Mayo football manager Kevin McStay looking forward to GAA charity match in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association
Mayo GAA senior football manager Kevin McStay, Mayo GAA Cathaoirleach Seamus Tuohy, Mayo GAA secretary Ronan Kirrane and players Diarmuid O’Connor from the Mayo senior football panel and club All-star Aaron Timlin from Knockmore GAA were all at the Centre of Excellence in Bekan this week to show support for Mayo branch of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Mayo GAA in association with the local media named their 2023 Club All-Star panel last month to play the Mayo senior football team on December 30th at the Claremorris GAA Grounds at 1:30pm. The All-star players all starred for their clubs during the Mayo GAA Connacht Gold Senior, Egan Jewellers Intermediate and TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Junior football championships this year.
Mayo GAA PRO John Walker said everyone was looking forward to a great game now on December 30th. “Kevin has confirmed he will be putting out a very strong team to take on the club All-stars and I hope people come out in big numbers to support this very worthy charity,” commented John Walker.
Sixteen different club players featured on the Mayo GAA ‘Team of the Week’ more than once during the season with Breaffy’s Aidan O’Shea and Conor Beirne, Ballinrobe’s Kevin Quinn and Ballina Stephenites Sam Callinan featuring on three different teams.
Lillian McGovern, Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association CEO thanked Mayo GAA for their support saying they depend heavily on donations and fundraising efforts like this one. “We are a small organisation with 85% of our income coming from donations and fundraising. A huge thank you to all the players from the Mayo senior team and all the club players for agreeing to take part in this charity match. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser and I’m hopeful that there will be a great turnout from the local community,” commented Lillian McGovern.
Mayo GAA Cathaoirleach Seamus Tuohy said everyone associated with Mayo GAA were delighted to be working with the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association as their charity partner for the next twelve months. “Motor Neurone Disease is a life changing disease and sadly we are all becoming aware of the great community and club people who are dealing with the illness. Over the next few months we have a range of different activities planned to fundraise and support the charity and do all we can to raise awareness of the disease and the supports that are out there,” commented Seamus Tuohy
The Club All-Stars will get commemorative Mayo GAA jerseys for the Charity Match with the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association logo on them. The club players will all wear their own club socks and shorts on the day. The charity game will be streamed LIVE on www.mayogaatv.com.
The 2023 Mayo GAA Club All-Star Panel
Aaron Timlin Knockmore.
Aidan O’Shea Breaffy
Basil McLeod Louisburgh
Bob Tuohy Castlebar Mitchels
Brian Reape Bohola Moy Davitts
Conor O’Donoghue Charlestown Sarsfield
Conor Beirne Breaffy
Caolach Halligan Kilmeena
Conor O’Shea Breaffy
Darragh Keavney Kilmeena
Diarmuid Duffy Ballinrobe
Evan Regan Ballina Stephenites
Evan O’Brien Ballinrobe
Ethan Henry Mayo Gaels
Fintan Kelly Davitts
Jack Carney Kilmeena
John McGonagle Castlebar Mitchels B
Kevin Quinn Ballinrobe
Liam Maloney Cill Chomáin
Liam Burke Ballinrobe
Luke Jennings Ballinrobe
Luke Feeney Ballina Stephenites
Mark Noone Lahardane MacHales
Peter Basquille Castlebar Mitchels B
Sam Callinan Ballina Stephenites
Stephen Staunton Kilmeena
U21 B Final
Sunday 17th December at 12 noon in Hastings lnsurance MacHale Park
Mayo Gaels V Crossmolina Deel Rovers
This is an ticket only event
GAA ticket prices for
2024 Allianz Leagues
The GAA can confirm its full schedule of central level ticket prices for the 2024 Allianz Leagues competitions.
Divisions 1 and 2 of the Allianz Football League and Division 1 of the Allianz Hurling League will be priced at €20 per match and student/OAP tickets will be €15. Divisions 3 and 4 in Football matches will be €12 with student/OAP tickets at €10. Entry to Allianz Division 2 & 3 Hurling matches will cost €10 with student/OAP tickets €8.
Juveniles Under 16 will be free of charge for Allianz Leagues fixtures, except for reserved seating fixtures and selected fixtures where capacity is a concern.
New League Packages are on sale with full and flexible match packages available. These packages can be purchased on www.gaa.ie/tickets
Tickets for the Allianz Division 1 & 2 League Finals will be €30. Entry to Division 3 & 4 Finals will be €25.
Football Season Tickets will be €150 and Hurling Season Tickets will be €140. A GAA Season Ticket covers all Allianz League fixtures for your chosen county, Allianz League finals and semi-finals, AIB All-Ireland Club Finals, guaranteed access to your county’s championship fixtures and access to an All-Ireland Final ticket should your county reach the Final and you have met the qualification criteria. Club Plus Season Tickets, which includes club fixtures within your chosen county, will remain at €250.
The opening championship match(es) will no longer be included as part of the Season Ticket. However, the Association will have details of special Championship packages available in the New Year.
Once again, tickets will not be sold at venues in 2024. All tickets must be purchased in advance on gaa.ie/tickets or in selected SuperValu and Centra stores.
Allianz League Packages
- Division 1 & 2 Football: 7 matches for €100. A saving of €40
4 matches for €65. A saving of €15
- Division 3 & 4 Football: 7 matches for €60. A saving of €24
4 matches for €40. A saving of €8
- Division 1 Hurling: 5 matches for €75. A saving of €25
3 matches for €50. A saving of €10
Please find below the latest edition of Into The West.
Many thanks to all who have contributed to this edition and indeed throughout the year.
Draws take place for Electric Ireland
GAA Higher Education Championships
The draws for the Electric Ireland GAA Higher Education Championships were made by Uachtarán CLG Larry McCarthy at Croke Park earlier today.
Matches start early in the new year and the finals will be hosted by MTU Kerry from February 13th– 18th. There was much excitement in the Sigerson Cup with reigning champions UCC being drawn against Ulster University, with other interesting ties such as Queen’s University v DCU DÉ and last year’s runners up University of Limerick facing ATU Donegal. The Fitzgibbon Cup which is initially a round robin competitions sees University of Limerick facing ATU Galway and TUS Midwest as they seek a third title in a row.
Uachtarán CLG Larry McCarthy said: “These Electric Ireland Higher Education Championships are an integral part of our competition calendar. The
se competitions have a proud history and heritage in our Association and have grown to offer the opportunity to play to more and more students and are valued by all who play in them. I want to thank Electric Ireland for their continuing support, and I look forward to watching the battles for these prestigious cups unfold in the new year and look forward to seeing the excellent facilities in Tralee host the concluding stages.”
Mike Hyland, Higher Education Chairperson, commented:
“The Electric Ireland Higher Education GAA Championships are amongst the highlights of the GAA calendar. We are really looking forward to such a strong programme of games across hurling and football in Tralee with teams competing at various levels outlining the strength of participation and performance in Higher Education GAA. We are delighted that Féile CA will take place in MTU Kerry from 13th-18th February. We are very thankful to Electric Ireland for their outstanding commitment to the Higher Education Leagues and Championships.”
Sarah Sharkey, Group Sponsorship & PR Manager at ESB and Electric Ireland, commented: “At Electric Ireland, we are always thrilled to see the return of the Electric Ireland GAA Higher Education Championships, signalling the beginning of a new GAA season. These competitions are an exciting way to kick off the new year, rekindling fierce rivalries between county teammates. We look forward to watching as players progress through these brilliant competitions and wish each college and player the very best of luck this season.”
Please see attached booklets below for full draw details.
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