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 at Club ’51. Beir Bua!
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 us if you live near one of the worlds great wonders and would like to be preserved forever behind a glass frame with the Club ’51 flag outside the Eiffel Tower in Paris , Taipei 101 in Taiwan or the Big Banana in Coffs’ Harbour.
Route ’51 winds a circuitous route around the globe and wherever green and red is worn then our Club 51 flag is in danger of making an appearance.
Marie Sweeney from Bangor took her footballing skills to Sharjah the capital city of the Emirate of Sharjah and whilst participating in the Ladies GAA tournament at the famous Sharjah Wanderers Sports club she managed to gather other Mayo ladies around to pose with the flag.
Pictured above, front row: Lorraine O’Malley, Ballinrobe (Sister of Kenneth), Lisa Dillon, Ballintubber (sister of Alan). Back row: Cliodhna Healy, Achill, Siobhan Lacken, Knockmore, Elaine Lily, Aghamore and Marie Sweeney, Kiltane (sister of Mikey).
Route ’51 continues through the Gulf States and the flag will next be appearing at the GAA World Cup in the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
Where it goes after that is up to you – our members, readers and Mayo fans. Get in touch whether you are in Brindisi, Brisbane or Ballinamuck and we will see that the flag makes its way to you.
The TG4 2014 Ladies All Star nominees were announced last week.
Mayo Ladies 2014 All Star nominees. Amy Bell, Fiona Mc Hale & Cora Staunton.
The TG4 2014 Ladies All Star awards ceremony will take place at the Citywest Hotel in Saggart on Saturday the 8th of November. Mayo have three nominees this year, Amy Bell, Fiona Mc Hale and Cora Staunton. The Ladies Player of the year for 2014 in Senior, Intermediate and Junior will also be announced on the night.
Best of luck to Amy, Fiona and Cora at the All Star awards from everyone here at Mayo Club 51.
The 2014 TG4 Ladies All Star Award Nominees are;
GOALKEEPERS: Ciamh Dollard (Laois). Cliodhna O’Connor (Dublin). Linda Martin (Monaghan).
DEFENDERS: Rachel Ruddy (Dublin). Roisin Phelan (Cork). Mairead Tennyson (Armagh). Angela Walsh (Cork). Eliza Downey (Down). Sorcha Furlong (Dublin). Brid Stack (Cork). AMY BELL (MAYO). Leah Caffery (Dublin). Vera Foley (Cork). Marcella Monahan (Fermanagh). Maggie Murphy (Laois). Deirdre O’Reilly (Cork). Emer Flaherty (Galway). Sinead Goldrick (Dublin). Geraldine O‘Flynn (Cork). Sinead Burke (Galway). Siobhan Mc Grath (Dublin).
MIDFIELD: Caroline O’ Hanlon (Armagh), Caroline Little (Fermanagh), Briege Corkery (Cork), FIONA MC HALE (MAYO), Annette Clarke (Galway), Bernie Breen (Kerry).
FORWARDS: Noelle Healy (Dublin). Annie Walsh (Cork). Sinead McCleary (Armagh). Ciara O’ Sullivan (Cork). Fionnuala McKenna (Armagh). Gemma Begley (Tyrone). Sarah Houlihan (Kerry). Cora Courtney (Monaghan). Carla Rowe (Dublin), Valerie Mulcahy (Cork). Lyndsey Davey (Dublin) Barbara Hannon (Galway). Sinead Aherne (Dublin). CORA STAUNTON (MAYO), Kyla Trainor (DOWN) Lindsay Peat (Dublin). Aine Tighe (Leitrim), Aileen Pyres (Down).
The 2014 TG4 Player’s Player of the Year Nominees are;
Senior Player’s Player of the Year Nominees:
Sinead Burke (Galway)
Caroline O’Hanlon (Armagh)
Angela Walsh (Cork)
Intermediate Player’s Player of the Year Nominees:
Caroline Little (Fermanagh)
Aileen Pyres (Down)
Kyla Trainor (Down)
Junior Player’s Player of the Year Nominees:
Clara Donnelly (Wexford)
Mary Rose Kelly (Wexford)
Linda McKeon (New York)
It’s been a quiet week on the Mayo GAA front. With all the recent drama, it’s probably no harm, and it feels like everyone is keeping their heads down and behaving themselves … although we get the feeling that’s only temporary … We ourselves have been taking a bit of time out, but are starting to resurface and plan for 2015. Watch this space for updates!
One of the great joys that comes with the end of the All-Ireland Championship is the ramping up of the club championships. Last Sunday saw Castlebar Mitchels beat Garrymore, and Ballintubber beat Knockmore in the Treanlaur Catering Senior Football Championship to set up another South Mayo final on 19th October. The day was notable in particular for the eleven-goal spectacle that was the latter game, which saw the four O’Connor brothers of Ballintubber, Padraig, Ruaidhri, Diarmuid and Cillian score six goals between them for their club (the latter with a hat-trick), thus sealing their inclusion in GAA table quiz questions for decades to come.
(Photo: Michael McLaughlin in The Mayo News)
Now that the Sunday Game is over, if you want a football fix you’ll need to head outdoors! And the good news is, there’s a triple-header of club football activity in Elverys MacHale Park this Sunday:
- 12pm: Swinford take on Westport in the Breaffy House Hotel & Spa Resort Junior B Final
- 2pm: Achill take on Castlebar Mitchels in the Breaffy House Hotel & Spa Resort Junior A Final
- 3.45pm: The Egan Jewellers Intermediate Championship Final sees Ballyhaunis clash with Hollymount/Carramore.
On the Ladies’ Football front, there’s also some club action on Saturday 4th October:
- Carnacon (Mayo) take on St. Patrick’s Dromahair (Leitrim) @ 2.30pm in Kilcoyne Park, Tubbercurry in the Tesco Connacht Senior Club Championship
- And on the minor side, C.L. McHale Rovers (Mayo) meet Mohill (Leitrim) @ 4.30pm in Kilcoyne Park, Tubbercurry.
For those of you who are Croke Park/GAA Mayo Season ticket holders, these are now open for renewals only. There are no new tickets available at this point, as Mayo supporters have bought up their full allocation of GAA season tickets; however, new tickets may (or may not) become available at a later date. You should have received an email reminding you to renew: if not, all the information is here. There has been a €10 increase in the price of the season ticket this year – no information on the reason behind the increase has been forthcoming from the GAA Season ticket office thus far.
In Club ’51 news, we are off to the Blog Awards Ireland tomorrow night where we are hoping we might take away some silverware. Cross your fingers for us (and for everyone else, ‘cos some of us are very poor losers indeed).
We also have a couple of competitions lined up for our readers over the coming weeks so keep an eye on our Facebook and twitter pages for news.
To keep the fires burning, we are looking for new contributors to write about all things Mayo GAA-related over the winter, so if you fancy adding your name to the list of guest posters and sharing a story or an article, please get in touch. Near and far, young and old, all welcome.
Route ’51 continues to clock up the miles as our flag is heading off to some of our exiles Down Under over the coming weeks – give us a shout if you’re based somewhere far-flung and would like to feature on the map (No, Roscommon doesn’t count).
And as always, if anyone would like to get involved with Club’ 51, or has any ideas for what we can do next year, drop us a line, we would love to hear from you.
Til next time,
The Club ’51 crew