Tooreen too hot to handle for Athleague

The weather is fairly bracing countrywide right now but, at Dr Hyde Park in Roscommon this afternoon, Tooreen’s hurlers proved way too hot for Athleague to handle. This match – a Connacht club IHC quarter-final tie – went decisively in the Mayo club’s favour as they overwhelmed their Roscommon opponents by 0-28 to 2-7.

The match was streamed live this afternoon but I missed it as I had to get to a juvenile Championship game down at the club which was played at the same time and so I only saw the score updates afterwards. The inimitable Willie Hegarty was, though, on duty at the game for Shannonside today and you can hear his post-match audio report here.

As Willie pointed out in that report, Tooreen’s next assignment is a Connacht semi-final meeting with London champions Robert Emmet’s. That match is fixed for this day week at McGovern Park over in Ruislip and to help defray costs for the trip to London Tooreen are holding a raffle for a signed Mayo jersey. More details on the raffle are here.

Well done to Tooreen today and the best of luck to them across the water next weekend. Hon the Parish!

In other news, tomorrow’s LGFA Connacht Intermediate football Championship semi-final match between Castlebar Mitchels and St Dominic’s of Roscommon has been postponed. The game was meant to take place at Josie Munnelly Park in Castlebar at 1pm tomorrow but it’s not now going ahead and a new date for the tie will be announced later.

14 thoughts on “Tooreen too hot to handle for Athleague

  1. Going to be awkward for Tooren going over to London now with the new restrictions announced by Boris this evenin …….

  2. Well done to Tooreen. The new travel restrictions in the UK does not apply to the common travel area (in other words Ireland is exempt).

  3. Anybody have any idea of the result of Tooreen’s visit to London? No mention of it or any upcoming fixtures in the Connacht GAA website. But then what’s new about that?

  4. Also I was wondering about Knockmore Ladies. Have they been in Connacht Club action yet? I see The Galway champs [Kilkerrin Clonberne?] showed no mercy to Roscommon’s Clan na Geal at the weekend and are due to meet Manorhamilton next. Which means that Knockmore must have been knocked out. [No pun intended]

  5. Tooreen B were also a bit too hot for Ballina Stephenites to handle the following day in the Junior Hurling Championship Final, but what an achievement by Ballina in their first season after a decade-long absence to hold their own with the royalty of Mayo hurling. Massive credit to Gary Barrett and his crew, to the players for their commitment and to Adrian Hession for all the work put in – it’s a joy to see hurling back in North Mayo.

    Match report here: https://www.gaa.ie/hurling/news/comeback-club-stephenites-fall-to-tooreen-at-final-hurdle/

    There was also a really nice preview done by the Stephenites on Facebook at the weekend – well worth a watch back: https://www.facebook.com/BallinaStephenitesGAAClub/videos/1615996525411630

  6. Serious dedication by the Ballina players as well. See Bellmullet and Kilcommon I think it was that had messages up wishing their players well that play with them. Some hike in for the 4 or 5 players from Erris for training.
    How will it work for Sean Regan now his football club plays his hurling club?

  7. Does anyone hear when the tkts for the knockmore v tourlesstrand game go on sale. Will it be the Connacht gaa that’s selling them?

  8. Assuming now with the new testing requirements for arrivals into Ireland that Sunday’s match will be shelved now unfortunately

    Obviously there’s also implications with regard to the All Ireland series as a whole. Hard to see any other scenario than Robert Emmetts having to withdraw or else this could be dragged on for months potentially ..

  9. Anyone buy tkts off the Connacht gaa website. I was on there and clicked on the link to buy tkts and a bogus website warning popped up. Just wondering had anyone else tried to purchase tkts

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