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Mike Kelly interviews John O’Mahony and Martin Carney ahead of the National Football 2014. This interview took place this morning on Mikes new show Saturday Sports on CRC 102.9 FM in Castlebar. Thanks to Mike for sending this onto us and Mayo Mick for putting the video together. You can follow Mike on Twitter here; @kellymike87 and give him a like on his facebook page Saturday Sports On CRCfm.
Mayo legends Martin Carney and John O’Mahony join the Saturday sports team on 102.9 CRC FM to look ahead to Mayo’s national league adventure and give their thoughts on what is needed from James Horan’s side.
Kildare v Mayo NFL Rd 1
Anyone that has been to a match in Newbridge before will know all about the hassle of finding car parking in Newbridge in or around the ground. The last time we played Kildare in Newbridge was a league match in 2007/8 I think. Going by memory trying to get the car parked was a nightmare! Traffic after the match also, was going nowhere for at least an hour, make sure to bring plenty of patience with you!
Have a look at our Ground locator page and you’ll see that the pitch is just off the main street in Newbridge. You might be lucky if you get there early enough to find a spot along the main street. Make sure to check if its free parking on a Sunday! It was also mentioned on one of the kildare forum threads that there is free parking in the Whitewater car park beside the ground, you’ll get a refund when you have a match programme! If anyone has any other suggestions, please leave a comment below, thanks.
Edit: From Kildare County Board Today.
This is an all ticket match and Turnstiles will open at 12.45pm, Tickets will be available from our Ticket Office at St Conleths Park on Match Day from 12.45pm. We urge all supporters to arrive to the venue early to avoid delays.
Ticket Prices on Match day are:
€10 Student/OAP ( ID Required )
Please be advised of parking restrictions around the venue on the day of the match and that no parking will be available in the St Conleths Car park from 12 o’clock. Parking will be made available for Disabled Card Holders on presentation of a valid card and can Gain access via The Main Car Park entrance.
The White water Shopping Centre has once again come on board with Kildare GAA and will provide free parking in their Multi-storey car park on the presentation of a Match Programme.
The Allianz prediction league 2014 is now up and running. The prediction league will start on the 1st of February and continue throughout the league and finish with the league finals at the end of April. To enter you will need to log in and set up an account at www.allianzleaguesprediction.ie. If you have entered the prediction league in previous years, log in to your account and enter.
Mayo Club 51 have joined this year and we have set up a football “mini league” called Mayo Club 51. To join our football mini league just enter this code: E3ElAEFjJDsF we recommend to copy & paste code to ensure the correct code is entered.
There is no limit to the amount of mini leagues you enter (last year I was entered in 4 leagues!) You only need to enter your predictions once each week, all the different leagues you are entered into will be updated automatically. The code above is for the football league, if there is enough interest in a hurling mini league, let us know and we’ll set one up. Although its mainly for a bit of craic and to test how well you know your football, we’ll have a look through the attic and basement here in Mayo Club 51 and see if we can come up with a prize for the winner of the predication league at the end of April. We also will do a weekly league table update here on the site. If you have any problems joining our mini league please contact us.
The competition starts with the first round of leagues games in February and concludes with the last fixture of the leagues regardless of whether it is a final or not. If any fixture or a final is drawn and goes to a replay, then the replayed fixture will be included in the competition for predicting.
Extra Game weeks
An extra Game week will be added if a fixture or fixtures are rescheduled for a week which had no scheduled fixtures previously.
You must select a margin of victory for one of the teams or select a draw. Players will not be allowed input predictions for a week until the first day of the week or until all fixtures have been clarified for the week.
Changing a prediction
Just select blank where you had input the margin or click on the draw box again if you had predicted a draw.
Prediction Input Deadline
There is a deadline for entering predictions each week. This deadline is indicated beside each week’s set of predictions. Players will not be allowed enter predictions for that week after the deadline.
Players cannot view other player’s predictions until after the prediction input deadline has passed.
Non Input of Predictions
Players will be allowed to miss the input of predictions for one week when they will receive the average score of all players in the competition who input predictions for that week for. Players will be given half the average weekly score for any subsequent weeks where they don’t input predictions.
Player’s scores for a week will be updated before the start of the following week.
Games cancelled or abandoned
Points will not be awarded for fixtures that are not played or abandoned. Replays or rescheduled games will be added to the set of fixtures for the weeks they are scheduled.
Weekly Competition Winner
The player in the number 1 position on the overall leaderboard after the scores are updated for all the week’s predictions, is the winner of the weekly competition.
NB: In a gameweek where several players have the highest score, then these players will be entered into a raffle to win the weekly prize.
Monthly Competition Winner
The player in the number 1 position on the monthly leaderboard after the scores are updated for all the month’s predictions, is the winner of the monthly competition.
If a game week spans two months, then that game week is included in the month of the first fixture of the game week.
A monthly competition may comprise of fixture spanning two months i.e. Two months of fixtures may be combined into one monthly competition.
If there is only one gameweek in a month, then the player with the highest score in the game week will win the monthly prize.
NB: Where there is only one gameweek in a month and several players have the highest score in that gameweek, then these players will be entered into a raffle to win the monthly prize.
Overall Competition Winner
The player in the number 1 position on the overall leader board after the scores are updated for all the competition’s predictions, is the winner of the overall competition
Scoring is based on regular time (70 minutes play) only. Extra time scores not included in the scoring.
40 points – Draw predicted.
Non Drawn Game
20 points – Correct Winning Team predicted
10 points – Exact Margin of victory
9 points – Margin of victory within 1 point
8 points – Margin of victory within 2 points
7 points – Margin of victory within 3 points
6 points – Margin of victory within 4 points
5 points – Margin of victory within 5 points
4 points – Margin of victory within 6 points
3 points – Margin of victory within 7 points
2 points – Margin of victory within 8 points
1 point – Margin of victory within 9 points
Players with the same score in the same league are ranked by their most recent weekly results.
The player with the better recent performance is ranked higher.
Sample Leaderboard Table (at the end of week3)
As was announced here in a post before Christmas, the date and venue has been confirmed for the All Ireland club intermediate semi final. Mayo & Connacht club intermediate champions Kiltane GAA take on Corks Clyda Rovers on Sunday January 26th at 2pm in Ballinasloe, Co Galway. (Final to be played February 9th). There will be a bus travelling to Ballinasloe for the match and seats are selling fast! Seats must be booked before Thursday 23rd January, so book your seat early to avoid disappointment.
Kiltane v Clyda
Everyone here at Mayo Club 51 wish Kiltane GAA the very best of luck in the semi final and we would urge all Mayo supporters to get to Ballinasloe on Sunday 26th and cheer the lads on to victory.
GAA Season Tickets 2014 – GAA.ie
As was mentioned in a previous post, the Mayo GAA season tickets are now sold out! Mayo Gaa announced last Friday 10th January, that that would be the last day for accepting applications for the Cáirdre Mhaigheo Season Ticket.
From their website,
Please note that today is the last day for receipt of applications for new Cáirde Mhaigheo Season Ticket Membership. Due to the very high demand and to guarantee you will have your ticket in time for the commencement of the 2014 Allianz Football League, today will be the last day for applications to be received.
Anyone wishing to enquire about the Cáirde Mhaigheo Season Ticket can contact the office of Elverys MacHale Park on 0949250487
During the weekend, the Croke Park Mayo GAA season ticket also sold out. We here at Mayo Club 51 had suspected that this would indeed happen with the Mayo Gaa season ticket this year, due to the success of both the season ticket and the success of the Mayo team over the last few years.