U21 club Championship fixtures this weekend

The U21 club Championships are coming to the boil this weekend, with the A and C finals both taking place, while the semi-finals in the B competition are also down for decision. All of these matches will be played this coming Saturday (9th December).

The U21A final features the attractive pairing of Castlebar Mitchels and Claremorris. This title decider will be played under the lights at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park on Saturday evening, with a 7pm throw-in. The link for purchasing tickets online for this game is here.

The U21B semi-finals both take place earlier in the day on Saturday. St Tiernan’s Park, Crossmolina, is the venue for the meeting of Crossmolina Deel Rovers and Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin, where throw-in is 12pm. Mayo Gaels host Breaffy in the other semi-final, with that one getting underway in Mayo Abbey at 2.30pm.

The U21C final will be played on Saturday at James Stephens Park, Ballina. St Pat’s Erris play Swinford in that one and throw-in there is 1pm. The ticket link for this game is here.

21 thoughts on “U21 club Championship fixtures this weekend

  1. As a neutral I’m looking forward to the A final in McHale Park on Saturday evening under lights. Both Castlebar and Claremorris have been to the fore in underage for the last few years and there will be a large number of up and coming talented footballers on display. The U21 competition has served up some good competitive games over the last few weeks and there was little to separate the 4 teams in last weekend’s semi finals. Castlebar will be favourites going into this final with a more experienced side and I’m sure the older county lads will be back, Claremorris with a much younger side and many of their successful minor side playing, will as underdogs have little to lose and I expect will be well set up to make it a competitive and entertaining game. To their credit both are footballing sides and will go out to play attacking football.

  2. I’m not 100% sure, Paddyjoe, but I think it does. If you check back on the Mayo GAA website for when they launched the club ticket it should confirm it there. (I’d do so myself but need to be out the door pronto for an event I’m going to).

  3. Not by Mayo GAA TV anyways Oilean Acla, would not cover the cost of the stream, you’d need around 200 streams at €10 or so a head to nearly break even

  4. Mayoman – can you please use another handle? ‘Mayoman’ has been used in the past by others and is too generic, as it could apply to more than half those who comment here. I’d suggest you either go back to using the name under which you’ve been posting comments here for years or else pick another, more individual handle.

  5. Catcol, Bob Touhy is injured and Dara Hurley is recovering from the horrific arm injury he sustained against Ballyhaunis in the relegation playoff, he still has no timeframe for return as far as is known.
    May be the most talented u21 final we’ve seen, lads who have worn / will wear the Mayo jersey hopefully at all levels on display.
    Mitchels a small bit further in their development, older side with the likes of Mylett, the Cunningham’s, although McHugh, Touhy and Morahan are absolute massive losses if they don’t play.
    On the other side, this is basically the Claremorris minor team with a few lads added in such as Darragh Joyce, Matthew McCormack (brother of James), although they will miss Adam Beirne and Adam Vahey who are ruled out through injury, who both started for the Claremorris senior team this year.
    Keep an eye on Niall Hurley and Darragh Beirne for scoring, while young Craig Cassidy won MOTM in the semi final and David Slattery has been extremely impressive in the campaign so far, and for St.Colmans.

  6. Thanks a million Retrocut for the update on Tuohy and Hurley – hadn’t known. Great info too on the key players.

  7. A fantastic game.
    Claremorris 7 behind at half time and almost reeled Castlebar in but for a late Castlebar goal which finished them off.
    No shortage of talent on show and plenty of prospects going forwards.

  8. Didn’t make the game with prior commitments, Claremorris seemed naive at the start but superb after that. Congratulations to Mitchels, they deserve it. Niall Hurley and Darragh Beirne might be as good as Mayo have in the forward department at the minute.

  9. @Retrocut Niall hurley is one to watch for the future and he’s not that long away from seniors he’s an amazing young player full of confidence ..

    but let’s not forget he’s still pretty young so can’t say he’s the best forward mayo have Atm he’s no where near Tommy conroy/ Ryan o D/cilian o Connor and why would he be he’s still quite young but he’s a great prospect I’ve no doubt he’ll be a star for mayo seniors when he’s ready for seniors…!

  10. Well done Castlebar, impressive win down so many players.
    Very poor crowd, weather coupled with lack of interest in competition. Maybe next year the CB will run it in summer for lads who stick around.

    Most teams seemed be heavily reliant on minors as opposed to 18-21 year olds

  11. So the loosing team scored14 times and the winning team only scored 9 times, goals win matches.

  12. Exactly Culmore, how right you are.
    The same with Mayo.
    Feel sorry for Claremorris but as a Castlebar exile delighted they won.
    Some good talent coming through, so not so worried about the years ahead.
    Claremorris don’t seem to advance their young players, hope it changes

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