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Plenty of big guns involved as Mayo football quarter-final draw is made

Aidan O’Shea, Kevin McLoughlin and Cillian O’Connor all saw their sides advance.

Updated at 19.30

THE QUARTER-FINAL line-up for the Mayo senior football championship is complete after this weekend.

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Ballina Stephenites, Knockmore, Garrymore, Hollymount-Carramore and Breaffy all enjoyed wins yesterday to book their progression to the knock-out stages. Reigning champions Castlebar Mitchels also made the last eight despite their defeat, while Ballintubber and Claremorris advanced on Sunday.

The draw for the quarter-finals was made this evening.

  • Knockmore v Castlebar Mitchels
  • Garrymore v Ballina Stephenites
  • Breaffy v Claremorris
  • Ballintubber v Hollymount-Carramore

Kevin McLoughlin was part of the Knockmore team that defeated Lee Keegan’s Westport, who are the reigning All-Ireland intermediate club champions, by 2-11 to 1-9.  Elsewhere in Group 1, Garrymore beat Tom Parsons’ Charlestown Sarsfields by 1-17 to 2-16.

In Group 2 the three O’Shea brothers, Aidan, Seamus and Conor, helped Breaffy to a 6-14 to 1-9 hammering of Andy Moran’s Ballaghaderreen. Hollymount-Carramore enjoyed a 2-11 to 1-10 win over Davitts.

Group 4 games yesterday saw Castlebar lose by 3-8 to 1-10 to Ballina, while a 2-13 to 1-10 win for Crossmolina Deel Rovers over Ballinrobe saw both clubs knocked out of the competition.

In Group 3 on Sunday. 2014 champions Ballintubber, who have Cillian and Diarmuid O’Connor in their ranks, beat Claremorris by 0-16 to 1-8 while Aghamore lost to Kiltane on a scoreline of 2-10 to 0-15.

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