County Convention reports, U21B action and the return of the podcast

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The annual County Convention was on last weekend and I said then that I’d post details here of the Convention report and accounts once they’d been published. They now have so here they are (pdf) – Convention Report, Financial Accounts. Plenty to go through there over the Festive season.

If paperwork doesn’t do it for you, though, you might be interested to know that the U21B football championship final has been fixed for next Friday evening (21st December) at the Connacht Centre of Excellence. Throw-in at Bekan has been fixed for 8pm.

It’ll be a Sarsfields showdown in Friday’s decider, with the Sarsfields of both Charlestown and Ardnaree having made it through their respective semi-finals today. Charlestown crushed Ballyhaunis by 6-13 to 3-6 but it took extra-time to separate Ardnaree and Burrishoole, with the Ardnaree lads winning out in the finish by 3-17 to 2-14.

Looking for a different kind of seasonal entertainment? Well, you’ll be glad to know that the Mayo News football podcast will be making a Festive comeback over the next few days with not one but two pre-Christmas episodes. The first one – out at some stage tomorrow – will preview the Club Stars bash in January while the second one is an end of year review episode. Stay tuned for both over the coming days.

There’s festive fun in the Mayo GAA Lotto draw tomorrow night (Monday) as well: the jackpot now stands at €11,300 and one player taking part in the draw is guaranteed to win €500 on the night. Play the Lotto here.   

9 thoughts on “County Convention reports, U21B action and the return of the podcast

  1. With all the crying all summer about needing changes at county board level, all the officers are returned unopposed. And not one comment in relation to it here. Where are all these people who are calling for change.

  2. Looking at the accounts the ‘other debtors’ figure of €640k. What is this? Is this monies owed by the clubs?

  3. sinabhuil- the debtors would probably be due from clubs or sponsors. Big increase in amount due from previous year. Hopefully cb can collect all the money due.
    Lotto sales were nearly 100000 less than the previous year. Big fall in one year.
    Travel expenses were only 26000 higher in 17, considering we had 5 games in Croke Park in 17 quarter final x2, semi final x 2 and all Ireland final you would expect them to have fallen more in 18.

  4. What about the Galway ‘scandal’?

    Rotten to the core, apparently. But are Galway the exception, who have been rumbled, or the norm?

  5. Looking forward to Martin Brehenys attack on galways financial mess…unless he can find another Mayo scandal to write about instead…

  6. Known as a guy who is critical of the county board at times let me pay tribute to them this season of goodwill. The financial report shows returns of €3,243,824 receipts from all areas in 2017. The returns for 2018 come in at a healthy €3,169,213. A mere deficit of €74,611 . That’s taking into account we reached an All Ireland final plus a semi final replay in 2017. The heart is uplifted at thise returns and had we gotten to Super 8s, a semi and a final we would have accrued even more. Well done Mayo .

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