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The weekend's a comin'!
By John Mulligan
15, May 2003 - 19:30

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It isn’t fair to start this column without mentioning last weekend. They came (to Milebush), they saw (the under 12s winning the Connacht title) and they certainly conquered. For those brave souls of Castlebar Celtic it was a game that none of them will ever forget. The celebrations were long but a lot of fun and even for someone – me – who is not from Castlebar, it was a proud day. And what about the under 12 side?? Unreal is all I can say. They deserve as much praise and believe me the thousand or so who watched it were in awe at the skills of these lads. But that was then and it’s back to the real fun next weekend, as all get ready for another mad weekend of sport.

With Mayo’s senior GAA team not in action for a couple of weeks yet, all eyes on the GAA circuit will be focused on Pearse stadium on Sunday when Galway play Roscommon. But enough of that.

It is a quiet weekend in Gaelic Games with very little on except for a few clean up games in the championship. All eyes will be on the telly to see whom Mayo face in the possible Connacht Final. We will just have to wait but do not be surprised if Roscommon beat Galway.

But it is to domestic matters we go. Soccer again makes the main news with Castlebar Celtic A, B and C teams in action and two of them in the cup. Castlebar Celtic firsts take on defending champions Manulla while the B team take on Westport. The C team play in the McDonnell cup. The Game between Celtic B and Westport possibly the Game of the weekend as we could be in for a shock. Interesting thought that. There is a full fixture list on in those cup games.

As regards other sports, it is getting quiet. St Gerard’s were unlucky to be beaten in the first year final during the week when they were beaten by Castleknock, while in Rugby, Ballinrobe were beaten by Buccaneers who face Monivea in the league final this Sunday. In doing that they will wrap up the season in Connacht Rugby. (And it’s back to the breadline for me!!…Only joking). Before I go, just to remind you that the Community Games finals in the Castlebar region take place on Wednesday next so keep an eye out for the results.

As always local press and radio will keep you informed and if you have any questions you would like answered, then don’t hesitate to contact me on my e-mail addy

Have a great weekend and have fun!

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