The weekend’s games

We’ve Championship action coming up at Senior level for the hurlers and at Minor level in both football and camogie. Here are details of the games the county is involved in this weekend.

The Connacht Minor football Championship group stage gets underway on Friday evening. Our campaign opens with a home match against Roscommon, which takes place at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park (throw-in 7pm). The ticket link for the game is here and the streaming link (which incorrectly lists the match venue as Ballina) is here.

I’m heading west on Friday for this one myself and we’ll have a Final Whistle pod from Castlebar after the game is over.

On Sunday the hurlers begin their Rackard Cup campaign, with a Round 1 clash against Monaghan at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park (throw-in 2pm). Having just won the NHL Division 3A title, the aim now must be to follow this up with a Rackard Cup triumph, which would ensure immediate promotion back to Christy Ring Cup level for next year.

The ticket link for this game is here. Tickets are also available from selected Centra and SuperValu outlets.

Finally, the county’s Minor camogie team have a Round 5 Minor C Championship match against Wicklow on Sunday. The venue for this game is the National Sports Campus at Abbotstown up here in the capital where throw-in is 2pm. The ticket link for this game is here.

The best of luck to all the Mayo teams in action this weekend.

38 thoughts on “The weekend’s games

  1. Not released Driveitlong&hard, do not think management want to, and when not out by now it likely wont at this stage, you’ll get programme for 26 day before or on day be my guess.

    To be honest, minor is so young now I think not releasing it, or over publicising it is right thing to do. Lads do not need that pressure from 15 about who will be next messiah.

  2. The streaming cost of 10 euro per game with no packages available is very steep . Should of combined both grades into a package surely .

  3. I’m on crutches and unable to attend games for a while so €10 is well worth it in my humble opinion. We’d take turns driving, buy programmes, a bite to eat and a couple of pints for non-drivers. Sitting on a settee with a cup of tea and a sandwich will suffice.

  4. 10 euro great value if you cant for whatever reason get to games, whole family and even neighbours can gather in a house and enjoy the game, actually saving hunderds of euro, but nothing like being at the game.

  5. Totally disagree , thats €110 in total for the 11 underage games . No value in that

  6. @seanBurke. I usually agree with your posts but not on this one. As stated already 10 euro for all the family to watch from home when work gets in the way of going to the game is great value and if we’re paying €110 then we’re watching the all ireland final. I’d pay €110 now if I thought the seniors would get to the all ireland final.

  7. I think when you have both minor and U20 as round robin there should be a package price from those that either wants to attend all games or watch them on the streams.

  8. I really think it will be a full house. It is such an important game for MAYO. We need to be winning this game so we need a huge mayo vocal support at the game. The weather is set to improve next week so the game will have a proper championship feel to it. I am really looking forward to the game already.

  9. It should be close to sell the seating below the stand ready to didn’t look like it from watching Galway Roscommon last night in Connacht tv.

  10. Are we expecting a sell out crowd in the Hyde on Sunday week ?

    For April match I don’t think so. I’d say 15k will be expected attendance. Was a little under 10k for the league meeting a few weeks ago in MacHale Park

  11. 18890 is the capacity for the hyde according to wiki . . If thats the case it will be close enough to a sellout but probably not quite . Them HSE reductions from 2011 in stadia are absolutely bonkers .

  12. Drive it, team out now for minors. In shock to nobody I presume it’s pretty much same team as last couple years.

  13. Wind is making it very tricky here. We are trying to get the ball forward quickly, but the wind is making it difficult, with a lot of kicks going astray. There is a touch of class about young Mcdonald- a lovely striker of the ball. Evan Walsh looks useful at corner forward-a strongly built young lad.

  14. The u17 team are a lovely team, love the mix of clubs involved to, not heavy on multiple players from the town clubs, a great young lad too with a famous name that’s all I’ll say.

  15. That’s the problem sean u can try and keep it down but u won’t be able people will talk that’s just the nature of it, just let the young lad play and enjoy his football is what I’d love.

  16. Very impressed with the defensive setup for Mayo U17s, they always seemed to have an extra player covering. A lot of talented young lads apart from the obvious one and great to see the net for talent being spread far and wide. Can’t remember the last Lacken player I saw togged for the county. Great value for money from both teams.

  17. Great win for Mayo Minors.
    I listened to it on Mid West Radio for Free.
    Don’t know Why it doesn’t get advertised
    on this site.
    Must be Some reason…

  18. @2 hops. I’m keeping busy incase I go daydreaming again as i upset a few here with my 2026 team.

  19. In fairness Mike H it is always mentioned by WJ here when Midwest are covering games live.

  20. Sorry @ no doubt. Couldn’t remember who posted it but nowt wrong with having sweet dreams.

  21. Great win. Took over in second half – just got a little sloppy towards the end. Young McDonald oozes class, points from play and frees, rocket of a goal after a great run, kick passes and high fielding-big lad too.. Only thing that bothered me, same as seniors and U20’s, was how small we were compared to Roscommon-noticed it especially at the end, when teams were shaking hands. Where are all our big young lads? Good start to the campaign.

  22. @JoeG: Yeah, never let the Roscommon lads play their way into the game at all. Some really impressive moments back there aside from the outstanding man of the match display.

    Coghill’s shoulder at one point a thing of beauty. He had a few fantastic turnovers too and was always looking to drive forward. I thought Noonan put in a phenomenal shift, would have been right up there for a normal man of the match if not for the obvious outlier. Lost track of how many times he turned a dangerous Roscommon attack into one of their forwards slowly edging backwards and into a harmless lateral pass or often into a turnover. Hession & Butler both with some great turnovers back there too, really getting on top against the breeze in the second half.

    Loved watching some of Moyles’ fielding in the middle. Wasn’t towering over the opposition lads but between the athleticism & determination made a real impact there. A constant option for restarts and always looking to help knit attacks together from open play. Looked a real classy player.

    Mentioned in the last few days there was always one or two surprises for me in that shine in minor sides I hadn’t heard much about coming into a campaign and Evan Walsh delivered in style. For a lad that hadn’t had much chatter he looked really sharp. Super tidy player, delivering a few serious long range efforts without ever looking to force it or overplay a possession. Looked like a left boot we’ll see delivering a few goals this year. Deane & Moriarty both showed flashes too. That looks like it could be a seriously dangerous inside line. Really unfortunate not to have a few more goal chances today, with balls just not flicking to hand or catching slightly too much of a gust costing them a couple.

    Great to see the lads off the bench making an impact too. Quinn & Forry both putting in super showings and getting on the scoresheet nicely.

    Plenty of positives to take from it and plenty more stuff to work on too. Great first day out for the lads, delighted for them.

  23. TSU , answers my earlier question , full report without mentioning him , well done .

  24. We used all our subs and only had 13 on the field for a period at the end, a learning curve for management as injuries have to be treated off the field.

  25. Mike H – as 2 hops has said, Midwest gets mentioned regularly here so you can put that conspiracy theory back in the drawer! Over in New York Michael D spoke at our live event and then Rob and I appeared on their live broadcast the following day.

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