War in the West as the Mayo Hurlers Refused Entry into MacHale Park

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There was war up the West this week as the Mayo hurlers have been refused entry into MacHale Park in Castlebar for their next game against Sligo in the Christy Ring Cup. Mayo selector John Cunnane was speaking to RTE;

“Our lads are putting in a huge effort and we would love to play our home games on a great new surface in our main stadium.

“Our hurling board chairman (Jimmy Connor) put in a request to the Mayo Executive for this to happen, but it was turned down.

“We were told that they were following advice following the laying of the pitch surface. We then looked for the game to be played in Torren but that didn’t happen.”

The board is in contact with Croke Park to see how that designated status can be achieved.

“We still feel it’s not good enough,” Cunnane says.

“Ballina have been absolutely brilliant in giving us their facilities, but this is championship hurling and we would like the best possible surface to play our hurling games on.

“Hopefully, things will change but we are weary at this stage,” Cunnane said.

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