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Big news from panto land — the boys (and girls) are back in town

23 hours 14 min ago
Some big news is coming all the way from the halls of Castlebar Pantomime. The pantomime is moving back into town with its next production of Beauty and The Beast which will take to the stage in An Sportlann, Castlebar, from January 3 to January 7.
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Minister Ring proud to turn sod on new Phase 2 of Achill Experience

23 hours 14 min ago
The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has said that the launching of Phase 2 of the Achill Experience represents a crucial development in Achill’s tourism offering. The Achill Local Area Development Company has developed a new indoor visitor attraction on Achill by converting 2,300 square feet of its head office into a visitor attraction. Phase 2 of the Achill Deserted Village project, which Minister Ring launched on Saturday, will feature the development of Boley House in the visitor centre to give visitors an insight into how families once lived and a presentation on the history of the deserted village.
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Do you have some time to give back to youth in Ballina?

23 hours 14 min ago
If you are interested in giving leadership to local teens in a voluntary capacity, why not sign up to Ballina’s Neighbourhood Youth Project. Established on Pearse Street in 1998, the youth project has provided wonderful services to local youth over the years and has, in recent times, been increasing its focus on STEM — science, technology, engineering, and maths — related initiatives.
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Mayo Association Dublin launches inaugural schools’ debating competition

23 hours 14 min ago
Mayo Association Dublin has announced the launch of the inaugural Mayo Association Dublin Schools’ Debating Competition this year for senior cycle students in Mayo, sponsored by MAYO.IE and in association with Bank of Ireland, Mayo.
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Fundraiser in Swinford this weekend

23 hours 14 min ago
A fundraiser takes place this weekend in Swinford for a local man whose life changed forever after a fall at his home. John Doyle, then in his early 20s, fell on the stairs of his house, and endured life changing injuries. An expectant father at the time, John is now confined to a wheelchair and has lost the ability to speak.
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National Treasures project needs objects from Mayo to tell the story of Ireland over the last hundred years

23 hours 14 min ago
Public history project National Treasures is calling on the people of Mayo to submit their treasured objects to help tell the story of Irish life over the past 100 years. RTÉ and the National Museum of Ireland are currently working together to create National Treasures, a unique archive documenting how Ireland has developed using ordinary objects treasured by families across the 32 counties.
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Paddy Casey and Daithi to headline last festival of the summer

23 hours 14 min ago
Battle for the Lake is back for a seventh year from Friday, September 29, to Sunday, October 1, and promises to be an even bigger celebration of all things Mayo. Set on the stunning Achill Island, Keel Lake will provide the perfect backdrop for a weekend of surfing, music, and fun. Nestled on the Wild Atlantic Way, combine your weekend with some of the most breathtaking scenery Ireland has to offer and head to Mayo’s best festival where family and friends gather to see some spectacular aerial displays as the riders fly through the air and of course catch some of the best Irish bands in the last festival of the summer.
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Are your ready to Relay For Life this weekend?

23 hours 14 min ago
Relay For Life is a 24 hour event that celebrates the lives of cancer survivors, remembers those lost to the disease, and fights back by raising money to fund vital research and services.
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One in ten of Mayo’s population were non-Irish nationals

23 hours 14 min ago
The latest release of data by the Central Statistics Office from last year's Census showed that one in 10 of Mayo’s population were non-Irish nationals. According to the figures, there was a decline in the number of non-Irish nationals living in Mayo from the previous Census carried out in 2011.
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It all comes down to Sunday in Super League race

23 hours 14 min ago
The race for the Super League title comes down to this Sunday, with both Westport United and Manulla still in with a shout of claiming the title. The defending champions Westport United know that they need just a point from their game away to Claremorris to retain the title, while Manulla will be hoping they can see off local rivals Castlebar Celtic on the road and that Claremorris do them a favour to force a play-off for the title. If fortune favours United it will be a fantastic fourth league title in a row for the Covies. These two games kick-off at 2.30pm.
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Connacht need to get back to winning ways

23 hours 14 min ago
Pressure mounts on Connacht Rugby to deliver a winning performance when Cardiff Blues arrive at the Galway Sportsground on Saturday (3.15pm). Cardiff, without a win this season, will take heart from fellow Welsh outfit Dragons, whose fighting performance saw them romp to victory over Kieran Keane's side last weekend. However this week Connacht forwards coach Jimmy Duffy says Connacht are in a better place having completed the review of that 21-8 defeat to Bernard Jackman's side.
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Junior replays top the bill on Saturday

23 hours 14 min ago
Now that the dust has settled on the inter-county season for another year attention turns back to the local scene this weekend with the double header of replays in the Mayo Junior Football Championship on Saturday evening announcing the return to local action. The action will get under way at 6pm with the meeting of Ballycastle and Kilmeena, followed by the clash of Balla and Achill at 7.30pm.
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They gave it their all, but it does not make it any easier

23 hours 14 min ago
This football lark does not get any easier does it. The feeling of sick in the pit of my stomach the morning after an All-Ireland final is an all too familiar feeling now after Mayo suffered another agonising one point defeat to Dublin in another All-Ireland final. The margin of loss makes it even more difficult to take. The level of Mayo's performance makes it hard to comprehend they did not win the game. Every mistake and refereeing decision will be scrutinised and placed under the microscope for years to come.
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Ten years waiting for this one to come around again

23 hours 14 min ago
Ten years on from when she hit a consolation goal for Mayo in the All Ireland final against Cork, Fiona McHale is relishing getting a chance to finally pick up a winner's medal in the big one on Sunday. The Carnacon ace has tasted All Ireland glory with her club a few times in the intervening years and has had third level success at a national level both as a player and a coach, but this is the one she wants.
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Ready to Rowe in for the challenge

23 hours 14 min ago
The last time that Mayo were in the All Ireland final, Sarah Rowe was out on the field kicking points, but not for Mayo, she was taking part in the children's game at half-time. Ten years later and the DCU PE and biology student is one of Mayo's main attacking threats as they go looking for their fifth All Ireland title.
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Tierney is ready to play the captain's part

23 hours 14 min ago
Having a summer back at home, albeit studying for her final accountancy exams, was a great help to Mayo captain Sarah Tierney who had to head back to Dublin recently for work. But having football to take her mind of the study in the summer was something for which she was grateful. "I was sitting my final acountancy exams in the summer so I was home based which was great during the summer. I'm working in Deloitte in my second year there, it can tough going up and down for training. I found football a great release when I was studying whereas some of the others would have been just studying 12 hours a day."
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Mayo look to make it a fantastic five

23 hours 14 min ago
Ten years since they last graced Croke Park on All Ireland final day, the Mayo Ladies seniors are back in the big house for a crack at a fifth All Ireland title and their first since 2003. The last time that Mayo won the All Ireland they faced Dublin in the final and squeaked through in a very low scoring encounter on a score of 1-4 to 0-5, but this Sunday's meeting will be a far higher scoring encounter.
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Browne looking to get over Dubs challenge

23 hours 14 min ago
Such was the confidence of the Mayo set up that they would get over the challenge of Cork in their All Ireland semifinal despite what the bookmakers and others thought, they had their recovery plans in place for straight after their game in Cavan three weeks ago. Mayo manager Frank Browne told the Mayo Advertiser in the lead up to this Sunday's game that after they left the dressing room in Breffni Park, "We went straight back to reality, we went to a hotel in Longford, had something to eat and had a pool session."
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It just wasn’t to be for brave and battling Mayo

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 00:00
Sometimes it’s not about being the better team, it’s about finding ways to win games when you are probably second best on the day. Dublin were able to do that, they were able to get themselves over the line right at the end when it mattered most and they claimed their third All Ireland title in a row.
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