O'Mara Cup Group 1 Sun, 25 Feb, Venue: Shrule, (Round 1), Shrule/Glencorrib V Hollymount-Carramore 12:00, Ref: Eamon Mc Andrew Sun, 25 Feb, Venue: Cong, (Round 1), Neale V Davitts 12:00, Ref: Christopher Burke
O'Mara Cup Group 2 Sun, 25 Feb, Venue: Mayo Gaels, (Round 1), Mayo Gaels V Ballinrobe 12:00, Ref: Sean Reilly Sun, 25 Feb, Venue: Claremorris GAA, (Round 1), Claremorris V Kilmaine 12:00, Ref: Kevin Connelly ... See MoreSee Less
The Brisbane Lions said farewell to teammate Cian Hanley today after the Category B Rookie decided to return to his homeland of Ireland.The 21-year-old made the difficult decision to part with the Clu...
Dear Member. Kilmaine GAA, Membership night will be held on Friday February 16th from 7-9pm in Kilmaine Hall. Membership packages available in 2018 - €60 Adult membership - €100 Adult membership with County Board ticket - €140 Adult membership, County Board ticket with Club jacket. - Children €30, second child €25 with third child €20 there after... All senior players €100 with the exception of student, (college and school) who are €60.
WHEN: Friday, Feb 16th 2018 WHERE: Kilmaine Community Centre TIME: 7-9PM If you have any questions, please contact us on: email@example.com ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to PJ Mcgrath on receiving the Mayo Club Stars Hall of Fame award, presentation tonight at the Knockranny Hotel, Westport. Other recipients of awards at this year’s Club Stars include: Joe Henry (Hurling Recognition), Andy Moran (Personality of the Year), Tuar Mhic Éadaigh (Volunteers of the Year), and Westport GAA club, Tooreen Hurling Club, Carnacon ladies (Special Achievement awards). The Club Stars ‘Team of the Year’ will also be revealed on the night, good luck to our own Kilmaine Gaa Jarlath Mullin on his nomination for Junior Club player of 2017 ... See MoreSee Less
THE MAGNIFICENT 7’s !!!!!!!! an extract from the Kilmaine GAA 80th Anniversary Book ---An Hour in the company of Larry O Dea and Mick Donnellan--- The problem of interviewing people of the calibre of these two men is that the question that we prepared are not near as interesting or humorous as the great memories and stories that these men were willing to share and so in a bid to capture the history of the Gortjordan 7’s we were led on a much more interesting journey with tales of football, skulduggery and fun. Larry’s rst memories of the 7’s circuit was 1962 in Shrule where there would be 32 teams competing. There were teams from all over; he even remembers a team from Down competing. Kilmaine after the 59 O’Mara cup win were beginning to become a force and usually would have an A & B team in the tournament. The A team was usually made up of : Tom O Malley, Gerald Keane (Ardkill), Vincent Loftus, Gerald Keane (Ballymartin), Tom Penny, Larry O Dea, Pj Mc Grath, Sean Tigue, Des Heneghan and Mickey Murphy. There were no dressing rooms. You togged, ate and slept if needs be in a car if one of your team mates was lucky enough to have one. There was a circuit that time of 7’s; Shrule, Gortjordan and Glencorrib were the most sought after. In between matches there were baskets of refreshments being sold up and down the line and if your village called you might have to act as anchor in the local tug-o-war jousts. Usually it took 5 matches to win. In 62 in Shrule , Kilmaine ended up playing UCG in an epic nal that could not be decided even after extra time. As nightfall was fast approaching and without the bene t of ood lights, the only solution was to toss a penny. Larry can’t remember who supplied the penny but Kilmaine were deemed the victors and so the format for the evening was to tog in and go straight to the hall for the dance and claim your prize! In those days Kilmaine had a simple strategy of leaving Larry on the edge of the square and pumping in high ball, Mickey Murphy would work o him (and they said Jack O Connor was a visionary). the story continues…... ... See MoreSee Less
“Shaking the onion bag” An extract from Kilmaine GAA 80th Anniversary Book now stocked in Walsh's Centra, Flanagan's Newsagent & Garvey’s Post Office Kilmaine along with Mullins Shop in Shrule and Martin Murphy newsagents in Ballinrobe.... Joe McGrath only ever played for 2 clubs: Kilmaine and St. Anthony’s but there were rumours of a great full forward by the name of Padraig McGrath shaking plenty onion bags around the London club circuit. One goalkeeper from Ballintubber even accused the same McGrath as being his more famous relative and Inter-county star ‘Joe’. Joe himself once togged for London in a challenge v Kerry in Ruislip along with Peter Whitnell of County Down fame. He had a couple of adventures the other side of the Atlantic as well when he went out to play Championship for McBrides in Chicago, only to meet Tom Burke the night before and ending up lining out with their bitter rivals Brendans. There’s a story told by TJ Kilgallon about a Club Championship game in New York where the manager and Finacier of an un-named club brought out some Mayo stars to prolong their championship run. However, as was the case at the time the meet and greet the night before would run a little over time and the sight of a grassless pitch in Gaelic Park would not prove conducive to good forward play. So at half time the out of pocket manager proceeded to lambaste all of his investments from goalkeeper right through the team and ending with our very own Joe. In his defence Joe exclaimed it was impossible to play without grass at which point the furious manager roared “it’s not out here to graze I brought you McGrath”! In a glowing tribute to his clubmates like Pete O’Brien and Mick Donnellan, he always found them his toughest opponents, once you got around these men or any other the next 4 steps have to aimed at getting you into the big square because in there anything can happen. Let’s be honest; with Joe it was usually the shaking of the onion bag that came next !! Joe is seen here at the launch with two time All Star Alan Dillon along with Anthony “Larry” Finnerty. ... See MoreSee Less
An extract of Shay Heneghan’s ‘My Great Experience” in Kilmaine GAA commemorative book….Launch next today Sat 16th Dec 7pm, Kilmaine Hall The day finally came. I got the train into Dublin from Maynooth with my Mom and my Dad. The train was packed with Mayo fans, Green and Red everywhere. As we made our way across the City towards Drumcondra I was buzzing with excitement. We met at a centre where they provided tea and biscuits for everyone. Before the game we met the Sunday game pundit Joe Brolly. Walking into the dressing room was a feeling I will never forget, there was a big difference between them and the ones in Kilmaine. On the day I wore the number ‘9’ jersey….. ... See MoreSee Less
Kilmaine GAA 0-6 points, Ardnaree 2-10…Halftime score Kilmaine GAA play Ardnaree in the Mayo U21 B quarter final this Sunday 26th Nov at 12pm in Connacht Centre of excellence in Bekan. ... See MoreSee Less
Kilmaine GAA wish to show our appreciation to the McHale Families for the generosity in getting our new Gym up and running. This facility will aid injury prevention and the development of our present and future players. Special thanks to our Committee members for their valuable time and effort in getting this Project completed on time for 2017 winter training. ... See MoreSee Less