Commentary

  • Mayo will look to book a place in the Connacht final for the first time since 2015 when they host Roscommon on Saturday in Elverys MacHale Park at 7pm.

    Following a win over New York last time out the team named shows three changes. In to the team comes Chris Barrett, Michael Plunkett & captain Diarmuid O'Connor with Colm Boyle, James McCormack & James Carr missing out. It's a first championship start for Ballintubber's Michael Plunkett having come off the bench in that New York win. Interestingly dual star Keith Higgins who made his championship debut against Roscommon back in 2005 will be playing his 155th game for the senior footballers on Saturday evening. The winners of this game will play Galway in Connacht final on June 16th.

     

    1. Robert Hennelly - Breaffy
    2. Chris Barrett - Belmullet
    3. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
    4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    5. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    6. Michael Plunkett - Ballintubber
    7. Lee Keegan - Westport
    8. Matthew Ruane - Breaffy
    9. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    10. Fergal Boland - Aghamore
    11. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
    12. Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber(C)
    13. Evan Regan - Ballina Stephenites
    14. Darren Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    15. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore

    The Roscommon team has also been named. 


    Darren O Malley in goal, David Murray, Sean Mullooly and Conor Daly in the full back line, Niall Daly, Conor Hussey and Ronan Daly in the half back line, Tadgh O Rourke and Shane Killoran at midfield, Hubert Darcy, Cathal Creggan and Niall Kilroy in the half forward line and Ultan Harney, Conor Cox and Diarmuid Murtagh in the full foward line.

  • Table toppers Mayo host Cavan in Round 3 of the Allianz Football league on Saturday in Elverys MacHale Park.

    A win away to Tyrone last Sunday means Mayo have won their opening two league games for the first time since 2012. Saturday's team sees 5 changes from the one which started last Sunday's win. In to the side come David Clarke, Ger Cafferkey, Matthew Ruane, Evan Regan and Colm Moran. Dropping out are Rob Hennelly, Brendan Harrison, Donal Vaughan, Ciaran Treacy & Brian Reape. All that means Colm Moran will be making his debut while 2016 All Ireland U21 winner Matthew  Ruane will be making his first start in a Senior jersey having come off the bench late on last Sunday. The team is captained by Aidan O'Shea.

     

    1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
    2. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
    4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    5. Lee Keegan - Westport
    6. Michael Plunkett - Ballintubber
    7. Paddy Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    8. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber
    9. Matthew Ruane - Breaffy
    10. Fionn McDonagh - Westport
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy(C)
    12. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
    13. Evan Regan - Ballina Stephenites
    14. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen
    15. Colm Moran - Westport

  • The final round of the Allianz Football league takes place tomorrow and it sees Mayo travel to Ballybofey to face Donegal.

    A defeat to Tyrone last Sunday means Mayo must avoid defeat tomorrow if they are to avoid relegation to Division Two. Following that defeat last weekend Stephen Rochford makes two changes to his starting with Paddy Durcan & Seamus O'Shea replacing the injured duo of Lee Keegan(shoulder) & Cillian O'Connor(hamstring).

    Throw-in tomorrow in Ballybofey is 3pm:

    1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
    2. Caolan Crowe - Garrymore
    3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
    4. Eoin O’Donoghue - Belmullet
    5. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    6. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    7. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    8. Seamus O'Shea - Breaffy
    9. Tom Parsons - Charlestown
    10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    12. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber
    13. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
    14. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen
    15. Adam Gallagher - Mayo Gaels

  • Mayo face a trip North tomorrow evening when they take on Down in Newry at 7pm in Round 2 of the Football qualifiers.

    Following a defeat to Roscommon last month Mayo manager James Horan makes five changes to this starting team. All-Stars David Clarke, Colm Boyle and Andy Moran are all named to start as are Conor Loftus and Fionn McDonagh who will be making his championship debut. The players to miss out are Rob Hennelly, Michael Plunkett, Matthew Ruane, Fergal Boland and Evan Regan.

     

    1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
    2. Chris Barrett - Belmullet
    3. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
    4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    5. Lee Keegan - Westport
    6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    7. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    8. Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber(C)
    9. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    10. Fionn Mcdonagh - Westport
    11. Conor Loftus - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
    12. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
    13. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
    14. Darren Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    15. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen

     

  • Mayo & Dublin go toe to toe once again as they clash in round 4 of the Allianz Football league on Saturday night in Castlebar. Two defeats in a row for Mayo mean a win is vital to help maintain survival in Division 1 of the National Football league. Following defeat to Galway two weeks ago in Salthill manager Stephen Rochford makes a number of changes to his starting team. In come Rob Hennelly, David Drake, Andy Moran & Adam Gallagher replacing David Clarke, Paddy Durcan, Conor Loftus & Cillian O'Connor.

    Throw-in on Saturday in Elverys MacHale Park is 7pm:

    1. Rob Hennelly - Breaffy
    2. Caolan Crowe - Garrymore
    3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
    4. Eoin O’Donoghue - Belmullet
    5. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    6. Michael Hall - Breaffy
    7. David Drake - Ballaghaderreen
    8. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    9. Jason Gibbons - Ballintubber
    10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    12. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber
    13. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
    14. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen
    15. Adam Gallagher - Mayo Gaels

  • Mayo will look to get back to winning ways when they host neighbours Galway tomorrow night in Elverys MacHale Park.

    Defeat last weekend to Dublin means a win is vital if Mayo want to progress to a league final. Following that defeat James Horan again continues his rotation policy as he makes 6 changes to his starting team. Out go Rob Hennelly, Ger Cafferkey, Paddy Durcan, Ciaran Treacy, Andy Moran & Brian Reape with David Clarke, Chris Barrett, Stephen Coen, Diarmuid O'Connor, James Durcan & Darren Coen all getting the nod to start. Despite making 4 championship appearances in 2018 it's a first taste of league action for James Durcan tomorow night. Diarmuid O'Connor captains the team.

     

    1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
    2. Chris Barrett - Belmullet
    3. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
    4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    5. Lee Keegan - Westport
    6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    7. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    8. Matthew Ruane - Breaffy
    9. Donal Vaughan - Castlebar Mitchels
    10. Fionn McDonagh - Westport
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    12. Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber(C)
    13. James Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    14. Darren Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    15. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole

  • Following the drama of penalties last Sunday in Carrick on Shannon Mayo head to Tuam this Sunday to face Galway in the FBD League semi-final.

    Manager James Horan is again giving youth its chance with both Michael Plunkett & Conor Diskin named to start alongside the likes of James McCormack, Fionn McDonagh, Fergal Boland & Brian Reape who all played last Sunday. All Star defenders Keith Higgins & Colm Boyle who captains the side will both be making their first starts of 2019. In total, there are seven changes from last Sunday's win over Leitrim. Throw in on Sunday is 1.30pm.

    1. Rob Hennelly - Breaffy
    2. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    3. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
    4. David Drake - Ballaghaderreen
    5. Colm Boyle - Davitts(C)
    6. Michael Plunkett - Ballintubber
    7. James McCormack - Claremorris
    8. Donal Vaughan - Castlebar Mitchels
    9. Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber
    10. Fionn McDonagh - Westport
    11. Conor Loftus - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
    12. Fergal Boland - Aghamore
    13. Connor Diskin - Claremorris
    14. Brian Reape - Bohola Moy Davitts
    15. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole

  • Round 2 of the Allianz Football league tomorrow sees Mayo & Kerry renew old rivalries as they face each other in Elverys MacHale Park. Last Sunday Mayo beat Monaghan in Clones while Kerry overcame Donegal on home soil. The Mayo team named is the same as the one which started last weekend's win. There is one positional switch with Stephen Coen moving to centre half back & Shane Nally playing in midfield. 

    Throw-in on Saturday in Elverys MacHale Park is 7pm and is live on Midwest Radio with thanks to Healthwest Community Pharmacy Ballindine. Michael D McAndrew and Alan Dillon are on duty this evening. 

    1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
    2. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
    3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
    4. Eoin O’Donoghue - Belmullet
    5. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    6. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    7. Paddy Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    8. Jason Gibbons - Ballintubber
    9. Shane Nally - Garrymore
    10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy(Captain)
    12. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber
    13. Neil Douglas - Castlebar Mitchels
    14. Evan Regan - Ballina Stephenites
    15. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen

  • Mayo travel to Croke Park looking to add their 12th league title when they face Kerry on Sunday in Croke Park at 4pm.

    A win against Monaghan in Round 7 secured their place in the final and manager James Horan as he has done all season continues his rotation policy making five changes from that Monaghan win. In come Rob Hennelly, Keith Higgins, Lee Keegan, Donal Vaughan & James Carr with David Clarke, Eoin O'Donoghue, Stephen Coen, James McCormack & Conor Diskin all making way. Having made his debut off the bench last week it's a first Senior start for James Carr. At the opposite end of the scale it will be a 100th Senior appearance for four time All-star & former footballer of the year Lee Keegan. He made his league debut against Galway in 2011.

    1. Robert Hennelly - Breaffy
    2. Chris Barrett - Belmullet
    3. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
    4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    5. Paddy Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    6. Lee Keegan - Westport
    7. Donal Vaughan - Castlebar Mitchels
    8. Matthew Ruane - Breaffy
    9. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    10. Fergal Boland - Aghamore
    11. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
    12. Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber(C)
    13. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
    14. Darren Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    15. James Carr - Ardagh

  • Mayo make the long trip south to face Kerry in Austin Stack Park, Tralee tomorrow night at 7pm.

    Two defeats in a row means Mayo need a win to stave off any relegation worries ahead of the final round of games next weekend. The team named shows three changes from the loss to Galway with Michael Plunkett, Conor Loftus & Kevin McLoughlin all coming into the team in place of Lee Keegan, Colm Boyle & Darren Coen. Saturday nightwill be a 50th senior appearance for Stephen Coen. The former Minor, U21 & Sigerson cup winning captain made his league debut against Kerry in February 2015.

     

    1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
    2. Chris Barrett - Belmullet
    3. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
    4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    5. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    6. Michael Plunkett - Ballintubber
    7. Donal Vaughan - Castlebar Mitchels
    8. Matthew Ruane - Breaffy
    9. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    10. Fionn McDonagh - Westport
    11. Conor Loftus - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
    12. Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber(C)
    13. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
    14. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
    15. James Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels

  • Mayo face Kildare on Sunday in the U20 All Ireland Final in Croke Park. Following wins over Leitrim, Roscommon & Derry Sunday's final will see the Connacht & Leinster champions go head to head. Manger Mike Solan names an unchanged team from that win over Derry in the semi-finals. Throw-in on Sunday is 1.15pm:

     

    1. Patrick O Malley - Westport
    2. Johnny Maughan - Castlebar Mitchels
    3. Brian O Malley - Westport
    4. John Cunnane - Ballyhaunis
    5. Paul Lambert - Westport
    6. Cathal Horan - Kilmovee
    7. Oisin McLaughlin - Westport
    8. Evan O Brien - Ballinrobe
    9. Jordan Flynn - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
    10. Nathan Moran - Hollymount/Carramore
    11. Ryan O Donoghue - Belmullet(Captain)
    12. Tommy Conroy - The Neale
    13. Conor Diskin - Claremorris
    14. Ross Egan - Aghamore
    15. Colm Moran - Westport

  • Mayo make the trip to Newbridge tomorrow evening as they face Kildare in Round 3 of the qualifiers in St Conleth's Park.
     
    After an eight point win over Tipperary in Thurles last weekend Mayo make just one change to their starting team. The injured Seamus O'Shea(shoulder) is replaced by two time Young footballer of year Diarmuid O'Connor. Both teams also met in Round 3 of the qualifiers in 2016, a game Mayo won 2-17 to 0-14. Tomorrow sees two time All star David Clarke make his 115th Mayo appearance(45 championship & 69 league). In fact he made his league debut against Kildare in Newbridge back in 2002. Throw-in tomorrow is 7pm.
     
    1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
    2. Chris Barrett - Belmullet
    3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
    4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    5. Lee Keegan -Westport
    6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    7. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    8. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber 
    9. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    12. James Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    13. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
    14. Cillian O’Connor - Ballintubber(Captain)
    15. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen

     

  • Mayo get their 2019 campaign up & running on Sunday when new manager James Horan takes his team to Carrick on Shannon to face Leitrim in the FBD league opener.

    The team named shows a mix of youth & experience as Mayo look to start their season with a win. There are three All Stars in defence(Ger Cafferkey, Brendan Harrison & Lee Keegan) mixed with exciting new faces such as James McCormack, Fionn McDonagh, Colm Moran & Brian Reape.

    The following players have not been considered due to injury, Cillian O'Connor, Cian Hanley, Ryan O'Donoghue & Tom Parsons. Throw in on Sunday is 1.30pm.

     

    1. Rob Hennelly - Breaffy
      2. Eoin O'Donoghue - Belmullet
      3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
      4. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
      5. Lee Keegan - Westport
      6. James McCormack - Claremorris
      7. Donal Vaughan - Castlebar Mitchels
      8. Seamie O'Shea - Breaffy
      9. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
      10. Fionn McDonagh - Westport
      11. Jason Doherty- Burrishoole(C)
      12. Fergal Boland - Aghamore
      13. Colm Moran - Westport
      14. Brian Reape - Bohola Moy Davitts
      15. Evan Regan - Ballina Stephenites.

     

     

  • Round 7 of the Allianz Football league sees Mayo host Monaghan on Sunday in Elverys MacHale Park at 2pm.

    Mayo know they need a win if they are to have a chance of making the league final. The team named shows six changes from last weekend's win over Kerry with Eoin O'Donoghue, Paddy Durcan, James McCormack, Fergal Boland, Darren Coen & Conor Diskin given a starting spot while Keith Higgins, Chris Barrett, Donal Vaughan, Fionn McDonagh, Conor Loftus & James Durcan all make way. Whilst he has made three league appearances this season it will be a first senior start in competitive action for James McCormack. At the other end of the scale it will be a 50th Senior appearance for both vice-captain Paddy Durcan & All Star defender Brendan Harrison.

     

    1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
    2. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    3. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
    4. Eoin O'Donoghue - Belmullet
    5. Paddy Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    6. Michael Plunkett - Ballintubber
    7. James McCormack - Claremorris
    8. Matthew Ruane - Breaffy
    9. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    10. Fergal Boland - Aghamore
    11. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
    12. Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber(C)
    13. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
    14. Darren Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    15. Conor Diskin - Claremorris

  •  

    Mayo begin their 2019 Allianz football league campaign against familiar opposition as we face Roscommon on Saturday night in Elverys MacHale Park.

    Manager James Horan back in charge for a second spell has continued his youth first policy by handing out two debuts for his opening league game with forwards Brian Reape & Conor Diskin both playing national league football for the very first time. At the other end of the scale it's also a landmark occasion for Jason Doherty who will be making his 100th appearance in the green & red on Saturday night. He made his league debut against Kerry in 2011.

    1. Robert Hennelly - Breaffy
    2. Eoin O'Donoghue - Belmullet
    3. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
    4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    5. Lee Keegan - Westport
    6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    7. Paddy Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels(C)
    8. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber
    9. Donal Vaughan - Castlebar Mitchels
    10. Fergal Boland - Aghamore
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    12. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
    13. Evan Regan - Ballina Stephenites
    14. Brian Reape - Bohola Moy Davitts
    15. Conor Diskin - Claremorris

  • Mayo are back in action tomorrow as they face Tipperary in Round 2 of the football Qualifiers in Semple Stadium. Following an 18 point win over Limerick in Round 1 Stephen Rochford makes 3 changes to his starting team. Out go Eoin O'Donoghue, Evan Regan & James Durcan with Lee Keegan, Jason Doherty and Andy Moran all starting. All three players came off the bench in the Round 1 win. Tomorrow sees 4 time All star defender Colm Boyle making his 100th Mayo appearance(45 championship & 54 league). He made his debut in 2008 against Sligo. Throw-in tomorrow is 5pm.

     

    1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
    2. Chris Barrett - Belmullet
    3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
    4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    5. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    6. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    7. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    8. Seamus O'Shea - Breaffy
    9. Lee Keegan - Westport
    10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    12. Cian Hanley - Ballaghaderreen
    13. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
    14. Cillian O’Connor - Ballintubber(Captain)
    15. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen

  • The penultimate round of the Allianz Football league takes place tomorrow as Mayo host Tyrone in Elverys MacHale Park.

    Following a win on the road last weekend in Kildare Stephen Rochford makes two changes to his starting with Seamus O'Shea & Michael Hall replacing Tom Parsons & Cillian O'Connor. Mayo's last win in MacHale Park over Tyrone in the league was back in 1992, Mayo did however beat Tyrone when teams met at the same stage in Omagh last season.

    Throw-in tomorrow in Elverys MacHale Park is 2pm:
    1. Rob Hennelly - Breaffy
    2. Caolan Crowe - Garrymore
    3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
    4. Eoin O’Donoghue - Belmullet
    5. Colm Boyle - Davitts
    6. Lee Keegan - Westport
    7. Michael Hall - Breaffy
    8. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    9. Seamus O'Shea - Breaffy
    10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    12. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber
    13. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
    14. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen
    15. Adam Gallagher - Mayo Gaels

  • Round 2 of the Allianz Football league sees Mayo make the trip to Omagh on Sunday to face Tyrone in Healy Park at 2.30pm.

    Following a win over Roscommon in Round 1 James Horan is again continuing his youth first policy with a debut for Ciaran Treacy among the forwards. The two other changes sees starts for James McComack & Fionn McDonagh, both of whom came off the bench in the win over Roscommon last Saturday night. The three players who drop out are Colm Boyle, Fergal Boland & Evan Regan. The team is captained by Diarmuid O'Connor.

     

    1. Robert Hennelly - Breaffy
    2. Eoin O'Donoghue - Belmullet
    3. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
    4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    5. James McCormack - Claremorris
    6. Lee Keegan - Westport
    7. Paddy Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
    8. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber(C)
    9. Donal Vaughan - Castlebar Mitchels
    10. Fionn McDonagh - Westport
    11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    12. Ciaran Treacy - Ballina Stephenites
    13. Conor Diskin - Claremorris
    14. Brian Reape - Bohola Moy Davitts
    15. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole

     


  • The New York Panel for the Connacht SFC game against Mayo will be as follows.

    1 Vinny Cadden
    2 Michael creegan
    3 Gerard McCartan
    4 Robert Gorman
    5 Paddy Boyle
    6  Michael Naughton
    7 Mathew Queenan
    8 Cathal Compton
    9 Sean Hurley
    10 Shane Hogan
    11. Luke Kelly
    12 Daniel McKenna
    13 David Freeman
    14 Nial Madine
    15 Peter Hatzer
    16 Patrick Guerin
    17 Conor Connelly
    18 Tony Donnelly
    19 James Maughan
    20 Shane Slattery
    21 Ryan Kerley
    22 Kevin Finn
    23 Tiernan Mathers
    24 Conor Healy
    25 Dillion McDermot
    26 Fergal O Brien

  • Islandeady boxer Ray Moylette was agonisingly beaten in his WBC title bout at the Royal Theatre tonight. Two judges scored it in a one point win for Ray and his opponent Christian Uruzquieta, while the third gave the Mexican a 96-92 win. 

    This was an enthralling contest and it looked as if Moylette was dead and buried after going down twice in the 5th. However he recovered very well to match the Mexican over the next five rounds. 

    In the end Ray was adjudged to have narrowly lost the contest in a packed Royal Theatre.