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Sligo capture Connacht Minor crown

The full-time whistle was blown a short while ago at Dr Hyde Park in the Connacht MFC final. This confirmed a sensational outcome to this year’s provincial Championship at U17 level, as Sligo beat favourites Roscommon by 0-19 to 1-11. It’s the Magpies’ first Connacht Minor football title since 1968 and only their third one ever. With Roscommon having beaten […]

Monday match reports

That warm, happy, sloppy-grin feeling hasn’t yet subsided and my voice isn’t close to coming back either – it should be okay by Wednesday, I reckon – so not even the reality of another Monday morning and the imminent end of the good weather can take away the after-glow from yesterday. We’re once again the Connacht champions and yesterday we […]

First half goal glut does it for young Rossies

Mayo’s Minor Championship campaign started and finished after little over an hour’s football at Dr Hyde Park this evening. Roscommon banged in four first half goals in this Connacht MFC quarter-final and with that buffer they were able to see out the win with relative ease. They beat our lads by 4-13 to 2-12 at the finish. I was otherwise […]

Minor team to face Rossies named

Earlier on today we named our Minor (U17) team to play Roscommon in the Connacht MFC quarter-final at Dr Hyde Park tomorrow evening (throw-in 7pm). Here it is: Mayo (Connacht MFC quarter-final v Roscommon, 23/7/2021): Tiernan Burke (Kiltimagh); Lorcan Silke (Westport), Jack Walsh (Burrishoole), Brendan Collins (Ballina Stephenites); Cathal Corless (Davitts), Jack Ferguson (Swinford), Conal Dawson (Westport); Seán Morahan (Castlebar […]

Mega match week ahead

This piece was updated to include details of Friday’s Connacht Minor Championship match between Mayo and Roscommon and fixture details for the Mayo/Armagh Rackard Cup tie on Saturday. The week that has just started is set to be a busy one for a number of Mayo teams. There are seven Championship encounters involving Mayo teams down for decision between now […]

Minor team for Sunday named

We’ve named our team to play Sligo on Sunday in the Connacht MFC semi-final. The match will be played at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence at 2pm that afternoon and here’s the team we’ve selected for it. Mayo (Connacht MFC semi-fnal v Sligo, 20/12/2020): Brian O’Flaherty (Islandeady); Cian McHale (Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin), Fenton Kelly (Davitts), Malcolm MacEvilly (Westport); Shaun Dempsey (Balla), […]

Minors in action on Sunday

With all the focus, understandably, on the county’s involvement in this year’s All-Ireland Senior football final, it’s easy to forget that this isn’t the only Championship match Mayo are involved in this coming weekend. On Sunday afternoon at the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence in Bekan the Mayo Minors take on Sligo in the Connacht MFC semi-final. The game throws […]

Minor Championship to get going

It was announced yesterday that, with the Level 5 restrictions lifted, the Minor football Championship will get going later this month. The competition will spill over into early in the New Year. The Connacht MFC gets going the weekend after next, with Galway meeting Leitrim in a preliminary round tie on Sunday 12th (throw-in 2pm). The two semi-finals take place […]