LGFA

  • Carnacon and Mayo player Cora Staunton has signed a new deal with the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

    Staunton is only back from playing with the club about six weeks, in a stint where she enjoyed huge success.

    She confirmed the news at Carnacon’s All-Ireland victory dinner dance last night and this morning the GWSG posted a statement confirming the news also. 

    Cora will link up with the club at the end of the year when her club and county duties have concluded here. 

  • Five Mayo stars are among the TG4 Ladies Football All-Stars of 2016 and 2017 who are en route to Bangkok.

    This is the eighth All-Star tour for the LGFA, with players who won All-Stars in 2016 and 2017 among the group – including Mayo’s Fiona McHale, Sarah Tierney, Martha Carter, Aileen Gilroy, and Sarah Rowe.

    The group will arrive in Bangkok this afternoon local time, and will play an exhibition game on Saturday – St Patrick’s Day – at the Chulalongkorn University Stadium.

    The ladies will also attend a welcome ceremony hosted by the Irish Thai Chamber of Commerce, as well as enjoying a river cruise and cookery classes, and will undertake a training session at the Berkeley International School.

    Ladies Gaelic Football Association CEO Helen O’Rourke says the trip is a fitting reward for sporting excellence.

     

  • Mayo Ladies Footballers have been handed a huge boost after being awarded their league points against Kerry, after the Kingdom fielded three ineligible players in their Lidl National League Division 1 clash last month.

    The three are believed to have been from the same club and were subsequently registered after the  Feb 4th encounter.

    At a meeting last night of the LGFA Central Council, Kerry were stripped of the league points and fined €100.

    It means Mayo Ladies are still in the mix for a potential Lidl National League Division one semi-final.

    Mayo are now on 9 points – and in 5th spot on the table -  a point behind Donegal and Galway.

    Mayo have two further home games, facing Donegal next Saturday and Monaghan on Sunday week. Listen back to Mayo Manager Peter Leahy now as he shared his thoughts on the matter with Midwest Radio.

     

  • Mayo footballer Sinéad Cafferky is the Croke Park Hotel / LGFA Player of the Month award winner for April.

    The 25-year old, from the Kilmovee Shamrocks Club, won the award for a series of  impressive performances during the Lidl National League Division 1 campaign.

    Sinead scored a total of 5-9 over the course of Mayo’s nine matches, putting in a brilliant performance in the semi-final victory over Cork in April.

    She scored the crucial second half goal that helped to earn Mayo a 1-20 to 3-12 victory.

    Sinead Cafferky returned to the Mayo squad this year following a number of years away from the inter-county scene and her consistent form has been publicly hailed by team manager Peter Leahy.

    Mayo are now preparing for the TG4 Connacht senior final against old rivals Galway on Sunday, June 24.

     

     

     

  • It's yet another huge weekend across a variety of sporting codes in the region this Saturday and Sunday, and looking ahead to the major events, including a preview of the Mayo Junior championship, Michael D McAndrew and Cormac O'Malley give their take on what's ahead for the weekend. Watch the video preview here or check out the audio version below!

    Stay tuned to Midwest Radio this weekend and every weekend for the best sports coverage in the region!

     

  • TG4 has today announced a four-year extension of their sponsorship of the All-Ireland ladies football championships.

    The sponsorship deal will now run until the end of the 2022 campaign.

    TG4 have committed to screening 17 championship fixtures during the 2018 season, beginning on 14 July and running until All-Ireland final day on 16 September, when the junior, intermediate and senior deciders will all be carried live.

    The 2018 TG4 All-Ireland ladies football championships will begin on Sunday with the Group 3 meeting of Clare and Down in Kinnegad.

    Following Lidl’s three-year extension of its sponsorship of the National League, this is the second major sponsorship renewal secured by the Ladies Gaelic Football Association in 2018.

     

     

  • We caught up with Fiona McHale and Peter Leahy after Mayo's defeat to Dublin, 3-15 1-10, in the Lidl Ladies National Football League Division One Final in Parnell Park, Dublin on Sunday last.

     

     

  • The Mayo News this morning revealed a major fall-out in the Mayo Ladies camp ahead of their first round robin game in the 2018 All Ireland Senior Football Championship against Cavan in Clones on Saturday. Edwin McGreal from the Mayo News Sport team who broke the story joined Midwest Radio this morning to chat about the furore and explain more about the situation. Listen back now.