Super 8's

  • Mayo manager James Horan has hinted at the return of both Diarmuid O’Connor and Matthew Ruane from injury before the end of the Super 8's.

    Speaking after their round 4 qualifier win over Galway, Horan said that the two-time young footballer-of-the-year is in contention to return to play in the round-robin competition, after previously suffering a wrist injury in training.

    The Mayo boss also said that Breaffy midfielder Matthew Ruane was recovering well from his collarbone injury and could also feature for Mayo in the latter stages of the Super 8s.

    Mayo captain Paddy Durcan was substituted in the three-point victory over the Tribesmen in Limerick, but Horan said it was too early to know the extent of the injury to the Castlebar Mitchel’s man.

    Mayo will now face Kerry in Killarney next Sunday at 4pm in the first round of the Super 8's, with live coverage on Midwest Radio.

  • Super 8's 
    Donegal 0-20 
    Roscommon 0-13

    Dublin 1-14 
    Tyrone 0-14

  • The times, dates and venues for Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Super 8s have been announced this afternoon.

    On Saturday week next 13th July, Roscommon will take on either Cavan or Tyrone at Dr Hyde Park at 5pm.

    The following day, Sunday 14th, the winners of the Mayo / Galway qualifier will travel to Killarney to take on Kerry at 4pm.

    Roscommon will meet Dublin in Croke Park on Saturday 20th July, while on Sunday 21st, Mayo or Galway will take on Meath or Clare in Croke Park.





  • Super 8's 
    Monaghan 0-16
    Galway 0-08 

    Kerry 3-25 
    Kildare 2-16 


  • All-Ireland Quarter Final Group Stage 
    Group 1 Phase 1 

    Galway 1-13 
    Kerry 1-10 

    Monaghan 0-15 
    Kildare 1-10 

  • Kerry have made one change in the side that won the Munster SFC final, as they prepare to face Mayo in their Super 8s opener tomorrow at Fitzgerald Stadium.


    Micheál Burns comes in to replace Jack Barry after coming on in the provincial decider against Cork where Kerry managed to hold on for a Munster seven-in-a-row.

    Burns will take up his position in the Kerry half-forward line while Diarmuid O’Connor filters back to pair up with David Moran in midfield.

    Kerry manager Peter Keane has also named two other positional changes ahead of the Mayo showdown.

    Paul Murphy and Tom O’Sullivan swap places in defence while Dara Moynihan moves into the full-forward line as Stephen O’Brien takes up a half-forward position.

    Paul Geaney was sent off in the second half of the Munster final, but he has been named to start at full-forward again on Sunday.

    The Kerry team in full is as follows:


    1. Shane Ryan (Rathmore)

    2. Jason Foley (Ballydonoghue)
    3. Tadhg Morley (Templenoe)
    4. Tom O’Sullivan (Dingle)

    5. Paul Murphy (Rathmore)
    6. Jack Sherwood (Firies)
    7. Gavin White (Dr Crokes)

    8. David Moran (Kerins O’Rahillys)
    9. Diarmuid O’Connor (Na Gaeil)

    10. Micheál Burns (Dr. Crokes)
    11. Sean O’Shea (Kenmare)
    12. Stephen O’Brien (Kenmare)

    13. David Clifford (Fossa)
    14. Paul Geaney (Dingle)
    15. Dara Moynihan (Spa, Killarney)

  • Kerry forward James O'Donoghue will be fit for the Super 8's showdown against Mayo in Killarney on Sunday.

    The Legion player missed the Munster final win over Cork with a hamstring injury.

    Sean Hurson has been confirmed as the referee for this crucial Super 8’s tie.

    Elsewhere, Roscommon will host Tyrone in Dr Hyde Park at 5 on Saturday evening as part of a triple header, with David Coldrick confirmed as the referee.

    The Roscommon ladies take on Leitrim the Intermediate Championship at 3 o'clock and the All-Ireland Junior Championship semi-final between Galway and Meath serves as the curtain raiser at 1 o'clock.

  • Mayo host Donegal in Round 3 of the Super 8's in Elverys MacHale Park at 6pm this evening.

    Mayo need a win if they are going to progress to an All Ireland semi-final against either Dublin or Tyrone next Saturday.

    The team named shows three changes from the win over Meath last time out with Rob Hennelly, Eoin O'Donoghue & James Carr all coming into the team. David Clarke, Donal Vaughan & Kevin McLoughlin are the three who lose out.

    1. Robert Hennelly - Breaffy
      2. Chris Barrett - Belmullet
      3. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore
      4. Eoin O'Donoghue - Belmullet
      5. Lee Keegan - Westport
      6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
      7. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
      8. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy(C)
      9. Seamus O’Shea - Breaffy
      10. Fionn McDonagh - Westport
      11. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
      12. Fergal Boland - Aghamore
      13. Cillian O'Connor - Ballintubber
      14. Darren Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
      15. James Carr - Ardagh


  • Cillian O’Connor breaks the all-time championship scorer in Mayo’s defeat at the hands of Kerry yesterday.

    The Ballintubber sharp-shooter overtook Colm Cooper when he kicked over a free in the second half of their ten-point hammering by the Kingdom.

    O’Connor set a new scoring record of 23-285 and looks set to raise the record to greater heights this year in Mayo’s Super 8’s games against Meath and Donegal respectively.

    Aged 27, O’Connor still has plenty of football left in his career to leave create a record that will take serious beating for future high-scoring hotshots.

  • Tyrone referee Sean Hurson will be the man in the middle for Mayo and Kerry's opening Super 8's clash in Fitzgerald Stadium, at 4 o'clock on Sunday.

    The Red Hand official refereed the division two final between Donegal and Meath earlier in the year and will officiate the match between James Horan and Peter Keane's men.

    Kerry will look to avenge two league losses to Mayo this year in Tralee and in Croke Park in the league final, while Mayo will look to continue their momentum from the qualifiers and come one step closer to an All-Ireland semi-final place.

    Mayo will play Meath in Croke Park on the following weekend and will host Donegal at home in the final round of the last eight competition.

    You can follow the game live on Midwest Radio, with live commentary from Michael D. McAndrew and Martin Carney with thanks to JJ Burke Car sales Ballinrobe.

  • All-Ireland Senior Football Championship 
    Group 2 Phase 1 
    Tyrone 4-24 
    Roscommon 2-12 

    Dublin 2-15 
    Donegal 0-16 

    All-ireland U21 B Hurling Quarter Finals 
    Meath 1-22 
    Roscommon 0-06

  • The Roscommon senior football management team today named their Match Day 26 to face Dublin on Sunday next in the All-Ireland quarter-final stage 3 match in Croke Park.  The team features a number of changes to the team that played Donegal two weeks ago. It also features championship debuts for James Featherstone, Darra Pettit and Ross Timothy.

    James Featherstone

    Roscommon Gaels

    David Murray

    Padraig Pearses

    Peter Domican

    St Brigid’s

    Niall McInerney

    St Brigid’s

    John McManus

    Roscommon Gaels

    Darra Pettit

    Clann na nGael

    Ross Timothy

    St Croan’s

    Tadhg O Rourke


    Enda Smith


    Niall Kilroy


    Ciaráin Murtagh

    St Faithleach’s

    Conor Devaney (C)


    Diarmuid Murtagh

    St Faithleach’s

    Brian Stack

    St Brigid’s

    Ciaran Lennon

    Clann na nGael



    Colm Lavin

    Éire Óg

    Cathal Cregg

    Western Gaels

    Finbar Cregg

    Western Gaels

    Fintan Cregg


    Donie Smith


    Gary Patterson

    Michael Glavey’s

    Ian Kilbride

    St Brigid’s

    Niall Daly

    Padraig Pearses

    Padraig Kelly

    St Brigid’s

    Sean Mc Dermott

    Western Gaels

    Shane Killoran


  • It’s the biggest Championship game in Castlebar for some time with a place in the All-Ireland Semi-Finals up for grabs.

    A draw would be enough for Donegal to book a place in the semi-final. It could also be enough for Mayo, but for that to happen, Meath would have to beat Kerry by 11 points or more so nothing else but a win for Mayo is what James Horan will be looking for.

    The game throws in at 6pm and we’ll have a special pre-match and post match analysis from our Satellite Cruiser with Austin O’Malley and live commentary from Martin Carney and Michael D McAndrew.

    Join Midwest Radio for all the action from 5.15pm on Saturday with thanks to JJ Burke Car Sales Ballinrobe.