This weekend’s club fixtures

This coming weekend is not just the October Bank Holiday weekend but it’s also county final weekend. MacHale Park is playing host to two county final double headers on Saturday and Sunday and there are also a few Connacht LGFA club Championship matches being contested.

Here’s the full list of games on this coming weekend.

On Saturday, the double header comprises the Intermediate and Junior B football finals. The JFC B decider is between Achill and Moygownagh and it gets underway at 1pm. Mark Duffy will be reffing it. Then, at 3pm, it’s Kilmeena against Ballyhaunis in the IFC final. The ref for this Sweeney Cup decider is Kevin Connelly.

On Sunday, it’s the JFC and SFC football finals. The McDonnell Cup decider gets underway at 12.30pm with Jon Finn in charge and that’s between Cill Chomáin and Islandeady. The big one – the Moclair Cup decider – follows at 2.30pm when Ballina Stephenites, aiming for their 37th county title, face Westport, who are looking to win it for the very first time. Paul Lydon is the man with the whistle for this one.

Both of these double headers are being streamed live by Mayo GAA TV.

In the women’s game, meanwhile, there are two provincial club Championship matches involving clubs from the county taking place. On Sunday, Charlestown Sarsfields travel to Boyle to play them in the Connacht LGFA IFC semi-final. On Bank Holiday Monday, newly-crowned Senior county champions Burrishoole welcome the Leitrim champions Glencar/Manorhamilton to Newport where they’ll play them in the Connacht LGFA SFC semi-final. Throw-in times for both of those matches have yet to be confirmed.

You’ll most likely have seen, by the way, that Ballyhaunis lost out by 2-10 to 1-6 to Galway’s Salthill-Knocknacarra in the Connacht LGFA JFC quarter-final yesterday. Commiserations to them.

Finally, the Play4Emma fundraiser takes place at Moygownagh GAA club on Saturday, starting at 3pm. Further details on this hugely worthwhile event are here.

UPDATE: Tooreen’s hurlers are also in action this weekend. They begin the defence of their Connacht IHC title on Sunday with a trip to Athleague where they’ll face Roscommon champions Four Roads. That game gets underway at 2pm and tickets for it are available to purchase here.

8 thoughts on “This weekend’s club fixtures

  1. Big weekend ahead and an exciting one particularly for the clubs involved, and best wishes to them all. Praying for decent weather, great games, no injuries or controversies. Also a big well done to Paul Lydon on his biggest game to date. Well deserved because he is an outstanding referee.

  2. Great interview Sam

    he strikes me as a very down to earth guy – certainly in the job for the right reasons… and there’s good craic in him too!

    Galway fans will be happy to hear Cian O’Neill seems to be in it for the long haul aswell

    Big year for them next year but plenty are putting their hands up during the club campaign. It’ll still probably ultimately come down to whether Shane Walsh has now turned a corner consistency wise

  3. Not to worry, Mayoforever – it’s still well outnumbered by our podcast episodes! On that note, our Senior county final preview show, in which Mike is joined by Stephen Drake and Colm Boyle, is now up on all podcast platforms.

  4. Should be great weekend of sport. Any update on if or when the county u17 semi replay or final will be played ? Now almost 5 weeks since the original semis were played and very unfair on all of the young club players involved as far as I can see. No indication of when the matter is to be resolved and unfortunate that club officials / parents could not resolve earlier in a more reasonable manner to allow the lads play football…

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