MacHale Park

  • There is a change of venue for the Mayo hurler’s clash with Offaly in Division 2A of the Allianz Hurling League.

    The game now throws in at the Connacht Centre of Excellence, Bekan, at 2pm.

    The game was originally fixed for MacHale Park tomorrow.

  • Electric Ireland Connacht GAA Minor Football Semi-final
    Wednesday 26 June 2019
    Sligo v Mayo
    Throw in: 7.30pm

    Venue: Elvery's MacHale Park

    Finish on the day
    Referee: E O Grady


  • The draws for the 2018 Senior, Intermediate & Junior A & B club championships will take place in Elverys MacHale Park this evening 7th February at 8pm. All clubs are invited to attend.

  • Senior 

    Grp 1
    Kiltane v Bohola Moy Davitts
    Davitts v Breaffy 
    Grp 2 
    Castlebar Mitchels v Ballina 
    Aghamore v Westport
    Grp 3
    Knockmore v Garrymore
    Hollymount Carramore v Ballintubber
    Grp 4
    Ballaghaderreen v Claremorris 
    Belmullet v Charlestown 
    Grp 1 
    Bonniconlon v Crossmolina
    Ardnaree v Swinford
    Grp 2 
    Islandeady v Balla 
    Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin v Burrishoole
    Grp 3 
    The Neale v Mayo Gaels
    Ballinrobe v Ballyhaunis
    Grp 4
    Lahardane v Louisburgh
    Shrule/Glencorrib v Kiltimagh
    Round 1 on April 13th/14th, Round 2 on August 24th/25th, Round 3 on September 8th/9th 
    Junior A
    Grp 1 
    Ballycroy v Kilmeena 
    Ballina B v Kilmovee 
    Grp 2 
    Achill v Westport B
    Lahardane B v Ardagh
    Grp 3 
    Charlestown B v Cill Chomain
    Castlebar B v Ballycastle
    Grp 4 
    Killala v Ballintubber B
    Tourmakeady v Kilmaine 
    Junior B
    Grp 1
    Eastern Gaels v Claremorris  B
    Kilfian v Lacken
    Grp 2 
    Louisburgh v Hollymount/Carramore B
    Davitts B v Kiltimagh B
    Grp 3 
    Moygownagh v Ardnaree B
    Ballaghaderreen B v Aghamore B 
    Grp 4 
    Breaffy B v Crossmolina B
    Bohola Moy Davitts B v Bye
    Junior C
    Grp 1 
    Islandeady B c Bonniconlon B
    Burrishoole B v Kiltane B
    Grp 2
    Garrymore B v Kilmaine B
    Belmullet B v Kilmovee B
    Grp 3
    Mayo Gaels B v Ballycastle B
    Balla B v Castlebar C
    Grp 4
    Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin v Westport C
    Ardagh B v Bye
    Round 1 on 20/21st April, Round 2 on May 18th/19th, Round 3 on June 22nd/23rd

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  • Efforts are ongoing to secure a home ground for Castlebar Mitchels Ladies Football Club, and one of the five training pitches at MacHale Park may be an option, because of the development of three new training pitches by the GAA at Lough Lannagh. That’s the view of Castlebar Fianna Fail Councillor Martin McLoughlin.

    The Councillor says the significance of Mayo County Council purchasing almost 30 acres of land at Lough Lannagh recently and the GAA developing the three training pitches on the site, should hopefully free up one of the pitches at MacHale park.

    Castlebar Mitchel’s Ladies Football club have long sought a permanent pitch for their club, who at present depend on accessing other clubs training facilities for their members to both train and host games.

  • In the U21 A Championship Claremorris take on Westport in the final tomorrow evening at 7pm in Elverys MacHale Park, we'll have regular updates of this encounter on Midwest Radio.

    The U21 C Championship semi-finals take centre stage on Sunday as Ballinrobe host Garrymore at 12 noon while Ballyhaunis make the trip to Ballintubber also at 12.

    The U21 D final also throws in at 12 on Sunday as Kilmeena and Ard Moy MacHales meet in Knockmore to battle it out for the titile.

  • GAA supporters travelling to the two games at Elverys MacHale Park this evening are being reminded that Mayo Co Council is carrying out road works outside Balla.

    A traffic management system is in place which could cause delays tonight.

    Please ensure you give yourself sufficient time to travel to the ground & take alternative routes where possible.

    Gardai are also asking supporters not to park on the N5 road into Castlebar for safety reasons. 

    They are also asking anyone who is walking any distance to the game to wear hi-viz vests so that they can be seen by motorists. 

  • TG4 Ladies Connacht Senior Football Final 
    Galway 0-17 
    Mayo 1-12 

  • Gardai in Castlebar are reminding Mayo football supporters travelling to MacHale Park this Saturday evening for the All-Ireland senior football championship against Armagh to leave plenty of time for their journey - particularly if they're travelling on the N60, due to ongoing roadworks just outside Balla.

    A Stop/ Go system will be in place at this location, but Gardai say supporters should leave extra time to get to Castlebar.

    Traffic is also expected to be busy along the N5 approach road to Castlebar, as the majority of traffic from Armagh is expected to use this route.

    Gardai are advising that there will be plenty of parking space available in the industrial estates around MacHale Park.



  • Gardai are advising motorists heading to Castlebar tomorrow (Sunday) for the big match to arrive in plenty of time with around 28,000 spectators expected at MacHale Park.

    Castlebar Garda Superintendent Joe McKenna says from 1pm until 8pm it will be extremely busy around the County Town.

    All approach roads are expected to be extremely busy and patrons are asked to be patient both before the game and afterwards.

    Superintendent McKenna says people should use the car parks and ensure they have no valuables left on display in their cars.

  • Allianz Football League
    Division 1
    Kerry 1-15
    Mayo 2-09 

  • 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.

  • The officers of Mayo GAA have today been informed by Stephen Rochford that he is stepping down as manager of the Mayo Senior Football team.

    Statement by Mike Connolly, Cathaoirleach, Coiste Chontae Mhaigh Eo

    We sincerely thank Stephen Rochford for all the hard work and commitment he has given to Mayo GAA since he was appointed in 2015. Stephen has given an enormous amount of service to Mayo and has given us as supporters many great days on the pitch.

    Since he become senior team manager he has been involved in three great years for Mayo GAA. He has brought Mayo to two All Ireland finals, losing both by the narrowest of margins. We wish him and his family all the best for the future and thank him for all he has done for Mayo GAA.

  • Mayo Gardai are warning they will take action against motorists who park dangerously or irresponsibly at Saturday evening's National Football League game in Castlebar between Mayo and Dublin.

    A large turnout - possibly up to 20,000 - is expected for the match at Elvery's MacHale Park, which throws in at 7pm, with the Mayo ladies game fixed for 5pm.

    However, there are health and safety concerns due to GAA fans parking on the hard shoulder of the N5 approaching Castlebar.

    Superintendent Kevin Gately says parking along the N5 is not recommended, and he's asking GAA fans to be safety conscious and follow the instructions of the Gardai and stewards on Saturday evening.

    Gardai are advising there's ample free car parking within the environs of Castlebar, including at the town's millitary barracks.

    Mayo fans are urged to travel to Castlebar early to allow time to park and walk to MacHale Park.

    Mayo GAA PRO Paul Cunnane is also advising people to buy their tickets in advance of Saturday's double-header, and to arrive in good time.

  • Mayo G.A.A  are on the lookout for new referees for the new season. For anyone thinking of taking up refereeing there is a Foundation Level Football RefereeCourse happening on the following dates:


    - Tuesday 12th March

    - Tuesday 19th March


    New referees are required to attend both sessions. Each session starts at 8pm & will be in Elverys MacHale Park. Clubs are requested to try & have at least one new person attend this training to assist in refereeing our large number of games.


    If you are planning to attend or for more information on becoming a referee please contact our referee coordinator Sean Mac Eil, 086-1733419.

  • North Mayo B&C Championship Group 2

    Naomh Padraig




    Crossmolina Deel Rovers

    Under 14 A Championship Finals 2018





    Westport GAA

    Under 14 B Championship Finals 2018

    Béal an Mhuirthead




    Parke/Keelogues /Crimlin

    East Mayo Under 14 A Championship 2017

    Boholla Moy Davitts





    East Mayo Under 14 B Championship 2017

    Eastern Gaels




    Charlestown Sarsfields

    North Mayo U14 A Championship





    Crossmolina Deel Rovers





    Erris St. Pats

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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