This is just a quick one to confirm the weekend’s results from Connacht club Championship matches involving Mayo teams.
Starting with hurling, Tooreen yesterday recorded an impressive 1-19 to 1-12 win over Robert Emmet’s of London in the semi-final of the Connacht Intermediate hurling Championship over in Ruislip. Tooreen now go forward to the Connacht IHC decider, in which they’ll be up against Moycullen of Galway.
The women footballers of Castlebar Mitchels also came up trumps in their match yesterday. They beat St Dominic’s of Roscommon in the Connacht LGFA Intermediate semi-final by 1-13 to 1-5 and will now play Tourlestrane of Sligo in the Connacht final. That’s scheduled for next Sunday at 1pm but the venue for the game has yet to be confirmed,
The Tourlestrane men’s football team – managed by ex-Ballintubbier bainisteoir Kevin Johnson – gave Knockmore a hell of a battle in this afternoon’s Connacht SFC semi-final at Ballina. The Sligo champions led by two at half-time and they were still in front at the second water break but a late surge from the Moclair Cup holders saw them home on a scoreline of 0-10 to 0-8.
There’s a report of this match on the GAA’s website here. Knockmore now play the winners of the Mountbellew/Moylough v Padraig Pearse’s semi-final in the Connacht decider. That provincial final will be played early in the New Year.
Kilmeena had no such problems in their Connacht JFC semi-final against Galway’s Athenry, a match that was played in Bekan. They ran out convincing winners by 1-14 to 0-7 to qualify for the final where they’ll meet St Patrick’s of Sligo in the New Year.
Speaking of Bekan – and veering briefly onto off-field activity – the Mayo GAA annual Convention took place under the Dome this evening. The big news from there was that Seamus Tuohy emerged victorious in the vote for County Board Chairman, defeating Con Moynihan. Congrats to Seamus and the best of luck to him in the role.
Finally, back to the field of play and this time to a result which, despite a fair bit of searching, I haven’t been able to track down. The game in question was a camogie one – the Rose Nixon Cup final – which was contested yesterday by Na Brideoga and Galway’s Abbeyknockmoy. I can’t find any trace online of a result from that match so, if anyone can, you might post the details in the comments.
UPDATE: Abbeyknockmoy won that game by 2-9 to 2-6. Thanks to Stephen for the update on it.