2016 GAA GPA All Stars Awards
The 2016 GAA GPA All Star awards were held last Friday night in the Convention Centre in Dublin. Once again Mayo GAA were well represented at this years Awards. In total four Mayo players were awarded All Stars in football and three in Hurling as well as winning player of the year award in both football and the Nicky Rackard in hurling and young player of the year in football.
Mayo football 2016 GAA GPA All Stars, Brendan Harrison, David Clarke, Lee Keegan & Colm Boyle. Pic: Sportsfile/Seb Daly.
Congratulations to Brendan Harrison (1st All Star), David Clarke (1st All Star), Lee Keegan (4th All Star) and Colm Boyle (3rd All Star). Lee Keegan now also has the accolade of winning the most All Stars in Mayo to date.
2016 GAA GPA All Stars
1 David Clarke (Mayo) First time winner
2 Brendan Harrison (Mayo) First time winner
3 Jonny Cooper (Dublin) First time winner
4 Philly McMahon (Dublin) Second time winner
5 Lee Keegan (Mayo) Fourth time winner
6 Colm Boyle (Mayo) Third time winner
7 Ryan McHugh (Donegal) First time winner
8 Brian Fenton (Dublin) Second time winner
9 Mattie Donnelly (Tyrone) Second time winner
10 Peter Harte (Tyrone) First time winner
11 Diarmuid Connolly (Dublin) Second time winner
12 Ciaran Kilkenny (Dublin) Second time winner
13 Dean Rock (Dublin) First time winner
14 Michael Quinlivan (Tipperary) First time winner
15 Paul Geaney (Kerry) First time winner
2016 GAA GPA Player & Young Player Of The Year Award
Lee Keegan 2016 GAA GPA All Star Player of the Year. Pic: Sportsfile/Seb Daly.
Diarmuid O’Connor 2016 GAA GPA All Star Young Player of the Year. Pic: Sportsfile/Ramsey Cardy.
There were three nominations for the 2016 GAA GPA player of the year award. Brian Fenton and Ciarán Kilkenny from Dublin and Mayo’s Lee Keegan were the nominee’s for this years award. Congratulations to Lee on winning this years Player of the Year award.
There were two nominees from Tipperary & one from Mayo for the young player of the year award. Josh Keane & Jimmy Feehan from Tipperary and Diarmuid O’Connor from Mayo were nominated.
2016 GAA GPA Hurling All Stars
Mayo hurling All Star winners, Cathal Freeman, Joseph Mc Manus, Kenny Feeney & Brian Hunt. Pic: Sportsfile/
Not to be outdone by the football, four of our hurlers also picked up All Stars in the Nicky Rackard competition. Congratulations to Cathal Freeman, Joseph Mc Manus and Brian Hunt on winning All Stars. Congratulations also to Kenny Feeney for winning the player of the year award.
Lee was interviewed on Off The Ball show on Newstalk on Tuesday 8th November, have a listen here;
Mayo v Westmeath – Calling All Mayo Fans, We’re back to Croke Park
Our Round 4 Qualifier match with Westmeath brings us back to Croke Park next Saturday the 30th July, which is a little earlier than a lot of us would origninally have bargained for. But it’s the route we had to take, and we face our 3rd game in 4 weeks on Saturday after ours wins against Fermanagh and Kildare. We are part of a triple header on the day with our match throwing in at 6pm (live on Sky Sports). Cork will be doing battle with Donegal before us at 4pm while the minors of Cork and Donegal will be the opening match of the day at 2pm. It will be our first meeting against the Lake County men since our league clash with them in a wet Mullingar in 2014, which we won narrowly. Our last championship affair came in 2001 our Qualifier debut in Dr. Hyde Park, where we succumbed to the Leinster men after extra time by a single point.
- Mater Car Park: Pre booking is necessary here
- Q-Park: Park for up to 24 hours on match-day in Q-Park Clerys. Or park in Q-Park Usher’s Quay.
- Park Rite: All day parking on event days is available at Park Rite locations across the city centre for €5 for match day patrons upon production of your match ticket. Locations and pre-booking here.
- Clonliffe College: The Clonliffe College car park is situated 5 minutes from Croke Park Stadium. Parking is available for just €10 on match days. The car park has 2000 spaces, including 100 disabled spaces and is accessible via Drumcondra Road Lower. Pre-book the car park here.
We’ve been told that the quays in Dublin will be closed on Saturday. If you normally use this route to Croke Park we’d advise an alternative route on Saturday.
Dublin’s north and south quays will be closed to eastbound and westbound traffic at O’Connell bridge from 8pm on Friday July 29th until 6am on Tuesday August 2nd. The closure will be to facilitate essential Luas Cross City construction works over the weekend. Diversions will be in place.
Here are some bus companies that will be travelling to the match on Sunday. If you know of any more, please let us know and we will add them in here. Call to book your seat in advance if you haven’t already, we don’t want to see any of you lot thumbing up the N5!
- Corduff Coach’s Westport 9AM > Castlebar 9.30 > Swinford 10AM.
- Gillespie Coaches 085 7646523 €25 Call for details.
- Barrett Coaches 097 83544 Call for details.
Irish Rail have announced extra services to Dublin to cover the All-Ireland Rd 4B qualifier on Saturday 30th July. There will be three extra trains with one departing from Ballina and the other two from Westport. Booking on www.irishrail.ie is essential to secure your train ticket.
The following additional services have been added to accommodate supporters travelling to/from the match:
Special Train 1
- 11:15hrs Westport
- 11:27hrs Castlebar
- 11:46hrs Claremorris
- 12:00hrs Ballyhaunis
- 12:52hrs Athlone
- Arrive Heuston 14:30
Special Train 2
- 11:25hrs Ballina
- 11:35hrs Foxford
- 12:03hrs Claremorris
- 12:18hrs Ballyhaunis
- 13:09hrs Athlone
- Arrive Heuston 14:45
Return trains depart Heuston station at 20:50hrs to Westport and at 21:10hrs to Ballina.
Bring the Colour, Bring the Noise!
As we always say, bring the colour, bring the noise! We want to see a “Sea Of Green & Red” again as always in Croke Park on Saturday evening. It really does make a difference. The team do take notice when the Mayo supporters get behind them at a match. Andy Moran, when interviewed after the Fermanagh match in Castlebar, said this,
“I thought the support was excellent. It was great to see so many here today but we’re Mayo, we’re in this together, and I wouldn’t expect anything less from the supporters.” – Andy Moran interviewed in the Western People.
The Green & Red of Mayo in Croke Park (Pic-Sportsfile)
Match tickets will be available at all usual outlets before the match. There will also be tickets available to purchase from the Croke Park ticket office on Dorset Street and the North Circular Road offices. Season Tickets holders will have received an email earlier in the week regarding opt-outs. If any Season Ticket holders haven’t already done so, now is the time to set up your group seating, details on how to are here.
Stephen Rochford interview after Mayo v Kildare match
While most Mayo eyes are firmly on Dr. Hyde Park for Sunday’s crunch showdown with Roscommon, the Championship is already in sight. This year, Mayo GAA travel to Ruislip, the ground of London GAA to kick off their Connacht Championship campaign on Sunday 29th May 2016.
London GAA ticketing arrangments
This year for the first time, the fixture will be all-ticket, and tickets have now just gone on sale. Only adult tickets are available online, and according to London GAA tickets for adults, OAPs and students will be available at Ruislip on the day. However demand is likely to be huge. If the crowd of Mayo supporters that travelled to New York in 2014 is anything to by, there’s likely to be a massive contingent crossing the Irish sea, and of course the occasion will be a huge draw for many of Irish diaspora across the UK.
So if you’re planning on heading over, we would strongly recommend that you book your tickets now. Tickets booked during the week and have already arrived in the post!
Cillian O’Connor converts against London in the 2013 Connacht Final in Elverys MacHale Park
Tickets can be bought in the UK from London GAA using the following link:https://londongaa.tickets.ie/.
If you have any questions please contact Mark Gottsche on 07872600074 or email email@example.com.
UPDATE 29th March:
Tickets are currently unavailable online, however we have been informed by Club London GAA that additional tickets will be going on sale online later this week. Tickets will be available from Ruislip from Monday 4th April.
Roscommon vs. Mayo this Sunday
In the meantime, Mayo have a do-or-die fixture this Sunday against Roscommon in Dr. Hyde Park in Round 6 of the Allianz National Football league. Throw-in is at the later time of 3.30pm. Lose, and it’s almost certain relegation to Division 2 for next year, and Roscommon under Fergal O’Donnell and Mayo’s own Kevin McStay have been blazing a trail through Division 1 this year, racking up scores left right and centre. They would be only too delighted to relegate this Mayo team who have been struggling in the League thus far.
Some practicalities – be aware that the Roscommon Easter Parade is taking place at 12.30 and traffic is likely to be heavy. Seating will also be allocated on a first-come first-served basis and the weather is not promised favourable, so if you want to get into the stand get on the road early.
While the arguments could be made that Mayo’s focus justifiably lies elsewhere, and that we have been playing catch-up after a delayed start and a plague of injuries, no-one one wants to see this team lose their status as the longest serving team in the top flight.
It’s the first time this year that the sixteenth man will be needed – we are going into a dogfight, against a well-supported, highly confident team on their home patch, so we as supporters will need to make ourselves count on Sunday. We can’t kick points, but we can let these lads who have given us so many incredible days out know that we are backing them all the way.
We are therefore appealing to every man, woman and child to make some noise and bring a flag on Sunday and let’s revive the famous “Mayo Roar”.
Bring the colour, bring the noise and let’s together get the job done. Maigh Eo Abú!
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After Sunday we may have to do a new part 3 to add a few moments to our great semi-final moments.
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The scene on the sideline at about 6.30 next Saturday
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