Mayo Sport

  • Both Connacht GAA Post Primary Schools Senior A Round 1 games due to take place today have been postponed due to frozen pitches. New dates will be announced on Monday.

  • Allianz Hurling League
    Divisiion 2A 
    Mayo 0-17 Meath 0-17 

    Division 1B 
    Galway 1-27 Laois 2-15 

    Division 3A 
    Roscommon 3-18 Louth 1-11 

    Division 3B 
    Sligo 2-14 Fermanagh 1-16 
    Cavan 2-09 Leitrim 1-11 

     

  • Cora Staunton is staying with the Greater Western Sydney Giants for a third season.

    The 11-time All-Star has joined Donegal's Yvonne Bonner is signing a new contract with the Giants.

    Cora enjoyed another solid season with the Giants in 2019 and has resigned for another year.

  • Former Mayo star Cora Staunton has suffered a double leg break playing Aussie Rules for her club the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

    Cora has been playing for the club for the past two seasons. The Giants confirmed that Cora had suffered a break to both the tibia and fibula bones in her right leg.

    She will undergo tests to establish the full extent of the injury before she has surgery.

    Cora recently signed  a new contract with the club to play with them in 2020.

  • Irish Show Jumping development team manager Michael Blake has named a five man squad for the first Longines FEI Nations Cup competition of the 2019 season, which takes place next Sunday February 17th at Deeridge Farms in Wellington, Florida, USA as part of the 2019 Palm Beach Masters Series.

    Six teams, Canada, Colombia, Ireland, Israel, Mexico and USA will line-out, in what is the only qualifier to be held in the U.S. for the 2019 Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup Final in Barcelona, Spain, next Autumn.

    The Irish squad for the Wellinton Nations Cup is as follows:

    Mayo’s Cormac Hanleywith VDL Cartello– owned by Heathman Farm LLC
    Offaly’s Darragh Kenny with Babalou 41– owned by Jack Snyder
    Limerick’s Paul O’Shea with Skara Glen’s Machu Picchu – owned by Machu Picchu Partners LLC
    Down’s Conor Swailwith Rubens LS La Silla – owned by Rose Hill Farm
    Cork’s Shane Sweetnam with Indra van de Oude Heihoef – owned by The Blue Buckle Group

    Ireland will be led by development team manager Michael Blake, who has handed a first senior Nations Cup call up to 21-year-old Cormac Hanley from Claremorris Co Mayo

    “I think we have a very strong squad for this first Nations Cup of the season and I am confident we can do a good job. Cormac Hanley makes his first appearance on a senior Nations Cup squad after some very good recent performances and he adds a mix of youth to what is an experienced squad. There are some very strong teams in action, including the USA who have included four of their World Equestrian Games team and we are looking forward to what promises to be a great competition,” commented Blake.

    Ireland, as a European Nation, will not be eligible for league points in Wellington. Their first points-scoring outing under team manager Rodrigo Pessoa in Europe Division 1 will come at La Baule in France on May 19th.

  • Dates, times and venues have been confirmed for the TP Brennan Connacht Cup and Shield Finals. 

    The cup final will take place on Sunday May 26th at Eamon Deacy Park in Galway as Manulla face Corrib Rangers with a 3pm kick off. 

    The Shield Final is fixed for Sunday May 19th at 3pm in Solar 21 Park in Castlebar as Manulla B or Knocknacarra face Killala. 

     

  • T P Brennan ConnachtCup Quarter Final Fixtures Sunday 4th March 2018

     

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             Castlebar Celtic

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    Merville Utd/Achill Rovers (March 11th)

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                  Renmore

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    Carbury FC

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                  St Peters FC

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    Ballisodare Utd/West Utd

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            Boyle Celtic/St Bernards

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    Mervue Utd

     

    T P Brennan ConnachtShield Quarter Final Fixtures Sunday 4th March 2018

     

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                 Real Tubber

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    West Coast Utd

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                 Kilkerrin Utd

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    Manulla B

  • The 2019 Fota Island Resort FAI Gaynor Tournament was launched in Limerick today, with each team finding out who they would play.

    The make-up of the groups for the tournament was decided in a draw which took place in Limerick City and County Council offices. 

    Chairperson of the FAI Women's Football Committee Niamh O’Donoghue oversaw the draw which was conducted by FAI Vice-President Noel Fitzroy, Mick Hanley and Fergal Harte from tournament lead sponsor, Fota Island Resort.

    The event also saw the official launch of this year’s tournament, which will take place over two weekends in June in the University of Limerick.

    Under-13 teams will take to the pitches on the weekend of June 1, 2 and 3, while the Under-15s will play from June 27 to June 30 for their respective ages’ Cups.

    The two weekends will also see U13 and U15 clubs compete for the tournament’s Trophies.

    Speaking at the launch, Niamh O’Donoghue talked of the importance of the role of the tournament in the development of female football players.

    She said: “I am very proud to be involved in the official launch and draw for the 2019 Fota Island Resort FAI Gaynor Tournament. It is a tournament with a proud tradition and we are all very much looking forward to this year’s competition at the University of Limerick – which is a fantastic venue – in June.

    “The tournament has been on the go now, in one form or another, for 20 years. And in that time, it has gone from strength to strength. I would like to thank Fota Island Resort for their continued support for the competition, which enables us to develop the tournament even further each year.”

    Fergal Harte, from the Fota Collection reiterated the Fota Island Resort’s keen support for the tournament.

    He said: “We’re absolutely delighted to sponsor the Gaynor Tournament again this year. It’s a pleasure for us to be back involved in the tournament for our third year running. During that time, we’ve had the privilege of witnessing the progression and growth not only of the tournament, but of Irish women’s football in general.

    “We jumped at the opportunity to first associate ourselves with a prestigious competition that we see as being integral to the development of women’s football in Ireland and we’ve never had cause to regret that decision since. We’re proud to have been welcomed into the football family and to be part of the grassroots of women’s football.”

    2019 Fota Island Resort FAI Gaynor Tournament Draw

    U13 Tournament
    Group 1

    MGL South
    Midlands
    Limerick County
    Waterford

    Group 2
    MGL North
    Cork or South Tipperary
    Wexford
    Mayo

    Group 3
    Sligo/Leitrim
    Galway
    Inishowen
    North Tipperary

    Group 4
    Cork or South Tipperary
    Donegal
    Limerick Desmond
    Kildare

    U13 Trophy
    Longford
    NECSL
    Clare
    Kerry

    U15 Tournament
    Group 1

    Cork
    NECSL
    Carlow
    Inishowen

    Group 2
    MGL North
    MGL South
    Limerick Desmond
    Wexford

    Group 3
    Sligo/Leitrim
    South Tipperary
    Donegal
    Waterford

    Group 4
    Galway
    Mayo
    Kilkenny
    North Tipperary

    U15 Trophy
    Mid Western
    Midlands
    Kildare
    Limerick County
    Clare
    Kerry 

  • TP Brennan Connacht Cup Fixtures 2018/2019

    Round: Last 16

    Date: Sunday 10th March 2019 K.O. – 2pm

     

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    West Utd

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    Corrib Rangers

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    NUI Galway

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    Merville Utd

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    Manulla FC

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    Strand Celtic

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    Ballina Town

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    Claremorris FC

     

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    West Coast Utd

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    Boyle Celtic

     

     

    All Cup & Shield Games decided on the day if still a draw after full time plus one period of extra time (10 minutes e/w) FIFA Rules on Penalty’s to apply. Any Club/Team forfeiting a fixture will be removed from the competition and disciplinary action will follow.

     

    TP Brennan Connacht Shield Fixtures 2018/2019

    Round: Last 16

    Date: Sunday 10th March 2019 K.O. – 2pm

     

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    Ballinasloe Town B

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    Killala

     

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    Mervue Utd B

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    Roscommon Utd

     

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    East Utd

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    Manulla B

     

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    Bearna Na Forbacha

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    Cam Celtic

     

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    Real Tubber

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    Knocknacarra

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    Cartron Utd

     

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    Kinvara Utd

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    West Utd B

     

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    Glen Celtic

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    St Bernards B

     

  • MICK Bohan’s Dublin team for Saturday evening’s Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 clash with Mayo at Croke Park (5.0) shows seven changes to the selection that lined out against Tipperary in round 2 of the competition.

    And Bohan’s options are boosted considerably with the return of the last two Senior Players’ Player of the Year winners – team captain Sinéad Aherne and Noelle Healy – to the squad, along with six-time All Star Sinead Goldrick.

    Aherne, Healy and Goldrick all feature in a Dublin matchday squad for the first time in 2019, while Bohan has shuffled his pack from the start for a repeat of last year’s Division 1 League final clash with visitors Mayo.

    Goalkeeper Rachel Fleming, who made her Dublin senior debut against Tipperary, is replaced by regular netminder and All Star Ciara Trant, while there are six alterations further out the field.

    Niamh Collins, Emma McDonagh, Lucy Collins, Hannah O’Neill, Oonagh Whyte and Niamh McEvoy are named in the starting line-up, ahead of Rachel Ruddy, Kate Fitzgibbon, Sarah Fagan, Jennifer Dunne, Carla Rowe and Siobhan Killeen.

    Dublin are chasing a second successive victory in 2019 Lidl National League while Mayo are hoping to bounce back from defeat to Donegal last time out.

    Mayo boss Peter Leahy has named an unchanged team as Mayo prepare for their first visit to Croke Park since the 2017 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Final.

    Dublin:C Trant; M Byrne, N Collins, E McDonagh; A Kane, S McGrath, L Magee; L Collins, O Carey; N Owens, S Woods, H O’Neill; O Whyte, L Davey, N McEvoy.

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    The fixtures have been confirmed for the National U15 SSE Airtricity League. 

    Mayo League will be in Group 2 and will be away to Athlone Town in their opening game on Sunday March 25th, at home to Sligo Rovers on April 8th, at home to UCD on April 15th, away to Bray Wanderers on Arpil 22nd, at home to Longford Town on April 29th. 

    Mayo will travel to face Shamrock Rovers on May 13th, entertain Cabinteely on May 20th, Athlone Town on May 27th, travel to face Sligo Rovers on July 1st, UCD on July 8th, entertain Bray Wanderers on July 15th and are away to Longford Town on July 22nd. 

    The last two round robin fixtures see Mayo entertain Shamrock Rovers on July 29th and away to Cabinteely on August 12th. 

  • Four Mayo men, who would go on to excel in sport in their adopted countries will have their ‘untold’ stories told in an exhibition from Friday.

    The North Mayo Heritage Centre is hosting an exhibition on four Mayo men who went on to achieve sporting greatness outside of Ireland.

    The exhibition runs from Friday until the 3rd of November in the Heritage centre in Enniscoe, Crossmolina.

    They tell the story of

    Jim Donnelly:  who had stints as a manager, or coach at Inter Milan and elsewhere.

    Jimmy Walsh: a two time winner of the World Series with the New York Yankees.

    Pat Tunney: who was among Connacht’s first ever pro rugby players.

    And Jimmy Murphy: who won the American drivers’ championship twice.

    This exhibition will open on Friday 20th September with a special preview event and will run until 3rd November 2019.

  • The National Girl 1 to 6 Championships concluded at the National Stadium today after three weekends of exciting and competitive boxing.

    57 champions were crowned amid a tremendous atmosphere at the home of Irish boxing.

    The 2019 Championships was completed over 188 bouts.

    Girl 1 to 6 National Championships National Stadium Dublin

    Saturday, May 18

    Finals

    Girl 3 Finals

    45kg Sophia Elstone (Ardnaree) beat Rebecca Kavanagh (Mulhuddart) 4-1
    59kg Gabrielle Mongan (Whitechurch) beat Hope Gallagher (Achill) 5-0

    Girl 5 Finals

    50kg Georgina Sheridan (Tipperary Town) beat Kelly Heffernon (Geesala) 5-0
    63kg Aimee Carey (Geesala) beat Rebecca Hennessy (Togher) RSC1

    Girl 6 Finals

    80kg Bethany Doocey (Castlebar) beat Kim Whelan (St Brigids Kildare) RSC1

  • HOMELAND U14 LEAGUE DIVISION 1 CUP

    Bohola Moy Davitts

    8-15 v 3-17

    Clár Chlainne Mhuiris

       

    HOMELAND U14 LEAGUE DIVISION 2 CUP

    Aghamore

    3-13 v 4-9

    Erris St. Pats

       

    HOMELAND U14 LEAGUE DIVISION 3 CUP

    Ballintubber

    1-9 v 3-7

    Davitts

       

    HOMELAND U14 LEAGUE DIVISION 4 CUP

    Balla

    5-9 v 4-10

    Hollymount-Carramore

       

    HOMELAND U14 LEAGUE DIVISION 5 CUP

    Kilmovee Shamrocks

    5-12 v 3-6

    Achill

       

     

  • SFAI Subway U-12 Inter League Fixtures Saturday 23rd February 2019 

     

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    Longford

     

     

     

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  • Westport United FC is delighted to announce that John Russell has been appointed as the new manager of the club’s Super League team. John’s recent coaching background is of the highest calibre, and he is the current FAI Regional Development Officer for Sligo and John has vast experience of playing the game at elite national level, having played football in the League of Ireland for the last 15 years for Galway Utd, St. Patrick’s Athletic and Sligo Rovers with noteworthy success, having won two FAI Cups, a League title, a League Cup and the Setanta Sports Cup. His footballing talents at underage also earned him recognition at an international level where he has been capped by the Republic of Ireland at Schoolboys and U.19 level.

    Since starting to work on his coaching badges, he holds coaching qualifications in UEFA

    Elite A Youth Licence, UEFA A Licence Coach, Level 2 Coach Education Tutor with Coaching Ireland and Level 2 Child Welfare Tutor. John is well noted for his meticulous preparation and possesses excellent organisational and implementation skills to ensure his teams are rehearsed in the finer points of the game.

    When asked what it means to managing such a prestigious junior football club such as

    Westport United, John Russell stated ‘I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to manage Westport United Football Club. It is an impressive club with great history and I look forward to working with all the players and staff. The season is nearly upon us so we will be busy over the next few weeks getting the players ready for the start of what will hopefully be an exciting year.’

    Club Chairman, Myles Staunton welcomed the appointment of John Russell, saying ‘As a progressive football club, Westport United is delighted to secure the services of John Russell as manager of our Super League side and his credentials tick all the boxes as we look to take our flagship team to the next level. Everyone here is looking forward to working with John who will bring a fresh voice and different ideas to the dressing room and we are looking forward to some very exciting times ahead at United Park under John’s stewardship.’  The appointment of someone of John’s calibre and experience reflects the club’s ambition to take the Super League team to the next level in terms of Connaught and the FAI Junior competitions.  There is no reason why a club like Westport United should not be competing at the end game of such competitions.

    Everyone at Westport United FC is excited that John will bring a level of professionalism to the role, which will hopefully bring our club to the next level with the players looking forward to working under him and we are sure that John will have no doubt that he will receive a great Westport welcome by our loyal supporters who give him their full support.

    I would like to thank the club’s selection committee, Stephen Duffy (Chairman), Padraig Burns, Ray McLoughlin and Michael McDonagh and the contribution of Michael McDonnell, the Club’s Vice Chairman for undertaking a thorough selection process resulting in an excellent appointment, which has been ratified by the club committee.

    Finally, I would like to thank the Castlecourt Hotel for their loyal and ongoing sponsorship of the Super League team which is much appreciated.

  • The Kilmovee community celebrated their 10th Annual10k in aid of Mayo Roscommon Hospice and Kilmovee Shamrocks GAA on Saturday afternoon. Community spirit and brilliant local organization came together once again on a lovely April day, providing all those taking part with a wonderful sporting occasion.

    Racing conditions were excellent – calm and dry for the record field of 596 runners and walkers on this flat course which has one short uphill section in the final kilometre at Kilcashel.

    The race winner was Ray Hynes (Donore Harriers) in 32:49 just outside the course record of 32:00 set in 2017 by Gary Thornton (GCH). Ray also won in 2018. He was just under a minute ahead of Alan Kelly (Ballina AC ) in second place 33:46 with Brendan Conway (Westport AC) third in 34:15.

    The first woman finisher was Edel Reilly (Hollymount ) in 39:34.

    Colette Tuohy (Mayo AC) who won a National 10k gold medal in her W50 category was second in another great time 39:45 with Sarah Syron  (Mayo AC) an excellent third in 40:06. Their clubmates Angela O’Connor 42:27 and Paula Donnellan 44:30 were next across the line in brilliant form.

    Carnacon 8k winner John Higgins was Mayo AC's first finisher – 5th overall in 35:52  with W50 winner Tom Prendergast 37:44 and Tony O’Malley 38:08 close behind.

    Mayo AC had 35 competitors in action - a great turnout from the club and some achieved personal best finish times – well done to all and congratulations to the prizewinners.

    It was the third event in the 2019 Mayo AC Club League, and points achieved by  club members who competed will be added to tables and published soon. The next race in the league kis the Run for Boylo 10k at Foxford on Sunday April 28.   

    Complete results from Kilmovee and a full list of Mayo AC finishers is at www.mayoac.com

    Prizewinners:

    Senior Men 1: Ray Hynes  (Donore Harriers ) 32:49 2:  Alan Kelly (Ballina AC) 33:46(33:45) 3: Brendan Conway (Westport  AC) 34.15(34.14)

    Senior Women 1 Edel Reilly (Hollymount) 39:34(39.30) 2: Colette Tuohy  (Mayo AC) 39:45(39.42) 3  Sarah Syron (Mayo AC) 40:06(40.03)

    Men over 35 1: Sean Burke  Tuam AC) 35:32(35.30) 2: Dwayne Flynn 35:59(35.56)

    Women over 35 1: Ciara Duffy 41:45(41.45); 2 Paula Prendergast 44:25(44.22)

    Women over 50 1 Angela O’Connor 42:27(42.22), 2 Mary Crowe 43.31(43.31)

    Men over 50 1 Tom Prendergast 37:44(37.42),  2 Garret Bracken 38:20(38.17)

    U18 Junior Men 1 Rory Gallagher 39:52(39.51); 2 Rory Callaghan 41:57(41.45)

    U18 Junior Women 1 Rachel Lawlor 47:15(47.06)

    Teachers Competition –  Michael McDonnell Memorial Shield Trophy was won by Bill Carty (Sligo AC) of Killavil National School who finished in 38:20(38.19).

  • After a challenging opening day yesterday, Ronan Denning and Karl Egan who are up against rally leaders Craig Breen and Paul Nagle in the International Category are running 6th in class RC4 and 22nd overall.    In the historic category Jared Gill co-driving for Ray Cunningham are leading in class B2 in their Mini Cooper.  The junior category is run over one day and Crossmolina’s Brian Moore with co-driver Dylan Doohan take to the road today in their Honda Civic.

  • Conditions were perfect for the return of the Mayo Stages Rally to Achill Island. After the success of last year’s event, Clerk of the Course Trevor O’Connell and his team rose to the occasion to make an every bigger and more spectacular event. With the addition of a new stage this year the first round of the Triton Showers National Rally Championship and opening round of the Sligo Pallets Border Championship kicked off in style. Declan Boyle & James O’Reilly took the lead from early on and held on to it. Following close by in second place was Josh Moffett who had Keith Moriarty on the notes. Antrim’s Desi Henry and Liam Moynihan took 3rd, with last year’s winner Joseph McGonigle & Ciaran Geaney coming in 4th. In 5th place was Niall Maguire and his navigator Enda Sherry; next up were Aidan Wray and Kieran McGrath in a Mitsubishi Evo 10, they took 6th place. Stuart Darcy and Keith McCarthy in an eye catching Darrian T9 were 7th. Just out of the workshop with their brand new Ford Fiesta R5, Brendan Cumiskey and Stephen McAule were delighted with its performance and came 8th. Following closely in 9th place were Chris Armstrong who had Chris Melly on the notes. Donagh Kelly and picked up a puncture after stage 3 and limped his way back from 46th on one occasion to finish in 10th place.
    Closer to home, Mayo & District Motorsport Club member had a mixed day. James McGreal & Chris Mitchell, had a good day out in their Mitsubishi Evo 6, the duo came 2nd in class 15 and 43rd overall. James & Chris were the first Mayo crew home and were proud recipients of the Margaret McGreal Award.
    Crossmolina’s Stephen Gallagher with Mark Taheny on the notes had a fantastic first day out in their Honda Civic, they led their class for most of the afternoon. They came 1st in class 1 and came 44th overall.
    John Duffy & John Egan in their Honda Integra were in flying form, they had little to correct at either service and came 1st in class 3 and were 46th overall. Derek Bolton & Ronan Moore had a steady start in their Subaru Impreza and they maintained their position during the day to take 3rd in class 15 and 49th overall. Ronan Denning & Karl Egan had a great start in their Citroen C2R2, despite some electronic issues after the second loop, they recovered to take 1st in class 2 and 50th overall.
    Belcarra brothers, Colm Connor & James Connor came 6th in class 11F and 51st overall in their Toyota Corolla. They picked up the 1st place Mayo Club award. Martin Cawley & Kenneth Langan had a good day out in their Peugeot 205; despite leaking fuel after stage 3 that their crew sorted in service, which brought them home in 2nd place in class 10 and 55th overall – their best finish yet to date.
    Barry Cuffe & Stephen McGing came 6th in class 11R in their Ford Escort Mk 2 and were 59th overall. Despite some problems with a wheel bearing on the road section between stage 1 and 2, they rejoined on Rally 2 after the first loop, they took home the 2nd place Mayo Club award. Trisha Greavy was flying the flag on behalf of the ladies, coming 9th in class 11F and 60th overall in her Honda Civic with her brother Brendan Greavy on the notes, they took 3rd place in the Mayo Club awards. Gordon Nimo & Kerrill Dempsey were out for their first trip in their Supermacs sponsored Ford Fiesta. They came 10th in class 11F and 61st overall. Achill men Brian Lavelle & Daniel Kilbane in a class 11F Honda Civic had issues after the first loop and rejoined the event on Rally 2 for the final loop. They fought hard to finish in 62nd place and 11th in class 11F. Another Achill man - Peter McManamon with John McCarthy on the notes in their Peugeot 205 GTI had a good day out on home soil, they came 3rd in class 10 and 64th overall, after finishing under rally 2 rules. In the Juniors Noel Murphy & John Burke in their Honda Civic EK4 came 7th in class 16.
    A number of club members were not so lucky on the day. Tony Langdon and Chrystal Culkeen were unfortunate when towards the end of stage 1, their Honda Integra lost its sump; they subsequently lost reverse & 5th gear so weren’t able to rejoin on Rally 2. Shane Buckley & Lorcan Moore’s day came to an early end when they went out on their second trip around the scenic Atlantic Drive in their Honda Civic, however Shane took home the Eddie O’Hora award for the fastest Mayo & District member on Stage 1.

    Margaret McGreal Award – Highest placed Mayo & District crew – James McGreal & Chris Mitchell
    Eddie O’Hora Award – Fastest Mayo & District on stage 1 – (2wheel drive modified on) Shane Buckley
    Robert Masterson Award – highest placed driver in class 13 - Mickey Conlon, Monaghan
    Bob Kelly Perpetual Award - Fastest Rear Wheel Drive (finisher) - Stuart Darcy, Donegal

  • The two-day National Hunt May racing festival at Ballinrobe takes place on Monday May 27 and Tuesday May 28, incorporating one of the highlights of the 2019 Ballinrobe fixture list, McHale raceday, sponsored by local specialist farm machinery company, McHale, now in its sixth year of sponsorship.

     
    The feature races on Tuesday, the McHale Mayo National and the McHale Mayo Hurdle, are the most valuable races at Ballinrobe this year, both offering prize-money of €50,000.  Another highlight of the evening is the McHale Tiger Roll Beginners Steeplechase.  Tiger Roll won his Beginners Chase at Ballinrobe in 2016, and went on to become the first horse since the legendary Red Rum in 1974 to win back-to-back Aintree Grand Nationals. 

    Monday evening May 27 features the €30,000 Monroe’s Live Mares Handicap of €30,000.
     
    John Flannelly, Manager of Ballinrobe Racecourse, said:
    “We are really looking forward to our upcoming two-day race meeting. We are fortunate to have great sponsors for both days. The McHale raceday on Tuesday is one the highlights of the racing season here at Ballinrobe and we are delighted that McHale are sponsoring again for the sixth year. We look forward to welcoming back all our loyal supporters for some great racing.”
     
    Padraic McHale, Managing Director of McHale, commented:
    “Once again McHale are delighted to sponsor at our local racecourse this year. Our relationship with the racecourse has developed greatly over the years and we look forward to another exciting days racing on May 28.”
     
    Racing begins at 5:45pm on Monday and 5:30pm on Tuesday and racegoers can enjoy live music by Streetwise in the Mask Pavilion on both evenings.
     
    Book online at www.ballinroberacecourse.ie and receive a special 25% discount off McHale raceday admission tickets (limited time only).   There are also great offers available to groups – for further information contact the office on 094-9541811, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
     

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