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.