Club results round-up

Photo: Mayo News (Conor McKeown)

With darkness having already fallen – earlier every week now as we hurtle ever more rapidly to the year’s shortest day – it’s time to do a quick round-up of the weekend’s club Championship action.

The big story of the weekend was, of course, Breaffy’s dethroning of Moclair Cup holders Westport this afternoon at Islandeady. Breaffy won that one by two points, 1-8 to 0-9, despite failing to score for the final twenty minutes and with the defending champions, who ended the game with 13 players on the field, spurning a few good chances late on. Mayo News match report is here.

The match yesterday between Castlebar Mitchels and Ballintubber was expected to be tight and tense and that it was. The conditions were horrendous and the wind and rain, combined with both teams’ defensive outlook, meant it was never going to be a free-scoring contest.

Tubber will, no doubt, have huge regrets at how this one slipped from their grasp. Four up with the match nearing injury time, they somehow gave Mitchels a lifeline, Cillian O’Connor’s late dismissal not helping matters from their point of view. After Paddy Heneghan’s late, late point had forced extra-time, Ballintubber conceded a ludicrous goal from a bouncing ball punted in from the throw-in and Mitchels never ceded their advantage thereafter. Mayo News match report here.

When the semi-final draw was made earlier on this evening, it was inevitable, I guess, that it would produce two derby pairings. As a result, Breaffy’s reward for knocking out the champs is a semi-final meeting with Castlebar Mitchels while Ballina Stephenites will meet Knockmore. Stephenites had it pretty much all their own way against Belmullet today, while Knockmore had a bit of a battle yesterday evening before shaking off the sticky challenge posed by Charlestown (Mayo News match report here).

In the SFC relegation play-offs, there were wins for Balla and Claremorris so now it’s a shootout between The Neale and Ballyhaunis to avoid relegation to Intermediate next year.

Here are the weekend’s SFC results:

SFC quarter-finals

  • Castlebar Mitchels 2-10 Ballintubber 0-13 (after extra-time)
  • Knockmore 0-13 Charlestown Sarsfields 0-9
  • Breaffy 1-8 Westport 0-9
  • Ballina Stephenites 1-11 Belmullet 0-4

SFC relegation play-offs

  • Balla 0-11 The Neale 0-7
  • Claremorris 0-9 Ballyhaunis 0-7

In the Intermediate Championship, the biggest waves this weekend were made by Bohola Moy Davitts. They made light work of the wild wind blowing in the elevated surroundings at Aghamore yesterday and they made light work of opponents Hollymount/Carramore as well, hitting them for four goals on their way to a comprehensive twelve-point win.

The other form team in the IFC this year are Ballinrobe and they were amongst the goals yesterday too, banging in three of them as they saw off Islandeady by eight points. The semi-final draw kept them apart as well, with Moy Davitts facing Kilmeena while Ballinrobe will play Castlebar Mitchels B.

Here are the weekend’s results from the IFC:

IFC quarter-finals

  • Kilmeena 1-11 Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin 1-9
  • Ballinrobe 3-10 Islandeady 1-8
  • Bohola Moy Davitts 4-14 Hollymount/Carramore 1-11
  • Castlebar Mitchels B 1-13 Louisburgh 0-7

IFC relegation play-offs

  • Burrishoole 0-15 Bonniconlon 0-7
  • Kilmaine 2-19 Kiltimagh 2-8

Onto the Junior Championship where the weekend’s results were as follows:

JFC quarter-finals

  • Shrule/Glencorrib 2-11 Ardagh 2-6
  • Cill Chomáin 3-10 Northern Gaels 1-6
  • Eastern Gaels 3-6 Swinford 2-6
  • Lahardane MacHales 1-12 Killala 0-10

JFC B quarter-finals

  • Kilmovee Shamrocks 1-15 Ballycroy 2-10
  • Tourmakeady 0-12 Moygownagh 1-6

Finally, a quick gallop through the LGFA Championship Round 3 results from the weekend, starting with Senior, which were as follows:

  • SFC Group A: Knockmore 1-17 Hollymount 0-2; Carnacon 3-8 Castlebar Mitchels 1-7
  • SFC Group B: Westport 2-9 Burrishoole 0-11; Kilmovee Shamrocks 4-11 Charlestown 2-12

The above results mean that Knockmore, Carnacon, Westport and Kilmovee Shamrocks progress to the knockout stages while defending champions Burrishoole are out.

Here are the rest of the LGFA Championship results from the weekend:

  • IFC Group A: Moy Davitts 4-10 Swinford Killasser 2-6; Ballyhaunis 4-11 Cill Chomáin 0-9
  • IFC Group B: Louisburgh 4-10 MacHale Rovers 3-13; Davitts 2-11 Kilmoremoy 0-9
  • JFC A Group A: St Brigid’s 1-21 The Neale 2-3; Claremorris 7-13 Breaffy 1-4
  • JFC A Group B: Aghamore 5-11 Kiltimagh 0-7; Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin 2-13 Kilmeena 0-5
  • JFC B Group A: Balla 4-10 Westport 0-7; Claremorris 3-13 Kilmaine 1-1
  • JFC B Group B: Tourmakeady 3-15 Shrule/Glencorrib 1-3; Burrishoole 1-6 Achill 0-6
  • JFC B Group C: Kiltane 9-19 Islandeady 0-2; Ballinrobe 5-10 Belmullet 2-5

Right, that’s your lot regarding the weekend’s results.

15 thoughts on “Club results round-up

  1. It’s all there for Ballina now. Hard to see anyone getting the better of them. Far more depth in their panel and definitely have the most county players to pick from. Extra conditioning will be key in that regard. Knockmore and Castlebar look tired and I don’t think Breffey have the footballers to beat Ballina. I’d say the bookies have them red hot favourites now. Westport will be kicking themselves.

  2. I don`t think Ballina are as clear favorites as people are making out.

    None of the teams left in senior will fear each other, any of the 4 are capable of winning it now.

  3. I agree no real favourite
    Castlebar and Knockmore will fancy their chances in tha Semies , nothing like a local derby to get the gander up.

  4. Having viewed four games over the weekend and a dozen or so over the past few weeks, I’d have to say the standard of Mayo club football is not great right now.

  5. Thoroughly looking forward to the u21 championship which is due to get underway in the next few weeks, Claremorris, Castlebar, Ballina, Moy Davitts, Westport, Parke, Balla and Davitts all with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to 16-21 year old footballers at their disposal, should be set up for some classic encounters.
    Claremorris in particular look the strongest, but will have to do it without Dara Hurley who suffered a horrific arm injury yesterday, although his brother Niall is probably the best scoring forward from play I have seen in the club championship so far, and he is only 17!

  6. Sorry got a bit carried away there, Niall Hurley is one of the best scoring forwards I’ve seen in the country, can’t quite say he is the best yet.

  7. down to last four now, has any new players from teams already out of Championship look like County material.

  8. Culmore – I think the better question is are there county players who deserve to be in the squad based on their club performance? As much criticism as he gets Aidan O’Shea the stand out so far this year in the championship

  9. Green&Red – Knockmore, Ballina and Castlebar had 4 players each on the county panel this year for championship while Breaffy had 3.

  10. Not living in Mayo but listening in on radio and pods perhaps Conor O’Shea could make a return.

  11. It looks like the older county players – Keegan, Paddy D, the O’connors, Aidan – are the players standing out.
    To me a lot of the squad players who didn’t get much game time this year have shown very little to suggest they are capable of getting into the first 15 next year or even challenging for a place on the first 15

  12. Just watched Moy Davitts V Hollymount back on stream. Cian McHale has to be one of the most stylish kickers of a football in the County at present.Definitely worth a look by McStay.Same age as Bob Tuohy and Sam Callinan.

  13. Having watched loads of games live and on Mayogaa tv I agree a lot of the established stars have been leading the way but that shouldn’t be a surprise. They have the s&c done, the experience and the nous which the youngsters will get as they progress. Sam Callinan, Frank Irwin, Dylan Thornton, Sean Morahan, Bob Touhy, Cian McHale, Stephen Molloy and lads who are a couple of years older such as Brian Reape and Conor O’Donoghue have all shown good form and will all improve going forward.

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