Connacht SFC quarter-final
Leitrim v Mayo,
Avantcard Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada,
Connacht SFC quarter-final
Leitrim v Mayo,
Avantcard Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada,
We have live score commentary from Mayo v Tyrone, this game will decide relegation, we have live score commentary and starting team news.
Mayo vs Tyrone has the makings of a relegation shoot-out in Castlebar next Sunday. Despite Mayo’s comprehensive victory over Galway, they still need a win in their final game to guarantee safety. Meanwhile, Tyrone are just one point above the drop zone after their defeat to Donegal. If they lose and Monaghan win next weekend, they will drop to Division 2.
Mayo didn’t show any sign of rustiness in their return to action last Sunday. On the contrary, they produced arguably their best performance during James Horan’s second coming. From the off, they blew Galway out of the water. In the first-half, they accumulated a remarkable 2-17. Then, a further 1-6 after the break solidified their dominance.
However, with Galway missing many of their star names, it was easy for the Mayo players to find gaps in the defence. Next weekend, it will be much more attritional against Mickey Harte’s side. As a result, it will be impressive if Mayo can replicate such a scoreline.
The silver-lining for Mickey Harte in his loss to Donegal is the return of Conor McKenna. After six years in the AFL, the 24-year-old started for Tyrone. He scored 1-2 from play and added further assists.
Harte will be keen to stem the gaps Donegal were able to find in the Tyrone defence last weekend. If Mayo’s running game is on point, they can punish Tyrone just as easily. In a must-win game, Tyrone can’t afford to fall far behind.
Tyrone will be sweating over the availabilty of Rory Brennan. The referee brandished a red card after the corner-back fouled Murphy a minute from time and appeared to lay a hand on Jerome Henry.
On the other hand, Kieran McGeary’s dismissal won’t have any ramifications. He got his marching orders three minutes before Brennan after a black card on top of a yellow.
Cathal McShane won’t be available this season. But, Peter Harte could return and link up with Conor McKenna.
For Mayo, Mark Moran was the standout performer. The young Westport centre-forward made his debut for Mayo and fitted in seamlessly. A personal tally of 1-2 rounded off a dream debut. Likewise, Paddy Durcan, Oisin Mullin, and Aidan O’Shea all found themselves in the team of the week.
James Horan has very few complaints after the weekend. Therefore, we can’t expect many changes to the side that will take the field next Sunday.
Tyrone (Mayo): Niall Morgan; Liam Rafferty, Ronan McNamee, Darragh Canavan; Tiernan McCann, Kieran McGeary, Michael McKernan; Brian Kennedy, Frank Burns; Matthew Donnelly, Conor McKenna, Darren McCurry; Peter Harte, Conall McCann, Conor Meyler.
Mayo (Tyrone): David Clarke; Oisin Mullin, Stephen Coen, Lee Keegan; Patrick Durcan, Kevin McLoughlin, Eoghan McLaughlin; Matthew Ruane, Conor Loftus; Diarmuid O’Connor, Mark Moran, Bryan Walsh; Tommy Conroy, Aidan O’Shea, Cillian O’Connor.
Prediction: Mayo. They found a way to survive against Donegal in 2018 and will find a way to do so again, especially in McHale Park.
— The GAA (@officialgaa) October 18, 2020
Mayo play Tyrone at Machale Park at 2pm
We have team news and live score updates from the Mayo County football between Breaffy v Knockmore.
Breaffy GAA have long been a big team in the Mayo Senior Football Championship. This has been largely helped by their heavy contingent of county players. The three O’Shea brothers, Rob Hennelly, and the emerging Matthew Ruane are names widely known.
However, they are yet to add a county championship to their CVs. Nonetheless, they have been knocking on the door for a long time. For example, Breaffy have featured in three of the senior championship finals since 2013. The most recent of these was in 2018.
Now, Breaffy are back in the final. Last weekend they saw off a strong Westport team to reach the fixture.
Furthermore, Aiden O’Shea’s team have had to work to get there. This was the second time they met Westport. In the opening round, they suffered a one-point defeat. Yet, they emerged from the group of death by defeating Castlebar Mitchels and Charlestown. Next, they showed severe resilience in beating 2019 finalists Ballaghaderreen at the quarter-final stage.
Aiden O’Shea usually takes the spotlight. Indeed, his form this year is perhaps deserving of it. In spite of this, brother Conor O’Shea has been prolific. Moving between midfield and full-forward, he has been a pest for oppositions. Additionally, Seamus O’Shea’s presence at centre-back brings security to the defence. Now 34, Seamus has not been slowed down by age.
Also, Rob Hennelly in goals has the ability to find any area of the pitch with his kick-outs. In fact, his dead ball expertise have led to some long-range scores when needed. In the engine room, U21 All-Ireland winner Matthew Ruane is showing why he should be considered for the county team.
Peter Ford and Shane Conway are at the helm this year. They have brought a determination to Breaffy that was perhaps absent in previous years.
Knockmore are the opposition for the final. They are no underdogs either. In fact, they dumped back-to-back winners Ballintubber from the competition in the quarter-final. Then, they convincingly overcame a heavily backed Ballina team in the semi-final.
Knockmore last featured in the final in 2016. On that occasion, they came out second best. As a result, they have their wrong to right this year.
Breaffy will be favourites to finally get over the line this year. However, they will be hoping that past demons won’t be back to haunt them.
— The GAA (@officialgaa) September 8, 2020
In today’s Mayo News we’ve 17 pages of top class coverage ahead of the Mayo GAA County Finals as Knockmore, Breaffy, Balla, Kiltimagh, Kilmaine and Kilmeena prepare for their big days.
— The Mayo News (@themayonews) September 15, 2020
Last updated on Oct 22nd, 2020 at 10:37
Scores for Kerry: Sean O’Shea 1-4 (3fs), David Clifford 0-3, Paul Geaney, Dara Moynihan, Michael Burns, Diramuid O’Connor, Gavin White, Stephen O’Brien, and Tony Brosnan 0-1 each.
Scorers for Mayo: Eoghan McLaughlin 1-1, Kevin McLoughlin 0-3 (2fs), Diarmuid O’Connor 0-2 (2fs), Darren Coen (f), Aidan O’Shea, Tom Parsons, Paul Towey, Tommy Conroy, Ryan O’Donoghue, and Eoin O’Donoghue 0-1 each.
KERRY: Shane Ryan; Graham O’Sullivan, Tadhg Morley, Tom O’Sullivan; Paul Murphy, Shane Enright, Gavin White; Diarmuid O’Connor, Jack Barry; Micheal Burns, Sean O’Shea, Tommy Walsh; Dara Moynihan, David Clifford,Tony Brosnan.
Subs: Stephen O’Brien for Burns, Paul Geaney for Walsh, Gavin Crowley for O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane for Moynihan.
MAYO: David Clarke; Keith Higgins, Oisin Mullin, Lee Keegan; James McCormack, Patrick Durcan Stephen Coen; Aidan O’Shea, Tom Parsons; Jordan Flynn, Ryan O’Donoghue, Diarmuid O’Connor; Kevin McLoughlin, Darren Coen, James Durcan.
Subs: Eoghan McLaughlin for Parsons, Tommy Conroy for Darren Coen, Eoin O’Donoghue for James Durcan, Paul Towey for Flynn.
REFEREE: Martin McNally (Monaghan).
Last updated on Oct 22nd, 2020 at 11:06
R Hennelly; L Keegan, J McCormack, B Harrison; E O’Donoghue, M Plunkett, P Durcan (0-1); A O’Shea, D O’Connor; F Boland (0-2), S Coen, J Durcan; T Conroy (0-1), J Carr (0-2), R O’Donoghue (0-1). Subs: K McLoughlin (1-2) for J Carr, C Loftus for T Conroy, E McLaughlin for J McCormack, C Treacy for J Durcan, B Walsh for F Boland.
M Brennan; R Clarke, C McGill, D Toner; J McEntee (1-0), B Conlon, D Keogan; B Menton (0-1), R Jones (1-0); R Ryan, B McMahon (0-3), E Devine; C O’Sullivan, T O’Reilly (0-1), S Walsh. Subs: E Wallace for E Devine, J Wallace for S Walsh.
Referee – S Hurson.
Last updated on Oct 22nd, 2020 at 11:19
Dublin – E Comerford; M Fitzsimons, R O’Carroll, D Byrne; J McCarthy (0-2), J Small (0-1), E Murchan; B Fenton, B Howard; N Scully (0-1), K McManamon (0-1), D O’Brien (0-1); C McHugh, C Kilkenny (0-1), D Rock (1-3). Subs: P Mannion for C McHugh, L Flatman for R O’Carroll, P Small for K McManamon, A Byrne (0-1) for D O’Brien, C O’Shea for E Murchan.
Mayo – R Hennelly; P O’Hora, O Mullin, B Harrison; M Plunkett, C Boyle, P Durcan; S Coen, D O’Connor (0-1); F Boland (0-2), A O’Shea (0-1), J Flynn; R O’Donoghue, J Carr (0-1), J Durcan (0-2). Subs: T Conroy (0-1) for J Carr, L Keegan for C Boyle, K McLoughlin for R O’Donoghue, J McCormack for A O’Shea, C Loftus for J Durcan.
Referee – B Cassidy.
Last updated on Oct 21st, 2020 at 19:01
Roscommon are the 2019 Connacht championship, this is their second title in a row after beating Galway in 2018.
Rossies produced a superb performance at MacHale Park to dump Mayo into the Qualifiers, 2-12 to 0-17.
Roscommon – D O’Malley (0-3, 1f, 2’45); D Murray, S Mullooly, C Daly (0-1); N Daly, C Hussey, R Daly; T O’Rourke, S Killoran; H Darcy, C Cregg (1-0), N Kilroy; U Harney (1-0), C Cox (0-5, 2f), A Glennon (0-1). Subs: D Murtagh for A Glennon, E Smith (0-1) for C Cregg, D Smith for U Harney, C Devaney for H Darcy, B Stack for R Daly, F Cregg (0-1) for N Kilroy.
Mayo – R Hennelly; C Barrett, B Harrison, K Higgins; P Durcan (0-2), M Plunkett, L Keegan (0-1); M Ruane (0-2), A O’Shea; F Boland (0-2), J Doherty (0-1f), D O’Connor; E Regan (0-3, 2f), D Coen (0-5), K McLoughlin. Subs: A Moran (0-1) for D Coen, C Diskin for E Regan, C Loftus for J Doherty, C Treacy for A Moran (BC).
Referee – D Gough.
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