• Tomorrow evening the Mayo football county club final takes place between Ballintubber and Ballaghaderreen and the excitement ahead of the big match is reaching fever pitch among young supporters.

    Both sides are also facing each other in the Boys U13 county final earlier in the day tomorrow.

    Midwest News visited St Atrracta’s NS in Ballaghaderreen yesterday morning where the green and white was everywhere – bunting, flags, paintings, even cakes baked in the club’s colours.

    While anyone travelling between Castlebar and Ballinrobe will surely have noticed the red and white flying high at Ballintubber NS. Midwest News was there yesterday also, and students were in their club’s jerseys and again the flags and bunting left no doubt about who they were supporting.

    We got the views of both camps ahead of the big games.

  • Allianz Football League 

    Division 1 
    Galway 1-12
    Donegal 0-14

    Division 2
    Roscommon 1-17
    Tipperary 3-09 

    Division 3
    Sligo 1-16
    Wexford 1-13

    Division 4
    Laois 3-16
    Leitrim 3-10 

    Allianz Hurling League
    Division 2B
    Mayo 3-15
    Armagh 2-13

    Division 3A
    Monaghan 0-16
    Roscommon 1-13

    Division 3B
    Sligo 2-19
    Cavan 0-04

    Lancashire 0-15
    Leitrim 0-14

  • Allianz Football League 
    Division 1
    Dublin 2-14 Roscommon 1-12 

    Division 3
    Westmeath 2-12 Sligo 1-10 

    Division 4 
    Leitrim 1-09 London 0-07 

    Allianz Hurling League 
    Division 1B 
    Waterford P-P Galway 

    Division 2A
    Westmeath 2-12 Mayo 0-06 

    Division 3A
    Lancashire 2-13 Roscommon 1-06 

    Division 3B
    Sligo 3-15 Longford 0-03 

  • The dates and times for the All Ireland Football Semi Finals have been confirmed.

    Dublin will face Galway, Monaghan or Kerry at Croke Park on Saturday August 11th, where there'll be a 5pm throw-in.

    The other semi final will take place the following day at 3.30, with Galway or Monaghan to face either Tyrone or Donegal.


  • 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.


    Mayo Senior Hurling Final

    Tooreen 0-15 Ballyhaunis 0-11

    Mayo Snr League Division 3

    Sat, 13 Oct,

    (Round: Round 11), Neale 1-11 Achill 3-5

    Sat, 13 Oct,

    (Round: Round 11), Ballycastle  -  Burrishoole W/O

    Mayo Snr League Division 6 Knockout

    Sun, 14 Oct,

    (Round: Final), Burrishoole 0-7 Louisburgh 2-16

    U21 A Championship Group 4

    Sun, 14 Oct,

    (Round: Round 1), Balla 0-13 Kiltimagh 2-12

    U21 B Championship Group 2

    Sun, 14 Oct,

    (Round: Round 1), Swinford 1-6 Hollymount-Carramore 2-11

    U21 B Championship Group 4

    Sun, 14 Oct,

    (Round: Round 1), Bonniconlon 0-12 Ardnaree Sarsfields 1-17

    Sun, 14 Oct,

    (Round: Round 1), Ardmoy MacHales 3-17 Naomh Padraig 3-8

    U21 C Championship Group 1

    Sun, 14 Oct,

    (Round: Round 1), Kilcommon 3-10 Crossmolina Deel Rovers 2-16

    U21 C Championship Group 2

    Sun, 14 Oct,

    (Round: Round 1), Bohola Moy Davitts 0-8 Garrymore 3-18

    U21 C Championship Group 3

    Sun, 14 Oct,

    (Round: Round 1), Neale 2-13 Kilmaine GAA 0-9

    U21 C Championship Group 4

    Sun, 14 Oct,

    (Round: Round 1), Tuar Mhic Eadaigh 4-5 Achill 7-16

    North Mayo Junior A Championship

    Sat, 13 Oct,

    (Round: North Mayo Junior A Championship Round 1), Ballina Stephenites 0-9 Kilcommon 2-11

    North Mayo Junior Championship Knockout

    Sat, 13 Oct,

    (Round: North Mayo Junior B Championship Semi Final), Kilfian W/O Moygownagh  -

    Sat, 13 Oct,

    (Round: North Mayo Junior B Championship Semi Final), Ardnaree Sarsfields  -  Lacken W/O

    Go Games Mayo GAA U12 Hurling Finals

    Sun, 14 Oct,

    (Round: A Final), Tooreen 7-4 Claremorris 2-4

    Minor League Division 1 Cup

    Sat, 13 Oct,

    (Round: Semi Final 1), Westport St Patrick's 2-11 Ballaghaderreen 0-12

    Sun, 14 Oct,

    (Round: Semi Final 2), Knockmore 4-26 Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin 3-16

    Minor League Division 2 Cup

    Fri, 12 Oct,

    (Round: Final), Mayo Gaels 7-10 Charlestown Sarsfields 3-13

    Minor League Division 3 Cup

    Sun, 14 Oct,

    (Round: Final), Kilmeena 0-22 Ballinrobe 3-10

    Homeland Under 13 League 4 Cup 2018

    Sat, 13 Oct,

    (Round: Final), Bonniconlon 1-7 Castlebar Mitchels Football 1-6


  • Connacht Shield Quarter Final

    Manulla 4-1 West Utd

    Elverys Sports Superleague 

    Castlebar Celtic 3-1 Ballina Town

    Ballyhaunis Town 3-2 Straie & Foxford Utd

    Westport Utd 4-1 Ballyheane

    Ballyglass 2-1 Manulla 

    Claremorris 3-0 Snugboro Utd

    Castlecourt Hotel Premier League 

    Achill Rovers 0-0 Glenhest Rovers

    Swinford 5-0 Bangor Hibs 

    Iorras Aontaithe 3-0 Conn Rangers

    Ballina Town B 3-0 Fahy Rovers

    Kileen Sports Ground League One

    Claremorris B 3-2 Ballyglass B

    Crossmolina 7-4 Castlebar Celtic B 

    Killala 1-0 Partry Athletic 

    Calor Gas League Two 

    Ballina Utd 4-1 Snugboro Utd B

    Moy Villa 7-1 Ballyvary Blue Bombers 

    Newport/Mulranny Wanderers 3-1 Kilmore 



  • 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

  • AIB All-Ireland Intermediate Club Football Final 
    Moy 1-10 
    Michael Glaveys 0-07 

  • Re-fixture details are expected tomorrow for the Allianz Football and Hurling League games which were postponed last weekend due to weather conditions.

    The football games will go ahead next weekend, as it was a free weekend for Allianz Football League games.

    Mayo will face Kildare in Newbridge.

    Meanwhile the Mayo hurlers were due to play Down in their final group game in the hurling league Division 2B. They have already qualified for the final of that division and that final was due to go ahead next Sunday. Details will be announced tomorrow of the revised fixtures for those games.

    Details of the refixed Lidl Ladies National Football League games will also be announced this week – Mayo were due to host Monaghan today.


  • Allianz Football League
    Division 1 
    Kerry 0-14 Galway 1-10 
    Cavan 3-13 Roscommon 0-13

    Division 3
    Louth 5-16 Sligo 0-16 

    Allianz Hurling League
    Division 1B 
    Galway 2-20 Offaly 0-14 

    Division 2A 
    Antrim 5-18 Mayo 0-13

    Division 3A 
    Roscommon 1-26 Tyrone 1-11 

    Division 3B
    Fermanagh 2-15 Leitrim 1-12 

  • The Allianz National Football league match between Sligo and Fermanagh, which was postponed yesterday due to imclement weather, will be played next Sunday.

    The Round 3 game has been refixed for 2pm in Markievicz Park, Sligo.


    Stephen Rochford looks set to continue as the Mayo Senior Football Manager according to reports in this week's Mayo News Sport.

    The 39 year old was said to have been considering his position following Mayo’s championship exit to Kildare in the All Ireland qualifiers.

    Former Donegal boss Jim McGuinness had been touted as a possible replacement, but Rochford is said to have informed the County Board that he will remain on and will meet with County Board officials in the coming weeks to plan for the 2019 season.