Mayo GAA

  • David Gough from Meath has been confirmed as the referee for Saturday evening’s Connacht Semi-Final between Mayo and Roscommon. 

    The game in Elverys MacHale Park throws in at 7pm.

    The winners will advance to face Galway in the Final after the Tribesmen had a comfortable win over Sligo yesterday.

    The curtain raiser on Saturday evening is the Connacht Junior Football semi-final between Mayo and Leitrim at 4.30pm.

  • The death has taken place in the USA over the weekend of Dr Padraig Carney, also known as ‘The Flying Doctor’.

    Dr Carney was a member of the All-Ireland winning Mayo teams of 1950 & 1951.

    A native of Swinford, he was called "The Flying Doctor" after being flown home from New York, where he was studying medicine, to compete in the latter stages of Mayo's victorious 1954 National League campaign.

    In addition to his two senior All-Ireland titles, he also won National League titles in 1949 and 1954, two Sigerson Cup titles with UCD, a Railway Cup medal and four Connacht titles.

    A renowned gynaecologist and obstetrician, Dr Carney was predeceased by his wife Myra and is survived by his three sons, Brian, Terence and Cormac, and daughter Sheila.

    The Mayo GAA County Board says it's with great sadness that we've  learned of the passing of Pádraig Carney 'The Flying Doctor'. He gave tremendous service to the Mayo jersey for a number of years. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

    Padraig Carney passed away in California at the age of 91, and his passing leaves Paddy Prendergast as the last surviving member of the 1951 team.

  • Former Mayo minor manager Michael (Mick) Burke has passed away.

    Mr Burke of Drumminwonagh, Westport and formerly of Tourmakeady, was manager of the team which won the All-Ireland title in 1985.

    According to the Connaught Telegraphy he also coached Burrishoole GAA Club for many years and trained the Mayo VEC senior squad to an All-Ireland crown in 1972.

    He also served as selector of the Mayo senior squad for a period.

    During his own playing career, he featured for his native Tourmakeady, winning a West Mayo Junior title in 1972 and an All-Ireland Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta medal the following year. He also played with Kilmeena for eight years and in 1986 was part of the management team that won a county title with the club.

    A teacher by profession, he was a former member of the staff of Davitt College, Castlebar, and Kiltimagh Vocational School.


  • The death has taken place today of legendary Mayo GAA supporter John Durcan. John, who was 75, was known at St Patrick, having attended Mayo games over the years dressed as Ireland’s patron saint.

    According to the Mayo News John was an army veteran and served his country for 36 years. He had battled illness for many years but was attending Mayo games until recently.

    John was a native of Carracastle, Bonniconlon and joined the army in 1960 and was sent on the first of two six-month tours of duty to the Congo writes Edwin McGreal. He also served with the Irish Army on the border after the Troubles in the North broke out in 1969.

    The Durcan family moved to Westport in 1980 and John left the army in 1996. He then worked for seven years with Allergan. 

    From 2004 on, he was renowned as ‘St Patrick’, dressing up in green and red for games involving Mayo men’s and women’s teams, and in red and black for Westport United’s successful FAI Junior Cup run in 2005. 

    John is survived by his wife, Agatha; children, Neil, Shane, Frankie, Cepta, Bobby and Paul; brother, Tony; grandchildren, extended family and wide circle of friends. 

    John’s remains will repose at St. Aidan's Room adjoining St. Patrick's Church, Islandeady on Sunday evening from 5 o’clock with removal at 7 o’clock to the Church.

    He will be laid to rest on Monday afternoon in Fahy Cemetery following 12 noon Funeral Mass.

  • A decision was taken at  tonight's County Board meeting to bring the discussion about Caiseal Gaels and Ballyvary Hurling Clubs and the JP McManus donation back to the steering group.

    This was taken after much discussion about the donation and what constitutes a club within the county, as both clubs are juvenile hurling clubs. 

    A number of delegates spoke on the matter before the decision was taken to take the matter back to the steering group. 

  • At Wednesday night's Mayo GAA executive meeting Declan O'Reilly from Castlebar Mitchels was appointed as coaching officer for 2020.


    Declan is a former underage & senior player with Mayo. He is a Moclair cup winning manger with Castlebar Mitchels & has coached numerous other teams over the last number of years.


    The executive also approved the appointment of Daithí Gallagher from Castlebar Mitchels as the new Bord na nÓg chairman.


    There are two candidates contesting the position of cultural office, Gráinne Kelly-Frayne from Aghamore & Debbie Lavelle Doyle from Lahardane.


    The election date for this position will be confirmed at next week's Co Board meeting.

  • All-Ireland U21 B Hurling Quarter Final 
    Derry 3-15
    Mayo 0-18 

  • Under 16 All Ireland B Championship Final

    Laois V Mayo

    Wedneday July 25th at 7-30pm 

    Venue: Duggan Park, Ballinasloe

    Ref: Shane Curley (Galway)

  • More details have emerged from last week's Mayo GAA emergency meeting.

    The Mayo GAA International Supporters Foundation have been withholding 250,000 euro raised at a gala function in New York earlier this year due to concerns over governance issues.

    At last week's meeting, Mayo county treasurer Kevin O'Toole admitted that if it were up to him, he would return the funding.

  • Mayo manager James Horan has hinted at the return of both Diarmuid O’Connor and Matthew Ruane from injury before the end of the Super 8's.

    Speaking after their round 4 qualifier win over Galway, Horan said that the two-time young footballer-of-the-year is in contention to return to play in the round-robin competition, after previously suffering a wrist injury in training.

    The Mayo boss also said that Breaffy midfielder Matthew Ruane was recovering well from his collarbone injury and could also feature for Mayo in the latter stages of the Super 8s.

    Mayo captain Paddy Durcan was substituted in the three-point victory over the Tribesmen in Limerick, but Horan said it was too early to know the extent of the injury to the Castlebar Mitchel’s man.

    Mayo will now face Kerry in Killarney next Sunday at 4pm in the first round of the Super 8's, with live coverage on Midwest Radio.

  • Diarmuid O’Connor will be the Mayo captain for the 2019 season.

    The news was confirmed last night by Mayo GAA.

    The two-time Young Footballer of the year made his championship debut for Mayo against New York in 2014.

    Paddy Durcan has been named as vice-captain.

  • Mayo manager James Horan has confirmed to Midwest Sport that Diarmuid O'Connor has been passed fit to train ahead of Saturday week's Connacht Semi-Final clash with Roscommon. Diarmuid missed out on the New York game after suffering a facial injury. He also said that the game will come too soon for Cillian O'Connor as he continues his recovery and there are also injuries to Seamus O'Shea & Donie Vaughan. 
    More on tomorrow morning's first sports bulletin at 8.50am.

  • Diarmuid O'Connor will miss Mayo's All-Ireland Football Qualifier against Armagh on Saturday evening. 

    Midwest Sport learned early this morning that Diarmuid sustained an injury to his wrist in training last night. 

    The following statement has been issued this morning by the Mayo County Board: 

    'The Mayo Senor squad are continuing their preparations for Saturday's qualifier game with Armagh in Elverys MacHale Park. The latest injury news on the squad is as follows: Donal Vaughan, Seamus O'Shea, James Carr and Ger Cafferkey all participated fully in last night's session following recent injuries and all are in contention for selection this weekend. Diarmuid O'Connor suffered a wrist injury in training last night. He was immediately assessed by our medical team and will undergo further examination later this week when the full extent of the injury will be confirmed.'

    It is the second big injury blow to Mayo in as many weeks, with midfielder Matthew Ruane breaking his collarbone in recent weeks. 

  • South Mayo O'Mara Cup 
    Round 2
    Group 1
    Garrymore 4-13
    The Neale 2-07 

    Hollymount-Carramore 3-09 
    Davitts 2-04

    Group 2
    Claremorris 1-13 
    Ballinrobe 3-05

    West Mayo Kelly Cup 
    Group 2
    Louisburgh 1-12
    Islandeady 0-09

  • North Mayo U16 B Championship 2018

    Erris St. Pats




    Cill Chomain

    South Mayo Under 16B Championship






    West Mayo U16A Championship 2018

    Castlebar Mitchels




    Westport GAA

    West Mayo U16B Championship 2018






  • It is confirmed that Jason Doherty suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury after the Donegal game..

    Doherty featured in every championship game in 2019 and will be a big loss as James Horan and his team prepare for the Dublin game this Saturday

    Mayo GAA confirmed that Doherty will be out until the middle of next season recovering from his injury.

    Meanwhile James Horan looks to have a full complement of players to pick from for the All-Ireland semi-final.

    Tom Parsons made a return to the match day 26 against Donegal and Horan expects Diarmuid O’Connor to be fit for the last four encounter.

  • Donegal GAA has confirmed that Stephen Rochford is joining the senior football team’s backroom staff.

    In a statement this afternoon Donegal GAA says that Karl Lacey, Anthony McGrath and John McElhome are leaving the backroom team and former Mayo manager Stephen Rochford is joining Declan Bonner’s coaching staff for 2019 along with Aaron Kyles.

  • Roscommon's Donie Smith has been hit with a proposed one match ban over an incident in last Saturday's Allianz League Division 1 game between Mayo and Roscommon according to the Irish Daily Star. 

    Smith's hand appeared to have made contact with Keith Higgins' eye area. 

    It is unclear if Roscommon will accept the ban - which would rule Smith out of Roscommon's clash with Monaghan on Sunday. 

    The option of a longer ban was open to the disciplinary body but Smith has been hit with a Category Three offence of behaving in any way which is dangerous to an opponent, which carries a minimum one-match ban. 


  • Elverys MacHale Park Castlebar will play host to a double header tomorrow evening.

    At 6.30pm the Connacht Junior Football Quarter Final will see Mayo clash with Roscommon.

    That will be followed by the U17 Football clash involving Mayo & Leitrim at 8pm.

    Galway meet Roscommon in the U17 Championship on Friday night at 7pm in Tuam Stadium.

  • GAA

    A number of today's Allianz Football League ties have fallen victim to the weather, with more potentially to follow.

    Pearse Stadium passed a pitch inspection this morning so both Mayo & Galway in the Lidl Ladies National Football League and the Allianz Football League will go ahead as planned.

    The ladies game starts at noon while 2pm is the start time for the round 3 clash in the Allianz league game.

    Elsewhere in division one, Monaghan and Kerry is off while Kildare and Tyrone still goes ahead.

    In Division 2 the meetings of Clare and Tipperary, and Roscommon and Down, are both going ahead at present.

    As it stands Cork's game with Louth goes ahead.

    The rescheduled Division 2 clash of Cavan and Meath has again been called off, as well as the Division 3 meeting of Sligo and Fermanagh.

    Elsewhere in Division 3 Armagh face Longford, Derry take on Offaly and Wexford host Westmeath.

    While in Division 4 Antrim take on Wicklow and London face Limerick.

    That game in Ruislip throws in at 1pm, with all the other games underway at 2pm.

    Elsewhere, the Roscommon v Meath Ladies National Football League game has been postponed.

    Stay tuned to Midwest Radio for the latest updates.