0-7 (4f) from Captain Cillian O'Connor helps guide Mayo into a remarkable 6th All-Ireland Semi-Final in a row and book a place against surprise packets Tipperary on Sunday week! In what turned out to be Mayo's best performance of the season, the selection of Alan Dillon as a sweeper in the opening half as well as the tireless covering of Diarmuid O'Connor were key to the win over Ulster champions Tyrone. Sunday week Mayo take on the surprise packet of the 2016 championship Tipperary who dumped Connacht champions Galway last weekend so all to play for. Well done boys and keep the dream alive !
An impressive performance from our Senior team saw them claim the Horan Cup after an 8 points win over the Mayo Junior team as the Club helped celebrate 800 years of Ballintubber Abbey in style! 0-6 came from the Plunkett brothers as the Abbeysiders gear up for their must-win Championship game in Aghamore ! Check Match Reports for all the details!
1-5 from Captain Cillian O'Connor helped Mayo to a place in next Saturday's All-Ireland Quarter-Final when they finally overcame a stubborn Westmeath side in Croke Park. Alan Dillon looked sharp after he was introduced while Diarmuid O'Connor was listed in the subs while he recovers from a dead leg injury. Next Saturday at 4 pm Mayo take on Ulster Champions Tyrone for a place in the last 4!
Our Senior team were at the wrong end of a 1-13 to 2-8 defeat in sunny Clogher on Sunday when Hollymount/Carramore did the double on the Abbeysiders to return to the top of Division 1A! Despite goals from Stephen Finnerty and Bryan Walsh the homeside were unable to maintain their unbeaten run in the League. Check Match Reports for all the details!!
1-5 from Diarmuid O'Connor helps inspire Mayo to a 2-17 to 0-14 win over Kildare in sunny McHale Park on Saturday evening to book a place into the final round of Qualifiers! The Cranmore native was at his best in another energy sapping performance as Mayo booked a place in the final round of the All-Ireland qualifiers. Cillian O'Connor had a quieter game than usual but he still managed to point twice in the first half with one memorable long range effort while Alan Dillon was introduced midway through the second half. The draw for the final round of Qualifiers takes place on Monday morning where Mayo could take on either Donegal of Westmeath in 2 weeks time. Further details to be confirmed!
Captain Cillian O'Connor leads Mayo out for the 4th time when Mayo take on Kildare for the first time this Saturday evening in McHale Park at 7pm in round 3 of the All-Ireland Qualifiers! After a much improved second half, last years Connacht Champions managed to win by 5 points against Fermanagh with much talk on the controversial late penalty. Cillian got the RTE player of the match award after a return of 1-5 while Diarmuid looks to be coming back to his best after a strong showing as well as 2 points scored. It was great to see Alan Dillon given a rare chance and he more than impressed with 2 fine points where he hopefully will be given another chance on Saturday evening. Mayo however are still well off the high standard of previous seasons but the feeling is that another win will help to build confidence which was badly dented following defeat to Galway in the Connacht Semi-Final. However Kildare have nothing to lose while their last 2 visits to McHale Park seen them claim League points when they were in Division 1 of the National League. Its all to play for where a large crowd is expected in what could be the tie of the round!! Best of luck to all involved!!
The draw for the Under 21A Championship took place this week with Ballintubber facing Ballaghaderreen away before rounding off their group with a home game in Clogher against arch rival Castlebar Mitchels. No dates have yet been confirmed while usually the top 2 teams go towards the Quarter-Finals!
It was a case of hard luck to our Under 14 team as they came out on the wrong end of a cracking 5-18 to 8-8 defeat to Kilmeena in Westport on Thursday eveing in the final of the West Mayo B final ! Check Match Reports for all the details!!
Captain Cillian O'Connor with 1-5 while his brother Diarmuid scored 0-2 while substitute Alan Dillon proved he still a lot to offer with an impressive 0-2 also in Mayo's much improved second half performance to eventually overcome a gutsy Fermanagh side on a final score of 2-14 to 1-12. Monday mornings draw saw them come first out of the hat to book another game in McHale Park where next Saturday evening at 7pm they welcome Kildare in Round 3 of the All-Ireland qualifiers. Best of luck boys!!
A strong opening half from our Senior team saw them head to the top of Division 1A following a 3-7 to 1-7 win in wet and windy Charlestown on Sunday. Goals from Conor Finnerty, Bryan Walsh and Alan Plunkett helped seal the win. Check Match Reports for all the details!!
0-6 from captain Cillian O'Connor was not enough as Mayo's 5 year grip on the Nestor cup ended in McHale Park on Saturday evening when a plucky Galway side deservedly claimed their biggest scalp for some time. Mayo were a poor shadow of the sides who have excited many since 2011 despite leading 0-8 to 0-6 at the break. Jason Gibbons suffered what looked like a dislocated shoulder in the opening half so best wishes to a speedy recovery while Diarmuid O'Connor was introduced in the second half but unfortunately he was unable to turn it around. Next up will be the back-door route threw the choppy Qualifiers with Mayo's last memory of this back in 2010 when Longford created one of the upsets. This team cannot become a bad team overnight so some reflection and clear heads can still turn their season round.