 Ballyhaunis
Belmullet  0-13 1-5 Crossmolina
Kiltimagh  0-11 1-8 Davitts
Swinford  1-11 2-5 Aghamore

Semis
Belmullet V Ballintubber
Kiltimagh/Davitts V Swinford
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 26, 2007, 06:25:08 PM
I'd love it if Ballina beat Ballaghaderreen! Yes stephenite, it's here in black and white. I'd say Ballagh are feeling cocky right now and I wouldn't be sorry if they were knocked out the next day. They probably will go on and win. Just about.

Knockmore's first half performance was impressive yesterday evening, but I cannot see them getting any further than the next round which we will have to wait and see who comes out on top between Cross and Charlestown.

Charlestown did well today considering Ginger Tiernan was sent off for 2 yellow cards. The Cross boys (Deel Rover et al) will give us more info on that game as I only heard the report on the radio.

As for Ballina themselves, they did the job, but there was nothing pretty about it. It's what championship wins are all about really and they will test Ballagh way more than Kiltane did today. To be honest, nobody gave Kiltane a chance.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on August 27, 2007, 12:48:15 AM
Ballagh seem to be very impressive. Unlikely anyone in the country, never mind the County will be able to stop them. Surely a team of this standard will simply bully Ballina out of the championship with giants like Andy Moran and the Hanley brothers. Ballina team are too old to be able to physically match up with the boys from the East.








Bate the lugs off them lads :o

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on August 27, 2007, 01:06:45 AM
Ballintubber looking good to blow it yet again, trailing Ballyhaunis 2-8 to 0-10 with minutes remaining.
....
Ballintubber came back!! Won 1-12 to 2-8.


 :D  :D  :D

Hilarious commentary there Owenmoresider !
It was absolute day light robbery in MayoAbbey for the 'tubber / Ballyhaunis game. We were trailing 6 points with about 10 minutes to go. On paper we looked a better team but Ballyhaunis deserved something from the game as they played much better on the day. I dont know how we pulled it out of the fire but the goal came from a scramble in the last seconds of the game. Its still hard to believe we won in the end.  ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: OirthearMhaigheo on August 27, 2007, 10:22:50 AM
Ballagh seem to be very impressive. Unlikely anyone in the country, never mind the County will be able to stop them. Surely a team of this standard will simply bully Ballina out of the championship with giants like Andy Moran and the Hanley brothers. Ballina team are too old to be able to physically match up with the boys from the East

Bate the lugs off them lads :o



Very good Stephenite, trying the Kerry "we haven't a chance" approach?! You've hit the nail on the head though, it will be a serious clash in styles. Ballina will be the bigger team physically, Ballagh with the slightly more natural footballers, so which won gets to impose their style on the game will obviously win. Who are Ballina still missing by the way Stephenite, I didn't hear the team that played Garrymore, they will probably be close to a full team by the semi?
I still think Ballina will be alot of peoples favourites though, yes Ballagh have looked awesome so far, but what have they played? A very poor Kiltane team on the day at least, a second string Ballina in the league, have not played Cross or Charlestown all year, so I think there is a little bit of over hype so far. Ballina have done it all, have all the experience, have a starting 15 (when all fit) that have probably played county at some level in their careers. Depsite what Farendeelin thinks, what the hell would Ballagh be cocky about, getting to a county final last year? I doubt it. If ever there was a team lying the long grass this year it's Ballina, they will be seriously pumped up for the semi and it's set up nicely for them to cause an "upset".
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on August 27, 2007, 01:43:53 PM
You'll have to excuse my ignorance Oirthear, being based overseas my ear is not as close to the ground as it once was. From what I hear we were missing DB, Liam Brady, Shane Melia and Ger Caffrey. But that's third hand news I'm getting from the brother who wasn't at the game. So, not gospel.

Ballagh will start firm favourites to win this one, and rightly so - the talent they have throughout the team is incredible. In all seriousness, the Moclair is Ballagh's to lose
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on August 27, 2007, 01:58:10 PM
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the Moclair is Ballagh's to lose

i think you ll find that it acually belongs to cross and we will give it back whe we are  well and done with it thank you
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Post by: OirthearMhaigheo on August 27, 2007, 03:24:55 PM
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the Moclair is Ballagh's to lose

i think you ll find that it acually belongs to cross and we will give it back whe we are  well and done with it thank you

very true Ros, I think Cross are being written off a bit too easily aswell. I'm surprised the way people are assuming Ballagh have improved so much from last year that their name is half written on the cup already. They have definitely improved, but Crossmolina won fair and square in the replay, in truth they had a bit to spare. I still think there is the bit of cuteness coming from the Ballina camp that comes with experience and they are loving the way Ballagh are being built up and talking down their own chances (not that your one of them of course Stephenite!). If Ballagh do win the county they'll earn it as it's right up there as being the toughest county title to win, theirs to lose? the serious stuff is only starting now!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on August 28, 2007, 01:58:33 AM
Ah I'm not writing off Crossmolina per se - just a figure of speech to illustrate that I believe Ballagh are strong favourites to win the championship.
Still a lot of football to be played and if the Stephenites can click with a full team playing their best they'll be hard stopped.


And the Moclair Cup does not belong to any club, least of all a Johnny come lately club who's victory count is still only in single digits :D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Redgreenery on August 28, 2007, 09:39:33 PM
Ballaghadeereen have been so impressive and consistant with the good football this year and I honestly think they'll come out of Mayo and would not be surprised at all if they went on to the latter stages of the All Ireland and think they could do it. They are really strong and will be hard beaten.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 28, 2007, 10:17:56 PM
Ah I'm not writing off Crossmolina per se - just a figure of speech to illustrate that I believe Ballagh are strong favourites to win the championship.
Still a lot of football to be played and if the Stephenites can click with a full team playing their best they'll be hard stopped.


And the Moclair Cup does not belong to any club, least of all a Johnny come lately club who's victory count is still only in single digits :D

Still an impressive enough haul for a rural Johnny come lately club. ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on August 29, 2007, 02:08:17 AM
You use the word rural and it implies that they are a club struggling to field a team, the fact that they can field 3 successful adult teams suggests otherwise. Kilfian would be a rural club, Crossmolina would not
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 29, 2007, 10:28:02 AM
Ah I'm not writing off Crossmolina per se - just a figure of speech to illustrate that I believe Ballagh are strong favourites to win the championship.
Still a lot of football to be played and if the Stephenites can click with a full team playing their best they'll be hard stopped.


And the Moclair Cup does not belong to any club, least of all a Johnny come lately club who's victory count is still only in single digits :D

A haul of 6 county tiltles and 7 leagues in 12 years is not bad for a team of Johnny come latelys.Still its nice to have been the 1st mayo team to win the Andy Merrigan cup ;) we had to show you Ballina boys how to win it :P .But i think the Big difference between Ballina and Cross is attitude, since cross won the AI in 2001 they have won another 3 county titles and a connaught and contested another Ai whereas Ballina have won nothing since 2005 its as if they are happy with their lot.To tell you the truth Stephenite i thought that they would dominate the club scene for years after 2005 but that has not happened.   
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mannix on August 29, 2007, 10:43:23 AM
Hello deel,
did you get my message.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 29, 2007, 10:54:55 AM
Hello deel,
did you get my message.

no mannix
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on August 29, 2007, 12:13:51 PM
Ah I'm not writing off Crossmolina per se - just a figure of speech to illustrate that I believe Ballagh are strong favourites to win the championship.
Still a lot of football to be played and if the Stephenites can click with a full team playing their best they'll be hard stopped.


And the Moclair Cup does not belong to any club, least of all a Johnny come lately club who's victory count is still only in single digits :D

A haul of 6 county tiltles and 7 leagues in 12 years is not bad for a team of Johnny come latelys.Still its nice to have been the 1st mayo team to win the Andy Merrigan cup ;) we had to show you Ballina boys how to win it :P .But i think the Big difference between Ballina and Cross is attitude, since cross won the AI in 2001 they have won another 3 county titles and a connaught and contested another Ai whereas Ballina have won nothing since 2005 its as if they are happy with their lot.To tell you the truth Stephenite i thought that they would dominate the club scene for years after 2005 but that has not happened.   

The haul from the current generation of Cross players is not bad at all, quite impressive. Both clubs managed back to back titles in this decade, which in itself is very impressive for such a competitive championship.

However any notion that one team should have gone onto dominate is wide of the mark. Given the resources required to compete at this level for players it would be very difficult for any club to sustain a period of domination in Mayo senior footbal.

The Stephenites went up to Croke Park in '99 and kicked an All Ireland away, the younger players that day took that experience and went off, built another team around the newer group of lads coming through, and came back and righted the wrong - Crossmolina showed them nothing, they already knew what had to be done, that says a lot about attitude does it not?

Any club side that has acheived the level of success that Ballina and Crossmolina have, points to two fairly proud and committed group of young men. I know it gives ye a sense of superiority over the watery townies to think otherwise but I don't feel it's a valid point, and indeed the same accusation could have been said of ye in '03 and '04, but it wouldn't have been correct either.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: billy the kid on August 29, 2007, 08:29:48 PM
What do you call two turkeys with a football???
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: billy the kid on August 29, 2007, 08:31:25 PM
The Mayo midfield ;D ;D ;D ;D :-* :-*
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 29, 2007, 08:32:20 PM
Stephenite, I meant Knockmore not Cross! Afterall, we have won the Moclair Cup more than anyone else! ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on August 29, 2007, 09:39:33 PM
Got these results from www.mayogaa.com (unreliable at times!), can anyone confirm them? Very surprised to see Ballintubber beaten, I strongly fancied them for the 'A' title.

U-21 A Championship Semi Final
Crossmolina Deel Rovers 0-10 1-6 Ballintubber
Burrishoole 0-12 1-12 Castlebar Mitchels

U-21 B Championship Semi Final
St Gerards 1-8 0-14 Ballinrobe
Achill 1-12 0-17 Shrule-Glencorrib
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on August 30, 2007, 12:04:41 AM
Stephenite, I meant Knockmore not Cross! Afterall, we have won the Moclair Cup more than anyone else! ;D

How long has the Moclair Cup been awarded to the county champions?

Roll of honour here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayo_Senior_Football_Championship (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayo_Senior_Football_Championship)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on August 30, 2007, 01:14:34 AM
1971 IIRC, think that's what the final programme said last year.

In which case Knockmore have the most, with Cross, Garrymore and even Ballina close by.

Edit: looking at the wiki (part of which i'd updated) that would be correct. Mind you I didn't think this year's final had been played. ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: magpie seanie on August 30, 2007, 09:50:44 AM
Was chatting to a lad last night who was at the Burrishoole/Castlebar game and he reckoned that Burrishoole kicked it away. Missed several goal chances while Mitchels took their one.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on August 31, 2007, 12:10:20 AM
Was chatting to a lad last night who was at the Burrishoole/Castlebar game and he reckoned that Burrishoole kicked it away. Missed several goal chances while Mitchels took their one.

Im not ready to talk about the Ballintubber/Crossmolina U-21 game yet. Devastated for a number of reasons. Il gather my thoughts and post again  :(  :'(
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Terry Tate on August 31, 2007, 10:22:11 AM
Abbey this is what I thought of the whole thing.

If Ballintubber took there early goal chances I think they would have easily beaten cross. They lost all composure in front of goal after that. There was a lot of passing in front of the goal but no one to take a long-range score or even a simple tap over. I thought Padraig O’Connor didn’t play to his usual standards at all but he was still your best forward. They were playing really well at that time even though the scoreboard didn’t reflect it. Cross fair play to them took their chances and needed to because they found the going very tough against a very good defence. Benson was very quite due to the marking job by the corner back. Only on a couple of occasions he got away from his marker.

To very good midfield performances from both teams. Mark Leonard from cross and that giant number 8 from Ballintubber. A draw would have been a fair result, both teams worked very hard. Ballintubber threw everything at us in the last few minutes it was nerve-racking stuff.

On a separate note how much injury time did the ref play? I could swear he played over 40mins total for the second half.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on August 31, 2007, 11:12:31 AM
Abbey this is what I thought of the whole thing.

If Ballintubber took there early goal chances I think they would have easily beaten cross. They lost all composure in front of goal after that. There was a lot of passing in front of the goal but no one to take a long-range score or even a simple tap over. I thought Padraig O’Connor didn’t play to his usual standards at all but he was still your best forward. They were playing really well at that time even though the scoreboard didn’t reflect it. Cross fair play to them took their chances and needed to because they found the going very tough against a very good defence. Benson was very quite due to the marking job by the corner back. Only on a couple of occasions he got away from his marker.

To very good midfield performances from both teams. Mark Leonard from cross and that giant number 8 from Ballintubber. A draw would have been a fair result, both teams worked very hard. Ballintubber threw everything at us in the last few minutes it was nerve-racking stuff.

On a separate note how much injury time did the ref play? I could swear he played over 40mins total for the second half.



It was a strange game. I have never seen our forwards play so bad. In fairness they panicked a little and went for too many goals when they should have been taking their points. We got an early goal and missed a lot after that because they kept looking for the ball in over the top trying to score another goal when they should have been taking their points. The game should have been over in the first half with all the chances.

It was 01-01 to 5 points at half time and I wasnt a bit worried because I thought that the forwards needed to settle and we seemed to be in control. I was waiting for the forwards to come into it. There was a lot of pressure from cross and they took their scores well. Again in the second half we were trying to work the ball in when points should have been taken. P O Connor was quiet enough and missed one or two chances but there was no one running off his shoulder when in possession.

Apart from that a lot of players seemed nervous and never settled in the game. I thought we were much much better than we showed and if we took our chances the game would be out the gate.

Thats whats most devastating really, knowing you were good enough but not being able to reflect it on the scoreboard.

On the day our backs did very well, Declan Larkin was marking Benson and kept him fairly quiet. Its hard to believe he was overlooked this year at county U-21 level. Cathal Hallinan also had a stormer at centre back but usually plays in the corner. He is U-21 again next year. The forwards just couldnt pull it together. Midfield was a good battle. We won it in the first half and Corss got on top in the second half. I noticed Cross were keeping the kickouts away from our no. 8 which was Kevin McGuiness. He is a good fielder of the ball.

It will be a very very interesting final. A hard one to call. I have a feeling if we met mitchals in the final we would win because this bunch of lads always seem to beat them in finals and there wouldnt be much need for motivation, it being a local derby.

talking to people they seem to think that mitchals are a stronger team with great backs and midfield. I have a feeling that thay may not be as hungry as cross all the same. We shall see.

Im in Canada for the next two weeks and id say I will miss the finall ? Does anyone know what date its on?   
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on September 02, 2007, 04:38:26 PM
What was the final score in the Cross v Charlestown replay?
Last I heard Charlestown were up by 7. Is that the end of this great Crossmolina team?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 02, 2007, 05:41:30 PM
Charlestown won it by 9 in the end tubberman. 1-13 to 1-4. It's some shock alright.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on September 02, 2007, 05:55:17 PM
Was about to post that result. A bad end for Cross, similiar to how the Mary's team of the 80's here finished, well beaten in a replay.

Kiltimagh won the Intermediate replay too.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: joemamas on September 02, 2007, 06:44:39 PM
hardly that much of a shock, charlestown are a handy bunch, their biggest problem over the years that they were too much of a pure footballing side.

now they have a lot of help at midfield, and a target man up front.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Bod Mor on September 03, 2007, 01:21:29 AM
hardly that much of a shock, charlestown are a handy bunch, their biggest problem over the years that they were too much of a pure footballing side.

now they have a lot of help at midfield, and a target man up front.

Is Tom Parsons back from America yet?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: OirthearMhaigheo on September 03, 2007, 11:30:06 AM
He is indeed, seemed to dominate the Cross midfield by all accounts. Charlestown will take alot of stopping this year, they'd be pretty strong favourites to make the final now I'd imagine
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on September 03, 2007, 10:59:42 PM
Very disappointed to see cross bet would have been much more confident playing them, charlestown have the indian sign over us in recent years and i think we'll find it hard to stop it this year
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Greenabovethered on September 04, 2007, 09:59:40 AM
A 9 point defeat to Charlestown was flattering it could and should have been double that. Cross didn't look interested in the second half. 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on September 04, 2007, 10:43:49 AM
A 9 point defeat to Charlestown was flattering it could and should have been double that. Cross didn't look interested in the second half. 

yes was at the match and Charlestown should have put us away by half time it wasn't that cross weren't interested its just that Charlestown has the greater hunger and totally dominated midfield particularly Parsons who was brilliant. This cross team has giving us great days out and owes us nothing they have been brilliant and now its up to the younger lads to take the mantle.I wish Charlestown well they are a good footballing team with some excellent players. On a sidenote i think that Corcoran has to be one of the worse referees around.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on September 04, 2007, 01:57:38 PM
On a sidenote i think that Corcoran has to be one of the worse referees around.

I couldn't agree more, I think he is totally overrated and yet he seems to be being groomed for inter county!

If he is ever in charge of a game involving Ballyhaunis and John Prenty happens to be there let's just say the opposing team won't get much!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 04, 2007, 02:06:20 PM
A 9 point defeat to Charlestown was flattering it could and should have been double that. Cross didn't look interested in the second half. 
On a sidenote i think that Corcoran has to be one of the worse referees around.
i agree as well, he just loves the sound of his own whistle he does, terrible ref always loses his grip on the game
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on September 04, 2007, 02:25:30 PM
A 9 point defeat to Charlestown was flattering it could and should have been double that. Cross didn't look interested in the second half. 
On a sidenote i think that Corcoran has to be one of the worse referees around.
i agree as well, he just loves the sound of his own whistle he does, terrible ref always loses his grip on the game

as frustrating as it is for a spectator it must be brutul for a player to have him ref, i can see a player planting him one of these days something i wouldn't condone but i can see happening
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: magpie seanie on September 04, 2007, 04:40:22 PM
I'd like to agree with those who reckon Corcoran is a terrible referee. He is soooooo infuriating. Sadly, he seems to be the type that the Referees Assessors are trying to create.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 04, 2007, 05:02:54 PM
In my opinion the 2 most infuriating  refs in mayo at the moment are Corcoran and Daly, both of whom are inter county refs, they are both to picky and love the sound of their own whistle. So obviously the pair of them are getting coaching from Croke Park and we will have to put up with it. But there is nothing worse than a ref who wont let the game flow and blow for every little thing.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 04, 2007, 06:45:18 PM
Very disappointed to see cross bet would have been much more confident playing them, charlestown have the indian sign over us in recent years and i think we'll find it hard to stop it this year

Yes M4S, that's my own reading of it all as well. I don't think we will be good enough to go any further. Perhaps we might do a Limerick though and surprise ourselves by getting to the final.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on September 06, 2007, 11:45:09 AM
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the Moclair is Ballagh's to lose

i think you ll find that it acually belongs to cross and we will give it back whe we are  well and done with it thank you

err, were done with it now  :'(

sorry for now  :P
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 06, 2007, 01:03:38 PM
Bohola Moy-Davitts  Westport  Castlebar 08/09/2007 18:00 Charlie Collins Relegation Playoff 
Tourmakeady  Claremorris  Ballinrobe 08/09/2007 18:00 Michael Daly Relegation Playoff 

Senior
Ballina Stephenites  Ballaghadereen  Castlebar 09/09/2007 15:00 Declan Corcoran Semi-Final 
Charlestown  Knockmore  Castlebar 09/09/2007 16:30 Mel Kenny Semi-Final

Inter
Belmullet  Ballintubber  Ballina 08/09/2007 18:00 Ronan Gurren Semi-Final 
Kiltimagh  Swinford  Castlebar 09/09/2007 13:30 Vincent Neary Semi-Final
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 07, 2007, 10:00:09 AM
Bohola Moy-Davitts  Westport  Castlebar 08/09/2007 18:00 Charlie Collins Relegation Playoff 
Tourmakeady  Claremorris  Ballinrobe 08/09/2007 18:00 Michael Daly Relegation Playoff 

Senior
Ballina Stephenites  Ballaghadereen  Castlebar 09/09/2007 15:00 Declan Corcoran Semi-Final 
Charlestown  Knockmore  Castlebar 09/09/2007 16:30 Mel Kenny Semi-Final

Inter
Belmullet  Ballintubber  Ballina 08/09/2007 18:00 Ronan Gurren Semi-Final 
Kiltimagh  Swinford  Castlebar 09/09/2007 13:30 Vincent Neary Semi-Final


Any predictions lads
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on September 07, 2007, 11:12:53 AM
Bohola Moy-Davitts  Westport  Castlebar 08/09/2007 18:00 Charlie Collins Relegation Playoff 
Tourmakeady  Claremorris  Ballinrobe 08/09/2007 18:00 Michael Daly Relegation Playoff 

Senior
Ballina Stephenites  Ballaghadereen  Castlebar 09/09/2007 15:00 Declan Corcoran Semi-Final 
Charlestown  Knockmore  Castlebar 09/09/2007 16:30 Mel Kenny Semi-Final

Inter
Belmullet  Ballintubber  Ballina 08/09/2007 18:00 Ronan Gurren Semi-Final 
Kiltimagh  Swinford  Castlebar 09/09/2007 13:30 Vincent Neary Semi-Final


Any predictions lads

take my word for it as eggs is eggs

westport v claremorris

Ballaghadereen V knockmore

Ballintubber v kiltimagh
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 08, 2007, 10:20:47 PM
Relegation playoff results are in.

Moy Davitts 1-11 Westport 0-12
Tourmakeady 1-8 Claremorris 1-8

Therefore with 2 teams dropping down this season, Westport are gone while Claremorris and Tourmak will have to battle it out again. Westport have really had a poor run all Summer and this has continued into the Autumn.

Intermediate Football Semi-final:
Belmullet 0-7 Ballintubber 0-11
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on September 09, 2007, 02:26:22 PM
Bohola Moy-Davitts  Westport  Castlebar 08/09/2007 18:00 Charlie Collins Relegation Playoff 
Tourmakeady  Claremorris  Ballinrobe 08/09/2007 18:00 Michael Daly Relegation Playoff 

Senior
Ballina Stephenites  Ballaghadereen  Castlebar 09/09/2007 15:00 Declan Corcoran Semi-Final 
Charlestown  Knockmore  Castlebar 09/09/2007 16:30 Mel Kenny Semi-Final

Inter
Belmullet  Ballintubber  Ballina 08/09/2007 18:00 Ronan Gurren Semi-Final 
Kiltimagh  Swinford  Castlebar 09/09/2007 13:30 Vincent Neary Semi-Final


Any predictions lads

take my word for it as eggs is eggs

westport v claremorris

Ballaghadereen V knockmore

Ballintubber v kiltimagh

Ballina are certainly up aginst it - no chance at all, you're right there Ros.

All East Mayo final - the current Stephenite team cannot be expected to compete with the Big Boys
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: joemamas on September 09, 2007, 03:06:32 PM
charlestown should beat knockmore, but history tells me that knockmore will try to stop charlestown playing football.

charlestown by 4pts

i woud not write Ballina off, however Ballagh seem to be incredibly motivated, mabye they have peaked too soon.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on September 09, 2007, 03:14:58 PM
Point apiece after 4 minutes, Stephenites had a goal disallowed, disgraceful decision, Liam was nowhere near the square from my vantage point here in Sydney ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mayo51 on September 09, 2007, 03:26:34 PM
ballagh  1.4  ballina  0.3  18 min
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Post by: Tubberman on September 09, 2007, 03:27:32 PM
1-4 to 3 pts after 17 mins. Barry Regan with the goal for Ballagh.

Great result for the Tubber. Couldn't get home this weekend so didn't see it. Heard that they had a good second half though, with Alan Dillon playing very well.
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Post by: Tubberman on September 09, 2007, 03:33:58 PM
Sounds like a very good game. 1-4 to 5 pts. Ger Brady blazed wide from a one on one
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Post by: stephenite on September 09, 2007, 03:35:47 PM
Sounds like a dinger alright
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Post by: stephenite on September 09, 2007, 03:40:19 PM
DB shoots a goal ;D

1-5 , to 1-4
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Post by: Tubberman on September 09, 2007, 03:59:14 PM
Ballagh have missed a penalty in 1st min of 2nd half!!
Andy Moran hit it wide. Sounds like a v dodgy decision anyway. Pearse Hanley fell in the box but commentators reckon there wasn't a foul on him
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on September 09, 2007, 04:03:28 PM
Just an aside, it's fantastic to hear Ronan McGarrity is back to his best after a tough year, legend....
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on September 09, 2007, 04:06:04 PM
Yeah, himself and Eanna Casey seem to be the main men today.

1-8 to 1-5 now. Ballagh after getting their first score for over 20 mins
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on September 09, 2007, 04:11:22 PM
DB goals again ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: joemamas on September 09, 2007, 04:11:34 PM
game over 2nd goal for Ballina

2-9 to 1-5
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Post by: stephenite on September 09, 2007, 04:12:58 PM
Still 15 mins to go
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Post by: stephenite on September 09, 2007, 04:19:28 PM
Ballagh attacking the Ballina doctor now - pure class ::)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on September 09, 2007, 04:21:12 PM
Goal for Andy Moran! a goal in it now. 6 mins left
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on September 09, 2007, 04:22:10 PM
Andy Moran goals now - 6 mins left,3 points in it. Ballagh down to 14 men
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on September 09, 2007, 04:30:17 PM
All over. 2-10 to 2-8. Great game.
Andy Moran had a chance at the death but it was cleared off the line. Ballina produced the big performance when it really mattered
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on September 09, 2007, 04:30:43 PM
All over - Stephenites by two. ;)
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Post by: stephenite on September 09, 2007, 04:34:19 PM
Ronan man of the match - delighted
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Post by: Barney on September 09, 2007, 04:44:28 PM
Congrats to Ballina. You have to hand it to them. It would have been worrying for Mayo football if they had not shown today considering the number of crucial Mayo lads they have.

Delighted to hear that about McGarrity. His health is obviously good, and a prolonged championship will do him the world of good for next year.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on September 09, 2007, 05:04:19 PM
Knockmore 3 pts Charlestown 1-3 about about 20 minutes gone
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Post by: Tubberman on September 09, 2007, 05:16:32 PM
Half-time in the second semi-final.
Knockmore 1-4
Charlestown 1-3
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Post by: joemamas on September 09, 2007, 05:34:02 PM
charlestown 2-4
knockmore   1-4

5 mins into 2nd half

tow big scores
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Post by: joemamas on September 09, 2007, 05:45:15 PM
level at 2-5 with 15mins to go.
knockmore seem to playing with the most intensity
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mayo51 on September 09, 2007, 05:55:13 PM
knockmore 2.7  charlestown 2.6  5 min to go
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mayo51 on September 09, 2007, 06:01:37 PM
munnelly just kicked a close in free wide. tie game in injury time
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on September 09, 2007, 06:03:45 PM
Fair play to Stephenites, seemed to be a entertaining affair, and Ballagh' were found out eventually.

Draw 2-7 each.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 09, 2007, 09:00:54 PM
Firstly, I want to say well done to Ballina, especially Ronan McGarrity. He was brilliant in the first half and equally as good in the second. It's brilliant to see him back to his best again. Fair play to ye, it felt weird cheering for Ballina but most Knockmore people were.

On to the Knockmore game, I felt we left it behind us. After possibly the worst first half ever to be seen we were leading by a point. It felt like a junior game at that stage. Thankfully the second half opened up a bit. Knockmore did what joemamas expected to, 'roughed up' Charlestown. Saying that though, Charlestown were very poor in front of goal, so were Knockmore but what everyone was talking about was how Charlestown hammered cross by so much. I felt Knockmore were the better team on the day but squandered opportunities as well. The defence was very good once again, despite conceding 2-7, none of the full back line can be faulted. John Brogan got man of the match.

Charlestown will probably win the replay. They can improve more than Knockmore and Kilcoyne went off with a hamstring injury and we also lost Stephen Sweeney. Ballina will win the final.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on September 09, 2007, 10:06:09 PM
We definitely left it behind us in one fo the worst games i'v e seen in quiet a while.
3 poxed goals, 2 for ctown and one for knockmore.
Very few players on show that JOM would be thinking about calling up, the knockmore full back line and tiernan in midfield being the exceptions.
Neither team really deserved to win
What was absolutely diabolical was the ref, bad decisions on both sides, on a couple of occasions knockmore lads were fouled, no free then over carried and got their free.
Stephen sweeney was assaulted in the first half, dropped the ball and got a free against him for picking it up off the ground, equally bad decisions given against charlestown.
Hard to know who will win the replay but the pick of the 2 teams wouldn't beat ballina.
Casey, harte, mcgharrity were all excellent.
The full back line for ballina can all count themselves lucky to have made it thru the game.
DB was terrible in the first half then scores 2-1 in the second.
Ger brady missed all round him
Ballagh could have won at the death, long ball from hanley into andy moran, turned and beat clarke only for beast to save it with his shoulder, last move of the game
Ballina deserved to win though, savage midfield play and an incredible display by casey
fair play
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on September 10, 2007, 12:02:02 AM
Congrats to Ballina. You have to hand it to them. It would have been worrying for Mayo football if they had not shown today considering the number of crucial Mayo lads they have.

Ballaghadereen were for some reasons, roaring favourites. Unbeaten in the league means nothing when most teams don't take it seriously.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on September 10, 2007, 04:18:43 AM
Hard to know who will win the replay but the pick of the 2 teams wouldn't beat ballina.

We won't be buying that one either, the first game and the replay will have no bearing on the County Final regardless of who eventually makes it through. Any team that can hammer Crossmolina are dangerous, and Knockmore are Knockmore. There'll be no easy County final for any team and that's they way it should be, praise Allah
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: guy crouchback on September 10, 2007, 11:15:25 AM
Great result for Ballina after what was without a doubt their best performance since the All Ireland final. Mc Garrity and Casey were vying for man of the match but others who deserve a mention would be Kenny golden, enda devanney, Brian ruane , Paul mc Garry and stephen Hughes.  David Brady's switch to full forward really paid off and gives the team another option.
 Ballagh seemed to have bought into their own hype, once the Ballina defence put them under pressure their heads went and they started taking bad options, they just didn't seem to know what to do. Having said that they gave in a good go in the last 20 min and nearly pulled something out of the hat.
  one other point to mention is the ref. his performance yesterday was without a doubt the most incompetent i have ever witnessed. he was an absolute disgrace. he did everything in his power to ruin what was a great game.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on September 10, 2007, 12:00:28 PM
The boys on MWR seemed to be fairly baffled at a few of his decisions, most notbaly the penalty. Got a few messages saying the man from Islandeady shouldn't be let near Senior championship again
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on September 10, 2007, 01:50:29 PM
The boys on MWR seemed to be fairly baffled at a few of his decisions, most notbaly the penalty. Got a few messages saying the man from Islandeady shouldn't be let near Senior championship again

I have said previously on this board that Corcoran is a very poor ref, I can't understand why he gets so many senior championship games and is being groomed for intercounty. He reffed the ladies All Ireland final last year.

I suppose a shortage of refs mean that he'll continue to get big games in Mayo. He never lets the game flow.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: OirthearMhaigheo on September 11, 2007, 02:10:17 PM
Fair play to Stephenites, seemed to be a entertaining affair, and Ballagh' were found out eventually.


I wouldn't go that far and say Ballagh were found out. They are a good team that just did not perform on the day, alot of that was down to Ballina not letting them, but they still never got going on the day. The lack of a tough game all year really told on them. Why they were such favourites going into the game was always crazy, Ballina have a wealth of experience and every bit of it showed on Sunday, they slowed the game down at the end at every opportunity, the Ballagh lads were alot more naive but that will come with time. Ballina shouldl be favourites for the final even if they aren't as pumped up for it, which I doubt they will be. You could tell being underdogs hurt them and it's a while since I have seen them so hungry. Time will tell if that was a once off for the year or will they maintain that level in the final.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on September 12, 2007, 01:06:25 PM
Ballina shouldl be favourites for the final even if they aren't as pumped up for it, which I doubt they will be. You could tell being underdogs hurt them and it's a while since I have seen them so hungry. Time will tell if that was a once off for the year or will they maintain that level in the final.

1.Charlestown knocked us out when we were defending All Ireland, Connacht and County champions, after a replay. There will be no shortage of motivation if they make it through.
2.You will never have to try hard to get anyone representing the Stephenites motivated for playing Knockmore.
3.It's a County final.

Ballina Stephenites will be pumped up for this, if only for the reason I listed at no.3 above. 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mannix on September 12, 2007, 01:39:28 PM
Will there be any games played the weekend of the 28 september?
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Post by: Farrandeelin on September 12, 2007, 01:41:37 PM
mannix, the Co final is due to be played on the 30th of September.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mayo51 on September 15, 2007, 05:32:08 PM
charlestown beat knockmore 0.17 to 0.10 today. stephen sweeny was sent off 3 min. into second half.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 15, 2007, 07:30:02 PM
Well done to Charlestown, they deserved the win. Sweeney was sent off as mayo51 said and that was the turning point in my opinion. Charlestown had the wind in the second half and that helped them as well. They used the wind more effectively than Knockmore did in the first half when we had it and they went to town on us. First half was entertaining enough as Knockmore led by 0-9 to 0-7 at half time. Knockmore didn't use the wind effectively enough imo and continued to handpass the ball instead of letting the ball do the work in the first half, but when they did, they made use of it as Munnelly and Gazza played well. Charlestown could have been in front at half time though as they shot a lot of bad wides. They will have to be better at those the next day or Ballina will punish them.

Finally, the ref was a disgrace today. Any slightest push in the back resulted in a free. He sent off Stephen Sweeney for nothing much. Maybe he did kick out at the Charlestown player, but it wasn't much anyway. As well as that, there was a 'melee' in which a few players could have been sent off but only gave 2 yllows to charlestown men.

However, Charlestown will probably give Ballina a better game in the final than Knockmore because they are a good team. Here's hoping that whoever wins the final goes on to represent Mayo in style in the Connacht and hopefully the all-Ireland series.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mannix on September 15, 2007, 08:36:02 PM
Thats going to be a good weekend for me then,have not seen a game in the flesh since the league semifinal in croker.Think Ballina have a bit more spark than charlestown and would be my favourites to win.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on September 17, 2007, 03:34:16 AM

Finally, the ref was a disgrace today. Any slightest push in the back resulted in a free. He sent off Stephen Sweeney for nothing much. Maybe he did kick out at the Charlestown player, but it wasn't much anyway. As well as that, there was a 'melee' in which a few players could have been sent off but only gave 2 yllows to charlestown men.


If he kicked out at a player he can't have too many complaints, even if he didn't connect.

Was hoping it would have been Knockmore that came through, Charlestown seem to be a bit of a bogey for us these last few years. But, I've no doubt the lads will be up for it and hopfeully we can make a game of it
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 18, 2007, 08:17:44 PM
League games are down for decision this weekend. I see Knockmore play Ballina in Ballina at 6.00 on Saturday evening. A nice warm up for Ballina for the County final the following weekend!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Gaeilgoir on September 19, 2007, 03:05:18 PM
League games are down for decision this weekend. I see Knockmore play Ballina in Ballina at 6.00 on Saturday evening. A nice warm up for Ballina for the County final the following weekend!
It will be like a soccer match i'd say, nobody wanting to get injured or give anything away re. tactics. 1-1 the final score! ; :D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 20, 2007, 01:36:24 PM
League games are down for decision this weekend. I see Knockmore play Ballina in Ballina at 6.00 on Saturday evening. A nice warm up for Ballina for the County final the following weekend!
It will be like a soccer match i'd say, nobody wanting to get injured or give anything away re. tactics. 1-1 the final score! ; :D

Lads

Ballina Ballintuber Kiltimagh have requested there league games be called off given that they are playing county finals the following weekend, i presume charlestowns is off as well.

So

Ballina v Knockmore OFF
Moy Davitts v Ballintuber OFF
Ballagh v Charlestown OFF
Mayo Gaels v Kiltimagh OFF

I heard that the final round of league fixtures are down for decision on the 21st Oct!! Even with mayo not having an extended run this year the club scene is still running until end of October

Im glad we got our relegation match out of the way 2 weeks ago, it would be hard to keep the training up for a crucial game in october
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on September 20, 2007, 01:56:15 PM
any news on the big DIV 3 game against achill?

i hear the lads had a powerful win last weekend. james byrne and a few more like him played well im told.

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on September 20, 2007, 01:57:37 PM
james byrne and a few more like him played well im told.



by that i mean the U-21s - just in case anyone thought i was slurring his good name.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 20, 2007, 02:16:04 PM
the top of the table clash between Moy Davitts and Achill is still going ahead at 4.30.

I was out of the country last weekend and i missed the game as well. A number of regulars were missing (8 or 9 were missing) which gave a number of the younger lads a start and they took the opportunity and won the match easily against a poor tourmac team who are still relegation playoff. The legend Hughes was supposed to be flying as usual and a few tourmac lads were sore coming off the pitch. MD are looking good for a league semi but are teams really interested in playing league semis and finals in october, i think not but at the same time if your there why not give it a go

prewtna where you based these days, you back in the capital
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 21, 2007, 08:35:59 AM
I was reading that Trevor Mortimor is moving to Caherlistrane next year and Conor Mortimor is switching to a Dublin club, thats bad news for shrule.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: prewtna on September 21, 2007, 10:36:24 AM
ya im back in the capital again. its thesis year. heading home this afternoon for the all-important div 3 clash. where ye train these days?
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Post by: Davitt Man on September 21, 2007, 11:13:20 AM
ya im back in the capital again. its thesis year. heading home this afternoon for the all-important div 3 clash. where ye train these days?

I send you an IM there prewtna
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 23, 2007, 08:40:49 PM
Those games that did go ahead yesterday:
Division 1A
Crossmolina Deel Rovers2-19 Ballinrobe 1-9
Davitts 0-9 Louisburgh 0-9
Belmullet 0-9 Kiltane 0-7
Tourmakeady 2-9 Westport 1-7

Division 1B
Castlebar Mitchells 1-15 Kilmeena 2-13

Division 2A
The Neale 0-11 Balla 2-5
Eastern Gaels 1-12 Ballina Stephenites B 3-5

Division 2B
Hollymount v Moygownagh, game conceded by Moygownagh
Ballyhaunis 1-6 Islandeady 2-15

Lads, there's no mention of the Achill v Moy Davitts in Division 3 on mayogaa.com

Division 3A
Aughamore 2-6 Ardnaree 1-8
Lacken 0-2 Knockmore B 1-14

Division 3B
Belmullet B 2-10 Westport B 2-10
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 24, 2007, 01:42:56 PM
Those games that did go ahead yesterday:
Division 1A
Crossmolina Deel Rovers2-19 Ballinrobe 1-9
Davitts 0-9 Louisburgh 0-9
Belmullet 0-9 Kiltane 0-7
Tourmakeady 2-9 Westport 1-7

Division 1B
Castlebar Mitchells 1-15 Kilmeena 2-13

Division 2A
The Neale 0-11 Balla 2-5
Eastern Gaels 1-12 Ballina Stephenites B 3-5

Division 2B
Hollymount v Moygownagh, game conceded by Moygownagh
Ballyhaunis 1-6 Islandeady 2-15

Lads, there's no mention of the Achill v Moy Davitts in Division 3 on mayogaa.com

Division 3A
Aughamore 2-6 Ardnaree 1-8
Lacken 0-2 Knockmore B 1-14

Division 3B
Belmullet B 2-10 Westport B 2-10

Moy Davitts B drew with Achil in the Div 3a game i dont know the scorel
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 24, 2007, 01:51:52 PM
Lads is there any relegation in the league this year and how is it working out.

Div 1A Table

Team                             Pld       Points
Crossmolina Deel Rovers       8          15     
Bohola Moy-Davitts              7          11     
Davitts                              8            9     
Westport                          8            8
Ballinrobe                          8            8
Ballintubber                       7            6     
Tourmakeady                    8            6     
Belmullet                          8            6     
Louisburgh                       8             5     
Kiltane                             8             4   

Div 1B League Table

Team          Pld   Points
Ballaghadereen     7        13     
Charlestown        7        11     
Breaffy       7        10     
Burrishoole        7         9     
Knockmore          6         8     
Kilmeena           8         5     
Ballina Stephenites     6         4     
Shrule-Glencorrib       7         3     
Castlebar Mitchels      7         3     
Claremorris        6         2     

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: From the Bunker on September 24, 2007, 06:48:17 PM
I was reading that Trevor Mortimor is moving to Caherlistrane next year and Conor Mortimor is switching to a Dublin club, thats bad news for shrule.

Maybe not, there was bother in the camp this year with the two lads not starting for the last game of the group stages of the championship. Supposed to be because they did not attend training. Between injuries and being away coupled with county commitments, players such as the Mortimer brothers can be disruptive to Management who are trying to inforce consistency and commitment within a panel of players. You often find that players up their game at the loss of talented players and a team ethic kicks in.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 25, 2007, 10:15:46 AM
Lads is there any relegation in the league this year and how is it working out.

Div 1A Table

Team                             Pld       Points
Crossmolina Deel Rovers       8          15     
Bohola Moy-Davitts              7          11     
Davitts                              8            9     
Westport                          8            8
Ballinrobe                          8            8
Ballintubber                       7            6     
Tourmakeady                    8            6     
Belmullet                          8            6     
Louisburgh                       8             5     
Kiltane                             8             4   

Div 1B League Table

Team          Pld   Points
Ballaghadereen     7        13     
Charlestown        7        11     
Breaffy       7        10     
Burrishoole        7         9     
Knockmore          6         8     
Kilmeena           8         5     
Ballina Stephenites     6         4     
Shrule-Glencorrib       7         3     
Castlebar Mitchels      7         3     
Claremorris        6         2     



I heard yesterday 4 teams from each section go down, i dunno how true that is, if thats the case there will be alot of big names going down!!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on September 25, 2007, 11:55:33 AM
Any predictions for the County Final?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on September 25, 2007, 12:02:02 PM
Any predictions for the County Final?

ballina by 4 or 5 points stephenite i just think that charlestown haven't met a strong a midfield as Ballina's and if Ballina take control there they will be hard beat. I should have went with my gut instint a few weeks ago and Put money on them at 5.1 rivals or no rivals ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on September 25, 2007, 12:09:48 PM
Have been hearing that young Parsons is playing massive stuff from Charlestown at centrefield so I don't we'll have it all our own way in that sector. I hope you're right, but Charlestown have already beaten us this year and in the last couple of years in the championship. Hopefully that'll be sufficent motivation for the lads to turn them over this time. A wealth of experience on the Stephenites side could be very telling if it's a tight game
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 25, 2007, 12:14:07 PM
Its going to be a big midfield battle between Parsons and McGarrity and then you have Brady and Ginger 2 hot heads so there will be fire works there. C-town need to keep the ball away from McGarrity  and hope parsons can compete with himon the ballina kick out. One thing about c-town this year is that are now a physical team and have strenght down the middle not like a few years ago, there half back line is a very exciting line and they can launch attack after attack from here. Im going for c-town to shade it just about.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on September 25, 2007, 12:24:45 PM
If McGarrity can shade Parsons than we also have Harte to move into midfield
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on September 25, 2007, 12:34:34 PM
I had heard that Parson's was playing mighty stuff. But I was at the Charlestown v Knockmore replay and I wasn't that impressed to be honest. It was only when Charlestown were well on top in the second half that he got on the ball.
Ballina's pairing should be much stronger in my opinion.
But Charlestown could have got 3 goals in the first 20 mins against Knockmore. The high diagonal ball they were playing into the forwards was causing a lot of problems for Knockmore and they were lucky not to concede at least a couple of goals.

Should be a good game, let's just hope it can live up to the standard of the intermediate final...  :P
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on September 25, 2007, 01:34:29 PM
Mayo News tip Charlestown - fair enough really, nice article by Kevin on the old club

http://www.mayonews.ie/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2452&Itemid=39 (http://www.mayonews.ie/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2452&Itemid=39)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on September 25, 2007, 01:52:28 PM
nice article stephenite  he wrote a nice piece about cross last week as well
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on September 25, 2007, 01:54:52 PM
Yeah, saw that. Aren't we great ;) :P
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on September 25, 2007, 01:57:39 PM
not this year :) >:(
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mannix on September 25, 2007, 01:59:24 PM
Looking forward to it, think ballina but as i have never seen charlestown i cannot say too much.Still with brady,harte and mcgarrity at midfield you must think they are stronger there.This Parsons fella must lay his case out on sunday, omahony and co will be watching if he or others are worth bringing into the mayo panel if they are not already there.Castlebar is the venue i assume.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on September 25, 2007, 04:38:19 PM
This Parsons fella must lay his case out on sunday, omahony and co will be watching if he or others are worth bringing into the mayo panel if they are not already there.
Curry could have done with him last Sunday, but that's another matter altogether.

Heard that Charlestown were going well earlier in the year alright, but it'll be a tough test against Ballina.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 26, 2007, 01:34:13 PM
I'd say if Ballina are to beat Charlestown, they will have to beat them on the first day. I expect them to beat them on the first day as well. Charlestown will not fear anyone if it goes to a replay as they showed against Crossmolina in the 1/4 finals and Knockmore in the semis. I think Ballina will shade it in midfield and they should push on from there and have enough fire-power up front to damage Charlestown. Ballina by 3.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on September 26, 2007, 02:18:29 PM
How do you guys see the Intermediate final between Ballintubber and Kiltimagh going?

Im getting nervous and tense about it already and im not even playing !

I dont think I can call it. It will be very close
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 26, 2007, 03:13:48 PM
Kiltimagh seem to be the team on a role this year, b-tubber were quiet early on in the year to seem to be coming along nicely now and are coming into some form so both teams are hitting the final running i just think kiltimaghs never give up attitude will pull them through, they never know when they are beaten
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on September 27, 2007, 02:46:26 PM
they never know when they are beaten

Hopefully they will know all about it on Sunday  ;D
Seriously, it will be very close. We have hit good form with wins over Belmullet in the championship and the league lately.
It will take a huge effort all the same.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: guy crouchback on September 28, 2007, 09:57:18 AM
Good Luck to all the ballina lads on Sunday.  I have a feeling this will be a cracking game between two good footballing teams. Midfield battle will be crucial and i feel that Ballina have just enough to win it there. Having said that it will still be very close at the end Ballina by 2.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on September 28, 2007, 10:48:16 AM
I'll give ya a call on Sunday Guy
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: guy crouchback on September 28, 2007, 11:59:15 AM
sound
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 30, 2007, 04:41:02 PM
Intermediate Final Result
Ballintubber 0-9 Kiltimagh 0-8

Half-time in senior final

Charlestown 0-7 Ballina 0-4
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Our Nail Loney on September 30, 2007, 05:14:58 PM
Any updates on the Ballina score lads?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mayo51 on September 30, 2007, 05:32:02 PM
ballina 3.6  charlestown 0.13 ft   goals for david and ger brady brady. paul mc garry m.o.m
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: From the Bunker on September 30, 2007, 06:50:07 PM
Anyone know how the Junior Semi between Islandeady and Ardnaree went?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: baoithe on September 30, 2007, 07:22:50 PM
Ardnaree lost by a goal - 2-6 to 3-6
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on October 01, 2007, 03:32:35 AM
Ballintubber by a piont.... thought we deserved it, Any thoughs?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on October 01, 2007, 07:17:15 AM
Any match reports from the Senior Final - another championship to add to the list :D

Tradition, do ye understand it now? ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Bod Mor on October 01, 2007, 07:38:57 AM
Fair play to Ballina, congratulations Stephenite et al. Hopefully ye'll go on to represent Mayo well in the club championship now. David Brady is fairly rattling in the goals now at full forward!!!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: MacDanger on October 01, 2007, 12:12:33 PM
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paul mc garry m.o.m

Are you kidding me?? G Brady should have got MoM followed by Wynne. McGarry was useless in the 1st half, got a lot of ball alright in the 2nd half but didn't do much with it; I actually checked who C/town's no. 7 was - Deignan - cos I thought he was doing pretty well but then I realised he was "marking" McGarry. Neither player was bothering to pick each other up so both had plenty of the ball and looked reasonably good. G Brady scroed two mighty first half points when Ballina were going nowhere and got the 1st goal which really borught Ballina back into it.

Wynne was v good. Not tall enough for FB for Mayo, but has he ever played in the corner??

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Any match reports from the Senior Final - another championship to add to the list

Tradition, do ye understand it now?

Credit where credit's due Stephenite, well done..............



.............only another two and ye'll have as many Moclair cups as the mighty Knockmore!!!!!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on October 01, 2007, 02:17:51 PM

.............only another two and ye'll have as many Moclair cups as the mighty Knockmore!!!!!

Only another 27 and ye'll have as many championships as the mighty Stephenites ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on October 01, 2007, 05:30:11 PM
It would be rather surprising if Ballina weren't in the shake up. After all they provide a lot of players for the Mayo team and are a young enough side wtill so fair play to them. I hope they win the Andy Merrigan Cup now.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: From the Bunker on October 01, 2007, 05:49:42 PM
Fair play to Ballina, congratulations Stephenite et al. Hopefully ye'll go on to represent Mayo well in the club championship now. David Brady is fairly rattling in the goals now at full forward!!!

Must have learned a trick or two from marking Donaghy in '06!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mayoman dan on October 01, 2007, 07:35:43 PM

Wynne was v good. Not tall enough for FB for Mayo, but has he ever played in the corner??


I think Wynne should be given a go as mayo fb.I would agree he is not the tallest but i think he is an excellent defender and he is used to playing at fb for his club.Ger Cafferky is being talked up by some to be our next fb and he is not much taller than Wynne.







Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on October 01, 2007, 11:20:44 PM

Wynne was v good. Not tall enough for FB for Mayo, but has he ever played in the corner??


I think Wynne should be given a go as mayo fb.I would agree he is not the tallest but i think he is an excellent defender and he is used to playing at fb for his club.Ger Cafferky is being talked up by some to be our next fb and he is not much taller than Wynne.

Guns has been asked, on more than one occasion to join up with mayo and has turned it down, he isn't prepared to give up the time, and beer, for mayo
A nice fella who is happy enough playing for ballina
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on October 02, 2007, 03:46:55 AM
Wynne is one the most natural defenders I've ever seen, a real class act on the pitch. I believe he's been asked a few times to join the County set up and has declined - for some lads life does not start and end with football, and he's dead right not to bother if it's something he doesn't want to do
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on October 02, 2007, 10:03:39 AM
Ger Cafferky is being talked up by some to be our next fb and he is not much taller than Wynne.

Why is there so much talk about Ger making the county team when he cant make the ballina team, surely if he is county standard he should make that Ballina team, has he been injured this year?

Is David O'Mahony not a forward as well, i was surprised to see him at 7 on sunday
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on October 02, 2007, 10:43:59 AM
Wynne is one the most natural defenders I've ever seen, a real class act on the pitch. I believe he's been asked a few times to join the County set up and has declined - for some lads life does not start and end with football, and he's dead right not to bother if it's something he doesn't want to do

Totally agree with the last sentence there Stephenite. All players get is abuse from fans etc and I'm not absolving myself from this either. It's his own life at the end of the day and its up to him how he wants to use it.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on October 02, 2007, 10:44:26 AM
Cafferky injured
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on October 02, 2007, 11:10:49 AM
Did anyone see Ginger doing a vinny jones on mcgarrity in the 2nd half, poor taste
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on October 02, 2007, 11:20:14 AM
ginger does play the game on the edge he was lucky not to see the line on suday I thought. Congrats to Ballina I'm just pissed off that i didn't back them at 5's a few weeks ago i said it here i thought they were great odds. By the way stephenite i was reading today that crossmaglen are gunning for your record of 13 consecutive county titles to tell you the truth i didn't realise ye held that record
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: MacDanger on October 02, 2007, 01:19:04 PM
For me, Ballina will have to improve a lot if they're to get out of Connacht. Thought they were under pressure for a lot of Sundays game and a lot of "big names" played poorly for them - L Brady, Casey, Devenney, Ruane, Leonard.

Having scored 5 goals in 2 games is all well and good but a points tally of 6 from a county final doesn't exactly bode well for the forward line. Hughes looked lively throughout but other than himself and GB, there was nobody who looked capable of scoring a few points.

McGarrity was poor enough in the first half but improved a lot and was very influential in the last 20 minutes or so. I was surprised they didn't bring DB out to midfield in the first half when they were struggling, not much point in having him in on the square if they're not winning any ball to put in to him.

Charlestown had no "star" performers, more of  a solid team throughout, again though they lack a top quality forward. Tony Mulligan had been touted as possible county standard but based on last Sunday and the first day against Knockmore, I wouldn't really rate him. Haran scored a great point in the first half but wasn't an influential as he needed to be for them to win it.

I'd expect Ballina's backs and midfield to imrpove but if they're to go down it will be through lack of cutting edge up front.

Is the format of the Connacht club championship the same as the county championship?? i.e. Mayo v Galway; Sligo v Roscommon etc??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on October 02, 2007, 01:52:02 PM
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Ballintubber by a piont.... thought we deserved it, Any thoughs?

Yeah, I thought Ballintubber were definitely the better team, but made hard work of winning the match!
I was sure Vincent Neary was going to blow the full-time whistle after Malee equalised for Kiltimagh.
I thought he gave a lot of soft frees actually, but maybe that's my club bias.

It didn't look too good when Tom Earley had to go off injured, but they kept playing the the very end and got their reward. Liam Tunney would have been man of the match for me - he had a fanstastic second half.

In the senior match, Ballina scored 3 goals in less than 10 minutes and that's what won the match for them. I thought Charlestown looked a better balanced team, but as has been said, they had no real class forward. They started trying to work a goal at the end and it nearly came off for them. But if they had actually taken their points, they may well have drawn or even won the match.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on October 02, 2007, 03:03:39 PM
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Ballintubber by a piont.... thought we deserved it, Any thoughs?

Yeah, I thought Ballintubber were definitely the better team, but made hard work of winning the match!
I was sure Vincent Neary was going to blow the full-time whistle after Malee equalised for Kiltimagh.
I thought he gave a lot of soft frees actually, but maybe that's my club bias.

It didn't look too good when Tom Earley had to go off injured, but they kept playing the the very end and got their reward. Liam Tunney would have been man of the match for me - he had a fanstastic second half.


Agreed, Ballintubber looked the better team. I thought we should have won by more. We had a lot kicked into the keepers hands. I think Kiltimagh only got one score from play, that was in the first few minutes. After that the ref gave them very soft frees which I was surprised at. I know that the Ballintubber backs were well aware that Kiltimagh get most of their scores from frees so they were extra careful and did their best to be fair and clinical when tackling but the ref didnt see it that way.

Apart from that I thought Hoban had a great game. He won vital possession around the middle when it counted. All the backs worked brilliant as a unit. Dillion was inspirational. He kicked two points over that bar from the sideline. I think his total was 6 points. Unreal stuff. O Connor got another great score from way out from the ground. He was well outside the 50 striking a dead ball which was very wet.

It was a good game considering the conditions was quite bad. Thrilling finish.
Kiltimagh had us on the ropes in the dying minutes and they got two points to equalise.
I was delighted for Kevin McGuiness to come on and get the last point considering he lost his place on the team not so long ago. Some celebrations after the match  ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mannix on October 03, 2007, 08:49:30 AM
Ballina looked ok in patches, charlestown were better balanced but ballina were saved by david brady.Neither had a player that stood out,brady excepted.If this is our best club football we will not have to worry about sam maguire in the near future,no player stood out in my mind.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on October 03, 2007, 09:05:26 AM
For me i thought Kevin Deignan was charlestowns best player, he cut out alot of ball, parsons was ok for a young lad and paul mulligan was deadly off the floor, but to many of there main players didnt do enough for me, dermot & aiden higgins were poor for me especially aiden, paul mc garry cleaned aiden in the 1st half. I have played c-town plenty times and there half back line is a nightmare yet on sunday they didnt make any move forward apart from once in the 1st half but that was it. Dermot Higgins did get a score in the 2nd half but with his pace he should being doing that all day up and down the field.

On the Ballina side, a huge amout of ball went through paul mcgarry, pat harte drove at c-town time and time again, wynne was effective and ger brady worked hard, david was quiet then he set-up 2 goals and scored one, job done.

All in all it was a poor county final and the standard of football bar the 1st 20min from charlestown which was great to watch was all in all poor stuff. Ballina constantly lashing in sky scrappers into brady.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: MacDanger on October 03, 2007, 02:21:05 PM
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For me i thought Kevin Deignan was charlestowns best player

Wouldn't agree with that at all. From what I could see in the 2nd half, Deignan was marking McGarry; both players ignored each other and both picked up a good amount of loose balls, particularly long punts out from the back. Easy enough to look good when you're not marking anyone.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on October 03, 2007, 03:13:38 PM
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Easy enough to look good when you're not marking anyone.

ala Bryan Cullen and Kieran McGeeney
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on October 05, 2007, 01:45:04 PM
Ballina v Knockmore goes ahead this weekend at 2pm in Ballina. The other fixture in Division 1 is in 1A where Moy Davitts play Ballintubber in Foxford. Mayo Gaels v Kiltimagh is in Mayo Abbey on Saturday evening in Division 2B
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on November 16, 2007, 03:13:05 PM
Connacht Intermediate Championship Final Sunday November 18th at 2.00

Ballintubber V Moycullen (Galway) Ref : Haulie Beirne in in Mchale park, Castlebar


Moycullen would be favourites for this one id say. Hard to call it, but it would be nice to round off the year with a Connaught title !
You down for this Tubberman? 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on November 16, 2007, 03:51:51 PM
Yeah, I'll definitely be down. Have a work do up here tonight, but getting train down tomorrow (I know I'll be in bits so not driving).
Time for a couple of pints after the match on Sunday and back up again on the last train.

I was out last weekend and got talking to a Kerry man living in Moycullen - such a combination! ::)
He reckons Moycullen should really be playing senior. They were senior for years, took their eye off the ball and ended up in intermediate. So we'll definitely be up against it and Moycullen will be favourites. But it's in McHale park and you never know what will happen in a game in mid-November.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on November 16, 2007, 07:07:02 PM
Yeah, I'll definitely be down. Have a work do up here tonight, but getting train down tomorrow (I know I'll be in bits so not driving).
Time for a couple of pints after the match on Sunday and back up again on the last train.

I was out last weekend and got talking to a Kerry man living in Moycullen - such a combination! ::)
He reckons Moycullen should really be playing senior. They were senior for years, took their eye off the ball and ended up in intermediate. So we'll definitely be up against it and Moycullen will be favourites. But it's in McHale park and you never know what will happen in a game in mid-November.

Being at home is an advantage but hopefully the supporters will turn out and be vocal. There is a preview by Ray Silk in the Galway Advertiser

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Maigh Cuilinn will have it all to do to annex Connacht title
Maigh Cuilinn football club was formed in 1912. And here it is, 95 years later,

Ray Silke

This Sunday the team and the majority of its 300 members will head to McHale Park in Castlebar for a 2pm throw-in against Ballintubber.

The victors will be the 2007 Connacht intermediate club champions and they and their supporters will really start to believe they can go all the way to an All-Ireland final in the hallowed ground of Croke Park.

Those thoughts though are for another day and first Seán O’Dea will have to outfox former Mayo All-Star James Horan in the tactical battle and his players will have to do the business inside the white lines.

Maigh Cuilinn have been inspired all season by the inspirational diamond of Paul Clancy, Mark Lydon, Gareth Bradshaw, and Tomás Higgins. Others who have also caught the eye are Kieran O’Connor, Seán Bradshaw, Brian Faherty, and Pat and Philip Lydon.

A major problem is they find it incredibly difficult to play two good halves of football. Against Monivea/Abbey and St Dominic’s it was only in the second half that they really opened up their shoulders.

Team selector Michael Lee acknowledges their inability to be consistently good for the full hour is a problem.

“We have discussed it, but we are still waiting for a really solid performance from the team for a full game. Against Kilconly we had a purple patch at the start, and in most other games it has been in the second half that we have played well. This weekend we need to start well and finish well.

“The mood is very positive in the panel as it was been all year and we are looking on this as another new adventure. Our objective was to get back to senior at the start of the season and we have achieved that, so we feel we are in bonus territory. That said, we would love to collect another cup on Sunday.”

The Killanin native is aware that Ballintubber will be a tough nut to crack, especially on home turf.

“It is a classic Galway versus Mayo game, and as we all know, they can go anyway. They have some fine players like Alan and Gary Dillon, the O’Connor brothers, so it won’t be easy. We have a good few niggling injuries, but we are hopeful that all the lads will be available for selection on Thursday night. You don’t get too many chances to win a provincial club title and we are going out with all guns blazing to try to do so. After all, who knows when we will get the chance to do so again?”

As I have not seen Ballintubber, it is impossible to make a valid assessment of how this game will go. However, based on reports from a few buddies in Mayo, they are a well organised and tough side.

That said, if Maigh Cuilinn can produce the form they did in the second half of their two games against Monivea and St Dominic’s and combine them into one hour’s football, they will be triumphant.

That’s a big if though
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: OakLeaf on February 14, 2008, 10:30:25 AM
I've added a new Live Scores feature to GAA Radio. If you're at any Mayo club games it'd be good if you could text score updates to 447624804328. This service is free for everyone to view at http://www.gaaradio.com/scores/liveScores.jsp . Thanks.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mhic Easmuint on March 17, 2008, 10:04:29 PM

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Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on March 18, 2008, 12:57:36 PM
This thread has been neglected over the past few months!
Has anyone any news or reviews of club matches at the weekend?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on March 19, 2008, 02:30:51 PM
The pitchs are in a bad way and therefore alot of games called off last weekend. Full round of games this weekend but the weather is promised very bad from thrusday on, rain rain and more rain.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on March 20, 2008, 04:28:28 PM
League Div 1A

Ballinrobe v Breaffy
Davitts v C\Town
Moy Davitts v Ballaghderreen
Knockmore v Crossmolina
Belumllet v Burrishule
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on March 20, 2008, 07:49:24 PM
This thread has been neglected over the past few months!
Has anyone any news or reviews of club matches at the weekend?

Well the Mayo Football and Hurling discussion thread took most of the posts over the past few months. It must be annoying for club players that have trained so hard to find out the timetables for last weekend's games only for them to be called off. Hopefully there will be some going ahead this weekend anyway.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on March 21, 2008, 11:19:20 AM
This thread has been neglected over the past few months!
Has anyone any news or reviews of club matches at the weekend?

Well the Mayo Football and Hurling discussion thread took most of the posts over the past few months. It must be annoying for club players that have trained so hard to find out the timetables for last weekend's games only for them to be called off. Hopefully there will be some going ahead this weekend anyway.

Theres alot of rain down here today lads, could be more games off!!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on March 23, 2008, 10:01:17 PM
The Weekend's results courtesy of mayogaa.com

Division 1A
Ballinrobe 0-9 Breaffy 2-8
Moy Davitts 1-8 Ballaghaderreen 1-8
Knockmore 1-10 Crossmolina 0-10

Division 1B
Ballina Stephenites 1-9 Kilmeena 1-7
Kiltane 1-15 Islandeady 1-5
Garrymore 3-5 Ballintubber 1-11
Shrule-Glencorrib 3-11 Claremorris 3-8
Castlebar Mitchels 2-17 Louisburgh 0-5

Division 1C
Hollymount 0-7 Kilcommon 2-6
Mayo Gaels 1-6 The Neale 1-12
Swinford 3-7 Kiltimagh 0-6
Killala 1-6 Kilmaine 0-11

Division 1D
Moygownagh 0-7 Carramore 1-13
Eastern Gaels 0-6 Achill 2-16
Crossmolina B 3-13 Balla 1-2

Division 1E
Knockmore B 1-12 Kilfian 3-4
Moy Davitts B 0-10 Lahardane 2-6
Ballycastle 0-12 Ballinrobe B 0-11
Charlestown B 0-15 Ballintubber B 0-1 ?
Castlebar B 0-11 Ballaghaderreen B 0-6

Division 1F
Belmuller B 2-6 Ardagh 0-6
Lacken 0-10 Westport B 0-8
Shrule-Glencorrib B 1-9 Breaffy B 3-7
Kilcommon B 0-2 Achill B 3-15
Kilmovee 0-7 Aghamore B 2-9
Swinford B 1-6 Ardnaree B 0-7
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: highorlow on March 25, 2008, 10:50:08 AM
Quote
Moy Davitts 1-8 Ballaghaderreen 1-8
           

That must be a latest score ? Ballagh won that match.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on March 25, 2008, 10:53:43 AM
Moy Davitts 1-8 Ballaghderreen 1-8

Ballagh scored a late injury time free to level it
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Post by: RedandGreenSniper on March 26, 2008, 10:40:06 AM
Serious result for Moy Davitts but they are capable of that when they find their gear. Were ya at the game Davitt Man? How were Ballagh' moving?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on March 26, 2008, 05:16:02 PM
Serious result for Moy Davitts but they are capable of that when they find their gear. Were ya at the game Davitt Man? How were Ballagh' moving?

I heard Ballagh were without Jimmy K who is injured , ballagh got a dubious late free into injury time, other than that i didnt hear much
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on April 02, 2008, 10:44:36 AM
Austie is looking for a transfer to St Vincents, it was in the metro this morning
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on April 02, 2008, 11:07:33 AM
Austie is looking for a transfer to St Vincents, it was in the metro this morning


Jesus they will have to change their name if they get any more mayo lads ;) 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on April 02, 2008, 11:15:34 AM
Pat Kelly
Brian Maloney
Alan Costello
Niall Dunne
and now maybe Austie
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 02, 2008, 04:21:49 PM
Well he (Austie) wasn't playing for Louisburgh in their hiding they got against Castlebar.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: muscles magoo on April 03, 2008, 07:52:28 AM
I believe he is definitely transferring to Vincents.
Big blow to Louisbourgh.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mannix on April 03, 2008, 08:31:30 AM
He is moving, 100%.
It can only be good for him playing in the place he lives in, travelling home for his club is too much considering he is a county player too.
Good luck to him, I think he will be a big name with Mayo in the next few years.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on April 03, 2008, 09:35:23 AM
It can only be good for him playing in the place he lives in, travelling home for his club is too much considering he is a county player too.

The fact he is a county player means he is home every weekend anyway AND he is a teacher with the whole summer off and could live back home in Mayo. So he could still help out his home club.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on April 03, 2008, 02:23:22 PM
would this be a case of 2+2=5 . Rory o malley transfered from loiusburgh to eire og.

 if it was any other club id ask is he related
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on April 06, 2008, 04:12:53 AM
That's Louisburgh frigged so . . . They'll be odds on to be the team relegated to intermediate this year. Just about stayed up the last couple of years with Austie and Ja O'Malley doing an awful lot of the damage.
Tough to know whether its the right thing for him to do. Big commitment to be coming home for a team that aren't going anywhere too fast. But that's whats meant to be special about the GAA - pride of the parish and all that. Would he be as quick to move if he was with Cross or Ballina . . . Or even someone like Shrule or Mitchels?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on April 15, 2008, 11:37:53 AM
Theres no league fixtures in the Western People today, are the games still going ahead this weekend?? There on the mayogaa website for this sunday.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: muscles magoo on April 15, 2008, 11:48:17 AM
AFAIK Games are all going ahead on the Sunday DM.

I heard ye had a no show on Sunday morning last.... ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on April 15, 2008, 12:14:54 PM
AFAIK Games are all going ahead on the Sunday DM.

I heard ye had a no show on Sunday morning last.... ;)

A no show??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: muscles magoo on April 15, 2008, 12:24:02 PM
I must have the wrong Davitts - I was referring to the South Mayo version...
I believe they tried to get their O'Meara Cup game against Claremorris rescheduled from Sunday morning to a more agreeable time and when Claremorris refused they just didn't bother showing up.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: ildanach on April 15, 2008, 12:58:07 PM
Theres no league fixtures in the Western People today, are the games still going ahead this weekend?? There on the mayogaa website for this sunday.

I was just thinking the other week how poor the website is. I looked at a few of the other county sites and it really is an embarrassment.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on April 15, 2008, 02:50:48 PM
Theres no league fixtures in the Western People today, are the games still going ahead this weekend?? There on the mayogaa website for this sunday.

I was just thinking the other week how poor the website is. I looked at a few of the other county sites and it really is an embarrassment.

i think the www.mayogaa.ie website is very good. It has all the fixtures\results and tables.

What to do not like about it ildanach??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: ildanach on April 15, 2008, 04:41:20 PM
Theres no league fixtures in the Western People today, are the games still going ahead this weekend?? There on the mayogaa website for this sunday.

I was just thinking the other week how poor the website is. I looked at a few of the other county sites and it really is an embarrassment.

i think the www.mayogaa.ie website is very good. It has all the fixtures\results and tables.

What to do not like about it ildanach??

Just think it looks very poorly designed, the updates apart from the club fixtures are poor. WE have a team playing an all ireland u21 semi final this week, not a mention. No reports on national league games. It should have upcoming challenge games stuff like that listed.

Take a look at these site http://www.tyronegaa.ie
                                   http://www.hill16.ie
                                   http://www.derrygaa.ie/

I really like the look of the tyrone & Derry sites real modern layout and they all seem to be on the ball with up dates.  
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on April 15, 2008, 05:08:30 PM
Ya your right ildanach, the tyrone site is very good and looks great, the mayo website is miles behind
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 20, 2008, 06:54:52 PM
Anybody know the results of the games today? I cannot log in to the mayogaa website where the results are given out.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Gaeilgoir on April 20, 2008, 07:27:20 PM
Anybody know the results of the games today? I cannot log in to the mayogaa website where the results are given out.

An other great result for our little club against the might of Ballina. Tuar Mhic Eadaigh 1-11 Ballina 1-7. A super start to the season. ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on April 22, 2008, 08:12:14 AM
From mayogaa.com

Division 1A
Ballaghadereen  1-9 1-9 Knockmore   
Charlestown  1-12 0-9 Bohola Moy-Davitts 
Breaffy  2-12 2-8 Davitts   
Westport  0-11 0-9 Belmullet 
No result from Burrishoole v Ballinrobe

Division 1B
Islandeady  4-4 1-10 Garrymore   
Claremorris  0-12 2-13 Castlebar Mitchels   
Kilmeena  2-7 1-8 Kiltane   
Tourmakeady  1-11 1-7 Ballina Stephenites   
Ballintubber  1-7 1-9 Shrule-Glencorrib 
Title: Mayo football
Post by: the Deel Rover on April 27, 2008, 03:31:42 PM
Cross  one - fourteen ballaghadreen 8 points great display by cross
Title: Mayo football
Post by: the Deel Rover on April 27, 2008, 03:35:31 PM
Mc scored eleven points murdat today hope john o was there
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 27, 2008, 10:17:35 PM
Knockmore drew with Charlestown on Saturday evening. 14 points a piece. Don't know much about it but I heard Howley was missing.
Title: Re: Mayo football
Post by: Davitt Man on April 28, 2008, 10:47:05 AM
Mc scored eleven points murdat today hope john o was there

11 points?? you serious, i can hear the call for his comeback....
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mannix on April 28, 2008, 10:53:37 AM
How much did he score from play? Does he seem to have pain with his back?
I think its terrible that a fella like him is not with Mayo but hope the parties involved are getting along and that he may show up later. Crossmolina train fairly hard so its not like he would be unfit, I would have him in the ff line just for scoring ability, the other lads can do all the running for him.
Used wisely he is very important even at 33 years, how old is dara o se?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on April 28, 2008, 12:04:28 PM
Mc scored eleven points murdat today hope john o was there

Oh my God talk about an announcement!! Maybe we haven't heard the last of him with Mayo so . . .
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on April 28, 2008, 02:05:32 PM
Mayo lads,

I'm attaching a few files on the following posts, with the results in the Mayo SFC and IFC in full since 1984, and some of them back to 1976. Might be of interest to some of you.

(Original files removed - amended ones below)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on April 28, 2008, 07:08:59 PM
I see the above may have been corrupted en route - have had this problem before. Will amend shortly to see if it sorts them out.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on April 28, 2008, 07:13:38 PM
Right here goes again:
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on April 28, 2008, 07:28:34 PM
The c'ships before Ballina and Cross took over - instead it's Knockmore, Hollymount and Garrymore in control:
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on April 28, 2008, 07:32:46 PM
Now the Intermediate side of things:
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on April 28, 2008, 07:35:01 PM
And the earlier Intermediate c'ships:

These should all work now. May have something on Junior in time, but that is a complicated and messy setup, so it'll be for another day.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: ludermor on April 28, 2008, 08:26:04 PM
Fair play OMS where did you get all this info?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on April 28, 2008, 09:47:12 PM
Fair play OMS where did you get all this info?
A combination of keeping it updated for the last 2/3 years, trawling through the Western archives online and occasional forays to Castlebar to view the older versions. The pre-84 stuff is from the Telegraph's archives online, and are fairly imcomplete. At least that's one thing with Mayo - you have three sources, with the Mayo News also (and that would help with western info), whereas here the Champion was the only show in town (literally in the town), til the Weekender got its act together around the late 90's. Had done this already for Sligo, but it's a much further-back effort that one though.

Out of interest, which club is yours? I'm thinking Kiltane, but I may be wrong. There's a few here between the Erris clubs anyway. Or the numerous Cross reps now that I think of it?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: ludermor on April 28, 2008, 10:00:04 PM
Yep its kiltane, good looking back on some of the near breakthroughs we had
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Post by: Owenmoresider on April 28, 2008, 10:22:08 PM
Yeah ye went close a few times, shame when a hitherto-unsuccessful team is going strong for a few years but can't get over the line. Coolera were like that here, until they got over the line in 2005. And Easkey were very much like that in the 90's, won leagues, got to the '99 final and many semis, but couldn't land Owen B. But ye were up against some good teams in that though. Remarkable to think that 20-25 years ago ye had Lacken, Belmullet and Davitts playing in finals, and Aghamore were hovering there for a while too.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: ludermor on April 28, 2008, 10:34:00 PM
yeah 89 was prob the closest and would have been a very good team. we had a couple of lads off the 85 minor all ireland team as well as other big strong footballers. A big change to now when we have a few nice little footballers but feck all strong lads and the few we do have are nearly all gone this year for various reasons. But hope spring eternal. Its mad seeing belmullet senior in 87 but havent made the grade back up yet. And they would have been winning underage A championships on a regular basis in that time with a very big pick for a rural club ( 2 feckin parishes!)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on April 28, 2008, 11:14:35 PM
yeah 89 was prob the closest and would have been a very good team. we had a couple of lads off the 85 minor all ireland team as well as other big strong footballers. A big change to now when we have a few nice little footballers but feck all strong lads and the few we do have are nearly all gone this year for various reasons. But hope spring eternal. Its mad seeing belmullet senior in 87 but havent made the grade back up yet. And they would have been winning underage A championships on a regular basis in that time with a very big pick for a rural club ( 2 feckin parishes!)
20 years is a while alright, but they did fall away a fair bit it seems, Junior for a while too. Does seem that the Intermediate can be hard to get out of, whereas here a senior team who aren't a shambles (take a bow St. Molaise Gaels) can get back up almost instantly, or just not get relegated at all, like others one could mention ::). Ballintubber were trying for a good while, Mitchels needed 2-3 goes, and the likes of Davitts do well in league but can't crack the c'ship. Then you have the likes of Hollymount who were top of the tree, but now in decline and stuck there for a while it would appear. Forgot to mention that Balla went from Senior finalists in 93 to Junior in a decade, and are still there, some fall. And Charlestown did the Junior circuit in 1988, but got back on track after that.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on April 29, 2008, 08:24:27 AM
Great records OMS - fair play to ya. Some great reading in there.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on May 02, 2008, 05:08:56 PM
I remember that 97 semi final against cross, probably the best match i've ever seen in terms of excitement
And teh beating we took out in knockmore in 95
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on May 04, 2008, 09:33:10 PM
were kiltane declared champions for a while in 1995 before cross were allowed  to beat garrymore(always a pleasure) fot the second time in 1995 over the PJ loftus affair? and went on to play corofinb in the connaght club championship . or ami putting 2 different events together
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 04, 2008, 09:44:10 PM
You are right. Kiltane were declared champions in 95. I was only 8 at the time, so I have no idea why Crossmolina and Garrymore took so long to finish their semi-final. All I can remember is that Garrymore weren't too popular.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on May 04, 2008, 10:24:29 PM
To correct you slightly, Kiltane weren't declared champions AFAIK, but as Mayo needed a representative in the Connacht club, and the final wasn't played, Kiltane went into that by virtue of being in the final. Lost to Corofin after a replay. I may be wrong, but I didn't see them being declared as champs anyway. That was before it was tightened up so counties had to finish on time or forfeit their place in it, like Donegal lost theirs in 2002. As for the Cross-Garrymore saga, Garrymore objected to one of the Cross players and it dragged on from there. Have to hand it to Garrymore though - they were well tested that year, 9 games and didn't even make the final!

Are Garrymore not too popular still, or was that just at the time? Their glory days were well passed by then anyway.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on May 05, 2008, 03:01:38 AM
To correct you slightly, Kiltane weren't declared champions AFAIK, but as Mayo needed a representative in the Connacht club, and the final wasn't played, Kiltane went into that by virtue of being in the final. Lost to Corofin after a replay. I may be wrong, but I didn't see them being declared as champs anyway. That was before it was tightened up so counties had to finish on time or forfeit their place in it, like Donegal lost theirs in 2002. As for the Cross-Garrymore saga, Garrymore objected to one of the Cross players and it dragged on from there. Have to hand it to Garrymore though - they were well tested that year, 9 games and didn't even make the final!

Are Garrymore not too popular still, or was that just at the time? Their glory days were well passed by then anyway.

Your spot on there OMS - as Kiltane were the only team actually in the final they were nominated. Garrymore wouldn't be the most popular club still. They'd have a rep for being dogged, sometimes beyond legal means. They've been on the way back for the last five years but I think they might surprise teams this year. A lot of good young players coming through from minor like Mark Tierney, Trevor and Shane Nally, David Tierney and add in the like of Enda Varley, Jimmy Killeen and Tony Corcoran and there is potential for a decent side
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: ludermor on May 05, 2008, 03:27:45 AM
aye we were put forward as mayos rep that year,played corofin that year they won the all ireland, we pushed them to a replay the first game got beat by a point the replay, and had to play them the very next day! all down to the PJ 'affair' and no need for it to be honest. but we should have beaten corofin the first day, it would have been interesting to see how far we woud have gone. They had great coverage in saying how small a club they were at the time ( in fairness to them) but we would have pushed them hard
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on May 05, 2008, 05:22:25 AM
Back to the present - Ballina beat Kiltane by four points
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on May 05, 2008, 05:37:46 AM
Division 1a results from mayogaa.com

Charlestown 1-11, Crossmolina 1-7
Breaffy 2-9, Knockmore 0-8
Burrishoole 1-8, Moy Davitts 1-10
Westport 1-11, Davitts 1-7
Belmullet 0-5, Ballinrobe 1-13

Some result for Charlestown - they're flying it so far this year. Early favourites for the championship perhaps? Ballagh' not starting well but ya can never forget Crossmolina, or Ballina.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 05, 2008, 07:03:00 PM
Watch Castlebar this year. Dark horses imo but it seems in nobody else's.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on May 06, 2008, 12:10:37 AM
Watch Castlebar this year. Dark horses imo but it seems in nobody else's.

You said that last year as well IIRC!! Suppose it has to come true one year at least
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on May 06, 2008, 02:10:10 AM
Watch Castlebar this year. Dark horses imo but it seems in nobody else's.

They've been considered dark horses every year since they came back up from intermediate in 2006. They got to the quarter-finals that year, only to be given a lesson by Crossmolina. They won Division 1 that year though so people thought they would do well last year. How they didn't beat Knockmore in the last group game (which would have brought them to the quarters is beyond me. Think you'll agree Farrandeelin, ye were lucky to get through this year.

The feeling around Castlebar this year though seems to be very much now or never. They've a lot of good, young players but the question is can they step up to the mark? Have they the leaders among the younger lads?

They've everything in place in the backgroun - Peter Ford's appointment to the management team is a huge boost - and they've started the league very well. Time will tell how then get on but at the minute I'd agree - ignore them at your peril
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 06, 2008, 07:22:57 PM
Watch Castlebar this year. Dark horses imo but it seems in nobody else's.

You said that last year as well IIRC!! Suppose it has to come true one year at least

Yeah, I did. :o Anyway RGS, didn't see all that much football last year and missed that Castlebar v Knockmore game, but whatever you say. ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on May 07, 2008, 05:57:46 AM
Oh take my word for it, ye were super useless that day :D
Title: Mayo football
Post by: the Deel Rover on May 10, 2008, 09:53:15 PM
Cross 2 . 14 breaffy 2 . 8 good result for cross against previously unbeaten breaffy
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 10, 2008, 10:28:15 PM
It says 2-13 to 2-7 on mayogaa Deel Rover. Anyway, Knockmore beat Burrishoole this evening by 5, 0-11 to 0-6. Both sets of forwards had an off-day. I was surprised by the length of the grass on the Knockmore pitch. I saw too that Ballina gave Garrymore a hiding, 2-11 to 0-7 in Garrymore. Ballaghaderreen and Charlestown drew. Castlebar won by 2 against Kilmeena.
Title: Mayo football
Post by: the Deel Rover on May 10, 2008, 10:43:17 PM
Ye must be top of the league farrandeelin especially with the draw between ballaghadreen and charlestown its fairly tight and a good league so far not a lot between the teams
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 11, 2008, 10:23:00 PM
No, Breaffy are still on top. Then there's a few teams on 6 points. Ye are up with the lot of us I think Deel Rover.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on May 12, 2008, 03:15:28 AM
Ye must be top of the league farrandeelin especially with the draw between ballaghadreen and charlestown its fairly tight and a good league so far not a lot between the teams

Yeah the league results are interesting to date. I reckon this year's senior championship will be extremely entertaining and hard to call. A lot more so than has been the case for years. Ya could pick any one of Ballagh, Cross, Ballina, Charlestown and prob Knockmore and make very good arguments for each of them.

Then I think ya have Castlebar, Breaffy and Shrule as possible dark horses. Everyone else will be competitive most of the time, with the possible exception of Louisburgh.
I think it'll be a good 'un
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 12, 2008, 02:16:33 PM
It will be good entertainment, but is the standard slipping?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on May 13, 2008, 07:44:54 AM
It will be good entertainment, but is the standard slipping?

Perhaps. Certainly I don't think any of the teams around now are as good as Crossmolina were when they got to the All-Ireland in 2001 and 2003 but I think its refreshing too that its so open.

While I'm sure there was great craic in north Mayo when Ballina, Cross and Knockmore were the big three over an extended period, I think the game in the county will get a gee up if there is greater competition.

Other clubs are more likely to aim for the top if they feel it is achieveable. In their day Knockmore, Crossmolina and Ballina were far too good for a lot of teams imho. Now a lot more teams are preparing with a genuine belief of making a cut at the title.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on May 14, 2008, 12:17:56 AM
When are the championships due to start there lads? Usually was the last weekend of May in recent times. We are following that idea this year anyway. Going to be open enough then, with Ballagh and Charlestown going strong, could the power shift to the east for a time maybe?

(Cue a Ballina v Knockmore/Cross final, having said that now)

How will Intermediate go? Kiltimagh probable favourites I'd say. Who'd be the main challengers?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 14, 2008, 09:35:25 AM
Due to start the last weekending 25th May OMS. I hope the majority of them are on a Sunday afternoon cos I probably will not make the Saturday evening games.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 18, 2008, 05:46:10 PM
Burrishoole 2-8 Crossmolina 1-10. Shock of the day in Mayo I'd say. Certainly in Division 1A.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on May 19, 2008, 12:51:17 AM
Burrishoole 2-8 Crossmolina 1-10. Shock of the day in Mayo I'd say. Certainly in Division 1A.

Absolutely the shock of the day. Burrishoole are unreal for pulling out a result from where and when you least expect it

Other Division 1A results (first named at home):

Breaffy  2-13 1-12 Ballaghadereen   
Ballinrobe  0-8 0-9 Davitts 
Belmullet  1-11 0-7 Moy-Davitts   
Westport  2-8 2-14 Knockmore
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on May 19, 2008, 07:00:42 PM
Big wins for breaffy and belmullet as well

Anyone else doing the fantasy comp in the western?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 19, 2008, 07:39:59 PM
F**k it M4S! I meant to do it! Ah sure there's always next year... :-\
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on May 20, 2008, 09:57:12 PM
still time if u get it in the post tomorrow
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on May 23, 2008, 07:26:15 AM
Club championship looming. I'll have a cut at predictions even though they're likely to be way off! Anyone wanna chance their arm on them?

Ballintubber v Charlestown, Charlestown by 6
Garrymore v Moy-Davitts, Moy Davitts by 3
Crossmolina v Ballinrobe, Crossmolina by 7
Louisburgh v Knockmore, Knockmore by 10
Kiltane v Ballaghadereen, Ballagh' by 2
Shrule-Glencorrib v Breaffy, Breaffy by 4
Burrishoole v Claremorris, draw
Castlebar v Ballina, Ballina by 1

Achill vs Ballyhaunis - Ballyhaunis by 3
Mayo Gaels vs Westport - Westport by 6
Kilmeena vs Bonniconlon - Kilmeena by 6
Aghamore vs Bellmullet - Draw
Parke vs Cross B - Parke by 4
Kilcommon vs Swinford - Swinford  by 1
Tourmakeady vs Davitts - Draw
Kiltimagh vs Hollymount - Kiltimagh by 4
 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on May 23, 2008, 11:52:01 AM
Ballintubber v Charlestown, Charlestown DRAW
Garrymore v Moy-Davitts, Moy Davitts by 5
Crossmolina v Ballinrobe, Crossmolina by 4
Louisburgh v Knockmore, Knockmore by 8
Kiltane v Ballaghadereen, Ballagh' DRAW
Shrule-Glencorrib v Breaffy, Breaffy by 4
Burrishoole v Claremorris, Burrishoole by 1
Castlebar v Ballina, Ballina by 4

Achill vs Ballyhaunis - Ballyhaunis by 5
Mayo Gaels vs Westport - Westport by 8
Kilmeena vs Bonniconlon - Kilmeena by 5
Aghamore vs Bellmullet - Bellmullet by 2
Parke vs Cross B - Parke by 3
Kilcommon vs Swinford - Swinford  by 2
Tourmakeady vs Davitts - Tourmakeady by 3
Kiltimagh vs Hollymount - Kiltimagh by 6
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on May 23, 2008, 02:58:14 PM
Looking in from the outside, I'd say:

Charlestown
Garrymore
Cross
Knockmore
Ballagh
Breaffy
Claremorris
Ballina

Intermediate - I'll defer on that.

Around the county tomorrow, so might wander in to one of the games in the evening. Any good ones on then?
Title: Mayo football
Post by: the Deel Rover on May 23, 2008, 06:23:53 PM
Lads hope cross win up at bruce glory days 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: khabilli on May 24, 2008, 01:14:40 PM
how did Cross do against Balinrobe?
Title: Mayo football
Post by: the Deel Rover on May 24, 2008, 05:23:47 PM
Cross won by 2 . 8 to 8 points . They were loosing by 6 to 2 at half time did not play well in the 1st half good 2nd half
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on May 25, 2008, 05:49:00 PM
Any more championship results?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on May 25, 2008, 06:10:57 PM
Ballintubber 0-8 1-13 Charlestown
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on May 25, 2008, 11:58:25 PM
Good start for Castlebar, beating Ballina yesterday. Could be well in the hunt later on? Two of the harder-called games ended funnily enough in draws, Shrule and Breaffy, and Garrymore and Moy Davitts. Ballagh did well to get a win out west too. Don't see any result for Knockmore, presume they should have won though.

Was at the Kiltimagh-Hollymount tie, not a great encounter, both sides missed plenty of chances, some quite easy ones too. Kiltimagh were 1-4 to 1 up after 20-odd minutes before a rather soft penalty got Holly back in it. Was 1-5 to 1-2 at HT, and only two Holly points came for much of the second half. Clifford Connolly missed a free to level it and Kiltimagh got their first point in ages from the same passage of play. Another followed and it looked to be over. Injury time came and Holly really got going, with three quickfire points to tie it up, Noel Connelly getting the last two, the latter a very good effort under pressure. Either side could have won, but Holly had enough chances and possession to deserve something out of it. It's a tricky group so the point is valuable for them. Kiltimagh tbh didn't look like a team that could have won the c'ship last year, one or two good forwards, but not much special besides. Still it beat watching that meaningless fare at HQ anyway.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on May 26, 2008, 07:42:23 AM
Senior Championship Group A
Garrymore  1-11 0-14 Bohola Moy-Davitts
Ballintubber  0-8 1-13 Charlestown

Senior Championship Group B
Louisburgh  1-6 1-15 Knockmore

Senior Championship Group C
Shrule-Glencorrib  0-11 0-11 Breaffy
Kiltane  2-7 2-10 Ballaghadereen

Senior Championship Group D
Burrishoole  1-8 0-12 Claremorris
Castlebar Mitchels  1-10 0-10 Ballina Stephenites

Intermediate Championship Group A
Achill  1-13 2-6 Ballyhaunis
Mayo Gaels  0-6 1-8 Westport

Intermediate Championship Group B
Kilmeena  0-5 0-9 Bonniconlon
Aghamore  2-12 0-11 Belmullet

Intermediate Championship Group C
Parke-Keelouges-Crimlin  2-4 2-11 Crossmolina Deel Rovers B
Kilcommon  1-8 0-7 Swinford

Intermediate Championship Group D
Tourmakeady  2-11 2-9 Davitts
Kiltimagh  1-7 1-7 Hollymount

John Melvin showed what a lazy journalist he is when predicting the winners of the senior, intermediate and junior championship in the Connacht Telegraph last week. He said Parke and Kilcommon were in with a shout in the junior championship!
Title: Weekend Games
Post by: REDCOL on May 26, 2008, 03:49:57 PM
Went to three games at weekend. Kiltimagh v Hollymount on Saturday. Standard was very poor, Young Mc Carthy in MF for Kiltimagh looks like a prospect played MF for Rice College. Shrule v Breaffy. Very exciting game with a few stand out performances. Alan Durcan was excellent for Breaffy, Trevor Mortimer stood out throughout although he did fall foul of Peter Geraghtys whistle on a few occasions. The standard was very high throughout Young Hennelly was excellent in goals for Breaffy.
Garrymore v Moy Davitts. Played in a gale, Moy Davitts 12 -02 up at HT. James Mulderrig kicked four excellent points in First Half started at FF. Garrymore FB Line tormented in First Half. Second Half - Garrymore play long ball into Anthony Cunningham and Enda Varley in FF Line, they cause all sorts of trouble for Moy Davitts. Moy Davitts play very negative passing the ball back the field all the time. Get caught with an equalising point in injury time. Varley free in last minute from 50yards on wrong side for his left foot hits the post and ball cleared. Draw a fair result.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: joemamas on May 26, 2008, 04:04:24 PM
Tubberman,

Can you provide any details on the Ballintubber v Charlestown game.

Thanks in advance
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on May 26, 2008, 04:22:29 PM
I can't give you firsthand details on it I'm afraid. Wasn't at home for weekend - Abbeysider might be able to oblige.
This is taken from the Ballintubber club website so it obviously focuses more on Ballintubber

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TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Junior Championship Section A Sun May 25th

Ballintubber 0-8 1-13 Charlestown

Our Senior teams venture into the Senior Championship for the first time in 7 years ended disappointingly when they were outclassed by a seasoned Charlestown outfit played in spendid looking Clogher on Sunday. The homeside were taking on one of the best club sides in the County and certainly will have learned from the experience which hopefully will stand to them as the Championship progresses . Charlestown opened the scoring after Mayo midfielder Tom Parsons kicked the first point . Alan Dillon equalised for the 'Tubber with a pointed free but the East Mayo side then seemed to take over as they persisted with high balls into the homesides full back line which resulted in numerous frees for the Charlestown attack which were pointed to leave the score 0-5 to 0-1 . The Abbeysiders were getting a lot of possession but scores were hard to get although Damien McGing got on the end of an Alan Dillon pass to kick a point . Another Charlestown attack resulted in midfielder David Tiernan getting on the end of a move but Ballintubber goalkeeper Noel Gibbons made an excellent save shortly before another high ball was kicked into the danger area but this time it ended up in the net . For the next 5 minutes the West Mayo side took the game by the scruff of the neck and 2 Alan Dillon points brought the score to 1-5 to 0-4 in favour of the visitors . Just before the break another pointed free left Charlestown in a favourable position of a scoreline of 1-6 to 0-4 . The awaited comeback from the hosts didn't materialise at the beginning of the second half as the visitors kicked the first 5 points of the second half to leave an insurmountable lead of 1-11 to 0-4 . Ballintubber kept in touch though with points from Michael Hoban, another Alan Dillon free which was added to by Damien McGing . However numerous wides and shots into the Charlestown goalkeeper did not help and on another breakaway attack Charlestown were able to kick a point after playing at pace and directness that the Abbeysiders could not match. Alan Dillon kicked the 'Tubber's last point of the match with a free but it was matched almost immediately with a final point from the visitors to end the game convincingly . Ballintubber will be disappointed in the manner they lost as they matched Charlestown for possession but the experience of last years beaten finalists, who were physically stronger than the homeside also contributed . However in 2 weeks time the Championship resumes where Ballintubber travel to Foxford to take on Moy Davitts in a must-win game that could decide the remainder of the season . Next weekend its back to League action where Islandeady travel to Clogher on Bank holiday Monday with details listed in Fixtures.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on May 27, 2008, 05:24:31 PM
Monday, 26 May 2008 
Feeney appointed to full-time GAA post

Mike Finnerty

MAYO’S first ever full-time GAA Secretary was appointed last week as it was confirmed that Sean Feeney had been successful in his application for the position.
The 61-year-old has been Mayo GAA Secretary since 1995 in a part-time role but was one of two candidates interviewed eight days ago for the full-time position which was advertised last month. The other candidate was Mayo GAA PRO, Noelle Horan.
Speaking to The Mayo News last night from Portugal, where he is accompanying the Mayo senior football squad on a training camp, Feeney said: “I’m delighted. It’s an honour to be Mayo’s first full-time Secretary. I’ve been doing it on a voluntary basis for nearly thirteen years now and the workload has been increasing dramatically over the years since. It’s a full-time job now and whoever comes in after me will be full-time too.”
The Ballintubber native will remain in the position until November of 2011 when he turns 65. Under GAA regulations he must then step down from the full-time role. However, he believes that it will be time for a change at that stage anyway.
“I think by the time I’m 65 I will have done my time,” he admitted. “I see the development of McHale Park in Castlebar as the main objective in the short-term. That work will be starting in August and will be done within the year. After that I’m sure something else will be on the horizon.
“I firmly believe that most counties will be going down the road of full-time secretaries sooner rather than later. The amount of paperwork, in particular, has increased an awful lot in the last few years and it takes up an incredible amount of time.”

MEANWHILE, the final remaining members of the Mayo senior football squad will fly into Portugal today (Tuesday) to link up with the rest of their colleagues.
A number of players were sitting college exams yesterday and so were unable to leave with the main group on Monday morning from Dublin Airport. The only member of Mayo’s championship  squad not making the trip is Tom Parsons from Charlestown. He is exam-tied until the end of the week.
The travelling party return home next Sunday and will line out in club league matches on Bank Holiday Monday.



Now theres a shock lads :P they must not have got your cv Ros :D 

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: An Gaeilgoir on May 27, 2008, 06:36:27 PM
Besides the team and managment i wonder how many suits went for the training session and maybe their wives?....Its good to see the training fund money going to good use!!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on May 28, 2008, 07:05:37 AM
I know they can be inept at times but a good few of the county board do put in serious time during the year, I wouldn't begrudge them an oul holiday now.

I'm not sure what to make of the fact that only two people applied for the role  of full time secretary. Are people not interested or just don't think they had a chance of getting it?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: muscles magoo on May 28, 2008, 08:13:53 AM

I'm not sure what to make of the fact that only two people applied for the role  of full time secretary. Are people not interested or just don't think they had a chance of getting it?

Probably the latter although the report didn't actually specify how many candidates there were in total, only that two made it to interview stage.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on May 28, 2008, 05:19:19 PM
I can't give you firsthand details on it I'm afraid. Wasn't at home for weekend - Abbeysider might be able to oblige.
This is taken from the Ballintubber club website so it obviously focuses more on Ballintubber

The only thing I would add guys is that the game was closer that what the scoreboard spelled out.
We had a terrible day in front of the posts kicking 18 wides and 4-5 into the keepers hands.
It just wasnt happening for us on the day, but it will come.
We created more chances than Charlestown but just couldnt convert with all the possession we had.
 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 28, 2008, 07:26:57 PM
Is the next round of group games due for the 8th of June? Knockmore v Crossmolina will be pick of the round there if it is.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on May 29, 2008, 08:44:21 AM
Is the next round of group games due for the 8th of June? Knockmore v Crossmolina will be pick of the round there if it is.

Yes next round of Championship is the weekend of the 8th of June.
The next weekend of championship after that is the 20th of July, so there is a good break in between.
AFAIK rounds of the North, South, East West divisional cups along with league fixtures will be played in between.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on May 29, 2008, 09:15:15 AM
Is the next round of group games due for the 8th of June? Knockmore v Crossmolina will be pick of the round there if it is.

Yes next round of Championship is the weekend of the 8th of June.
The next weekend of championship after that is the 20th of July, so there is a good break in between.
AFAIK rounds of the North, South, East West divisional cups along with league fixtures will be played in between.

There are no Senior League fixtures betweeb 8th June and 20th July.

League Fixtures this weekend and then the next round is 16th August so effectively no competive games for 6 weeks bewteen 8th June and 20th July.

All clubs will have played 9 weekends in a row and then nothing for 6 weeks!!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on May 29, 2008, 10:02:13 AM
The nine week break is crazy doesn't help the teams that have built up momentum and that are going well the likes of Breaffy, Charlestown , Castlebar i'm sure they way they are playing they would want a game every 2 weeks or so .
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: magpie seanie on May 29, 2008, 10:15:56 AM
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League Fixtures this weekend and then the next round is 16th August so effectively no competive games for 6 weeks bewteen 8th June and 20th July.


That's just plain crazy. How would you be bothered keeping training?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 29, 2008, 10:05:11 PM
We could lose to Sligo. And if we do, the county will not be playing again until the weekend 26/27th July AFAIK. So the only games (if such a scenario does happen) would be the divisionals. That's terrible. No wonder a few young lads are heading to America for the summer.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
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Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: moysider on May 30, 2008, 12:53:45 AM

I'm not sure what to make of the fact that only two people applied for the role  of full time secretary. Are people not interested or just don't think they had a chance of getting it?

Probably the latter although the report didn't actually specify how many candidates there were in total, only that two made it to interview stage.

 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D . Wonder who the token patsy was? Anybody got a name there? Was he one of the Oswalds by any chance? This was shoneenism of the highest order. You can be sure the 'other candidates were hand picked cardboard cut - outs or mad/pissed off to make it appear like a proper selective process. Saying that, Feeney had to get the gig after years of voluntary service, whatever about my/our [ some of us anyway] reservations about some of his utterances/ influence over the years. There is a serious workload there.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on May 30, 2008, 01:00:26 AM
There is a serious workload and credit must be given where it's due.

However some of his publicity seeking over the years have made him a liability and a disgrace to the association - a bad appointment at a time when a steady hand would be needed to manage the county from an administrative point of view with the redevelopment of Mchale Park etc.

But it was never going to be any other way
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: muscles magoo on May 30, 2008, 07:56:56 AM

I'm not sure what to make of the fact that only two people applied for the role  of full time secretary. Are people not interested or just don't think they had a chance of getting it?

Probably the latter although the report didn't actually specify how many candidates there were in total, only that two made it to interview stage.

 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D . Wonder who the token patsy was? Anybody got a name there?

Think they said it was county board PRO Noelle Horan? Was actually surprised that this was made public as I would have thought that best practice would be to keep names of candidates etc confidential. Unless of course they didn't actually interview anyone and...... Ara, I wont even go there...
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on May 30, 2008, 08:02:18 AM

I'm not sure what to make of the fact that only two people applied for the role  of full time secretary. Are people not interested or just don't think they had a chance of getting it?

Probably the latter although the report didn't actually specify how many candidates there were in total, only that two made it to interview stage.

 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D . Wonder who the token patsy was? Anybody got a name there?

Think they said it was county board PRO Noelle Horan? Was actually surprised that this was made public as I would have thought that best practice would be to keep names of candidates etc confidential. Unless of course they didn't actually interview anyone and...... Ara, I wont even go there...

Actually now that you mention it its bizarre that they named Ms Horan alright. The mind boogles. But I agree with Moysider, he is the best man for the job. I'm not sure that you could bring someone in from the cold to replace him, you'd need someone with county board experience and Lord knows those already in place are hardly dripping with class or anything.
Stephenite can't agree with you calling him a disgrace to the association. What in particular are you referring to regarding publicity seeking?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: muscles magoo on May 30, 2008, 08:10:18 AM

I'm not sure what to make of the fact that only two people applied for the role  of full time secretary. Are people not interested or just don't think they had a chance of getting it?

Probably the latter although the report didn't actually specify how many candidates there were in total, only that two made it to interview stage.

 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D . Wonder who the token patsy was? Anybody got a name there?

Think they said it was county board PRO Noelle Horan? Was actually surprised that this was made public as I would have thought that best practice would be to keep names of candidates etc confidential. Unless of course they didn't actually interview anyone and...... Ara, I wont even go there...

Actually now that you mention it its bizarre that they named Ms Horan alright. The mind boogles. But I agree with Moysider, he is the best man for the job. I'm not sure that you could bring someone in from the cold to replace him, you'd need someone with county board experience and Lord knows those already in place are hardly dripping with class or anything.
Stephenite can't agree with you calling him a disgrace to the association. What in particular are you referring to regarding publicity seeking?

Don't mean to jump in on Stephenite here but Feeney didn't exactly cover himself in glory by taking a fairly public stance (in a GAA capacity) in the Nally case a couple of years ago?   
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on May 30, 2008, 09:06:38 AM

I'm not sure what to make of the fact that only two people applied for the role  of full time secretary. Are people not interested or just don't think they had a chance of getting it?

Probably the latter although the report didn't actually specify how many candidates there were in total, only that two made it to interview stage.

 :D  :D  :D  :D  :D . Wonder who the token patsy was? Anybody got a name there?

Think they said it was county board PRO Noelle Horan? Was actually surprised that this was made public as I would have thought that best practice would be to keep names of candidates etc confidential. Unless of course they didn't actually interview anyone and...... Ara, I wont even go there...

Actually now that you mention it its bizarre that they named Ms Horan alright. The mind boogles. But I agree with Moysider, he is the best man for the job. I'm not sure that you could bring someone in from the cold to replace him, you'd need someone with county board experience and Lord knows those already in place are hardly dripping with class or anything.
Stephenite can't agree with you calling him a disgrace to the association. What in particular are you referring to regarding publicity seeking?

Don't mean to jump in on Stephenite here but Feeney didn't exactly cover himself in glory by taking a fairly public stance (in a GAA capacity) in the Nally case a couple of years ago?  

Yeah that was very poor judgement. Look I ain't saying he's perfect. But the good he does I think outweighs the bad. I know there's a possibility that people were put off going for the job because they might think they wouldn't get it but its a thankless enough job too. I know if our senior team manager wants a game off or put back he rings Feeney. So does every club. Then there's tickets. County board meetings, every sort of shite. And before someone jumps in and that effort alone isn't enough, he does actually perform his duties fairly well
He's far from perfect but he's doing a good  job in a role that I wouldn't touch with a barge pole so he deserves credit in my book
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: muscles magoo on May 30, 2008, 09:10:16 AM

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Yeah that was very poor judgement. Look I ain't saying he's perfect. But the good he does I think outweighs the bad. I know there's a possibility that people were put off going for the job because they might think they wouldn't get it but its a thankless enough job too. I know if our senior team manager wants a game off or put back he rings Feeney. So does every club. Then there's tickets. County board meetings, every sort of shite. And before someone jumps in and that effort alone isn't enough, he does actually perform his duties fairly well
He's far from perfect but he's doing a good  job in a role that I wouldn't touch with a barge pole so he deserves credit in my book
[/quote]

Agreed.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on May 31, 2008, 01:39:59 AM
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'm not sure that you could bring someone in from the cold to replace him,

isnt that what theysaid about eddie osullivan upto about a week before they sacked him. does that mean hes there for ever? ask the may hurdler has he done a good job , apart from counting sliithors and has seemed to be the driving force behind the sacking of the last 2 may manager one straight after an AIF appearance. a gobsheen.
as regard naming ms horan would it have been done to stop idle fingers from speculating that they didn't even bother having interviews
Title: Mayo club
Post by: the Deel Rover on June 02, 2008, 04:10:44 PM
Any league results lads cross beat westport by 4 points
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on June 03, 2008, 05:03:45 AM
isnt that what theysaid about eddie osullivan upto about a week before they sacked him. does that mean hes there for ever?

Okay I won't pretend to be a rugby expert but its an entirely different scenario. There's provincial coaches learning the trade at the next level below international rugby and its a logical progression from there.
If you look at the Mayo situation there's not that much new blood coming onto the county board (and don't tell me that they're being stopped because Mike Connelly came on scene in the last couple of years but he is the exception).
The problem is a very simple and straightforward one. County Board people come (by and large) from the clubs. Thats where they get the administrative experience. Clubs are really struggling to get volunteers involved nowadays, particularly at committee level. Are they really going to let one of their better men (or women) go?
It'd be great to see fresh blood coming on the scene but the reality is different.

ask the may hurdler has he done a good job , apart from counting sliithors and has seemed to be the driving force behind the sacking of the last 2 may manager one straight after an AIF appearance. a gobsheen.

Jesus I'm sick hearing this crap about the sliothars. The incident in question, which was the sacking of Frank Browne, was primarily due to the fact that the hurlers were calling training sessions beyond the agreed numbers of nights. Now there's nothing wrong with that per se but it brought about extra costs - expenses, catering etc. People get on their high horse about hurling in Mayo but its not like there's a bottomless pit of money to be given to the sport. There are six adult hurling clubs in Mayo. There's over 40 football. Where do you think the money's going to go?
You'll find plenty of people who feel there's not enough money being spent on football too.
If anything hurling has received relatively more than the interest in the game deserves in the past few years (now I'm not saying the sport doesn't deserve it, you do need to invest for a developing game. But I don't think its right to say the hurlers are getting stung either).
By the way I'm not sure what you are referring to about an All-Ireland Final appearance? The hurlers made the Christy Ring final in 04 under Gerry Spelman. He managed them in 05 and then left after finishing his three year term.
Christ I'm sounding like Sean Feeney's PR man now! I wonder is there a full-time position out of that :D
Seriously though we've a lot of problems in Mayo. More people getting involved at club and county board level would do an infinite more amount of good than getting rid of a county secretary who is doing a decent job with no one around to replace him
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on June 03, 2008, 05:11:13 AM
Any league results lads cross beat westport by 4 points

Division 1 results
Bohola Moy-Davitts  0-9 0-12 Ballinrobe 
Knockmore  1-11 2-6 Belmullet  Knockmore 
Crossmolina Deel Rovers  1-10 1-6 Westport 
Ballaghadereen  1-18 1-6 Burrishoole 
Charlestown  0-11 1-8 Breaffy 

Big win for Ballagh' - are they gonna hit top gear at the right time this year?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on June 03, 2008, 05:45:15 AM
As per my original quote - there is a lot of work involved and I am prepared to give anyone credit for this

However the issues I have (some of which have already been touched on)

1. Padraig Nally affair - responsible for going on live national radio and deciding to proclaim to the whole nation that the GAA was more than just a sporting organisation. His actions on this issue (which included a rap on the knuckles from Central Council) also saw him mis-representing Mayo GAA members and the entire association by using his position within the GAA to attempt to organise a racist rally against travellers to be held on GAA grounds. That he wasn't expelled from the association for this alone is something that makes me uncomfortable, but as per the debacle in Antrim and the hunger strike rally you can get away with anything if you want to.

2. Hurling - you've outlined that above but he should've kept quiet. If someone is to complain about the cost of things it's either the treasurers job or the PRO acting on behalf of the entire CB executive.

3. Small Players - I don't care what journalists asks him - he is not eleceted to mouth off about the virtues or not of Mayo Footballers - his job is to administer the game within the County and ensure that the relevant facilities are available for county teams. He does a good job ensuring ther county teams are well prepared, no problem with that. However, he is unqualified to be publicly questioning the value of footballers available to play at the highest level in Mayo, and he should keep quiet on that and other football specific matters - if he was going to manage the senior team he'd have done so by now.

4. The Last Word : Rule 42 - Embarrassed the entire county with a childish interview given to Matt Cooper on the weekend of the Rule 42 debate, as one of the counties who hadn't publicly declared what way the delegates would vite he accepted an invitation to speak on this programme and tried to act like some sort of cute Kerry man with the interviewer, it was a pointless vanity exercise to get his name out there.

5. League standings - Completley re-wrote the rule book with regard to the re-structuring of the senior leagues, resulting in the demotion of my club because the rules were changed at the end of the season - wouldn't be allowed happen anywhere else. Other clubs gained and others lost, and a vote was taken - you can't change the rules after the fact and as secretary he has to take responsibility.


A good County secretary is one that is never heard of - we should hardly know his name. Feeney opens his trap too often in the national press for me to comfortable with - he reminds me of Sean Kelly in some ways.

I'm sure he is a nice man (lads from Ballina that have been involved with County teams that I know haven't a bad word to say about him) I just feel that he sometimes uses his position for a bit of self promotion with his eyes on bigger prizes further up the "officialdom" ladder.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on June 03, 2008, 07:47:30 AM

1. Padraig Nally affair - responsible for going on live national radio and deciding to proclaim to the whole nation that the GAA was more than just a sporting organisation. His actions on this issue (which included a rap on the knuckles from Central Council) also saw him mis-representing Mayo GAA members and the entire association by using his position within the GAA to attempt to organise a racist rally against travellers to be held on GAA grounds. That he wasn't expelled from the association for this alone is something that makes me uncomfortable, but as per the debacle in Antrim and the hunger strike rally you can get away with anything if you want to.


As I said before I agree his involvement here was ill advised. But it was James Waldron who was driving this particular bus if we're to be honest. Nonetheless Feeney shouldn't have tried to use Mayo GAA for this purpose. I think a lot of Mayo gaels may have agreed with him but it wasn't right to use Mayo GAA as a weapon (no pun intended).
Perhaps I'm mistaken but was the rally not in support of Padraig Nally rather than against travellers? I couldn't agree with ya on expulsion though. It was an issue that really raised emotions in south Mayo and Feeney and Waldron would have witnessed this. They were still wrong but its not something I would hold against them long term.



2. Hurling - you've outlined that above but he should've kept quiet. If someone is to complain about the cost of things it's either the treasurers job or the PRO acting on behalf of the entire CB executive.


The PRO is about as useful as tits on a bull and the less said about the treasurer the better. I'd have much stronger objections to these two officials to be frank but that's another story. Bottom line is Feeney and/or Waldron are the best people to speak on behalf of the county board.



3. Small Players - I don't care what journalists asks him - he is not eleceted to mouth off about the virtues or not of Mayo Footballers - his job is to administer the game within the County and ensure that the relevant facilities are available for county teams. He does a good job ensuring ther county teams are well prepared, no problem with that. However, he is unqualified to be publicly questioning the value of footballers available to play at the highest level in Mayo, and he should keep quiet on that and other football specific matters - if he was going to manage the senior team he'd have done so by now.




I don't remember the exact timing of these comments and that would be crucial. But said at the right time I think he is qualified to comment. But I'd be more concerned with proper time and money being put into the structures for developing underage players. The county board don't seem to have the will here to change things enough.



4. The Last Word : Rule 42 - Embarrassed the entire county with a childish interview given to Matt Cooper on the weekend of the Rule 42 debate, as one of the counties who hadn't publicly declared what way the delegates would vite he accepted an invitation to speak on this programme and tried to act like some sort of cute Kerry man with the interviewer, it was a pointless vanity exercise to get his name out there.


Didn't hear that programme but I can imagine what it was like. Don't know if it could be a vanity exercise though - TodayFM would have rang him



5. League standings - Completley re-wrote the rule book with regard to the re-structuring of the senior leagues, resulting in the demotion of my club because the rules were changed at the end of the season - wouldn't be allowed happen anywhere else. Other clubs gained and others lost, and a vote was taken - you can't change the rules after the fact and as secretary he has to take responsibility.




That was an unholy mess. But it was Prenty who brought about the changes there. Hopefully the leagues will be left as they are from now on.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on June 03, 2008, 11:44:43 AM
Crafty Cross’ will overcome

Sean Rice
ALL the big guns are being wheeled into action again at the weekend as the championship intensifies. And for the cognoscenti there’s a bagful of attractions. Knockmore is one of the more tempting venues where the locals take on their old antagonists, Crossmolina.
There’s nothing like a good neighbourly scrap to stir the soul. Knockmore and Crossmolina have provided us with some rousing contests down the years. And while the balance of success has tilted heavily towards the Deel Rovers in recent years, there was a time when their opponents were untouchable.
Long before Crossmolina’s brave new world emerged in 1995, Knockmore had cultivated their own fertile patch and embellished it with six senior titles. Eleven years have passed, however, since they last raised the Moclair Cup. In the intervening period Crossmolina have recorded five victories. Is it any wonder the Knockmore supporters are becoming impatient?
Nothing they have done in the league suggests this is to be their year either. They have lost key man Trevor Howley. And even though the championship has a way of contradicting league form and upsetting the odds, a heavy defeat by hugely improved Breaffy is not a good augury. Yet, they are on home soil this weekend, and the game follows a convincing victory over Louisburgh. They will have Aidan Kilcoyne back, and they have inspirational players in John Brogan, Kevin McLoughlin, Damien Munnelly and James Noone.
Because it is an old rivalry they’ll not fear Crossmolina. They will have decked that Cross’ travel badly, that they are still relying on their old soldiers – the Nallens, Paul McGuinness, Joe Keane, Stephen Rochford and of course Ciaran McDonald – to rescue their bid for an eighth senior title.
They’ll convince themselves that the time is ripe for youthful enthusiasm to triumph. But waning though they are, the maturity of Crossmolina is likely to overcome. It could be the match of the day.If there is one venue in which high-flying Castlebar Mitchels could be dragged down to earth, it is Claremorris. They make the journey to the South Mayo capital fully aware that despite their victory over the holders, Ballina Stephenites, they are not yet case-hardened. They are contenders for the county title, but not favourites.
In their league clash at the same venue, Castlebar had seven points to spare. The margin, not the victory, did flatter them somewhat. They benefited from a fortuitous goal in the first half, and from the failure by Claremorris to score from a penalty.
Like Castlebar, Claremorris have been making real progress this year – enthused by the competitive Feeley brothers, Mickey Mullins, Brian Gallagher, Ger Brady, Seán Prendergast and Tomás Griffin – and their victory over Burrishoole will spur them at the weekend.It is a game fraught with danger for the visitors. But nobody who has seen them can deny that Peter Ford and his selectors has begun to weld their splintered talents into a cohesive force that is arousing respect. Rory O’Grady, Tom Cunniffe, Alan Nolan, Shane Fitzmaurice, Niall Lydon, Neil Douglas, Barry Moran and Eamon Tiernan are enjoying their football and playing with conviction. They should win, but it will be a heck of a struggle.Their draw on home soil against Breaffy has clouded somewhat the championship promise of Shrule/Glencorrib. They had been blazing a trail in the league and we thought it had them well prepared for the visit of Breaffy.But the rising tide of Castlebar football has also lifted the boat of their fellow parishioners.  And, as they proved in Shrule, Breaffy are now among the dark horses of the championship.
The South Mayo side will be disappointed to have drawn and they make the journey to Ballaghaderreen with some trepidation. It’s a big game for both teams. And it has the makings of a thriller worth travelling some distance to observe.Less compelling and less convincing than at this stage last season, Ballaghaderreen will surely be the better for that.
But if they are to restore the lustre that faded after last year’s semi-final defeat, then the Kilcullen brothers, Andy Moran, Stephen Drake and company have got to do it this weekend.
The task facing Shrule is enormous. Yet if any team can rise to the occasion it is the border club. Powered by the Mortimers, the Ronaldsons, Dermot Geraghty, Kieran Conroy, Brian Murphy and Kieran Walsh, they will shirk no obstacle in their search for a way back on track. It’s a toss of a coin between them.
But I, for one, would not bet against the men from the south.In other ties, I fancy Ballintubber, Charlestown, Ballinrobe, Breaffy and Ballina Stephenites.


An article by Sean Rice in this weeks Mayo news , Really looking forward to the match myself however i wouldn't be too confident as we are not playing well at the moment  there was some improvement against wesport on monday however nothing like a game against the auld enemy to get you focused . We have a few young lads introduced however we are still reliant on the likes of Jimmy , Ciaran MC, Hoggy, Joe and Tom Nallen for inspiration and these boys have been there since 1993 and have huge miles on the clock hopefully they have one more year left in them whereas you look at Knockmore and they have a relatively young team with only Deccy Sweeney in his 30's. Should be a great atmosphere are you heading to the match farrendellin ?
 
 
 
 
     
 
 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on June 03, 2008, 02:23:27 PM
But it was James Waldron who was driving this particular bus if we're to be honest. Nonetheless Feeney shouldn't have tried to use Mayo GAA for this purpose. I think a lot of Mayo gaels may have agreed with him but it wasn't right to use Mayo GAA as a weapon (no pun intended).
Perhaps I'm mistaken but was the rally not in support of Padraig Nally rather than against travellers? I couldn't agree with ya on expulsion though. It was an issue that really raised emotions in south Mayo and Feeney and Waldron would have witnessed this. They were still wrong but its not something I would hold against them long term.

It was not James Waldron that went on National radio proclaiming that the GAA was more than a sporting organisation - and it was not James Waldron that got censured by Croke Park.


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The PRO is about as useful as tits on a bull and the less said about the treasurer the better. I'd have much stronger objections to these two officials to be frank but that's another story. Bottom line is Feeney and/or Waldron are the best people to speak on behalf of the county board.


Not a valid argument - they are the elected officials with the responsibility to either speak on behalf of the county board or discuss issues realting to finance.


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I don't remember the exact timing of these comments and that would be crucial. But said at the right time I think he is qualified to comment. But I'd be more concerned with proper time and money being put into the structures for developing underage players. The county board don't seem to have the will here to change things enough.


Why is the timing crucial? The timing of the comments shouldn't make any difference, it was a cheap comment in the aftermath of one of the recent heavy All Ireland losses if I recall correctly - Stevie Wonder could've seen that we had issues with size in the full back line, Sean Rice is no more qualified than me in fairness and it doesn't stop me - however he is a senior member if the county board and his comments were ill advised at best - extremley ignorant at worst.

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Didn't hear that programme but I can imagine what it was like. Don't know if it could be a vanity exercise though - TodayFM would have rang him


Today FM could've rang any number of CB secretaries that evening - why did he feel the need to comment? Still think it was a publicity stunt.


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That was an unholy mess. But it was Prenty who brought about the changes there. Hopefully the leagues will be left as they are from now on.


I could be wrong but I'm quite sure Prenty was the one railing aginst the decision that now stands - he was pretty vocal about it when the decision was finally taken
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on June 04, 2008, 03:52:37 AM

It was not James Waldron that went on National radio proclaiming that the GAA was more than a sporting organisation - and it was not James Waldron that got censured by Croke Park.



Waldron certainly set the ball rolling on the whole issue but I agree with you, what they did was poor judgement. I just think that it was a minor mistake, he got sanctioned and hopefully learned from it



Not a valid argument - they are the elected officials with the responsibility to either speak on behalf of the county board or discuss issues realting to finance.



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This is my entire point. You're right - they are elected to do that job but it just shows the lack of quality officials on the county board. If these two were to comment on a regular basis we'd have even bigger problems. Feeney may have a habit of putting his foot in it occassionally but he'd be much more useful to comment than either of these two as far as I'm concerned.



Why is the timing crucial? The timing of the comments shouldn't make any difference, it was a cheap comment in the aftermath of one of the recent heavy All Ireland losses if I recall correctly - Stevie Wonder could've seen that we had issues with size in the full back line, Sean Rice is no more qualified than me in fairness and it doesn't stop me - however he is a senior member if the county board and his comments were ill advised at best - extremley ignorant at worst.




Timing was crucial. If it was long enough after the defeat when proper introspection was due, then they were fair enough comments. Personally I don't see how such observations are damaging.




Today FM could've rang any number of CB secretaries that evening - why did he feel the need to comment? Still think it was a publicity stunt.

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Perhaps it was. Not sure we'll ever know to be honest



I could be wrong but I'm quite sure Prenty was the one railing aginst the decision that now stands - he was pretty vocal about it when the decision was finally taken


From what I remember Prenty only started stirring the hornets nest because Ballyhaunis were in relegation bother from 2B.
Once his objection was successful the county board were left with a scenario where Mitchels and Kiltane (I think) would be relegated from Division 1 (then containing 20 teams) to Division 2 despite being under the impression they had a play-off to fall back on.
The Connacht Council (how ironic) then suggested that the county board revisit the league structures and so they made a 12 team division 1, 12 team division 2 and so on. Teams like Ballina and Shrule were, you could say, demoted but not as last year's league stood. It was a holy mess brought about by Prenty using his knowledge of the rulebook to help his own club. His entitlement I guess but it really was a joke imho
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on June 04, 2008, 04:00:21 AM
Suppose it doesn't really matter now - he's there for better or worse!

I suppose to sum up my position - I respect the many long hours of work that he put in voluntarily, but I have complete disrespect for what I deem to be excessive public comment from the man. If that were to stop I wouldn't really have a problem - however now that he's a full time employee I think the ill advised public statements might increase if only to prove to the public at large that he's there and working. And now that he's a full time employee the gloves are off  when it comes to anything that might be said in the future ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on June 04, 2008, 04:07:33 AM
Suppose it doesn't really matter now - he's there for better or worse!

I suppose to sum up my position - I respect the many long hours of work that he put in voluntarily, but I have complete disrespect for what I deem to be excessive public comment from the man. If that were to stop I wouldn't really have a problem - however now that he's a full time employee I think the ill advised public statements might increase if only to prove to the public at large that he's there and working. And now that he's a full time employee the gloves are off  when it comes to anything that might be said in the future ;)

Yeah the paid aspect does change things alright. I really think though that we are gonna have a major problem in the coming years unless we get new blood involved with the county board. I know the county board may look at the redevelopment of McHale Park as their single priority for now and perhaps fair enough. Just once that is up and running attention will need to turn to underage development (which should be aided by the new facility) and recruitment. Clubs have to start to play a major role here
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on June 04, 2008, 09:57:31 AM
Round 2 of the championship this coming weekend - predictions anyone?

Senior:
Bohola Moy-Davitts  - - Ballintubber  Ballintubber by 1
Charlestown  - - Garrymore  Charlestown by 7
Knockmore  - - Crossmolina Deel Rovers  Cross by 7
Ballinrobe  - - Louisburgh  Ballinrobe by 6
Ballaghadereen  - - Shrule-Glencorrib  Ballagh by 3
Breaffy - - Kiltane  Breaffy by 5
Ballina Stephenites  - - Burrishoole  Ballina by 4
Claremorris  - - Castlebar Mitchels Mitchels by 2
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on June 04, 2008, 10:25:42 AM
Round 2 of the championship this coming weekend - predictions anyone?

Senior:
Bohola Moy-Davitts  - - Ballintubber  Ballintubber by 1
Charlestown  - - Garrymore  Charlestown by 7
Knockmore  - - Crossmolina Deel Rovers  Cross by 7
Ballinrobe  - - Louisburgh  Ballinrobe by 6
Ballaghadereen  - - Shrule-Glencorrib  Ballagh by 3
Breaffy - - Kiltane  Breaffy by 5
Ballina Stephenites  - - Burrishoole  Ballina by 4
Claremorris  - - Castlebar Mitchels Mitchels by 2


I Hope your right with the cross prediction i'd be happy with a 1 point win r&G ,  not playing down our chances or anything but its going to be hard to get a result in knockmore and we are just not clicking at the moment
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 04, 2008, 04:31:23 PM
Round 2 of the championship this coming weekend - predictions anyone?

Senior:
Bohola Moy-Davitts  - - Ballintubber  Ballintubber by 1
Charlestown  - - Garrymore  Charlestown by 7
Knockmore  - - Crossmolina Deel Rovers  Cross by 7
Ballinrobe  - - Louisburgh  Ballinrobe by 6
Ballaghadereen  - - Shrule-Glencorrib  Ballagh by 3
Breaffy - - Kiltane  Breaffy by 5
Ballina Stephenites  - - Burrishoole  Ballina by 4
Claremorris  - - Castlebar Mitchels Mitchels by 2


Well you weren't too far wrong with your Knockmore prediction against Louisburgh so it could be the same this weeekend:(. Maybe I shouldn't bother going on Sunday at all ;). Cross are Cross at the end of the day and it will be hard to see Knockmore winning against them in the Championship, I know we won in the league but that was day 1 of the season. Christ, I'd love it if we beat them but can't see it happening. Seen as both of the two teams are probably going to qualify I'll predict a draw with both making sure of qualification on the last day of the group stages.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on June 05, 2008, 12:30:10 AM

Well you weren't too far wrong with your Knockmore prediction against Louisburgh so it could be the same this weeekend:(. Maybe I shouldn't bother going on Sunday at all ;). Cross are Cross at the end of the day and it will be hard to see Knockmore winning against them in the Championship, I know we won in the league but that was day 1 of the season. Christ, I'd love it if we beat them but can't see it happening. Seen as both of the two teams are probably going to qualify I'll predict a draw with both making sure of qualification on the last day of the group stages.

I've a feeling you might go for a wee look Farrandeelin :D
I honestly think that all things being equal ye'd give Cross a good go and might pull off a surprise. Just think that with all yer current injuries and Cross' lack of same, that could be telling. James Noone looked like he was finally starting to deliver on his promise and Brian Gibbons will be a fair loss too. That's not to mention Trevor Howley. Kilcoyne - is he an injury worry as well?
Could be badly wrong though - Knockmore at home are never an easy proposition. I just reckon Cross have something about them this year and could pull away in the last ten minutes
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on June 05, 2008, 04:28:01 PM
what time is the cross knockmore game on sunday? mayogaa.com says 12pm but  i wouldn't travel 100 miles on their say so .( strange logic really i suppose trusting a discussion board over an offical website)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 05, 2008, 09:43:05 PM
It's at 4pm ros. There might be a bit of a gathering in Knockmore of gaaboard members eh! :D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on June 06, 2008, 08:38:09 AM
It's at 4pm ros. There might be a bit of a gathering in Knockmore of gaaboard members eh! :D

mines a Guinness Farrandeelin  ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on June 06, 2008, 10:43:05 AM
is the club house still open .i heard the local publicans were less than impressed with the way it was operated.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on June 06, 2008, 11:06:52 AM
It is still open Ros i went in under cover the day of the league meeting this year ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on June 06, 2008, 11:30:31 AM
is the club house still open .i heard the local publicans were less than impressed with the way it was operated.

There was a court case out of that if I remember correctly
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on June 06, 2008, 11:32:09 AM
is the club house still open .i heard the local publicans were less than impressed with the way it was operated.

There was a court case out of that if I remember correctly


aye that was about 2 years ago
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: guy crouchback on June 06, 2008, 02:15:45 PM
on the web site all games are down for 12.00. does anyone know if this time still stands for the ballina game
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on June 06, 2008, 03:56:48 PM
on the web site all games are down for 12.00. does anyone know if this time still stands for the ballina game

it said it was on saturday at 7 in the mayo advertiser GC
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on June 06, 2008, 11:32:53 PM
its a bit mad/ like trying to rob a bank trying to get an offical time for thee games. not that i dont trust the man from Farrandeelin. but it would be nice for the Mayo gaa's own website to have the details. would it be grounds for appeal for a team who didn't show. at least as good the the excuse clare morris used a few years back
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on June 07, 2008, 07:47:06 AM
its a bit mad/ like trying to rob a bank trying to get an offical time for thee games. not that i dont trust the man from Farrandeelin. but it would be nice for the Mayo gaa's own website to have the details. would it be grounds for appeal for a team who didn't show. at least as good the the excuse clare morris used a few years back

It's a joke alright that they can't put them up on the website but that doesn't amount to official notification. Each club secretary and the papers etc receives the official times. Anyone in Mayo can look at the papers alright but its a bit of a mess if ur travelling from outside the county trying to find the throw in time. It wouldn't kill them to post the same fixtures they email on the website
That was a joke alright with Claremorris - claimed they didn't have to play the game because they received the fixtures by email and it wasn't signed by the PRO. How can you sign an email? What's more they were successful. Sleevenism of the highest order!!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 07, 2008, 08:49:15 PM
I check the papers for the times anymore. The website IS a joke.

Anyway, Ballina beat Burrishoole, by 1-8 to 0-8. Claremorris beat Castlebar by 1-13 to 1-8. Ballinrobe gave Louisburgh a good hiding, don't have the score to hand but they won by 8 points I think.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: REDCOL on June 07, 2008, 09:49:56 PM
Claremorris 1-13 Castlebar 1-8.

Castlebar were awful. Ger Brady destroyed them for 25mins before Castlebar moved T Cunniffe on to him. B Moran or N Douglas didnt start. Claremorris far hungrier leaves Ballina in a precarious position.

Claremorris   4pts    +6
Ballina         2 pts     0
Castlebar     2pts     -2

Claremorris v Ballina
Castlebar v Burrishoole

Scoring average counts if all three finish on 4pts, you would fancy castlebar to win by a lot more than ballina
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on June 08, 2008, 08:17:30 PM
Knockmore lost to cross 2-5 to 0-14, not too bad considering that they were missing a lot
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 08, 2008, 08:39:05 PM
Were you there M4S? Knockmore were terrible today. Yet only lost by 2 points. Crossmolina went 7 up after 20 minutes before Knockmore managed to get the ball past centrefield and scored 4 points in the last ten minutes of the first half. Cross scored 1 in that period. At half-time, I was more hopeful that we might be able to get a goal of some sort and put a bit of a fightback into the game and make a game of it. O'Hora scored a lucky goal, deflected off a Crossmolina man's leg and went in. down to 2 points then. It was level at 2-5 to 0-11 for a while. Then Crossmolina got the last 3 points and won by 3, but it could have been so much more.

No player from Knockmore could say he had a good game I thought, while Nallen had a field day in midfield. McDonald had a good game, but I think that his Mayo days are behind him after seeing him today. Ok, he passed the ball well enough but only because Knockmore were standing off looking at him. In the dead heat of inter-county football, he needs to release the ball quicker imo.

Don't know if Cross will be happy either as they missed a lot and if they were a good team they would have won it by 10/12 points such was their dominance. Saying that though, Knockmore only lost by 3 and missed a lot as well. Still pretty p!ssed off though...
Title: Mayo club
Post by: the Deel Rover on June 08, 2008, 09:11:54 PM
I was happy with the result today , 14 points was good scoring and most from play . I thought played well as did mc he scored 6 points 5 from play and 3 as good as you would see scored any where dont know what more he could do farrendelin your a hard man to impress any way any day you leave knock more with a win is a good one
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: moysider on June 08, 2008, 09:22:06 PM

 
Have to disagree with Farandeelin on this one.As a neutrall I thought Mac was superb today and scored as good a points as he ever did. Almost scored what would have been a great goal as well. Still brilliantly athletic, strong and fit. Compare that to Kilcoyne. Even my Knockmore friends were dejected by his lack of interest/ability. If he s the future of Mayo football then we have nt much of a future.
  McLoughlin was very good for Knockmore and a few other lads were middling but the best players on the field [ apart from McLoughlin] were also the best players ten years ago. Mac, Nallens, Joe Keane, Moyles etc. Bit of a worry that too.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: kevmy on June 09, 2008, 11:10:07 AM
Shrule-Glencorrib 3-7  2-15 Ballagh'

5 point defeat not good for us. If Conor was fit he might have made the difference we missed a couple of frees and didn't take our scores when we had the chance. The way we let in the Ballagh' second goal was poor. Barry Regan cleaned Kieran Conroy in the first half and Andy Moran roasted Dermot Geragthy in the second. With Breaffy flaking Kiltane by 10 points we have a major uphill battle. Need to beat the bejaysus out of Kiltane and hope an already qualified Ballagh' do us a favour against Breaffy. I suppose there is the matter of top of the table between them but I'd still prefer it if we had it in our hands.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on June 09, 2008, 11:39:33 AM
i dont it matter who finshs top of the table as its an open draw again for the quarters
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on June 09, 2008, 11:58:59 AM
Moy Davitts 0-7 0-10 Ballintubber

A great win for Ballintubber over Moy Davitts in Foxford yesterday. Ballintubber were almost completely dominant in the first half. They were faster to every break and the defence were playing very well as a unit - whenever a defender went up for a ball there was a man behind him to pick up the break. Midfield was winnging plenty of ball and the forwards were getting into good positions and taking their points well. They went in leading 8 points to 2 at half time and could/should have had at least 2 goals - one was saved brilliantly by Moy Davitts keeper, and another ruled out (think it was for a throw pass from Alan Dillon).
Moy Davitts, as you would expect, started the second half strongly and had it down to 8 points to 6 by the end of the third quarter. Ballintubber were finding it hard to get ball up to the forwards and when they managed to, they were kicking under pressure and hit a few wides.
Ballintubber started to get their hands on the ball a bit more and from then until the end it was pretty even - Ballintubber opened the gap to 3 again and saw out the game without ever coming under any great pressure.

Best for Ballintubber were Alan Dillon, Alan Plunkett and Ruaidhrí O'Connor.

Garrymore are next up, and if we manage to come through that with a win, we're in the quater-finals!  ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: kevmy on June 09, 2008, 12:25:05 PM
i dont it matter who finshs top of the table as its an open draw again for the quarters

I know thats the trouble it's just a matter of top-of-the-table pride they'd be fighting for. It really means nothing but I suppose chances are someone will win we just have to hope it's Ballagh.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: OirthearMhaigheo on June 09, 2008, 12:35:48 PM
Shrule-Glencorrib 3-7  2-15 Ballagh'

5 point defeat not good for us. If Conor was fit he might have made the difference we missed a couple of frees and didn't take our scores when we had the chance. The way we let in the Ballagh' second goal was poor. Barry Regan cleaned Kieran Conroy in the first half and Andy Moran roasted Dermot Geragthy in the second. With Breaffy flaking Kiltane by 10 points we have a major uphill battle. Need to beat the bejaysus out of Kiltane and hope an already qualified Ballagh' do us a favour against Breaffy. I suppose there is the matter of top of the table between them but I'd still prefer it if we had it in our hands.

How did Conroy get on in the 2nd half kevmy, would you be concerned about him at FB for the Sligo match?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on June 09, 2008, 12:50:29 PM
Moy Davitts 0-7 0-10 Ballintubber

A great win for Ballintubber over Moy Davitts in Foxford yesterday. Ballintubber were almost completely dominant in the first half. They were faster to every break and the defence were playing very well as a unit - whenever a defender went up for a ball there was a man behind him to pick up the break. Midfield was winnging plenty of ball and the forwards were getting into good positions and taking their points well. They went in leading 8 points to 2 at half time and could/should have had at least 2 goals - one was saved brilliantly by Moy Davitts keeper, and another ruled out (think it was for a throw pass from Alan Dillon).
Moy Davitts, as you would expect, started the second half strongly and had it down to 8 points to 6 by the end of the third quarter. Ballintubber were finding it hard to get ball up to the forwards and when they managed to, they were kicking under pressure and hit a few wides.
Ballintubber started to get their hands on the ball a bit more and from then until the end it was pretty even - Ballintubber opened the gap to 3 again and saw out the game without ever coming under any great pressure.

Best for Ballintubber were Alan Dillon, Alan Plunkett and Ruaidhrí O'Connor.

Garrymore are next up, and if we manage to come through that with a win, we're in the quater-finals!  ;D


Nice report there Tubberman!
It was a good win, the only thing I was disappointed in was our 2nd half performance. In the first half we played very well. The defence was outstanding and turned over a lot of the attacks, dispossessing the Davitts forwards. Our forwards were playing well too although we had 3 goal chances fluffed. Michael Hoban was very good at midfield but in the second half we were not going in for the breaks like we did in the first.

In the 2nd half we sat back and let Davitts come at us when we should have killed off the game and kept up the pressure we had on in the first half.

Teams always come back at you but I think they we used our lead as a cushion which is a dangerous thing to do. Against Garrymore in the league we were 10 up at half time and the game ended up a draw because we let our foot off the gas. It something we need to work on and its a bad habit we have to shake. Great teams are a lot less forgiving when they get a good lead, they keep up the pressure and "go for the jugular".

But im told "a win is a win", and maybe I shouldnt be raking the coals!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on June 09, 2008, 01:57:45 PM
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In the 2nd half we sat back and let Davitts come at us when we should have killed off the game and kept up the pressure we had on in the first half.

Teams always come back at you but I think they we used our lead as a cushion which is a dangerous thing to do.

Yeah, I'd agree with that. First half performance was excellent apart from the missed goal chances. I expected Moy Davitts to come at us in the 2nd half, but we really stood off them for the first 10-15 mins of 2nd half. They cut the gap to 2 in no time and a couple of those points were from mistakes coming out of defence - bad passes, carrying ball into tackle and losing possession etc
But in fairness, once we settled into the half, we maintained our lead and weren't under any great pressure at the end. But I'd agree that a stronger team would probably have steamrolled us at the start of the second half if we sat back like that. If we had gone behind after being 6 points up at half time, the heads could easily have dropped.
Still, it was  great to get the right result in a must-win game away from home!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: kevmy on June 09, 2008, 02:18:33 PM
Shrule-Glencorrib 3-7  2-15 Ballagh'

5 point defeat not good for us. If Conor was fit he might have made the difference we missed a couple of frees and didn't take our scores when we had the chance. The way we let in the Ballagh' second goal was poor. Barry Regan cleaned Kieran Conroy in the first half and Andy Moran roasted Dermot Geragthy in the second. With Breaffy flaking Kiltane by 10 points we have a major uphill battle. Need to beat the bejaysus out of Kiltane and hope an already qualified Ballagh' do us a favour against Breaffy. I suppose there is the matter of top of the table between them but I'd still prefer it if we had it in our hands.

How did Conroy get on in the 2nd half kevmy, would you be concerned about him at FB for the Sligo match?

I would yeah. I'm not saying anything against him cos he's a good footballer and a grand fella but he's not a natural FB. Infact until Johhno threw him on against Laois in the league I'd never seen him play FB. He's grand when the ball is played in high he'll catch it or break it away, when there's a ball played in wild he's alright as well he'll chase out his man and cover fairly well.
But when a ball is played right low into the FF he seems to be turned fierce easy. If he doesn't win it he can dive in or stay too tight to his man and his man swivels and he's gone. At least 3 or 4 times in the first half this happened on Sunday. He tightened up a bit in the second half but I was down the other end of the field so I couldn't see rightly how well he played.
He'll keep trying and if we had tight corner backs it mightn't be too bad as we could swap our men around but as it is I'd be fairly worried.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on June 10, 2008, 01:57:40 AM
A few interesting results at the weekend. I think pride of place in the senior has to go to Claremorris, some result against an apparently in form Mitchels.
Hear Mitchels were cat but ya can't take away from Claremorris, having beaten Burrishoole in Newport and now Mitchels. Interestingly still  not thru, results mite still screw them.
Ballintubber had a really impressive win in Foxford as well. The type of result that shows they can establish themselves at senior.
I get the feeling though that Ballagh' are just getting into their stride. Their last group game against Breaffy will be a very interesting encounter.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on June 10, 2008, 09:27:14 AM
A quick run down of the results from the weekend

TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Senior Championship
Group A
Bohola Moy-Davitts    0-7   0-10   Ballintubber       
Charlestown       0-12   1-3   Garrymore          

Group B
Knockmore    2-5   0-14   Crossmolina Deel Rovers
Ballinrobe    1-13   1-4   Louisburgh       

Group C
Ballaghadereen    2-15   3-7   Shrule-Glencorrib    
Breaffy    1-20   1-10   Kiltane    

Group D
Ballina Stephenites    1-8   0-8   Burrishoole
Claremorris       1-13   1-8   Castlebar Mitchels    



TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Intermediate Championship
Group A
Westport    1-15   1-7   Achill    Westport      
Ballyhaunis    0-8   0-7   Mayo Gaels    

Group B
Belmullet    1-14   0-9   Kilmeena    
Bonniconlon    1-5   5-7   Aghamore    

Group C
Swinford    1-11   3-10   Parke-Keelouges-Crimlin
Crossmolina B   1-11   2-4   Kilcommon       

Group D
Davitts    1-14   1-10   Kiltimagh    
Hollymount    1-7   1-10   Kilmaine
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on June 10, 2008, 12:04:08 PM
Just wondering do ballina have to beat claremorris by 6 or more points to get through to the quarter finals ?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: westmayo on June 10, 2008, 02:11:13 PM
According to the table, Ballina are ahead of Castlebar on a points difference of 0, while Mitchels have a points difference of -2. From my reading of it I persume points difference comes into account before head to head, as long as they better Mitchels result by at least one point if both win then they and Claremorris will go through. (Claremorris have a points difference of + 6 at the minute).

Link to table
http://www.sportsmanager.ie/t3.php?userid=21&leaguetable=1&report=1&reporttype=mixresults&compid=5771&countyid=21&club_id=&sportid=1 (http://www.sportsmanager.ie/t3.php?userid=21&leaguetable=1&report=1&reporttype=mixresults&compid=5771&countyid=21&club_id=&sportid=1)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: guy crouchback on June 10, 2008, 04:07:02 PM
 i  was speaking to some of the ballina player on saturday night and they were of the opinion that points difference did not come into i,t and that in the event of 2 or more teams being level on points there would be a playoff game or games. now they may have been just guessing.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 10, 2008, 09:15:37 PM
Sorry, didn't get a chance to reply to ye yesterday. True, McDonald did some good scoring and as Deel Rover said he scored some beauties, but I was just annoyed that Knockmore kept looking at him, so it was no wonder he got the scores. Regarding the scoring differences, they didn't come into effect last year AFAIK.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on June 11, 2008, 12:10:49 AM
Scoring difference is what they used last year. Shrule were the hard luck story - they hammered Claremorris and Garry got hammered by Ballagh to leave the two teams level on points but Shrule lost out by just one point of a scoring difference. It would have been some turnaround
Realistically Ballina need to be beating Claremorris by four points to overtake them, relying on Mitchels to just win by a small margin won't be good enough imo
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on June 11, 2008, 01:16:24 AM
From Kevin McStays column in the Mayo News

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Claremorris are in a very strong position and have only to ensure they are not beaten by more than five points; it should be within their abilities. But can Castlebar beat Burrishoole by around seven? They must plan that Ballina will win by a small margin. Them’s the permutations! And they will make for a fascinating weekend when round three is played.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on June 11, 2008, 01:56:06 AM
Much as it pains me to disagree with Kevin McStay  :'(, the table don't lie unless I'm badly mistaken

                                P   W   D  L  F  A      +/-    Pts

Claremorris                  2   2    0  0 28 22     6        4
Ballina Stephenites       2   1    1  0 21 21     0        2
Castlebar Mitchels         2   1    1  0 24 26    -2        2
Burrishoole                  2   0     2 0 19 23    -4         0

If Ballina win by three points they will be level on points with Claremorris, Ballina's scoring difference will go up to +3 and Claremorris' will go down. However Claremorris will be ahead on points scored (I think this is the next divider). But if Ballina win by four they will have a better score difference.
So Stephenites need to win by four to be sure of qualifying. I'm not sure they will. But can Mitchels make up the gap against Burrishoole? I know I said earlier that Mitchels would make up the scoring difference but now that I think about it I'm not so sure - they're weak in attack and its hard to see them putting over more than 12 points in a game.
Serious final day ahead though


Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on June 12, 2008, 11:17:47 PM
Ballina only had 3 subs at the weekend.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on June 13, 2008, 12:12:11 AM
Ballina only had 3 subs at the weekend.

Maybe that had something to do with keeping players eligible for the Junior team. If that's the reason you'd have to question it. There was nothing straightforward about beating Burrishoole.
Did you hear anything Stephenite?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on June 13, 2008, 12:28:50 AM
Didn't hear anything but I'm due my fortnightly update this weekend so I'll find out - I'd doubt if it has anything to do with keeping players elegible for Junior. Senior championships are the only thing that count in the club and everything is geared towards that, can only think that leaving cert/college exams might have kept some of the younger panel members that usually sit on the bench occupied.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on June 13, 2008, 09:40:35 AM
Didn't hear anything but I'm due my fortnightly update this weekend so I'll find out - I'd doubt if it has anything to do with keeping players elegible for Junior. Senior championships are the only thing that count in the club and everything is geared towards that, can only think that leaving cert/college exams might have kept some of the younger panel members that usually sit on the bench occupied.


Ye as stephenite says it would have nothing to do with the juniors the senior team is the main priority , i heard that things are not well in the camp which does surprise me especially with Liam Mc involved i would have thought the lads would have a lot of repect for liam. On sunday Eanna casey was taken off and had to go on again as farrendeelin said there were only 3 subs. A few of the lads who played in the Ai final are now with the juniors. with the size of Ballina no matter what there should be more than three subs available crikey they are the connacht champions so all must not be well however i wouldn't be writing them off. 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on June 17, 2008, 03:54:43 PM
Does anyone have the East Mayo Junior Fixtures for this weekend handy?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on July 14, 2008, 11:45:09 AM
After the depression of losing to Galway its back to the club scene this weekend. Its always interesting to see how lads perform for their clubs after losing for their county.

Will Conor Mortimer and Andy Moran be on fire for Shrule and Ballaghaderreen against Kiltane and Breaffy respectively? Will Shrule cope without Trevor Mort? Will McDonald put in a performance for Cross that will once again pose the question of why isn't he in the panel?

Its a big round with a lot on the line and is the first game for a lot of teams in six weeks.

Group D (Ballina, Castlebar, Claremorris and Burrishoole) will be the most interesting with alll four teams capable of qualifying
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on July 14, 2008, 12:41:02 PM
Ballina have Martin Wynne suspended apparently along with young Kieran Sweeney - by all accounts things not going well too well for us.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on July 16, 2008, 01:10:04 AM
This would seem to back up what you're saying Stephenite

http://www.mayonews.ie/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4551&Itemid=39

Is there a personality issue with the new manager and some players?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on July 16, 2008, 01:20:48 AM
This would seem to back up what you're saying Stephenite

http://www.mayonews.ie/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4551&Itemid=39

Is there a personality issue with the new manager and some players?

I don't think there is a personality issue at all to be honest; Brady has retired, Shane Sweeney is concentrating on the career, Enda Dev apparently doesn't want to play senior football anymore, happy to play Junior and have his few pints at the weekend (I say apparently because that's what I've been told and like yourself am far enough away to not know personally what is going on), James Dev has been struggling with injuries etc. Kenny Golden has been driving up and down from Belfast for about 10 years and had a very busy winter last year, so maybe he owes work some time. I don't know the ins and outs of it to be honest, just pick up snippets.

I'd doubt if it's personality - Liam is the type of guy that generally gets on with people, if people are acting the **** then he has no option but to drop them or act the **** back but if you're striaght with him you'll get it back, at least that's always been my impression of him.

Hopefully with their backs to the wall they can pull a result out of the hat, at this stage last year there weren't too many people that would have tipped us to win the county never mind Connacht so I wouldn't be writing the Stephenites off just yet.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on July 16, 2008, 02:41:28 AM
Yeah I remember last year thinking ye hadn't a notion of winning the county title and look how that turned out  ???
Ye had to beat Westport in the last group game to qualify I think.
I had Ballagh backed from an early stage last year and in the semi-final against ye I thought they only had to turn up to beat ye. Think Ballagh had the same mentality  ::)
But Claremorris seem to be flying, tough ask for any team at this stage. I won't make the mistake of writing ye off but I won't go out on a limb predicting that result either. The scoring difference could be the difference yet . . .
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Champ15 on July 18, 2008, 01:53:30 PM
Stephenite Kenny Golden has been sufferin with a hamstring injury for the past couple of months. he returned training about a month ago and popped the other hamstring all that driving to & from belfast is starting to take its toll. As for the players gettin on with Liam your dead right with what your saying everyone gets on with him some people might'nt like somethings that he does or says but i tkink that would be the same in most clubs.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on July 19, 2008, 11:57:46 AM
Right, I'm gonna have a go at predictions for the weekend if anyone wants to follow suit. Not much hype ahead of the important round of the group stages. Fall-out from last Sunday taking more attention. God there's gonna be some amount of close games though. Think Ballinrobe and Breaffy might pull off two upsets

Ballintubber  v Garrymore Sunday at 1.30 ----- Ballintubber by 3 
Charlestown  v Moy-Davitts  Sunday at 1.30 ----- Charlestown by 4

Crossmolina Deel Rovers  v Louisburgh Sunday at 1.30 -------- Cross by 12
Ballinrobe v Knockmore Sunday at 1.30 ----- Ballinrobe by 1

Shrule-Glencorrib  v Kiltane  Saturday at 7 ----- Shrule by 1 
Breaffy v Ballaghadereen  Saturday at 7 - --- Breaffy by 1

Burrishoole v Castlebar Mitchels Saturday at 7 ----- Mitchels by 1   
Claremorris  v Ballina Stephenites  Saturday at 7 ------ Ballina by 2

Intermediate
Achill  v Mayo Gaels  Sunday at 1.30 ---- Achill by 3 
Ballyhaunis  v Westport  Sunday at half 1 - --- Westport by 5

Kilmeena  v Aghamore  Aghamore by 2 
Bonniconlon  v Belmullet  Belmullet by 3

Kilcommon  v Parke-Keelouges-Crimlin  Parke by 1 
Swinford  - - Crossmolina Deel Rovers B Cross by 3

Hollymount  - - Tourmakeady  Tourmak' by 3 
Kiltimagh  - - Kilmaine  Kiltimagh by 1
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on July 19, 2008, 02:31:54 PM
It wouldn't be that much of an upset if Ballinrobe won tomorrow. Seen as we have a lot of players in America for the Summer. A lot will depend if the Knockmore players are misbehaving at Declan Dempsey's wedding today. (If they're at it, that is)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on July 19, 2008, 03:26:10 PM
Doubt if many of the knockmore lads would be at it, a few of the older ones but a lot of them are too young for deccie
Would like to think we can beat ballinrobe even with a depleted team, we'll have gone back a long way if we cant

Ballina team is very strange, no liam or ger brady, gazza mchale midfield & harte full forward, tighe & campion in, could all go wrong for Liam Mc
Apparently Ger has takn the hump and hasn't been training for a couple of weeks
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on July 19, 2008, 08:38:56 PM
Ballina up with 3 with 15 minutes left but ended in a draw.

Apparently gazza taken off, hughie taken off and put back on 10 minutes later.

Bradys on and going well and then start trying to do it all by themselves, so i'm told
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on July 19, 2008, 08:50:49 PM
Shrule 3-16 Kiltane 1-3
Breaffy 1-8 Ballagh 1-8
Claremorris 0-12 Ballina 1-9
Didn't get the Burrsihoole-Castlebar result.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on July 19, 2008, 08:53:50 PM
Castlebar won, but not sure of the score. So that means Ballina are out. :o
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on July 19, 2008, 09:03:35 PM
Castlebar won, but not sure of the score. So that means Ballina are out. :o
Been a good day all round for you, hasn't it?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on July 19, 2008, 09:06:18 PM
Castlebar won, but not sure of the score. So that means Ballina are out. :o
Been a good day all round for you, hasn't it?

If we don't pull it off against Ballinrobe tomorrow, today won't have been worth anything! And besides, I don't often get good days with my teams...
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: moysider on July 19, 2008, 10:00:03 PM


Well thats Claremorris and Castlebar through and Ballina gone. That s the end of an era really. Might be some time before we come again.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on July 19, 2008, 11:21:51 PM
Castlebar won, but not sure of the score. So that means Ballina are out. :o
Been a good day all round for you, hasn't it?

Hopefully tomorrow is just as good.

It does look like this is the end of that ballina team, it gets into a habit losing to poorer teams

Castlebar 3-8 Burrsihoole 0-6
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on July 20, 2008, 05:17:02 AM
Ronan McGarrity 'flittered' the hamstring I am informed
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: westmayo on July 20, 2008, 10:09:40 AM
I heard that Ballagh' finished with 13 men against Breaffy last night, two straight red cards and one of them should have got a straight red before that in the first half. You got to feel for Shrule though they covered the 15 point difference between themselves and Breaffy and were going through right up to the final kick in the Breaffy/Ballagh game when Breaffy equalized with what I'm told was the last kick of the game and the first time they were level in the whole game since the start.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on July 20, 2008, 10:39:13 AM
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Ronan McGarrity 'flittered' the hamstring I am informed

Shite, that's bad news for the county team - presumably O'Shea or Harte will partner Parsons if McGarrity is out. Harte is playing very well from CHF so I'd like to leave him there and let O'Shea come in.
Looks like it will be a very different Ballina next time we see them.
Ballintubber play Garrymore in Clogher today - would be great to get through to quarter finals in the first year in seniors. Based on the performance against Moy Davitts (first half in particular) they should be able to get the result.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Son_of_Sam on July 20, 2008, 12:07:44 PM
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Ronan McGarrity 'flittered' the hamstring I am informed

Shite, that's bad news for the county team - presumably O'Shea or Harte will partner Parsons if McGarrity is out. Harte is playing very well from CHF so I'd like to leave him there and let O'Shea come in.
Looks like it will be a very different Ballina next time we see them.
Ballintubber play Garrymore in Clogher today - would be great to get through to quarter finals in the first year in seniors. Based on the performance against Moy Davitts (first half in particular) they should be able to get the result.

Any word on how long will he be out for?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Barney on July 20, 2008, 12:47:21 PM
Feck it - a big loss. Seamus O'Shea and Parsons will have to be the partnership now
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: westmayo on July 20, 2008, 01:33:20 PM
Bad news alright about McGarrity. It's bad blow going into the qualifiers, but at least Parsons and O'Shea are used to playing together in a partnership for the 21s
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on July 20, 2008, 02:48:08 PM
Knockmore leading 2-6 to 1-3 at half time
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on July 20, 2008, 03:19:48 PM
Knockmore through, winning 2-7 to 1-7. Poor game according to Michael Gallagher. But a win is a win anyway. Only Munnelly and Killer scored for us though. And only 1 pt in the second half. Howley had a good game as well according to MWR.

It's a hoor about McGarrity though.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on July 20, 2008, 03:24:56 PM
Good that Howley got a game under his belt
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on July 20, 2008, 03:53:01 PM
Ballintubber 2-12 Garrymore 2-8

Not at home this weekend so wasn't at it, but great result to get through to the quarter finals
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on July 20, 2008, 07:11:43 PM
Great result for my western people football fantasy, had a couple of tubber lads
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on July 20, 2008, 10:59:20 PM
Sunday 20th July 2008
TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Senior Championship Group A
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Ballintubber  2-12 2-8 Garrymore  Ballintubber Round 3 
Charlestown  0-9 0-8 Bohola Moy-Davitts  Charlestown Round 3 
TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Senior Championship Group B
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Crossmolina Deel Rovers  4-13 3-3 Louisburgh  Crossmolina Round 3 
Ballinrobe  1-7 2-7 Knockmore  Ballinrobe Round 3 

TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Intermediate Championship Group A
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Achill  1-15 1-7 Mayo Gaels  Achill Round 3 
Ballyhaunis  2-10 0-8 Westport  Ballyhaunis Round 3 
TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Intermediate Championship Group B
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Kilmeena  1-1 2-13 Aghamore  Kilmeena Round 3 
Bonniconlon  0-12 2-9 Belmullet  Bonniconlon Round 3 
TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Intermediate Championship Group D
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Hollymount  2-7 2-10 Tourmakeady  Hollymount Round 4 
Kiltimagh  0-7 2-7 Kilmaine  Kiltimagh Round 4 

TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Junior Championship Group B
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Ballina Stephenites B 2-12 1-7 Ballycastle  Ballina Round 3 
Ardagh  1-4 1-13 Balla  Ardagh Round 3 
TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Junior Championship Group C
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Shrule-Glencorrib B - - The Neale  Shrule-Glencorrib Not Played 
Killala  1-18 1-4 Kilfian  Killala Round 4 
TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Junior Championship Group D
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Crossmolina Deel Rovers C 1-11 0-12 Claremorris B Crossmolina Round 4 
TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Junior Championship Group F
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Ardnaree  5-14 0-7 Ballaghadereen B Ardnaree Round 3 
Achill B 0-13 0-4 Breaffy B Achill Round 3 
TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Junior Championship Group G
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Charlestown B 0-9 4-9 Carramore  Charlestown Round 3 

Saturday 19th July 2008
TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Senior Championship Group C
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Shrule-Glencorrib  3-16 1-3 Kiltane  Shrule-Glencorrib Round 3 
Breaffy  1-8 1-8 Ballaghadereen  Breaffy Round 3 
TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Senior Championship Group D
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Burrishoole  0-6 3-8 Castlebar Mitchels  Burrishoole Round 3 
Claremorris  0-12 1-9 Ballina Stephenites  Claremorris Round 3 

TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Intermediate Championship Group C
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Kilcommon  2-8 0-7 Parke-Keelouges-Crimlin  Kilcommon Round 3 
Swinford  1-15 0-3 Crossmolina Deel Rovers B Swinford Round 3 

TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Junior Championship Group E
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Belmullet B 0-4 3-14 Eastern Gaels  Belmullet Round 3 
Aghamore B - - Ballycroy  Aghamore Conceded by Ballycroy 
TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Junior Championship Group H
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Lahardane  1-15 0-8 Ballinrobe B Lahardane Round 3 
Kilcommon B 0-3 7-20 Islandeady  Kilcommon Round 3 

Friday 18th July 2008
TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Junior Championship Group A
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Castlebar Mitchels B 2-7 1-7 Ballintubber B Castlebar Round 3 
Knockmore B 2-8 0-11 Kilmovee  Knockmore Round 3 
TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Junior Championship Group D
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Bohola Moy-Davitts B 1-6 1-11 Lacken  Moy-Davitts Round 4 
TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Junior Championship Group G
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Swinford B - - Louisburgh B Swinford Conceded by Louisburgh B

So Charlestown, Ballintubber, Cross, Knockmore, Ballagh, Breaffy, Claremorris and Castlebar make up the last eight, with Westport, Ballyhaunis, Aghamore, Belmullet, Cill Chomáin, Cross B through in Intermediate. Group D now between Tourmakeady, and probably Kilmaine or Davitts, with Hollymount and Kiltimagh already out. Cross' third team through in the Junior too! Fair achievement, may put some of their neighbours to shame. ;) North Mayo teams doing well, with Knockmore B, Ardanree and Lahardane through easily.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on July 21, 2008, 12:48:11 AM
Quarter finals are seeded this year apparently so Cross, Ballagh, Charlestown and Claremorris as group winners will be kept apart and will end up playing Ballintubber, Knockmore, Breaffy or Castlebar. You'd have to think it'll be one of Cross, Charlestown or Ballagh' as favourites although Claremorris can hardly be ignored after beating Mitchels and drawing with Ballina. Being honest any one of the eight teams could end up winning it (with the possible exception of Ballintubber)
Ballagh will be missing the two Kilcullens though (suspended) so could be a good time to get them.

Jesus Westport fairly collasped and Achill ended up getting rode by them in the Intermediate! The points difference there was frightening - Westport and Ballyhaunis both on plus 5 and Achill lose out, ending up on plus 4!
Title: Mayo club
Post by: the Deel Rover on July 21, 2008, 07:45:54 AM
Are you sure r and g i thought all along it was an open draw most would not surprise me if it is now seeded this county board are capable of anything
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on July 21, 2008, 07:52:42 AM
Heard it from one of the lads at home that its seeded and he'd normally know the craic. But it was meant to be seeded two years ago and ended up being open so, like you say, it wouldn't be one to bet the house on

How did McDanger get on at the weekend?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on July 21, 2008, 10:48:56 AM
Ballintubber 2-12 Garrymore 2-8

Not at home this weekend so wasn't at it, but great result to get through to the quarter finals

Very close game. We went behind twice by three at different stages. Good comeback but I felt we underperformed. Its still great to win games and not play as well as you could. The quarter finals draw will be interesting. Ballagh will be weakened considerably missing the two Kilcullens.

Great result for my western people football fantasy, had a couple of tubber lads

Id be interested to hear your team Mayo4Sam!  ;D

Going back to the Ballagh Vs Breaffy game. I went to it on Firday evening. I cant understand the Kilcullens. Like, they had the game won and both players let down their club by getting sent off. Within 10 minutes of each other! Cant understand that. Straight reds for blatant striking offences. Instead they should have gone on to win the match and left the handbags at home in the drawer.
It was a good game besides. Moran was very disappointing. He got wiped by the Scahill lad from Breaffy and Barry Regan was unreal. He was fantastic and I think he clocked up 6-7 points. Has he ever got a real chance with county? I think he is definitely good enough for full-forward. He is big, strong and a footballer to his toes. A natural scorer. Just what we need on the county team instead of AOM as a target man IMO.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: kevmy on July 21, 2008, 05:40:03 PM
Ballintubber 2-12 Garrymore 2-8

Not at home this weekend so wasn't at it, but great result to get through to the quarter finals

Very close game. We went behind twice by three at different stages. Good comeback but I felt we underperformed. Its still great to win games and not play as well as you could. The quarter finals draw will be interesting. Ballagh will be weakened considerably missing the two Kilcullens.

Great result for my western people football fantasy, had a couple of tubber lads

Id be interested to hear your team Mayo4Sam!  ;D

Going back to the Ballagh Vs Breaffy game. I went to it on Firday evening. I cant understand the Kilcullens. Like, they had the game won and both players let down their club by getting sent off. Within 10 minutes of each other! Cant understand that. Straight reds for blatant striking offences. Instead they should have gone on to win the match and left the handbags at home in the drawer.
It was a good game besides. Moran was very disappointing. He got wiped by the Scahill lad from Breaffy and Barry Regan was unreal. He was fantastic and I think he clocked up 6-7 points. Has he ever got a real chance with county? I think he is definitely good enough for full-forward. He is big, strong and a footballer to his toes. A natural scorer. Just what we need on the county team instead of AOM as a target man IMO.

As a Shrule man I'm also annoyed with the Kilcullens!! On Barry Regan he looked very dangerous against us the day we played them - ripped young Conroy to shreds in the 1st half. I don't even remember him getting a proper run out in the league never mind the championship
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: moysider on July 21, 2008, 06:37:06 PM

Saw Barry Regan a couple of times in the FBD and even in that I thought he looked slow. He always looked a stone heavier than he needed to be and of he s got into better shape he may well be up to it. As A shrule man Kevmy whats the story with Trevor? Was he involved yesterday. I was hoping it was just a dead leg. If its a hamstring tear we re jiggered and we wont see him again this summer.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on July 22, 2008, 12:25:12 AM

Going back to the Ballagh Vs Breaffy game. I went to it on Firday evening. I cant understand the Kilcullens. Like, they had the game won and both players let down their club by getting sent off. Within 10 minutes of each other! Cant understand that. Straight reds for blatant striking offences. Instead they should have gone on to win the match and left the handbags at home in the drawer.
It was a good game besides. Moran was very disappointing. He got wiped by the Scahill lad from Breaffy and Barry Regan was unreal. He was fantastic and I think he clocked up 6-7 points. Has he ever got a real chance with county? I think he is definitely good enough for full-forward. He is big, strong and a footballer to his toes. A natural scorer. Just what we need on the county team instead of AOM as a target man IMO.

If the two Kilcullens had a bit more cop on they'd both be regulars on the Mayo team imo. David certainly would. They were two brainless acts against Breaffy and Ballagh are now the team to get in the quarter-finals of the top seeds if they're gonna be missing the two boys. I could say a lot more but it probably wouldn't be fair.

Regarding Barry Regan, his only year involved with the Mayo seniors was 2006 with Moran and Morrison. He was on the Under 21's in 2003 and impressed in the trials at the back end of 2005.

The feeling was that he was just making up the numbers on the panel but then they threw him in during the All-Ireland quarter-final against Laois (drawn game, I think), catching everyone by surprise. Ballagh' got to the county final then that year and he was one of their main men (and still is).

I found it strange then that JOM culled him pretty much instantly when he took over Mayo but presumed he knew something we didn't (he would have coached him with Ballagh and with Nathy's).
Pace, as Moysider says, is the biggest issue. But he's not carrying weight - if you stand beside him on the pitch you will see he is very well built and incredibly strong. He's definitely been a bit hard done in my opinion
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on July 22, 2008, 03:55:23 AM
I could say a lot more but it probably wouldn't be fair.


Ah go on
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on July 22, 2008, 04:11:40 AM
I could say a lot more but it probably wouldn't be fair.


Ah go on

No, I'm fine thanks, Mrs Doyle
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on July 22, 2008, 08:49:43 AM
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The feeling was that he was just making up the numbers on the panel but then they threw him in during the All-Ireland quarter-final against Laois (drawn game, I think), catching everyone by surprise. Ballagh' got to the county final then that year and he was one of their main men (and still is).

I found it strange then that JOM culled him pretty much instantly when he took over Mayo but presumed he knew something we didn't (he would have coached him with Ballagh and with Nathy's).
Pace, as Moysider says, is the biggest issue. But he's not carrying weight - if you stand beside him on the pitch you will see he is very well built and incredibly strong. He's definitely been a bit hard done in my opinion

While it's not fair to judge a player on one performance, he looked completely out of his depth that day against Laois. He never got to the pace of the game and it passed him by. That could have been nerves or just a once-off, but I'm sure if he was really inter-county standard JOM would have him in there.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on July 22, 2008, 10:04:18 AM
Heard it from one of the lads at home that its seeded and he'd normally know the craic. But it was meant to be seeded two years ago and ended up being open so, like you say, it wouldn't be one to bet the house on

How did McDanger get on at the weekend?

i was at the game on sunday , in the 1st half louisburgh played excellent football and at 1 stage were 5 points up , for whatever reason cross could not get going perhaps the fact that they were allready through .In the 2nd half we played excellent football and only conceded 1 point Jimmy was excellent in Midfield and Mc D was pulling the string from Centre Forward some of his passing was top drawer and he was involved in a lot of the Cross play.As i said before most of the people that i was speaking to thougth it was an open draw , i think its now 6 weeks to the next match and its probably the most open championship in years. Great achivement by the intermediates and the juniors making it through to the last 8 as well
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on July 22, 2008, 12:18:12 PM
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but I'm sure if he was really inter-county standard JOM would have him in there
Just like he would have Austin o malley
IF he was county standard.

I love to see faith in action depite all the evidence to the contrary. My guess its a reaction to the decline of the church
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on July 22, 2008, 02:15:47 PM
Quarter finals are seeded this year apparently so Cross, Ballagh, Charlestown and Claremorris as group winners will be kept apart and will end up playing Ballintubber, Knockmore, Breaffy or Castlebar. You'd have to think it'll be one of Cross, Charlestown or Ballagh' as favourites although Claremorris can hardly be ignored after beating Mitchels and drawing with Ballina. Being honest any one of the eight teams could end up winning it (with the possible exception of Ballintubber)
Ballagh will be missing the two Kilcullens though (suspended) so could be a good time to get them.

Jesus Westport fairly collasped and Achill ended up getting rode by them in the Intermediate! The points difference there was frightening - Westport and Ballyhaunis both on plus 5 and Achill lose out, ending up on plus 4!

Mayo News

THE draws for the quarter-finals of the Mayo Senior, Intermediate and Junior championships will take place after the August Bank Holiday weekend (August 2/3). Speaking to The Mayo News last night, Mayo GAA Secretary Sean Feeney confirmed that all the group winners will be kept apart in the quarter-final draw. “A ‘seeding system’ will apply so all the group winners will be in one pot and all the runners-up in the other,” he explained.
“All the quarter-finals will be played at a neutral venue but the dates for the games will be dependent on Mayo’s progress in the All-Ireland series.”
If Mayo were to reach an All-Ireland semi-final, then the club championship could be on hold until early September.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on July 23, 2008, 05:08:27 PM
Nothing to do with mayo club football but i just found it interesting that in the interview with Benny Coulter he mentions
our own Mc Danger nice to see a quality player like Coulter admiring the talents of one of our own :)


Saturday, June 28, 2008Something is stirring in Down


Photograph: Charles McQuillan/PacemakerKeith Duggan talks to Benny Coulter, who is desperate to finally achieve success with Down after so many missed opportunities.

THE TOE-TO-TOE extravaganza staged between Down and Tyrone has already been mourned as a lost gem of modern football, one of the few big summer GAA matches of the decade not covered live on TV. When you consider the football life of Benny Coulter, there is something appropriate about that.

For far too long, Coulter has been the hidden star of Down. Even as a teenager, he was acknowledged as one of the arch-exponents of clean, predatory goal-scoring but his chances to shine in the iconic black and red shirt - the most evocative summer colours in the Northern game - have been fitful at best. Coulter is the household name seldom heard. That ought to have changed in Newry as he contributed 1-3 to Down's sensational extra-time replay victory over Tyrone. But to witness it, you either had to log on to cyberspace or be there in the flesh.

"Those were two epic matches, really," he said this week. "It is a bit sad it wasn't on television. I think it was the only Ulster match not shown. But sure, it's their loss, not ours."

COULTER IS drinking tea in the Canal Court Hotel in the centre of Newry. Although most of Ireland is rain-soaked, it is exuberantly summery here and the Mourne Mountains look Mediterranean. This valley town is Benny Coulter's stomping ground. Mayobridge is just five miles away and when the football team go out celebrating, the Canal Court or Bellini's are generally the last ports of call. It is a good football town and already, the public anticipation of the Armagh match is in full swing.

Newry is something of a stopping point for the players on both teams. Coulter regularly bumps into Steven McDonnell here, Aidan O'Rourke has a business not far away and many Armagh people went to school in the town. Strange as it is to hear it, there is a lot of affection for Armagh around Newry.

"Let's just say since Armagh began winning things, half of these Newry people started supporting them," Coulter says mischievously. "I would meet boys walking about in orange shirts and I would say, 'how the hell are you Armagh?' And they'd be back, 'Nah, Benny, my Da's Armagh, sure.' And I say nothing. But they are Down people really. Some of them have changed so they can't really lose. But it is good auld fun."

Coulter is too sanguine a character to ever become irritated by the easy loyalties of the public. In any case, there were plenty of seasons when he was just glad they had some other county to shout about because it seemed Down could do nothing right.

He can broadly sum up his championship years in the Down shirt as "watching all these big games in July and August on the television. And it is a heartbreaking feeling," he admits. "It is just very frustrating. I know I have a lot to offer but we haven't been getting it done in Down."

Coulter played with five Mayobridge lads on the Down team that won the 1999 All-Ireland minor final, a stunning contribution from a club that had not won a senior county championship in almost 80 years. One of his best friends is Thomas O'Hehir, whose father "Big" Tom was full back on the celebrated 1968 All-Ireland winning team.

Sometimes, for japes and nostalgia, Tom senior would haul out videos tapes of those vintage matches, to show the young lads how it was done back in the day. "The football was different," Coulter grins. "I'd tell Tom all he did when he caught the ball was hoof it as far up the field as he could."

But hanging around an All-Ireland medallist's house was a constant education on the heritage of Down football. There are certain shibboleths about Down football. Down will always score goals.

Down are the boys of summer. Coulter grew up near Mickey Linden and, from 1991 and 1994, when Down had a team that appeared capable of winning the Sam Maguire any time they happened to be in the mood, it seemed as if their neighbour had cosmic powers. Those two wins underlined the Down reputation for enigmatic flair and arrogance needed to win an All-Ireland. For any teenager, getting on to the county team promised a sporting life of fulfilment and riches. But if Coulter has been unlucky in any way, it was in timing.

He made his debut for the senior team while still a minor. It was against Antrim and Down lost. That set the tone. A few years later, Down were knocked out of the All-Ireland qualifiers by Longford, a match that signalled a sad end to Pete McGrath's long and impassioned period in charge.

"That was the absolute low point," Coulter says now. "But there were plenty of others too."

IN RECENT YEARS, Down developed a reputation for blowing it. The most infamous case will always be their Ulster final against Tyrone in 2003, when they were nine points up and cruising. "Then Peter the Great (Canavan) got a goal and broke out hearts. Big Gregory McCartan got sent off for nothing. And the way Tyrone were then, 15 of them flying at you, they were hard to stop."

A year after that, they were engrossed in another tiny jewel of a match, a second-round qualifier against Derry. The world was not paying much attention but Coulter will always see the closing sequence vividly. Time is running out and a long ball falling upon him. Down are trailing by two points so it is a goal or bust. He rises to meet it and palms it perfectly to John Clarke. He continues his run even though he is certain Clarkey is going to shoot. Clarke picks his spot and strikes the ball low and accurate and it is whistling towards an empty net until it catches the back of Benny Coulter's heel. Coulter turns, appalled, and tries to retrieve the ball but it is spinning away and he hears the referee's whistle. Down and out. Gone.

Out. What was it? Early July? The usual. Right lads, see ye next year.

At worst, it felt like he was invisible, a spectator in this grand competition in which he was supposed to be a participant. It wasn't the glory he was after as much as the chance to see what he might do - what Down might do - on the shimmering days when Croke Park becomes the throbbing heart of the country.

He watched the lads he knew from Armagh, from Tyrone, and he wondered what it was like to be in their boots. It might have been unbearable if it hadn't been for Mayobridge. There were days when he felt as if his county career was going nowhere fast but at least the club was doing something extraordinary.

Led by the five minors and the canny stewardship of Jim McRory, Mayobridge have come from nowhere to establish themselves as the pre-eminent force in Down football, winning seven senior championships since 1999. Last autumn, Linden, the eternal footballer, sat in the dressingroom, muddy as a child and beaming from ear to ear. In another lifetime, this man had been the choice player in the country. "Boys, I never thought I would get one of these," he said of the Down championship. "Now I have seven."

Maybe there was a lesson there. In 2002, Coulter took a phone call from John O'Keeffe inviting him to trials down in Dublin for the International Rules squad. Instinct told him to forget about it and a year later, he was still reluctant, feeling he wouldn't fit in to this elite band where he didn't really know anyone. But he packed his bag and found his way to the training ground in Crumlin. Afterwards, O'Keeffe praised him and told him he had a big future at the game.

Coming from someone of O'Keeffe's stature, at that stage in Coulter's sporting life, it meant a lot. He has been an automatic selection on all Irish Rules teams since, fast and brave and never ruffled by the Australian rough housing. He enjoyed the games but most of all, he enjoyed the thrill of playing with the best Gaelic footballers in Ireland.

"To be on the field with someone like Ciarán McDonald, with the talent he has and being the individual he is," he marvels now. "Sure that is just fantastic. If I hadn't tried out for the Rules, I would have real regrets now. It was the best thing I ever did."

He understands the allure a life of playing Australian Rules holds for some elite Irish players but couldn't imagine such a journey for himself. "Too much of a home bird," he explains. The same is true for the American junkets often fluttered in the direction of players of Coulter's calibre. The notion of a sweltering summer playing easy football for easy money is attractive. But if it compromises his involvement with Mayobridge, then you can keep Manhattan.

"There is nothing in it," he laughs, thinking of Mayobridge. "Nothing but a pub. Gorman's. But I love the place. It's hard to explain. Like, I would go up to the clubhouse on nights off just to chat to a few boys and for a laugh. And if we go out, everyone would head into Newry together instead of dribs and drabs. I suppose its just about growing up in a place and having everything revolve around the football."

FOR THE PAST two years, he has been working as a football coach in Down. He is a bricklayer by occupation and spent long periods of this decade heading up and down the M1 to Dublin, spending his days on a site on O'Connell Street and then crawling out the airport road to get back in time for training. "I'd leave at 10 to six in the morning and get back from work at 20 past six in the evening. To make matters worse, I was with a pack of Armagh boys."

No question, they had the bragging rights in those days. At least this year has shown something is stirring in Down. The significance of that night against Tyrone went beyond winning a championship match. "A lot of boys were at this for eight or nine years," he says quietly. "Some of us were at a crossroads. Losing to Tyrone again might have been the end of a few careers."

He admits he believed it was going to be another night of "what if" when Tyrone went four points clear. Out there on the field, he was vaguely aware there was something special about the flow of the match but all he could do was keep playing, looking for the gap. His goal, just before the break in extra-time, came from nothing. Aidan Carr sent a long ball in, the shot sliced so it was coming unusually fast. Ryan McMenamin was committed to it.

"I says to meself, 'I'll take a chance here and not go for it because I knew there was a wee chance Ricey would drop it. It was coming in hard. So I let on I was going for it, gave him a wee shout from the back and it went through his hands. So it came in from a lovely height and I just palmed it into the net."

It was pure Coulter opportunism, ghosting in from off-stage, coming behind the last defender at the perfect angle so he appears to materialise from nowhere. "That's what I was trained to do from eight years old. If I see a gap, I go for goal. Of course I do. I think all out-and-out forwards would."

In the end, Down held on and afterwards, for the first time in his senior career, he felt something like the hot breath of celebration, something akin to pride and joy. The team had given Down people, something to shout about again. Afterwards, in the dressingroom, Ross Carr congratulated them and reminded them this was simply a beginning. But after eight years, it felt like some form of freedom too. He was on the edge of the field when Brian McGuigan from Tyrone sought him out.

In September 2005, he had watched the Ardboe man all but conduct the All-Ireland football against Kerry, marvelling and, in his heart, applauding. McGuigan has been haunted by injury and bad luck since - he was a late withdrawal from the team that night - but when he spotted Coulter through the bedlam, he made his way over. "Hope you go on and win it now, Benny."

The words might well have been fireworks blazing over the Mournes. It may have been a beginning but at least Coulter still has a say in this year's Ulster championship. And that will do fine - for now.

© 2008 The Irish Times

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: venter on July 24, 2008, 01:36:09 PM
I see Ciaran was down in Killala  as a special guest handing out medals and cups during an U14 competition. A team from Armagh won it i think.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: venter on July 24, 2008, 01:37:54 PM
Two lads from the Deel Rovers club were up in Dublin at Aussie Rules trials last week. (2 days I think). How do they get selected for that or can anyone show up at it?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on July 30, 2008, 03:27:44 AM
From mayonews.ie

MEANWHILE, the draw for the next round of the club championship will take place on Thursday week, August 7, in the TF Royal Hotel and Theatre. Seán Feeney confirmed that clubs will be invited to attend the draw.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on August 07, 2008, 11:48:06 PM
Any word on the draw lads?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on August 08, 2008, 05:36:07 AM
Senior quarter-finals

Ballintubber v Ballaghaderreen
Charlestown v Castlebar
Claremorris v Knockmore
Crossmolina v Breaffy

Intermediate
Tourmak v Belmullet
Kilmaine v Cill Chomain
Westport v Crossmolina B
Aghamore v Ballyhaunis.

Intermediate relegation play-offs
Parke v Kilmeena
Kiltimagh v Mayo Gaels.
Losers go down. Don't know senior relegation play-offs but only one team goes down there.  Its Burrishoole v KIltane and Garrymore v Louisburgh, two losers play-off again and the losers of that go down to Intermediate. Nothing set in stone about any of the senior quarter-finals but I'd fancy Ballagh', Charlestown, Claremorris (after a struggle) and Crossmolina to get through. As for the intermediate, it is always open but I don't recalls it ever being this open. Tourmak, Cill Chomain, Westport and Aghamore to advance

Games down for August 30/31
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: venter on August 08, 2008, 09:06:53 AM
Tough enough draws for Cross in all three grades. Breaffy put it up to us in the league, they are a very decent team, Aiden o shea looks to be a good prospect. they have a decent full back as well (Lyons?). We should still have the experience required to win it.

Great draw for Ballagh with the Kilcullens suspended. They got the easiest draw, but still have to do thier stuff. If they beat Ballintubber Im sure the two lads will be back for the semi ( against Cross/breaffy I think)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 08, 2008, 09:18:53 AM
Tough enough draws for Cross in all three grades. Breaffy put it up to us in the league, they are a very decent team, Aiden o shea looks to be a good prospect. they have a decent full back as well (Lyons?). We should still have the experience required to win it.

Great draw for Ballagh with the Kilcullens suspended. They got the easiest draw, but still have to do thier stuff. If they beat Ballintubber Im sure the two lads will be back for the semi ( against Cross/breaffy I think)

Yeah tough enough draws Venter did we get Killala in The Juniors. As you said Breaffy put it up to us in the league got about us and it  was only in the final ten minutes that we pulled away so i suppose we can expect more of the same. Where are the games to be played lads?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: westmayo on August 08, 2008, 09:21:18 AM
It is some achievement for ye Venter to have three sides in the quarter final of all grades and deserves a lot of praise for the work going on at club level in Crossmolina. Will look forward to seeing our lads go at ye in the senior championship, but would still have to fancy ye to get through. It was a good game in the league where we stayed in touch until ye were able to pull ahead with a goal and brought on so much experience from then bench that it was an amazing to see.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 08, 2008, 09:42:23 AM
It is some achievement for ye Venter to have three sides in the quarter final of all grades and deserves a lot of praise for the work going on at club level in Crossmolina. Will look forward to seeing our lads go at ye in the senior championship, but would still have to fancy ye to get through. It was a good game in the league where we stayed in touch until ye were able to pull ahead with a goal and brought on so much experience from then bench that it was an amazing to see.

It is a great achievement for the club but in all honesty it will mean nothing unless you bring some silverware home. We have been blessed with the bunch of lads that we had and in all honesty we probably in Crossmolina won't see the likes of them again. Last year everbody was saying that was the end of the team after the quarter final loss to Charlestown but no to everybody surprise including a lot of Cross people they went up and Beat ballaghdreen in the league final and put on a great display. The thing is when you have the Likes of Ciaran MC, Jimmy and Tom Nallen, Joe Keane, Michael Moyles, Paul Mc Guinness your in with a great chance . What would the average age of your team be West Mayo?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: westmayo on August 08, 2008, 09:56:45 AM
We'd have a fairly young side with a few experienced heads but not to old.  A lot of lads in their early 20's and late teens. The starting 15 would look like this Rob Hennelly (18), Kevin Scahill (29), Barry Jordan (27), Micheal Jennings/Colm Monaghan (19/20), Gerry Jennings (30's), Colm Jordan (24), Eddie Conroy (30's), Seamus O'Shea (21) Finin Canavan/Ger Hughes (21/18), Tommy Canavan (22), Aidan O'Shea (18), Rory Martyn  (18), Alan Durcan (24), Colum Lyons (28),  Marty McNicholas (28). We'd have a few other lads like Owen Carney, Peter Dravins, Ronan Conway who would be late teens early 20. 

And Dec Jennings in his mid 30's also
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 08, 2008, 10:00:32 AM
Is that the same Declan Jenning who was on the Mayo under 21 team that lost the final to Cork ?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: westmayo on August 08, 2008, 10:06:47 AM
Yah way back in the early 1990's is the same guy, would prob still be starting if he didn't get injured earlier this year.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on August 08, 2008, 10:54:34 AM
We'd have a fairly young side with a few experienced heads but not to old.  A lot of lads in their early 20's and late teens. The starting 15 would look like this Rob Hennelly (18), Kevin Scahill (29), Barry Jordan (27), Micheal Jennings/Colm Monaghan (19/20), Gerry Jennings (30's), Colm Jordan (24), Eddie Conroy (30's), Seamus O'Shea (21) Finin Canavan/Ger Hughes (21/18), Tommy Canavan (22), Aidan O'Shea (18), Rory Martyn  (18), Alan Durcan (24), Colum Lyons (28),  Marty McNicholas (28). We'd have a few other lads like Owen Carney, Peter Dravins, Ronan Conway who would be late teens early 20. 

And Dec Jennings in his mid 30's also

Jesus West Mayo don't be giving them Cross' boys any more info!! They've enough of an upper hand on us as it is  :D
I wonder will Finin and Owen Carney be back? I'd say the game will be in Castlebar. After watching Cross fall asunder against Charlestown in the quarter-final replay last year I thought that was the end of them but they've really shown what they're made of since, winning the league in fine style and impressing this year. They're defiinitely the county title favourites at the minute. This game will show Breaffy how close to the mark we are
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 08, 2008, 11:01:21 AM
We'd have a fairly young side with a few experienced heads but not to old.  A lot of lads in their early 20's and late teens. The starting 15 would look like this Rob Hennelly (18), Kevin Scahill (29), Barry Jordan (27), Micheal Jennings/Colm Monaghan (19/20), Gerry Jennings (30's), Colm Jordan (24), Eddie Conroy (30's), Seamus O'Shea (21) Finin Canavan/Ger Hughes (21/18), Tommy Canavan (22), Aidan O'Shea (18), Rory Martyn  (18), Alan Durcan (24), Colum Lyons (28),  Marty McNicholas (28). We'd have a few other lads like Owen Carney, Peter Dravins, Ronan Conway who would be late teens early 20. 

And Dec Jennings in his mid 30's also

Jesus West Mayo don't be giving them Cross' boys any more info!! They've enough of an upper hand on us as it is  :D
I wonder will Finin and Owen Carney be back? I'd say the game will be in Castlebar. After watching Cross fall asunder against Charlestown in the quarter-final replay last year I thought that was the end of them but they've really shown what they're made of since, winning the league in fine style and impressing this year. They're defiinitely the county title favourites at the minute. This game will show Breaffy how close to the mark we are

 :D :D :D na we try and just worry about our own game R&gs. I thought the the Mayo galway game was the last game to be played untill the new development was finished maybe it was the last intercounty game? I hope its not castlebar because there is never any athmoshere at the matches there having said that we haven't lost many matches up there . At the league match there was nothing in it so i suppose it just depends how the teams have progressed since then. I'd say Ballaghadreen would be favourites at this stage
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on August 08, 2008, 11:07:21 AM
Forgot about the redevelopment. Agree though, games there that cannot attract at least 5k are a waste of time. County finals have a great atmosphere when played in compact places like Knockmore and Crossmolina. Way more atmosphere there and a sense of occasion. I know its the county ground and players probably prefer playing there because of some 'prestige' but I think the County Board would earn a lot of respect if they chose not to play practically every single neutral championship game there.
If McHale Park is out it'll be one from three from Foxford, Knockmore and Ballina. Possible double header in the 'nah with Ballagh v Tubber or Charlestown v Castlebar?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 08, 2008, 11:11:32 AM
can't see Breaffy letting/wanting the game to be played in Ballina or Knockmore, i think whoever was drawn out of the hat 1st should play the game at home ;) 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on August 08, 2008, 11:14:16 AM
I reckon the unseeded teams should have home advantage. Spice things up a bit. The likes of Crossmolina have won too much. Spread the wealth  ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 08, 2008, 11:19:52 AM
I reckon the unseeded teams should have home advantage. Spice things up a bit. The likes of Crossmolina have won too much. Spread the wealth  ;)

We were long enough waiting for the 2nd county Tiltle to come in 1995 and now we are a little bit greedy would love to see Ciaran Mc, Jimmy, Tom Joe and Hoggy get their hands on a 7th championship medal but they are hard earned , in fairness i don't think either side would mind playing in either Brreaffy or Cross both pitches are fairly similiar in that the are big pitches not tight ones and that suits both teams style of play
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on August 08, 2008, 11:26:49 AM
Was Stephen Rochford not there in 95? I think I remember him coming on as a sub in the final but I could be wrong.
Hows Moffatt getting on as coach?
Christ people talk about Crossmaglen's record in Armagh but seven titles in fourteen years in Mayo would be unreal considering the competition ye've had. Ballina have won the provincial title three times they won the county, Charlestown once and Knockmore too. Mother of God! That's five of the seven years ye haven't won it! Some standard . .
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 08, 2008, 11:42:14 AM
Was Stephen Rochford not there in 95? I think I remember him coming on as a sub in the final but I could be wrong.
Hows Moffatt getting on as coach?
Christ people talk about Crossmaglen's record in Armagh but seven titles in fourteen years in Mayo would be unreal considering the competition ye've had. Ballina have won the provincial title three times they won the county, Charlestown once and Knockmore too. Mother of God! That's five of the seven years ye haven't won it! Some standard . .

No stephen wasn't there in 1995 that final was played in December we won that title with 7 /8 19 year olds starting maybe more there was Tom Nallen, Liam Moffatt, Damian Mulligan, Padraic Whitty, Ciaran Mc , Hoggy and Joe Keane when you think of it it was unreal. As i said they we some bunch of lads i'm lucky to have played with them along the way but that group mentioned above along with Jimmy nallen were unreal. They owe us nothing their senior medal collection stands as 6 county championships, 7  Leagues, 3 Connachts and an All Ireland which is fairly impressive when as you said Rand G you consider the competion. I would love to see Mc Lift the moclair cup for all that he has done for the club. Moff is getting on great as Coach all the lads respect him and he got the likes of Paddy McAndrew back and Gerry O' Malley and is bringing in a few new lads along the way
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 08, 2008, 11:53:55 AM
Just check there the winners since 1995 are 1995 Crossmolina 1996 Knockmore 1997 knockmore 1998 Ballina 1999 Crossmolina  2000 Crossmolina 2001 Charlestown 2002 Crossmolina 2003 Ballina 2004 Ballina 2005 Crossmolina 2006 Crossmolina 2007 Ballina

so Its Crossmolina 6 ,  Ballina   4   Knockmore 2  Charlestown    1     
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on August 08, 2008, 12:00:08 PM
Was Stephen Rochford not there in 95? I think I remember him coming on as a sub in the final but I could be wrong.
Hows Moffatt getting on as coach?
Christ people talk about Crossmaglen's record in Armagh but seven titles in fourteen years in Mayo would be unreal considering the competition ye've had. Ballina have won the provincial title three times they won the county, Charlestown once and Knockmore too. Mother of God! That's five of the seven years ye haven't won it! Some standard . .

No stephen wasn't there in 1995 that final was played in December we won that title with 7 /8 19 year olds starting maybe more there was Tom Nallen, Liam Moffatt, Damian Mulligan, Padraic Whitty, Ciaran Mc , Hoggy and Joe Keane when you think of it it was unreal. As i said they we some bunch of lads i'm lucky to have played with them along the way but that group mentioned above along with Jimmy nallen were unreal. They owe us nothing their senior medal collection stands as 6 county championships, 7  Leagues, 3 Connachts and an All Ireland which is fairly impressive when as you said Rand G you consider the competion. I would love to see Mc Lift the moclair cup for all that he has done for the club. Moff is getting on great as Coach all the lads respent him and he got the likes of Paddy McAndrew back and Gerry O' Malley and is bringing in a few new lads along the way

Even though thats closer to resent than respect I presume you mean the latter  ;)
Where did Gerry O'Malley and Pat McAndrew go to? Always thought they left a long way before they should have. God that must have been some minor team around 93 and 94!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 08, 2008, 12:08:14 PM
Ye meant respect  :D   Yea that minor team was unreal they won everthing all the way up from Under 10  to Minor including back to back minor titles and is on that team that Cross has had the success.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: venter on August 08, 2008, 12:08:24 PM
I think the League game against Breaffy was a bit of a turning point this year. We didn't get off to a great start to the League and It looked like Breaffy were going to turn us over that evening. Having managed to win that game, it gave Moff and the lads a bit of confidence and they have being going well since ( with the exception of Ballinrobe in the championship). Peadar and Jimmy have been playing well lately and the likes of Damian syron should add to the defence when he's at full tilt again. Benny is a good prospect at full forward and Joe will get his fair share but we are still a bit over reliant on Mac for the scores. Hoggy is flying fit this weather, he's a great man fair play to him.

We have Killala in the Juniors. Tough draw in fairness. I hope Georgie has some masterplan to get out of that one alive.
Cant see the intermediates beating Westport.

Didn't we go out of all three grades at the quarter final stages last year? (or did the juniors get to the semi finals?)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on August 08, 2008, 12:34:18 PM
I think the League game against Breaffy was a bit of a turning point this year. We didn't get off to a great start to the League and It looked like Breaffy were going to turn us over that evening. Having managed to win that game, it gave Moff and the lads a bit of confidence and they have being going well since ( with the exception of Ballinrobe in the championship). Peadar and Jimmy have been playing well lately and the likes of Damian syron should add to the defence when he's at full tilt again. Benny is a good prospect at full forward and Joe will get his fair share but we are still a bit over reliant on Mac for the scores. Hoggy is flying fit this weather, he's a great man fair play to him.

We have Killala in the Juniors. Tough draw in fairness. I hope Georgie has some masterplan to get out of that one alive.
Cant see the intermediates beating Westport.

Didn't we go out of all three grades at the quarter final stages last year? (or did the juniors get to the semi finals?)


Yeah it was the only game all year Breaffy were beaten in. Ye had the strength in depth that day, Moyles, Henry McLoughlin, Rochford etc came off the bench and that killed our lads. To be honest I was hoping we'd avoid ye but sure we'll just have to see how it works out
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 08, 2008, 02:54:25 PM
Was happy when I heard the draw. About the best one we could have drawn in fairness, I fear my prediction might be wrong though regarding Castlebar for the county championship once again!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on August 09, 2008, 06:43:08 AM
Was happy when I heard the draw. About the best one we could have drawn in fairness, I fear my prediction might be wrong though regarding Castlebar for the county championship once again!

Keep tipping them!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on August 10, 2008, 11:26:26 PM
In fairness its a great draw for us, and a chance for some additional bragging rights over the ballina lads, but having said that would expect either team to go down against castlebar or charlestown, fairly open championship. Wouldn't back against ballintubber, ballagh aren't the team they were last year
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on August 12, 2008, 02:48:58 PM
Results from last nights round of U-21 games...

Ballintubber    0-9   1-5   Claremorris
Aghamore    2-4   1-11   Burrishoole
Breaffy    0-8   0-7   Ballina Stephenites
Crossmolina   -   -   Charlestown  (Conceded by Charlestown)

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on August 12, 2008, 09:45:23 PM
How does the U21 fare out there, being played midweek at this time of the year? We have ours in late October and November and it's been a disaster in recent years, given that most clubs will have their senior programme wrapped up next weekend, and then the old soccer chestnut rears its head also. Could do with a change, could it be that many of the U21's aren't generally on the senior teams, and that allows it to run off better?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on August 13, 2008, 03:56:58 AM
and a chance for some additional bragging rights over the ballina lads

You should get them to show you their medals while you're at it ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on August 13, 2008, 09:11:28 AM
How does the U21 fare out there, being played midweek at this time of the year? We have ours in late October and November and it's been a disaster in recent years, given that most clubs will have their senior programme wrapped up next weekend, and then the old soccer chestnut rears its head also.

It was the last round of U21 games that will be played mid week. Usually the throw in was at 8pm and in the later weeks the throw in was 745/730pm. The quarter finals etc will have to be played at the weekends as they will probably be in September after the Senior Championship quarter finals.

...could it be that many of the U21's aren't generally on the senior teams, and that allows it to run off better?

Most senior teams have several U21 players. I think we have seven and thats not uncommon.
If Mayo got further in the All-Ireland series everything would have been put back but club fixtures can be played out now without any hassle.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on August 13, 2008, 09:32:36 PM
and a chance for some additional bragging rights over the ballina lads

You should get them to show you their medals while you're at it ;)


Ya they'll be a lot of good to them this year
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on August 14, 2008, 11:22:45 PM
and a chance for some additional bragging rights over the ballina lads

You should get them to show you their medals while you're at it ;)


Ya they'll be a lot of good to them this year

 ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on August 18, 2008, 10:15:07 AM
Welcome Inn Senior Football League

Division 1A:
Burrishoole 2-6, Charlestown 1-9
Westport 0-10, Ballaghadereen 1-9
Belmullet 1-6, Crossmolina Deel Rovers 2-17
Ballinrobe 1-7, Knockmore 2-7

Division 1B:
Kilmeena 0-9, Ballintubber 3-5
Tourmakeady 0-4, Claremorris 4-12
Ballina Stephenites 2-10, Louisburgh 1-5
Kiltane 1-13, Castlebar Mitchels 0-10


Very bad conditions over the weekend so I guess you shouldnt read much into any results.
Although Kiltane beating Mitchels is an eyebrow raiser. Tourmak took a hammering from Claremorris but I was told they were missing a good few.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 18, 2008, 05:22:32 PM
Knockmore and Ballinrobe agreed that the result from the Championship game played a few weeks ago would 'do the job' for Saturday evening's game. Hard to blame them with the weather that was in it!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on August 18, 2008, 11:10:24 PM
Knockmore and Ballinrobe agreed that the result from the Championship game played a few weeks ago would 'do the job' for Saturday evening's game. Hard to blame them with the weather that was in it!

You're kidding right? Ah that's poor form from Ballinrobe so. Especially if it comes to having any impact on promotion or relegation.
Prob suited Knockmore in terms of not showing their hand/picking up injuries before the Claremorris game
Kiltane beating Mitchels - where did that come from?! I can only presume Mitchels played a weak team, otherwise they're in a world of bother
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on August 19, 2008, 09:20:53 AM
Knockmore and Ballinrobe agreed that the result from the Championship game played a few weeks ago would 'do the job' for Saturday evening's game. Hard to blame them with the weather that was in it!

You're kidding right? Ah that's poor form from Ballinrobe so. Especially if it comes to having any impact on promotion or relegation.
Prob suited Knockmore in terms of not showing their hand/picking up injuries before the Claremorris game
Kiltane beating Mitchels - where did that come from?! I can only presume Mitchels played a weak team, otherwise they're in a world of bother

You would think that Knockmore/Castlebar would want as many games as possible before the championship!? Its match practice you need before big games. Its a shame if Ballinrobe didnt contest the fixture. I dont think it effects Ballinrobes league standing.
http://www.sportsmanager.ie/t3.php?userid=21&leaguetable=1&report=1&reporttype=mixresults&compid=5673&countyid=21&club_id=&sportid=1

Ballinrobe are mid-table and Knockmore are second from the top, one point behind Breaffy with 2 games to play...
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on August 20, 2008, 02:28:58 PM
County Board yet again mess things up, the county pitch a shambles, read this from the western people

GAA: Boys in blue battle through the driving rain
By: Michael Gallagher in McHale Park, Castlebar

Mayo U-16B Football Championship - Semi-Final
Kiltimagh 2-9 Islandeady 1-5

NO pitch markings, no umpires, no linesmen, no match programme and a game that began 34 minutes late - what a pathetic way to treat young footballers. Thankfully the fine young footballers of Kiltimagh and Islandeady didn’t let the situation unduly affect them and went on to produce a well-contested semi-final, but the organisation of the encounter left an awful lot to be desired.


This got me thinking about the senior quarter finals, the 4 games are down for mchale park which now has no stand, would they not be better off playing these games in suitable neutral venues where the atmosphere would be alot better.

Knockmore v Claremorris could be played in kiltimagh
Ballagh v Ballintubber could be played in kiltimagh as well
Breaffy v Cross could be foxford or knockmore
C\Town v Castlebar could be in swinford


Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on August 21, 2008, 01:00:01 AM
County Board yet again mess things up, the county pitch a shambles, read this from the western people

GAA: Boys in blue battle through the driving rain
By: Michael Gallagher in McHale Park, Castlebar

Mayo U-16B Football Championship - Semi-Final
Kiltimagh 2-9 Islandeady 1-5

NO pitch markings, no umpires, no linesmen, no match programme and a game that began 34 minutes late - what a pathetic way to treat young footballers. Thankfully the fine young footballers of Kiltimagh and Islandeady didn’t let the situation unduly affect them and went on to produce a well-contested semi-final, but the organisation of the encounter left an awful lot to be desired.


This got me thinking about the senior quarter finals, the 4 games are down for mchale park which now has no stand, would they not be better off playing these games in suitable neutral venues where the atmosphere would be alot better.

Knockmore v Claremorris could be played in kiltimagh
Ballagh v Ballintubber could be played in kiltimagh as well
Breaffy v Cross could be foxford or knockmore
C\Town v Castlebar could be in swinford




I agree 100% with you regarding the atmosphere in McHale Park Davitt Man. This was mentioned here before, lack of atmosphere at McHale Park if there's less than 5k there.
Putting these games in compact club grounds would create an altogether better occasion and atmosphere. I'd say even the county final should be played around the county. Give it to a club who may have performed an impressive facilities upgrade and let them keep a percentage of the gate receipts as a reward. Wishful thinking though
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 21, 2008, 07:04:11 PM
Anybody know what games will be on the Saturday or sunday?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on August 21, 2008, 10:49:11 PM
Knockmore is sat
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Son_of_Sam on August 22, 2008, 07:08:20 AM
According to the footyshow last night, Pierce Hanley is getting his first start for Brisbane Lions this weekend. Best of luck to him, will try & catch the game on t.v. to see his performance.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on August 22, 2008, 01:03:12 PM
Anybody know what games will be on the Saturday or sunday?

Saturday 30th Aug in McHale park
Claremorris Vs Knockmore is on at 530pm
Ballintubber Vs Ballaghadrreen is on at 7pm

Sunday Aug 31st in McHale Park
Charlestown Vs Castlebar Mitchles is on at 2pm
Crossmolina Vs Breaffy is on at 4pm


Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on August 22, 2008, 01:05:00 PM
According to the footyshow last night, Pierce Hanley is getting his first start for Brisbane Lions this weekend. Best of luck to him, will try & catch the game on t.v. to see his performance.

I think Setanta are showing highlights on Monday night at 7pm. They repeat that show on Tuessday aswell.
Didnt tg4 used to show the Aussie Rules? Is that show finished?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 22, 2008, 03:03:18 PM
Knockmore is sat

Was hoping that'd be the dealio as regarding the matches.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Champ15 on August 22, 2008, 03:10:05 PM
Didnt tg4 used to show the Aussie Rules? Is that show finished


That show is on thursday nite at 10.30 i tink
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: FL/MAYO on August 23, 2008, 07:50:07 PM
Any score on the Claremorris/Knockmore game?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 23, 2008, 09:44:47 PM
It's next Saturday!! I was just wondering if it was on the Saturday or the Sunday cos I'd miss it if it was on the Sunday.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: FL/MAYO on August 23, 2008, 11:25:01 PM
It's next Saturday!! I was just wondering if it was on the Saturday or the Sunday cos I'd miss it if it was on the Sunday.

Thanks Farr, thought it was today. So it will be a Claremorris win next week instead ;D No wonder no one answered my text messages..
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Son_of_Sam on August 24, 2008, 01:42:10 AM
According to the footyshow last night, Pierce Hanley is getting his first start for Brisbane Lions this weekend. Best of luck to him, will try & catch the game on t.v. to see his performance.

I think Setanta are showing highlights on Monday night at 7pm. They repeat that show on Tuessday aswell.
Didnt tg4 used to show the Aussie Rules? Is that show finished?

I'm actually in Australia these days, thought would give people a little heads up to Pierces progress back home. Funny enough Colm Begley is being dropped for this weekend in an indirect swap.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on August 24, 2008, 04:15:36 PM
Sunday 24th August 2008
TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Intermediate Championship
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Kiltimagh  0-8 2-6 Mayo Gaels  Claremorris Relegation Playoff 

Saturday 23rd August 2008
TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Senior Championship
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Burrishoole  2-10 1-7 Kiltane  Crossmolina Relegation Playoff 

TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Intermediate Championship
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Kilmeena  2-9 1-8 Parke-Keelouges-Crimlin  Islandeady Relegation Playoff 

TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Junior Championship
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Carramore  2-10 0-0 Eastern Gaels  Garrymore Playoff 
Crossmolina Deel Rovers C 0-3 4-11 Killala  Ballina Playoff 
Balla  0-7 0-13 Castlebar Mitchels B Ballintubber Playoff 
Ardnaree  1-5 0-9 Islandeady  Crossmolina Playoff 
The Neale  0-9 0-6 Charlestown B Garrymore Playoff 

Senior Hurling Championship
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Westport  2-8 1-14 Tooreen  Tooreen Round 3

Kiltimagh's annus horribilus continues, they play Parke now with the losers gone to Junior, some fall if they manage to lose that, especially being senior for so long before now. Similiarly Kiltane are in serious danger after a long stint in senior, but are Louisburgh minus AOM the side most likely to go down?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on August 24, 2008, 08:22:13 PM
Sunday 24th August 2008
TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Intermediate Championship
Kiltimagh  0-8 2-6 Mayo Gaels  Relegation Playoff
Kilmeena  2-9 1-8 Parke-Keelouges-Crimlin  Relegation Playoff 

Kiltimagh's annus horribilus continues, they play Parke now with the losers gone to Junior, some fall if they manage to lose that, especially being senior for so long before now. Similiarly Kiltane are in serious danger after a long stint in senior, but are Louisburgh minus AOM the side most likely to go down?

I'm afraid it gets even worse for Kiltimagh...both themselves and Parke are now junior as 2 teams go down from intermediate this year to reduce the number of teams to 16.

Parke were intermediate finalists in 2006 (lost by 1), Kiltimagh were intermediate finalists in 2007 (lost by 1) so a fair fall for them both.

I heard the Mayo Gaels players took John Stagg (Hollymount player) Betting to the cleaners. He had them at 6/1 to win with Kiltimagh at 1/8! My sources tell me they put a considerable amount on themselves and are now enjoying a few "grand" nights out on the back of it.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on August 24, 2008, 11:40:43 PM
All the club Senior Quarter Finals next weekend are off because of the Mayo minor game.

I thought they would play them all on Sunday and have the minor game on Saturday, in somewhere like Limerick, but they cancelled all the senior club fixtures.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on August 25, 2008, 09:24:44 AM
All the club Senior Quarter Finals next weekend are off because of the Mayo minor game.

I thought they would play them all on Sunday and have the minor game on Saturday, in somewhere like Limerick, but they cancelled all the senior club fixtures.

Has this been confirmed??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on August 25, 2008, 04:45:58 PM
All the club Senior Quarter Finals next weekend are off because of the Mayo minor game.

I thought they would play them all on Sunday and have the minor game on Saturday, in somewhere like Limerick, but they cancelled all the senior club fixtures.

any word about c\ship games this weekend???
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: dodo on August 26, 2008, 01:30:02 AM
 
TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Junior Championship
Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment   
Carramore  2-10 0-0 Eastern Gaels  Garrymore Playoff 


Is this score correct, Eastern Gaels failed to score for the entire match ?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on August 28, 2008, 11:41:00 AM
All the club Senior Quarter Finals next weekend are off because of the Mayo minor game.

I thought they would play them all on Sunday and have the minor game on Saturday, in somewhere like Limerick, but they cancelled all the senior club fixtures.

any word about c\ship games this weekend???

Games still postponed until the weekend of the 6th of September. The only games going ahead is some intermediate ties that have no Mayo minors involved. AFAICT the Senior Quarter finals will remain on the same days/times but on the weekend of the 6th.

Im speculating here but I think if the minor game is a draw in Ennis then it should go to extra time.
If the minors win they will be playing on the 3rd weekend in September, so the Senior round of games on the weekend of the 6th of September wont effect things. 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on August 28, 2008, 02:24:58 PM
AFAICT the Senior Quarter finals will remain on the same days/times but on the weekend of the 6th.

Actually the times have been changed. I just got confirmation of this fixture. (The referee was changed too)

Senior Championship Quarter-Final Saturday 6th September - 6:30pm
Ballintubber V Ballaghaderreen Ref : Martin Murphy in McHale park, Castlebar

Which would donate that the Knockmore Vs Claremorris game is moved from 530pm to a 5pm throw-in on Sat the 6th.

 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on August 28, 2008, 09:34:32 PM
To be honest OMS, you asked about Louisburgh being senior, they're operating out of Division 3, I'd nearly bet on them going down this year and Kiltane to survive.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on August 29, 2008, 03:58:29 AM
It'd be a minor miracle if Louisburgh stayed senior. Interesting too that the two losing Intermediate finalists from the last two years (Kiltimagh in 07 and Parke in 06) have been relegated to Junior. And a poor intermediate team like Mayo Gaels survived! Shows you can't just turn up and expect to win at any stage or you'll suffer
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: ludermor on August 29, 2008, 01:01:12 PM
It wouldnt be that much of a miracle R&G, kiltane have lost 6 of their main players this year and are really struggling. They have a lot of young lads who are not yet good enough for senior but have potential.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on August 30, 2008, 03:03:51 AM
I'd still be shocked if Louisburgh took care of ye, but ya never know I guess.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 01, 2008, 03:41:03 PM
Any word when the remaining league games will be played or the county semi finals??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: illdecide on September 02, 2008, 10:29:12 AM
Lads sorry for butting in on you're thread but I'm just looking for some general info. We (Clan na Gael from Co Armagh) were staying in the Breaffy Hotel last weekend, we trained 3 times on the Saturday and then played Breaffy on the Sunday morning. I was impressed by some of their players but how good would they be rated overall in the county??? i know they are playing Crossmolina this weekend and was wondering would they be in with a shout?

We played 3 x 20min matches against Breaffy and after the first 20 Min's we were destroyed but we broke fairly even in the 2nd 20Min's and then beat them well in the last 20 Min's (by that stage we had sobered up and the soreness were out of the legs). They have a good setup there with all the facilities from the hotel to use...
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 02, 2008, 10:33:52 AM
Mayo Senior Football Championship
Outright Betting

Crossmolina    6 - 4
Charlestown    9 - 4
Ballaghadadrreen    11 - 4
Knockmore    7 - 1
Castlebar Mitchels    10 - 1
Breaffy                    14 - 1
Claremorris                    18 - 1
Ballintubber    33 - 1


Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: illdecide on September 02, 2008, 12:17:47 PM
The betting says it all...
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on September 02, 2008, 12:26:55 PM
The betting says it all...

Not really illdecide i know the bookies have them at 14-1 now but if they beat us on saturday those odds will come tumbling down, at the start of the year we were available at 4-1 so i wouldn't read too much into it, as you said the are a handy outfit and have played really well all year i think we were the only team to beat them and that was only in the final 10 minutes , they have a nice mix of youth and experience. I know in Cross that they are very very focussed on Breaffy on saturday they know its going to be a tough encounter and i'm fairly anxious about the game myself. It will be interesting to see what team cross pick  and will they play young cafferty who has been brilliant for mayo i'm delightged for the lad a quite unassuming lad who from talking to a few of the old heads on the Cross team is willing to learn, he hasn't played senior championship for cross but he must be there of there abouts now. 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on September 02, 2008, 01:07:32 PM
Lads sorry for butting in on you're thread but I'm just looking for some general info. We (Clan na Gael from Co Armagh) were staying in the Breaffy Hotel last weekend, we trained 3 times on the Saturday and then played Breaffy on the Sunday morning. I was impressed by some of their players but how good would they be rated overall in the county??? i know they are playing Crossmolina this weekend and was wondering would they be in with a shout?

We played 3 x 20min matches against Breaffy and after the first 20 Min's we were destroyed but we broke fairly even in the 2nd 20Min's and then beat them well in the last 20 Min's (by that stage we had sobered up and the soreness were out of the legs). They have a good setup there with all the facilities from the hotel to use...

We're a young side illdecide. The game against Crossmolina will tell us exactly where we are. Fingers crossed. What did the make of the facilities at the hotel? Great spot but no one uses the feckin place!!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on September 02, 2008, 02:47:22 PM
Speaking of Odds, here is a run down from PaddyPower Online for next weekends Senior Championship Quarter Finals
Ballintubber were 9-2 on Saturday but the odds seem to have fallen a bit since then  ;D   8)


Ballintubber v Ballaghadadrreen
Ballintubber 7 - 2        Draw 9 - 1        Ballaghadadrreen 1 - 4


Claremorris v Knockmore
Claremorris 15 - 8       Draw 7 - 1       Knockmore 8 - 15


Charlestown v Castlebar Mitchels
Charlestown 2 - 5       Draw 7 - 1       Castlebar Mitchels 5 - 2


Crossmolina v Breaffy
Crossmolina 1 - 3       Draw 17 - 2       Breaffy 11 - 4


Mitchels seem like good value, considering they have home advantage....
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: illdecide on September 02, 2008, 03:15:17 PM
Lads sorry for butting in on you're thread but I'm just looking for some general info. We (Clan na Gael from Co Armagh) were staying in the Breaffy Hotel last weekend, we trained 3 times on the Saturday and then played Breaffy on the Sunday morning. I was impressed by some of their players but how good would they be rated overall in the county??? i know they are playing Crossmolina this weekend and was wondering would they be in with a shout?

We played 3 x 20min matches against Breaffy and after the first 20 Min's we were destroyed but we broke fairly even in the 2nd 20Min's and then beat them well in the last 20 Min's (by that stage we had sobered up and the soreness were out of the legs). They have a good setup there with all the facilities from the hotel to use...

We're a young side illdecide. The game against Crossmolina will tell us exactly where we are. Fingers crossed. What did the make of the facilities at the hotel? Great spot but no one uses the feckin place!!

Well we certainly made good use of them (3 times in the one day). You lot def moved the ball out of defence well and you're midfield are big strong men, infact you're team were strong right up the middle. Just a bit of belief and you never know.

Feck we just got Crossmaglen in the quarters of our Championship :-*
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on September 03, 2008, 01:09:04 AM
Feck we just got Crossmaglen in the quarters of our Championship :-*

Some of us will be very interested and thankful if someone can halt Crossmaglens gallop to another county title this year - small matter of holding the record for consecutive senior football championships on the line ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: illdecide on September 03, 2008, 10:56:03 AM
Feck we just got Crossmaglen in the quarters of our Championship :-*

Some of us will be very interested and thankful if someone can halt Crossmaglens gallop to another county title this year - small matter of holding the record for consecutive senior football championships on the line ;)


Aye i'm aware of that because you guys won 13 in a row and Crossmaglen are trying to beat that record. Here's hoping Ballina keep their record ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on September 04, 2008, 10:53:00 AM
Predictions anyone??

Crossmolina v Breaffy  DRAW ;)
Ballagh v Ballintubber - Ballagh by 3
Castlebar v Charlestown - Mitchels for the hell of it
Knockmore v Claremorris - hard to know, Claremorris by 1 with the words Knockmore, write off and peril attached!!

Intermediate
Aghamore v Ballyhaunis - Aghamore by four
Crossmolina B v Westport - Westport by five

Junior - God knows!! Islandeady to win it out anyhow
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on September 04, 2008, 11:12:05 AM
Predictions anyone??

Crossmolina v Breaffy  DRAW ;)


i wouldn't be surprised if it was r&g according To abbeyside 17/2 the draw might be worth a euro or 2 any word of your team r&g ;) :D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on September 04, 2008, 12:29:11 PM
Predictions anyone??

Crossmolina v Breaffy  DRAW ;)


i wouldn't be surprised if it was r&g according To abbeyside 17/2 the draw might be worth a euro or 2 any word of your team r&g ;) :D

Yerra sure what news would I hear, based out in Australia as I am ;)  Aidan O'Shea is out, but sure that has been flagged elsewhere. No chance of McDonald being 'rested' so that neither team has their number 11, just to balance things out like!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on September 04, 2008, 12:33:27 PM
Predictions anyone??

Crossmolina v Breaffy  DRAW ;)


i wouldn't be surprised if it was r&g according To abbeyside 17/2 the draw might be worth a euro or 2 any word of your team r&g ;) :D

Yerra sure what news would I hear, based out in Australia as I am ;)  Aidan O'Shea is out, but sure that has been flagged elsewhere. No chance of McDonald being 'rested' so that neither team has their number 11, just to balance things out like!


Ah sure Mc s back is fcuked hasn't really played a competetive game of football since the Ai final 2006 , i think he was texted to attend a trial there last sunday just to see would they even bother giving him a subs jersey ;) i wouldn't be loosing too much sleep over Mc sure he is an auld man   ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 04, 2008, 02:38:34 PM
lads any idea when the semi finals are on??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on September 05, 2008, 05:12:58 AM
I'd say there's no dates yet because of the minors getting to the final. It won't be before that anyway. Probably September 28.

On another note, and it's only a rumour, but but I heard Pierce Hanley is back in Ballagh' already and will play against Ballintubber on Saturday! And I'm not stirring shite!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on September 05, 2008, 09:32:38 AM
Crossmolina v Breaffy  - Cross by 3
Crossmolina will have too much for Breaffy id say. I wasnt overly impressed with Breaffy when I saw them against Ballagh a few months ago. Cross were unreal against Knockmore. Is Aidan O Shea definitely out? I know he didnt play Breaffys last minor game because of a dislocated thumb, but he might be back.

Ballagh v Ballintubber - Tubber by 1
Ballagh are red hot favourites but I cant turn my back on my own club!

Castlebar v Charlestown - Charlestown by 4
I rate Charlestown highly. Take Mitchles out of that tiny back pitch and id say they will be in trouble.

Knockmore v Claremorris - Knockmore by 2
Im saying Knockmore based on the fact that they are that bit more experienced.


Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on September 06, 2008, 01:45:56 PM
Beautiful day in cross at the moment hope it holds out till this evening looking forward to the game if a little apprehensive any one else heading up to castlebar today? Still don't know why they had to hold the semi finals there the atmosphere is normally brutal at club games but will probably be worse today with the work on the ground having commenced.  >:(
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 06, 2008, 06:00:42 PM
Crossmolina 1-7 Breaffy 0-5, 20 mins to go in match.
Title: footbal
Post by: the Deel Rover on September 06, 2008, 06:23:25 PM
Cross won by a goal 2 ten to 1 ten
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: joemamas on September 06, 2008, 06:27:18 PM
thanks for the updates
Title: footbal
Post by: the Deel Rover on September 06, 2008, 06:55:23 PM
Ballintubber 1 .5  balla 2 points upset on the cards hope as has a few quid on them
Title: footbal
Post by: the Deel Rover on September 06, 2008, 09:00:25 PM
Match finished a draw . Hanley came on as  a sub
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on September 06, 2008, 09:27:38 PM
Crossmolina 2-10 v Breaffy 1-10
Ballagh 1-12 v Ballintubber 1-12

A draw is probably the last thing the county board wanted. I imagine the replay will not take place until after the All Ireland minor final as Ballintubber have 2 lads involved (even if one of them seems to be from Galway!).
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on September 07, 2008, 11:20:35 AM
Very disappointed to here Breaffy lost. Can anyone who was at the game put a small report up? Deel Rover? Did Gardiner get a goal? One good note to the game so - he's in my fantasy football team!

Crossmolina 2-10 v Breaffy 1-10
Ballagh 1-12 v Ballintubber 1-12

A draw is probably the last thing the county board wanted. I imagine the replay will not take place until after the All Ireland minor final as Ballintubber have 2 lads involved (even if one of them seems to be from Galway!).

Whats this craic about TUbber having a lad from Galway? Saw this somewhere else. Is it a joke or does someone really think its true? Ray Geraghty's from Ballintubber and Dean Gavin from Killawalla. Some result for Tubber, you'd have to think they might have had their chance though, with Hanley likely to start and the two Kilcullens might be back from suspension?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: holly11 on September 07, 2008, 03:09:52 PM
how did mcdonald get on?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: joemamas on September 07, 2008, 03:16:36 PM
Charlestown beating Castlebar by 2-8 to 1-9  12 mins into second half
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: joemamas on September 07, 2008, 04:16:30 PM
Charlestown  2-12   Castlebar 1-14
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on September 07, 2008, 05:56:20 PM
IS THAT A RESULT ?
CLAREMORRIS WON THE 2ND ONE BY 4 POINTS
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on September 08, 2008, 12:41:48 AM
Very disappointed to here Breaffy lost. Can anyone who was at the game put a small report up? Deel Rover? Did Gardiner get a goal? One good note to the game so - he's in my fantasy football team!

Crossmolina 2-10 v Breaffy 1-10
Ballagh 1-12 v Ballintubber 1-12

A draw is probably the last thing the county board wanted. I imagine the replay will not take place until after the All Ireland minor final as Ballintubber have 2 lads involved (even if one of them seems to be from Galway!).

Whats this craic about TUbber having a lad from Galway? Saw this somewhere else. Is it a joke or does someone really think its true? Ray Geraghty's from Ballintubber and Dean Gavin from Killawalla. Some result for Tubber, you'd have to think they might have had their chance though, with Hanley likely to start and the two Kilcullens might be back from suspension?

StoneWall, can you enlighten us with that Galway comment? Im from Ballintubber and have never heard of anything like that.

Going back to the game, I felt we were robbed. We lead all the way through and stayed 3 clear for most of the game. Each time they came close we pulled off with a point or two again.
They got their goal 3 minutes into injury time. A bit of a sickener, didnt think they deserved a draw.
It was a good performance on our behalf, although I feel we have played better against other teams this year. I still think there is more in us.
Ballaghadrreen looked shell shocked for most of the game. They brought on Hanley after just 18 minutes. He didnt look as fit as I thought he would be. But he probably did lift them a bit.
Andy Moran was fairly quiet for most of the game. His last ditch goal came form a long ball in over the top that met the finger tips of Liam Tunny (our defender). He couldnt get to it and Andy finished the goal well.
We showed great character in levelling the match again straight away. In the closing stages we squandered a few chances and took bad options from frees. We had the chance to close the game but we live to fight another day in 3 weeks. Looking forward to it.

I had us backed at 9-2 last week and thought it was in the bag. Backed the draw at 9-1 on Saturday morning to cover my ass but it feels like dirty money now!  :'(
Bookies didnt even give us a chance, would have been sweet to collect if we one. One thing is for sure, we wont be at 9-2 the next day.

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on September 08, 2008, 08:14:20 AM
Phenomenal performance so from ye Abbeysider and probably a disappointing result in the end. What a difference a year makes. Kevin McGuinness scoring an unlikely winner in the county intermediate final last year. One year on and ye are within minutes of a senior semi final and the team ye beat in the inter final, Kiltimagh, are Junior! It would make you think.

If ye keep going as well as ye are we'll be hearing shouts of Horan for Mayo!!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Tubberman on September 08, 2008, 08:40:49 AM
Quote
Quote from: RedandGreenSniper on September 07, 2008, 11:20:35 AM
Very disappointed to here Breaffy lost. Can anyone who was at the game put a small report up? Deel Rover? Did Gardiner get a goal? One good note to the game so - he's in my fantasy football team!


Quote from: StoneWall on September 06, 2008, 09:27:38 PM
Crossmolina 2-10 v Breaffy 1-10
Ballagh 1-12 v Ballintubber 1-12

A draw is probably the last thing the county board wanted. I imagine the replay will not take place until after the All Ireland minor final as Ballintubber have 2 lads involved (even if one of them seems to be from Galway!).


Whats this craic about TUbber having a lad from Galway? Saw this somewhere else. Is it a joke or does someone really think its true? Ray Geraghty's from Ballintubber and Dean Gavin from Killawalla. Some result for Tubber, you'd have to think they might have had their chance though, with Hanley likely to start and the two Kilcullens might be back from suspension?


StoneWall, can you enlighten us with that Galway comment? Im from Ballintubber and have never heard of anything like that.

Going back to the game, I felt we were robbed. We lead all the way through and stayed 3 clear for most of the game. Each time they came close we pulled off with a point or two again.
They got their goal 3 minutes into injury time. A bit of a sickener, didnt think they deserved a draw.
It was a good performance on our behalf, although I feel we have played better against other teams this year. I still think there is more in us.
Ballaghadrreen looked shell shocked for most of the game. They brought on Hanley after just 18 minutes. He didnt look as fit as I thought he would be. But he probably did lift them a bit.
Andy Moran was fairly quiet for most of the game. His last ditch goal came form a long ball in over the top that met the finger tips of Liam Tunny (our defender). He couldnt get to it and Andy finished the goal well.
We showed great character in levelling the match again straight away. In the closing stages we squandered a few chances and took bad options from frees. We had the chance to close the game but we live to fight another day in 3 weeks. Looking forward to it.

I had us backed at 9-2 last week and thought it was in the bag. Backed the draw at 9-1 on Saturday morning to cover my ass but it feels like dirty money now! 
Bookies didnt even give us a chance, would have been sweet to collect if we one. One thing is for sure, we wont be at 9-2 the next day.

Think I know the reason for this Galway player confusion! During commentary for the minor replay, Mike Finnerty referred to Ray Geraghty as "the Cortoon man". Cortoon is the townland in Ballintubber that the Geraghty's are from. So someone obviously jumped to the wrong conclusion  :D
Anyway, as you said Abbeysider, that's a game Ballintubber really deserved to win. They lead for the entire game up until Andy Moran's goal in injury time. That was a real sickener, and at the time I didn't think we'd get a chance to level it.
But fair play to them, the Ballintubber boys won every ball after the goal. We even had our own goal chance, but Gavin passed to Geraghty and he was bundled out over the endline. Then we got a last second free and Alan Dillon kept his cool to pop it over (although getting it moved forward for Ballagh dissent did help!).
Great performances all over the field, probably unfair to list a couple because so many of them played great stuff. Hanley didn't make as much of an impact as I thought he would. But with another 3 weeks to get himself used to real football again (  :P ) he could be a different man for the replay.
But Ballintubber will know they are well capable of beating Ballagh - if they approach it like the minors did against Kerry, hopefully we'll get a similar result!
 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 08, 2008, 11:04:04 AM
what about knockmore, was killer playing??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on September 08, 2008, 04:51:20 PM
Crossmolia failed to really get going the last day till one of the breaffy ;ads tried to examine the extent of michael moyles's injuries. was impressed by how protective  the other players were of him . show good team spirit .
the class showed on the day with gardiner Mcdonald and nallen making the difference though nallen miss on goal could well have been a shooting offence had things gone a bit worse. others to show well were G walsh when he was brought on JOhnathan o boyle is beginning to look more like gardienr all the time. and there is a lot of undevloped talent in Carolan hpoe he stciks with it he could be Big.  beson was abit disapointing but it was a horrible day for a match and without rubble inplace of the stand absolutly no atnmos at all at all. Surely here was some where else this could have been played?
For breaffy shocking to see how goo Marty mac still is . one of the great wastse of talent for mayo in the last ten years or so durcan impressed as well well worth another look for the county.
Cross have a long way to go before they get back to where they were a few years back but at least new blood is creeping i slowly though too often ots at the expense of last tyears new blood and with Reilly Mcandrew and Ger oboyle back its still a very familar looking team and they will lwave a huge hole any year now
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: western exile on September 08, 2008, 09:33:16 PM
I decided to go to McHale Park on Sunday instead of watching the hurling on the TV, and I was glad that I did when I heard hurling result  8)

The second half of the Charlestown / Mitchels game was close with the lead changing hands a couple of times.  Castlebar were over reliant on a high ball into Barry Moran. This was successful sometimes, and did lead to a couple of points, but he was well marshalled by Sean Lenehan with Aidan Higgins dropping back to cover whenever needed.
The difference was in midfield where Tom Parsons and David Tiernan were excellent and it was fitting that Tieran got forward to score the winning point.

Claremorris started their game without Mullins, their main score getter this year, who has broken his shoulder.  Both teams started well, with Claremorris riding their luck as Knockmore hit the post when a goal was on, and later got a point which came off first the goalkeepers fingertips and then the crossbar.  For the rest of the half there was not much in it, with Claremorris relying on Ger Brady to get their scores and went iin one point ahead at half time.
The second half belonged to the Claremorris defence which was outstanding, snuffing out every Knockmore attack.  Ger Brady continued to get their scores including a goal which sealed Knockmore fate.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 09, 2008, 11:16:18 AM
when is the draw for the semi's??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on September 09, 2008, 11:45:32 AM
think its this thursday davitt man
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on September 09, 2008, 04:46:47 PM
when is the draw for the semi's??

The draw for the Semi-Final is Thursday night, 11th September 2008 at 9:00pm in the TF Royal Hotel.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 09, 2008, 04:55:37 PM
cheers lads, the county final date is set Oct 5th, suppose that will be pushed back a bit now.

Is the Ballagh v B\Tubber replay on Sept 27th?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on September 09, 2008, 05:10:20 PM
yea it probably will Dm i think the replay is the 27th so even if they ran the semi and finals on consecutive weeks your looking at the 12/10 at the earliest . its a crazy time of year to be playing a county final and thats with the senior team been knocked out at the qfinal stage 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on September 12, 2008, 08:55:38 AM
The draws were made last night for the semi-finals of the TF Royal Hotel Mayo Club Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships.

Quarter final replay
Ballaghaderreen V Ballintubber Sept 28th

Semi-finals
Charlestown V Claremorris Sept 28th
Crossmolina V Ballaghaderreen/Ballintubber Oct 5th

Intermediate Semi-Finals Oct 5th
Belmullet V Aghamore
Kilmaine V Westport

Junior Semi-Finals
The Neale/Knockmore B V Islandeady/Carramore
Laherdane/Ballina B V Killala/Castlebar B
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 12, 2008, 09:52:32 AM
has any one any idea if the league will finish on the 27th Sept as per schedule??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on September 12, 2008, 12:34:42 PM
The draws were made last night for the semi-finals of the TF Royal Hotel Mayo Club Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships.

Quarter final replay
Ballaghaderreen V Ballintubber Sept 28th

Semi-finals
Charlestown V Claremorris Sept 28th
Crossmolina V Ballaghaderreen/Ballintubber Oct 5th
...


Yeah, interesting draw.
Looks like a Ballintubber - Charlestown final although Claremorris will push them.  ;)  :P
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 15, 2008, 09:42:07 AM
Welcome Inn Senior Football League Division 1A

Knockmore  1-11 2-8 Davitts 
Crossmolina Deel Rovers  2-22 0-11 Ballinrobe 
Ballaghadereen  3-16 1-7 Belmullet 
Charlestown  0-10 1-7 Westport   

Welcome Inn Senior Football League Division 1B

Castlebar Mitchels  1-11 0-14 Garrymore 
Louisburgh  0-13 1-6 Kiltane 
Claremorris  0-12 1-8 Ballina Stephenites 
Ballintubber  2-5 1-12 Tourmakeady 
Islandeady  1-13 1-9 Kilmeena 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: ludermor on September 15, 2008, 02:09:45 PM
Welcome Inn Senior Football League Division 1A

Knockmore  1-11 2-8 Davitts 
Crossmolina Deel Rovers  2-22 0-11 Ballinrobe 
Ballaghadereen  3-16 1-7 Belmullet 
Charlestown  0-10 1-7 Westport   

Welcome Inn Senior Football League Division 1B

Castlebar Mitchels  1-11 0-14 Garrymore 
Louisburgh  0-13 1-6 Kiltane 
Claremorris  0-12 1-8 Ballina Stephenites 
Ballintubber  2-5 1-12 Tourmakeady 
Islandeady  1-13 1-9 Kilmeena 


Doesn't bode well for the religation play off.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mannix on September 16, 2008, 11:44:35 PM
That some serious score from crossmolina. JOM better pull in the horns.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 17, 2008, 09:34:53 AM
That some serious score from crossmolina. JOM better pull in the horns.

McD wasnt playing
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: dodo on September 17, 2008, 07:39:39 PM
That some serious score from crossmolina. JOM better pull in the horns.

McD wasnt playing

Maybe we should try and play without McD as well.   :P
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on September 18, 2008, 08:59:07 AM
Welcome Inn Senior Football League Division 1B
Louisburgh  0-13 1-6 Kiltane 
Doesn't bode well for the religation play off.

Often you'll find that a team that has already beaten another team when they play them again they get turned over.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 18, 2008, 11:30:21 AM
Welcome Inn Senior Football League Division 1B
Louisburgh  0-13 1-6 Kiltane 
Doesn't bode well for the religation play off.

Often you'll find that a team that has already beaten another team when they play them again they get turned over.

I agree, i would prefer to be in Kiltanes dressing rather than Louisburghs going into the relegation game
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 21, 2008, 06:55:58 PM
Now what happens re replays etc?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on September 22, 2008, 04:47:07 PM
Now what happens re replays etc?

The 1/4 final Replay is definitely pushed out a week. I got word that the Charlestown Vs Claremorris game is going ahead.

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 23, 2008, 10:18:38 AM
All-Ireland MFC Final

The GAA has confirmed that the replay of the minor football final - at Pearse Park, Longford, next Saturday at 2.30pm - will be all-ticket.

Tickets are available from the participating county boards, GAA.ie and Ticketmaster from this morning.

Stand: €20. Terrace €15. OAPs/Students: €10. Juveniles: €5.

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on September 25, 2008, 04:15:32 PM
Any predictions for the other Senior Club game this weekend?
Claremorris Vs Charlstown?

I reckon Charlstown have enough to see them off although Claremorris are going well.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on September 25, 2008, 05:20:23 PM
Any predictions for the other Senior Club game this weekend?
Claremorris Vs Charlstown?

I reckon Charlstown have enough to see them off although Claremorris are going well.

are the mullins back?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: joemamas on September 28, 2008, 03:36:54 PM
Charlestown 1-10 Claremorris 1-6   11 mins gone in second half.

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: joemamas on September 28, 2008, 04:02:43 PM
Charlestown 1-13  Claremorris 1-9  FT
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Post by: Owenmoresider on September 28, 2008, 09:03:03 PM
Sunday 28th September 2008
TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Senior Championship

Charlestown  1-13 1-9 Claremorris  Castlebar Semi-Final 
Louisburgh  0-10 1-12 Kiltane  Islandeady Relegation game 

TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Mayo Junior Championship

The Neale  2-13 1-6 Knockmore B Balla Quarter Final 
Killala  1-12 1-7 Castlebar Mitchels B Crossmolina Quarter Final 
Islandeady  2-12 0-10 Carramore  Ballintubber Quarter Final 

Senior Hurling Championship

Tooreen  1-16 4-7 James Stephens Ballina  Castlebar Semi-Final 
Westport  0-9 2-18 Ballyhaunis  Castlebar Semi-Final 

Welcome Inn Senior Football League Division 1A

Westport  0-15 1-12 Breaffy  Westport Round 11 
Ballinrobe  1-5 2-19 Ballaghadereen  Ballinrobe Round 11 
Davitts  3-9 1-17 Crossmolina Deel Rovers  Davitts Round 11 
Bohola Moy-Davitts  1-16 2-8 Knockmore  Foxford Round 11 

South Mayo The O Meara Cup
Shrule-Glencorrib  3-14 1-5 Garrymore  Ballinrobe Final
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Post by: ludermor on September 28, 2008, 10:05:03 PM
Louisburgh  0-10 1-12 Kiltane  Islandeady Relegation game

Well safe for another year, hopefully they can build on this and they will have a few of the lads back that went traveling this year. Th enew coach seems to have made a good impression and hopefully he will stay for another year
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Post by: Davitt Man on September 30, 2008, 03:32:51 PM
Div 1a final league table, only c\town and belmullet to play

Breaffy       10 7 1 2 141 109 32 16
Crossmolina Deel Rovers  10 7 3 0 162 115 47 14
Ballaghadereen  10 5 2 3 163 117 46 13
Knockmore  10 5 2 3 133 126 7 13
Charlestown  9 3 1 5 113 94 19 11
Bohola Moy-Davitts  10 4 5 1 114 126 -12 9
Westport  10 3 5 2 115 127 -12 8
Burrishoole  10 3 5 2 99 112 -13 8
Ballinrobe  10 4 6 0 110 133 -23 8
Davitts  10 1 6 3 106 146 -40 5
Belmullet  9 1 7 1 85 136 -51 3
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on October 02, 2008, 04:28:24 PM
Weekend Predictions Anyone?


Senior Championship

Ballaghaderreen Vs Ballintubber - Ballintubber by 4. Shock of the championship on the cards, with the fairytale continuing. 


Intermediate Championship

Belmullet    Vs    Aghamore - Aghamore by 2. Great up and coming team. McHale park will suit them.
Kilmaine     Vs    Westport - Westport by 4. A bit strong for Kilmane IMO


Junior Championship

Lahardane   Vs   Ballina Stephenites B - Lahardane by 4. Another club that is turning itself around.

The Neale   Vs   Islandeady -
Heard Mick Moyles is down training Islandeady these days so they are trying hard.
The Neale might shade it though as Varley and Pat Casey are class players for Juniors.

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on October 02, 2008, 05:28:53 PM
Weekend Predictions Anyone?


Senior Championship

Ballaghaderreen Vs Ballintubber - Ballintubber by 4. Shock of the championship on the cards, with the fairytale continuing. 



Im going for Ballagh, like the mayo minor team, B\tubber may had their chance the first day, you dont get another chance from good teams, Hanely with 3 weeks training under his belt will start at the weekend.

Ballagh by 3
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Post by: StoneWall on October 05, 2008, 06:35:38 PM
Mayo Senior Championship
Ballaghadereen  2-16 0-10 Ballintubber Quarter Final replay

Ballaghadereen V Cross in the semi next week. Winners play Charlestown

Mayo Intermediate Championship Semi-Finals
Belmullet  1-8 1-15 Aghamore
Kilmaine  1-10 0-9 Westport

Kilmaine V Aghamore in the final next weekend

Mayo Junior Championship
Lahardane  1-10 0-10 Ballina Stephenites B Quarter Final
The Neale  1-11 2-6 Islandeady Semi-Final

Killala V Lahardane in other junior semi
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Post by: the Deel Rover on October 07, 2008, 12:26:37 PM
well there you have it playing ballaghdreen in the semi final this week, local papers tipping Ballaghadreen and i suppose according to the reports from last sundays display its fully warranted .Barry Regan and Andy Moran were meant to be exceptional on sunday scored 2-8 between them however cross will be fully awaare of the damage these boys can do as the were brilliant in the drawn final 2 years ago. Any poster up at the match abbeysider ? How did hanley play at cetre half back on dillion? It will be interesting to see does he pick up Mc on Sunday it would be an interesting battle to say the least? Couldn't get to the match myself was litening to reports from mid west and boy oh boy do we miss Mike Finnerty no disrespect to Michael gallagher who i really enjoy as a journalist but he definately wouldn't make it as a commentator 
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Post by: AbbeySider on October 07, 2008, 03:43:20 PM
well there you have it playing ballaghdreen in the semi final this week, local papers tipping Ballaghadreen and i suppose according to the reports from last sundays display its fully warranted .Barry Regan and Andy Moran were meant to be exceptional on sunday scored 2-8 between them however cross will be fully awaare of the damage these boys can do as the were brilliant in the drawn final 2 years ago. Any poster up at the match abbeysider ? How did hanley play at cetre half back on dillion? It will be interesting to see does he pick up Mc on Sunday it would be an interesting battle to say the least? Couldn't get to the match myself was litening to reports from mid west and boy oh boy do we miss Mike Finnerty no disrespect to Michael gallagher who i really enjoy as a journalist but he definately wouldn't make it as a commentator 

It was a strange game DeelRover. Im still raw when I think about it. We didnt do ourselves justice at all. Its sickening to exit the championship under a cloud where you know you are capable of much more. 

The opening 15-20 mins were tit-for-tat, not much separating us in a sea-saw type of game.
We actually pulled ahead by 2 points almost 20 minutes in. But then a goal came out of the blue and we were shell shocked.
It was the strangest goal build up as the ball seemed to be coming down the line but hung in the air and went over the top leaving Moran through on goal. Our defender was scrambling back and nearly made it but Moran finished well. We may be guilty of hanging the heads a bit and Ballagh probably sensed it and capitalised  by getting 2-2 in the space of a few minutes. The second goal came from Moran cutting along the endline and passing it to Regan to fisted into the net. It ias a hard pill to swallow taking two big hits in the space of minutes.

We went in at half time 5 points down. I knew that we need the first score of the second half to settle things down and leave us within reach. Before you could blink Ballagh had two very early points and we looked less and less likely to come back. It was a game where nothing went right for us. Balls were being spilled, breaks not being driven in on etc. We were probably bet in mid-field. James Kilcullen was fantastic. He really made the difference to Ballagh. Our own Jason Gibbons went off injured in the 2nd half about 20 mins to go and that was the final nail in the coffin.

Hanley did Ok at CB. He got the first score of the game and I suppose it was a psychological boost for him and Ballagh. As a half forward, when your maker gets the first one sometimes you are more worried about your defence than the job you set out to do. That could be a reason why Dillon was kind of quieter than usual but nothing went right for anyone on the day.

IMO Ballagh could be the team to beat. When they do click they are hard to stop. 
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on October 07, 2008, 04:07:28 PM
thanks for that abbeysider aye its hard to take a loss like that especially when ye were so close the 1st day but all in all it has been a good year for ye ye have shown that ye are well able for the senior championship and with 3 or 4 of the minors coming through the future bodes well for ye. We know what it was like and to tell you the truth we are at the other end of the scale most of our leaders are coming to the end of their careers and we will have some barren years ahead of us but thats what i think will motivate them on sunday they will give it a hell of a lash. i know that the papers said we haven't payed well but we scored 2 17 against davitts last  sunday week and the team are well capable or putting a good performance together. Any one have the current odds for the moclair cup? 
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Post by: StoneWall on October 07, 2008, 04:18:17 PM
I see Tom Parsons has been picked for the International rules team. This will probable impact on the County final date with Charlestown being involved. The Cross V Ballagh game is next weekend and the final scheduled for the Sunday after October 19th. The first test is October 24th so depending on when the international team leave then it could push back the final date.

I think Ballagh will beat Cross but Charlestown will win the final especially if Ballagh have to play 3 championship games 3 weeks running.
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Post by: OirthearMhaigheo on October 07, 2008, 04:21:20 PM
That's a very fair assessment Abbeysider. As you say it was a very tight game for most of the first half and then all of a sudden Ballagh, without playing overly well, pulled away. I think the two goals were sickeners for tubber and you got a sense that they knew the chance went the first day, especially with James K lording it at midfield. He is Ballagh's most important player in my opinion, when he's missing the same urgency isn't there, how he isn't playing for Mayo is another mystery but I won't go into that today.

Looking to next weekend I'd be surprised if Ballagh are favourites. Cross have been there and done it all, they have beaten Ballagh when it counts and in truth Ballagh have flattered to deceive the last couple of seasons. I think it is Ballagh that have everything to prove, if they can beat Cross they will have a major monkey of their backs and will have beaten one of the traditional big guns for the first time in the c'ship. Should be a cracking game and if it's anything like 2006 we're in for a treat.
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Post by: the Deel Rover on October 07, 2008, 05:03:52 PM
I see Tom Parsons has been picked for the International rules team. This will probable impact on the County final date with Charlestown being involved. The Cross V Ballagh game is next weekend and the final scheduled for the Sunday after October 19th. The first test is October 24th so depending on when the international team leave then it could push back the final date.

I think Ballagh will beat Cross but Charlestown will win the final especially if Ballagh have to play 3 championship games 3 weeks running.

definately won't push back the fianl date stonewall international rules has no impact the lads on the other thread said the team is flying out on the 18th county final is the 19th so tom must be flying out on a later date. No chance of Hanley heading back during the week  :P
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on October 08, 2008, 12:39:02 PM
I see Tom Parsons has been picked for the International rules team. This will probable impact on the County final date with Charlestown being involved. The Cross V Ballagh game is next weekend and the final scheduled for the Sunday after October 19th. The first test is October 24th so depending on when the international team leave then it could push back the final date.

I think Ballagh will beat Cross but Charlestown will win the final especially if Ballagh have to play 3 championship games 3 weeks running.

definately won't push back the fianl date stonewall international rules has no impact the lads on the other thread said the team is flying out on the 18th county final is the 19th so tom must be flying out on a later date. No chance of Hanley heading back during the week  :P

I could be wrong but I have a memory of a club that lost home advantage in a Championship County Semi final because the county board put back the fixture (3 times) due to a player missing because of the International Rules.
Of course it would make sense for Parsons to fly out after the county Final but logic is not always applied in these situations.
If Ballagh win, and they had the option, would they play 3 weeks in a row or would they like it put back coupled with Charlstowns excuse of Parsons leaving ? 
If Cross win id say they would favour playing it sooner rather than later, regardless.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on October 10, 2008, 12:15:13 PM
Any predictions for the Intermediate final?

Aughamore are a serious up-and-coming team. Their U-21s are very strong this year and they seem to have won a lot of titles in Bord nA nOg in the past few years. A lot of those players would be breaking onto the first team.

Kilmane are doing very well considering they are missing Brain Maloney, Pat Kelly but I think Aughamore will shade it.
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Post by: dodo on October 11, 2008, 12:41:04 PM
Any predictions for the Intermediate final?

Aughamore are a serious up-and-coming team. Their U-21s are very strong this year and they seem to have won a lot of titles in Bord nA nOg in the past few years. A lot of those players would be breaking onto the first team.

Kilmane are doing very well considering they are missing Brain Maloney, Pat Kelly but I think Aughamore will shade it.

Would fancy Aughamore to win by a few points, they play a tidy game of football and have good players all over.

Would guess that a county intermediate title with their home club would mean a lot more to Brian Maloney and Pat Kelly than winning the All Ireland club with St Vincents. Their loss is a big one to a small club and fair play to Kilmaine for getting this far at least !
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Post by: RedandGreenSniper on October 12, 2008, 06:02:21 AM
Very hard to see past Aghamore really. Kilmaine have really surpassed themselves in getting this far. Came out of the Group of Death (Tourmak, Kiltimagh, Davitts and Hollymount) without the aforementioned Maloney and Kelly. They were close to going senior in 2004 after beating Mitchels in the Intermediate quarter-final before Breaffy beat them in the semi. They seem to have went downhill from there but are back on track this year.
Be interesting to see if Paul Doherty gives another top performance to put him in the reckoning for a senior calll up.
Also keep an eye on Alan Freeman. He's only in his first year out of minor but if he keeps developing the way he is, he won't be far of the Mayo squad either.
I reckon Aghamore could win by about eight points
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Post by: furboot on October 12, 2008, 03:17:08 PM
minutes to go - Ballaghadereen lead Crossmolina 3-05 : 0-09
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Post by: ardmhachaabu08 on October 12, 2008, 03:24:07 PM
is crossmolina match finished ??
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Post by: furboot on October 12, 2008, 03:27:28 PM
Finished -= Ballaghadderen 3-07 : Crossmolina 0-10
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Post by: ardmhachaabu08 on October 12, 2008, 03:28:37 PM
there goes my accum!! lol   shudda read up on page before, papers tipping ballagh to beat them
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Post by: furboot on October 12, 2008, 03:34:00 PM
fro http://www.clubmayo.ie (http://www.clubmayo.ie)...........
Senior Club semi final: Ballaghadereen 3-07 v Crossmolina 0-10
- 3 goals in under 3 mins. in 2nd half for Ballaghadereen was the difference
(goals from Andy Moran, Barry Regan and  ? Conway (?))
- Crossmolina awarded penalty in injury time - saved from Brian Benson
Man of the Match - Stephen Drake (Ballagh)
Ballaghadereen now play Charlestown in final next Sunday
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Post by: furboot on October 12, 2008, 04:12:59 PM
Intermediate Final - half time

Aghamore 2-01 : Kilmaine 1-04

All Aghamore scores from Alan Freeman but didn't score for lat 13 mins of first half.
Kilmaine stayed in touch and better team ending first half - Paul Doherty playing well
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Post by: furboot on October 12, 2008, 05:04:19 PM
again courtesy of http://www.clubmayo.ie (http://www.clubmayo.ie)

Favourites Aghamore win by 1 point
--  Aghamore 3-05 : Kilmaine 1-10

outsiders Kilmaine came so close !!!
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Post by: OirthearMhaigheo on October 13, 2008, 11:17:14 AM
Great win for Ballagh yesterday. It didn't look likely at half-time as Cross seemed to be dominating in vital areas but they're a team full of goals and that was the difference in the end. It will be a nice juicy all-East final now, can't wait!
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Post by: stephenite on October 13, 2008, 11:36:31 AM
Ballina Stephenites promoted, in circumstances as farcical as the committee room shenanigans that got them relegated in the first place apparently. They needed to beat Ballintubber to go up, Ballintubber showed up with 10 players so the points were in the bag, apparently we gave Ballintubber the numbers to make a team and proceeded to race into a 16 point lead.




Ballina Stephenites lost by 2
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Post by: Davitt Man on October 13, 2008, 12:16:44 PM
Ballina Stephenites promoted, in circumstances as farcical as the committee room shenanigans that got them relegated in the first place apparently. They needed to beat Ballintubber to go up, Ballintubber showed up with 10 players so the points were in the bag, apparently we gave Ballintubber the numbers to make a team and proceeded to race into a 16 point lead.




Ballina Stephenites lost by 2

This just proves the league is a joke, burrishule couldnt field a team a few weeks ago for a league game against Breaffy now ballintubber do the same. Ballina a few years ago had to play Liam Higgins in goals to make up the numbers.

Ever since they changed the format and kept league and c\ship status seperate the league has been treated poorly.

County Board have to wake up and do something about it
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Post by: rosnarun on October 13, 2008, 03:42:29 PM
Well done Ballaghaderren,
Football is all about take your advantage when your up and the clincal  way the buried the 3 goals was very impressive.
not sure it was the best use of hanley  following Mcdonald 9who was the class of the day)around .  but when you win everything is right . he looks to have got a wee bit muscle bound in his time abroad but there are some serious players on that team andy of course but Barry kelly and kilcullen looked county class and it a crying shame MotM Stephen drake isn't a county regular.
other than Cmcd Cross never really got into their stride . too many Tired heads im afraid . most of those lads are playing senior since about 1994/5 .  as the next generation are drifting away . the likes of henry Mcloghlan , mark leonard should now be central to the team but we have the likes of Barry heffernan gerry o malley and pat McAndrew making combacks not a good long term plan.

Now im not bitter But is this the first time the best Club team in Roscommon has played the best club team in Sligo for the mayo county title? :P
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Post by: joemamas on October 13, 2008, 10:56:04 PM
Rosnarun

"Now im not bitter But is this the first time the best Club team in Roscommon has played the best club team in Sligo for the mayo county title?"  

With an assinine comment like that, you are now the biggest asshole "contributing to the Mayo club football website". is the Hogan stand website down ?

Go back and get a history lesson. To say the Charlestown club is part of Sligo is pure ignorance. As far as I remember, they were connaught club champions in the last decade. As for Ballaghdereen, nobody could begrudge them a championship as over the years they have also contributed to Mayo football at various levels.

As I said and will repeat "you are an asshole"
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Post by: stephenite on October 13, 2008, 11:00:42 PM
In fairness to Rosnarun, Joe - he even put the smiley face at the end to let us all know he was taking the piss.

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Post by: joemamas on October 13, 2008, 11:06:02 PM
whatever, did not pick up on it.

However, any who has the vaguest idea of how immigration impacted those clubs were in the mid 80's especially Charlestown, who apparently lost an entire senior team and then some can only admire how they held in there.
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Post by: stephenite on October 13, 2008, 11:32:42 PM
Yep - I doubt there was a club in Mayo that wasn't affected, hopefully we'll never reach those depths again
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Post by: rosnarun on October 13, 2008, 11:54:00 PM

Quote
As I said and will repeat "you are an asshole"
As I said and will repeat "you are an asshole"
As I said and will repeat "you are an asshole"
As I said and will repeat "you are an asshole"
As I said and will repeat "you are an asshole"
As I said and will repeat "you are an asshole"
As I said and will repeat "you are an asshole"

if there was a dig in the statement was at the expense of those sligonians and sheepstealesr who complain about anoy ballagh and the loss of some of the fine footbllers who  have come out of the bellaghy end of the town/parish. if this offend your sensibilities somewhat you can believe how sorry that makes me . in future i will keep my sorry japes to myself
however when I seen even stephenhite defending  me i know i haven't done too much wrong .
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Post by: OirthearMhaigheo on October 14, 2008, 09:30:30 AM
feckin hell Joe, Ros fairly hit a nerve there! as an East Mayo man I know lots of Rossies and Sligos that b1tch and moan at how their counties have lost players to Mayo, this just makes the Mayos in Ballagh and Charlestown/Bellaghy smile even more! I think that's who Ros was trying to get at in fairness.
They are two classy East Mayo teams who both play a lovely brand of football. Alot of them would know each other from their St. Nathy's days too so it won't lack a bit of bite!
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Post by: the Deel Rover on October 14, 2008, 10:13:56 AM
First thing first congrats to ballaghadreen last sunday and good luck in the final it should be a great game of football . As for the match it was a funny one i was delighted going in at half time we were defending well and went in at half time 2 points up. Ciran Mc was unreal on sunday and i for the life of me can't understand why the ballaghadreen managemet decided to leave hanley on Mc for the whole game , the point he scored from the now( torn down) stand side was unreal and was worth the admission price alone. Then we started off great in the 2nd half Mc got a beauty from play from out the wing and we were 3 points up. The turning point IMO came when Benny shot dropped into the square and young james Cafferkey just missed by inches to connect with it the keeper gathered it and about 30 seconds later in ended in the back of the Cross net so instead of perhaps been 5 points up we were a point down then before cross new what hit them another 2 goals went in and that was it game over however you cant fault, Mc d , James Nallen, Mark Leonard and Peadar for contining to bring the game to Ballaghadreen one thing those boys have is a lot of heart as well as a lot of talent and it would have been an interesting last few minutes if Benny had scored the penalty. As for the best players on view Mc was brilliant and i'm not been biased in that i was surrounded by ballagh lads who thought the same, Drake kilcullen in Midfield and Regan were the main men for ballaghadreen. On my way home from the match i was thinking that the standout players on the pitch last sunday definitely had domething to offer mayo this year but for some reason or another were not involved but thats for another day.Hope we have a good final next sunday and good luck to both teams involved enjoy it there is nothing that beats bringing the Moclair cup back home,l sorry i lie there is the Any Merrigan but the moclair cup comes a close 2nd.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on October 15, 2008, 04:07:48 PM
Shite odds for the final

Ballaghadereen    8 - 15
Draw    7 - 1
Charlestown    15 - 8


Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on October 15, 2008, 04:45:10 PM
Shite odds for the final

Ballaghadereen    8 - 15
Draw    7 - 1
Charlestown    15 - 8




Are they the right odds for charlestown abbeysider ?
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Post by: AbbeySider on October 15, 2008, 06:08:17 PM

Shite odds for the final


Ballaghadereen    8 - 15
Draw    7 - 1
Charlestown    15 - 8

Are they the right odds for charlestown abbeysider ?



They are correct as of PaddyPower.ie

http://www.paddypower.com/bet?action=go_event&category=SPORTS&class_sort=--&ev_id=1237434&ev_class_id=67&ev_type_id=3218&force_racing_css=N

Interestingly...

Connaught Club Football Championship
Corofin    6 - 5
Ballaghdareen    7 - 4
Charlestown    8 - 1
Eastern Harps    10 - 1
Pearses    12 - 1
Castlerea    12 - 1
Glencar    28 - 1


Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: MaroonAndWhite on October 15, 2008, 06:36:30 PM
Jesus, can't believe that Corofin are favourites for Connacht  ::). Bookies obviosly basing their odds on reputation rather than form. They won a poor Galway championship. Either Mayo team should beat them
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Post by: RedandGreenSniper on October 15, 2008, 11:26:45 PM
8/1 for Charlestown is a crazy price for the Connacht. If they win Sunday, which I firmly believe they will, then they'll be into 2/1. I'd get onto them right away
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Post by: AbbeySider on October 16, 2008, 09:31:06 AM
8/1 for Charlestown is a crazy price for the Connacht. If they win Sunday, which I firmly believe they will, then they'll be into 2/1. I'd get onto them right away

I dont think Charleston will win Sunday though.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on October 16, 2008, 09:55:28 AM
8/1 for Charlestown is a crazy price for the Connacht. If they win Sunday, which I firmly believe they will, then they'll be into 2/1. I'd get onto them right away

I dont think Charleston will win Sunday though.


i think charlestown have a great chance on sunday can't see why Ballaghadreen should be 8-15. This is Ballaghadreens 3rd game in 3 weeks and it is bound to have taking something out of them. In fairness if the bookies are making them favourites just because they bet cross they could be making a mistake . When your playing Ballaghadreen the main object is to stop the supply of ball going into Moran and Regan if you do that you have a great chance and Charlestown have the Midfield and half backs that can win possession. It will also be interesting to see where they play hanley imo he is completely wasted playing in the backs thats where he might be playing his aussie rules but imo he would be better playing in the forwards.
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Post by: AbbeySider on October 16, 2008, 10:41:50 AM
8/1 for Charlestown is a crazy price for the Connacht. If they win Sunday, which I firmly believe they will, then they'll be into 2/1. I'd get onto them right away

I dont think Charleston will win Sunday though.


i think charlestown have a great chance on sunday can't see why Ballaghadreen should be 8-15. This is Ballaghadreens 3rd game in 3 weeks and it is bound to have taking something out of them. In fairness if the bookies are making them favourites just because they bet cross they could be making a mistake . When your playing Ballaghadreen the main object is to stop the supply of ball going into Moran and Regan if you do that you have a great chance and Charlestown have the Midfield and half backs that can win possession. It will also be interesting to see where they play hanley imo he is completely wasted playing in the backs thats where he might be playing his aussie rules but imo he would be better playing in the forwards.

Ballagh just seem to be peaking at  the right time, the heavier ground this time of year will suit them to.
They seem to be getting stronger and stronger.
In the two last games alone they scored 5-23... thats impressive.

Ballaghadereen    3-7   0-10   Crossmolina Deel Rovers   
Ballaghadereen    2-16   0-10   Ballintubber
Ballinrobe       1-5       2-19   Ballaghadereen
Ballaghadereen    3-16   1-7   Belmullet
Ballaghadereen    1-12   1-12   Ballintubber


Charlestown have not been putting up as good a score line in recent times
Charlestown    1-13   1-9   Claremorris
Charlestown    0-10   1-7   Westport
Charlestown    2-12   1-14   Castlebar Mitchels
Burrishoole    2-6   1-9   Charlestown
Charlestown    0-9   0-8   Bohola Moy-Davitts


IMO Ballagh have more scoring forwards, Moran and Regan do awful damage.
Midfield will be an epic battle. Kilcullen and Barry Kelly Vs Ginger and Parsons.
I still think Ballagh can shade it.

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on October 16, 2008, 02:24:29 PM
i see what your saying Abbeysider but against cross they only scored 10 scores of course 3 of them were goals which did the damage however cross were well in the game with 42 minutes having kept regan and especially moran quite for that lengh of time . I just can't see how the bookies have them at 8-15 it looks to me that they have them on thtm odds because of the scoreline against cross which imo doesn't tell the whole story.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on October 16, 2008, 03:50:27 PM
i see what your saying Abbeysider but against cross they only scored 10 scores of course 3 of them were goals which did the damage however cross were well in the game with 42 minutes having kept regan and especially moran quite for that lengh of time . I just can't see how the bookies have them at 8-15 it looks to me that they have them on thtm odds because of the scoreline against cross which imo doesn't tell the whole story.

Yeah 8-15 is fairly ridicules.
Normally you see teams at practically evens for a final 11-10 or 10-11.
Im not totally writing off Charlestown. There is a few things in their favour.

Having the the underdog tag will suit them. They played some of the best club football this year and always seemed to have an extra gear.
Ballagh are on the back of having 2 games in 2 weeks and if you include the final, they will be playing 3 games in a row, week after week.
But I think they will have played about 6 games in the last 7-8 weeks which could take its toll.
Their only break, I think, was a weekend in between our first game and the replay (correct me if I am wrong there).
They fitted in 2 league games in the lead up to our replay. I think the last league game, against Ballinrobe was a week before the replay.

So that will mean they played Ballinrobe (full team I think), Ballintubber, Crossmolina, and Charlestown, in a row.
Lads are bound to be tired after that. 

It could have been the case that the league games they had in between brought them on as a team and it showed in the replay against us.
but lads have to be a little flat week after week with the hectic schedule they had lately

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on October 16, 2008, 05:27:57 PM
As long as your winning is team they wont feel tired.

The thing is no matter who wins people will have an excuse


If ballagh win it will mean c\town were flat after the lay off between the semi and final where as ballagh were playing and getting the match practise in.

If C\Town it will mean ballagh were tired and 3 big games in 3 weeks was just to much and c\town were fresher on the day.

Either way it should be a good game, good local derby and i reckon c\town will sneak it.

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: stephenite on October 17, 2008, 01:04:01 AM
I hope Ballagh win, if only for the craic with the Sheepstealers screaming after every match report has them down as Ballaghaderren (Mayo)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on October 17, 2008, 01:14:11 AM
I hope Ballagh win, if only for the craic with the Sheepstealers screaming after every match report has them down as Ballaghaderren (Mayo)
or else if they lose the crowd from sligo win they'll be screaming   
Oh shit shouldn't have written that . dont want Joesmammy onto me again .
 think ill shelter under the hogan stand a while
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: OirthearMhaigheo on October 17, 2008, 03:49:54 PM
I hope Ballagh win, if only for the craic with the Sheepstealers screaming after every match report has them down as Ballaghaderren (Mayo)

You can hear them already!!
I hope Ballagh win too but being on the Mayo side of Ballagh I would be a bit biased! It should be a good game but I couldn't care less if it is or not to be honest as long as we sneak it by a point or two. It will be very tight though and I don't know where the bookies are getting their odds from, they often get GAA predictions wrong so I wouldn't have a lot of heed on them.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on October 19, 2008, 01:23:31 PM
Must be a rarity for a county final to have at least half the players born and bred outside the county in question, but there you go.
 
I noticed in the paper that it's the first time to have no north Mayo team in the final since Hollymount beat Castlebar in 94, that's a fair stint of dominance. Regarding ctown and ballagh, aside from claiming the non-mayo areas, who has claim on carracastle?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Rossie11 on October 19, 2008, 03:37:27 PM
Great start from Balla
5-1 up after 8mins
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mayo51 on October 19, 2008, 03:52:41 PM
ballagh ahead  0.9 to 0.02 after 23 min.  ballagh playing with strong wind
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Rossie11 on October 19, 2008, 04:01:53 PM
11-2 at half. Wind or no wind looks all over
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mayo51 on October 19, 2008, 04:32:10 PM
ballagh 0.13 charlestown 1.06   8 min to go
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Rossie11 on October 19, 2008, 04:54:59 PM
Over
13 to 1-6

Great win for Ballagh. Fair play to them. Will be some celebrations in the town tonight on both sides of the divide..
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on October 19, 2008, 05:29:47 PM
And they play their other neighbours, Eastern Harps, in Connacht now. A good crew from Gurteen/Monasteraden/Cloonloo etc. would have gone to Nathy's, so there'll be plenty of banter there head of the 9th. It's in Markievicz too.

Pity Western Gaels didn't get through Roscommon, Ballagh could have had local derbies aplenty then.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Rossie11 on October 19, 2008, 05:41:51 PM
Castlerea is only 12 miles away if they make it out of Ross so they mightnt be done with the derbies yet.
What sort have a team do the Harps have Owenmoresider?
Ballagh should be favs I would think.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on October 19, 2008, 06:04:27 PM
Harps are quite a good team as Sligo sides go, have a good few countymen, Donovan at FB, McGovern at wing-back, Phillips CHB, and the Taylor duo, Paul still the key man, no pace, so Drake will have that on him, but few better with ball in hand. Donovan will probably take on Regan and might handle him, though it will be a tough task, but Moran might make hay as Harps' CB's aren't as good as the spine of the team. Wing-forwards are workmanlike but can be frustrating, and Rafferty at CHF was the key man in the county final, a terrier-like lad with good pace who will pose trouble, but then Hanley will be on him. Midfield may be even enough, Harps have improved in this department with Taylor's return as it cost them badly last year. I'd expect Ballagh to win, but not without a fight.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Turlough O Carolan on October 19, 2008, 06:07:57 PM
Castlerea is only 12 miles away if they make it out of Ross so they mightnt be done with the derbies yet.

Indeed many is the man who walked all 12 miles home from the Don Arms nightclub on a cold winters night.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: moysider on October 19, 2008, 11:21:12 PM

Strange, strange setting for county finals today. A bit of a joke really. Atmosphere practically non existant in comparison with finals that were staged in Ballina, Cross, and Knockmore in recent years. Ok I may be a biased Northern crank but at least I was there today in what was a disappointing attendence. I was disappointed in that I did nt recognise many from the heartland [apart from the lads on the gate] If the county board insist on playing club and all county league games in McHale Park I can see more and more people stay home. Its not much fun.
 As regards the senior match Ballagh were the better team I m convinced. But Charlestown had 3 good goal chances, converting 1. Dermot Higgins miss after their goal was massive as it killed the momentum they needed. I was also surprised by the lack of patience by Carlestown as they abandoned theire natural game and went for long speculative ball too soon instead of going through their running support game. Senior players like Tiernan and John Casey did their team no favours either by constantly badgering their own men while being less than convincing themselves. Charlestown will have lots of regrets after this and their chance may be gone as some of their better players wont be getting any better.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: magpie seanie on October 20, 2008, 10:18:38 AM
Quote
Regarding ctown and ballagh, aside from claiming the non-mayo areas, who has claim on carracastle?


John Prenty.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: kevmy on October 20, 2008, 03:03:45 PM

Strange, strange setting for county finals today. A bit of a joke really. Atmosphere practically non existant in comparison with finals that were staged in Ballina, Cross, and Knockmore in recent years. Ok I may be a biased Northern crank but at least I was there today in what was a disappointing attendence. I was disappointed in that I did nt recognise many from the heartland [apart from the lads on the gate] If the county board insist on playing club and all county league games in McHale Park I can see more and more people stay home. Its not much fun.
 As regards the senior match Ballagh were the better team I m convinced. But Charlestown had 3 good goal chances, converting 1. Dermot Higgins miss after their goal was massive as it killed the momentum they needed. I was also surprised by the lack of patience by Carlestown as they abandoned theire natural game and went for long speculative ball too soon instead of going through their running support game. Senior players like Tiernan and John Casey did their team no favours either by constantly badgering their own men while being less than convincing themselves. Charlestown will have lots of regrets after this and their chance may be gone as some of their better players wont be getting any better.

I'd say the weather kept all the neutrals away tbh. It was a shocking day especially around half 1, 2 when people would have to make up their mind to go.

If you're from Ballagh or Charlestown though you have no excuse. You could play the county final on the side of Croagh Patrick and I'd turn up if the club was involved
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on October 20, 2008, 04:47:48 PM

Strange, strange setting for county finals today. A bit of a joke really. Atmosphere practically non existant in comparison with finals that were staged in Ballina, Cross, and Knockmore in recent years. Ok I may be a biased Northern crank but at least I was there today in what was a disappointing attendence. I was disappointed in that I did nt recognise many from the heartland [apart from the lads on the gate] If the county board insist on playing club and all county league games in McHale Park I can see more and more people stay home. Its not much fun.
 As regards the senior match Ballagh were the better team I m convinced. But Charlestown had 3 good goal chances, converting 1. Dermot Higgins miss after their goal was massive as it killed the momentum they needed. I was also surprised by the lack of patience by Carlestown as they abandoned theire natural game and went for long speculative ball too soon instead of going through their running support game. Senior players like Tiernan and John Casey did their team no favours either by constantly badgering their own men while being less than convincing themselves. Charlestown will have lots of regrets after this and their chance may be gone as some of their better players wont be getting any better.

I'd say the weather kept all the neutrals away tbh. It was a shocking day especially around half 1, 2 when people would have to make up their mind to go.

If you're from Ballagh or Charlestown though you have no excuse. You could play the county final on the side of Croagh Patrick and I'd turn up if the club was involved

I didnt think there was a particularly bad atmosphere at the game. The comeback staged by Charlestown gave them some hope, and added a bit of excitement to a somewhat one sided game. Ballaghs first half performance was simply brilliant but it may have dampened any excitement a close game would provide. They looked awesome in that first half but are guilty of sitting back a little in the second half. I wonder will many players get a call up? Barry Regan definitely deserves a shot. And so does James Kilcullen. Both were inspirational for Ballagh this year.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Barney on October 20, 2008, 07:14:01 PM
Well done to Ballagh. Hard work at underage over the years reaping a deserved reward.

You would guess that they will have a good shot at Connacht if they can re-focus.

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: highking on October 21, 2008, 01:13:33 AM
Where will the Ballagh - Eastern Harps game be played? Its a home game for Mayo champions but it has to be a county ground. Surely it would be daft bringing them both over to Castlebar or Ballina? Charlestown would be a good venue for it, but I don't think  it has intercounty status!!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on October 21, 2008, 01:16:38 AM
Markievicz on November 9th. Sure Ballina played Tourlestrane over there last year, so it's a Sligo venue this time.

and that intercounty status thing is a pile of shite. Plenty of capable venues in the counties to hold these games, sure Charlestown would be grand, likewise Tubbercurry could be alright for games here. But it seems 2000 in a 20-30000 venue is the way to go as far as HQ is concerned.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: OirthearMhaigheo on October 21, 2008, 09:05:18 AM
Great win for Ballagh on Sunday, they played some of their best football all year in the first half and that proved enough in the end. It was a really weird game though, we were all expecting a close game all through but the weather really put an end to that. It seemed the game was over at half time but the C'town goal made for an exciting second half and had Dermot Higgins effort gone in it could have been a different story. Ballagh seemed the hungrier team all in all and at club level when you have scoring forwards like Ballagh then they are hard to beat, Charlestown often had to double up on Moran and Regan which left the other lads too much space.
I don't know why people were so surprised by the attendance, there was a good showing from Ballagh and Charlestown but any neutral who was undecided at 1.30/2 would not have bothered going and I wouldn't blame them. The county board are a bit cheeky charging €15 into a stadium that doesn't have a stand and especially on a day like that. The game should have been in Ballina while the re-development work was going on,  maybe Ballina wouldn't agree to that but it would have made more sense.
Another local derby the next day anyway, lots of Gurteen lads went to Nathy's aswell so it should be some craic again. If the Ballagh boys get their heads right in time it should be a close one. The harps have more experience at this level but Ballagh look to have more firepower so I would fancy our chances....... as long as the lads remember where the football pitch is in time!!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: OirthearMhaigheo on October 21, 2008, 09:11:40 AM
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Regarding ctown and ballagh, aside from claiming the non-mayo areas, who has claim on carracastle?


John Prenty.

ha ha you're probably right seanie!!

No one has 'claim' on it as it is a seperate parish and it really is a matter of if you live nearer Ballagh you go in there and if you live towards C'town that's where you play your football. The only boundary rules I am aware of are that Ballagh's area goes as far as the church in Carracastle and then C'town is the far side of the church, but neither club has a genuine claim to the village, I know lads who have lived nearer Charlestown but played for Ballagh and vice versa.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on October 22, 2008, 12:51:07 PM
Sickening Odds for Ballagh, in all fairness.

Connaught Club Football Championship
Ballaghdareen    11 - 10
Corofin    13 - 8
Eastern Harps    6 - 1
Pearses    12 - 1
Castlerea    12 - 1



AIB CONNACHT CLUB SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Semi- Finals Sunday 9th November Replay 16th Nov
Eastern Harps v Ballaghderreen Markievicz Park

AIB CONNACHT CLUB INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Semi-Finals 2nd November Extra Time
Aghamore (M) v Kilbride/Boyle(R) Charlestown

AIB CONNACHT CLUB JUNIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Semi-Finals 2nd November Extra Time in All Games
Eslin v Killala Cloone
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on October 23, 2008, 09:38:01 AM
them odds might change when they find out about this news

MEANWHILE, Ballaghaderreen will be without Pearce Hanley when they begin their Connacht club championship campaign on Sunday, November 9 against Sligo’s Eastern Harps.
The former Mayo underage star returns to Australia at the end of this week to commence pre-season training with the Brisbane Lions in the AFL.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on October 23, 2008, 10:51:44 AM
how important was hanley at the final stage of the campaign . will it seriosly hamper the progression of ballagh. he wasn't overly impressive in the semi against Cross .but he was playing out of poostion against the countries top player. In reports from the final he didn't seem to figure too highly. but papers can be deceptive as Scorers tend to hoog the lime light.

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on October 23, 2008, 12:16:21 PM
how important was hanley at the final stage of the campaign . will it seriosly hamper the progression of ballagh. he wasn't overly impressive in the semi against Cross .but he was playing out of poostion against the countries top player. In reports from the final he didn't seem to figure too highly. but papers can be deceptive as Scorers tend to hoog the lime light.



Hanley didnt do much for me, he was quiet, i expected more from him but then again he is being played out of position, he would have ripped c\town apart in the 1st half last sunday if he was playing at 11, he run at them time and time again.

Whats the story with young kilcullen, where has he gone??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on October 24, 2008, 12:27:25 AM
he was named as a sub against cross but never came on
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on October 24, 2008, 06:10:33 AM
He's a liability anyway, always likely to get sent off
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: highking on October 24, 2008, 06:10:11 PM
Its strange how a fellow who started at centre-back for Mayo against Derrry in the Championship in 2006, cant even make his club team a year later.... Is there any reason for this?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Bomber2312 on October 28, 2008, 10:01:29 AM
He had a disagreement with the club after the ballintubber game, wasnt listed amongst subs.....simple as
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on October 28, 2008, 06:44:30 PM
I see on the Western that the U-21 Quarter-final between Knockmore and Westport is on this weekend in Crossmolina. What an absolute disgrace. Was the U-21 championship not started in August? You'd think they'd find some spare days to play these Quarterfinals before the first weekend in November.
Quarterfinals line-up:
Saturday
Westport v Knockmore in Crossmolina
Ballina Stephenites v Ballintubber in Westport
Sunday
Castlebar Mitchels v Breaffy in Ballyheane

No sign of the other quarterfinal.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on October 28, 2008, 10:51:14 PM
I see on the Western that the U-21 Quarter-final between Knockmore and Westport is on this weekend in Crossmolina. What an absolute disgrace. Was the U-21 championship not started in August? You'd think they'd find some spare days to play these Quarterfinals before the first weekend in November.
Quarterfinals line-up:
Saturday
Westport v Knockmore in Crossmolina
Ballina Stephenites v Ballintubber in Westport
Sunday
Castlebar Mitchels v Breaffy in Ballyheane

No sign of the other quarterfinal.

Its bullshit alrite. The whole thing was put back a couple of times because of the minors but even the minor club campaign takes precedence over the U-21
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on October 30, 2008, 06:21:56 PM
Is the minor final not on this Sunday?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: highking on November 01, 2008, 06:40:00 PM
County Minor A Football Final, Sun 09 Nov at 2:00
Knockmore v Aghamore, Ref: TBC in Charlestown

However, if Aghamore beat Kilbride tomorrow in the Connacht IFC then the Aghamore Intermediates are due to play their final the following Sunday 9th November, so the Minor final will probably be put off for another week.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mayo51 on November 02, 2008, 03:24:03 PM
aughamore 0.07  kilbride 0.04 half time.aughamore dominating first half but they may come to rue the 8 wides that they have already kicked.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on November 03, 2008, 10:22:33 AM
Aughamore were beaten by a point after extra time by Kilbride. Killala won their Connacht junior semi by 2.

Westport and Ballintubber won their U-21 quarter finals. Didn't hear any of the other U-21 results. Ballintubber must be favourites for the U-21, they by Ballina by 16 points, 5-8 to 0-7!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on November 03, 2008, 12:09:36 PM
Breaffy beat Mitchels in the other quarter-final. Didn't hear the score. Aghamore playing Ballinrobe in the other quarter final, delayed cos of Aghamore in the Connacht Intermediate Championship.
Breaffy playing Ballintubber in one semi-final, that'll be a right one!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on November 03, 2008, 03:20:18 PM
Aughamore were beaten by a point after extra time by Kilbride. Killala won their Connacht junior semi by 2.

Westport and Ballintubber won their U-21 quarter finals. Didn't hear any of the other U-21 results. Ballintubber must be favourites for the U-21, they by Ballina by 16 points, 5-8 to 0-7!

Not near favourites Stonewall.
We hit a purple patch against Ballina and were lucky really with the goals. I dont believe Ballina performed on the day.
Breaffy beat Mitchles who had 11 players that played county. Thats no small feat. Surely they would be hotly tipped with the two O Sheas.
Also Aughamore beat us well early in the championship season, they are a a class act as well and have been winning loads at Bord Na nOg in recent times. And besides its impossible to get lads out training this time of year with college and stuff. 8 or 10 is no good. Its not going to happen id say.  :(
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: FL/MAYO on November 03, 2008, 11:01:22 PM
Were exactly is Aughamore, where do they draw their players from?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on November 03, 2008, 11:06:27 PM
Were exactly is Aughamore, where do they draw their players from?
Aghamore obviously, as well as Knock, and I think Kilkelly might be in there too. Don't know how they split the areas with Kilmovee. A man living in our parts won the Moclair with them in 1977.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: FL/MAYO on November 03, 2008, 11:09:57 PM
Were exactly is Aughamore, where do they draw their players from?
Aghamore obviously, as well as Knock, and I think Kilkelly might be in there too. Don't know how they split the areas with Kilmovee. A man living in our parts won the Moclair with them in 1977.

Thats a big area to pull players from. Claremorris used to have Knock lads at under age when I was a young fella.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on November 03, 2008, 11:13:34 PM
Were exactly is Aughamore, where do they draw their players from?
Aghamore obviously, as well as Knock, and I think Kilkelly might be in there too. Don't know how they split the areas with Kilmovee. A man living in our parts won the Moclair with them in 1977.

Thats a big area to pull players from. Claremorris used to have Knock lads at under age when I was a young fella.
They seem to do well at underage from memory, like the minors getting to the final, so they must have a decent pick alright.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on November 04, 2008, 11:14:40 AM
Knock parish doesn't have a GAA club - a rare situation in Mayo football. Players there have the choice of playing for Kiltimagh, Eastern Gaels or Aghamore. Most go to Aghamore, former Mayo goalkeeper Peter Burke would be an example of someone who went to Kiltimagh. Very few go to Eastern Gaels cos they'd be weak enough.
Their pick isn't huge though, Aghamore itself is a small area, most of Kilkelly is linked to Kilmovee Shamrocks as far as I know (Kilmovee split from Aghamore in the early 80's I think.

Not near favourites Stonewall.
We hit a purple patch against Ballina and were lucky really with the goals. I dont believe Ballina performed on the day.
Breaffy beat Mitchles who had 11 players that played county. Thats no small feat. Surely they would be hotly tipped with the two O Sheas.
Also Aughamore beat us well early in the championship season, they are a a class act as well and have been winning loads at Bord Na nOg in recent times. And besides its impossible to get lads out training this time of year with college and stuff. 8 or 10 is no good. Its not going to happen id say.  :(

Ha ha times are getting bad if your playing the spin doctor before a county under 21 semi AbbeySider! :D
By my count ye have at least seven of yer starting 15 from the Ballina game who played county. Breaffy have only four lads so by that logic ye'd have to be red hot favourites. Ah sure I'm sure Breaffy will go along for a look anyway  ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on November 04, 2008, 11:31:50 AM
Knock parish doesn't have a GAA club - a rare situation in Mayo football. Players there have the choice of playing for Kiltimagh, Eastern Gaels or Aghamore. Most go to Aghamore, former Mayo goalkeeper Peter Burke would be an example of someone who went to Kiltimagh. Very few go to Eastern Gaels cos they'd be weak enough.
Their pick isn't huge though, Aghamore itself is a small area, most of Kilkelly is linked to Kilmovee Shamrocks as far as I know (Kilmovee split from Aghamore in the early 80's I think.

Not near favourites Stonewall.
We hit a purple patch against Ballina and were lucky really with the goals. I dont believe Ballina performed on the day.
Breaffy beat Mitchles who had 11 players that played county. Thats no small feat. Surely they would be hotly tipped with the two O Sheas.
Also Aughamore beat us well early in the championship season, they are a a class act as well and have been winning loads at Bord Na nOg in recent times. And besides its impossible to get lads out training this time of year with college and stuff. 8 or 10 is no good. Its not going to happen id say.  :(

Ha ha times are getting bad if your playing the spin doctor before a county under 21 semi AbbeySider! :D
By my count ye have at least seven of yer starting 15 from the Ballina game who played county. Breaffy have only four lads so by that logic ye'd have to be red hot favourites. Ah sure I'm sure Breaffy will go along for a look anyway  ;)

Spin?  :D  :D
No spin im afraid and no expectations for this team really RedandGreenSniper!
I think only two of the team are full U-21's so nearly all of them are U-21 again next year.
Westport next Saturday at 2:30pm. Might go for a look too  ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on November 04, 2008, 11:39:51 AM
Knock parish doesn't have a GAA club - a rare situation in Mayo football. Players there have the choice of playing for Kiltimagh, Eastern Gaels or Aghamore. Most go to Aghamore, former Mayo goalkeeper Peter Burke would be an example of someone who went to Kiltimagh. Very few go to Eastern Gaels cos they'd be weak enough.
Their pick isn't huge though, Aghamore itself is a small area, most of Kilkelly is linked to Kilmovee Shamrocks as far as I know (Kilmovee split from Aghamore in the early 80's I think.

Not near favourites Stonewall.
We hit a purple patch against Ballina and were lucky really with the goals. I dont believe Ballina performed on the day.
Breaffy beat Mitchles who had 11 players that played county. Thats no small feat. Surely they would be hotly tipped with the two O Sheas.
Also Aughamore beat us well early in the championship season, they are a a class act as well and have been winning loads at Bord Na nOg in recent times. And besides its impossible to get lads out training this time of year with college and stuff. 8 or 10 is no good. Its not going to happen id say.  :(

Ha ha times are getting bad if your playing the spin doctor before a county under 21 semi AbbeySider! :D
By my count ye have at least seven of yer starting 15 from the Ballina game who played county. Breaffy have only four lads so by that logic ye'd have to be red hot favourites. Ah sure I'm sure Breaffy will go along for a look anyway  ;)

Spin?  :D  :D
No spin im afraid and no expectations for this team really RedandGreenSniper!
I think only two of the team are full U-21's so nearly all of them are U-21 again next year.
Westport next Saturday at 2:30pm. Might go for a look too  ;)

Ha ha! Well Breaffy have only one full Under 21 (Seamus O'Shea) so ye have us on that one too!! I won't be able to go myself, unless someone wants to fly me back from Australia! But there's no point really anyway, Ballintubber usually get the upper hand  ;D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on November 04, 2008, 02:52:44 PM
Ha ha! Well Breaffy have only one full Under 21 (Seamus O'Shea) so ye have us on that one too!! I won't be able to go myself, unless someone wants to fly me back from Australia! But there's no point really anyway, Ballintubber usually get the upper hand  ;D

Sure you might make it home for the final between yourselves and Aughamore !  :P  :P   :D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 05, 2008, 02:02:12 PM
Minor final is on Saturday cos of the Knockmore ladies on the Sunday.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on November 09, 2008, 10:27:07 PM
Knock parish doesn't have a GAA club - a rare situation in Mayo football. Players there have the choice of playing for Kiltimagh, Eastern Gaels or Aghamore. Most go to Aghamore, former Mayo goalkeeper Peter Burke would be an example of someone who went to Kiltimagh. Very few go to Eastern Gaels cos they'd be weak enough.
Their pick isn't huge though, Aghamore itself is a small area, most of Kilkelly is linked to Kilmovee Shamrocks as far as I know (Kilmovee split from Aghamore in the early 80's I think.

Not near favourites Stonewall.
We hit a purple patch against Ballina and were lucky really with the goals. I dont believe Ballina performed on the day.
Breaffy beat Mitchles who had 11 players that played county. Thats no small feat. Surely they would be hotly tipped with the two O Sheas.
Also Aughamore beat us well early in the championship season, they are a a class act as well and have been winning loads at Bord Na nOg in recent times. And besides its impossible to get lads out training this time of year with college and stuff. 8 or 10 is no good. Its not going to happen id say.  :(

Ha ha times are getting bad if your playing the spin doctor before a county under 21 semi AbbeySider! :D
By my count ye have at least seven of yer starting 15 from the Ballina game who played county. Breaffy have only four lads so by that logic ye'd have to be red hot favourites. Ah sure I'm sure Breaffy will go along for a look anyway  ;)

where exactly does easten gaels cover ? is it Brcikens or is there more to it than that
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: highking on November 09, 2008, 11:24:53 PM
Brickens and Bekan.

Bekan parish stretches from the back of Ballyhaunis Pitch all the way to within a mile of Knock. Brickens covers most of the road from Ballyhaunis to Claremorris. Its a big enough area but with sparce population. Only two National Schools (Bekan and Logboy) feed into the club. A lot of the Logboys go to play with Ballyhaunis also, so they really only have one and a half schools feeding the club.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on November 10, 2008, 05:37:27 AM
Ha ha! Well Breaffy have only one full Under 21 (Seamus O'Shea) so ye have us on that one too!! I won't be able to go myself, unless someone wants to fly me back from Australia! But there's no point really anyway, Ballintubber usually get the upper hand  ;D

Sure you might make it home for the final between yourselves and Aughamore !  :P  :P   :D


I hate being right and I'd say you've never been happier being wrong Abbeysider  :(
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on November 10, 2008, 09:21:07 AM
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I hate being right and I'd say you've never been happier being wrong Abbeysider  :(

Ya RGS I have had a goofy smile on my face since the match.  ;D
Great game, epic battle in the conditions. Kudos to westport for having one of the only pitches in the county that was able to hold the fixture. Before the match there was a downpour that would drown you. It lashed so hard I thought the pitch would be water logged. In Westport there was a film of a few inches of water on the pitch but people were assured that it would dispense in less than 15 minutes, and it did! Remarkably the water disappeared and pitch held up fine during the game.

I think Ballintubber lead all the way through the game, but only by the narrowest of margins at times. We started off playing against a strong wind, and we were working a lot harder for our scores but after 15 minutes or we rattled the net and it gave us somewhat of a cousin. We went in at half time one or two points ahead and knew we had a strong wind in the second half.

In the end the goal was the difference, 1-8 to 8 points. I think Ballintubber deserved the victory as we had more scoring forwards than Breaffy. I thought Breaffy relied too much on O Shea. He seemed to be playing a bit for from the posts to do any real damage. Jennings, the number 2 for Breaffy was very solid and many peoples man of the match. He seemed to be in the right place at the right time when we were sending in long balls in the second half. He kept Breaffy in it. We lost Dean Gavin before half time with a shoulder injury, thought the team showed great character by pushing on and not hanging the heads.

Aidan O Shea was brilliant, if a bit awkward at times in the second half. He probably won mid-field in the first half but I think Ballintubber were on top in the second. The wind may have helped. O Shea is very strong but its hard to know if he has the pace for senior inter county in a few years. I cant see him being anything past a Full Forward at that level but time will tell. Again he was too deep, especially against the wind in the second half to do any damage. Our backs were brilliant as a unit. Michael Nestor at full back was playing like he was born for it. Some great displayes from the others too. All the Ballintubber forwards gave Breaffy lots to worry about really but I couldnt pick anyone out as they were all honest.

The referee was very poor and let everything go on both sides. It was like you had to be fouled 3 times before he would blow the whistle. Very dangerous considering the conditions. Insane really when I think back of some of the stuff he was letting go. Breaffy got 2 players sent off, maybe a bit harsh but they lost their discipline in the dying minutes. O Shea seemed to be persistently fouling / going in hard and got sent to the line for a second bookable offence. The first Breaffy lad was sent off for lashing out and kicking a Ballintubber player as they jogged away. It happened straight in front of the referee but the game was over at that stage as Breaffy never really looked like getting a goal / three points against the wind.

All in all a good game though, lots of thrills and spills.

I think Aughamore are playing Ballinrobe next weekend in the 1/4 and then the winners are playing Westport the following week in the semi final.   
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on November 12, 2008, 01:29:52 AM
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I hate being right and I'd say you've never been happier being wrong Abbeysider  :(

Ya RGS I have had a goofy smile on my face since the match.  ;D
Great game, epic battle in the conditions. Kudos to westport for having one of the only pitches in the county that was able to hold the fixture. Before the match there was a downpour that would drown you. It lashed so hard I thought the pitch would be water logged. In Westport there was a film of a few inches of water on the pitch but people were assured that it would dispense in less than 15 minutes, and it did! Remarkably the water disappeared and pitch held up fine during the game.

I think Ballintubber lead all the way through the game, but only by the narrowest of margins at times. We started off playing against a strong wind, and we were working a lot harder for our scores but after 15 minutes or we rattled the net and it gave us somewhat of a cousin. We went in at half time one or two points ahead and knew we had a strong wind in the second half.

In the end the goal was the difference, 1-8 to 8 points. I think Ballintubber deserved the victory as we had more scoring forwards than Breaffy. I thought Breaffy relied too much on O Shea. He seemed to be playing a bit for from the posts to do any real damage. Jennings, the number 2 for Breaffy was very solid and many peoples man of the match. He seemed to be in the right place at the right time when we were sending in long balls in the second half. He kept Breaffy in it. We lost Dean Gavin before half time with a shoulder injury, thought the team showed great character by pushing on and not hanging the heads.

Aidan O Shea was brilliant, if a bit awkward at times in the second half. He probably won mid-field in the first half but I think Ballintubber were on top in the second. The wind may have helped. O Shea is very strong but its hard to know if he has the pace for senior inter county in a few years. I cant see him being anything past a Full Forward at that level but time will tell. Again he was too deep, especially against the wind in the second half to do any damage. Our backs were brilliant as a unit. Michael Nestor at full back was playing like he was born for it. Some great displayes from the others too. All the Ballintubber forwards gave Breaffy lots to worry about really but I couldnt pick anyone out as they were all honest.

The referee was very poor and let everything go on both sides. It was like you had to be fouled 3 times before he would blow the whistle. Very dangerous considering the conditions. Insane really when I think back of some of the stuff he was letting go. Breaffy got 2 players sent off, maybe a bit harsh but they lost their discipline in the dying minutes. O Shea seemed to be persistently fouling / going in hard and got sent to the line for a second bookable offence. The first Breaffy lad was sent off for lashing out and kicking a Ballintubber player as they jogged away. It happened straight in front of the referee but the game was over at that stage as Breaffy never really looked like getting a goal / three points against the wind.

All in all a good game though, lots of thrills and spills.

I think Aughamore are playing Ballinrobe next weekend in the 1/4 and then the winners are playing Westport the following week in the semi final.  

Good update Abbeysider. Haven't heard too much from the Breaffy lads but I heard ye deserved it alright.
I honestly think we were always up against it without Seamie O'Shea and Paul Curry. I'd have been more confident with them involved but whether we would have won is still debatable.
As regards Aidan O'Shea I think he will make it at centre-half forward for Mayo or midfield. Full-forward also an option. I know he's not blessed with lightning pace but he's not cumbersome either. In full flight he's very hard to stop. Ciaran McDonald doesn't have electric pace, nor Darragh O Se, I think its a huge part of the modern game but it can be combensated for if enough of the other attributes are strong and I think they are in Aidan's case. As you say time will tell.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on November 12, 2008, 02:30:47 PM
Good update Abbeysider. Haven't heard too much from the Breaffy lads but I heard ye deserved it alright.
I honestly think we were always up against it without Seamie O'Shea and Paul Curry. I'd have been more confident with them involved but whether we would have won is still debatable.
As regards Aidan O'Shea I think he will make it at centre-half forward for Mayo or midfield. Full-forward also an option. I know he's not blessed with lightning pace but he's not cumbersome either. In full flight he's very hard to stop. Ciaran McDonald doesn't have electric pace, nor Darragh O Se, I think its a huge part of the modern game but it can be combensated for if enough of the other attributes are strong and I think they are in Aidan's case. As you say time will tell.

Maybe Seamie O'Shea and Paul Curry would have made a difference. We were missing Liam Tunney and lost Dean Gavin after a few minutes so both sides were a little weakened.
Some nice footballers on that Breaffy U21 team that I mentioned before. They are certainly a club with somewhat of a future as the senior team is relatively young too. Still cant see Aidan O Shea having the pace for the big stuff but time will tell.
Ciaran McDonald is known for winning sprints at county training (so im told) and I think he always had great pace; he wasnt moving too slowly up along the Hogan in 06 to get the winner. And that was nearing the end of his county career.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on November 14, 2008, 12:00:44 PM
The HoganStand make me laugh at times.  :D

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Championship finals still going
13 November 2008

We may be in mid-November, but the backlog of fixtures has seen that some of this year’s championships are still to be decided with two being played on Sunday.

Last weekend saw the minor B final between St Gerard’s and Burrishoole postponed due to bad weather, but that has been rescheduled for this Sunday at Kiltimagh.

Also on this weekend is the meeting of Achill and Ballaghderreen in the county under-21 B final, which sees the senior champions the opportunity to bounce back from their defeat in the Connacht club SFC semi final last weekend.

Achill are an emerging club and a win here would establish them as a force to be reckoned with over the next few years, but they will find the going tough against Sunday’s opponents, who have a number of senior players in their ranks.


How many times have I read slogans like that dawning the threads of the HoganStand?
I wonder where that reporter is from?  ::)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on November 15, 2008, 01:39:14 AM
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nearing the end of his county career.
??? 

What have you heard :'(
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on November 15, 2008, 11:43:35 AM
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nearing the end of his county career.
??? 

What have you heard :'(

Ah come on ros you must realise it at this stage
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: mannix on November 15, 2008, 09:53:57 PM
in heard he has a little junior mac to mind, the lad was treated very poorly by the "messiah". Apparently Mayo have 6 betterforwards than macdonald, just to get them to show their brilliance now is the thing.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on November 17, 2008, 12:04:05 PM
Good win by Ballinrobe at the weekend in the U21.
Ballinrobe 2-8  Aughamore 1-3

Anyone at it?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on November 19, 2008, 02:47:58 PM
good luck to the knockmore girls who are playing in the All Ireland Junior final on saturday week fair play to them hope they do it

P.s never thought i'd be writing good luck and knockmore in the same sentence i must be going soft in old age  ;) :D
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on November 23, 2008, 07:35:20 PM
Congrats to Carnacon, thought they were out of it when the second goal went in, some come back
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on November 24, 2008, 12:34:29 AM
Congrats to Carnacon, thought they were out of it when the second goal went in, some come back

Serious comeback, delighted  ;D
Congrats to them!

They took their goals very well. One lobed the keeper after a bad kickout. The other goal was well taken too.
Were they 9 points down at half time? The wind was a big factor I suppose.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on November 24, 2008, 09:23:21 AM
Speaking of comebacks, Westport robbed Ballinrobe in the U21 at the weekend.
Ballinrobe were 1-8 to 3 points up at half time. A gale force northern wind blowing directly from one goal to the other.
Against the wind in the second half, Balllinrobe lost 1-12 to 2-11.
Donal Vaughan and Sean Burke were brilliant for Ballinrobe, look out for them in Mayo U21 and senior ranks next year.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 24, 2008, 04:53:14 PM
I heard a bit of Austin Garvin's report on the radio yesterday about that game AbbeySider. Fair dues to Carnacon, they are some team alright. Also, thanks Deel Rover for the well wishes for the ladies, I'll try to keep it in mind if your crowd are playing in a final again. I think it's shocking that there's no venue fixed for it yet though. So who is in the U-21 final now anyway? Westport and who else?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on November 25, 2008, 09:21:49 AM
I heard a bit of Austin Garvin's report on the radio yesterday about that game AbbeySider. Fair dues to Carnacon, they are some team alright. Also, thanks Deel Rover for the well wishes for the ladies, I'll try to keep it in mind if your crowd are playing in a final again. I think it's shocking that there's no venue fixed for it yet though. So who is in the U-21 final now anyway? Westport and who else?

the official fixture as I got it yesterday in an email:

ULSTER BANK U-21 A FINAL
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30TH AT 1.00 P.M,
EXTRA TIME IF REQUIRED
BALLINTUBBER  (never heard of them  ;)  :D )  V   Westport
VENUE: MAYO ABBEY
REF. V NEARY
LINE K CONNOLLY AND M VAHEY
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on November 25, 2008, 11:44:06 AM
I heard a bit of Austin Garvin's report on the radio yesterday about that game AbbeySider. Fair dues to Carnacon, they are some team alright. Also, thanks Deel Rover for the well wishes for the ladies, I'll try to keep it in mind if your crowd are playing in a final again. I think it's shocking that there's no venue fixed for it yet though. So who is in the U-21 final now anyway? Westport and who else?


I'm sure you will farrandeelin  ;) :D  i was at the semi final and ye have some great footballers , the little corner forward is a great bit of stuff can't think of her name is it corcoran? Any way its a mighty achievement to get to the final and hopefully there will be bonfires in the parish of the backs on Saturday, besides that farrandeelin how are you enjoying the teaching ?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on November 25, 2008, 12:25:36 PM

the official fixture as I got it yesterday in an email:

ULSTER BANK U-21 A FINAL
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30TH AT 1.00 P.M,
EXTRA TIME IF REQUIRED
BALLINTUBBER V Westport
VENUE: MAYO ABBEY
REF. V NEARY
LINE K CONNOLLY AND M VAHEY


Mayo Abbey?! Very unusual choice of venue for 2 West Mayo teams.

Anyway Ballintubber look the form team in this grade so I expect them to take the title. Didn't they win a county minor a few years back, is this the same team?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on November 25, 2008, 03:27:25 PM
Mayo Abbey?! Very unusual choice of venue for 2 West Mayo teams.

Anyway Ballintubber look the form team in this grade so I expect them to take the title. Didn't they win a county minor a few years back, is this the same team?

Yeah I was at a minor game in Mayo Abbey lately, I think it was the County Minor Semi Final between Ballintubber and Aughamore in October.
The pitch held up very well. Half expected this match to be Mayo Abbey, perhaps also Islandeady but im not sure if the pitch is up to it as its a bit of a bowl.

It was last years U21 team that won the minor double in 2004. Ballintubber won the County Minor A Championship and the Minor Division 1 League that year.

This current team playing on Sunday were beaten by Westport the West Mayo Minor A Football Championship Semi-Final in 2005.
A bit of history there.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on November 29, 2008, 07:47:34 PM
I'm weighin up whether to go to Mayo Abbey tomorrow or not. I'll be dying from drink  :-\ but I reckon it could be a cracking game. Could go any way. Westport are extremely resillient with a serious full-forward line while Ballintubber have some serious talent. Jason Gibbons, Ruaidhri O'Connor, Michael Nestor and possibly Dean Gavin will play county under 21 next year. I think the winning and losing will depend on P O'Connor. If he plays like he can I think he could be the difference. There could be serious flaking too  :o
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on December 01, 2008, 01:41:52 PM
I'm weighin up whether to go to Mayo Abbey tomorrow or not. I'll be dying from drink  :-\ but I reckon it could be a cracking game. Could go any way. Westport are extremely resillient with a serious full-forward line while Ballintubber have some serious talent. Jason Gibbons, Ruaidhri O'Connor, Michael Nestor and possibly Dean Gavin will play county under 21 next year. I think the winning and losing will depend on P O'Connor. If he plays like he can I think he could be the difference. There could be serious flaking too  :o

Did you make the game RedandGreenSniper ?

 ;D  ;D
Poor game really. We never got out of third gear but still had enough to take Westport.
It finished 1-8 to 4 points.  ;D

Some celebrations....
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on December 01, 2008, 02:19:41 PM
Listened to the U-21 final on Mid West. Going on the commentary Ballintubber were always in control. Billy Fitz gave man of the match to the Ballintubber full back Michael Nestor even though he was mentioned very little in the commentary.

In the 2nd half Mike Finnerity keep referring to a song one of the Ballintubber lads wrote?!

Abeysider was there a decent crowd at it?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on December 01, 2008, 04:14:52 PM
I heard a bit of Austin Garvin's report on the radio yesterday about that game AbbeySider. Fair dues to Carnacon, they are some team alright. Also, thanks Deel Rover for the well wishes for the ladies, I'll try to keep it in mind if your crowd are playing in a final again. I think it's shocking that there's no venue fixed for it yet though. So who is in the U-21 final now anyway? Westport and who else?


I'm sure you will farrandeelin  ;) :D  i was at the semi final and ye have some great footballers , the little corner forward is a great bit of stuff can't think of her name is it corcoran? Any way its a mighty achievement to get to the final and hopefully there will be bonfires in the parish of the backs on Saturday, besides that farrandeelin how are you enjoying the teaching ?

Well there were no bonfires anyway. :-[ :-\ Didn't bother travelling to Tuam, in fact I didn't see the ladies all year!! Was too busy the semi-final day and it would have been ideal to go that day. Teaching is going grand, only thing that I can find to complain about is that I can't let my frustrations out here!!! ;)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on December 01, 2008, 10:55:09 PM
I'm weighin up whether to go to Mayo Abbey tomorrow or not. I'll be dying from drink  :-\ but I reckon it could be a cracking game. Could go any way. Westport are extremely resillient with a serious full-forward line while Ballintubber have some serious talent. Jason Gibbons, Ruaidhri O'Connor, Michael Nestor and possibly Dean Gavin will play county under 21 next year. I think the winning and losing will depend on P O'Connor. If he plays like he can I think he could be the difference. There could be serious flaking too  :o

Did you make the game RedandGreenSniper ?

 ;D  ;D
Poor game really. We never got out of third gear but still had enough to take Westport.
It finished 1-8 to 4 points.  ;D

Some celebrations....


Gave it a miss. Woke up and twas cold outside and United City on the tele was the easier option! It would appear the real final was a few weeks ago against Breaffy!
I hear Myles Kelly's 'The Boys from the Tubber' got a few airings Sunday night along with a Brian Boru speech!!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Lar Naparka on December 01, 2008, 10:59:34 PM
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Tyrone bury mort in the net and Mayo look at them and walk away, not one man among the lot of them said a word.
Kenny mortimer would have repaid the deed but nobody bothers today and we are seen as soft for it.
JOM had better put some fire into Mayo very soon or let somebody else do it for him.

Too bloody true!
Remember the last game against Kerry? Mac had gone into that game carrying an injury, far as I can recall.
Anyway, the first time he got possession he was tackled by four or five Kerry lads and took a fair amount of pummelling and pushing. He was dispossessed and not a single Mayo player came to his rescue.
Conor Mort, probably the smallest and lightest on the field, did arrive late on the scene and he floored one of them with a sliding tackle. (Dara O Se?). I just can’t recall off the top of my head but it was disheartening to see Mac being roughed up when he couldn’t defend himself and only Conor reacted.
The abuse Mort himself got in the Tyrone game was unreal. Neither the ref nor his own team mates deserve any credit for doing nothing about it.
I’m none too impressed with O’Mahony’s efforts to date but he can’t be blamed for everything that goes on out on the field. I doubt if I have ever seen a Mayo team as devoid of determination and bottle as I’ve seen this year.
[The last few years weren’t too impressive either but this year was something else!]
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on December 01, 2008, 11:08:41 PM
Somehow Lar ur after quoting from the wrong thread!! Mannix comments in Mayo Discussions Pages but ur reply is in club football. Ur right though, not enough alll for one and one for all stuff from our lads
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on December 02, 2008, 09:48:11 AM
Gave it a miss. Woke up and twas cold outside and United City on the tele was the easier option! It would appear the real final was a few weeks ago against Breaffy!
I hear Myles Kelly's 'The Boys from the Tubber' got a few airings Sunday night along with a Brian Boru speech!!

I take it your back from Oz so R&GS?   ;D

Back to the real world this morning for me.  :'(
Ya a lot of people reckon that the Breaffy game was the county final.
Westport were fairly poor the last day. I dont think they scored from play in the first half, there only score coming from a free.
Only scored 4 points in total.
That said we didnt exactly set the world alight either. We never really got going but still won comfortably enough.

The celebrations were ongoing Sunday and yesterday! 'The Boys from the Tubber' got a few requests !
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Davitt Man on December 02, 2008, 10:13:06 AM
so thats the end of the season for this year, is anyone playing any bit of soccer or rugby to keep in shape over the winer??
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on December 02, 2008, 11:59:44 AM
so thats the end of the season for this year,

Almost the end... one fixture to go:

Minor Football League, Division 1 Final, Sat 06 Dec at 1:00
Knockmore v Aghamore, Ref: D. Corcoran in Kiltimagh
Linesmen: M. Corcoran & K. Corcoran

is anyone playing any bit of soccer or rugby to keep in shape over the winer??

I played some rugby last winter to keep me tipping over. A lingering back injury has kept me away from it so far but I might go back for a run out yet.
Just a bit of astro turf and going to the gym is keeping me ticking over. Yourself?




Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: the Deel Rover on December 02, 2008, 12:00:57 PM
Joes telling us to keep the faith think mines all used up at this stage :(

Keep the faith, Kernan urges 
Tuesday, 02 December 2008 
Keep the faith, Joe Kernan urges


SPECIAL GUEST


 
Joe Kernan with Frank Kelly FORMER Armagh manager Joe Kernan had a special message for the almost 400-strong crowd at the Mayo News/O’Neills Club Stars Charity Banquet – keep the faith.
The man who led the Orchard County to the All-Ireland in 2002 was the special guest for the event, run in association with AIB, with all proceeds going to Enable Ireland.
“These are the best players in Mayo, and they’re all young players,” he told MC Liam Horan last Friday in the Knockranny House Hotel, Westport. “It could be time for change.”
Kernan recalled his time in charge of Crossmaglen Rangers during a well-received speech, saying: “Your club is your family.” He paid tribute to those people who introduce youngsters to the ‘great game’ of Gaelic football, and noted that during difficult times, ‘the one thing that holds us together and keeps us sane is sport’.
The popular Ulsterman said the senior players of Crossmaglen were ‘an example to everybody’ within the club, and ‘never think of finals till we get there’. He said he loved ‘to see a team wearing the same rig-out’, not coming off a bus ‘looking like liquorice all-sorts’.
Kernan, who is related to the O’Grady family of The Mall, Westport, stressed the need for unity, recalling that ‘everyone stuck together’ in Crossmaglen before their current remarkable run of success. “If everybody does what they’re told, success will come,” he said.
Reflecting on defeats in his first two years as Armagh manager, Kernan added: “You don’t throw in the towel … You don’t listen to outsiders … Stick to the game-plan.”
Describing legendary Armagh full-back Francie Bellew as ‘a dream to work with’, he said: “Players play, managers manage. Players have to work together and give everything you have.”
Kernan said he would find it difficult to manage a club or county other than his own. He acknowledged the sacrifices made by footballers and their girlfriends and family, but urged them to continue to make such sacrifices. “There’s no county in Ireland with more pain than you,” he told the audience.
Player of the Year Barry Regan said that departing Ballaghaderreen manager Frank Kelly ‘did a great job’, and joked that he would ‘have a word’ with the former Armagh boss about whether he could be persuaded to fill the position.

Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on December 02, 2008, 12:50:48 PM
This girl is not very happy to say the least.  Is she James Horans sister or am I completely on the wrong track?  Same club as Feeney?

PRO fires some parting shots

Noelle Horan bows out  after a blistering attack

Daniel Carey
Claremorris

NOELLE Horan launching a blistering attack on the County Board Executive at last night’s Mayo GAA Board Convention – and then said would not be seeking a nomination for the post of Public Relations Officer.
Ms Horan, who failed to receive a nomination to contest the position she has held for three years, read from a pre-prepared speech. She told delegates that ‘if you do not know your place or toe the ‘party’ line there is simply no place for you’ in the County Board.
The Ballintubber clubwoman clashed with Secretary Seán Feeney and Chairman James Waldron at the last County Board meeting over the ending of her access to the county teams’ dressing-room. But her criticism at last night’s meeting in the McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris was even more scathing.
She said she was ‘most surprised’ when reading the Secretary report to Convention in local papers last week. “He may ‘cringe’ when reading interviews with our county players and criticise their lack of team work, but An Runaí, have you never heard that those in glass houses should not throw stones?” she asked.
“It has never been my intention nor I have knowingly embarrassed any of our county players by my presence [in the dressing room],” she added. “It is very regrettable that our Cathaoirleach has chosen to use our players to achieve his aims.”
She said she been ‘constructively prevented’ from performing the duties of her position, had been ‘repeatedly undermined’, ‘granted authorisation for expenditure at a meeting [only] to have that countermanded in private’, ‘refused a budget’ for her position, and been ‘isolated and singled out for special treatment by a select few’. She criticised the ‘inaction’ of people who ‘were aware of this juvenile behaviour, yet did nothing or took some perverse pleasure from it’.
She urged clubs to ‘retake control of our County Board’ and asked if clubs were ‘honestly happy’ with the manner in which it was run. She said the Board was guilty of a ‘lack of transparency’ and that ‘decisions are made by a few for the majority’.
Claremorris GAA Club Chairman Kieran Finn supported Ms Horan and said the County Board ‘can’t afford to lose people of her calibre’. He was applauded by many delegates but Seán Feeney told the meeting: “There are a lot of things I could say too, but I’ll withhold my fire. There are two sides to every story."
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: RedandGreenSniper on December 02, 2008, 01:08:53 PM
I was at the meeting, twas a ballsy speech from Ms Horan and regardless of who was right or who was wrong, it looks very bad to see this sort of stuff getting a public airing. I think Ms Horan earned a lot of respect in the room for her willingness to go down fighting. At times she might have been the author of her own misfortune but it would appear she was very poorly treated nonetheless.
GaillimhIarthair she is the same club as Sean Feeney and is a first cousin of James Horan.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: rosnarun on December 03, 2008, 01:04:25 AM
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Seán Feeney told the meeting: “There are a lot of things I could say too, but I’ll withhold my fire. There are two sides to every story."
don't you hate cowards like that . people who insinuate they have dark tales to tell but either haven't the balls to tell it or are just protecting they cushy number
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: StoneWall on December 03, 2008, 08:41:28 AM
Given that both Feeney and Horan are from the same club I'd say there could be a few awkward moments in Ballintubber over Christmas  ::)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on December 03, 2008, 07:50:08 PM
Lads,

Earlier in the year I posted up files I had done on the c'ship records in Mayo since the 80's. That work goes back to 1975 now, though the '75-76 Intermediates aren't fully complete, and there are some loose ends in the Junior file, which is back to '78, and covers mainly the divisional finals or semis onwards, all are on the links below:

http://rapidshare.com/files/168653126/Mayo_SFC_History.doc (http://rapidshare.com/files/168653126/Mayo_SFC_History.doc)
http://rapidshare.com/files/168653127/Mayo_IFC_History.doc (http://rapidshare.com/files/168653127/Mayo_IFC_History.doc)
http://rapidshare.com/files/168653129/Mayo_JFC_History.doc (http://rapidshare.com/files/168653129/Mayo_JFC_History.doc)
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Farrandeelin on December 06, 2008, 10:14:38 AM
Hopefully the Knockmore miinors can do the double today.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Mayo4Sam on December 06, 2008, 05:55:47 PM
Anyhone know how this went today?
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: highking on December 07, 2008, 12:44:03 AM
Minor Division 1 Final

Aghamore 2-9 Knockmore 0-8

(Half Time: Aghamore 1-3 Knockmore 0-5)

Aghamore: Sean Murtagh; Niall Freeman, Risteard Byrne, Ml Morley; John Lawless, Iarla Carty, Jamie Tighe (0-1); Cathal Freeman (0-5,4f), Robert Lyons; Keith Cassidy (1-1), Joe Ganley, John Dolan; Brendan Harrison, Liam Groarke (0-2), Stephen Kilkenny (1-0). Sub: Mark Waldron.

Knockmore: John McHale; Jason Clarke, Mark Butler, Joe Walsh; Brian Hughes, Alan Stadler, Tomas Langan; Shane McHale, Daryl Herbert; Francie O'Neill, Justin Rice, Niall Gillespie (0-1); Brian Routledge (0-2,1f), Keith Routledge, Colm Donlon (0-5,3f). Sub: Brian Timlin.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Lar Naparka on December 08, 2008, 01:00:48 AM
Lads,

Earlier in the year I posted up files I had done on the c'ship records in Mayo since the 80's. That work goes back to 1975 now, though the '75-76 Intermediates aren't fully complete, and there are some loose ends in the Junior file, which is back to '78, and covers mainly the divisional finals or semis onwards, all are on the links below:

http://rapidshare.com/files/168653126/Mayo_SFC_History.doc (http://rapidshare.com/files/168653126/Mayo_SFC_History.doc)
http://rapidshare.com/files/168653127/Mayo_IFC_History.doc (http://rapidshare.com/files/168653127/Mayo_IFC_History.doc)
http://rapidshare.com/files/168653129/Mayo_JFC_History.doc (http://rapidshare.com/files/168653129/Mayo_JFC_History.doc)
Thanks very much.
That's one hell of a job you've done!
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: AbbeySider on December 08, 2008, 10:19:13 AM
Lads,

Earlier in the year I posted up files I had done on the c'ship records in Mayo since the 80's. That work goes back to 1975 now, though the '75-76 Intermediates aren't fully complete, and there are some loose ends in the Junior file, which is back to '78, and covers mainly the divisional finals or semis onwards, all are on the links below:

http://rapidshare.com/files/168653126/Mayo_SFC_History.doc (http://rapidshare.com/files/168653126/Mayo_SFC_History.doc)
http://rapidshare.com/files/168653127/Mayo_IFC_History.doc (http://rapidshare.com/files/168653127/Mayo_IFC_History.doc)
http://rapidshare.com/files/168653129/Mayo_JFC_History.doc (http://rapidshare.com/files/168653129/Mayo_JFC_History.doc)
Thanks very much.
That's one hell of a job you've done!

Its a huge piece of work really. Where did you get all the results Oranmore sider?
Library local paper searches perhaps? It must have taken a long time.

Whats the plan now? Are you doing any more study into the results?

The club results are so comprehensive that a study into the rise and decline of clubs correlating to population and emigration, among other factors would be interesting.
Title: Re: Mayo Club Football.
Post by: Owenmoresider on December 08, 2008, 09:12:41 PM
Lads,

Earlier in the year I posted up files I had done on the c'ship records in Mayo since the 80's. That work goes back to 1975 now, though the '75-76 Intermediates aren't fully complete, and there are some loose ends in the Junior file, which is back to '78, and covers mainly the divisional finals or semis onwards, all are on the links below:

http://rapidshare.com/files/168653126/Mayo_SFC_History.doc (http://rapidshare.com/files/168653126/Mayo_SFC_History.doc)
http://rapidshare.com/files/168653127/Mayo_IFC_History.doc (http://rapidshare.com/files/168653127/Mayo_IFC_History.doc)
http://rapidshare.com/files/168653129/Mayo_JFC_History.doc (http://rapidshare.com/files/168653129/Mayo_JFC_History.doc)
Thanks very much.
That's one hell of a job you've done!

Its a huge piece of work really. Where did you get all the results Oranmore sider?
Library local paper searches perhaps? It must have taken a long time.

Whats the plan now? Are you doing any more study into the results?

The club results are so comprehensive that a study into the rise and decline of clubs correlating to population and emigration, among other factors would be interesting.

It took a while alright, but it helped that some archives were available online, the Western for the last decade or so via their site, and many older Telegraphs (70's/80's) via www.irishnewsarchive.com. For the available years, it was just a case of filling in the gaps left, and then doing up the remainder in Castlebar. You'd get a few years done in a day's work there tbf, if you didn't get sidetracked. Also having three different sources was a help (well the Mayo News was little use way back when, but for West division finals it did the job), whereas over here the Champion was the only show in town up til the late 90's, mind you the Western coverage of Sligo club matches was quite good for a time too.

I'm doing similiar work on the other Connacht counties, but the site above sorts out Galway and Leitrim, meaning no trips there, wouldn't have looked at them otherwise. The http://rapidshare.com/files/168653130/SFC_History.doc|Sligo version (http://rapidshare.com/files/168653130/SFC_History.doc|Sligo