Club championship fixtures confirmed

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Details of upcoming club championship fixtures were confirmed by the County Board (via Twitter) a bit earlier on today. Here’s what’s on over the coming two weekends.

This coming Saturday (19th September), the quarter-finals of the Intermediate Football Championship are being played, the fixtures for which are as follows:

  • Hollymount/Carramore v Parke, MacHale Park, 4.30pm
  • The Neale v Burrishoole, MacHale Park, 6pm
  • Westport v Belmullet, Ballina, 5.30pm
  • Kiltimagh v Moy Davitts, Charlestown, 5.30pm

On the following weekend (26th/27th September) the Senior Football Championship quarter-finals as well as the relegation play-offs are down for decision. Here are the quarter-final fixtures:

  • Breaffy v Garrymore, MacHale Park, Saturday 26th September, 4pm
  • Castlebar Mitchels v Aghamore,  MacHale Park, Saturday 26th September, 5.30pm
  • Kiltane v Knockmore, James Stephens Park, Ballina, Saturday 26th September, 5.30pm
  • Ballintubber v Ballina Stephenites, MacHale Park, Sunday 27th September, 3.30pm

And here are the SFC relegations play-offs:

  • Ballinrobe v Claremorris at Hollymount, Saturday 26th September, 5.30pm
  • Shrule/Glencorrib v Ballyhaunis at Claremorris, Sunday 27th September, 12pm

Not forgetting the JFC semi-final replay between Achill and Killala, which takes place at MacHale Park on Sunday 27th September at 2pm (i.e. as the curtain-raiser for the Ballintubber/Ballina SFC quarter-final).

Something for everyone there, I reckon. If that doesn’t rock your boat, I guess there’s always the rugby.

26 thoughts on “Club championship fixtures confirmed

  1. Hopefully some new talent will emerge from those games. We could do with at least 3 new players for next season.

  2. Who do Mayo play in Connacht Club Champ, WJ?

    I know that Galway are in a bit of a rush to finish the championship as they have a Connacht fixture mid October. Caltra, to be fair to them, can be thanked for a serious shitstorm being avoided- they went ahead and played a prelim quarter without the two Mannion brothers who were still involved with Galway hurlers.

    If the matches are as late as next week, there seems to be no rush whatsoever though in Mayo. I’d have thought they’d be this week

    Either way you’re looking at a county final near the end of October it looks like

    The sooner this calendar year club championship comes in the better- in my humble opinion

  3. I don’t know, Ciaran, and there’s no fixture info on the Connacht GAA website yet either from what I can see.

    I don’t think we’re in that bad a place with our county championship. The final is most likely on track for mid-to-late October which would be the same as last year. Unlike many other counties, we kept playing club championship matches in the summer so being at the last eight stage now is pretty alright. Up here in Dublin, the whole thing went into the deep freeze before Dublin had played their first match in Leinster and it won’t resume now until early October. The last sixteen round is due to be played over the first few days in October (Vincents v Ballymun on October 5th being the pick of the bunch) and there’ll be the usual mad rush of games to get it finished by the end of the month. Who’d be a club player, eh?

  4. Cheers WJ yeah I couldn’t find it anywhere myself. Think Galway play Leitrim champs

    Yeah in fairness we’re in a good place ourselves, some other champs are farcical. how do you book weddings/holidays the whole lot as a club player, as I say the calendar year championships will hopefully make a nice difference!

  5. Roll on Saturday week some good games to look forward to. Hope it stops raining for a while before hand. The sooner the club championship starts and ends in a calendar year the better, I fancy Ballymun in that up and coming derby

  6. Makes a lot of sense to have club games in the calendar year even though personally I think paddys day is a great day to go for few pints to watch club finals!!!
    Club players have to come ist .there very little meaningful club games played during the summer months.hopefully a proper calendar will sort this out.
    Be interesting to see will the inter county be restructured .

  7. Ciaran the senior Connacht club draw is

    Quarter-Final

    Sunday 25th October Galway v Leitrim

    Semi-Finals Sunday 8th November
    Mayo v Roscommon (Ros venue)
    Galway/Leitrim v Sligo

    Final Sunday 22nd November

    ____________________________

    Intermediate Connacht club draw

    Quarter-Final Sunday 18th October Leitrim v Sligo

    Semi-Finals

    Sunday 1st November
    Galway v Roscommon
    Leitrim/Sligo v Mayo

    Final Sunday 15th November
    _____________

    Junior Connacht draw

    Quarter-Final Sunday 18th October Galway v Sligo
    Semi-Finals Sunday 1st November
    Roscommon v Galway/Sligo
    Mayo v Leitrim

    Final Sunday 15th November

  8. Looking forward to next weekend and a couple of cracking games to take the edge off the intercounty stuff. A couple of nice tasty double-headers in Castlebar too.

    There’s nothing quite like a club game in the crisp winter air, eh?

  9. That’s not easy at all Mayomagic, the winner has to go through both Brigids away and the Galway winner to win a Connacht title

    Corofin/Mountbellew meanwhile have pretty much a bye to the Connacht final. Luck of the draw though!

    The Railway Cups I’d imagine will become the new Paddy’s Day matches, Aidan, so all won’t be lost! I enjoy watching them on paddy’s too but the fact a Provincial final (essentially All Ireland QF) happens a whole 4 months out from the AI Final suggests something is very wrong!

  10. That’s great thanks for posting the fixtures Willie Joe looking forward to a feast of football in Castlebar and Ballina

  11. I see john Maughan has put he’s name forward for under 21 job.interviews next week! At least he the sort of manager we should be attracting for underage posts

  12. I thinkJohn Maughan would be an excellent appointment as Mayo U21boss I know he’s not everyone’s cup of tea but I like him as a manager he has a good record with Mayo

  13. Ya I know he mightn’t be everyone’s cup of tea but at least he will put some structure back into the grade because for the last few years the under 21 grade has being organised chaos to say the least.
    This level of football is so vital for the development of players to the senior ranks.
    We should be looking at appointing the best coaches/managers at each grade and I would like to see former players get involved in coaching the various development squads.
    The end of year review to take place with senior management and players will be interesting to!

  14. I think Maughan would be an excellent choice for the U 21s, but there are a few others well worthy of consideration also. Good luck to who ever gets it. We haven’t been great recently in the U 21s but there should be some very good U 21 players around. Not withstanding the inexplicable hammering our minors took from Galway this year, the 3 previous years we had very good minor trans winning out in 2013. So whoever gets there should be very good talent to pick from!

  15. I see Aidan O’Shea tweeted logic and Mayo Gaa rarely go together. Wonder what that’s about. I hope it’s not to do with Buckley and Solan. Losing either of those two would not be good. Be extremely hard to replace.

  16. I think Maughan would be a great shout for the under 21 job. He has delivered at senior level and knows what it takes.

  17. Maughan would be an excellent appointment for the u21s, exactly what’s needed! Lads will have to be prepared for hard work to train with him, unlike the last few years, boys were coasting! Was hoping for a change at minor tho, at least nominations from clubs! We have so many ex players who would be perfect for underage management, wonders why so few are in training and development roles!

  18. There a lot of rumours going around Brian at minute of players not being happy etc .there probably be more in next week or so about it

  19. Jesus guys this could be a disaster if rumours true. Will the county board listen to players, again if it’s true, or back management. If this escalates where will it end… Who blinks first. Bad news guys

  20. There’s being a lot of different rumours going around last week or so which I won’t mention here but it be sad if we ended up like cork hurlers were a few years ago and Meath footballers to! There was more meetings and mediators than at a United Nations meeting!

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