Mayo Sport

  • Mayo and District Motorsport Club got off to a great start for 2019 with a number of junior class members competing and dominating in the opening round of the Valvoline Forestry Rally Championship which took place in Carrick on Suir on Sunday 20th. In the J1000 class, it was a first day out for Ella Conway who has teamed up with co-driver Jared Gill for the 2019 championship. It was a challenging first event for Ella who had an off on stage three and lost some time but she managed to keep her cool and recovered to get back into the competition and successfully finish the rally in an impressive fifth place in class. Ella is the youngest female driver in the country at the moment and has just turned sixteen. The Newport transition year student had her first experience of competitive motorsport last summer when she took part in two rounds of the Mayo and District Motorsport Club Loose Surface Autocross Championship. Ella finished second in her class in both events. In October she ventured further afield where she competed in the Galway Motor Club Autocross and came home with the ‘Ladies Award’ on the day. The future looks bright for Ella who has inherited her interest in motorsport from her mother Deirdre who was event secretary for the Mayo Stages Rally for the last number of years. Other local competitors having a good day in Carrick on Suir were John Burke co-driver for Reece Pollack who took the honours in the J1000 class and Jason Murphy who was competing in the junior class. After two very successful years in the J1000 class, Jason and codriver Matthew Murphy have stepped up to the junior class and they finished this event in third place. It was a very busy weekend for Jason as the previous night he received awards from both the ‘Western People Mayo Sports Stars’ award in Ballina and at the ‘Night of Champions 2018 Autocross prize giving’ in Shannon.

    Also at the ‘Night of Champions’ prize giving was Ballaghadereen’s Steven Cafferty who took home two top awards. Steven was the winner of the ‘National Loose Championship’ in class three, and he also took second in class three in the ‘Munster Autocross Championship’. 2018 was a very successful year for Steven in Autocross events as he also took third place overall at the Mayo Motorsport Club Awards in December. With the addition of an extra event this year, Steven is hoping to concentrate on the Mayo Motorsport Club Autocross Championship for 2019.

  • This weekend Mayo & District Motorsport club has a large number of members competing in the Midlands Rally which is based in the Longford area.  John Warren and Ruthann O'Connor are competing in their Toyota Corolla; Achill’s Brian Lavelle & Shane Corcoran are out in a Honda Civic; Keith McFadden & Sara McFadden are out in their Renault Clio Cup; another Castlebar duo Gordon Nimmo and Chrystal Culkeen are competing in their Supermacs Ford Fiesta R2; Karl Egan is co driving for Jason Black in a Toyota Starlet; and Paul McGee is co driving for Ian Barrett in a Darrian T90 GTR.

    In the juniors Jason Murphy and Matthew Murphy compete in a Honda Civic; also in a Honda - Ballina’s Derek McCarthy is co-driving for Stephen Reynolds.  Best of luck to all.

    A large team of marshals also travelled to Longford from the club to help out for the day, big thanks to all.


  • Mayo Motorsport Club members are local today for the third Loose Surface Autocross of the year.  The event takes place in the Quarry and there are approximately forty competitors taking part, this is the third round of both the ‘Frank Harrington Challenge’ and the ‘Mayo & District Young Driver Championship’

    Meanwhile, there are two crews competing in Laois today, - John Warren with co-driver Ruthann O’Connor and Andrew Grennan who is co-driving for Vivian Hamill are competing in the Laois Heartlands Mini Stages Rally.

  • Mayo and District Motorsport Club have a number of members competing in the Donegal Forestry Rally today.  Shrule’s Jason Murphy with Matthew Murphy on the notes are competing in the junior class in their Honda Civic  and in the J1000 class Newport’s Ella Conway with Jared  Gill co-driving take to the road in their Peugeot 107.  The event takes place around Bundoran.

    Tomorrow Steven Cafferty from Ballaghadereen travels to Ballycumber to compete in the Clare Motorclub Loose Surface Autocross, this is a round of both the National Autocross Championship and the Munster Autocross Championship.      


  • Mayo Motorsport Club members travel to Limerick to compete today (Sunday) in the Circuit of Munster Rally.  Keith McFadden with Sara McFadden on the notes are competing in class 3 in their Renault Clio, while Ballina’s Derek McCarthy is co-driving for Stephen Reynolds in a Honda Civic.

  • This weekend Mayo and District Motorsport Club members travel to Monaghan for the 2019 Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan Stages Rally.   This event is a round of both the Triton Showers National Rally Championship and the Sligo Pallets Border Rally Championship.

    Karl Egan is co-driving for Jason Black in a Toyota Starlet, they compete in class 11R.  In class 11F, Brian Lavelle and Shane Corcoran are out in their Honda Civic; John Warren and Ruthann O'Connor are competing in their Toyota Corolla in class 13; in class 3 Castlebar crew Keith McFadden with daughter Sara on the notes compete in their Renault Clio; in class 16 Ballina’s Derek McCarthy is co-driving for Stephen Reynolds in a Honda Civic.

    Recce and scrutiny take place on Saturday, with the first car leaving the start line at rally headquarters - the Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan on Sunday morning.

  • Mayo boxer Ray Moylette will fight for the first time since his Castlebar homecoming next month.

    ‘Sugar Ray’ will be in action on a July 12th card in America according to his coach Paschal Collins and

    Full details of the bout will be confirmed in the coming days.

    Encore Boston Harbor is said to be the venue for Moylette’s eighth fight in America. 

    It will be the first time the popular fighter will be in the ring since his lose to tough Mexican Christian Uruzquieta in December. 

    The 29-year-old former amateur standout saw his stock rise in defeat live on TG4 as he got up of the floor twice in a round in front of a vocal and sizable Royal Theatre crowd. 


  • The Mayo County Board have expressed their disappointment at the fixing of Saturday week’s football qualifier game in Newry for 7pm.

    It was confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that the game would be staged at 7pm, much to the surprise and disappointment of many Mayo supporters.

    The Mayo County Board PRO Paul Cunnane told Midwest Sport today that they had emailed the CCCC (Central Competitions Control Committee) on Monday to ask that the game be fixed for an earlier time, given the distance supporters will have to travel to Newry from Mayo.

    He said they were then very disappointed to see that the game had been fixed for 7pm, when the fixtures were confirmed on Tuesday.

    Paul Cunnane told Midwest Sport today that the board is very conscious of supporters’ concerns about the travel time.


    Meanwhile Secretary of Connacht GAA John Prenty is a member of the fixture making committee.

    He told Midwest Sport yesterday there are a number of factors that had to be considered ahead of deciding on the throw in time.

    Down are involved in the Christy Ring Cup Final which is fixed for Croke Park at 2pm on that Saturday. The hurling fixtures, which include the Nicky Rackard Cup Final and Lory Meagher Cup Final, had to take into account counties that are involved in both the football and hurling – like Armagh, Sligo and Leitrim, as well as Down.

    Sunday was also an issue because the Ulster Football Final is on in Clones, with the Down U20s involved in the curtain raiser there.

    The PSNI also had to be consulted about the throw in time and advised the CCCC that an earlier throw in time, such as 5 or 6pm would lead to too much traffic congestion in Newry on a Saturday evening.

  • Masters Championship 
    Round 2 
    Mayo 2-9 Sligo 2-6

  • Mayo started day two of U13 Gaynor cup 2019 with a game against a strong tall and physical Wexford side as with all this weekend Mayo have been up against it in the physical stakes but equal with anyone in football ability.

    The first few mins were dominated by Wexford with a shot from kickoff just going wide, the Mayo  crossbar being hit and a gial ruled out for offside all inside the first 3 mins. Mayo started to get there passing game going and were especially effective down the left wing with Saoirse Byrne and Katie Heaney linking up well.

    It was after 11 mins when Kayla  Doherty fired Mayos first shot at goal just dragging wide. It was a more even game now with Mayo maybe shading possesion and Wexfotd looking dangerous with long balls over the top. On 15 mins and Erin Nash chip just went over the bar after goid work from Doherty, and on 17 minutes the impressive Heaney tested the Wexford stopper with a left footed effort. But on 21 mins Wexford took the lead when one of the long balls worked, a slight mistake in central defence allowed the Speedy Wexford striker in on goal and she slotted the ball home. It was fairly even for the rest of the half with Charlie Benson in goal making a save in injury time low to her right. Some good performances from Mayo in the first half with Maura Hughes dangerous on the right and full backs Beth Roache and Sarah Gough working hard up and down the flanks.

    Half time 1 0 Wexford.

    Mayo Made 5 Subs at halftime with Joanna Gallagher, Emma Walsh, Kaitlyn Dunleavy, Emma Duffy and Amber Hardy entering the fray.

    It was a 2nd half mostly dominated by Mayo with Wexford seeming to play on the break and hit long balls over the Mayo central defenders Aoife Gannon and Suzanne Tuohy. Mayos fresh legs started to get a grip on the game and after 38 mins Mayo levelled the game when Katie Heaney surhed up the left wing and she found Joanne Gallaghers feet she held the ball up brilliantly and knocked a lay off pass to Kayla Doherty on the edged of the boxed and Kayla hit a superbly controlled right foot shot into the far right corner of the net.

    This stung Wexford back into action and soon they were ahead again on 41 mins a goal similar to thier first and Mayo had an uphill battle again. On 47 mins Sarah King came on for Beth Roache. 

    Mayo were pushing hard for the equaliser and totally dominated the last 10 minutes with chances for Doherty, Gallagher and Walsh just off target.

    There was a lengthy stoppage when the Wexford GK clashed with Gallagher in making a brave save. Which led to a long oeriod of stoppage time and Mayo continued to push for a leveller with Amy Cummins coming back on and the pacy Wiki Kaminska replacing Gallagher up front.

    Mayo pushed Suzanne Tuohy up front for the last few minutes and this paid off with the Snugboro girl latching onto a long ball from Aoife Gannon and Mayo had there deserved equaliser. Emily Vahey came on for the last few minutes and Mayo were unlucky not to get a winner as they were unable to fashion one more clear chance.

    2 all.

    A great squad effort.

    This leaves Mayo 3rd in the group and will be playing Waterford at 430 in the plate semi final.

  • Mayo’s handballers contested five Connacht Finals last night at various venues with contrasting outcomes.

    Belcarra’s Claire Reynolds lost out in the Ladies Minor Singles decider to Galway's Niamh Heffernan while Martin McAndrew and Tommie Harrington of Mayo also lost out in their provincial finals to Galway and Sligo opposition.

    Mayo’s Jonathan Conroy claimed the Junior B singles title with a hard-fought 21-15, 21-20 victory over John Lawlor of Galway while Ballaghaderreen’s Joe McCann had an expected win over Ollie Conway on a 21-13, 21-6 scoreline in the Over 35 A Final

    Michael Ginley  has a fine 21-11, 21-12 victory over Michael Tormey from Boyle in the Silver Masters A Singles Final at Collooney last night.

    Mayo’s Lorcan Conlon and Kevin Geraghty are in action today in further finals at Lisacul while Seamus Hughes and Pat Hayes line out for Mayo on Sunday at Curraghboy.

  • Kennedy Cup Quarter Final 
    Mayo 1-1 Kildare 
    Mayo win 3-1 on penalties 

    Mayo now face Carlow in Semi-Final at 3pm this afternoon 

  • The Mayo Ladies Football Manager Peter Leahy has hit out at the LGFA for what he describes as ‘outrageous’ treatment which he was subjected to following a walkout by a number of players last summer.

    Speaking to the Irish Independent, Leahy said that he was appalled that the LGFA didn’t make any contact with him during the period the situation was taking place and believes they missed a huge opportunity.

    He says he believes the governing body shot themselves in the foot by allowing his name to be dragged through the mud and believes it sends a worrying message to other men involved in the ladies game.

    Leahy told the paper that he believes it was a huge opportunity for the LGFA to come out and say we are not going to allow players to slander people without facts.


  • Division 1 

    Kilmoremoy 3-09 Louisburgh 3-18

    Charlestown 1-05 Knockmore 4-12

    Hollymount 0-07 Castlebar Mitchels 2-06

    Carnacon 7-13       Moy Davitts 3-08

    Division 2

    St Brigids 3-08 Cill Chomain 4-15 

    Div 3A

    Claremorris B 2-06 Breaffy 1-08



    DIV 3B

    Davitts 4-12 The Neale 2-14



  • Senior League Division 1 Rd. 3 Results 

    Louisbugh 6-10 Castlebar Mitchels 1-08

    Charlestown 1-06 Burrishoole 0-11

    Knockmore 1-13 Carnacon 2-08 

    Moy Davitts 0-14 Hollymount 1-04

    Senior League Div 2 Results Rd 3 

    Kilmovee Shamrocks 5-14 Kilmoremoy 3-10

    Claremorris A v Cill Chomain PP 

    Westport A 2-07 CL McHale Rovers 4-15 

    St Brigids 1-04 Swinford Killasser 5-25

    Senior League Division 3 Rd 

    Davitts 4-15 Parke KC 2-07 
    St Marys V Kiltimagh -PP
    Ballyhaunis 7-11 The Neale 3-15

    Kiltane V Breaffy PP due to a bereavement 
    Achill 3-04 Westport B 5-06
    Tourmakeady 10-26 Kilmeena 3-00

    1. Michelle Treacy Westport
    2. Nicola O’Malley Westport
    3. Roisin Flynn Knockmore
    4. Feena McManamon  Burrishoole
    5. Kathryn Sullivan Castlebar Mitchels
    6. Clodagh McManamon Burrishoole
    7. Ciara McManamon Burrishoole
    8. Sinéad Cafferky Kilmovee Shamrocks
    9. Dayna Finn Kiltimagh
    10. Tamara O’Connor Cill Chomáin
    11. Emma Needham Louisburgh
    12. Niamh Kelly Moy Davitts
    13. Fiona Doherty Moy Davitts
    14. Rachel Kearns L. McHale Rovers
    15. Grace Kelly Moy Davitts
    16. Laura Brennan Hollymount
    17. Ciara Whyte Kilmoremoy
    18. Maria Reilly Kiltane
    19. Alannah Duffy Hollymount
    20. Lisa Cafferky Kilmovee Shamrocks
    21. Siobhan Wilson Moy Davitts
    22. Rebecca Waldron Davitts
    23. Ann Sheridan Burrishoole
    24. Amy Halligan The Neale
    25. Roísín Durkin Swinford Killasser
    26. Natasha Gaughan Moy Davitts
    27. Lisa McManamon Castlebar Mitchels
    28. Nicola Meehan Charlestown
    29. Natalie Prendergast Louisburgh
    30. Sarah Rowe Kilmoremoy
  • Name Present Club New Club
    Shaun McElwaine Fanad Utd Claremorris
    Danny O'Leary Carbury FC Manulla
    Ultan McKenna Arrow Harps Castlebar Celtic
    Jonathan Burke Manulla Swinford
    Richard Dalton Ballyglass Swinford
    Christopher Breen Ballyheane Bonagee 
    Matthew Barran Conn Rangers Moy Villa
    Ciaran Gaughan Ballina Town Moy Villa
    Aidan Gaughan Ballina Town Moy Villa
    Paul O'Boyle Ballina Town Moy Villa
    Colm Kelly Swinford Kiltimagh Knock Utd
    Gavin Groarke Swinford Kiltimagh Knock Utd
  • Mayo Football League
    Monthly Award Winners - August 

    Team of the Month (Sponsored by Hastings Insurance Brokers)
    Ballyhaunis Town 

    Manager of the Month 
    John Conway/Philip Devers Ballina Town B 

    Footballer of the Month (Sponsored by the Sheepwalk Bar Swinford)
    Superleague - Jackson deSilva Manulla
    Premier League - Gary Higgins Ballyhaunis Town 
    League One - Jason Muldoon Ballina Town B 
    League Two - Niall Kitching Claremorris B 

    Young Footballer of the Month (Sponsored by Oliver Kelleher)
    Eoin Prendergast Conn Rangers 

  • Masters Award Winners

    Players of Month for January 2019:
    Division 1----------John Kelly, Manulla  
    Division 2----------Stephen Gallagher, Straide & Foxford Utd

    Team of the Month:
    January----------------Straide & Foxford Utd

  • Elverys Sports Super League—Round 16


    0  v  3


    Westport Utd

    2  v  0

    Castlebar Celtic


    Castlecourt Hotel Premier League—Round 16

    Fahy Rovers

    2  v  2

    Ballyhaunis Town

    Ballyglass ‘B’

    2  v  2

    Achill Rovers


    4  v  3

    Glenhest Rovers