Mayo Sport

  • The Mayo Football League has confirmed that the fixtures scheduled for June 1st/2nd have been postponed. 
    The League say in a statement that the decision has been taken on the basis that a number of players are involved in the Leaving Cert at this time. In addition to this, the League will not be scheduling matches for either Thursday 30th May or Thursday 6th June.
    With the exception of those dates the League will be scheduling matches as outlined in the Fixtures Diary. 
    The fact that the Champions League Final is that Saturday was also taken into consideration.

    Tráth na gCeist - Churchill GAA, Kerry  

    Figure Dancing - Newcastle GAA, Tipperary 

    Solo Singing - Michael Burke, Ballinderreen GAA, Galway 

    Recitation/Storytelling - Michael McGibney, Cornafean GAA, Cavan 

    Ballad Group - Ferbane GAA, Offaly 

    Léiriú/Stage Presentation - Newport GAA, Tipperary 

    Ceol Uirlise - Kilshannig GAA, Cork 

    Rince Seit - Aghamore GAA, Mayo


    As the curtain comes down on Scór 2019, Scór Mhaigh Eo would like to thank everybody for their involvement in and support of Scór this year. and finally, congratulations to Aghamore GAA on yet another All Ireland title. 

  • THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association is pleased to announce the teams bidding to become 2019 LGFA Interfirms champions.

    All roads lead to Naomh Mearnóg in Portmarnock, Dublin, on Saturday, May 18, where 12 teams will compete for the top prize.

    In addition, 11 teams have signed up to take part in a recreational blitz, where no matter what the level, experience or ability, teams will play lots of football, socialise with each other and have fun.

    Following on from last year’s successful Interfirms launch, which saw AIB retain their title, this year’s competition is even bigger and better, with increased numgers competing in the competitive event.

    The teams who will aim for LGFA Interfirms glory are as follows:


    Allergan Pharmaceuticals

    Cavan/Monaghan Gardaí

    Irish Prison Service

    Kishoge Community College

    Pallas Foods

    PWC x 2 teams

    Teagasc Moorepark x 2 teams

    University Hospital Waterford

    AIB Dublin



    The following 11 teams will take part in the recreational blitz:


    Athy College

    Auntie Anne’s

    Baker McKenzie

    Boston Scientific

    Irish Prison Service

    National Ambulance Service

    Pfizer Cork

    St. Kevins Community College, Dunlavin

    Glanbia Kilkenny

    Ard Scoil Trionóide

    Accenture Dublin

  • Badminton, once a thriving sport in Mayo, is being reformed. After a long break the Mayo Badminton Association is organising a new league in which beginners are invited to take part.

    In the 1980's badminton was flourishing all over the country and Mayo was no different. Every village had a club and at least one team participating in the Mayo Leagues. There were four divisions with up to eight teams in each division. Clubs were spread all over the county from Tourmakeady to
    Belmullet and Ballina to Barnacarroll.

    At its peak there were 18 registered clubs in Mayo but due to a variety of reasons interest in the sport at an adult level weaned. However the adult clubs in Ballina, Castlebar, Crossmolina and Westport managed to survive and indeed Ballina went on to win several provincial and All-Ireland titles both as a club and as individuals.

    Surprisingly, those days could be about to return as badminton has begun to make a comeback around the county. After a long break of over ten years the Mayo Badminton Association have decided to try to get clubs involved in a Mayo league and as a first step have organised a beginners or also known as a graded H league. 

    There are four clubs in this league: Ballina, Crossmolina, Crimlin and Straide. The games are played on a home and away basis. The league commenced back in November, to date it has been a success with lots of close matches, super hospitality and new friends made. With two rounds to go it is still all to play for as there is still no clear winner of the league. The winners of this league will go on to represent Mayo in the Connacht Finals.

    The Association hosts a social badminton evening every season where members and non-members of the various clubs meet play badminton and get together over a buffet. There are juvenile mayo championships held each year at under 11,13,15 and 17 age groups and several juvenile players have gone on to successfully compete in competitions all over Ireland.

    Due to the success of the league this season the Mayo Badminton Association will be looking to organise a league again next season. The door is opened for any club to enter for next season and there is help and support available to anyone wishing to set up a juvenile or adult club in the future. If you require any more details about existing clubs or the setting up of new clubs please don¹t hesitate to email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • AIL Division 2C
    Ballina RFC 37-20 Bruff 

  • AIL Division 2C 
    Ballina 45-28 Bangor 

  • Connacht Post Primary Schools Junior B Championship Final 
    Ballinrobe CS 3-07 St Nathy's Ballaghaderreen 3-05 

  • Ballinrobe Duathlon (Run/Bike/Run event) will cause some traffic disruption around the streets of Ballinrobe on Friday February 8th from 6-8pm especially at The Lakeside Sports and fitness centre, Station Road, Ballinrobe and again on Saturday Feb 9th from 8-10am, where participants will be registering.

    Event day:

    On Saturday Feb 9th hundreds of participants will be gathering in Abbey St from 9am with the event start  proper at 10am at the top of Bridge St, running down towards  High st, Carnlecka Rd onto the Cloongowla Rd back to Abbey St from 10am to 10.40am.

    The cycle will take the Claremorris Rd out of town proceeding towards  Robeen and onto the Cloongowla rd regathering at Abbey st.

    The final run will take the participants down through Brewery court and up onto Creagh Rd and onto The Bowers Riverside Walk finishing at Abbey St from 10.50 to 12 noon.

    Please can all motorists slow down and allow 1.5m when passing either runners or cyclists. 


  • Ballinrobe Racecourse today launch their 2019 season at the racetrack, with ten evening race meetings scheduled between April and September, comprising eight National Hunt and two Flat meetings, with total prizemoney of over €1million on offer. 
    One of the highlights of the Ballinrobe fixture list is the McHale Raceday on Tuesday May 28, sponsored by specialist farm machinery company, McHale, now in their sixth year of sponsorship. Feature races on the day include the McHale Mayo National of €50,000 and the McHale Mayo Hurdle of €50,000, both the most valuable races to be run at Ballinrobe this season.
    The Vaughan Shoes Ladies Day on June 24 is also a hugely popular event and this year will be judged by fashion stylist with Ireland AM, Mandy Maher of Catwalk Model Agency, Galway, with a cash prize of €1,500 up for grabs.  With shops in Ballinrobe, Claremorris and Castlebar, Vaughan Shoes is one of the leading shoe store chains in the west of Ireland.
    Family day at Ballinrobe Racecourse takes place on July 22, a meeting which was very well-received by local families last year and a wide range of free, fun activities are planned for children of all ages.
    John Flannelly, Manager of Ballinrobe Racecourse, said: We are delighted to be launching our 2019 racing season here at Ballinrobe. We have an exciting racing programme lined up with record prizemoney. We are delighted that McHale are once again sponsoring the hugely popular McHale Raceday with two races valued at €50,000 on the day. The ever-popular Vaughan Shoes Ladies Day will take place on June 24th this year. I would like to thank all our sponsors, including a number of new sponsors this year for their wonderful support and commitment to Ballinrobe Racecourse over the years. We look forward to welcoming everyone back racing on Friday evening, April 12th.”
    The season kicks off on Friday April 12 with ‘Friday Night Fever’ – a package available to groups of ten or more to include admission, racecard, €5 Tote bet and a glass of wine or a pint, all for €20! For further information and ticket bookings visit
    Ballinrobe Fixtures 2019
    Friday April 12th (e)
    Tuesday 7th May (e)
    Monday 27th May (e)
    Tuesday 28th May (e)
    Monday 24th June (e)
    Monday 22nd July (e)
    Tuesday 23rd July (e)
    Monday 12th August (e)
    Tuesday 27th August (e)
    Friday 20th September (e

  • Ballinrobe will open its doors for the first time this year this evening, where a seven-race card kicks off with the BetVictor Mares Maiden Hurdle at 4.50.

    Champion trainer Willie Mullins looks to hold the key with the Paul Townend-ridden Andalusa, likely to go off a short price.

    Mullins has strong claims in the following Mulholland Bookmakers (C & G) Maiden Hurdle (5.25) as well, with Defy Du Mee and Kolumbus leading the charge.

    One of the more interesting races of the evening is the McGrath Limestone Works Handicap Hurdle (6.00) where Mullins again has strong claims with La Sorelita.

    With the first off at 4.50, the ground at Ballinrobe is yielding.


  • Bonniconlon’s David Walsh and Sligo’s Jonathan Dolan have captured the Men’s Irish Senior Badminton Doubles title today.

    David and Jonathan teamed up for the doubles and booked their place in the final earlier after overcoming the number 1 seeds in their semi-final – Josh McGee and Paul Reynolds.

    Earlier Jonathan also captured the singles title.

  • Both Mayo squads of U12s and u15s are in action at University of Limerick this coming weekend Friday 28th – Sunday 30th June in the Gaynor Cup.

    The 15s begin their group campaign at midday on the Friday facing Kilkenny with a 2nd match later that day at 5 against North Tipperary. They round off their group campaign the following day Saturday 29th with a clash against neighbours Galway at 11. With their group placing then dictating what competition they play in, they will have further games on Saturday afternoon and Sunday. The management team of this group is Roger Clarke, Des O Connor and Emma Gibbons. This talented bunch of girls reached the last 4 of the competition under the same management when they were u12s.

    The 12s play all their round robin matches on the Saturday. First up they face a Western derby with Galway at 1230 followed by a clash with NECSL at 3. They conclude with a game versus South Tipperary at 530 when their final position will be determined. This young side has been together only since February and had excellent workouts in away friendlies with Sligo/Leitrim, Clare and Galway before they took part in the North West Gaynor Qualifier in Longford at the end of April. This 6 team tournament had Midwest, Inishowen, Sligo-Leitrim, Donegal and Longford. Mayo defeated the hosts 2-0 in the Final and actually didn’t concede a goal all day and thus sealed a place in the last 4 of the competition.

    Training has been good since and the girls hosted Sligo-Leitrim in another useful workout and made the long 7 hour plus return journey to Inishowen on Saturday June 22nd to play in the Inishowen Cup. The Squad entered 2 teams on the day in this 10 team competition with both Mayo sides topping their groups but unfortunately both lost out in the Cup Semi Finals on penalties. Fantastic achievement to have had TWO teams in the top 4. This squad is led by Kevin Sheeran with coaches being Micheal Collins and Jessica Lambe. Kevin and Micheal have guided previous girls’ teams at both u14 and u16 levels to 3rd and 4th places respectively and with the 12s now in the last 4 in Ireland it reflects a real consistency in the calibre of players that Mayo clubs are helping to nurture.

  • (Photo credit: Golffile - GUI)

    Castlebar’s Jim McGovern was elected President of the Golfing Union of Ireland at the Union’s Annual General Meeting held at Knightsbrook Hotel & Golf Resort in County Meath on Saturday.

    He becomes the 71st President of the Union and speaking afterwards he said: “I’m looking forward to serving the Union as an ambassador, meeting new people and listening to people to find out their views on how golf can be improved.

    “I hope that our teams and our players will have a good year. I’m really looking forward to watching our amateur players contesting and winning. We have got off to a great start with Conor Purcell winning the Australian Amateur Championship.”

    McGovern assumes the presidency after years of dedicated voluntary service within the game. After retiring from teaching, he served his club as Honorary Secretary for seven years up until 2006. He was elected to the Connacht Provincial Council in 2004, serving as Honorary Secretary for the Branch from 2010 to 2013 before taking over as Chairman in 2014.

    He succeeds John Moloughney in the role.

  • Oliver Kelleher Masters Cup Semi-Finals

    Claremorris 8-3 Westport Utd
    Achill Rovers 3-5 Castlebar Celtic 

  • Castlebar Celtic

    Bryan Mannion 2, Peter Bourke 1

    3 - 5


    David Grant 2, Michael Mullins 1, Pauric Ring 1, Mick Mullee 1

  • Division 2—Round 9

    Swinford ‘C’

    0  v  2





  • Claremorris Squash Club Junior Players made their own club history by winning two Connacht Junior Close titles and one Plate title at the one event at the Connacht Junior Close in Galway over the weekend..

    Leah Bane won the Girls U -15 Title and Nina Wallace won the Girls U-13 Title. Mark Noonan won the Boys U-11 Plate Title. It was one of the biggest Connacht Junior Close events in recent years with 72 children from all over Connacht competing.
    Claremorris Squash Club had 6 players competing and all had a great day out.

  • FAI Schools Minor B Girls National Cup Semi-Final 
    Coláiste Ailigh, Letterkenny 3-2 St Patrick's College Lacken Cross AET 

  • Connacht Juniors Teamsheet



    Location, Date & Time

    Wicklow RFC – 4th May 2019 – Kick Off  2.30pm

    Connacht Team


    Aidan Leech (Creggs RFC)


    Barry Gibbons (Connemara RFC)


    Ian Staunton (Connemara RFC)


    Niall Staunton (Connemara RFC)


    Gerard Ward ( Monivea RFC)


    Brian Diffley (Creggs RFC)


    James Brandon (Creggs RFC)


    TJ Berry (Connemara RFC)


    Micheal O Toole (Connemara RFC)


    Shane Dowd (Creggs RFC)


    Conor Carter (Castlebar RFC)


    David McDonagh (Connemara RFC) Capt.


    Sean Mullin (Sligo RFC)


    Marty Conneely (Connemara RFC)


    Henry O Toole (Connemara RFC)





    Maurice Buckley (Creggs RFC)



    Rory Grenham (Buccaneers RFC)



    Conor Mitchell (Sligo RFC)



    Brian Donohue (Creggs RFC)


    Alan Finnerty (Tuam RFC)


    Joe Keane (Portumna RFC)


    Craig McCormick (Ballina RFC)


    Robert Enright Mooney (Buccaneers RFC)


  • THE Gourmet Food Parlour O’Connor Cup All-Stars and Rising Stars have been announced following a mammoth weekend of action at DIT Broombridge, DIT Grangegorman and Abbotstown, where seven winners were confirmed in the GFP Higher Education Championship Finals. 

    The teams were announced via the Ladies HEC Social Media channels on Tuesday evening and GFP O’Connor Cup Champions University of Limerick (UL) were the big winners, with eight players included on the HEC All Star team.

    Defenders Caoimhe McGrath, Shauna Kelly and Louise Ward all pick up HEC All Star awards, with Fiona McHale named at midfield.

    UL, managed by DJ Collins, have nailed down four of the six forward positions, including the entire inside line, with Shauna Howley, Hannah O’Donoghue, captain Eimear Scally and Róisín Howard all included.

    Runners-up UCD have four players on the team – goalkeeper Linda Bruggener, Kate McGrath, Niamh Collins and Áine McDonagh, while Giles Cup winners Ulster University Jordanstown and Lynch Cup Champions TU Dublin (DIT) are also honoured.

    Claragh Connor and ace forward Aimee Mackin make the cut from UUJ, while competition hosts TU Dublin have Niamh McEvoy on the final XV.

    In total, there are four survivors from the 2018 selection, namely Fiona McHale, Shauna Howley, Aimee Mackin and Eimear Scally.  

    The GFP Rising Stars selection recognises the efforts of players in the fourth, fifth and sixth tier competitions.

    GMIT, the Donaghy Cup winners, lead the way with four players on this team, while there are three players each for Moynihan Cup winners Dundalk IT, Moynihan Cup runners-up Letterkenny IT and Lagan Cup winners Ulster University Magee.

    Marino Institute of Education, the beaten Donaghy Cup Finalists, have two players on the list.


    GFP O’Connor Cup All Stars


    1. Linda Bruggener (UCD) – Kerry
    2. Kate McGrath (UCD) – Waterford
    3. Caoimhe McGrath (UL) – Waterford
    4. Claragh Connor (UUJ) – Derry
    5. Shauna Kelly (UL) – Cork
    6. Louise Ward (UL) – Galway
    7. Niamh Collins (UCD) – Dublin
    8. Niamh McEvoy (TU Dublin) – Dublin
    9. Fiona McHale (UL) – Mayo
    10. Shauna Howley (UL) – Mayo
    11. Aimee Mackin (UUJ) – Armagh
    12. Áine McDonagh (UCD) – Galway
    13. Hannah O’Donoghue (UL) – Kerry
    14. Eimear Scally (UL) – Cork
    15. Róisín Howard (UL) – Tipperary


    GFP Rising Stars 2019


    1. Aoife McColgan (Letterkenny IT) – Donegal
    2. Aisling Nee (Letterkenny IT) - Donegal
    3. Caoimhe Magee (UU Magee) – Tyrone
    4. Ailish Noonan (Dundalk IT) – Longford
    5. Colleen McKenna (Dundalk IT) –Armagh
    6. Kate Fitzgibbon (Marino Institute of Education) - Dublin
    7. Shauna Hynes (GMIT) – Galway
    8. Neasa Byrd (Marino Institute of Education) – Cavan
    9. Amy Wharton (GMIT) - Cavan
    10. Emma McMahon (Letterkenny IT) – Clare
    11. Danielle McManus (UU Magee) - Fermanagh
    12. Stacey Grimes (Dundalk IT) – Meath
    13. Andrea Trill (GMIT) – Galway
    14. Bronagh O’Rourke (GMIT) - Leitrim
    15. Niamh Murray (UU Magee) – Armagh