MacHale Park

  • 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

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    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

  • 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

  • The Ladies Connacht Senior Football Final is live on Midwest Radio this Sunday as Mayo and Galway clash in Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar. 

    The game throws in at 4pm and Tom Carney and Michelle Corbett will bring us all the action as it happens. 

    The game is live with thanks to Corrigan's Ballintubber Stores.

  • The provisional fixtures for the 2020 Allianz football league have been announced as Mayo travel to Donegal, Meath, Monaghan and Galway.

    MacHale Park will host All-Ireland champions Dublin, along with Kerry and Tyrone.

    First up is the trip to Donegal on the 25th of January with the time and venue TBC.

     

    NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE

    ROUND 1: Donegal v MAYO, (Donegal venue), Saturday, 25th January

    ROUND 2: MAYO v Dublin, MacHale Park, Saturday, 1st February

    ROUND 3: Meath v MAYO, Páirc Tailteann, Navan, Sunday 9th February

    ROUND 4: Monaghan v MAYO, (Monaghan venue), Sunday 23rd February

    ROUND 5: MAYO v Kerry, MacHale Park, Saturday 29th February

    ROUND 6: Galway v MAYO, Pearse Stadium, Sunday 15th March

    ROUND 7: MAYO v Tyrone, MacHale Park, Sunday 22nd March

  • David Gough has been confirmed as the referee for the Mayo Donegal Super 8’s tie at the weekend.

    The Meath man has refereed high profile matches in the past including the 2015 All-Ireland final meeting of Kerry and Dublin.

    Throw-in at MacHale Park is confirmed for 6pm for Saturday evenings sell out Super 8 tie.

    Mayo must win to stay in the championship, while Donegal need a draw or more.

    We’ll have live commentary and coverage of the game on Midwest Radio’s Sunday Sport, kicking off at half past five.

  • It's reported this morning that the chairman of the Mayo International Supporters' Foundation - the group currently withholding €250,000 in funding  from the Mayo County Board - has written to the county expressing an interest in bidding for the naming rights to MacHale Park.

    The Irish Independent reports that the New York-based businessman Tim O'Leary emailed the county's commercial manager expressing interest in submitting a tender for the package, which also includes being the main sponsor on county jerseys.

    Elverys hold the naming rights until the end of next season and are widely expected to renew their deal, but Mr O'Leary has reportedly asked for a copy of the tender documents along with the bid assessment process for commercial sponsorship and the naming rights to MacHale Park.

    Last month, the Mayo GAA International Supporters Foundation wrote a letter stating that it was withholding funding from the county board "until appropriate governance structures are put in place".

    The contents of the letter were not dealt with at last month's county board meeting, but treasurer Kevin O'Toole told delegates he intended the reply to the allegations made at the October meeting, which takes place next Wednesday.