New Mayo Walking Group to target Bengorm to support the ‘Drive for Five’

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We know the Mayo seniors will be fighting fit for the Connacht Final on July 19th, but what about you? If you fancy stretching the legs, getting some fresh air and doing some hiking in one of Mayo’s most scenic areas, we have just the thing for you. A group of Mayo people are planning a climb of Bengorm in the Nephin Beg range with an experienced local guide the day before this year’s Connacht Final. In what is now becoming a … Continue reading

Galway v Mayo 2015 – your essential guide!

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It’s nearly time, it’s nearly time! Has 10 weeks ever felt so long? But finally the Mayo team has been named and we are just 48 hours from throw-in in the 2015 Connacht Senior Football Championship. Before you start decorating the car, making the sandwiches and ironing the jersey for Galway v Mayo 2015, here is your customary list of Things Worth Knowing Before You Leave The House, courtesy of Club ’51. First things first – Our Hurlers Need You!   … Continue reading

Mayo GAA lotto aims to raise funds exclusively for player welfare

The Mayo Teams Training & Welfare Lotto

For a while now, the topic of fundraising for Mayo GAA and in particular for the teams (as opposed to Servicing The Debt) has been a hot topic among supporters. Running a county team is not cheap, and in this era of near-professionalism it costs upwards of a whopping €10k per week to cover the costs of training the Mayo senior team (think gear, food, equipment, expenses, medical equipment etc.).  It’s fair to say however that there is ample goodwill out there … Continue reading

All The Way From Tuam

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Club 51 welcomes Galway fan Francis Creaven onto the site to give his view of our famous rivalry. I must make this clear from the start. I do not like Mayo Football. My experiences with the Green & Red have largely been negative. Games we should have won, disasters we should have avoided, supporters who weren’t very gracious in victory. For me, Mayo typify everything your average sporting rival should. Though, as I grow older, my feelings for the antagonist … Continue reading

Mayo Hurlers Lose To Kildare

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Mayo lose to Kildare 1-16 to 2-18 Mayo were the stronger side in the first half playing Kildare at Ballina Stephenites today. Mayo were denied a goal from a great save by the Kildare keeper on the 20th minute. Kildare were reduced to 14 men on the 29th minute with Johnny Byrne being shown the line. Mayo with a strong wind at their backs, were ahead going into half time 1-11 to 0-05 with a superb goal from dual star … Continue reading

Ciaran McDonald appears on Second Captains Live

A quick one for you all of you who might not be on social media. The word “legend” is bandied around all too frequently, but when it comes to Ciaran McDonald, it’s a label that has been well and truly earned. The great man himself will be appearing live tomorrow night (Wednesday 8th April) on popular sports TV show Second Captains, which airs at 10pm on RTE 2. The Second Captains lads are renowned for their great interviews so this will undoubtedly be … Continue reading

Cork Here We Come

We’re off on the road again, Cork here we come! We’re off on our travels again, this time to Páirc Úi Rínn in the “People’s Republic of Cork”!  The last time Mayo played Cork (it was in Páirc Úi Caoimh) was back in 2013 in round 7 of the league (where we won by a point, 0-10 to 0-11). Who remembers Cillian’s 2 cracking frees from each of the sidelines? Mayo Club ’51 will of course be making the long journey … Continue reading

Best of Luck to Davitt College

Pearse Park in Longford is the venue this Saturday 21st March at 1 PM for the All Ireland Girls Senior Schools final. Once again a Mayo team, Davitt College , contests an All-Ireland final.   They will play the Leinster champions Kilcullen from Kildare. Davitts beat the Ulster champions from Monaghan Colaiste Oiriall in the Semi final and vanquished Leitrim’s finest Ballinamore in the Connacht Final. Best Of luck to the management and team of Davitt College on Saturday from all … Continue reading

Route ’51 at the GAA World Games

Mayo and Club ’51 were well represented at the GAA World Games in Abu Dhabi  last weekend. Marie Sweeney from Bangor along with her mother Pauline and Imelda Mullarkey (who won the shield with New York ladies) were flying the flag as it continues its way across the globe. They are pictured here under the arch with two members of the South African Gaels team who had visited Castlebar and attended the Monaghan game the weekend before. Please get in touch with … Continue reading

Bring The Flags, Bring The Noise

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Casting our minds back to last Sunday, what a  weekend we had in Derry and what a nail-biting finish.  And what a feeling heading back down the road to know we had two more points in our pocket after hanging on to secure the win. And what about that support? Not for the first time, Mayo away support outnumbered the home sides (significantly so) and the noise in the stand was fantastic. In keeping with that theme, this Saturday sees one … Continue reading