Minors and Masters lose out to Tyrone

The county had young lads and older lads – the former in hurling, the latter in football – in action today, both involving matches against Tyrone. Sadly for both the Minor hurlers and the Masters footballers both contests ended in defeat.

Mayo minor hurlers 2015

Photo: @MayoGAA

The hurlers were back in Ballinamore to face the Red Hand County in their All-Ireland Minor C final replay, with our lads bidding to complete a hat-trick of All-Ireland titles at this grade and, in the process, to take possession for the first time of the Adrian Freeman Cup.

They looked well on their way at half-time, when they led by 1-8 to 0-3, but the second half pretty much belonged to Tyrone. Little more than ten minutes after the restart an unanswered 1-5 saw the Northern lads draw level and then a second goal put them in the driving seat for the first time. Tyrone eventually ran out winners by 2-12 to 1-10. Hard luck to our lads who battled bravely but who came up just a bit short at the finish.

Mayo Masters

Photo: MichaelMaye.com

It was, from what I can gather, a somewhat similar story for the Masters footballers in their Round 7 clash against Tyrone at Swinford today. Leading by a point at half-time and ahead by two with time almost up, a home win for the Masters appeared to be on the cards. Then a late, late goal for the Tyrone lads saw them take the spoils by the minimum margin.

Photos from Swinford by Mayo Mick are here.

Onto this afternoon’s senior club championship action at MacHale Park where there were wins for Breaffy, who battled past a resolute Garrymore to win by 2-12 to 0-14, and Castlebar Mitchels, who scorched Aghamore by 5-13 to 1-7. Brief reports on these two clashes are available here.

In the first of this year’s relegation play-offs, meanwhile, Claremorris secured their senior status for next year, pushing Ballinrobe closer to the trapdoor in the process. Claremorris won by 1-16 to 0-12 in today’s play-off and Ballinrobe must now face the losers of tomorrow’s other play-off between Shrule/Glencorrib and Ballyhaunis to see which of them will revert to Intermediate status for next year.

In the Intermediate championship, meanwhile, Moy Davitts this afternoon got the better of Kiltimagh in their IFC quarter-final replay tie, winning by 1-16 to 1-9.

Cic Fada Fintan Ruddy

Photo: Bray Emmets GAA club (via Facebook)

Finally, congratulations to Cill Choman’s Fintan Ruddy who today at Bray Emmets GAA club in Wicklow won the Cic Fada competition for the second time. The photo above shows Fintan accepting the Tom Walsh Cup which was presented to him by the late Tom Walsh’s daughter Ciara. Well done to him.

6 thoughts on “Minors and Masters lose out to Tyrone

  1. Well done Fintan! Always had a fair wallop.Vied with D Clarke for goal in ’98 / u16. Rem Clarke got position. F for further …D for direction!

  2. Congratulations to Waterford Ladies on their great win over Kildare. hard luck to the Lilly Whites you will get your day out in the sun! they are a credit to all their respective Clubs and County’s through out Eire. the tough but beautiful Ladies of Ireland playing our game in all kinds of weather. just great can’t say enough good about them.

    Also best of luck to both Cork and Dublin in the Ladies All Ireland later on. Dublin will be looking to get revenge for last year as they threw it away, 9 points up at half time only to be reeled in by the never say die Rebel County.

    We have so much to be proud about on this little humble abode that we call home, ah yes our little Island in the wild Atlantic with the greatest Writer’s, Poets and Sportsmen and Women the world has ever seen. is it any wonder everyone wants to claim to be Irish. we built New York and Most of the world over there will be a Paddy or Mick giving it holly somewhere on some site putting the rest to shame. God Bless Ireland.

  3. Brighton811 – is there any chance you could attempt to make the point in your comment in a reasonable fashion? There is a reasonable point in there but it’s lost in the thick coating of bile you wrapped around it.

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