Yesterday wasn’t just a bumper one for the weather (though it sure was that, in this part of the world at any rate) as there were a load of club championship matches down for decision on home soil. Colm Gannon has done an excellent summary of the weekend’s action in the first round of the senior club championship in the Mayo Advertiser – here.
Highlights from the weekend’s senior matches included Ballintubber’s ominous statement of intent in the way they crushed neighbours Breaffy, Ballinrobe’s surprise away win over Crossmolina Deel Rovers (Liam Horan’s audio report on that one is here) and that rip-roaring shootout between Knockmore and Shrule/Glencorrib where Aidan Kilcoyne weighed in with eleven points (five from play) for the winners (this info courtesy of @edmcgreal).
Full results from the weekend’s club championship matches (which I’ve sourced from this thread on gaaboard.com) are as follows:
SFC Group 1: Garrymore 1-6 Aghamore 1-4; Shrule/Glencorrib 1-16 Knockmore 1-18
SFC Group 2: Crossmolina Deel Rovers 0-11 Ballinrobe 2-13; Kiltane 1-8 Castlebar Mitchels 1-13
SFC Group 3: Davitts 0-9 Claremorris 1-10; Ballintubber 1-14 Breaffy 0-3
SFC Group 4: Tuar Mhic Éadaigh 1-7 Ballaghaderreen 1-17; Ballina Stephenites 0-8 Westport 0-8
IFC Group 1: Ballyhaunis 0-7 Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin 0-9
IFC Group 2: Achill 1-6 Charlestown Sarsfields 1-10; Cill Chomáin 1-7 Islandeady 1-10
IFC Group 3: Burrishoole 1-20 Killala 0-12; Kilmaine 0-9 Bonniconlon 2-9
IFC Group 4: Bohola Moy Davitts 1-8 Béal an Mhuirthead 0-10; Hollymount-Carramore 2-14 Mayo Gaels 1-9
JFC: Ballycastle 1-4 Kilfian 1-7.
Finally, on a separate note Ballaghaderreen have released more information about the timetable of events for next weekend’s reopening (full details here). They’re going the whole hog on it, by the looks of it, with events running all the way – as the Yanks would say – from Friday thru Sunday. The official reopening itself will be performed by the Minister for Sport Michael Ring TD at 3.30pm and, perhaps in light of the amount of yapping this might entail, throw-in for the challenge match with Westmeath has now been put back to 4.30pm.