Westport next up for seniors
ANOTHER Bank Holiday weekend and another big game for the Ballinrobe squad as round four of the Mayo senior football league has pitted them against their old friends from Westport in Flanagan Park this Saturday evening, April 30 (throw-in at 7.30pm).
This will be Ballinrobe’s second home game of what’s been an indifferent campaign so far; their only point on the board was picked up against Charlestown in ‘The Lough’ two weeks ago.
That draw was sandwiched in between defeats to Ballaghaderreen and Ballintubber, and that sequence of results means that it is vital for Ballinrobe to get a result to move them up the Division 1A table this weekend.
Westport have played just two games so far, losing against Ballintubber and Ballina Stephenites, but they have always been difficult opponents for the Robe, and this clash is unlikely to be any exception.
Tomás Tierney (the former Galway and Mayo defender) is now in charge of Westport and they will be looking to the likes of Lee Keegan (a member of the Mayo football squad), Stephen Broderick (who lines out with the Mayo hurlers earlier in the day) and Damien Keane to lead the way.
Norman O’Brien will be hoping that Donal Vaughan, Colm Killeen, James O’Malley and Ronan Macken will have come on from their returns to action last weekend.
Peter Staunton (suspended) is still out of action so his colleagues in the attack will have to take up the slack.
This is likely to be a close, hard, low-scoring game and a win would be a great shot in the arm for Ballinrobe ahead of a showdown with Shrule/Glencorrib next weekend.
As always, it would be great to see a big crowd in Flanagan Park to get behind the lads.
The game throws-in at 7.30pm so don’t be late!!
We will also be tweeting some score updates for those who can’t make it to the match.
DID YOU KNOW?
Ballinrobe haven’t scored a goal yet in their three senior league games this year. They have conceded just two (both in the first game against Ballagh’).
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