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  • Galway club Corofin will travel to the Big Apple next week for a challenge match with New York, as the Exiles prepare for what they hope will be a first ever win in the Connacht senior football championship next month.

    New York have gone close to defeating Galway and Roscommon in recent years in the championship, and have invited the recently crowned All-Ireland club champions to come to New York next week to play a warm-up game.

    The Galway club, who recently won their third All-Ireland club title, will use the trip as a fundraising event and also to celebrate their recent national crown and their success of 2015.

    Corofin club chairman Michael Ryder says they will be bringing the players from 2015 as well, and it’s a reward for the current side and the 2015 squad.

    The Corofin footballers will fly out next Thursday and the match against New York will take place that evening in Gaelic Park.

    New York will be hoping for their first championship win when they take on Leitrim at Gaelic Park on May 6.

  • The County Mayo Foundation, based in New York, has partnered this Christmas with Safe Home Ireland, to raise awareness among the Irish diaspora, and to raise funds for the Mulranny-based organisation.

    Safe Home Ireland is a not-for-profit organisation, which assists Irish emigrants across the globe who wish to return to Ireland.

    Since its foundation 18 years ago, Safe Home Ireland has helped over 2,000 people to return home to live in Ireland.

    The County Mayo Foundation connects Mayo emigrants across the world with community development initiatives back in Mayo, and Safe Home Ireland hopes the new partnership with the County Mayo Foundation will enhance their profile in the United States.

  • Connacht Senior Football Championship Quarter Final 
    Mayo 1-21 
    New York 0-04 

  • Mayo GAA, Mayo County Council and Intersports Elverys have come together for a very special campaign in celebration of one of the best-loved days of the year. This year’s #MayoDay on Saturday 4th May will be celebrated in Mayo, New York and around the globe. To mark the day in a special way, a strictly limited-edition Mayo Day GAA jersey will be worn by the county’s footballers for their first-round championship game against New York in Gaelic Park on Sunday 5th May.

    The inspiration behind the #MayoDayJersey campaign comes from Mayo people, both at home and abroad, their pride and passion for the green and red has been running through the veins of Mayo, and the streets of New York for centuries. The Mayo Day jersey is an emblem for all the men and women who wear and have worn the colours with great pride, as we do here in Mayo.ie.

    The retro design of the jersey reflects the quintessential GAA look and is modelled on the traditional style of a football jersey as a nod to the many pride-filled days in MacHale Park, Croke Park and Gaelic Park, where the green and red of Mayo has shone brightly from the stands.

    Speaking of today’s exciting announcement, Peter Hynes, CE of Mayo County Council says “Mayo Day is an award-winning campaign that connects with our Mayo people around the globe. It is a unique initiative, in that we are the first and only County that celebrates the achievements of our people, our rich heritage, culture and community spirit on one dedicated day. if you are from Mayo, have visited Mayo or, like many people, have a Grá for Mayo, Mayo Day connects us all on this one special day. This joint campaign for Mayo Day 2019 reinforces the pride and passion of the green and red that runs through the veins of Mayo people irrespective of where they are located in the world”

    Mike Connolly Chairperson of the County Board outlined “Mayo GAA touches the lives of so many people at home and abroad through our clubs and our county teams. The combination of both Mayo Day and Mayo GAA into one campaign of green and red, is momentous and we hope people will get behind it whether they are at the match or enjoying Mayo Day at home or further afield!”

    Manager of the Mayo Football team James Horan said “It is great to be part of the launch of the Commemorative jersey which will be worn for the New York game as part of this year’s Mayo Day celebrations. Putting on a Mayo jersey is a huge source of pride for every Mayo player and is something that they are very aware of. We want to thank Mayo.ie for all their support for the Mayo team and for running the #MayoDay campaign over the past 5 years.”

    Managing Director at Elverys, Pat Rowland outlined “We are delighted to work with MAYO.IE and Mayo County Board on this campaign. The Mayo Day campaign has garnered worldwide attention over the last five years and the MayoDay jersey is a perfect fit for 2019.  Our designers here at Elverys worked closely with mayo.ie on the design of this limited-edition Retro style jersey which has already been received positively by players and supporters alike”.

  • A  Mayo man and his wife have died following a road collision in New York.

    33-year old John Heneghan, originally from Tourmakeady who was living in New York, was fatally injured after the car he was driving was struck by a vehicle driven by a suspected drunk driver in Clifton Park near Albany on Saturday afternoon.

    Mr Heneghan and his wife Caitlyn Holtzman died when a car travelling southbound on State Route 9 switched lanes and crashed into their car.

    Three other passengers who were in Mr Heneghan's car - two Irish men and an American woman - were injured in the collision and were taken to Albany Medical Centre for treatment.

    Police have confirmed that a 58-year old man was arrested at the scene for "aggravated vehicular homicide, two counts of vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated".

    He was remanded at Saratoga County Jail without bail and is due back in court on Wednesday.

    John Heneghan had returned home to get married in Ballintubber Abbey four years ago.

    Fr John Kenny, Parish Priest of Partry who married the couple, says the community of Tourmakeady is shocked and devastated at news of the tragedy.....

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    Mayo begin their Connacht championship campaign with a trip to Gaelic Park to face New York on Sunday at 2.15pm  local time.

    Following a win over Kerry in the league final Mayo now turn their attention to the Connacht championship, a competition they have not won since 2015. With that in made the Mayo team named shows two changes from that final win over Kerry. Into the team comes James McCormack & Evan Regan with Donal Vaughan & Diarmuid O'Connor both missing out. In all there are 3 championship debuts, James McCormack, Matthew Ruane & James Carr. All 3 players were involved throughout the league. The winners of this game will play either Roscommon or Leitrim in Connacht semi-final on May 25th.

     

    1. Robert Hennelly - Breaffy
    2. Chris Barrett - Belmullet
    3. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
    4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
    5. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels(C)
    6. Lee Keegan - Westport
    7. James McCormack - Claremorris
    8. Matthew Ruane - Breaffy
    9. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
    10. Evan Regan - Ballina Stephenites
    11. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
    12. Fergal Boland - Aghamore
    13. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
    14. Darren Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
    15. James Carr - Ardagh