Club matches on this weekend

This is just a quick reminder for those who fancy seeing a bit of football action this weekend. If you do, there are a few Connacht club games on that might be of interest.

Starting tomorrow, Kilmaine take on Glenamaddy in the Connacht JFC quarter-final, with that game throwing in at Tuam Stadium at 2pm. Kilmaine didn’t, of course, win the Junior title in Mayo but, as it was Castlebar Mictchels’ B team that beat them in the decider, it was the border lads who got the right to compete for provincial honours at this level.

On Sunday, Ballintubber take the field in the Connacht SFC. The field in question is the familair surroundings of MacHale Park where they’ll be up against Leitrim champions Glencar/Manorhamilton. Throw-in is 2pm.

Also on Sunday, Tooreen are back in action in the Connacht IHC. It’s back to Athleague for them too for their semi-final clash against Robert Emmets of London. That game throws in at the earlier time of 1pm.

Another match well within driving range for many people and which might pique a fair bit of interest is Sunday’s replay of the Galway SFC final. Tuam Stars almost did for Corofin the Sunday before last, with the All-Ireland champions needing to come from two points down in injury time to grab what many thought was an undeserved draw.

The replay takes place at Tuam Stadium on Sunday at 2pm and, like the drawn match, it’s sure to draw a bumper crowd. The Galway champions are scheduled to meet the winners of the Ballintubber v Glencar/Manorhamilton tie in the Connacht semi-final.

Finally, the best of luck to the four Mayo players who are in the hunt for All-Star awards tonight. The 2019 football team will be revealed this evening, with coverage starting on RTÉ One at 7pm.

13 thoughts on “Club matches on this weekend

  1. Best of luck to all the Mayo teams playing at the weekend. Some good games there to look at. A welcome distraction from all that is happening off the field. Think Ballintubber will have too much for Glencar Manorhamilton. The Kilmaine game is much harder to call.

    As an aside, I know we as a county are not considered a hurling stronghold amongst the elites of the game. Why is it that Tooreen have to play two games before potentially getting to a Connacht Final? The Galway champions get a bye straight into the final. Keep in mind that Tooreen beat the Galway champions two seasons ago and have been unlucky against Galway teams on other occasions. It doesn’t seem fair that they have to play a quarter and semi final seven days apart.

  2. Thanks for the info WJ.

    Can I ask – is there any information on that Mayo GAA Christmas lunch – held in the Shelbourne for the past 2 years?

    Footsoldiers may need to take a break from intellectual pursuits of strategising and be prepared to stump up to meet funding holes

  3. Has the football all stars been announced / leaked – they already announced the hurlers ahead of tonight ?

  4. Looking forward to seeing Michael Plunkett, Ciaran Gavin, Keelan McDonnell, Brian Walsh ans Stephen O’Malley in action for Tubber this weekend. Five young players who will have a big say in Tubbers fortunes in the provincial club championship.

  5. Ballintubber should have too much for Manorhamilton but could also fall into the trap of taking them for granted. Manor have hard crew of experienced players from their Leitrim 4 in row days ’08 – ’11 along with a younger cohort of younger players. Their full forward line of younger players are particularly sharp and waste very few of their chances.
    On the other hand they have a very poor record in Connacht never having won a game and that may influence their thinking. It is 22 years I think since a Leitrim team reached a Connacht final and the draw this year is not encouraging for them.

  6. Feel sorry for Aido and Boyler tonight but theres just so many gifted footballers in the Country at this time.

  7. Nobody got any comment on Kilmaine’s win over Glenamaddy today [or yesterday at this stage]? Nobody from Kilmaine commenting on this site?

  8. Kilmaine on top all through, nearly let it slip at the finish, Ja Mullen man of the match and Adam Keady outstanding in goal, including a penalty save. Oisin mixed good and bad, great carryies out of defence who lost a lot of greasy ball.

  9. Well done to the 3 mayo clubs getting wins this weekend. Would be great if Ballintubber could take down Corofin next weekend but they’ll need to improve on today.

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