Ballina (@1.66) vs Aghamore (@2.5)
24-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Ballina will win

Ballina – Aghamore Match Prediction | 24-08-2019

The winners received the Paddy Moclair Cup. The championship started with a group stage and progressed to a knock out stage. The 2018 Mayo Senior Football Championship was the 117th edition of the Mayo GAA's premier gaelic football tournament for senior clubs in County Mayo, Ireland. Sixteen teams competed with the winners going on to represent Mayo in the Connacht Senior Club Football Championship.

Sligos last victory over Mayo came in 2010 when they came from behind to beat Mayo, inspired by Charlie Harrison. Sen Hurson from Tyrone will referee Sundays match. The incentive for the winners will be a Connacht semi final against Galway in Pearse stadium on the 11th of June. Its the first time the counties have met in the Connacht Championship since the 2015 Connacht Final, when Mayo ran out comprehensive 6-26 to 2-11 winners. Mayo and Sligo face off on Sunday in the Quarter Final of the Connacht Senior Football Championship on Sunday in Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar at 2pm.

In the event of two teams finishing on the same points total, placings were decided by head-to-head record between the teams, then by scoring difference. All teams played one home match, one away match and one match at a neutral venue. The top 2 teams in each group qualified for the Quarter-Finals while the bottom team of each group entered a Relegation Playoff. All 16 teams entered the competition at this stage.

Group stage[edit]

Paul McCaffrey of Dromore,Tyrone (!) jumps from 8th place to 3rd (were a friendly bunch in here so well let him stay) and last weeks leader Jack Deane slips back to 10th. Theres been some movement at the top this week as new entrant Declan Leonard of Aghamore storms into first place followed by Enda Cosgrove of Kiltane.

Theres been some movement at the top this week as new entrant Declan Leonard of Aghamore storms into first place followed by Enda Cosgrove of Kiltane. Paul McCaffrey of Dromore,Tyrone (!) jumps from 8th place to 3rd (were a friendly bunch in here so well let him stay) and last weeks leader Jack Deane slips back to 10th.

You would have to go back to Moy Davitts in June to find the last win in league or championship. They bet Balla that evening as the sun was at its highest. The evenings are drawing in fast and after snatching a point at home vs Knockmore a win here can turn their season upside down. Bookies when the odds came out had Moy Davitts as favourite. A well seasoned senior team built for the long road. Ill be going for Charlestown in this one. They seem to have picked it up in the last few months and are peaking at the right time. Charlestown kept up with them for the majority of the game so Charlestown are far from written off. Charlestown. Charlestown have been fighting hard on all fronts with progress in the Canon Henry and leo Kenny cups they have had plenty of football this season. A chance to be in the quarter finals and maintaining division 2 status would be ideal for Moy davitts. A crazy period of injury time versus Garrymore changed the look of the game but i was following it closely on twitter.

Awards[edit]

Sligo have named an unchanged team from their game against New York two weeks ago which they won 1-21 to 1-13, with veterans Mark Breheny and Adrian Marren again spearheading the attack. The game will be preceded by the meeting of the same two counties at U17 level, which will throw in at 11.45. For the Mayo men, manager Stephen Rochford keeps the faith with ten of the players who started last years replayed All Ireland Final with David Clarke, Chris Barrett, Ger Cafferky, Fergal Boland and Conor OShea coming into the team. Boland is the only man making his Championship debut, with the Aghamore man being handed the number 10 jersey.

Either one who loses this wont find it hard to win a relegation semi final in my opinion. Aghamore just. Another tight game to call but i think Aghamores game against Mitchells will stand to the East Mayo men a bit more. Tracey for Ballina was well marshalled by David Drake and will want to go out and prove himself especially if he wants to get back into the county set up for next year. The 2 teams are unfortunate to be in such a tough group but thats the luck of the draw. Aghamore were in this situation last year and to my memory were drawn as the fourth seeds. Whats even more important to winning this game is the fact the seedings for next years group stage comes into place. Both teams have a couple of dangerous forwards and youd be hoping for a shootout. A hard game to call and one I wont be putting any claw wedge on especially after Knockmores slip up against Moy Davitts punters wont be as brave this round. winner of this game will be given an easier draw for next years championship.

Kiltane have scored the 2nd highest amount of goals in competitive football this year and feel they will rattle Tubber. For me Tubber will get by in this one if there main players fire on all cylinders. A lot talking about this being the pick of the weekend but the location for this encounter really takes away from it. Kiltane have a chance but the open spaces of Castlebar will most definitely suit Ballintubber. They havent had many great underage team like they had in the noughties. Tubber will want to top the group also and want to score plenty. McHale park is no way neutral for the Kiltane men. This lack of strength and depth is showing its head in the last few years and if it continues Tubber will find it harder to compete as time goes by. I seen Ballintubber on 2 occasions now but both have been lesser competitions than the league. If Kiltane can bring this one to a dog fight and hang on in until the last ten they have more than a chance. Tubber have some top drawer footballers as good anyone in the county but I feel they have lacked in the depth department the last few years. Thats Bullshit simple as that. Ballintubber have plenty of experience playing there.

I wouldnt agree with this fully, I think Claremorris are well capable of beating Westport. One of the picks of the weekends games. They came through a tough game against Hollymount-Carramore . Deaf dog of the weekend . Judging by the polls Westport are favs also. Im not writing Westport off far from it as I witnessed first hand the team they have. They have more than enough of what it takes to beat them but I was surprised the amount of people who voted in the polls for Westport when they are up against a team that are further down the road in terms of development along with playing division 1 football and senior a long time. The main rumblings around Ah Ref towers was that this was Westports game. Hard to call. Conor Diskin Stephen McGreal James McCormack are all exciting players and can trouble the Westport defence. Easy forget Westport have one the best footballers in the country and one of the most in form forwards in the county. 2 teams with exciting teams. Hope to make it to Flanagan Park for this tie and its hard one to call. If Claremorris do what Holly Carra did and mark the space for the kickouts and restrict Westport from dead balls within the 45 I think they have a great chance.