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Mayo G.A.A. are proud to host the first ever “Christmas Banquet & Family Day” with the Mayo Senior and Minor Football Teams. The event will take place on Sunday 22nd December in The Knockranny House Hotel in Westport. There will be loads of events on the day including: An Auction for one of the Mayo Senior Players to come to your house and cook for you and your family, Children & Players Christmas Room where players will entertain the children during the banquet, have your picture taken with some of our inter-county players, get autographs, and who knows there may even be a surprise visit by the man himself……………………………………………………………………….. Santa Claus!!!!!
This promises to be a fun family day and a chance to unwind in the lead up to the Christmas period. All funds raised for the event will go towards the much deserved Mayo Senior Football Team Holiday Fund.Adult 3-Course Banquet Dinner €100
Childrens Banquet – €10To Book your place then contact:
Elverys MacHale Park on 0949250487 or contact 0876680115
November mass for deceased members of the club will take place this Friday 29/11/13 @ 8.30pm in the Clubhouse.

Garrymore seniors finished the 2013 season on a winning note with a 2-20 to 3-8 win over Moy Davitts yesterday in Forxford. The victory has also insured promotion to division 1A for next year for Garrymore who will play in Mayos top flight for the first time since dropping down in 2005.From the moment the ball was thrown in Garrymore were in complete control of this game. They dominated possession from early on and after only a few moments of play Garrymore had the ball in the back of the Moy Davitts net.Garrymore played some excellence football through the first half and extended their lead to 12 points thanks to a Martin Maloney goal towards the end of the half.

Moy Davitts respond with a goal almost right away, a high ball came into the Garrymore square which wasn’t dealt with by the defense and the Moy Davitts corner forwards slotted the ball into the Garrymore goal.

Garrymore went in at half time leading 2-09 to 1-03.

Nine points up starting the second half Garrymore continued to apply the pressure and extended their lead but as the game looked to be getting out of sight for the home team they managed to get two goals to keep in touch with Garrymore. Despite conceding two goals in the second half Garrymore always had to much for the Moy side men.

Final score from Foxford. Garrymore 2-20 Moy Davitts 3-08.

The victory also marked the last game for Jack Grimes who stepped down after two years as senior team manager.

Garrymore seniors maintained their 100% unbeaten record in the senior league last Friday night at the Connacht centre of excellence. Ballyhaunis provided the opposition for Garrymore who needed to win in order to keep their division 1B status for next year. Garrymore played with the assistance of the breeze in the first half and lead at half time 0-12 to 0-3.Playing against the wind in the second half meant Garrymore had to hold onto the ball much more and the converted the only two goal opportunities they got for the entire game whack killed off any hope of a come back Ballyhaunis had. The goals were scored by Enda Varley and second had substitute Colm O’Neill.Garrymore ran out comfortable winners on a scoreline of 2-15 to 1-07.

The result means Garrymore still remain top of the league but only by the fact that they have beaten Kiltane earlier in the season.

After the disappointment of losing the County Quarter final two weeks ago it was back to the league for the Garrymore senior team. Garrymore went into the game knowing that only a win would suffice if they were to keep the challenge going in winning the league.Garrymore playing at home started the brighter and raced into a 0-8 to 0-1 lead against Burrishoole who too were looking for a win to keep their division 1B status for next year.The final 10 minutes of the half saw Burrishoole crawled their way back into the game bringing the deficit back to one just before half time but Garrymore responded with the last score of the half leaving two in it at half time 0-9 to 1-4.

Garrymore started the second half brightly with the majority of possession and increased their lead to 5 points thanks to a Enda Varley goal.

Errors and countless wides made for a nervous finish for Garrymore, leading by just two points for the remaining 10 minutes, Garrymore could not kill of the game.

Despite the nervous finish Garrymore game out on top on a scoreline of 1-12 to 1-10.

The result now puts Garrymore back on top with 14 points with the head to head rule separating Kiltane and themselves.

Next up for Garrymore is Ballyhaunis Friday at 9pm in Ballyhaunis.

Garrymore came away with the two point Sunday afternoon in Westport but in truth they will feel very lucky to have come out the right side of the result. With two minutes of normal time left in the second half Garrymore were trailing by a point, Corner forward Enda Varley made a penetrating run through the Westport defense and was eventually dragged down in the penalty box. The penalty was dispatched by Garrymores leading scorer on the day Jimmy Killeen which have Garrymore the win.Garrymore came into the game joint top of the league and were looking to put in a big performance before next weeks championship quarter final. In fairness to Garrymore they put in an excellency first half performance and went in at half time leading by 7 on a scoreline of 1-10 to 0-06 the goal coming from wing back kieran Cunningham.The second half was a half to forget for Garrymore, playing against the breeze Garrymore struggled to get the ball out of their half. Westport owned the ball and took the lead with 5 mints to go in the game. It looked like Westport would get the two points they badly needed to keep their promotions hopes alive but a penalty late in the game snatched the victory away from the home side.

Next up in the league for Garrymore is a home game v Burrishoole with no date fixed.


Garrymore GAA would like to wish Enda Varley and the Mayo Senior & Minor teams the very best of luck on Sunday. Its a magnificent achievement having both teams playing in Croke Park on All Ireland Final day and hopefully we will be celebrating two victories come 5pm. Best of luck Enda and here’s hoping we will see the Sam Maguire & Tom Markham Cup in Garrymore!!

Garrymore travelled to North Mayo last Sunday morning in round 6 of the Mayo Senior league and came away with a share of the spoils. The game was played in very challenging conditions and it was Garymore who played against the elements in the first half. It was a half Jack Grimes would not of being happy with as Garrymore went in behind 0-8 to 0-4.The second half didn’t get much better for Garrymore despite having the majority of possession, they did mange to hold the home team to a single point but gave away a lot of ball and hit a high number of wides.Despite the performance the draw still leaves Garrymore top of the table now joint alongside Moy Davitts. Garrymore’s next outing will be in three weeks time when the play Charlestown in the Championship quarter Final.

Final score from Bonniconlon: Garrymore 0-9 Bonniconlon 0-9

Garrymore seniors maintained their unbeaten record in Division 1B this year with a eight point winning margin over Kiltimagh Yesterday Afternoon. This the second round of “Starred” league games meant no county players would be involved in the game.Garrymore started the brighter with early points with the assistance of a strong breeze but Kiltimagh hung in there and played some good football of their own and trailed by a point with 10 minutes to go in the first half thanks to a Ronan Mulee free.With 5 minutes to go in the half Garrymore got their opening goal of the game thanks to Anthony Cunningham, a long searching ball came into the unmarked Cunningham who slotted the ball past the Kiltimagh goalkeeper.

That goal was quickly cancelled out with a goal from nearly the next play of the game from Kiltimagh. A free from dropped short in the Garrymore small square which wasn’t dealt with and Kiltimagh Forward Brian Gallgher fisted the ball into the Garrymore net.

Further points were added on in stoppage time for Garrymore to leave leading by four at the break 1-08 to 1-04.

Like the first half Garrymore started the better and got the first three points of the half but again Kiltimagh crawled the lead back to three after Garrymore full back was send off for an alleged off the ball incident.

It didn’t look good for the home side as they were leading by just three points, playing against a strong breeze and had had to play the final 20 minutes with 14 men.

To Garrymore’s credit they battled on and scored the next three points before Kiltimagh had one of their own sent off.

Leading by six Kiltimagh threatened the Garrymore goal and received a penalty with 10 minutes to go but Morvan Connolly the Garrymore goalkeeper was more that a match for the penalty and saved the resulting rebound.

Garrymore added further scores at the end of the game to stretch the winning marring out to eight points.

Garrymore’s next game is due to take place in two weeks against Bonniconlon in what will be the final round of “Starred” games.

Mayo warn against fraudulent fundraisers



Ahead of their senior and minor’s All-Ireland final appearances, Mayo have warned that there are people falsely raising money by pretending to represent the county teams’ training fund.The Connacht champions are preparing for a second consecutive senior final appearance but that comes at a price, with the cost of preparing their senior football team in 2012 coming to €480,443.

A similar figure is expected for this season and with Mayo struggling to cover the loans taken out to redevelop MacHale Park, finance is a hot topic in the county.

To add to the problem, Mayo have warned against bogus fundraisers who they believe are doing the rounds at the moment, with the county board issuing a statement today:

“The Mayo G.A.A. County Board would like to warn all supporters to be aware of fraudulent fundraising activity that is happening as a result of the success of our Senior and Minor Football Teams in this years Championship. It has come to our attention that there are certain organisations both on the island of Ireland and overseas perpetrating to be raising funds for our Senior & Minor teams on behalf of the Mayo County Board. These organisations are using the success of our teams to mislead our very loyal supporters into contributing financially claiming that their funds will go towards the team training funds. Supporters should be aware that the only funds raised that go towards our team training funds are those raised under our Cáirde Mhaigheo fundraising umbrella and only authorised by the Executive of Mayo County Board.

“In the build up to the All-Ireland Football Championship Finals there will be certain fundraising activities carried out by Cáirde Mhaigheo whereby the funds raised will go directly to the team training funds.

“If anyone is unsure whether a fundraising activity is legitimately going towards the team training fund then please contact the Mayo County Board or any officer of the Executive.” – See more at:

Garrymore Seniors take on Westport in the 5th round of the league this Sunday, This is the second round of the stared league games so county players will not be allowed to take part in the game. Both sides have had contrasting starts to the league with Garrymore winning their first three games and getting a point from the round four game in Kilmaine. Kiltimagh on the other hand still havent registered a point after four games and will be looking to set that right on Sunday.Game is due to throw in at 12 noon. Please Support

Garrymore v Kiltimagh Sunday 1/9/13 at 12 noon in Garrymore. Please Support.

Garrymore Club members wishing to order All Ireland semi Final tickets (25th August) , come to the hall on Tuesday next between 9.30pm and 10.30pm. Adult €40 Juvenile €5. Thanks. Garrymore Club Committee.
Mayo manager James Horan has made four changes to his team to face London in this Sunday’s Connacht Final. Rob Henelly makes his first start in goal since the 2011 All Ireland semi-final against Kerry. Also coming in are Chris Barrett, Andy Moran and Darren Coen, with Donal Vaughan, Cathal Carolan and Enda Varley the players to make way. The Mayo Senior Football Team to face London this Sunday 21st July at 2.00p.m. in Elverys MacHale Park is as follows:1. Rob Hennelly – Breaffy
2. Tom Cunniffe – Castlebar Mitchels
3. Ger Cafferkey – Ballina Stephenites
4. Chris Barrett – Belmullet
5. Lee Keegan – Westport
6. Keith Higgins – Ballyhaunis
7. Colm Boyle – Davitts
8. Aidan O’Shea – Breaffy
9. Seamus O’Shea – Breaffy
10. Kevin McLoughlin – Knockmore
11. Alan Dillon – Ballintubber
12. Richie Feeney – Castlebar Mitchels
13. Andy Moran – Ballaghaderreen
14. Alan Freeman – Aghamore
15. Darren Coen – Hollymount/CarramoreJames Horan – Manager
James Nallen – Maor Foirne
Tom Prendergast – Selector
Donie Buckley – Coach
Ed Coughlan – Trainer
Dr. Sean Moffatt – Doctor
Liam Moffatt – Physio

Garrymore take on Westport in the third round of the Michael Walsh league this Saturday. Garrymore cannot qualify for the knock stage of the competition but Westport have already guaranteed their passage through with a two point victory over Crossmolina in round 2.Throw-in is at 5pm in Westport. Please Support

The draw for the Mayo senior and intermediate football championship quarterfinals and relegation play offs will be made after the Connacht SFC final.With the group stages of both the senior and intermediate championships now complete, teams must await to see who they will be facing in the last eight.

Group winners will play second placed teams, although teams that have met in the group stage cannot be drawn to face each other.

The Connacht SFC final is due to be played on Sunday, July 21st and the draw will take place that evening.

Its round three of the Mayo Senior Championship this weekend and Garrymore welcome old rivals Aghamore on Sunday. The two side met is last years championship first round where it was Garrymore who came out on top with two points to spare. Both sides have a chance of qualifying for this years quarter final with a victory but Aghamore will need a Ballaghaderreen win in Ballinrobe to insure there passage through.Declan Corcoran from Islandeady will be the man in the middle on Sunday with a throw-in time scheduled for 2pm

This weeks fixtures: Wed 26/6/13, South Mayo Junior Championship – Garrymore v The Neale @8pm in Garrymore. Sat 29/6/13, County Junior B Championship – Garrymore v Mayo Gaels @7pm in Garrymore. Please Support
Garrymore GAA Cul Camps will take place from 1/7/13 to 5/7/13. Prices start at €55 for first child €45 for second child €40 for third child. For more information contact Ger McHugh on 086 – 0568192
Complete list of Cul Camps
Garrymore travelled to Ballaghaderreen in the second round of the Mayo Senior Championship last Saturday evening but weren’t able to secure their passage to the quarter finals. Ballaghaderreen who drew their opening game needed points to keep their championship hopes alive which they duly did.While Ballaghaderreen deserved the win Garrymore will be kicking themselves for the errors them made coming out of defense which lead to Ballaghaderreen’s two goals. Garry played with the strong breeze in the first half but trailed at half time 2- 9 to 1-5  Garrymore’s goal, coming curtsy of Full Forward Anthony Cunningham.The second half started with Myles Fallon coming into midfield for Brendan Cunningham and it was Fallon who settled Garrymore around the middle and with that Garrymore got a foothold in the game and did the majority of attacking in the second half. The breeze was still as strong as the first half which made it very hard for Garrymore to break through the Ballagh defense to get the goals they required.

Ballaghaderreen ran out eight point winners in the end on a scoreline of 2-16 to 1-11, the result now means Garrymore will need to win their remaining game against Aghamore to guarantee qualification.

Round three is due to take place on the weekend of the 6/7 July.

Garrymore starting team v Ballagahderreen:
1. M Connolly 2. C Crowe 3. A Reilly 4. J Varley 5. K Cunningham 6. M Maloney 7. T Nally 8. S Nally  9. B Cunningham 10. J Killeen 11. M Connolly 12. J Burke 13. E Varley 14. A Cunningham 15. M Tierney Subs Used: M Fallon for B Cunningham, B Lynskey for M Tierney, M Jordan for A Reilly.

Mayo Senior C’ship Round Two Match Betting:Crossmolina 4/5 Davitts 11/10 Draw 7/1
Breaffy 7/4 Castlebar 2/5 Draw 7/1
Claremorris 5/4 Ballina 4/6 Draw 7/1
Ballintubber 1/10 Shrule/Glencorrib 5/1 Draw 9/1
Knockmore 1/6 Charlestown 4/1 Draw 9/1
Tourmakeady 6/4 Westport 4/7 Draw 7/1
Ballagh 2/5 Garrymore 7/4 Draw 7/1
Aghamore evens Ballinrobe evens Draw 7/1Click Here for more Odds

Garrymore take on Ballaghaderreen in the second round of the Mayo Senior Championship this weekend.Garrymore come into the game on the back of a one point win over Ballinrobe in round one where they lead at one stage by seven points but a strong wind in the second half made things very difficult for the home side.Jack Grimes’s side will be looking to get one over on Ballaghaderreen after a heavy defeat in last years championship 1/4 final but will have to do this without the services of Brian Walsh, James kIng and Dara Henry who have all travelled to America for the summer.

Ballaghaderreen to are without the services of a number of players who have gone traveling for the summer and reported in local papers this week have a lengthy injury list but but still go into the game as favorites. For Ballaghaderreen it’s a game which they must get points from, a defeat will surely end their quest in retaining the Moclair cup.

The game is due to throw win at 7.30 pm in Ballaghaderreen with Vincent Neary officiating.


The 50th Exiles Cup


This weekend Garrymore GAA Club celebrate the 50th and last Exiles Cup tournament. The semi finals are on Saturday 1 June when the hosts Garrymore will play Charlestown at 6.00. This game is followed by the second semi final at 7.30 where the holders Milltown will play Shrule Glencorrib.
The final will be played on Sunday 2 June at 6.00. Afterwards a night of nostalgia will take in the club house where there will be videos and other memorabilia remembering previous Exiles Cup tournaments. The Mid West Radio outside broadcast unit will be broadcasting from the clubhouse after the match from 8:30
We are just days away from JON KENNY LIVE! in Garrymore GAA complex.
Haven’t got your tickets yet? Purchased online at or from Keane’s Bar Crossboyne, Lyon’s Bar Roundfort, Sam’s Bar Claremorris and McHugh’s Spar Ballindine. Doors open at 8pm with the show starting at 9pm sharp.

Jon Kenny Live heralds a return for Jon to the type of work that gave him the reputation as one of Ireland’s most talented comedians. Jon uses the changing face of contemporary Ireland as the scaffold on which to build his hilarious observations and characters in this new show.Running through such contrasting experiences as supporting Munster rugby to visiting a health spa, Jon takes no prisoners and delights in emphasizing the humour in everyday life. He adds, “The show is really intimate. There are no sets, no props, no costume changes it is just fun and laughter all the way!” Formally one half of the hugely successful duo d’Unbelievables, Jon Kenny is one of Ireland’s best-loved entertainers. In these days of doom and gloom, an evening of hilarious comedy in the company of the inimitable Jon Kenny is just what the doctor ordered.“He has an uncanny eye for the most absurd elements of life as we know it while at the same time lampooning the idiocies spawned by recently discovered (and just as quickly lost) affluence.” – Hot Press

Jon Kenny Live! – Garrymore GAA Complex Saturday May 18th @9pm doors from 8pm. Tickets available from Keane’s Bar Crossboyne, Lyons Bar Roundfort, McHugh’s Spar Ballindine, Garrymore GAA Officials and Senior team players. Tickets are priced at €15.

Tickets can also be purchased online Click HERE to purchase

Garrymore seniors made it three wins from three in division 1B with an excellent 10 point victory over Kiltane yesterday. The result leaves Garrymore joined top of the table with Aghamore with only score difference separating the sides. The game yesterday was an early season top of the table clash as both sides went into the game with a 100% record.Garrymore started the game without the services of their captain Jarlath Varley and Mayo Panelists Enda Varley who picked up injuries last week against Hollymount/Carramore but that didn’t seem to faze the home side as they played some excellent football thought the 60 minutes. Garrymore lead at half time 1-7 to 0-5 the goal coming thanks to Full forward Anthony Cunningham who finished the game with an impressive 1-2 from play.  Garrymore played with the breeze in the first half and it looked like they would need to take every advantage of it, as it picked up as the game went on.The second half started with both sides trading points two for Kiltane two for Garrymore. After 10 minutes of play it was then Garrymore stepped up a gear and pulled away from the away side, Jack Grimes side hit Kiltane on the counter attack time after time. With the lead growing Kiltane went in search for goals but couldn’t get through the Garrymore defense who stood up to the challenge.

Garrymore finished the game with an impressive 1-16 to 0-09 win. Next weekends game against Kilmaine has being put back till after Mayo’s Connacht Championship game against Galway.

1.Morvan Connolly 2.Caolan Corwe 3.Alan Reilly 4.James King 5.Kieran Cunningham 6.David Dolan(0-1) 7.Dara Henry 8.Shane Nally(0-3) 9.Brendan Cunningham 10.Mark Tiernay 11.Jimmy Killeen(0-6) 12.Myles Fallon 13.Micheal Connolly(0-2) 14.Anthony Cunningham (1-2)15.Brian Walsh(0-1) Subs. Martin Maloney (0-1), Gary Golden, Brian Lynskey

Tickets for JON KENNY LIVE! are now on-sale online. To get your early bird ticket discount enter the promotion code” jon5324kenny” when you are buying your ticket to receive €5 off your ticket. Tickets will shorty be on-sale from McHugh’s Spar Ballindine, Keane’s Bar Crossboyne and Lyons Bar RoundfortFollow the link to purchase your tickets.
Jon Kenny Tickets
Garrymore took the two points on offer today in very poor conditions, it was a complete reverse on what happened 12 months ago when Hollymount/Carramore came to Garrymore and beat the home side convincigly. Garrymore played with the breeze in the first half and while not having much possession they found themselves four points to no score after 20 minutes, the points coming from Enda Varley, Brian Walsh and Jimmy Killeen 0-2, 1 free.Hollymount/Carramore responed with three unanswered points just before the break leaving just one in it at half time. Going in at half time leading was a positive for Jack Grimes side but playing against the breeze in the second half it was concerning for Garrymore.To Garrymore’s credit battling against the breeze they kept Holly/Carra out and at times could of extended the lead. With 10 minutes to go Holly/Carra brought the game level and it look ominous for Garrymore as the home side has the breeze and momentum behind them. Two more points were added leaving Garrymore trailing by 0-7 to 0-5. Now 7 minutes left to play Garrymore stepped up a gear and drove on, Mark Tierney narrowed the gap to one firing over from close range closely followed by a point from Jimmy Killeen. It was on the stroke of 60 minutes Killeen carved through the home sides defence to pop over his forth of the game and the winning point for Garrymore.

Final score from Hollymount, Garrymore 0-08 Hollymount/Carramore 0-07.


This May 18th Garrymore GAA Club are proud to announce comedian and one half of the D’Unbelievables duo JON KENNY will perform his new live show in Garrymore GAA Complex. Tickets will go on sale shortly priced at €10 for members and €15 for non members. More details to follow.



Garrymore seniors reordered a two point victory over a gutsy Shrule/Glencorrib team in wet and wintry conditions today. Garrymore played against a strong breeze in the first half and got off to the best possible start with a goal in the opening moments of the half, all be it a fortunate goal it gave Garrymore a lot of confidence playing against the elements. Garrymore went in at half time leading 1-2 to 0-3 Garry’s points coming from Jimmy Killeen and Caolan Crowe. Despite the two point lead we can count ourselves lucky going in at half time leading as Shrule/Glencorrib wasted some excellent scoring opportunities.Shrule/G started the second half with a pointed free but it was for the next 15 minutes Garrymore dominated which in the end got them over the line, a goal from Enda Varley after 35mins and further points from Jimmy Killeen, Kieran Cunningham, Anthony Cunningham substitute Micheal Connolly gave Garrymore a seven point lead with 12 minutes remaining.

Shrule/G were awarded a penalty on 50 minutes after a goal mouth scramble, a Garrymore player was judged to of touched the ball on the ground in the square. Despite goalkeeper Morvan Connolly diving the right way he could not do enough to keep the ball from hitting the back of the net.

The goal rallied the border men and they enjoyed a lot of possession for the final 10 minutes, but credit to Garrymore’s defence they never let them in until right at the depth where Garrymore were leading by five 2-9 to 1-7, a high ball was dropped into the square which caused a lot of confusion and resulted in a goal for the away side. That was to be the last score of the game as Garrymore ran out two point winners on a score line of 2-9 to 2-7.

Next up for Garrymore is the short trip to Hollymount to take on Hollymount/Carramore.

The first round of the senior league starts this Sunday as we welcome Shrule/Glencorrib to Garrymore. The two sides have met already this year in the O’Mara Cup where Garrymore came away with the victory which sparked a recent good run of form where they have beaten Milltown in a challenge game the Monday after St Patricks day and last Sunday morning had four points to spare over near neighbors Claremorris.Going back to the recent meeting between the sides, it was a game in which Garrymore truly never looked like loosing despite a come back from the home side early in the second half but for both sides they were never going to give away much so close to the first round of the league.

Jack Grimes will be looking to get his side up to division one after no more than eights years absent from the top flight and they will know all to well a good start is key to a successful season.

Don’t forget your Garrymore GAA Club membership cars to gain free admission to the game on Sunday.

Garrymore v Shrule/Glencorrib Sunday 31/3/13 @2pm in Garrymore. Please Support

Garrymore GAA Club membership for 2013 is now due and we are offering a fantastic deal for new members and renewals.
Each member will receive a 2013 Garrymore GAA Members card which will entitle you too:- Free entry to all Home league games
– Free entry to all Home O’Mara Cup games
– Discounts on Garrymore GAA Social Nights
– Free Text Alerts
– Free weekly e-newsletter (Commencing in April)
– Included in the draw for a All Ireland final ticket if Mayo progress
Also added to Adult membership is a 50% Discount on a Mayo Club Development Ticket.

Membership Prices
Child Membership – €20
Adult Membership – €50
Adult Membership + 1 Mayo Development draw ticket – €100
Family Membership (2 Adults + Kids under 18) – €100
Family Membership (2 Adults + Kids under 18) + 1 Mayo Development draw ticket – €150
Family Membership (2 Adults + Kids under 18) + 2 Mayo Development draw ticket – €200

Mayo Development draw Ticket – €100
Due to a new GAA rule introduced this year all members have to be registered by the 31st of March. We will have a final registration day after Garrymore’s first home senior game the weekend of the 30/31st of March for approximately one hour. Alternatively membership can be paid online at or to any club official.

We have many ideas on progressing the club not just as a GAA club but as a focal point for the community and we would like to invite all members to attend the many social events that will take place in 2013. Our club website, text alerts and e-newsletter system will help you keep informed of the events that will take place through the year.

Garrymore GAA Club SupportsThe Irish Blood Tranfusion Service in Partnership with the GAA
Is recruiting new blood donors from our club.

Blood Donor Clinics will be held at The McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris on Tuesday April 2nd and Wednesday April 3rd from 4.30pm to 8pm

For Additional Information or phone 093 70832

Garrymore recorded their first win of the 2013 season with a 1-12 to 2-06 win over Shrule/Glencorrib in Glencorrib on Sunday. The game originally fixed for Garrymore was moved to Glencorrib because of pitch maintenance. The game was marked with a minutes silence for the late Cian Coleman who passed away just over a week ago.Played in cold wintery conditions it started very slowly and it wasn’t till the 17th minute we got the first score of the game coming from Jimmy Killeen which was quickly followed by a goal and a point from Caolan Crowe. Shrule/Glencorrib swiftly replied with a point of their own from corner forward Mark Ronaldson. The last 7 minutes of the first half Garrymore outscored Shrule/Glencorrib four points to one, Garry’s points coming from Jimmy Killeen (0-2, 1 free), Shane Nally and Micheal Connolly giving the away side a 1-6 to 0-2 halftime lead.

Garrymore played against a swirling breeze in the second where they would go onto conceded two early goals but to Garrymore’s credit they battled on and were rewarded with early second half points coming from Micheal Connolly (0-2), Martin Maloney (0-1) and Jimmy Killeen (0-1) to leave three between the sides 1-10 to 2-4. With 10 minutes left to play Killeen added two more frees to which Shrule\Glencorrib with two of their own. While the result will see Garrymore won be three points, in truth with the amount of possession Garrymore had the result was never really in doubt. Final score from Glencorrib, Garrymore 1-12 Shrule/Glencorrib 2-06.

Garrymore have two more games in the O’Mara Cup against Claremorris and Mayo Gaels but it remains to be see when these will be played.

Reminder: Membership for 2013 is now due. There will be a registration night this Friday between 8 and 10pm in Garrymore or alternatively it can be play online. CLICK HERE.

Breaffy House Mayo G.A.A. Junior B Football Championship – Group 401-06-2013 (Sat) – 02-06-2013 (Sun)
Round 1
Moy Davitts V Garrymore in Garrymore
Kiltimagh V Mayo Gaels in Kiltimagh

08-06-2013 (Sat) – 09-06-2013 (Sun)
Round 2
Mayo Gaels V Moy Davitts in Mayo Gaels
Garrymore V Kiltimagh in Garrymore

29-06-2013 (Sat) – 30-06-2013 (Sun)
Round 3
Garrymore V Mayo Gaels in Garrymore
Kiltimagh V Moy Davitts in Kiltimagh

Treanlaur Catering Mayo G.A.A. Senior Football Championship – Group 4 Fixtures25-05-2013 (Sat) – 26-05-2013 (Sun)
Round 1
Garrymore V Ballinrobe in Garrymore
Aghamore V Ballaghaderreen in Aghamore

22-06-2013 (Sat) – 23-06-2013 (Sun)
Round 2
Ballaghaderreen V Garrymore in Ballaghadereen
Aghamore V Ballinrobe in Aghamore

06-07-2013 (Sat) – 07-07-2013 (Sun)
Round 3
Ballinrobe V Ballaghaderreen in Ballinrobe
Garrymore V Aghamore in Garrymore

2013 Membership


Garrymore GAA Club membership for 2013 is now due and we are offering a fantastic deal for new members and renewals.Each member will receive a 2013 Garrymore GAA Members card which will entitle you too:
– Free entry to all Home league games
– Free entry to all Home O’Mara Cup games
– Discounts on Garrymore GAA Social Nights
– Free Text Alerts
– Free weekly e-newsletter (Commencing in April)
– Included in the draw for a All Ireland final ticket if Mayo progress
Also added to Adult membership is a 50% Discount on a Mayo Club Development Ticket.

Membership Prices

Child Membership – €20
Adult Membership – €50
Adult Membership + 1 Mayo Development draw ticket – €100
Family Membership (2 Adults + Kids under 18) – €100
Family Membership (2 Adults + Kids under 18) + 1 Mayo Development draw ticket – €150
Family Membership (2 Adults + Kids under 18) + 2 Mayo Development draw ticket – €200
Mayo Development draw Ticket – €100

Registration will take place on Friday 15th March between 8 and 10pm in the Garrymore Clubhouse. Alternatively membership can be paid online at

Senior Championship Group 1 Crossmolina Castlebar Davitts Breaffy
Senior Championship Group 2 Ballintubber Claremorris Ballina Shrule GC
Senior Championship Group 3 Knockmore Westport Tourmakeady Charlestown
Senior Championship Group 4 Ballaghadereen Garrymore Ballinrobe AughamoreFirst game is a home one b Ballinrobe on the weekend of the 25 May. Round 2 and 3 will be released tomorrow.


It is with deep sadness and regret that we have learned of the loss of a truly brave young man in Cian Coleman. Cian a gentleman and a gifted young footballer was an inspiration to all of us and will be sadly missed. Our sympathies go out to Cian’s parents Michael and Mairead, sister Hannah and extended family. Rest in Peace Cian.
The Mayo Senior Football Team to face Dublin in Round 3 of the allianz Football League this coming Saturday 2nd March at 7.00p.m. in Croke Park is as follows:

1)   Kenneth O’Malley – Ballinrobe
2)   Chris Barrett – Belmullet
3)   Ger Cafferkey – Ballina Stephenites
4)   Keith Higgins – Ballyhaunis
5)   Lee Keegan – Westport
6)   Donal Vaughan – Ballinrobe
7)   Colm Boyle – Davitts
8)   Jason Gibbons – Ballintubber
9)   Barry Moran – Castlebar Mitchels
10) Kevin McLoughlin – Knockmore
11) Aidan O’Shea – Breaffy
12) Richie Feeney – Castlebar Mitchels
13) Enda Varley – Garrymore
14) Jason Doherty – Burrishoole
15) Michael Conroy – Davitts

16) David Clarke – Ballina Stephenites
17) Keith Rogers – Ballaghaderreen
18) Tom Cunniffe – Castlebar Mitchels
19) Kevin Keane – Westport
20) Michael Walsh – Ardnaree
21) Danny Geraghty – Ballintubber
22) Seamus O’Shea – Breaffy
23) Alan Freeman – Aghamore
24) Cathal Carolan – Crossmolina
25) Cathal Freeman – Aghamore
26) Darren Coen – Hollymount/Carramore

James Horan – Manager
James Nallen – Runner
Tom Prendergast – Selector
Dr. Sean Moffatt – Doctor
Liam Moffatt – Physio

Garrymore take on old rivals and near neighbors Claremorris this Friday Night. The game originally fixed for Saturday morning has now being changed to 9.30pm Friday Night in Ballinrobe. Both sides have yet to register a win in this years O’Mara Cup and with Ballinrobe winning their opening games both sides will be looking for a victory to keep the pressure up.

The last time these teams met in the O’Mara Cup was in 2011 which finished in a draw, eight points a piece. Like all Garrymore v Claremorris games it is bound to finish with no more than a few scores between the sides.

Garrymore v Claremorris Friday 1/3/13 @9.30pm in Ballinrobe. Please Support

Next Saturday evening will see the return of the Allianz Football League where Mayo will take on Dublin in Croke Park. All Cáirde Mhaigheo Season Ticket Holders must have a ticket to gain entry to Croke Park for this match. Tickets have been already printed and will be available for collection in the office of Elverys MacHale Park during the following times:

  • Tuesday 26th February 12.30 – 6.30p.m.
  • Wednesday 27th February 10.00 – 2.00p.m.

Anyone looking for a further information can contact the office in Elverys MacHale Park on 0949050487

Round two of the O’Mara Cup starts this Sunday as Garrymore make their way to Mayo Abbey to take on Mayo Gaels. After last weekends loss to Ballinrobe it means Garrymore can only be looking at a victory in order to progress in the competition, While it is early in the year and a lot of players yet to make an appearance it is vitally important for momentum to begin early as the league starts a full 5 weeks earlier than it did last year.

Mayo Gaels the opposition on Sunday morning will play their first game of the season after having a bye last weekend, they too will be looking to start their season off with a victory. Like many teams this time of the year, it will be difficult to know what strength of team will will line out but its a must win game for Garrymore if they want to progress.

Throw-in is at 12 noon on Sunday in Mayo Abbey. Please Support

The 2013 season wasnt to start on a winning note for the Garrymore senior team as the lost out to Ballinrobe by two points. Garrymore started the game very slowly as it was Ballinrobe who dominated the early stages leading by Four points to one after 16 minutes of play. Shane Nally started the Garrymore revival with a excellent long range point followed quickly by two Brian Walsh points and one from Micheal Connolly. In this period Garrymore could of went further ahead only for some poor decision making and shot selection. Garrymore played with the wind in the first half and lead at half time 0-7 to 0-6.

The second half began with Ballinrobe leveling the game and five minutes later going ahead with a point from their wing forward. To Garrymore’s credit as they battled against a strong breeze it was them who held the lead for the majority of the second half, that was also helped by Ballinrobe missing countless easy frees that could have put the game out of sight. With five minutes to go the game changed as Ballinrobe were awarded a penalty which they duely converted to put them two points up and that was how the game finished. Final score from Ballinrobe, Garrymore 0-10 Ballinrobe 1-09

This Saturday night 16/2/13 in Sam’s Bar Claremorris, Garrymore GAA Club will launch the DVD of the White Collar Boxing fundraiser that took place last month. The 104 minute DVD will be shown for the first time on Saturday night and will be on sale after the event for just €10. Hope to see you there!
This Sunday will mark the start of the 2013 season for Garrymore seniors. Ballinrobe under the new management of Ray Connelly will make up the opposition on Sunday in the first round of the O’Mara Cup. Round two will see Garrymore travel to Mayo Abbey next week to take on Mayo Gaels and will finish with two home games against Claremorris and Shrule Glencorrib. The final of the O’Mara cup will take place during the summer months.

A full list of fixtures for the league and O’Mara Cup will be available later in the week. The Championship draw which was due to be make last week will now take place in two weeks.

Ballinrobe v Garrymore Sunday 17/2/13 @ 12 Noon in Ballinrobe. Please Suppor

There was drama aplenty in the closing stages of this Division 1 clash in Castlebar today with a Stephen O’Neill penalty denying the hosts at the death.

Mayo produced a late rally to draw level with a goal from Keith Higgins and point from Donal Vaughan.

Two pointed frees from Jason Doherty looked to have secured the points for James Horan’s men but Red Hand County captain O’Neill had the final say when dispatching a 75th minute penalty to the back of the Mayo net.

Doherty and Lee Keegan posted early points for the hosts before Peter Harte got the Red Hand County off the mark.

Doherty raised another white flag for last year’s All-Ireland finalists but points from Sean Cavanagh and Harte tied the scoreboard after 17 minutes.

O’Neill pushed the visitors in front for the first time but that score was cancelled out by Doherty before NIall Morgan sent over a brace to give Tyrone a slender 0-6 to 0-4 interval lead.

Doherty kicked the first point of the second half and Kevin McLoughlin restored parity with a converted free.

Half-time substitute Martin Penrose put Tyrone back in pole position and Cathal McCarron then doubled their advantage, 0-8 to 0-6.

A second McLoughlin point left the bare minimum between the teams but Tyrone pulled four clear courtesy of points from Conor McAliskey, Cavanagh and Darren McCurry,

Higgins’ goal sparked a Mayo revival but it proved to be of no avail.

Tyrone – N Morgan (0-2); A McCrory, Justin McMahon, C Gormley; R McKenna, Joe McMahon, R McNamee (0-1); C Clarke, S Cavanagh (0-2); P McNiece, P Harte (0-2), P Kane; C McAliskey (0-1), S O’Neill (1-1), Mark Donnelly. Subs: C McCarron (0-1) for Gormley, M Penrose (0-1) for Kane, D McCurry (0-1) for Harte, J Lafferty for McNeice, R O’Neill for Clarke.

Mayo – D Clarke; K Keane, G Cafferkey, K Higgins (1-0); T Cunniffe, C Boyle, C Barrett; A O’Shea, S O’Shea; L Keegan (0-1), R Feeney, C Freeman; K McLoughlin (0-3), J Doherty (0-6), M Conroy. Subs: B Moran for S O’Shea, A Dillion for Barrett, E Varley for Freeman, D Vaughan (0-1) for Boyle.

Referee – M Deegan.

You are cordially invited to the official launch of the Evaluation Report on the Mayo Men on the Move Physical Activity Programme
by Michael Ring TD
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport
Friday 25th January 2013 at 6.30pm

At Claremorris GAA Club, Ballyhaunis Road, Claremorris

RSVP by Wednesday 23rd January 2013

To Katrina Cusack at

We have our line-up for next week, 13 fights in total. In no particular order here’s the line-up with their entrance music and nickname…
Liam “Stanley” Nyland
“Liamooo” Liam Monaghan
We are just four days away from finding out the line up for the White Collar Boxing night on January 26th. Keanes Bar, Crossboyne is the place to be this January 19th as 28 men and women will find out who their opponent will be for the White Collar Boxing night a week later. Entrance music and Nicknames will all be revealed on the night! Its sure to be a fun night with plenty of talking points as the bouts are revealed. The Preview will takes place at 9pm in Keane’s Bar this Saturday, January 19th. Hope to see you there!
Garrymore GAA will hold a White Collar Boxing Fundraiser in association with the Western Alzheimers this January 26th. The event will see local Men and Women boxing in Garrymore on the night. It promises to be a fun filled night with lots of games and prizes to be given away. In the run up to the event there will be a preview night in Keanes bar Crossboyne on January 19th where we will be revealing the line up, details to come later. Entry is just €10.00 on the night and tickets are available from all club officers and senior team players. Doors and Bar from 7.30pm with the first fight @ 8pm. Further details of the night can be found on our
It was with deep sadness we learned this morning of the death of Jim Mannion Frenchgroove, Garrymore, Hollymount the father figure of Garrymore GAA Club.
Remains reposing at Roundfort Community Funeral Home on Friday evening from 5 o’clock with removal at 8 o’clock to St. Joseph’s Church, Carras. May he Rest In Peace.