The weekend’s matches

Photo: Mayo GAA

There’s no club football action on at adult level within the county this weekend, with the clubs gearing up for the start of the Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships next weekend.

This means a rare chance for Rounders to grab the limelight. It’s only right that this less-heralded GAA code should get a mention, as two Mayo clubs are in All-Ireland semi-final action this weekend.

Many people might even be aware that Rounders forms part of the GAA family of games but it does and it was, along with Gaelic football, hurling and handball, one of the four codes included in the GAA’s original Charter when the association was formed in 1884. In addition, it’s fairly widely accepted at this stage that Baseball is derived from Rounders in some way, with the two sports sharing many similarities today.

More on GAA Rounders here.

Rounders has undergone quite a resurgence in recent years and, within Mayo, Breaffy have led the charge. They won the Senior Ladies All-Ireland title in 2020 and they’re up against Limekiln of Dublin in tomorrow’s All-Ireland Senior semi-final. That’s them in the photo at the top.

That’s not the only Breaffy team in action tomorrow either because the club are also in the Senior Mixed All-Ireland semi-final. They’re up against one of the powerhouses of the game, Glynn Barntown of Wexford, in that one.

Both of these matches are being played at Manorfield, Kinnegad, with the Senior Ladies match getting underway at 11am tomorrow, followed by the Mixed game at 1.30pm. Tickets are available to purchase here.

On Sunday, meanwhile, Kilmeena are up against Emo of Laois in the Junior Mixed All-Ireland semi-final. That match gets underway at the Meath GAA Centre of Excellence at 3.30pm and tickets for it are available here.

Best of luck to both Mayo clubs in Rounders action this weekend.

Aside from that, there are two Junior A hurling Championship matches on this weekend. This evening Tooreen host Ballina Stephenites at Adrian Freeman Park while tomorrow evening Moytura take on Westport at Cong. Both of those matches throw in at 7pm.

13 thoughts on “The weekend’s matches

  1. Good luck to all the Mayo teams in Rounders this weekend.Its nice to see this sport a mention on here.Well done WJ

  2. Has it been announced when the Club Championship semi-finals and finals are likely to be held? I can’t find those dates anywhere. Thanks for any info!

  3. Good luck to the rounders teams and good to see they are getting some exposure on this blog.
    For myself it’s an U13 lgfa game on Sunday evening to feed my football addiction.

  4. Was totally unaware that rounders was a gaa sport and that it was organised on a country-wide basis. Very interesting to learn this and thanks WJ for educating us – well at least me anyway. Great to see Mayo teams competing at the highest level and best of luck to them this weekend.

  5. Great result, wishing them the best of luck in the final. It sounds like a convincing win so they should be in with a good chance of taking the cup to Mayo.

  6. Fair play to ya for that Willie Joe.
    Yes, rounders gets feck all of a mention, so thanks for covering this weekends games. Well done Breaffy, and good luck to my local side Kilmeena, who are in tomorrow’s junior semi final. The seasiders are bidding to add more silverware to this year’s collection having won the all Irl junior football title earlier this year. Heady days for Kilmeena!

  7. Saturday 3rd September
    4pm The Neale v Westport in The Neale
    6pm Garrymore v Davitts in Garrymore
    6pm Ballaghadareen v Ballina in Ballagh

    Sunday 4th September
    2pm Claremorris v Breaffy in Claremorris
    2pm Ballintubber v Mayo Gaels in Ballintubber
    2pm Knockmore v Aghamore in Knockmore
    2pm Castlebar v Charlestown in Castlebar
    4pm Balla v Belmullet in Balla

    Very poor scheduling of fixtures by the County board.Only possible to attend 1 game on Sunday at 2pm of 4 really attractive fixtures
    Looking like it will be Cong and Garrymore on the Saturday and Claremorris and Balla on the Sunday for me I think.Sickened to be missing the Tubber v Gaels derby in Clogher.

  8. Achill75. It’s a bit annoying tbh. An extra hour even between throw-in times would be a help for anyone wanting to see 2 games. If you want to watch the Ballagh game you’ve no chance of seeing one of the earlier ones. If I was able to I would want to see Knockmore/Aghamore and Castlebar/Charlestown as many from round this area would but timing doesn’t allow I’m afraid. Still at least football will be back and maybe weekend pass available for tv.

  9. Joe. G. You’ll likely get:
    Knockmore v Aghamore
    Kilmeena v Kilmaine
    On the stream next week as well.

  10. If Willie Joe doesnt mind I would like to acknowledge the passing of one of the best Mayo supporters ever Maureen Lacken who is being laid to rest in Ballina today. Maureen was always to be seen all over the country at Mayo and Ballina stephenites matches supporting and encouraging the Red and Green im sure at times she dipped in and out of this blog to offer words of encouragement also. She will be missed. May she rest in peace

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