Sport http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport Mon, 23 Oct 2017 03:29:02 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Swinford Killasser capture Ladies Minor A title http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42487-swinford-killasser-capture-ladies-minor-a-title http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42487-swinford-killasser-capture-ladies-minor-a-title

Ladies Minor A Final 
Swinford/Killasser 4-16
Kilmoremoy 2-04

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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:23:59 +0100
Intermediate Final replay fixed for next Saturday http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42486-intermediate-final-replay-fixed-for-next-saturday http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42486-intermediate-final-replay-fixed-for-next-saturday

The replay of the Mayo Intermediate Football Final between Bohola Moy Davitts and Kiltimagh is fixed for next Saturday evening at 7.30pm in MacHale Park. 

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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Sun, 22 Oct 2017 19:10:17 +0100
Mayo League results from Sunday October 22nd http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42485-mayo-league-results-from-sunday-october-22nd http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42485-mayo-league-results-from-sunday-october-22nd

FAI Junior Cup—Round 3

Straide & Foxford Utd

6  v  0

Ballyvary Blue Bombers

Castlebar Celtic

2  v  1

Manulla

Glenhest Rovers

P  v  P

Ballina Town

Iorras Aontaithe

3  v  0

Ballyglass

Kiltimagh Knock Utd

1  v  3

Claremorris

Westport Utd

2  v  0

Partry Athletic

 

Castlecourt Hotel Premier League—Relegation Play-off in Solar 21 Park

Fahy Rovers

1  v  0

Killala

 

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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Sun, 22 Oct 2017 18:12:50 +0100
Wins for Tourlestrane and Calry St Joseph's in Sligo Senior Final action http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42484-wins-for-tourlestrane-and-calry-st-joseph-s-in-sligo-senior-final-action http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42484-wins-for-tourlestrane-and-calry-st-joseph-s-in-sligo-senior-final-action

Sligo Senior Football Final 
Tourlestrane 1-13
Eastern Harps 1-09

Sligo Senior Hurling Final
Calry St Joseph's 2-15
Western Gaels 3-10 

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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:54:15 +0100
St Brigid's defeat Roscommon Gaels to win Senior Title http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42483-st-brigid-s-defeat-roscommon-gaels-to-win-senior-title http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42483-st-brigid-s-defeat-roscommon-gaels-to-win-senior-title

Roscommon Senior Football Final 
St Brigid's 3-13
Roscommon Gaels 3-07

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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:50:48 +0100
Castlebar Mitchels capture Mayo Senior Football Title http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42482-castlebar-mitchels-capture-mayo-senior-football-title http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42482-castlebar-mitchels-capture-mayo-senior-football-title

Mayo Senior Football Final 
Castlebar Mitchels 0-15
Ballintubber 0-13

 

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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:44:37 +0100
Mayo Senior Football League results from Sunday October 22nd http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42481-mayo-senior-football-league-results-from-sunday-october-22nd http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42481-mayo-senior-football-league-results-from-sunday-october-22nd

Mayo Snr League 2017-Group 1C

Balla

1-13

v

1-7

Louisburgh

Ballyhaunis

1-12

v

3-13

Ardagh

Bonniconlon

0-13

v

0-14

Swinford

Parke/Keelogues /Crimlin

1-11

v

1-11

Achill

Shrule/Glencorrib

0-1

v

0-0

Castlebar Mitchels

Mayo Snr League 2017-Group 1D

Davitts

3-10

v

4-15

Crossmolina Deel Rovers

Charlestown Sarsfields

2-9

v

1-12

Tuar Mhic Éadaigh

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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:31:38 +0100
Kiltimagh and Bohola Moy Davitts play out a draw in Intermediate Football Final http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42480-kiltimagh-and-bohola-moy-davitts-play-out-a-draw-in-intermediate-football-final http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42480-kiltimagh-and-bohola-moy-davitts-play-out-a-draw-in-intermediate-football-final

Egan Jewellers Intermediate Football Final
Kiltimagh 2-11 
Bohola Moy Davitts 1-14 

 

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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:30:35 +0100
Duffy's SuperValu present footballs to local clubs as part of Behind the Ball promotion http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42478-duffy-s-supervalu-present-balls-to-local-clubs-as-part-of-behind-the-ball-promotion http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42478-duffy-s-supervalu-present-balls-to-local-clubs-as-part-of-behind-the-ball-promotion

As part of the Behind the Ball promotion which aims to help Under 8's at each club Duffy's SuperValu Ballaghaderreen presented balls to; Western Geals, Eire Og, Ballinameen, Ballaghaderreen, Kilmovee Shamrocks & Charlestown GAA clubs in store on Saturday 21st October 2017

On hand to encourage the youngsters were Andy Moran, David Drake for Mayo GAA and Colm Lavin, Ciaran Cafferkey and Conor Egan (star of the future) from Roscommon GAA. We wish all the players the best of luck next year we all had one great 2017.

The promotion was run in store over the summer with the club members & supporters collecting vouchers after they were accepted into the promotion. 

John Duffy said "It is fantastic to see so many clubs getting involved from both sides of the county line" 

"These kids are the future of the game and if we can help the next generation by sponsoring this promotion to be the next star like Andy (Moran) or Colm (Lavin) then we can be very happy."

In a statement Duffy's SuperValu thanked everyone who participated in our Behind the Ball promotion, huge thanks to Teresa Duffy, Brendan Hunt and Rupert who helped make today happen, also to Mick McCormac, Rupert, Lorna Duffy for volunteering to take photographs and all the adults who willingly give their time and expertise to guide the budding young stars of tomorrow last but not least thank you for shopping at SuperValu. 

(Photo by Rupert Davis)

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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Sun, 22 Oct 2017 11:09:55 +0100
Moygownagh capture Mayo Junior C title, while Davitts retain Senior status http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42474-moygownagh-capture-mayo-junior-c-title-while-davitts-retain-senior-status http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42474-moygownagh-capture-mayo-junior-c-title-while-davitts-retain-senior-status

Mayo Junior C Football Final 
Moygownagh 1-07 
Kilmaine 1-05

Senior Relegation Playoff 
Davitts 3-13 
Ballinrobe 1-06

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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Sun, 22 Oct 2017 10:31:38 +0100
Mayo League update on fixtures for Sunday October 22nd http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42473-mayo-league-update-on-fixtures-for-sunday-october-22nd http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42473-mayo-league-update-on-fixtures-for-sunday-october-22nd

Update on Fixtures for Sun 22nd October

 
F.A.I. Junior Cup Round 3
 
Westport Utd v Partry Athletic----------conceded by Partry Athletic
 
Straide & Foxford Utd v Ballyvary Blue Bombers----------changed to Solar 21 Park (4G pitch) @ 11.30am
 
Glenhest Rovers v Ballina Town----------referee to carry out pitch inspection in the morning
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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Sun, 22 Oct 2017 00:17:38 +0100
Tooreen capture Mayo Senior Hurling title http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42471-tooreen-capture-mayo-senior-hurling-title http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42471-tooreen-capture-mayo-senior-hurling-title

Mayo Senior Hurling Final 
Tooreen 2-10 
Ballyhaunis 0-06

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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:43:27 +0100
St John's book place in Connacht Intermediate Football Semi-Final http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42470-st-john-s-book-place-in-connacht-intermediate-football-semi-final http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42470-st-john-s-book-place-in-connacht-intermediate-football-semi-final

AIB Connacht Intermediate Club Football Championship 
Quarter Final 
St John's 3-12
Aughnasheelin 0-03

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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:21:33 +0100
Kilmovee Shamrocks capture Mayo Junior B title http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42467-kilmovee-shamrocks-capture-mayo-junior-b-title http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42467-kilmovee-shamrocks-capture-mayo-junior-b-title

Mayo Junior B Football Final 
Kilmovee Shamrocks 3-11 
Moy Davitts 0-13 

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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:18:10 +0100
Connacht face a step up in class tomorrow against Worcester http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42463-connacht-face-a-step-up-in-class-tomorrow-against-worcester http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42463-connacht-face-a-step-up-in-class-tomorrow-against-worcester

 

Eoghan Masterson will captain Connacht in their Challenge Cup game against Worcester in the Challenge Cup at the Sportsground tomorrow.

The Laois man, who has been capped at under-20s level by both Ireland and Scotland, starts at number eight.

Bundee Aki is welcomed back to the starting 15 after being rested for the win at Oyonnax last week.

Connacht now have a run of three home games in-a-row and head-coach Kieran Keane says that they're determined to build on last week's victory in Geneva. 

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website@midwestradio.ie (Administrator) Sport Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:26:06 +0100
Aidan O'Shea expected to be named Irish International Rules captain http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42452-aidan-o-shea-expected-to-be-named-irish-international-rules-captain http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42452-aidan-o-shea-expected-to-be-named-irish-international-rules-captain

Mayo's Aidan O'Shea looks set to be named Irish captain for the upcoming International Rules Series. 

According to the Irish Independent O'Shea is the front runner for the leadership role, which will be announced at a press conference next week when the squad is finalised. 

O'Shea is a big part of the International Rules Series and has played in 2013, 2014 and 2015. 

Monaghan's Conor McManus is expected to be named vice-captain. 

 

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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:42:22 +0100
Draw is made for Preliminary Round of Connacht Cup http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42447-draw-is-made-for-preliminary-round-of-connacht-cup http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42447-draw-is-made-for-preliminary-round-of-connacht-cup

          1

MacDara v Kilmore

 

2

Rahara v Kinvara

 

3

Tuam Celtic v Cregmore

 

4

Iorras Aontaithe v Colga

 

5

Ballyvary Blue Bombers v Bearna Na Forbacha

 

6

Roscommon Utd v Knocknacarra

 

7

Moyne Villa v Gurteen Celtic

 

8

Crossmolina v Athenry B

 

9

Swinford v Glen Celtic

 

10

Cam Celtic v West Coast United

 

11

Dynamo Blues v Corrib Celtic B

 

12

Moylough 79’ FC v Hollister

 

13

Cois Fharriage v Real Tubber

 

14

Lough Harps v Mulranny Utd.

 

15

Dromore Villa v Corrib Rangers

 

16

Fahy Rovers v Mervue United B

 

17

Partry Athletic v Ougherard

 

18

Chaffpool United v Dynamo Blues B

 

19

Strokestown Utd v Snugboro Utd.

 

20

Cliffoney Celtic v MCR FC

 

21

Cartron United F.C. v St. Patricks

 

22

Newport Town v Galways Bohs B

 

23

Ballyglass ‘B’

Bye

24

Castlebar Celtic ‘B’

Bye

25

Conn Rangers

Bye

26

Killala

Bye

27

Kiltimagh/Knock Utd.

Bye

28

Manulla ‘B’

Bye

29

Dunmore Town

Bye

30

Hudson Bay Athletic

Bye

31

Kilkerrin Utd

Bye

32

Ballinasloe Town B

Bye

33

Merville United

Bye

34

Benbulben FC

Bye

35

Coolaney United

Bye

36

Glenview Stars

Bye

37

Galways Bohs

Bye

38

Merlin Woods

Bye

39

Colemanstown

Bye

40

Kiltullagh

Bye

41

Claregalway

Bye

42

Ramblers

Bye

43

Craughwell

Bye

44

Kilshanvey

Bye

 

 

 

 

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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:44:10 +0100
Draw is made for 2018 Connacht Senior Football Championship http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42446-draw-is-made-for-2018-connacht-senior-football-championship http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42446-draw-is-made-for-2018-connacht-senior-football-championship

The draw has been made for the 2018 Connacht Senior FootballChampionship. Mayo will once again meet Galway in the quarter final. Elsewhere it’s New York v Leitrim and Sligo v London. The winners of New York v Leitrim will face Roscommonwhile the winners of Mayo/Galway will take on the winners of Sligo/London. The dates and times are to be confirmed.

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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Thu, 19 Oct 2017 21:13:09 +0100
Details confirmed of Connacht Ladies senior club final http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42443-details-confirmed-of-connacht-ladies-senior-club-final http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42443-details-confirmed-of-connacht-ladies-senior-club-final

Details have been confirmed for the Connacht Ladies Gaelic football senior club final.

Mayo side Carnacon will meet Kilkerrin / Clonberne of Galway in the final on Sunday week next 29th October at 2pm in Ballyhaunis GAA pitch.

 

The ladies junior club final will be played on Saturday week 28th Oct – St Mary’s Tulsk will meet Tuam / Cortoon in the final at St Croan’s pitch in Ballintubber, Co Roscommon at 3pm.

 

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website@midwestradio.ie (Administrator) Sport Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:12:14 +0100
John O'Mahony inducted into Gaelic Writers' Association Hall of Fame http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42436-john-o-mahony-inducted-into-gaelic-writers-association-hall-of-fame http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42436-john-o-mahony-inducted-into-gaelic-writers-association-hall-of-fame

All-Ireland winning football manager John O’Mahony has been inducted into the Gaelic Writers’ Association Hall of Fame, along with Michael “Babs” Keating.

John O’Mahony was former manager of  Mayo, Leitrim and Galway, with whom he enjoyed his greatest successes, winning All-Ireland football titles in 1998 and 2001.

Galway Captain David Burke was named the Hurling Personality of the Year for 2017, while the football equivalent went to Tyrone’s Sean Cavanagh.

 

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website@midwestradio.ie (Administrator) Sport Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:17:48 +0100
Connacht sign former New Zealand Sevens player Pita Ahki http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42435-connacht-sign-former-new-zealand-sevens-player-pita-ahki http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42435-connacht-sign-former-new-zealand-sevens-player-pita-ahki

Connacht have signed former New Zealand Sevens player Pita Ahki.

The 25 year old centre has played Super Rugby for the Blues and the Hurricanes.

The Aucklander is heading to the Sportsground after the plans to sign Fijian Eroni Vasiteri fell through, due to a nine week ban for an eye gouging incident during a National Rugby Championship clash.

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website@midwestradio.ie (Administrator) Sport Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:15:14 +0100
The draws for next summer's Championships take place this evening http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42434-the-draws-for-the-next-summer-s-championships-take-place-this-evening http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42434-the-draws-for-the-next-summer-s-championships-take-place-this-evening

GAA fans can start planning for 2018 today.

The draws for the next summer's championships take place this evening.

All Ireland winners Dublin will begin the defence of their title in the Leinster quarter finals.

Kerry and Cork are given a bye straight through to the semis in Munster

Mayo, Roscommon and Galway will go into a hat to decide who meets in the quarter finals in Connacht. 

The schedule for the new Leinster and Munster hurling championship league format will also be revealed.

 

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website@midwestradio.ie (Administrator) Sport Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:10:25 +0100
Castlebar Mitchels Contest their Third Consecutive County Final on Sunday http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42433-castlebar-mitchels-contest-their-third-consecutive-county-final-on-sunday http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42433-castlebar-mitchels-contest-their-third-consecutive-county-final-on-sunday

Castlebar Mitchels will face Ballintubber next Sunday in the Mayo Senior Championship Club Final, after they overcame Garrymore last evening in the semi final replay on a score line of

2- 14 to 0-12 points.

In a double header in Elvery’s McHale Park on Sunday the Senior Final is down for 3.30pm with the Intermediate final between Bohola Moy Davitts and Kiltimagh to throw in at 1.30pm

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website@midwestradio.ie (Administrator) Sport Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:07:42 +0100
Connacht reverse decision to sign Eroni Vasiteri http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42417-connacht-reverse-decision-to-sign-eroni-vasiteri http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42417-connacht-reverse-decision-to-sign-eroni-vasiteri

Connacht have reversed their decision to sign Eroni Vasiteri.

The Westerners agreed a one year deal with the Fijian centre last month.

The move was thrown when he was handed a nine week ban for an eye-gouging incident during a National Rugby Championship game in Australia.

The move won't now go ahead following the agreement of both parties. 

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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:10:16 +0100
Mayo Ladies legend looking forward to challenge of Aussie Rules http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42416-mayo-ladies-legend-looking-forward-to-challenge-of-aussie-rules http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42416-mayo-ladies-legend-looking-forward-to-challenge-of-aussie-rules

Mayo Ladies legend Cora Staunton is set to become a professional Aussies Rules player after joining the Greater Western Sydney Giants today.

Cora landed in Australia earlier this week and tried out for her new club.

She has become the first overseas player ever to enter into the AFLW draft.

Cora will arrive back in Ireland on Sunday morning, where she says her focus will be fully on her club Carnacon’s battle with Kilkerrin/Clonberne on Sunday week in the Connacht Senior Football Final.

Cora told Midwest Sport earlier that it has been a hectic few days but she is looking forward to the challenge. 

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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:29:35 +0100
Cora Makes Move http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42409-cora-makes-move http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42409-cora-makes-move

 

Cora Staunton has made her move to the Women's AFL official as she joins the #GWSGiants in Sydney. Her new coach Alan McConnell gave his thoughts on the Mayo star's move after her draft pick was confirmed. Check it out below.

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website@midwestradio.ie (Administrator) Sport Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:23:16 +0100
Cora Starts Career Today as a Professional Footballer in Australia http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42401-cora-starts-career-today-as-a-professional-footballer-in-australia http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42401-cora-starts-career-today-as-a-professional-footballer-in-australia

Mayo ladies football legend Cora Staunton is set to become a professional Aussies Rules player when she joins the Greater Western Sydney Giants today.

Cora Staunton, possibly the greatest player ever to play the ladies game, landed in Australia at the start of the week and tried out for her new club.

. The Mayo woman is now set to become the first overseas player ever to enter into the AFLW draft.

The news was confirmed by Australia’s Herald Sun Newspaper. They quoted  Cora as saying: "It will be a huge challenge but us Irish love a challenge.

Cora made her senior inter-county debut as a teenager in 1995 and she was still playing at 34, losing this year’s All-Ireland final to Dublin, in a career that brought every major honour in the game.

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website@midwestradio.ie (Administrator) Sport Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:53:56 +0100
Ireland drawn against Denmark in World Cup Play-Off http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42391-ireland-drawn-against-denmark-in-world-cup-play-off http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42391-ireland-drawn-against-denmark-in-world-cup-play-off

The Republic of Ireland have been drawn against Denmark in the world cup play-off.

 

Northern Ireland were drawn against Switzerland, Croatia will face Greece and Italy meet Sweden.

 

Ireland will be away for the first leg to Denmark.

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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:25:47 +0100
Plenty of Mayo sides in third Round FAI Junior Cup action at the weekend http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42390-plenty-of-mayo-sides-in-third-round-fai-junior-cup-action-at-the-weekend http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42390-plenty-of-mayo-sides-in-third-round-fai-junior-cup-action-at-the-weekend

It's round 3 in the FAI Junior Cup on Sunday and all of the games are down for 2pm kick offs.

Straide & Foxford United entertain Ballyvary Blue Bombers, Manulla travel to Castlebar Celtic and Glenhest Rovers host Ballina Town.

Elsewhere, League Champions Westport United welcome Partry Athletic, Iorras Aontaithe host Ballyglass, and Claremorris make the trip to newly super league promoted outfit Kiltimagh/Knock United.

The Castlecourt Hotel Premier League Relegation play-off in Solar 21 Park is also fixed for Sunday at 2pm.

It see Fahy Rovers clash with Killala.

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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:07:00 +0100
Ballyhaunis hurlers going for 4th successive County title on Saturday http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42389-ballyhaunis-hurlers-going-for-4th-successive-county-title-on-saturday http://www.midwestradio.ie/index.php/sport/42389-ballyhaunis-hurlers-going-for-4th-successive-county-title-on-saturday

 

Old rivals Tooreen and Ballyhaunis meet in the Mayo GAA Senior Hurling final this Saturday, in what will be the neighbouring clubs sixth successive final meeting.

 

Ballyhaunis are going for their 13th title - remarkable considering their first came in 2002. Tooreen are going for their 28th title – their first in 1966.

 

Tooreen’s last title came in 2013 while Ballyhaunis will be going for a four-in-a-row.

 

In a change to previous years, Tooreen qualified directly for this year’s finale thanks to earlier round wins over Westport and Ballyhaunis, and a draw away to Castlebar.

 

Ballyhaunis on the other hand had to go through the semi-final route this season – disposing of Castlebar Mitchels by 1-13 to 0-9 a month ago.

 

Both teams know a lot about each other due to their close proximity and their exploits together as part of the Mayo Senior Hurling team, who ply their trade in the Tier2 Christy Ring hurling cup. In total seventeen hurlers between the two clubs make up the Mayo Senior Hurling Panel.

 

After their exploits with the Mayo Senior footballers this summer, both Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis) and Fergal Boland (Tooreen) are expected to lock horns from their respective corners. Clare intercounty senior footballer Eoin Collins will also be in the Red & Black colours, while Stephen Coyne has returned from Australia to help his native Tooreen in their title bid.

 

Last year’s meeting between the sides showed how closely matched the sides are – a draw in the final was followed by a narrow three point win for Ballyhaunis a week later. The winners of this year’s contest will again go forward to the Connacht GAA Intermediate Hurling semi-final, where Roscommon champions Padraig Pearses are in waiting after their historic win over Four Roads recently. 

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website@midwestradio.ie (Midwest Radio News) Sport Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:02:15 +0100