Tooreen’s title + the rest of the club action

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It’s been another weekend of provincial action at club level, with a number of matches taking place involving teams from the county.

Pride of place this weekend has to go to Tooreen, who this afternoon became the first ever club team from Mayo to win a provincial hurling title. This year’s county champions beat Galway’s Ballinderreen today by 1-15 to 1-11 in the Connacht Intermediate hurling decider at Athleague. Huge congrats to them.

Tooreen now get to shoot for All-Ireland glory in the New Year. Their next opponents will be the still-to-be-decided Leinster IHC champions, whom the East Mayo lads are scheduled to meet on the weekend of 20/21 January next.

Also celebrating tonight are Carnacon. Courtesy of two late goals, one an incredible effort direct from a 14-yard free from Cora Staunton, Carnacon fought back to beat Galway’s Kilkerrin-Clonberne by three points in today’s Connacht ladies senior club final replay at Ballyhaunis.

Was Cora going for goal? Here, judge for yourselves:

Video: LadiesFootballTV via YouTube

Match report from The 42 on Carnacon’s win is here. Next up for them is an All-Ireland semi-final meeting with Ulster champions St Macartan’s of Tyrone.

Yesterday at MacHale Park, meanwhile, Castlebar Mitchels, after an unexpectedly hard battle, made it past Leitrim’s Mohill by 0-16 to 0-11 in the Connacht senior club quarter-final. Best GAA headline of the weekend comes courtesy of RTÉ’s match report on this one, which is here.

There were mixed fortunes for the two Mayo clubs in action at MacHale Park today. In the day’s opening match at Castlebar Lahardane MacHales beat St Gabriel’s of Galway by 5-13 to 0-11 in the Connacht JFC semi-final. Moy Davitts, though, went under to Michael Glavey’s of Roscommon by 0-19 to 1-15 in the Connacht IFC semi-final.

14 thoughts on “Tooreen’s title + the rest of the club action

  1. Magnificent display by Tooreen, it was no smash and grab or fluke, the better team won, playing some great hurling, well done to all involved!

  2. Huge congrats to Tooreen from a Westport clubman. This win was coming as Ballyhaunis had gone close against the Galway champions in Connacht over the last few years. No reason why they can’t give the All Ireland a right rattle.

  3. Well done Tooreen on a great win. Great to see a Mayo team taking down a Galway team. A historic win.
    Congratulations to all the.footballers, the Ladies and the men’s teams that did the county proud over the weekend. Wishing all the best of luck in the all ireland series.

  4. Was delighted for Tooreen well done on making history. Such success does not come overnight and but for the commitment and dedication of every member of that club this would not have been possible. It is a tribute to their achievement to hear real hurling diehards from Galway with whom I work singing Tooreen’s praises. Although I’m a dyed in the wool Mayo football fan living in a hurling stronghold I couldn’t help but be taken in by this result. The beauty of the GAA laid bare. Well done also to Castlebar and my former neighbours Lahardane and best of luck for the rest of the campaign.

  5. Congrats to all the winning Mayo teams over the weekend, esp Tooreen and Carnacon who have titles under their belt and march on to the All Ireland series. Hard luck to Moy Davitts who, from the scoreline, came up just a little bit short.
    Were Mitchel’s playing within themselves on Saturday? From the way they moved ahead after Mohill equalised in the second half it seems they were. I’m told that Mohill were very pleased with their performance. Over the last ten years or so Leitrim teams have become used to trashings in Connacht Senior club.
    And of course Cora was going for goal in that late shot from the free. Sure what else would she go for? A goal was needed so Cora got a goal, as Cora does.

  6. Well done Tooreen.some achievement and shows what can be done!
    They could end up playing Ballyragget away!!!!!

  7. Well done to the young Balla lads making the Connaught final. Hard to believe they got past all the big names in Mayo club football but sure they might as well go on and win Connaught now.

  8. Am I correct in saying that Balla Minors are now playing St Brigids in the Connacht Final ?

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