Our Under 21 Championship campaign ended on Saturday evening when a brave performance from the boys in red just fell short in Ballina following a strong second half comeback!! Check News - Match Reports for all the details!!
Our Under 21 team almost picked up their first win of this years Championship when 2 late points from visitors Bohola Moy-Davitts saw the game end 1-10 to 0-13 where right-corner-back Sean Staunton scored the games only goal! Next up is Ballina next Saturday at 3.30 where winner gets a Quarter-Final place. Check Match Reports via News for all the details!!
Our Senior teams hopes of retaining the Division 1A League title all but ended following a home defeat in Clogher after an impressive Garrymore side deservedly claimed the League points on offer on Saturday evening. Check Match Report via News for all the details!!
Commisserations to our Senior team who exited the Senior Championship on Sunday! Check all the details in News - Match Report.
Congrats to our Senior team after their win in Crossmolina which pushes them to joint top of Division 1A on Saturday evening. Check News - Match Reports for all the details!!
A late flurry of points sees our Senior team book a Semi-Final showing with neighbours Breaffy in 2 weeks time after win on Sunday!! Check News - Match Reports for all the details!!
Its congrats to Cillian O'Connor once again after he became the top scorer of the 2015 All-Ireland series following a return of 3-34. As good as this achievement is, the fact that the Ballintubber ace has had to struggle with a persistant left knee injury since early in the year only adds to the fantastic achievement. Also the fact that he has achieved this honour for the third year in a row shows once again the high level of consistency that he has maintained. Indeed one only has to think back to the games this summer against the All-Ireland winners Dublin particularly where he never missed a free into the intimidating hill while he also scored a goal only he could explain how he managed to get his foot to the ball after being fouled in the replay. He will be in Club action this Sunday at 3.30 in McHale Park at the Quarter-Final stage of the Mayo Senior Championship when the 2014 Champions take on Ballina Stephenities. Well done again Cillian!!
Our Senior team kept up the pressure at the top of Division 1A on Saturday evening when a late '45 from substitute Diarmuid O'Connor saw the Abbeysiders come out on top on a final score of 1-7 to 1-6!
Unfortunately on Junior team came up against a ruthless homeside in Cong on Sunday when The Neale ran out 2-24 to 0-6 winners in Division 1C!!
Hard luck to the Mayo team who were unable to withstand a strong Dublin finish before losing 3-15 to 1-14 in perfect conditions on Saturday evening in Croke Park. The replayed semi-final brought out the best in both teams where football was the winner but the Connacht champions were not able to close out the game despite leading 1-12 to 0-11 with just 15 minutes to go. 2 goals in quick succession with a bit of luck along the way broke the hearts of this team with a sucker punch of a third goal rubbing salt in a flattering final score of 3-15 to 1-14. The O'Connor brothers were outstanding where they contributed 1-8 between them and kept going to the end and represented the Club so well throughout the Championship. Cillian got 1-6 and another faultless free kicking performance where it looked as if his goal was going to get us there. His younger brother Diarmuid certainly likes playing into the Davin end as he kicked over 2 cracking points in the opening half in an impressive season. Unfortunately Alan Dillon was an used substitute again and in what was probably his last year and a disappointing way to end his remarkable career. However this team have brought Mayo supporters through the emotional roller coaster since 2011 and have won 5 Connacht titles in a row, 2 All-Ireland final appearances, 3 All-Ireland Semi-Final appearances where 2 have been replayed. They are tremendous ambassadors for the County and while the defeat will hurt, like in life you have to keep at it and keep believing. Keep the faith lads!!
The Mayo crusade in Championship 2015 took in another chapter when a strong finish saw the Connacht Champions claim another day out in the All-Ireland series. In an intense game coupled with 2 converted penalties, along with some hard-hitting with 1-9 from the clinical Cillian O'Connor so critical to keeping Mayo in the game as the Leinster Champions discipline let them down. The Cranmore native free-taking was faultless where his shooting into Hill 16 in the opening half was a major highlight as the Dubs legally and illegally closed out a lot of Mayo scoring options. It was his brother Diarmuid who kicked over a classy point early in the second half to compliment his selfless covering as Mayo's youngest player had another energy sapping performance in another top class display. The game indeed looked to have been slipping away when Dublin bagged a second goal to lead 2-12 to 0-11 but the spirit of this Mayo side which has been gaining momentum over the past few seasons roared back into the game with the converted penalty where substitutes Andy Moran and Alan Freeman as well as captain Keith Higgins popped over valuable points to book a replay next Saturday in Croke Park at 5pm. Another cracker awaits!!
Hard luck to our Junior team who gave it everything before losing out to a determined Ardagh side in the last 8 of the Junior A Championship on Sunday evening!! Check Match reports for all the details!!