2024 GAA & Specsavers Social Initiative – Allianz League Match Day Trip

We are delighted to be rolling out the GAA & Specsavers Social Initiative again in 2024. This partnership with Specsavers Local Stores aims to encourage a connection and re-connection between local GAA Clubs and older and more vulnerable people in the community.
Feedback from clubs and counties has highlighted the popularity of a match day trip for older and more vulnerable people and that a trip organised specifically for this group generated a sense of excitement for them. Attending inter-county matches and being seated in a designated area made them feel important, remembered, and included.  Invitees said the experience of being amongst a crowd of supporters was enjoyable and entertaining, and opened the possibility of them forming or re-forming a connection with their local club.
Specsavers Local Stores are providing a €500 contribution towards a Match Day Trip for older and more vulnerable persons to GAA Allianz League match.  If your club is interested in participating in the 2024 GAA & Specsavers Social Initiative – Allianz League Match Day Trip please submit an Expression of Interest by clicking on the image below.
Expression of Interest Form Closes on 22nd December 2023 at 12 noon
Please note: The submission of an Expression of Interest does not guarantee club selection. A review committee will select clubs and pair them with local stores. Clubs will be notified of the committee’s decision no later than 17th January 2024 if they have been selected to participate. If selected to participate clubs will be provided with a 2024 GAA Specsavers Social Initiative Match Day Trips Information Booklet – which will include guidance on steps and actions to support organisation of the trip.
Selected clubs must have a Designated Coordinator that will be the point of contact for the 2024 GAA Specsavers Social Initiative. The Designated Coordinator will liaise with the County Board and a member of the Wilson Hartnell Team (Specsavers Local Stores Representatives) in the organisation of the Match Day Trip.
Important: Tickets for Allianz League Games must be organised through the usual club mechanism used for county matches. They are not available from participating Specsavers Stores; Wilson Hartnell or Croke Park for this initiative.

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Mayo GAA Charity Game

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 Ticket Information

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

See link below ⬇️

GAA ticket prices for 2024 Allianz Leagues

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  

  1. Division 1 & 2 Football:  7 matches for €100. A saving of €40

4 matches for €65. A saving of €15

  1. Division 3 & 4 Football:  7 matches for €60. A saving of €24

4 matches for €40. A saving of €8

  1. Division 1 Hurling: 5 matches for €75. A saving of €25

3 matches for €50. A saving of €10

Into the West Magazine Nov/Dec 2023 Edition

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.

Into The West – NOV-DEC 2023.pdf

Allianz League Football & Hurling Fixtures 2024

The Allianz League fixtures for 2024 for the Football and Hurling has been released.
See attached below

2024 Allianz League Fixtures.pdf

Draws for Electric Ireland GAA Higher Education Championship

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. These 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.

2023-2024 Electric Ireland Championship Fixtures Booklet.pdf

2023-2024 Electric Ireland Championship Fixtures Booklet.docx

Connacht Preliminary Round will be Live Stremed by GAAGO

It was announced yesterday that the Connacht Preliminary round game with New York will be live streamed on GAAGO
This game is confirmed for the Sunday 7th April at 3pm local time (8pm Irish time) in Gaelic Park
Details of the GAA GO championship coverage can be found here:
Check out all information on http://www.gaago.ie/

Four free certified online courses on offer to Mayo GAA members

Four free certified online courses on offer to Mayo Gaa members

Mentoring Practice Mayo GAA.pdf

Project Management

Be at the top of the project management profession with PRINCE2® 6th Edition Foundation & Practitioner programme. The PRINCE2® qualification is intended for project managers and aspiring project managers. In this course you will learn to examine, explore, and consider the process’ involved in managing a project.

This course is run online over 8 Tuesdays from 6.30pm-9.30pm.

More information here: https://mayocollege.ie/course/project-management-mayo-gaa/

Apply here: https://www.fetchcourses.ie/course/finder?sfcw-courseId=440511

Sustainability in the Workplace L5 Mayo GAA.pdf

Environmental Sustainability in the Workplace

The programme will help you to develop an awareness of the impacts of environmental change and the key sustainable practices that can be implemented by an individual and a business. Level 5 qualification on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

This course is run online over 8 Wednesdays from 6.30pm-9.30pm.

More information here: https://mayocollege.ie/course/environmental-sustainability-mayo-gaa/

Apply here: https://www.fetchcourses.ie/course/finder?sfcw-courseId=440514

Mentoring Practice Mayo GAA.pdf

Mentorship Practice

Mentoring is a critical leadership development opportunity used to enhance the experience in developing yourself and your mentee both personally and professionally. This programme has been designed to support you and your organisation in attracting, retaining and developing your talent pool in order to maximise the capability of your team.

This course is run online over 4 Thursdays from 6.30pm-9.30pm.

More information here: https://mayocollege.ie/course/mentorship-practice/

Apply here: https://www.fetchcourses.ie/course/finder?sfcw-courseId=440515

ILM Leading Through Change Mayo GAA.pdf

Leading through Change

This programme has been developed for employers/employees who are currently performing a Supervisory/Team- Lead/Managerial role or those who aspire for a career in management. It will maximise a company’s ability to deal with the business environment, its challenges, and opportunities.

This course is run online over 10 Mondays from 6.30pm-9.30pm.

More information here: https://mayocollege.ie/course/leading-through-change/


Apply here: https://www.fetchcourses.ie/course/finder?sfcw-courseId=440517