The weekend’s results

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Time for a quick gallop through the weekend’s results. Here goes.

Starting with the League finals, the big match of the day today – the Division 1 decider between Knockmore and Castlebar Mitchels at James Stephens Park – lived up to its billing, with Mitchels prevailing by a single point, 1-16 to 1-15, after extra-time.

Barry Moran’s charges should, in truth, have had the divisional title wrapped up well before then. A 13th minute goal from Mark Cunningham and a string of points saw them lead by nine as half-time approached. The county champions cut the deficit to seven at the break but they still looked to be in major bother at that stage.

An early goal soon after the resumption brought Knockmore right back into it and with just less than ten minutes to go they pulled level, then pushed a point in front with normal time almost up. Mitchels snatched an equaliser, however, to send the game to extra-time.

It was tense and tight throughout extra-time, with Knockmore just about keeping their noses in front for a time. It was level for most of the second period of extra-time until, right at the death, Paddy Durcan struck the winning point for Mitchels.

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In the Division 2 final, meanwhile, Davitts came out on top as they got the better of Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin by 2-15 to 0-13. Bonniconlon were also decisive winners today, as they claimed the Division 3 title, beating Killala by 2-14 to 2-5.

The Division 4 title went to Charlestown as they beat Breaffy’s second string team by 0-14 to 0-12. In the Division 5 final, Westport’s thirds beat Kilmeena’s seconds by 3-10 to 0-11.

There was one other football League match this weekend, which was a Division 1 relegation play-off fixture. That game was played on Saturday and Ballintubber won it, as they got the better of Louisburgh by 1-12 to 1-9.

Also in football, the Mayo Masters were in action yesterday against Louth in the Gaelic Masters Plate semi-final. That was a closely fought match, with the Mayo lads coming out on top by 2-6 to 1-8.

Onto hurling, where Ballyhaunis opened their TJ Tyrell Cup campaign earlier today. They beat Castlebar Mitchels by 4-14 to 1-5 in a group stage game.

It was also League final day in the LGFA today. Burrishoole were the winners of the big one there, defeating Carnacon in the Division 1 final by 3-9 to 0-5. In the Division 1 Shield final, Knockmore beat Castlebar Mitchels by 3-9 to 1-5.

In the Division 2 decider, Swinford Killasser beat Claremorris by 2-12 to 1-14. In the Division 2 Shield final, Charlestown defeated Kimoremoy by 3-11 to 4-5.

In Division 3 final, Ballyhaunis got the better of St Brigid’s by 3-12 to 3-9. Aghamore claimed the Division 3 Shield, as they decisively beat Kiltimagh by 5-13 to 0-5.

There were also a number of LGFA relegation matches, the results of which were as follows: In Division 1, Kilmovee Shamrocks beat Moy Davitts by 6-16 to 2-8. In Division 2, Cill Chomain beat Davitts by 4-16 to 1-7. In Division 3, Kiltane beat Breaffy by 3-15 to 2-13 and, in Division 4, Claremorris B beat Achill by 4-9 to 1-9.

17 thoughts on “The weekend’s results

  1. Knockmore’s performance today after a bad start was decent. They’ll be delighted to have got game time into Darren McHale and Keth Ruttledge and wont be too disappointed about the result. Some of the Castlebar young lads like Paddy H. were very good. Both goalkeepers had very good games too.

  2. A lot of youngsters in action in that one yesterday which bodes well. Obviously Knockmore will have a big say in the championship and the Mitchell’s appear to be back among the big dogs again. Roll on the championship. The west is best: did anyone really stand out and did any newcomer look the part?

  3. Joe. G. Not sure could pick out one in particular, Adam Naughton at full back was very good for Knockmore.

  4. The 2 goalies, Naughton and Paddy H. looked good. The usual suspects like Paddy Durcan, Kevin Mcloughlin, Pearse Ruttledge and Aiden Orme were lively.

  5. Don’t believe this is rumour stuff but sounds like the County board have made some communications to candidates this morning so expect official news soon on selection but the name is out there. Hope this doesn’t break rules WJ

  6. Who said the four candidates haven’t been told?
    Have people evidence from the candidates to say they haven’t been told.

  7. Once again, can everyone please wait until the process is complete before commenting on its outcome?

    The West is best and Two Yellows – you’re both commenting in a vacuum there and both unfairly so I’m deleting both of those comments. The pair of you have been very vocal on here in support of one candidate and I’ve let you at it but I’d appreciate it if you’d now hold off and, like the rest of us, wait for the official announcement to be made.

  8. Interesting to see Pat Flanagan getting the Roscommon gig. Nice to see a county acknowledge managers that actually manage clubs within their county. Will the Mayo CB respect that?

  9. I thought Sean Morahan from Mitchells was excellent yesterday. Was the best player on show for me along with the usual suspects.
    Castlebar very pacey and play a good brand of football. Knockmore showed their usual grit and with players coming back will be hard beat.
    The state of Mayo club football is alive and healthy judging by yesterdays showing.

  10. Good news @Moose79 … It does feel like it’s dragging out but at least people can’t say the process wasn’t done correctly.
    Whoever gets it we need to all get behind them . Either of the 2 front runners would do a good job …
    Leave the club loyalties out of it and get behind Whoever gets it

  11. Pat Flanagan hasn’t got the Roscommon job, he’s just allowed his name go forward for it.

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