It was Round 3 weekend in the Mayo LGFA club Championships, with places in the knockout stages up for grabs at Senior, Intermediate and Junior levels.
In the Senior Championship, Westport claimed top spot in Group A, with county champions Knockmore – beaten by Westport last time out – having to be content with second place. Knockmore got the better of Kilmovee Shamrocks today by 3-13 to 1-8 while Westport played out a 2-10 to 3-7 draw against Castlebar Mitchels.
In Group B, unbeaten Carnacon, with three wins from three starts, came out on top, with Burrishoole in second spot. Carnacon beat Moy Davitts today by 5-8 to 2-3, while Burrishoole saw off Hollymount on a scoreline of 1-9 to 0-2.
In the Intermediate Championship, Group A was won by Charlestown, with Louisburgh finishing second. Charlestown beat Cill Chomáin by 4-17 to 1-3 today while Louisburgh beat Davitts by 2-9 to 1-6.
Group B in the Intermediate Championship isn’t completed yet as there are five teams in it and a further few games have still to be played next weekend. Unbeaten MacHale Rovers – who didn’t play today – lead the group, with Swinford Killasser in second. They beat bottom club Claremorros today by 2-11 to 2-8 while third placed Kilmoremoy beat Kiltimagh by 4-16 to 1-11.
Onto Junior, where Group A has been won by unbeaten Ballyhaunis, with St Brigid’s in second place. They both won today, with Ballyhaunis beating Parke by 3-13 to 2-7 while St Brigid’s beat Kiltane by 3-13 to 1-7. Kiltane and Parke still have to meet each other – their Round 2 game last weekend was postponed due to a bereavement – but whatever that result is, it won’t influence the group’s final standings.
Finally, in Group B of the JFC, it’s Aghamore who came out on top. They beat Breaffy by 0-10 to 0-5 today to head the three-team group. Breaffy came second and the Neale, who didn’t play today, finished third.
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Thanks for the round up WJ, great to see other clubs are catching up with Carnacon, has to be good for the future of women’s football in Mayo. Also congratulations to Breaffy on winning the senior club rounders All Ireland final, a very convincing win too, so obviously a very talented team. This proves that with the right set-up we can achieve anything here in Mayo. Over to Kevin, Stephen and Co.
Great weather for bit of ball, was lucky enough to get in two senior games (one men’s one ladies) and some U13 League final action.
Great crowd travelled from Tourmakeady to see their young charges put in a great performance to take the division 3 title in McHale park. A club doing great work behind the scenes, great see it pay dividends.
The division 2 final on other hand hadn’t the same feel good factor, very one sided affair with Ballina about 25 points to no score up at half time. With near 40 players togged and results like this how they were allowed compete in division 2 is beyond me. Some comments on the Mayo GAA social media pages seem to indicate similar results happened throughout the earlier stages.
Great result for Breaffy in the rounders, fair play to them
I know people won’t want to hear this,but it very important to keep football strong in the big towns.
Here in Meath Simmostown, a Navan club avoided relegation by beating Ballinabrackney,a small parish without even a pub after a penalty shoot out.
The other club in town Navan o Mahoney are one game from relegation.
This is in a town of about 40000 population
A lot of the increase in population has come from Dublin with no alliegence to Meath
It will take years to sort it out.
I fear for football in my adopted county.
Their is a junior B ladies football championship too with loads of good and enthuastic players and supporters.
Thanks for the Ladies round up, WJ.
Senior championship is now a very open competition with 4 or 5 teams capable of going for it. It is a lot more competitive now than at any stage over the last 5 or 6 years and is indicative of teams rising to Carnacons dominance, as opposed to them coming back to the group. The standard of ladies football throughout the 3 levels has risen considerably and that’s good to see.
Well done Willie Joe, I was checking Facebook for the results and found very little but it’s great to get the LGFA results.
Knockmore and Westport are pushing Carnacon in the Senior.
Charlestown for the Intermediate and Ballyhaunis for the Junior.
Mayo had a larger population than Meath when we both played in the now infamous 1995 games. Meath now has a larger population than us of approx 220,000. Does Kildare and Meath suffer from similar in that the recent massive influx of people had “diluted” the community sense of belonging and pride associated with the GAA…?
I hope the now more flexible remote working will see more and more young families return and stay in their local areas. However planning and the cost of now building is a major issue. The policy now seems to be squarely against one off housing which will be a major issue for more rural clubs going forward.
edit: 1996 games I meant.
Just listened to the Gaa Social podcast, jez Oisin McConville is not taking Ray Dempseys (and his) non appointment, too well
September 18, 2022 at 10:53 pm
“The division 2 final on other hand hadn’t the same feel good factor, very one sided affair with Ballina about 25 points to no score up at half time. With near 40 players togged and results like this how they were allowed compete in division 2 is beyond me. Some comments on the Mayo GAA social media pages seem to indicate similar results happened throughout the earlier stages”
Very poor decision from Ballina Gaa to look to go into Div 2 for the u 13 championship. From what I hear they failed to fulfil a number of league fixtures and ended up bottom of Div 1 league. They have a huge squad and a number of exceptional players. They would have a great chance to win Div 1 and were always going to win Div 2 in a canter. Disheartening for smaller clubs in Div 2.
RE the grading of underage teams, surely there is no way that a club can decide what division they go into? Are there not grading leagues at U10/11 to determine what league you start off competitive football at in U12s?
In the LGFA, an U14 team is graded as to how that team got on in U12 two years previous, likewise an U16 team is graded by how they got on in U14, and so on. It’s far from perfect but at least it keeps some sort of control in that a very strong U14 team cannot end up in a division 3 competition when they reach U16 level.
Some clubs like to really act the maggot at underage girls football (one notable one in South Mayo) when it comes to gradings but generally all this is agreed at the fixtures and gradings at county board meetings, prior to any confirmed fixture list going out.
Why is the Knockmore corner back doing the robot dance in the middle of a match? ?