Castlebar (@1.5) vs Ballaghadreen (@3.1)
06-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Castlebar will win

Castlebar – Ballaghadreen Match Prediction | 06-10-2019 10:00

Boland is the only man making his Championship debut, with the Aghamore man being handed the number 10 jersey. For the Mayo men, manager Stephen Rochford keeps the faith with ten of the players who started last years replayed All Ireland Final with David Clarke, Chris Barrett, Ger Cafferky, Fergal Boland and Conor OShea coming into the team. Sligo have named an unchanged team from their game against New York two weeks ago which they won 1-21 to 1-13, with veterans Mark Breheny and Adrian Marren again spearheading the attack. The game will be preceded by the meeting of the same two counties at U17 level, which will throw in at 11.45.

Sen Hurson from Tyrone will referee Sundays match. Its the first time the counties have met in the Connacht Championship since the 2015 Connacht Final, when Mayo ran out comprehensive 6-26 to 2-11 winners. The incentive for the winners will be a Connacht semi final against Galway in Pearse stadium on the 11th of June. Sligos last victory over Mayo came in 2010 when they came from behind to beat Mayo, inspired by Charlie Harrison. Mayo and Sligo face off on Sunday in the Quarter Final of the Connacht Senior Football Championship on Sunday in Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar at 2pm.

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Training is this Saturday morning, 11:45-12:45! Club 50/50 Lotto:The winner of our 850 April draw was Lucy Murphy! Congratulations on the win Lucy! For more information give our coordinator Mairead a call on 0879282561! Keep an eye on the page for the results of May's drawGive it a Try 2019:We had a great turnout at our first Give it a try session last Saturday but there is still room for more! Club AGM:Our AGM takes place Wednesday the 29th of May @ 7pm, all club members are invited to attend! All are welcome!

Well, that was a dour old affair in MacHale Park yesterday. All in all really it was a day for blankets we even spotted a few in the stand! As the blanket of freezing fog enveloping Castlebar started to lift, Tyrone brought a blanket of their own with them down the N5 and proceeded to smother the life out of the game in what was a frustrating day out.

They played Tipperary in the first round of the qualifiers at this venue where they won 1-13 to 1-10. In defence, they are very stable, they have players like Brendan McArdle, Darren OHagan and Kevin McKernan. Pat Havern who scored 0-03 against Tipperary is also a good footballer, while Donal OHare and Jerome Johnston will also be looking to come up with the scores. Down pushed Armagh all the way in Ulster only losing out by a point 2-17 to 3-13, things could have been a lot different if they won that game. That incidentally was their first qualifier win in 5 years. Firstly looking at Down. Paddy Tally is a very good manager he knows what it takes to win and he will try everything to win this game for the Mourne County.

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A Massive thanks to the volunteers who made this possible and to the clubs involved from all around Mayo on the day! We had a fantastic morning for our first ever Mini's rugby blitz on the mall! We hope all the boys and girls who took part enjoyed themselves and here's to many more rugby occasions on the mall in the future!

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If around later, DJ Scobes will on the tunes Best of luck to Ballagh FC tomorrow in their big FAI Cup game against Manorhamilton Rangers, Manor were beaten by only 1-0 to last year's outright winners St Michael's a year ago so a tough task lies ahead but the Ballagh lads are going well so it's well worth a look.

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A massive day next Saturday for both teams at home, our u14s have NUIG in the Connacht Cup quarterfinal, kickoff 12pm, while our mens team have Buccaneers in the evening, Kickoff 7:30pm. Conversions by Patrick Flannelly. Connacht J1A League;Castlebar 15, Monivea 24,Disappointing result for the lads with tries from Andy Feeney and Conor Carter. [02/24/19] Results from the weekend below;U14 Friendly;Castlebar 26, Portlaoise 19Great win at home for the boys with tries from Pelumi, Tadhg Hayes, Patrick Flannelly and Dominic Molloy!