Carnacon

  • Carnacon ladies footballer Fiona McHale has been appointed as coach to the Claremorris Senior Football team.

    Following a meeting of the executive of Claremorris GAA Club last night, it was confirmed that Fiona will join Norman O’Brien as coach, while Niall Heffernan has been appointed manager.

     

     

     

  • Carnacon captured their 20th Mayo title in total yesterday, following a 9-10 to 0-4 victory over Knockmore.

    Carnacon will now look to retain their provincial crown on Sunday, November 4, when they meet Galway’s Kilkerrin-Clonberne in the final.

    This is a repeat of last year’s clashes between the sides, with Carnacon winning after a replay.

    Kilkerrin-Clonberne will make for tough opposition after scoring an 8-19 to 0-3 victory over Kilbride in yesterday’s Connacht semi-final.

     

     

     

  • The Mayo Ladies Football saga took another twist last night.

    The Connacht Council have allowed Carnacon to remain in the Mayo Football Championship following an appeal which was heard at last night's Connacht Council meeting.

    The Mayo Ladies County Board had sought to have the club removed from the Championship on the grounds that they brought the game into disrepute, after the Carnacon club withdrew eight players from the Mayo county team, due to apparent player welfare issues. 

    The club has been fined €500 and its eight county players have each been handed a four-week suspension. 

    It follows a day of claims and counter-claims by the 12 players who walked away from the senior county panel, and the Mayo L-G-F-A who are continuing to back manager Peter Leahy.

     

  • Cora Staunton has likened to a "witch hunt" the Mayo County Board's actions against her club.

    The County Board have appealed against Carnacon's reinstatement to the League and Championship.

    They expelled the All Ireland Champions after eight of their members walked away from the Mayo Senior panel citing 'player welfare issues'.

    Legendary forward Staunton was among those and feels it is illogical to punish everyone connected with the club.

  • The Mayo Ladies County Board voted at their monthly meeting last night to appeal the decision of the Connacht LGFA Council Appeals Committee to reinstate Carnacon Ladies back into the Mayo LGFA League and Championship. 

    The County Board voted by a margin of 30 votes to 3, with 7 abstentions, to appeal the decision to the full Connacht Council.

    Carnacon - the reigning county, provincial and national senior champions  - were thrown out of the competitions last month for allegedly bringing the game into disrepute when eight members of the club left the Mayo Senior Ladies panel after the Connacht LGFA Senior Final defeat to Galway earlier this Summer.

     

    Yesterday evening, the remaining members of the panel released a statement backing manager Peter Leahy, and that statement can be read in full here - Mayo Ladies 2018 Championship Panel release statement

     

  • No end appears in sight to the dispute in surrounding the Mayo Ladies football side.

    The county's Ladies Football Executive have offered their public support to manager Peter Leahy, and the remaining members of the football panel.

    It follows a press conference where the twelve departed players doubled down on claims of player welfare issues and unhealthy environments.

    The Mayo LGFA say they did not encounter anything approaching a player welfare issue in their attempts to resolve the situation.

    They add the departed players have only exacerbated matters since.

    The Connacht LGFA are to meet tonight to hear an appeal against the overturning of Mayo LGFA’s decision to remove Carnacon from the County Championship for bringing the game into disrepute in relation to the player walk-out.

  • Carnacon will be at full strength for their Mayo Ladies Football semi-final against Moy Davitts this Sunday.

    An appeal by Mayo County Board against the leniency of the suspensions given to eight players has been rejected, and the players - Marie Corbett, Amy Dowling, Doireann Hughes, Sadhbh Larkin and Saoirse Walsh, Cora Staunton, Fiona McHale and Martha Carter,will be free to play the last four clash with their rivals this weekend.

    It followed an initial four-week ban being reduced to two-weeks after an appeal by the players to the L-G-F-A's National Appeals Committee.