Lotto Results 19th January

posted 20 Jan 2020, 08:05 by Achill Gaa   [ updated 20 Jan 2020, 08:06 ]

Achill GAA Lotto numbers for Sunday 19th January 2020 

2, 11, 18, 27 

No Jackpot Won 

Six by 3 number Winners 

Ethan Mc Nea, Saula €25 

Gracie, Lourdies, Dooagh €25 

Pip Vesey, Tonragee €25 

Patricia, Pollagh €25 

Francis c/o Bretts €25 

Vicky Mangan, Bunnacurry €25 


Thank you for your continued support 

Achill GAA Lotto has arrived online and is now available to play:

Sincere Sympathies

posted 18 Dec 2019, 14:00 by Achill Gaa   [ updated 18 Dec 2019, 14:01 ]

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Eddie Gallagher, Crumpaun and Galway, who is a brother of current Chairman Marty Gallagher. 

Also, with great sadness, we learn of the death of Grace Forry (neé Joyce), mother of Ann Forry, current secretary of Bord na Nóg Acla and grandmother to current players Sadhbh & Cian McCarthy.
Grace is a sister of Pádraig Seoigthe (RIP) and aunt to Catherine Seoigthe - both whom have been great servants to CLG Acla down through the years. 

On behalf of CLG Acla we offer our deepest sympathies to the families of the deceased.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Fixtures and Results Week Ending 10th November

posted 11 Oct 2019, 11:47 by Achill Gaa   [ updated 5 Nov 2019, 08:02 ]

Fixtures and Results Week Ending 10th November


No Fixtures this week


U21 E Championship Group 1 


Bonniconlon 3-17 CLG Acla 2-10 


U21 E Championship Group 1 


Shrule/Glencorrib 2-8   CLG Acla 2-15 


U21 E Championship Group 1 


CLG Acla 1-11 Tuar Mhic Eadaigh 4-13 


Mayo Adult League 2019 Division 3 


Ballyhaunis V CLG Acla W/O 

Mayo Junior A Championship - Knockout


CLG Acla 1-17  Charlestown Sarsfields 0-2


West Mayo Minor C Championship


CLG Acla 4-10 Westport St Patrick's 3-7


U15 League Division 4 Cup Semi Final


CLG Acla 1-9 Aghamore 0-8


U15 League Division 4B


Louisburgh 5-3 CLG Acla 5-9


West Mayo U16 C Championship


Burrishoole 6-12 CLG Acla 3-8


Minor E Championship Group 1


CLG Acla 2-12   Tuar Mhic Eadaigh 8-7


Mayo Junior A Championship - Knockout


Killala 2-7   CLG Acla 0-12


U13 League Division 4A


Islandeady 0-5 CLG Acla 5-10


U15 League Division 4B


Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin 7-8  CLG Acla 4-6


Mayo Adult League 2019 Division 3


Lahardane MacHales 1-12  CLG Acla 0-9


West Mayo U16 C Championship


Louisburgh 0-7 CLG Acla 7-10


U13 League Division 4A


Achill 1-8 Louisburgh 5-7

U15 League Division 4B


Castlebar Mitchels 3-03 CLG Acla  5-11

Minor E Championship Group 1


Westport St Patrick's 7-15  CLG Acla  1-07

West Mayo U16 B Championship

Quarter Final 2


CLG Acla 2-09 Parke/Keelogues/Crimlin 4-13

Gearóid Murphy Memorial Blitz 2019

posted 11 Oct 2019, 11:13 by Achill Gaa   [ updated 11 Oct 2019, 11:14 ]

After the incessant rain of the previous hours, the weather remained kind for the playing of Gearóid’s Blitz at Davitt Park this morning. Teams from Ballycroy, Burrishoole, Islandeady, Kilmeena, Kiltane, Louisburgh and Tourmakeady joined their Under 10 Achill counterparts as games got underway.
Group 1 comprised Achill, Islandeady, Kilmeena and Kiltane, while Group 2 was made up of Ballycroy, Burrishoole, Louisburgh and Tourmakeady. 

Kilmeena were by far the strongest in Group 1, while Group 2 was a much tighter affair. Victories for Louisburgh and Burrishoole in their first two matches meant that the last match, which was between this pair, would decide who would progress to contest the final against Kilmeena. After a thrilling encounter, Burrishoole just did enough to edge out the boys in black and amber on a score line of 3-5 to 3-2.

And so to the final, where Kilmeena proved too strong for the Newport/Mulranny outfit, emerging victorious just as the rain began to spill (someone was teasing...after a brilliant morning of football from the 80 plus children in attendance.

Before the cup was presented to the victorious Kilmeena, Maeve Gallagher of Ballycroy Bord na nÓg was announced as the worthy winner of the Player of the Tournament for her unflinching efforts and attitude on the field of play. Eóin Murphy, older brother of Gearóid, presented Jamie Durcan, captain of the Kilmeena team, with the winners’ trophy. Comhghairdeachas arís le Kilmeena, the first team to earn a second engraving of their name on Gearóid’s cup! 

Thanks to everyone who helped to ensure the smooth running of today’s event. To all the coaches, who do so much for the youngsters of our rural parishes, and to the players’ parents/guardians for making sure that they get to days like today. As someone remarked during the course of the morning, any day you’re able to get up, walk on to a field and kick a ball, you’re a winner anyway.. Very true words. Thanks to the parents of the Achill lads who provided and served refreshments for everyone today. It is sincerely appreciated.

A word to Neil Cooney, Paddy Chambers and Mel Kenny who each did an excellent job in the middle during today’s matches. Míle buíochas to the young people who helped out with the various jobs during the playing of all games. To all supporters and anyone else not already thanked, go raibh míle maith agaibh for helping us continue to keep alive in our hearts and our minds a brave and fun-filled little boy, in a way that he loved during his all too short time with us. On days like today Gearóid, you are as close to us as you ever were. Until we all meet again next year, go dté sibh uilig slán

Corn Acla 2019

posted 11 Oct 2019, 11:05 by Achill Gaa   [ updated 11 Oct 2019, 11:05 ]

Pictured after Saturday’s Corn Acla Final are Ballina Stephenites and the victorious Ballintubber, captained by Tristan O’Malley. With excellent performances from Katie Fitzgerald, Fionn McNamara, Pádraic Gallagher and Dominic Carey among others, Ballintubber proved too strong for their opposition in a very sporting final. Well done to the 27 lads and 43 girls that played some wonderful football on Saturday last. 
Diabhal léamh oraibh uilig!

West Mayo U-14 C Championship Final

posted 19 Aug 2019, 02:11 by Achill Gaa   [ updated 19 Aug 2019, 02:12 ]


CLG Acla 8-13  
CLG Thuar Mhic Eádaigh 1-6  

The U14 west Mayo final between Achill and Tourmakeady was played in breezy conditions in St. Brendan’s Sports Park, Kilmeena, on Thursday evening, August 15th. Tourmakeady had booked their final place courtesy of a semifinal defeat of Islandeady, while Achill had to come back from 5 points down in each of their quarter final and semi-final matches against Burrishoole and Louisburgh respectively, to advance to the final.
Achill played with the aid of a strong breeze in the first half, and nobody needed telling that the most would have to be made of this scoring wise. A determined Achill side kicked the majority of their scores in the opening half, mostly through Seán McNamara and Dylan Guthrie. Tourmakeady struggled to establish any kind of attack as the Achill full back line of Diarmuid Cooney, Finn Bellew and Ethan McDonnell proved almost impenetrable in the first 30 minutes. Coupled with this outstanding back line performance, were majestic runs down field from the Herculean Calum Doolan-Lynch, Seán Gallagher and Conor Gralton. Their persistent industry was the catalyst for the majority of Achill’s first half scores. Midfielder Jamie McGinty making a fine contribution to the play also. Tourmakeady scored two points as the half drew to a close and there was no denying the uphill battle they would face in the second half, the one positive for them being that the wind would be in their favour. Half time score CLG Acla 6-11 CLG Thuar Mhic Éadaigh 0-2.
The second half started brightly for Tourmakeady as they kicked 3 unanswered points in quick succession. However, a further goal from Seán McNamara put a huge dent in any thoughts of a comeback and when Micheál McNamara came off the bench and added a second, the writing was on the wall. Achill finished up minus two of their men, following the issue of two yellows and arguably, a harsh straight red during the second half. Despite the scoring deficit, the lads of Tourmakeady must be commended for their never-say-die attitude. They played with heart and determination in a very sporting fashion as the game entered its final stages. Their efforts were rewarded late on with a further point and a goal, but thanks to optimum use of the breeze in the first half, it was not enough to trouble the Achill effort as they were crowned west Mayo champions in Kilmeena.
Ollie Dillon from the west board presented the winners’ trophy to Achill captain Oisín Grealis, following which the panel, their parents and supporters headed west where refreshments were enjoyed at the clubhouse in Polranny. Thanks to Cathal and the staff of Ostán Oileán Acla for the delicious food they provided for everyone, and thanks to those who helped with serving it.
Thanks to the players and their parents for their commitment to the club and to the coaches David Campbell and Micheál McNamara for their unfailing dedication to the lads. A word of thanks to Rory Lavelle for the recording and photographs. Thanks also to the supporters who travelled in large numbers to support the lads during the year, after disappointment earlier this season, it is great to see them end their Under 14 campaign on a high. Maith sibh uilig!

CLG Acla: Keith Gallagher, Diarmuid Cooney, Finn Bellew, Ethan Mc Donnell, Seán Gallagher, Conor Gralton, Calum Doolan-Lynch, Seán Russell, Jamie McGinty (0-1), Colm Campbell (0-2, 0-1f), Oisín Grealis (0-1), Dylan Guthrie (2-1), Seán McNamara (Paul) (5-8, 0-5 f, 1-0 pen)

Subs used: Stephen Corrigan, Elliott McNea, Micheál Mc Namara (1-0), Fionn English.

U10 and U11 played Balla

posted 19 Aug 2019, 02:08 by Achill Gaa   [ updated 19 Aug 2019, 02:08 ]

Balla visited Achill for a challenge game recently. Each club fielded two teams. Honours were equal at the end, with Balla winning one of the games and Achill winning the other. Thanks to everyone who provided and assisted with refreshments. It is sincerely appreciated. Pictured are some of the Achill boys who competed in Wednesday's games.

Calling all Mayo GAA fans!

posted 6 Aug 2019, 13:39 by Achill Gaa   [ updated 6 Aug 2019, 13:40 ]

Off The Ball roadshow to broadcast live from Achill GAA Club on 7th August


SuperValu, Ireland’s largest grocery retailer with over 220 stores nationwide, has teamed up with sports broadcasters, Off The Ball, to bring their award-winning show on the road this summer, to celebrate SuperValu’s 10th year as sponsor of the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship.


On Wednesday 7th August, the SuperValu Off The Ball roadshow will broadcast from Achill GAA Club, where a host of special guests – including former Mayo stars, Liam McHale and David Brady, Galway star SuperValu GAA ambassador, Damian Comer and Mayo’s favourite son and Off The Ball presenter, Kevin Kilbane – will join Off The Ball’s Nathan Murphy to provide in-depth analysis of the 2019 GAA Football Championship, chat about their own personal GAA stories and reveal their predictions on who will lift the coveted Sam Maguire Trophy this year.


Speaking ahead of the Mayo leg of the SuperValu Off The Ball roadshow, Ray Kelly, SuperValu Marketing Director, said:


“Our partnership with the GAA has been a fantastic fit for SuperValu over the past 10-years, and we are celebrating our decade-long sponsorship by teaming up with Off The Ball, to bring their show to communities across the country, this summer. Our GAA partnership has allowed us to support the development of the game – from where it all begins at grassroots level, to players who represent their parish and county, at senior level. As we all know, GAA fans are some of the best in the world, so this roadshow is all about giving back to the fans and adding to the excitement of Championship season.”


Also speaking ahead of the Mayo roadshow event, Off The Ball’s Ger Gilroy said:


“The best part of what we do is getting the opportunity to hit the road and broadcast live, in front of people of all ages. To be able to do that in celebration of our national sport is even better. SuperValu has been an outstanding contributor to the growth of GAA for many years, so we are thrilled to partner with such a great community brand, for this series of action-packed events. The Championship never stops entertaining and surprising fans. 2019 has already produced some very interesting developments, so we will have plenty to analyse and discuss, on our tour.”  


In addition to the Off The Ball roadshow, SuperValu is working with its GAA ambassadors and the GAA community, to explore what it is that makes GAA so unique. The importance of ‘Where You’re From’ and the passion it generates through both players and fans, will be explored through SuperValu’s 2019 GAA campaign. The new campaign is sure to turn heads as it takes a look behind the scenes to highlight the real resilience of players, managers and supporters – what really keeps them coming back and on the pitch. SuperValu will demonstrate how our communities and our involvement in GAA, helps to shape the people and players we become – how community is paramount, how community pride never leaves us and how where you’re from is truly engrained in our personal identities. This will be brought to life through a series of videos, which will broadcast on SuperValu’s social media channels over the coming months. 


Tickets for the SuperValu Off The Ball roadshow events are available via and ticket competitions will be running on SuperValu and Off The Ball social channels, throughout the summer. Doors for the event will open at 6.30pm.


For further information, check out and

U-14 West Mayo Quarter Final

posted 6 Aug 2019, 13:38 by Achill Gaa   [ updated 6 Aug 2019, 13:38 ]

Burrishoole 6-7 
CLG Acla 7-11

If entertainment was what you were after, there was no better place to be last evening than McGovern Park Newport for the west Mayo derby between Burrishoole and Achill. 

Burrishoole started the stronger,  with a free that somehow found its way under the crossbar. A point quickly followed and it began to look as if it could be one way traffic for the evening. The Achill lads were having none of this though, and showed great determination in their efforts to register a score. Some excellent shot stopping from the Burrishoole netminder left them frustrated on at least three occasions in those early stages. Achill began to settle, and their industry was rewarded with a Seán McNamara (Paul) goal on the 9 minute mark. Scores were traded between the two teams for the next few minutes, mostly from the aforementioned Seán McNamara and Conor Gralton as well as Burrishoole's No.9, before a 5 minute period just before half time saw Achill take the game by the scruff of the neck. Their efforts yielded results where it counted - on the scoreboard, and they headed in at the break eight points to the good 4-3 to 1-4, the  last Achill goal down to Dylan Guthrie who worked tirelessly all evening for the visitors. 

If Achill thought the job was done at half time, they could not have been more wrong. Two Achill points in the early stages of the second half soon paled into insignificance as the Burrishoole resurgence began. Over a 10 minute period they blitzed Achill and were leading by 5 points in what seemed like the blink of an eye. Initially Achill appeared shell shocked and it looked as if heads were going to drop as the game entered its final stages. To their credit Callum Doolan-Lynch, Conor Gralton and Diarmuid Cooney had read no such script and were having none of it. With some strong encouragement from both supporters and management, these three lads steadied the ship, leading from the back and the Achill unit began to take on some cohesion once more. The later stages of the game was as fine an example of team work as you'll see anywhere. Seán Mc, Callum Doolan Lynch and Dylan Guthrie pinched some fine scores as the Achill confidence began to return. An extremely late goal from Oisín Grealis created a final scoreline that, slightly akin to the Mayo v Meath game the day before, was slightly flattering to the victors. A word to Ethan McDonnell, Finn Bellew and Seán Gallagher also. Achill netminder Keith Gallagher cannot be left out either, with some fine kickouts under severe pressure. Their names may not be on the scoreboard, but their work rate was of a magnitude that no scoreboard could quantify. 

And so ended a hugely sporting game of football, and it is Achill who progress to the semifinal stages where they will lock horns once more with Louisburgh GAA in what should be a thrilling encounter.
Well done to all involved!

Bord na Nog Update

posted 1 Jul 2019, 13:16 by Achill Gaa   [ updated 1 Jul 2019, 13:19 ]

U16 Championship 
CLG Acla 3 - 12   Aghamore 3 - 09

Achill emerged victorious after an absolute thriller at Davitt Park yesterday evening. An Under 12 style goal put Achill into a 1-3 to 0-2 point lead as the game entered its tenth minute. Despite huge Aghamore pressure, Achill never relinquished the lead, despite it being trimmed back from a six to a two point margin as the second half entered the seventh minute of injury time. A Seán Lively point left a final margin of three between the teams, but not before a shamozzle in the Achill goalmouth made for some very nail biting viewing for the considerable crowd in attendance. This shamozzle was terminated by Achill No 4 Cian McCarthy exiting the goal area with the ball, in a run reminiscent of that of Keith Higgins at the end of the 2012 All Ireland semifinal against Dublin. It was a source of great relief to hear the final whistle sound as he emerged. A mammoth performance from both sides, and an excellent start to the championship for the Achill lads. 
Achill travel to Brickens next Tuesday evening where they will play Eastern Gaels in their second championship game. Maith sibh uilig!

U12's Summer League
Islandeady 5 - 07  CLG Acla 5 - 08 

It was a perfect evening for football as Achill made the journey to Islandeady for the latest chapter in the summer league story. They were without the services of Fionn McNamara and Callum McDonnell this evening. Tonight's chapter was one that did not disappoint, with plenty in the line of heart stopping moments for both sides. Islandeady had a dream start, and found themselves 2 - 01 up before the clock had registered five minutes of play. Seasoned spectators of Under 12 football will know that a margin this significant can be an early signal for potential annihilation. For the more positive viewer, it is no reason to panic, but to convince the players of this can be a challenge. In fairness to our young lads, they set about taking the game to Islandeady, with Joe Cooney kicking over a free to steady the ship in the early stages. Gearóid Dever, who gave a fine defensive display for the duration of the match, was immense in the early stages as Achill began to claw their way back. A protracted shamozzle around the Islandeady goal area yielded a goal for the visitors on the ten minute mark, and just before the whistle sounded to signal the end of the first quarter, Cillian Doolan-Lynch got in on the scoring with a point, leaving the score Islandeady 2- 01 Achill 1- 02 as the the first quarter drew to a close. 
Islandeady started the second quarter strongly also, scoring a goal and a point in the opening five minutes. A five minute Achill scoring spree saw Anthony Rice, Rory McCaul, Brandyn McNea and Ryan McGinty get their names on the scoresheet also. Two further points from Islandeady left the halftime score Islandeady 4 - 03 Achill 2 - 05. Still all to play for! 
The third quarter was a low scoring affair. With Achill beginning to get the measure of their opponents, eye catching defensive displays from Cian Kilbane, John O'Hara and Luca Callaghan ensured that the Islandeady return was only one point for the third period. Goals from Rian Cawley and Joe Cooney sent Achill in at the end of the third quarter one point to the good, setting up a final quarter which promised to be mouthwatering and nerve wracking in equal measures. The Islandeady goalkeeper must be commended for his excellent display in the third quarter. As both teams began to grow tired, his magnificent saves kept the home side right in contention as the action of the third quarter came to an end. Worthy of praise also was Isandeady's No. 14 Daniel, who was their go-to man all evening and never once faltered in all that was asked of him. A word to their man Conor also, who fisted the most exquisite goal midway through. Definitely two to be watched in the future. 
And so, the final quarter did not disappoint. It opened with a Rory McCaul point before Islandeady upped it a gear, taking the lead by a goal as the game entered its last eight minutes. Was this to be the outcome? Not according to the Achill script. Joe Cooney once more steadied proceedings with a point from a free. Pádraic Gallagher and Tadhg Colgan, who had now joined the fray, were keen to leave their mark on the game and this they did, with the former blasting the net three minutes from time to leave Achill in the ascendancy by the dreaded two point margin. Islandeady, as throughout the whole match, refused to go away, making for a nail biting last two minutes. Thankfully for Achill, the final Islandeady contribution sailed over, rather than under, to leave the final score Islandeady 5 -07 CLG Acla 5 -08. Makes for some exciting future encounters between these two sides. Best wishes to Islandeady's (with a small drop of Achill blood) Christian, who had to retire injured early on in the game. Achill welcome Kilmeena to Davitt Park next Monday night for the third of their summer league fixtures. Maith sibh uilig! 

CLG Acla: 
Paul Molloy, Gearóid Dever, Brandyn McNea, Luca Callaghan, Cian Kilbane, Seán Gallagher, John O'Hara, Rory McCaul, Joe Cooney, Cillian Doolan-Lynch, Rian Cawley, Anthony Rice, Ryan McGinty, Tadhg Colgan, Myles O'Keeffe, Matthew Moloney, Pádraic Gallagher.

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