• It's Results Day for over 1,700 students across Co Mayo, who will receive their Leaving Cert results today along with 59,000 students nationally.

    The results will be available in schools this morning, and will also be available online from 10am at

    Five students will open their results to discover they got 8 H1s in their final year exams.

    While 56 students achieved 7 top grades at higher level.

    The State Examinations Commissison says this year’s results are broadly in line with previous years.

    However, the number of candidates who failed ordinary level maths rose from almost 8 per cent last year, to just under 11 per cent this year.

    There was a marginal improvement in the number of students who passed higher level maths.

    For those going onto third-level education, the first round CAO offers will be available from 2pm on Thursday afternoon.

    The National Parents Council (Post-Primary) will operate a helpline facility from this morning to provide information and advice to students and their parents.

    The helpline number is 1800 - 265 165.

    On Leaving Cert results day, a plea is being issued for students’ safety.

     We are friends who look out for each other is the message being promoted on social media and sent to all the Secondary Schools students in county Mayo.

     The campaign is led by Mayo Road Safety officer Noel Gibbons together with a working group of Mayo County Council.

    The Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Westport based Cllr Brendan Mulroy this morning congratulated all the students on their results and hopes they enjoy your night out tonight. But the local authority is reminding those celebrating to sort their lift home before going out and to wear a high viz jacket if you are walking on the road tonight, and stay with your friends.

    15 pedestrians have been fatally injured so far this year on Irish roads. The aim of the campaign is to get those who walk home after drinking to realise the danger they’re putting themselves in.

    The Cathaoirleach told Midwest News today that he is a big fan of the high viz jacket / vest

  • Dunmore Demesne Golf Club


    1st         James Gaffney                                  64 

    Student    Conor Finn                                   65


    1st        Cathy Silke                                           70   

    Balla Golf Club:


    1st:  Geraldine Kilgallon, 37


    1st:  Sean Canny, 36 


    Blackrocks Nursing Home 18 Holes Stableford 

    1st Carmel Timoney 35pts


    18 Hole Stableford

    1st Sean Comer 41pts

    Westport  Allergan pharmaceutical

    Maureen Keane (8)


    Paul Harney


    Mary Rafter

    Mountbellew Golf Club

    Seniors results for Wednesday 17th July:

    Winners: Jim Bowe,Tom Cunningham, John Fanning.


    Winner: Bernadette Jordan (29) 39pts


  • Mayo Minor A Football Final 
    Westport 2-16
    Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin 3-09 

    Minor B Final 
    Claremorris 2-08 
    Ballinrobe 0-08

    Minor C Final 
    Kiitimagh 6-12 
    Ballintubber 4-12 

  • Over 1700 students across Co Mayo will receive their Leaving Cert results today.

    The results are being made available in schools this morning, and students who cannot collect them in person can access the results online from 12 noon.

    Across the country, 57,149 students sat the Leaving Cert this year.

    The State Examinations Commission says the results this year are broadly in line with last year's, with improvements in the grades achieved in higher level Maths and in the Science subjects.

    This is the second year of the Leaving's simplified marking system, with just 8 grade levels.

    The National Parents Council (Post-Primary) is operating a helpline facility from this morning, to provide information and advice to students and parents.

    The helpline number is 1800 265 165, and the phones are staffed by members of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors.

  • In Mayo there were 32,287 Yes votes and 24,286 No votes. That's 57.07% Yes and 42.93% No. 

    In Galway East it was 60.2% Yes and 39.8% No.

    In Roscommon-Galway 57.21% voted Yes with 42.79% voting No.

    In Galway West 66% voted Yes and 34% No. 


  • Results from Round 3 of the Elvery Sports Super League on Saturday evening -

    Ballyhaunis Town      3                  Straide & Foxford Utd                   2

    Westport Utd           4                  Ballyheane                        1

    Castlebar Celtic       3                  Ballina Town                     1