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Kelly Cup Finals 2022

Islandeady G.A.A. took on Burrishoole in the Kelly Cup final at home on Friday last. Played on Islandeady’s second pitch, the supporters on the terrace were treated to a very entertaining hour of football. Both teams were very competitive, but the game was played in a sporting spirit that resulted in fast, free-flowing football moves and good scores. The evening was dry, with a low, glaring sun and despite playing into it, Islandeady were first out of the blocks with a point from Darragh Joyce. Unfortunately for Islandeady, Burrishoole responded with a point and two goals. This only made Islandeady more determined, however, scoring four points before Burrishoole managed to respond again with a point. Islandeady’s centrefield duo Seamie Lally and Cailin Joyce, aided by Diarmuid Gibbons, Levi Barrett, Liam Coyne, Ciarán Bourke and Darragh O’ Malley worked very well together and were a treat to watch. However, Burrishoole were not to be dismissed easily and went on the attack again, registering four points before Cailin Joyce put another over for Islandeady. At half time Islandeady were behind by five points, 0-8 to Burrishoole’s 2-7.

Play resumed for the second half and again Darragh Joyce scored a point for Islandeady. A delightful pass by Levi Barrett was tidily fisted by Bryan O’ Flaherty into the Burrishoole goal. Several other quality attacking moves by Islandeady were thwarted by Burrishoole defence before Darragh Joyce sent the ball into with some force into the Burrishoole net. That was repeated at the other end of the field minutes later, however, followed by two points, before the final whistle sounded. The game ended 3-12 to Burrishoole, 2-11 to Islandeady.

Connacht G.A.A. Minor Football Championship

Islandeady’s Zac Collins was impressive as he played at centre-forward for Mayo Under 17 team in the match against Sligo on Friday evening. Playing skilful football, he scored a goal and a point to help defeat Sligo. Mayo has already defeated Leitrim and Roscommon in this competition, and will face Galway next Friday evening. 

Lotto

The draw for €7,350 was held on Monday 2nd May 2022. There was no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 3, 8, 17 and 22.  

The winners of the Lucky Dip were Tracey Cosgrove and Ferdia Kenny, who each won €30.

The next draw will be on Sunday 15th May 2022 and the jackpot will be €7,400. 

To enter the draw, please ask a member of the club for an envelope on which you can mark the numbers of your choice. These numbers will then be entered in the next draw.

To play online, please go to http://smartlotto.ie/islandeady-gaa/. 

Islandeady G.A.A. thanks all its supporters and friends for their participation in the Lotto. 

Fixtures this week Monday 2nd May 2022

New JFC C Group 4

Sun, 08 May, Venue: Kilmaine GAA, Kilmaine GAA V Islandeady 14:00, Ref: Martin Kennedy 

Kelly Cup Finals 2022

Fri, 06 May, Venue: Islandeady, Islandeady V Burrishoole 20:00, Ref: Brian Kilkelly 

U17 Division 5 League 2022

Sun, 08 May, Venue: Islandeady, Islandeady V Bonniconlon 11:00, Ref: John Jennings

Michael Walsh Junior Cup 2022

Islandeady took on Achill in Kilmeena on Saturday evening last in the semi-final of this competition. Playing against a strong, cold wind in the first half, Islandeady conceded two goals early on, before getting into their stride. Bryan O’ Flaherty was strong on the ball as he advanced relentlessly towards the Achill goal and put the ball in the back of the net. At half time Achill were ahead by two points, but Islandeady drew level half-way through the second half. Seven minutes later, the sides were level again, having got a point each. A long sideline free from O’ Flaherty went over the bar, and this was followed by Islandeady’s second goal, this time from Darragh Joyce. Liam Coyne, David O’ Malley and Jack Carney worked well in defence, while Seamie Lally scored two points and created some good attacking movements, and Cailin Joyce scored a point. The final score was Achill 2-6, Islandeady 2-9.

Kelly Cup

Islandeady GAA travelled to Achill for an encounter in Group 3 of the Kelly Cup competition on Saturday last. On a lovely sunny evening with a light wind and no midges, the two teams were very competitive and produced some good football that was enjoyable to watch. Pat Carolan gave an accomplished performance, scoring a goal and two points, while Ciarán Bourke clearly enjoyed his position at corner back, driving forward to begin the counter-attack after an Achill offensive. Brendan Gibbons scored a goal and two points, while Liam Joyce contributed three points. Darragh Joyce scored two points, while Diarmuid Rowan and Johnny Doyle scored one each.  Holding it all together at centre-field was Peter McCormack who was vigorous in his tackling and skilful in his passing, ably assisted by Levi Barrett, who scored two points. The Islandeady lads had to batten down the hatches in the second half as Achill scored two goals in quick succession, but they held on to win comfortably in the end. The final score was Achill 2-10 to Islandeady 2-13. 

Lotto

The draw for €7,300 was held on Monday 18th April 2022. There was no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 3, 10, 13 and 29.  

The winners of the Lucky Dip were Sarah McDonnell and Yvonne Barrett, who each won €30.

The next draw will be on Sunday 1st May 2022 and the jackpot will be €7,350. 

To enter the draw, please ask a member of the club for an envelope on which you can mark the numbers of your choice. These numbers will then be entered in the next draw.

To play online, please go to http://smartlotto.ie/islandeady-gaa/. 

Islandeady G.A.A. thanks all its supporters and friends for their participation in the Lotto. 

Islandeady’s players on Mayo panels

Lovely to see the Islandeady club crest adorning the Mayo panel for both the Under 17 Connacht Championship season 2022 and the Under 20 Connacht Championship season 2022. Testament to both natural ability and their club’s careful development of skills, this is an achievement of which Zac Collins (Under 17) and Bryan O’ Flaherty  (Under 20) can be proud. 

The dates for the Connacht Under 17 (Minor) football Championship are Friday evenings, with Mayo v Leitrim on Friday 22nd April, Roscommon v Mayo on Friday 29th April, Mayo v Sligo on Friday 6th May, and Galway v. Mayo on Friday 13th May. 

Meanwhile, the Under 20 Connacht Championship has progressed to Connacht final stage, with Mayo in a contest with Sligo for the Connacht title on Wednesday April 20th in Markievicz Park GAA stadium. Wishing Bryan and his teammates the very best of luck on the day. 

Michael Walsh Junior Cup 2022

Islandeady’s adult team had a comfortable win over Ballycastle in the quarter final of the Michael Walsh Junior Cup at the weekend, with the final score standing at Ballycastle 1-4 to Islandeady’s 1-9.

Under 14 West League

Islandeady’s Under 14 team recorded a nice win over Castlebar Mitchels in Round 4 of the West League on a scoreline of Castlebar Mitchels 4-8 to Islandeady’s 5-7.

Homeland Under 12 West Mayo League

Islandeady’s Under 12’s are doing well in Group 5, having defeated Achill in Round 1 and Louisburgh in Round 2. 

New terrace for Islandeady G.A.A.

Work is progressing nicely on the terrace for the new pitch at Islandeady G.A.A. grounds. Thanks to Moran builders, who are doing a great job. 

GAA National Club Draw

The National G.A.A. Club Draw will take place in June. The list of prizes is long and attractive, with a car and exclusive All-Ireland Final packages featuring. Croke Park funds the prizes, and this is an important source of funding for Islandeady G.A.A. Club. Please contact any club member if you wish to purchase a ticket. 

Lotto

Lotto

The draw for €7,250 was held on Sunday 3rd April 2022. There was no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were  3, 5, 20 and 21.  

The winners of the Lucky Dip were Kevin Corcoran and Michael Cooney, who each won €30.

The next draw will be on Monday 18th April 2022 and the jackpot will be €7,300. 

To enter the draw, please ask a member of the club for an envelope on which you can mark the numbers of your choice. These numbers will then be entered in the next draw.

To play online, please go to http://smartlotto.ie/islandeady-gaa/. 

Islandeady G.A.A. thanks all its supporters and friends for their participation in the Lotto. 

GAA Newsletter for March 2022

The latest Newsletter has details of G.A.A. Congress 2022 and what clubs need to know, as well as lots of other interesting articles. Read it at this link: https://www.gaa.ie/news/read-the-latest-club-newsletter-march-2022/

Lotto

The draw for €7,150 was held on Sunday 6th March 2022. There was no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 9, 15, 22 and 23.  

The winners of the Lucky Dip were Katie Prendergast and Peter Gordon, who each won €30.

The next draw will be on Sunday 20th March 2022 and the jackpot will be €7,200. 

To enter the draw, please ask a member of the club for an envelope on which you can mark the numbers of your choice. These numbers will then be entered in the next draw.

To play online, please go to http://smartlotto.ie/islandeady-gaa/. 

Islandeady G.A.A. thanks all its supporters and friends for their participation in the Lotto. 

2022 Club Membership

Registration for Islandeady G.A.A. L.G.F.A. for this year is now open. Please log on to www.foireann.ie and complete your registration. 

2022 GAA Annual Report

The 2022 GAA Annual Report has been launched and can be read here:

GAA Club Newsletter

Please find below, a link to the latest edition of the GAA Club Newsletter.

Among the items included are

  • The reflections of Community & Health manager Colin Regan on the impact of Ashling Murphy’s murder
  • Information on the GAA Coaching Conference being held on February 19
  • Update on the National Club Draw 2022
  • Important survey results and new initiatives from the GAA Coaching & Games department
  • Advice on preparing your club facilities for bad weather
  • Top tips to make your club greener for the environment

DOWNLOAD GAA CLUB NEWSLETTER – https://www.gaa.ie/news/read-the-latest-club-newsletter-february-2022/

Lotto

The draw for €7,100 was held on Sunday 20th February 2022. There was no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 13, 21, 22 and 24.  

The winners of the Lucky Dip were Gary Fahy and Eugene McCormack, who each won €30.

The next draw will be on Sunday 6th March 2022 and the jackpot will be €7,150. 

To enter the draw, please ask a member of the club for an envelope on which you can mark the numbers of your choice. These numbers will then be entered in the next draw.

To play online, please go to http://smartlotto.ie/islandeady-gaa/. 

Islandeady G.A.A. thanks all its supporters and friends for their participation in the Lotto. 

Scrap Metal Collection

Lotto

The draw for €7,050 was held on Sunday 6th February 2022. There was no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 1, 9, 15 and 26.  

The next draw will be on Sunday 20th February 2022 and the jackpot will be €7,100. 

To enter the draw, please ask a member of the club for an envelope on which you can mark the numbers of your choice. These numbers will then be entered in the next draw.

To play online, please go to http://smartlotto.ie/islandeady-gaa/. 

Islandeady G.A.A. thanks all its supporters and friends for their participation in the Lotto. 

Scrap Metal Collection

Islandeady GAA Scrap Metal Collection takes place on Saturday 22nd January. Drop off point is Islandeady Church Car Park 9am to 5pm.  This fundraiser is an opportunity to offload any object that is of no further use to you, provided that it contains some metal, and proceeds go to Islandeady G.A.A.  Please contact Tony on (086) 7955 254 or Michael on (087) 9855 324 for more info or to arrange to have your scrap metal picked up. 

Lotto 

The draw for €6,950 was held on Sunday 9th January 2022. There was no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 2, 3, 5 and 20.  

The winners of the Lucky Dip were Tanya McLoughlin and Joanne Walsh, who each won €30.

The next draw will be on Sunday 23rd January 2022 and the jackpot will be €7,000. 

To enter the draw, please ask a member of the club for an envelope on which you can mark the numbers of your choice. These numbers will then be entered in the next draw.

To play online, please go to http://smartlotto.ie/islandeady-gaa/. 

Islandeady G.A.A. thanks all its supporters and friends for their participation in the Lotto. 

Lotto

The draw for €6,900 was held on Sunday 26th December 2021. There was no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 8, 22, 28 and 29.  

The winners of the Lucky Dip were Kenneth Lawless and Pat Ryan, who each won €30.

The next draw will be on Sunday 9th January 2022 and the jackpot will be €6,950. 

To enter the draw, please ask a member of the club for an envelope on which you can mark the numbers of your choice. These numbers will then be entered in the next draw.

To play online, please go to http://smartlotto.ie/islandeady-gaa/. 

Islandeady G.A.A. thanks all its supporters and friends for their participation in the Lotto. 

Seasons greetings

Islandeady G.A.A. wishes all its members, players, managers, coaches, helpers, supporters and friends a happy, peaceful Christmas and all the very best in 2022. 

Lotto 

The draw for €6,850 was held on Sunday 12th November 2021. There was no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 19 and 26.  

The winners of the Lucky Dip were Josephine Poland and John McCormack, who each won €30.

The next draw will be on Sunday 26th December 2021 and the jackpot will be €6,900. 

To enter the draw, please ask a member of the club for an envelope on which you can mark the numbers of your choice. These numbers will then be entered in the next draw.

To play online, please go to http://smartlotto.ie/islandeady-gaa/. 

Islandeady G.A.A. thanks all its supporters and friends for their participation in the Lotto. 

Lotto Results Sunday 12th December 2021

Scrap Metal Collection

Islandeady G.A.A. will hold a scrap metal collection on Saturday January 22nd 2022. The drop-off point will be Islandeady Church car park. This is an opportunity to offload any object that is of no further use to you, provided that it contains some metal. For example you may have old bicycles, or even an old car that is gone beyond repair. Islandeady G.A.A. will accept it on Saturday January 22nd, and will arrange to collect it from your home if you are unable to bring it to the church car park yourself. Proceeds from this fundraiser will go to Islandeady G.A.A. Please contact Tony on (086)7955254, or Michael on (087)9855324, for more information, or to arrange to have your scrap metal picked up. As always, Islandeady G.A.A. appreciates the goodwill and assistance of its supporters and friends.

December 2021 edition of the G.A.A. Club Newsletter

Some interesting articles in ​this month’s edition include one on the playing rule changes. 

https://www.gaa.ie/news/read-the-latest-club-newsletter-december-2021/

Lotto

The draw for €6,800 was held on Sunday 28th November 2021. There was no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 3, 16, 17 and 23.  

The winners of the Lucky Dip were John McCormack and Lorraine Laffey, who each won €30.

The next draw will be on Sunday 12th December 2021 and the jackpot will be €6,850. 

To enter the draw, please ask a member of the club for an envelope on which you can mark the numbers of your choice. These numbers will then be entered in the next draw.

To play online, please go to http://smartlotto.ie/islandeady-gaa/. 

Islandeady G.A.A. thanks all its supporters and friends for their participation in the Lotto. 

AGM

Annual General Meeting

Islandeady G.A.A. club held its A.G.M. in St. Aidan’s Room on Friday 26th November. Chairman Tony Collins addressed the meeting and thanked all the people who worked throughout the year at various aspects of the club’s activities. Work coordinated by John McCormack ensures that the floodlit main and second pitches are in excellent condition, and bookings are managed by Cathy Carney. Des Ryan and Michael McCormack continue to work on plans for the new clubhouse, while the Lotto committee added an online dimension to the fortnightly Lotto draws this year. Fencing, dugouts and a scoreboard are also planned for the second pitch. 

 Coaching Officer Pat Ryan coordinates a large team of coaches who develop the skills of Gaelic Football in children and young people ranging in age from Under 6 years to Under 18 years. High points of the year include the Under 15 team reaching a semi-final and narrowly losing out to the eventual winners Burrishoole. The Under 18 team played superb football to win the West Mayo final against Louisburg, which was played under lights in Islandeady. The Under 19 team won the county final against St. Muredachs on a scoreline of 2-8 to 4-9. Credit to Shane Hopkins and his management team for the work done with these players. 

There are two adult teams in Islandeady G.A.A. club. The Junior C team finished second to Ballintubber in a strong group in the West Mayo Junior B Champioship. A strong league performance saw them finish 3rd. Many young players get the chance to play adult football  with this team and gain valuable experience. Many thanks to Brian McCormack, Cormac McCarthy and Kevin Kelly for all the work they do with the team. 

The Junior A team went unbeaten in Division 3B this year, which means that next year they will compete in Division 2 football. The Junior Championship campaign was successful, with good wins at all stages until the semi-final against Kilmeena. Credit to Kilmeena, they were on form and produced good football to win the game and put Islandeady’s hopes of returning to Intermediate football on hold for another year. Thanks indeed to Declan Conway, Martin Feeney, Johnny Fitzgerald, Vinny Feeney and Cathy Carney for their work with these players. 

Ladies Gaelic Football is firmly established and growing all the time, with teams of girls playing and competing from Under 8 to Under 16. The Under 14s reached the county final but lost out to Kiltane. Islandeady LGFA has three girls on trial with the Mayo Under 16 team, and four girls on trial with the Mayo Under 14 team. This year, Gaelic For Mothers and Others was established and over 25 players have signed up. A big thank you to Marian McNamara who runs very enjoyable training sessions. 

All players, coaches, managers and helpers work on a voluntary basis within the existing structures of the club, adhering to best practice with regard to child protection and proper consultation and cooperation. Membership of the club is arranged through http://www.foireann.ie, and members can consult http://www.islandeadygaa.ie, www.facebook.com (Search for Islandeady G.A.A.) and www.twitter.com (Oileán Éadaí C.L.G. @islandeadyGAA) for updates and news about various happenings.

A place for everyone

There are always jobs to be done, from supervising parking, to helping youngsters learn the skills of the game, to tidying equipment, to preparing youngsters and adults for entry to the annual Scór competitions in dance, instrumental music, drama and singing. Simply coming to watch the games and take an interest in who is playing is adding to the enjoyment of all. There is personal fulfilment and craic to be had, and everyone should feel that they are welcome and their contribution is appreciated. Do contact chairman Tony Collins, Secretary Michael Walsh or any member of the club if you would like to become involved, at a level that suits yourself and your other commitments. 

AGM

Islandeady G.A.A. will hold their Annual General Meeting on Friday 26th November 2021 at 8:30pm in St. Aidan’s Room. All are welcome.

Lotto

The draw for €6,750 was held on Sunday 14th November 2021. There was no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 2, 12, 14 and 21.  

The winners of the Lucky Dip were Paddy Collum and Gary Fahey, who each won €30.

The next draw will be on Sunday 28th November 2021 and the jackpot will be €6,800. 

To enter the draw, please ask a member of the club for an envelope on which you can mark the numbers of your choice. These numbers will then be entered in the next draw.

To play online, please go to http://smartlotto.ie/islandeady-gaa/. 

Islandeady G.A.A. thanks all its supporters and friends for their participation in the Lotto. 

GAA Club Newsletter November 2021

Please find below a link to the GAA Club Newsletter for November, 2021.

https://www.gaa.ie/news/read-the-latest-club-newsletter-november-2021/

Included in this issue is 

  • Hurling legend Brendan Cummins on why he wants to play for his club until he’s in his 50s
  • Clubs raise €129,000 to fund new defibrillators
  • Westmeath man finally gets his county medal after a 60-year gap
  • A new GAA-mad TV audience in Galicia
  • And lots more…

Fixtures this week Monday 1st November 2021

Mayo GAA Exclusive JFC Semi-Finals 2021

Sat, 06 Nov, Venue: McGovern Park, Newport, Islandeady V Kilmeena 14:00, Ref: TBC 

Lotto

The draw for €6,700 was held on Sunday 31st October 2021. There was no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 2, 5, 16 and 28.  

The winners of the Lucky Dip were Kevin Bourke and John Collins, who each won €30.

The next draw will be on Sunday 14th November 2021 and the jackpot will be €6,750. 

To enter the draw, please ask a member of the club for an envelope on which you can mark the numbers of your choice. These numbers will then be entered in the next draw.

To play online, please go to http://smartlotto.ie/islandeady-gaa/. 

Islandeady G.A.A. thanks all its supporters and friends for their participation in the Lotto. 

Under 18 C County Final 

Islandeady’s Minor team had a very good campaign in this competition. Having captured the West Mayo title, they had set their sights on the county title. Bonniconlon was the opposition that they had to overcome to claim the honours, and the match was played in Foxford. As it happened, Bonniconlon were a little too strong for the men in green and white. A clear game plan, together with a single-minded approach to keeping to the plan and good scoring, put the North Mayo team well ahead in the first half. Good defending by Islandeady’s Aaron Corcoran and Tadhg Hayes made life difficult for the Bonniconlon forwards, but some scoring chances were allowed to fade away and this was to prove costly for Islandeady.  In the second half Zac Collins scored a great goal and two points, despite the attentions of the Bonniconlon defenders. Patrick Carney and Michael O’ Connell worked hard and scored two points and one point respectively. Bryan O’ Flaherty scored two points from a long free and a 45. The Islandeady team showed their characteristic team spirit in their work rate and unrelenting effort, but they had left themselves with too much to do in the second half and had to concede defeat on a scoreline of 2-13 to Bonniconlon, 1-7 to Islandeady. 

For Bonniconlon James Harrington was very strong, registering 2-8, four of the points from frees and four from play. Centre half back Mark Jordan used his left foot to score a free, and also got one from play, while centre half forward Daniel Tuohy got two points from play and centre fielder Cathal Kelly also got a point from play. 

T.F. Royal Hotel and Theatre Junior Football Championship Quarter Final

Islandeady travelled to Knockmore G.A.A. grounds for this match against Ballycastle on Sunday afternoon last. Conditions were heavy and at times slippery, but the rain held off until the match was over, to the relief of the many supporters from both Islandeady and Ballycastle. Ballycastle got off to a slow start, scoring just one point in the first quarter, to Islandeady’s 0-7 which were contributed by Darragh Joyce, Brendan Gibbons, Danny McGowan and Seamie Lally. The fast-moving Diarmuid Rowan added a good point for Islandeady from his position in the half-forward line and put consistent pressure on the Ballycastle defence. At half time, Islandeady were comfortable on a scoreline of 0-3 to 0-10. In the second half Liam Joyce, Jonathan Concannon and Paul Moylette added their names to the list of Islandeady’s scorers, who, together with an uncompromising defence, finished the game out on a score of 0-7 to 0-18. Islandeady now goes forward to the county semi-final, to be played in two weeks time. 

Players for Ballycastle were: Jason O’ Neill in goal; Richard Tighe, Andrew Tighe Barry McHale, Dean Kelly, Kevin Healy and John Carey in defence; Ciarán McDonnell and Michael Tighe in centrefield; Tom Tomas, Micheál Forde, Dermot Kelly, Martin Sweeney, Shane Healy and Shane Grier in forwards. Team manager was Michael Jackson and selector was Martin Farrell. 

Players for Islandeady were: Marcus Moylette in goal; Thomas Gibbons, Niall McCormack, Peter Gordon, Levi Barrett, Seamie Lally and Jonathan Doyle in defence; Peter Collins and Paul Corcoran in mid-field; Darragh Joyce, Danny McGowan, Brendan Gibbons, Diarmuid Rowan, Bryan O’Flaherty and Liam Joyce in forwards. Substitutes were Paul Moylette , Pat Carolan, Jonathan Concannon and Paul Ruane.

Islandeady vs Ballycastle Junior Championship 2021

Lotto

The draw for €6,650 was held on Sunday 17th October 2021. There was no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 7, 26, 28 and 31.  

The winners of the Lucky Dip were Kieran Glendon and Johnny Doyle, who each won €30.

The next draw will be on Sunday 31st October 2021 and the jackpot will be €6,700. 

To enter the draw, please ask a member of the club for an envelope on which you can mark the numbers of your choice. These numbers will then be entered in the next draw.

To play online, please go to http://smartlotto.ie/islandeady-gaa/. 

Islandeady G.A.A. thanks all its supporters and friends for their participation in the Lotto. 

T.F. Royal Hotel and Theatre Junior Football Championship Round 3

Islandeady, Kilalla and Ballycroy are in Group 4 of the Exclusive Junior Football Championship. Having first defeated Killala, Islandeady defeated Ballycroy on Saturday last, and are now top of their group. They go forward to play Ballycastle, who are the runners-up of Group 3, in the county quarter-final next weekend. 

Islandeady played Ballycroy at home in the club’s main pitch. Lining out for the home team were Marcus Moylette in goal, Thomas Gibbons, Niall McCormack, David Gordon, Levi Barrett, Paul Corcoran and Jonathan Doyle in defence. In midfield were Peter Collins and Seamie Lally. The forwards were Paul Moylette, Pat Carolan, Brendan Gibbons, Jonathan Concannon, Bryan O’ Flaherty and Darragh Joyce. 

Scoring was slow in the first quarter, with just 2 points on the board for each team. David Gordon was balanced and firm in Islandeady’s defence, while Marcus Moylette pulled off a stout-hearted save and Niall McCormack stormed up the pitch to score a point. After the water break, Michael Conway raced at the Islandeady defence and scored a great goal for Ballycroy. However, Brendan Gibbons and Darragh Joyce cancelled that out with two and one points respectively, to leave the sides level at half time.

In the second half, Islandeady were awarded a penalty, which was taken by Levi Barrett. It rebounded off the upright, but Barrett camly steadied himself and sent it to the back of the net. A goal from Ballycroy’s Bryan Grealis in the last quarter was cancelled out by a neatly fisted goal from Islandeady’s Bryan O’ Flaherty who was on hand to receive a precisely-weighted pass from Brendan Gibbons. Liam Coyne, Paul Ruane, Cailin Joyce and Danny McGowan all made an appearance to help Islandeady’s cause, and the game finished on 2-05 to Ballycroy, 2-10 to Islandeady. 

Fixtures for this week Monday 4th October 2021

U16C Championship 2021

Tue, 05 OctVenue: Pairc Naomh Muire, CLG Thuar Mhic Eadaigh, Tuar Mhic Eadaigh V Islandeady 18:00, Ref: Brian Kilkelly 

U12 Championship Group F

Sat, 09 OctVenue: Louisburgh, Louisburgh V Islandeady 10:30, Ref: Mel Kenny 

Junior Football Championship Round 1

Islandeady are in Group 4 of Mayo Exclusive Junior Football Championship League table along with Ballycroy and Killala. They had their first match against Killala in Gerry Maheady Park, Rathowen East, Killala.

Seamie Lally led the way with a fine point in the first minute of the game, and Diarmuid Rowan set a blistering pace with skilful tackling and passing topped off by a great goal and a point. Pat Carolan was purposeful and strong in attack, scoring two first-class points and a goal. Darragh Joyce was lively and sharp, scoring a goal and 6 points in total. Peter Collins and Levi Barrett spared no effort in Islandeady’s cause, the latter scoring 3 points. Brian O’ Flaherty was a good connecting link in attack and scored a point, while Paul Corcoran supported his fellow forwards in his usual capable way. Diarmuid Gibbons and Darragh O’ Malley defended and attacked in equal measure, scoring 2 points and 1 point respectively. Tomás Gibbons, Jonathan Doyle and Niall McCormack guarded the Islandeady goal with strength and speed, while Peter Gordon took to the skies to fetch a dangerous ball in front of goal, and goalie Marcus Moylette pulled off an impressive save in the second half.

Overall, the Islandeady men were just too strong for Killala, although Matthew Keane, who scored 5 points for Killala, was always a threat, as were Michael Dooher, Martin Maheady, Shane Maheady, Derry Quinn, Iarla Quinn and David Lawlor, all of whom registered a point each. The final score was 0-14 to Killala, 3-17 to Islandeady.

Club Championship: all-ticket events

Please note that club championship matches will require a ticket for entry, which must be bought online ahead of the match. Buy your ticket on https://mayogaa.com/news-detail/10073831/.

Match Reports

U14B West Championship 2021 G1

The teams in Islandeady’s group in this championship campaign are Breaffy, Louisburg and Tuar Mhic Éadaigh. Islandeady’s first match was against Breaffy, and it ended with Breaffy taking 2 league points with a scoreline of 6- 16 to Breaffy, 4-4 to Islandeady.

U18C League West 2021

A good win for Islandeady’s Under 18 team in the first game of their League campaign. Playing at home, the Islandeady men had a comfortable 4 point win over Louisburg. The final score was 1-9 to Louisburg, 1-13 to Islandeady. The third team in Islandeady’s league group is Tuar Mhic Éadaigh. 

Mayo GAA League Division 3B

This was a big game for both Islandeady and Cill Chomain, as the winner would be promoted to Division 2 of the league. Islandeady emerged as winners, and will play Division 2 football next season. It was their fifth win out of five games, having defeated Davitts, Lahardane, Swinford and Shrule/Glencorrib in addition to Cill Chomain. 

It was a closely contested encounter, with Paul McGarry of Cill Chomain the first to register a point on the scoreboard. This was quickly followed by a point from Darragh Joyce of Islandeady, then one from Cill Chomain, another, a free, from Darragh, followed by 2 from Cill Chomain. This was the pattern throughout the game, up until the last 15 minutes. Intense struggles were happening all over the pitch as the Islandeady men went one on one with their North Mayo opponents. Causing some concern for the Islandeady men was Justin Healy of Cill Chomain, who scored 4 points. However, Islandeady’s defence, directed by goalie Marcus Moylette, were fit, fast and unshakeable. Peter Gordon never gave his man a chance to compose himself, while Niall McCormack produced his usual robust display of attacking defence. Tomás Gibbons, Darragh O’ Malley, Diarmuid Gibbons and Jonathan Doyle were quick to snatch at chances to turn defence into attack, while the midfield partnership of Seamie Lally and Peter Collins were strong, winning the ball in the air and driving at the Cill Chomain goal. 

At half time, the score was just 4 points to Islandeady, 6 points to Cill Chomain. The tussle continued for the first quarter of the second half, with points coming from Seamie Lally, Darragh Joyce and Brian O’ Flaherty, until Islandeady finally drew level with their opponents. However,Cill Chomain got one more point to pull ahead at the last water break.

It was in the final quarter that Islandeady’s forwards changed gear, and registered 6 points in quick succession, with Cill Chomain able to register just 2. Levi Barrett, Pat Carolan, Martin Gallagher and Brendan Gibbons produced good team work that resulted in scores when they were needed to win the match, which finished Cill Chomain 0-11, Islandeady 0-14. 

Mayo Masters 2021

Islandeady club member Brian McCormack played his part in the victory of the Mayo Masters over Roscommon Masters in Swinford. The final score was Roscommon Masters 0-11, Mayo Masters 0-16. This is Mayo Masters second win in their championship campaign.  See www.facebook.com/Mayo Gaelic Masters for details. 

The Masters competition is run by Gaelic Masters Association, which is separate from the Gaelic Athletic Association. See https://www.facebook.com/gaelicmasters/

Under 19 League Division 4 final 2021

Islandeady’s Under 19 team produced a splendid performance against St.Muredachs in the final of their league campaign in Parke on Wednesday evening. Full of confidence and with a clear purpose, they contested every single ball from the throw-in to the final whistle. 

Jason Crean of St. Muredachs was the first to register a goal, but Islandeady responded with a quick, decisive movement involving many players to set Tom Coen up to smash home a goal that set the tone for Islandeady’s approach to the game. However the North Mayo men were uncompromising opponents, and at half time the score was level at 1-4 all. Early in the second half,  Zac Collins received a neat pass from Brian O’ Flaherty and made no mistake about sinking it into the St. Muredach’s goal net. The speedy Liam Morris added another goal, and Brian O’ Flaherty added a fourth. 

Playing fast, flowing football, Ethan Barrett, Patrick Carney, Cailin Joyce and captain Diarmuid Rowan completed the attacking element of the team. Saul McCarthy was steady and capable in goal giving strong kickouts. Conor Coyle, Seamus Hayes, Dylan Kelly, Cian Moylette, Liam Coyne and Jack Carney were powerhouses of energy and determination, tackling, intercepting passes, thwarting the St. Muredach attacks and launching counter-attacks. 

It was a thoroughly enjoyable game of football, and great credit is due to the management team whose work with the young players shone through. Well done to manager Shane Hopkins, selectors David Gordon, Kevin Kelly, Cormac McCarthy, Brian McCormack and medical officer John McCormack. The final score was St. Muredachs 2-8, Islandeady 4-9.

Match Reports

Mayo League Division 3B

Islandeady’s senior team produced a magnificent display in Ballindine on Saturday last to register their fourth win in a row in their league campaign. From the start, they played direct, attacking football, with Levi Barrett registering a point in the first few minutes. This was followed by points from Liam Joyce, Darragh Joyce, Peter Collins and Brendan Gibbons, to bring the score at the first water break to 0-5 to Islandeady, 0-3 to Davitts. The second quarter was dominated by Islandeady, who produced a great team performance.  Ciarán Gallagher drove at the Davitts defence, Pat Carolan was strong on the ball, Seamie Lally produced some impeccable fielding, while Niall McCormack, Tomás Gibbons, Peter Gordon, Darragh O’ Malley, Diarmuid Gibbons and Johnny Doyle were tenacious in defence and Marcus Moylette was confident in goal. At half time Islandeady were ahead by 6 points and although they conceded a penalty in the last few minutes, they kept up the pressure on their opponents until the final whistle, when the scoreline stood at 0-17 to Davitts’ 1-9. 

Mayo League Division 6D

Islandeady’s second senior team have won 2 of their games so far, and played their fourth game in their league campaign away against Balla on Sunday. A strong team, they performed well scoring a total of 13 points, but unluckily conceded 2 goals, which cost them the game. Centrefield was ably manned by Peter McCormack, who also scored 1 point, and Paul Corcoran. The forwards steadily registered points on the scoreboard: Ciarán Gallagher scored 0-3, Ferdia Kenny 0-2, Cailin Joyce 0-2, Pat Carolan 0-2, Paul Moylette 0-2, and Brian McCormack 0-1. Ruaidhri Gibbons contributed to some good movements, while Goalie Niall Walsh and backs Cathal McLoughlin, Liam Coyne, Ciarán Bourke, Mark Kirby, David O’Malley, Cian Moylette played with purpose and drive. Substitutes were Martin Corcoran, Ethan Barrett, Liam Foy, Brian McCormack and Shane Horkan. The final score was 0-13 to Islandeady, 2-12 to Balla.  

Mayo League Division 4 Under 19

Islandeady’s U-19 team registered a good win against Achill in the semi-final of their league campaign last week. They now look forward to the final next Wednesday 8th September at 6pm in Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin G.A.A. pitch in Parke. Their opponents will be St. Muredach’s, which is an amalgamation of Ardnaree and Bonniconlon. 

Lotto

The draw for €6,450 was held on Sunday 22nd August 2021. There was no Jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 3, 7, 15 and 31. 

The winners of the Lucky Dip were Cormac Gordon and Rory Courell who each won €30.

The next draw will be on Sunday 5th September 2021 and the jackpot will be €6,500. To play online, please go to http://smartlotto.ie/islandeady-gaa/. 

Islandeady G.A.A. thanks all its supporters and friends for their participation in the Lotto. 

Senior All-Ireland final

Demand for tickets to the All-Ireland final in Croke Park on Saturday 11th September at 5pm (Mayo v Kerry/Tyrone) far exceeds the supply of tickets available. This is because the Covid-19 virus is still a problem and spectator capacity in Croke Park is greatly reduced. Many people who would have liked to be there, will of necessity be disappointed and will have to make do with watching it on RTÉ Sport/sky Sports Arena. However, this will in no way lessen the support we give our Mayo team or spoil our joy if we do manage to pull off a win this time. Ar aghaidh linn le chéile!

Mayo League

Mayo GAA League Division 3B

Islandeady’s first senior team continued their league campaign with another win, this time against Shrule/Glencorrib. Playing at home in the Islandeady grounds, they gave an impressive performance, working together as a team. The sides were evenly matched and the scoring was neck and neck throughout. At the first water break, the score was 0-2 each. By half time however, Islandeady had pulled ahead, with the score at 1-7 to Islandeady, 0-6 to Shrule/Glencorrib, thanks to 4 points from Darragh Joyce, a very decisive goal from his brother Liam and a point from Pat Carolan. In the second half, Shrule/Glencorrib persisted with their attack, scoring 4 points before the water break, but Islandeady responded with a point from Darragh Joyce, and a goal from Diarmuid Gibbons who had a superb game overall. Islandeady had 2-8 at the last water break to Shrule/Glencorrib’s 0-10. The final section of the game was a fast and furious affair in which the visitors got 4 points while Brendan Gibbons, Brian O’Flaherty and Darragh Joyce got 1 point each. Islandeady’s defence was tremendous throughout the whole match, with David Gordon, Niall McCormack, Peter Gordon, Darragh O’Malley and Diarmuid Gibbons strong, fast and unyielding while goalie Marcus Moylette was solid and dependable. The final score was 2-11 to Islandeady, 0-14 to Shrule/Glencorrib. 

Mayo GAA League Division 6D

Islandeady’s second senior team had a very decisive win against Castlebar Mitchels. The game was played at home in Islandeady and finished on a a scoreline of 6-10 to Islandeady, 1-10 to Castlebar Mitchels. Islandeady have now won 2 out of their 3 matches. 

Mayo GAA U19 League Division 4

This game was conceded by Louisburg. 

Homeland U13E KO 2021

After an entertaining match, Islandeady had to concede defeat to Bohola Moy Davitts. The final score was Islandeady 3-5, Bohola Moy Davitts 4-4. 

Fixtures this week Monday 16th August 2021

Mayo GAA League Division 3B

Sat, 21 Aug, Venue: Islandeady, Islandeady V Shrule/Glencorrib 19:00, Ref: Mel Kenny 

Mayo GAA League Division 6D

Sun, 22 AugVenue: Islandeady, Islandeady V Castlebar Mitchels Football 15:00, Ref: Martin Walsh 

Mayo GAA U19 League Division 4

Wed, 18 Aug, Venue: Louisburgh, Louisburgh V Islandeady, Ref: Paddy Chambers

Homeland U13E KO 2021

Thu, 19 Aug, Venue: Breaffy, Bohola Moy Davitts V Islandeady 19:00, Ref: Kieran Barnicle

Mayo League

Islandeady’s first senior team is doing well in their league campaign. They won their second match on Sunday last, and now sit at the top of their group. Swinford were their opponents this time, and the match was played in Islandeady’s home ground. A well-balanced team kept control of the game, not allowing Swinford to come level with them at any stage. Pat Carolan made good use of his opportunity to play at centrefield and put in a great performance alongside Seamie Lally. Marcus Moylette in goal was ably assisted by backs Tomás Gibbons, Niall McCormack, Peter Gordon, Jonathan Doyle, Diarmuid Gibbons and Darragh O’Malley. Forwards Paul Moylette, Brian O’Flaherty, Darragh Joyce, Danny McGowan, Brendan Gibbons and Liam Joyce shared the scoring among them, while substitutes Ciarán Gallagher, Diarmuid Rowan and David Gordon added strength to the team effort. The final score was Islandeady 0-16, Swinford 2-7.

Islandeady’s second senior team went to Westport for the latest match of their league. They were not to emerge victorious however and had to be content with a final scoreline of 2-19 to Westport, 2-8 to Islandeady. 

Mayo League 

Islandeady’s senior team is in Mayo League Division 3B along with Swinford, Shrule/Glencorrib, Cill Chomain, Lahardane and Davitts. On Saturday last, the first game was against Lahardane, in Lahardane. A tit-for-tat contest eventually saw the Islandeady men pull ahead to win by 4 points. The final score was 0-12 to Lahardane, 3-7 to Islandeady. 

Meanwhile, Islandeady’s second senior team are in Mayo League Division 6D with Balla, Castlebar Mitchels, Westport G.A.A. and Kilmeena. They had their first game on Sunday last, when they defeated Kilmeena 2-15 to 1-11. 

Islandeady GAA Cúl Camp

Cúl Camp at Islandeady G.A.A. grounds Monday 26th July to Friday 30th July.
FINAL REMINDER:
There are a limited number of places available.
Please text Pat on (087)2704718 if you would like to join the camp.
Online booking only. They will not take anybody on the morning of the camp.

Read the latest Club Newsletter – July 2021

The July edition of the GAA Club Newsletter is now available.

This month’s edition includes the following:

·       GAA Covid updates

·       Dromahair GAA club successfully fundraise for defibrillator

·       GAA for Dads and Lads programme launched

·       All-Ireland Rounders Finals

·       Martin Fogarty explains why systematic fouling is ruining hurling

Download the July 2021 GAA Club Newsletter Here

Kelly Cup League

Islandeady G.A.A. were the hosts for this Group 3 match against Achill on a fine, dry Saturday evening. Islandeady were six points ahead at the first water break, and eight points in front at half time, thanks to a goal from Brendan Gibbons as well as points from him, Darragh Joyce and Ryan Feehan. The first part of the second half was a closely fought affair, with Achill getting five points to Islandeady’s six.

 However, after the last water break Islandeady turned on the style and played with vigour and skill, pulling well ahead of their opponents. Brian O’ Flaherty’s sweetly placed goal was added to Brendan Gibbon’s second goal of the match, while nine of the Islandeady players made their mark on the scoreboard. Manager Declan Conway can be pleased with the way his team is shaping up at this early stage of the footballing season. The final score was Islandeady 3-22, Achill 1-07. Scorers for Islandeady were Brendan Gibbons 2-6, Ryan Feehan 0-5, Darragh Joyce 0-5, Brian O’ Flaherty 1-0, Seamie Lally 0-2, David Gordon 0-1, Diarmuid Gibbons 0-1, Pat Carolan 0-1, Peter Collins 0-1.