Fixture details for the weekend

The weekend is upon us and there’s knockout action on in the Senior, Intermediate and Junior football Championships over the next two days, along with all-important relegation play-off ties. There are also Round 3 group matches in the LGFA club Championships. Here’s what’s on and where, with details of matches being streamed by Mayo GAA TV and ticketing information as well.

For a change, let’s start with the women. Sunday morning is when the Round 3 fixtures in the LGFA Senior, Intermediate and Junior A Championships are being played, with the Junior B ties taking place tomorrow (Saturday).

Starting with those Sunday games, which all throw in at 11am, with the home team named first:

  • SFC Group A: Carnacon v Castlebar Mitchels (at Clogher); Knockmore v Hollymount
  • SFC Group B: Kilmovee Shamrocks v Charlestown; Westport v Burrishoole
  • IFC Group A: Cill Chomáin v Ballyhaunis; Swinford Killasser v Moy Davitts
  • IFC Group B: Kilmoremoy v Davitts (at Ballina); Louisburgh v MacHale Rovers
  • JFC A Group A: Breaffy v Claremorris; The Neale v St Brigid’s (at Cong)
  • JFC A Group B: Aghamore v Kiltimagh; Kilmeena v Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin

Next those LGFA Junior B ties, which all get underway at 11am tomorrow:

  • JFC B Group A: Claremorris v Kilmaine; Westport v Balla
  • JFC B Group B: Burrishoole v Achill; Tourmakeady v Shrule/Glencorrib
  • JFC Group C: Belmullet v Ballinrobe; Islandeady v Kiltane

Onto the lads, starting with the Senior Championship quarter-finals:

  • Castlebar Mitchels v Ballintubber at Breaffy, Saturday at 3pm (LIVE ON MAYO GAA TV)
  • Charlestown Sarsfields v Knockmore at Claremorris, Saturday at 5pm (LIVE ON MAYO GAA TV)
  • Ballina Stephenites v Belmullet at Crossmolina, Sunday at 1.30pm (LIVE ON MAYO GAA TV)
  • Westport v Breaffy at Islandeady, Sunday at 3.30pm (LIVE ON MAYO GAA TV)

Next the two Senior relegation play-off matches:

  • Balla v The Neale at Hollymount, Sunday at 2pm
  • Ballyhaunis v Claremorris at Ballindine, Sunday at 3pm

In the Intermediate Championship the quarter-finals are as follows:

  • Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin v Kilmeena at Tourmakeady, Saturday at 4pm
  • Ballinrobe v Islandeady at Mayo Abbey, Saturday at 4.30pm
  • Bohola Moy Davitts v Hollymount/Carramore at Aghamore, Sat at 5pm (LIVE ON MAYO GAA TV)
  • Louisburgh v Castlebar Mitchels B at Kilmeena, Sunday at 2pm

The Intermediate relegation play-offs are as follows:

  • Bonniconlon v Burrishoole at Bangor Erris, Sunday at 12pm
  • Kilmaine v Kiltimagh at Parke, Sunday at 3pm (NOTE VENUE AND THROW-IN TIME CHANGE)

The Junior Championship quarter-finals are as follows:

  • Shrule/Glencorrib v Ardagh at Swinford, Saturday at 2pm (NOTE VENUE CHANGE)
  • Eastern Gaels v Swinford at Ballaghaderreen, Saturday 4.30pm
  • Cill Chomáin v Northern Gaels at Ballycastle, Saturday at 4.30pm
  • Lahardane MacHales v Killala at Kilfian, Sunday at 3.30pm (NOTE VENUE CHANGE)

The Junior B Championship quarter-finals are as follows:

  • Kilmovee Shamrocks v Ballycroy at Bofeenaun, Saturday at 4.30pm
  • Moygownagh v Tourmakeady at Foxford, Sunday at 12pm

Both Achill and Ballycastle have a bye into the Junior B semi-final.

As noted above, Mayo GAA TV have five live matches on this weekend, including all four SFC quarter-finals. If you want to subscribe to any (or all) of these live streams, the link for that is here.

If you’re planning on going to any of this weekend’s matches, you’ll need to get your ticket in advance. The link for that is here.

Note that the venues for three of the weekend’s matches have been changed and, with more wet and windy weather on the way for tomorrow, there’s a chance that there’ll be further changes to match venues. It’s worth keeping an eye on Mayo GAA’s social media channels for details of any late changes and if anyone has confirmation of such changes, you might post the details here and I’ll then update the list accordingly.

The best of luck to all the various teams in action over the weekend.

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  1. Mayo Exclusive Junior B Championship Quarter Finals:

    Moygownagh V Tourmakeady
    Both teams have received fair hammering in there respective groups.
    Tourmakeady a Senior team just a decade ago and Intermediate as recent as 2017 so they are deep in transition ever since with fine U14/U15 teams this year so a little longer before they become a force again.
    Moygownagh will have happy memories of this B competition having reach the final last year losing to Achill but it’s draw a big crowd from Moygownagh to rare visit to Castlebar.

    Tourmakeady by 4.

    Kilmovee Shamrocks V Ballycroy
    The tie of this B championship.
    Ballycroy only lost by 4 and 6 to Lahardane and Swinford respectively in there group and they have great young players in the Conway brothers Rory, Michael & Brendan.
    Kilmovee had only 2 championship games so just miss out a quarter final after drawing Eastern Gaels.

    Mayo Excusive Junior Quarter Finals:
    Cill Chomain V Northern Gaels
    A satisfying first year for the amalgamation team and also promotion to Division 3 next year.
    They hammered Tourmakeady which they needed to do and did.
    They have nothing to lose in this game but all to gain.
    Cill Chomain the hot favourite will still should have to much.

    Cill Chomain by 6.

    Eastern Gaels V Swinford
    Having witness both teams in there round 3 game so Eastern Gaels were deserving winners V Killala with fine performances by Joe Doyle, Dean and Michael McGarry.
    Swinford were completely flat and only 6 points V Lahardane 2 wing backs 1 sub and 1 forward Liam Moran scored.
    A east Mayo derby and a 1st Semi Final for Eastern Gaels since 2005 could be on the cards.

    Swinford by 2.

    Shrule/Glencorrib V Ardagh
    S/G topped the group with ease as they were to strong for the North Mayo teams with only Tourmakeady rattled them in windswept round 1.
    Ardagh ran Cill Chomain close and beat Achill comfortably.
    James Carr is a doubt but with or without him I still back Shrule/Glencorrib.

    Shrule/Glencorrib by 4.

    Lahardane MacHales V Killala
    Lahardane were hugely impressive in there win V Swinford in round 3 with both Adrain/Barry Leonard look match fit now.
    James Maughan and Darragh Walsh were also big performers to.
    Killala like Swinford were disappointing last time out.
    Mattie Keane look like he still recovering from his recent injury. Andrew Farrell discipline got to him again.

    Lahardane MacHales by 5.

  2. Mayo Intermediate Football Championship Quarterfinals:

    Parke/Keelouges/Crimlin V Kilmeena
    It’s 10 years since Parke/K/C last reached the semi finals and the last 2 years being beaten in the quarter finals by main favourites Ballyhaunis who were just a little to good.
    Kilmeena aiming to reach the heights of last year may find it difficult this time around as Parke/K/C are a strong team with Ronan Carolan and the Reilly’s brothers Ronan/Darragh.

    Parke/K/C by 3.

    Ballinrobe V Islandeady
    Many experts favourites Ballinrobe for the IFC title they are a fine team with classy forwards Darren McDonnell and Kevin Quinn.
    Islandeady first year back in Intermediate and into the last 8 is a achievement but they were well capable of it fine footballers in Darragh Joyce, veterans Darragh McGowan and 36 year old Peter Collins.

    Ballinrobe by 3.

    Bohola Moy Davitts V Hollymount/Carramore
    The tie of this IFC I believe it can go either way.
    Moy Davitts forwards may have a little more quality than the opposition Brian Heneghan, Cian McHale, Anthony Jordan and the return of Brian Reape after a long absence from injury.
    Darren Coen, Dylan Morris and Nathan Moran have a say to.

    Bohola Moy Davitts by 2.

    Castlebar Mitchells B V Louisburgh
    The first B team to reach the last 8 of the IFC since Crossmolina B way back 2008. A huge achievement for Castlebar and something that Knockmore and Westport don’t have as it’s a huge advantage for younger development footballers.
    Louisburgh has meant business in this championship after a disappointing league season.
    Castlebar will make it hard but i still expect Louisburgh to prevail.

    Louisburgh by 3.

    IFC Relegation Semi Finals:
    Burrishoole V Bonniconlon
    Burrishoole probably left it behind in the round 3 tie V Kiltane as they were flying in the first 20 minutes.
    Alan Ryder, Jason Doherty and Fintan McMananon all have a big say.
    Bonniconlon the longest serving Intermediate club in this grade since 2004 and only made the last 8 once since 2020.
    They are the usual suspects in the relegation scrap but usually come out of it.

    Burrishoole by 3.

    Kilmaine V Kiltimagh
    I witness both teams 12 months ago when Kilmaine put 5 goals past Kiltimagh and not much improvement have been made by both teams since Kiltimagh relegation to Division 2 while Kilmaine relegated to Division 3.
    Also a poor championship season for both teams.
    Oisin Mullen is back for a short while so he be the major plus for Kilmaine.

    Kilmaine by 4.

  3. Mayo Senior Football Championship Quarter Finals:

    Ballina Stephenites V Belmullet
    First Senior championship meeting between both North Mayo teams since the 1985 SFC semi final which Ballina won 1-9 0-8.
    They meet regularly at underage levels at North Mayo.
    Belmullet are back in the mix after failing to come out the group last year but without ROD they probably won’t have come out of the group as he was instrumental V Garrymore round 1.
    Ballina are in a mission with big scores even though against 2 weaker Senior teams Balla and Mayo Gaels.
    New youngsters Dylan Thornton and Luke Feeney is blossoming there attack.

    Ballina Stephenites by 5.

    Westport V Breaffy
    In recent years Breaffy were a bogey team to Westport having lost to them 2018 Quarter & 2020 Semi. So Westport have move up the rankings while Breaffy have taken a fall but not a big fall.
    Aidan O’Shea playing brilliantly in full forward so with Rory Brickendan expected to keep him at bay.

    Westport by 3.

    Charlestown Sarsfields V Knockmore
    Charlestown return to there 1st quarter final since 2014 and old die hard supporters will have fond memories of beating Knockmore 2001 & 2009 SFC finals also usually always gave Knockmore a hard time.
    Knockmore are still in the mix for the title with the McHales brothers and recently retired Mayo player Kevin McLoughlin.

    Knockmore by 4.

    Castlebar Mitchells V Ballintubber
    A first championship meeting between both teams since the classic 3 games saga in 2018 Semi Final which Ballintubber won after extra time.
    Since then Castlebar have regenerate to there team with new youngsters in the Tuohy brothers, Conor Stenson, Ultan O’Reilly and Mark Cunningham.
    Cillian O’Connor once said he wasn’t sure which he prefer to beat Galway (with Mayo) Castlebar (with Ballintubber) the point is Ballintubber love beating the Mitchells having beaten them 5 wins 2 draws 2 lost 9games in the 2010-2018 era.

    Castlebar Mitchells by 3.

    SFC Relegation Semi Finals:
    Ballyhaunis V Claremorris
    Ballyhaunis were a little unlucky during the group stages having draw the first game V rivals Aghamore and then hammering by Knockmore at home when they were missing Morgan Lyons, Keith Higgins & Eoghan Collins 3 major players. Only lost by 2 points by Castlebar in round 3.
    Claremorris unfortunately another disappointing SFC season failing to build on last year quarter finals.

    Ballyhaunis by 2.

    Balla V The Neale
    2019 The Neale IFC V 2020 Balla IFC.
    Both teams have failed to make any significant impact in the SFC with only The Neale made it to the Quarter Finals in 2020.
    While Balla have failed to win a single group game in 9 attempts.
    For the Neale it’s a must win game to stay up as Ballyhaunis/Claremorris would probably be to strong.

    Balla by 3.

  4. Can I ask this question, I’m thinking of going to one of the games tomorrow, will they be cancelled due to the heavy rain lately?

  5. Doubt they be cancelled bate the blanket, no where near as bad as last week.
    Weekend pass on Mayo GAA TV for those who didn’t get season pass good value at 25 quid for 5 games

  6. Mitchels pulled back 4 point deficit at the death to force extra time.
    Cillian with a straight red before equaliser.

    Mitchels will surely push on now.
    Dour game two very defensive teams, even by defensive team standards.

  7. Ballintubber blew it. They were 4 points up with 5 mins of normal time left and started messing around with the ball instead of pushing forward to get more scores. They will be kicking themselves if the lose this in extra time.

  8. Cillian sent off 2 games in a row.
    Not good , perhaps his time with Mayo is up, so much mileage, but can’t go on forever.
    Hard to believe that Diarmuid just scored 1 point between County and Clob championship.
    Would he be an option at CHB

  9. JR he’s been playing there alot in fairness while not named there, he does be back covering I’m the more traditional 6 sense.

  10. @Gizmobobs I would like to see him tried there in the league.
    In fact I would love if we could clone the O’Connor brothers

  11. Jr

    A Mayo player gets sent off, his time is up,What a lazy comment.I was at the game Cillian was the best player on the pitch , his point in the 1st half from play was worth the admission fee hit 2 beauties of frees in the 2nd half.Not one Castlebar forward put his hand up out there.Yes it was a bad tackle by Cillian and probably a 50/50 red, could have been a yellow on another day.but give me a few more players with his attitude on the Mayo football team not some of the choir boys we had against Dublin and Cork this year.

  12. Considering the weather I thought both senior games where entertaining and I enjoyed both, tubber left it behind against castlebar and knockmore kicked some great scores in the first half, charlestown fought till the end and towey kicked some lovely scores

    It’s funny how everyone thought the moy davitts V holly/carra game was going to be the game of the weekend and it ended up so one-sided.

  13. @Achill 75 , getting sent off 2 games running is not a good sign.
    I too like the edge he has but if prone to sending off he becomes a liability.

  14. Sean Morahan from Castlebar is an exciting prospect. Not unlike Paddy Durcan he attacks the gain line and looks to make things happen. Still young but needs to be put on a S and C programme.
    I’d expect he will get called in to the Mayo panel.

  15. Thought Ciaran Gavin and Keelan McDonnell were very impressive for Ballintubber.Both deserve to be looked at by Mayo Senior management

  16. Achill 75 I don’t want to get into a debate about Cillian who has been the best forward we ever had.
    However injuries seem to be catching up on him.
    We have to look to the future, an impact sub at best.

  17. I’m delighted to see Ciarán Gavin showing iniative and leadership. Very promising and career hit a wall a couple of years ago. But back on the upward curve. Orme showed plenty for knockmore too.
    Finding replacements for AOS and COC isn’t an easy task.
    Ballintubber were the architects of their own downfall to an extent…

  18. Despite the conditions I really enjoyed the Castlebar/Ballintubber game and the Knockmore/Charlestown one. Unfortunately the BMD/Hollymount one was kind of spoilt by Michael D. giving out the score during the Knockmore game that threw in at the same time.
    The Moy Davitts forwards are a slick moving group and will take watching in the semi.
    Ballintubber will be kicking themselves for letting slip a game that they had under control. Ref John Glavey let so much go (presumably allowing for the conditions) but then gives frees for pretty much nothing.
    Charlestown will also be questioning themselves for not competing in the first half but Knockmore generally the better team.

  19. Our Centre half back v Dublin has now got roasted at Intermediate level in his last 2 games.How he still keeps getting picked I dont know.Not in the best 10 backs in Mayo nevermind the starting 6.

  20. @JoeG
    Yes I agree with your comment about the referee letting everything go and blowing for everything when ballintubber were 4 points up….
    Infuriating lack of consistency and as usual the frees go to the team that are losing

  21. Yes achill75 and McStays comment “it didn’t work out for him” was a nasty bit of handwashing.
    McStay went on further to say he may very well be tried at CHB next year. That is frightening.
    Not the players fault but who’s pulling the strings in management set up.

  22. Why are people blaming the ref? Cop out. Ballintubber were 4 up , coasting against a Mitchels team that were clueless once they crossed the half way line. Mitchels had just one or two points in the first 27 or 28 minutes in the second half and them playing with a strong wind. Ballintubber played silly possession football in their own 45 and invited Mitchels onto them.

  23. @Achill75 I feel bad for him tbh …

    @on the ditch didn’t know mcstay said that but thats poor from mcstay tbh.. why put the guy through that again? He’s not a number 6 he’s a great player but he didn’t ask to be played at number 6!!

    You put diarmuid o Connor at number 6 or Sam calinan I’m really questioning management again now if anything tbh !

  24. @ Achill 75 I feel sorry for Loftus.
    But you are right, give me a stopper any day of the week in that position.

  25. No Its not him I am on about it On the ditch , its a South Mayo player I am on about it.Hes got cleaned against a Ballinrobe full forward and Moy Davitts tonite.

  26. @JR totally agree with you it’s not fair on loftus like he’s a forward not a number 6! Bit of a passive remark by mcstay saying it didn’t work out for him last year oh yeah totally changing a players position to a really tough one didn’t work out shock horror……

  27. A Full back line of Harrison , Crowe and the other corner Callinan or Coyne which would release David McBrien to 6 flanked by Paddy Durcan and Enda Hession.McBrien looks a natural 6.

  28. Another big score from Moy Davitts. Must be favourites for the intermediate now. Reape seems to be humming on return from injury, Clarke has come in and looks to be kicking on from minor and with the likes of McHale and Heneghan they have a forward line to do damage at any level of the club game.

  29. I think most of the Mayo forwards would have missed the goals Brian Reape got. He is an absolute clinical goalscorer who is worth bringing back in as an impact inside line player who will bag you several guaranteed goals every season. He won’t win any 800m races, but frankly, feck that. He’s fit enough and strong enough to be like a Kevin McManamon impact goal threat. He was always a way better goalscorer than point taker.
    Cian McHale and Conor Reid look worth a look.

  30. The problem for the likes of Brian Reape, Evan Regan, Aidan Orme type forwards when they get there chance with Mayo is the Horanball running game , the ball doesnt go in quick enough to them and McStay who played a more direct game during the National League went back to the running game for championship.

  31. Moy Davitts wouldn’t look out of place playing senior football..
    Must be clear favourites for intermediate now .
    Ballintubber and Castlebar served up what was expected…. Dour defensive game .
    Fair play to Castlebar tho ,they dug it out in the end .

  32. @Jp remember it is club Intermediate football, not intercounty.
    Having said that a lot of counties have players outside Senior clubs.
    Give those lads a run, not 5 minutes at the end of a game.

  33. It’s club internediate football, but just on pure taking your goal chance at the moment where you have a half chance available, specifically that doesnt matter the level.
    Brian Reape is an exceptionally clinical goalscorer.

  34. Conor Loftus wasn’t our centre half back v Dublin .he was dropped for the Galway game and mcstays comments on the situation was widely commented on here at the time

  35. Achill75 is right. It doesn’t matter how good the players in the full forward line are if you don’t have a plan to get quick ball into them and create goal chances.

  36. @Southmayo Exile, you’re spot on! It’s exactly the points a few of us were making on the previous thread. Slow sluggish “recycling” shite strategy that if/when the ball eventually gets to a full forward that area if the pitch is flooded with players = much less chance of a score. Ah! It’s very frustrating

  37. A top intercounty player or even a player hoping to be an average inter county player should be head and shoulders/ a standout performer at Intermediate club level!! Sure, everyone can have the odd off-day in any match but if, over the course of championship or series of games, a player at intermediate level has failed to hugely impress then how on earth can you expect them to perform at a level that is light years more advanced than intermediate!?

    In fact, if a player isn’t standing out at senior club championship then you could say the same thing.

    From an intercounty perspective, there needs to be a massive caveat placed beside anyone performing well at intermediate/junior level.

    My understanding is that Flynn and Carr have stood out this summer for their clubs. Not sure if Loftus and Carney have? Open to correction and probably missing some others in non-senior clubs.

  38. Was at the tubber v castlebar game. Cillian was having a great game and had taken some serious amounts of hits in the ten mins before his own red card. Was at Burrishoole v kiltaine two weeks ago and Jason Doherty had the same treatment. Refs aren’t protecting our County lads enough.
    Cillian red was 50/50 for me, I think if any other player had made the challenge they’d have got a yellow.

  39. Jr,you say re Cillian “perhaps his time is up”.
    Well, if we were coming into the white heat of championship,and you had the choice of either having Cillian in the squad or leaving him at home,I know what I’d choose.I figure that you weren’t at the game yesterday,because if you were, you’d have noticed that he almost won the game on his own! Also he hasn’t been sent off two games in a row-check facts before making incorrect comments.

  40. Stephen Coens performances have been the worst of any starting 15 player for Mayo in Club championship.

  41. Cillians was a stone wall red card, ye can watch it back on Mayo TV. Could have broken a jaw.

    Was on the same player James Cunningham who could have broken Cillians leg a minute or two beforehand with a studs up slide in tackle.

  42. I have seen John Small, James McCarthy Diarmuid Connolly and Johnny Copper do alot worse and not see red.

  43. Doesn’t mean it’s not a stone wall red Achill75, Cunningham could have received one as well.

  44. I have to say Stephen Coen was far too quiet for Hollymount yesteday. An exoerienced inter county player should have much more impact. It wss no exageration that 41 year old Conal Quinn wss much more involved for Moy Davitts.

  45. Cillians time is not up by a long shot .. I’d have him on my team any day ! He’s always a class act and nearly a guaranteed scorer .

    He was not red carded twice in row yes red carded twice in club games but not twice in a row . He was also getting heavy hits against him in that game he’s never been one to just lay back and get bullied around the pitch can stand up for himself to !

    Come on Ballina!!

  46. @Gizmobobs
    I was at the game in Breaffy yesterday and how that studs up sliding tackle wasn’t a red or minimum a black card is baffling
    I’m guessing Cillian would have gotten a red if he had done that..
    Refs always allow him to get battered in mayo for some reason
    Certain county players then just have to fall over and get a free
    Actually was another tackle on him few minutes previously which could have been black as well

  47. Gizmobobs what your opinion on the first half in Crossmolina..has it live up to your very high expectations as you seem to castigate certain others teams for the way they go about their business

  48. Raz how do I castigate? Please give me examples and will gladly apologise if that’s the case.
    Bit disappointed in Ballina, didn’t use wind well in first half with 6 or 7 wides.
    Bellmullet set up to spoil as expected, they playing to their strengths which is what any well coached team should do.

  49. People saying the red card for COC was 50 50 haven’t a clue of the rules. He took the head off a fella with not one but two clinched fists…a striking offence all day long. Would be a red in any other sport also including rugby. Was an absolutely horrific tackle with intent at a crucial time of the game. It doesn’t matter that it was cillian. Anyone else would have got their marching orders also.

    The worrying thing for me is the low scoring nature of alot of the games and most of the county players I have seen in the last four rounds haven’t really stood out bar a small handful and the lack of consistency. Anyway few more exciting games to come today

  50. Well wishes to Ger Cafferkey, looked like he was knocked out when bending to pick a broken ball, and had be put in to recovery position by team mate.
    Thankfully came through fairly quickly and was able to wobble off on own feet. But with semi and. Final if make it two weeks apart, you’d imagine that’s his season.

  51. Great win by Ballina!

    @PK the same guy made an awful tackle on cillian before that to could have broken cillians leg in that tackle he was standing up for himself obvs a bad tackle by cillian but it was going on from both sides !!

  52. Balliina could of won that by 20 if they had there shooting boots, Sam callinan looks on a different level going to be a serious mayo player for years to come.

  53. @Achill 75. I agree with you 100percent in giving McBrien a try at CHB. He has all the qualities to do the job and has a very progressive first season with mayo

  54. @ontheditch, how good is his foot passing? Just leave him full back. No point solving one problem by creating another.

  55. Westport changing their game by dropping Keane back in front of Aidan could prove extremely costly.

    Rather than letting Breaffy worry about their strengths, robbed themselves of their focal point in attack.

  56. Westport very poor , standard terrible again in mayo senior club game . If we are to be brutally honest we just don’t have very good actual footballers , skill set is dire . Aiden o Shea very effective , his strength and presence is superb .

  57. I was at the game in Breaffy and I agree with most that were at it that the straight red for Cillian was harsh.. it was a yellow and no more. The tackle before hand on Cillian was far worse and could have easily been a leg breaker but the ref didn’t send him off. Cillian was by far head and shoulders better than anyone else on the field and when he decides to hang up his boots Mayo football will be a poorer place without him.

  58. Wide open now with Westport gone im telling ye lads put yer money on Knockmore. Disapointing display from Belmullet id nearly score 4 points meself Mayo football need 2 strong senior teams in Erris an area the size of County Louth although half the footballing population is in Dublin the other half in Oz.
    well done to Ballina

  59. @TomThumb you need to read the black card rules, they are very specific, going in with your studs is a dangerous tackle and a red card.

  60. Westport mentally weak, any team that went on a stag a weekend before playing the Galway champions you would have to question there mentality, would never happen in Knockmore.
    I said Knockmore from the early this year and I still havnt changed my mind but Ballina will test them.

  61. @Clare so you’ve basically clarified that he had intent and went out to do the guy which I said. Sure if everyone did that there’d be no one left on a pitch. He should know better then to retaliate.

    Mighty win for Breaffy. Westport not good enough

  62. Breaffy can’t play Ballina in the semi or Knockmore play Castlebar.
    In the Intermediate Castlebar can’t meet Moy Davits.

  63. Ballina bound to be strong favourites after today, Knockmore possibly 2nd if one the others can account for Castlebar who seem to give them headaches.

    Bohola Moy Davitts surely for intermediate? I have not seen Ballinrobe play this year.
    Castlebar Mitchels second team have done brilliant to reach a semifinal but given they finished on same points as Ballycroy and 4/5 behind Ardnaree and Knockmore B in division 3 league you’d wonder is it a worrying sign of the standard currently?
    Knockmore B (who have contested 3, winning 2) and Westport B who are in the junior A final under current set up can never reach Intermediate grade under the system. Which seems unfair and counterproductive to player development.

    Kilcommon despite loss of Justin Healy are in with great shout of Junior exclusive.

  64. A lot of those Westport lads are either on the Mayo panel or have been around the Mayo panel for the last few years. They went missing today. Leeroy the only man that stood up.
    Great win for Breaffy. Still don’t think they have enough quality up front to win it out.

  65. @PK eh that’s not what I said at all……

    l am sure cillian didn’t intend to go out and do it probably just got carried away in the moment which happens ALOT in gaa.. there was stuff going on from both sides in that game .

    Ballina must be favourites now sam calinan is some exciting young player !

  66. Westport were a savage disappointment it must be said, when their plan a running game doesn’t work they have no hint of a plan b.

    Knockmore in a great position now

  67. Breaffy are a big physical team and played to their strengths. Westport have lots of good technicians but overall maybe a bit too small. At times Aidan O’Shea looked like the Pied Piper. Kilkelly’s free taking was off today and had it been better they would probably have prevailed. Proves the absolute necessity of a really reliable freetaker. Could make a case for any of the four left but I’m going for Ballina.
    In the Intermediate I’d be thinking a Ballinrobe/BMD final but in truth all 4 semi finalists could produce an entertaining final.

  68. – Absolutely agree JoeG Breaffy’s physicality around the midfield diamond was the main difference today in a match played in perfect conditions before a very big crowd.
    – Westport’s sloppy tackling has to be addressed as it is giving away too many frees and resulting in costly cards.
    – Rochford and Mc Stay probably left the game with a blank sheet of paper.
    – Westport need an outside manager in order to progress in 2024, one who will bring a much harder physical edge to the undoubted football talent. Ray Dempsey fits the bill.
    – Close call as to.who.will win it outright, hesitant nod to Ballina

  69. Really enjoyed that game on my first visit to the Islandeady pitch. First half was very good, but Westport really fell away after the break. It was there for them, but they lacked leadership to haul back the lead.

    Disappointed in the Westport county panelists, but Oisín Mac did catch the eye. O’Shea magisterial; both O’Sheas actually.

  70. @Jr
    Sorry maybe I didn’t make my point clearly but I meant that the studs up tackle was a definite red card……or minimum black card if Mr glavey was thought it was a trip….

  71. Question for ya folks…
    Did a Second (B) team ever win the Intermediate championship in Mayo ???
    Serious result for Castlebar B today against a descent Louisburgh outfit

  72. @Sean Burke ..have to agree that standard very poor .@Achill75…. looking forwards and not back at McStay and Co, have many new player’s stood out for inclusion in 2024

  73. Don’t know the answer to that question My Ball . All I can do is ask another. If Castlebar B were to win it, would they stay Intermediate, as I doubt a club would be allowed 2 senior teams. If I’m right , would the beaten finalists go senior instead.

  74. Technically I think they may go up, but the difficulty could be were they to do so that they would have what? 30 players designated as senior so they would struggle with junior team.
    I do not think be an issue however they were way off the pace of BMD in group stage. They’ve done brilliantly to get this far.
    It does flag the anomaly of the system though. Westport and Knockmore (who finished 5pts ahead of them in league) can never have a craic at intermediate no matter how many games they win.

  75. They’d also be playing on same days so it be near impossible to manage subs etc.
    Not bad headache to have mind.
    Were they to go up they’d be hard pressed stay up, then if went down the following year would 15 players be tied as senior?
    It be some craic see how CB managed it 🙂

  76. The last 4 in the senior championship Ballina,Breaffy,Castlebar and Knockmore within a 30 miles radius of each other. If it wasn’t for Cillian sending off and the the lucky first goal in extra time it could well be the three Bs in the semi final. Is it all setting up for another title win for Knockmore the experience of winning it in 2 of the last 3 years can’t be underestimated

  77. In regards to two teams from one club playing senior , same situation happened in Offaly hurling last night as Kilcormac Killoughly won the Senior B and they be promoted to Senior A next seasons

  78. @mayomagic I may be biased but I think ballina will give knockmore a run for their money this year!! Ha

  79. @ Nephin I think you are right.
    My understanding is that if Castlebar win they can’t go to senior or stay intermediate.
    No senior team can win the the junior championship and go intermediate going forward.
    The county board should be encouraging football in the Towns.
    I live in Navan where the two clubs are struggling and may be junior in a year or two.
    I understand the problems with country clubs but Mayo are in a good position.

  80. No B team have won a Mayo IFC title only Junior.
    2006 Crossmolina Deel Rovers B
    2014 Castlebar Mitchells B
    2019 Castlebar Mitchells B

  81. Was bound to happen sooner or later.Castlebar has a pick of 13 thousand people.If Mitchels do win the Intermediate it would be time for Castlebar people to form a new independant club from Mitchels and divide the parish in 2.

    Also just looking at the Mitchels boundaries which I presume are the Aglish parish boundaries which go a good bit outside the town of Castlebar.Could Mitchels boundaries not finish at the town boundaries, as they already have such a big pick.

  82. @Sam Og Breaffy are the same parish as Castlebar.
    Be careful of what you wish for, in the early seventies I think Castlebar did not win a first round championship game for about 7 years
    At the same time Westport was a soccer and rugby town.
    I understand the problems with migration from rural clubs
    Perhaps different competitions for different populations.
    Don’t blame the Towns for getting their act together.
    Knockmore and Ballintubber haven’t gone away.

  83. If Castlebar win intermediate, the losing finalists would be promoted with Castlebar staying intermediate

  84. Poll results are Interesting, with the strong Favourites Westport felled at 3rd last hurdle.
    The new red hot favourites are Ballina, polling way ahead of chasing pack, having more votes than other 3 contenders combined.

    BMD are bookies favourites for intermedate, with Kilcommon junior favourites.

  85. @Sam Og,
    Where does Breaffy draw players from, is it Breaffy village, Manulla and Belcarra, hardly Ballyhane or Castlebar town itself.

    I would like to see Breaffy win their first Senior title.
    Back in 1996 or 1997 they were a Junior club and if I remember correctly were at the 7’s in St Jude’s.

  86. @Bate the blanket as far as I know, both Manulla and Belcarra are Balla parish. Ballyheane, I’m not 100% sure. I believe it is Breaffy parish but the border with Ballintubber cant be far away, wouldnt be shocked if several kids in the school live in Ballintubber parish rather than Breaffy.

    I was told before that Breaffy’s border goes up near Baxter, if not past Baxter. Anyone able to confirm if this is true?

  87. @Bate the blanket – There is many from the town and the outskirts of Castlebar town who play for Breaffy.

    The Breaffy boundary for community games runs right upto the roundabout at Mulroys / Bowling Alley in the town.

  88. Normally if you go to school in Breaffy, you play with Breaffy. Breaffy would have Derrywash and Ballyheane too.

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