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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.