Garrymore (@1.57) vs Hollymount-Carramore (@2.75)
25-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Garrymore will win

Garrymore – Hollymount-Carramore Match Prediction | 25-08-2019

Apologies to all from Sligo Leitrim London and New York but I expect its between the big three this year. Its only January and management are entitled to experiment. A bit early to be having a go at manager or players yet. Dont forget Galway will have played 2 games before they meet us in Pearse Stadium and I expect a very determined Ros to be waiting in final. They were very unlucky to lose to us last year and have lots of big strong talented players. But underestimate Ross at your peril. The days of cakewalks through Connacht is over I think. Add an emerging Galway under K Walsh and we really have an interesting Connacht championship.

Aidan OShea - Breaffy10. Matthew Ruane - Breaffy9. Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber(C)13. Lee Keegan - Westport8. Robert Hennelly - Breaffy2. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore4. Chris Barrett - Belmullet3. Fergal Boland - Aghamore11. Evan Regan - Ballina Stephenites14. Michael Plunkett - Ballintubber7. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole12. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis5. Darren Coen - Hollymount/Carramore15. 1. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels6.

Ive watched a lot if mayos recent big championship games and I think we have a big problem in that we allow teams to physically try the bully tactics in one on one situations, if enda varley is getting dragged up after having his nose busted his nearest team mate should be in there hard and heavy to stop it and be prepared for a fight. Or if cluxton is on the edge of the square waiting for a dropping ball dont just admire his catching skills, put him and the ball into the net if hes outside the square or on the line. Brave man Liam. Do we have any? And about being shoved around by Roscommon, not on Im afraid, leather into them even if it meant red cards and a meaningless victory for them. Mayo need more aggression, thats my opinion after watching back a fair few games, we are still too nice to win. I hope youre right, I care little about winning any fbd game as long as we see if there is a player out there that will add to the cause in 2015.

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Replying to true grit there Donal Vaughan had an excellent game at full back.i know o malley made 2 good saves but hes distribution from kickouts was poor.stephen coen and diarmuid o Connor did well as did mcloughlin and Doherty.we were bet in minfield today.roscommon were more hungry all over and in Diarmuid murtagh and Enda smith they have 2 top class forwards.our 2 corner forwards today were poor and this is an area of concern.

Brian Reape - Bohola Moy Davitts15. Jason Doherty - Burrishoole13. Lee Keegan - Westport6. Aidan OShea - Breaffy12. Brendan Harrison - Aghamore4. Diarmuid OConnor - Ballintubber9. Paddy Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels(C)8. Fergal Boland - Aghamore11. Evan Regan - Ballina Stephenites14. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis5. Colm Boyle - Davitts7. Robert Hennelly - Breaffy2. Donal Vaughan - Castlebar Mitchels10. Eoin O'Donoghue - Belmullet3. 1.

The three OConnor brothers Padraig, Diarmuid and Cillian will be looking to replicate the sharp-shooting form of previous games, with roving Ruaidhri in the half back-line. The formidable combinationof midfield maestros Stevie Broderick and Jason Gibbons will be aiming to drive the team from the middle, and of course the experience of county stalwart Alan Dillon combined with his relentless workrate will mean that Ballintubber, having effectively dispatchedSt. Brigids of Roscommon in a thrilling display two weeks ago should have nolack of self-beliefwhen taking to the field on Sunday, despite Corofins status as favourites.

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Its very early days I wouldnt read a thing into this defeat the exact same thing happened in Ballinlough this time last year and we had a good season the time to beat Roscommon is June or July I think its great the new management are trying out new players and players in new position winning the FBD league is worthless finding 2 or 3 new lads to bolster our squad.

The club Championship Connacht final between Ballintubber (Mayo) and Corofin (Galway) throws in at 2pm this Sunday the 23rd Novemberin Elverys MacHale Park. Ballintubber are bidding to win their first ever Connacht Club Championship against the more experiencedCorofin, themselves five-time provincial and one-time All-Ireland winners It promises to be an intriguing encounter with Ballintubber showing fine form over their last few games and a calm, clinical confidence that belies their inexperience at this level.

Id be guessing that some of the posters here might be our neighbours feeling a little giddy after theyre first senior win against us inMcHale since 1986. If your season ends in late June or early July then you should be peaking in January. I have a feeling that should we meet the Rossies in July that the firm ground and fair weather might suit the skill of our lads over the bulk of their players.

In light of this, there will be no Club 51 pre-match meet-up this weekend. Wed encourage everyone to come along and join us at 12.45pm to get behind this tremendous bunch of lads, who put a huge amount of time and effort into representing their county and are just as proud to wear the green and red as our footballers, but dont often get a chance to play in front of a big home crowd. We have a good excuse though instead, well be getting in early to cheer on our hurlers.

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It would be dishonest to claim that I was a clubman because, frankly, Im not. That is without even mentioning the Mayo Championship wins over Breaffy. But most of my free time is spent across the town at a different club Castlebar Celtic populated by yet another fine bunch of volunteers who love their club and their town. Crokes and the night in Cavan for Crossmaglen are some of my absolute best sporting memories. I go to all the Castlebar Mitchels games alright with my dad whether they are in town or across the country The two days in Tuam beating Corofin, the day in the Hyde beating Brigids, Portlaoise for Dr. Most of the lads taking the field on Thursday have dawned the green and white hoops at some stage in their lives, and we even saw Shane Hoppy Hopkins parade the colours around after beating Crossmaglen! For me, its my hometown taking to the field on Thursday. They are the ones who put in the hard yards during the year on the training pitch, in the board rooms, selling programmes, teas, sandwiches and sweets during matches while everyone else enjoys the action.

All they need to do then is just print them out.If you cant attend the match then domake use of your free season tickets and send them on to someone that will make use of them! Once you save and download your freetickets for the Club Finals on St Patricks Day in Croke Park, its then only a matter of attaching them in an e-mail to send to someone.