Mayo Ladies GAA

  • 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.

     

  • Midwest Sport understands that Carnacon’s appeal against their removal from the Mayo Club Championship and League will be heard by Connacht LGFA on Thursday evening next.

    A vote was taken at a Mayo Ladies County Board meeting on Tuesday night which will remove Carnacon from the championship. They have the usual right of appeal on that vote.

    The club has been sanctioned under Rule 288.

    12 players and 2 selectors left the Mayo Senior Panel prior to the clash with Cavan, eight of those were from the Carnacon club. The players cited welfare issues and personal reasons for withdrawing from the panel.

    The decision means that Carnacon will not be able to defend their county, provincial and All-Ireland championships this year, if an appeal is not successful.

     

  • Carnacon Ladies GAA will receive special recognition this evening for their recent exploits.

    Mayo county council are hosting a civic reception for the six-times all Ireland senior ladies champions this evening at Lough Lannagh in recognition of their achievements.

  • Carnacon Ladies will have their appeal against their removal from the Mayo Senior Club Championship and League heard later tonight.

    Connacht LGFA is due to hear the appeal later this evening.

    Mayo County Board took a vote last week to remove Carnacon from the championship and league, after eight of their players made themselves unavailable for the Mayo Ladies Senior panel last month.

    Carnacon lodged an appeal against that decision last week and it is due to be heard tonight.

  • Carnacon Ladies GAA Club have released a statement following the news that their appeal against their removal from the Mayo Club Championship and League last night was successful.

    The club say they are delighted to confirm that the appeal against the sanctions imposed by the Mayo Ladies County Board has been successful and they have been reinstated to the Senior League and Championship competitions for 2018.

    The statement says the club is happy with this outcome and feel it reflects the impulsive, heavy handed approach initially taken by the Mayo Ladies County Board. Without a full examination of the events available for club delegates, it was been proved incorrect to make any such ruling on the situation.

    The statement says a swift and fair hearing from the Appeals Committee of Connacht LGFA Council was greatly appreciated and we are happy we can now continue our preparations for the remainder of the season.

    They say as a club and individuals, we are very thankful for all the support we have received in the last few days, in what has been a difficult time with the negative attention and speculation surrounding the players involved.

    The statement says that unfortunately this ruling stemmed from issues raised by players representing their county. As a club we supported these players and continue to do so. We will continue to be proud of all players and teams, including those who represent Mayo at all levels.

    We now look forward to getting back in action on the pitch and doing our best as a club to support all of our members. It has been a great honour to represent our families and communities on a provincial and national stage in recent years.

    We will strive to continue successfully and uphold the values that unite us as a club.

    And there the statement concludes.

    Carnacon were successful in their appeal last night, after a vote taken by Mayo County Board last week removed them from the competitions. Mayo County Board do have the option of appealing the decision to Croke Park if they wish. 

  • The LGFA and TG4 have revised the throw-in time for Mayo’s TG4 Quarter Final clash with Galway.

    Throw in is now at 3pm on Sunday Aug 12th.

    Ref is Niall McCormack. 

    Venue still to be confirmed.

     

  • Cora Staunton has returned to training with the Mayo ladies football panel ahead of their Connacht Final against Galway.

    The 11-time All-Star will be playing in her 23rd consecutive Championship campaign.

    Staunton missed Mayo's run to the League Final as she was in Australia playing for the Greater Western Sydney Giants in the women's A-F-L.

    The 36-year-old will return to Sydney for a second season in November.

  • 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. 

  • Dublin City University (DCU) 2-12

    University of Limerick (UL) 0-17

    Emma Duffy reports from Abbotstown

    CAPTAIN Fantastic Aishling Moloney swung over a sensational late winner as Dublin City University edged UL to be crowned Gourmet Food Parlour O’Connor Cup champions for the first time since 2011.

    There was just a single point in the difference at Abbotstown, and fittingly it was skipper Moloney who settled a gripping tie in the dying seconds. 

    The Tipperary ace finished with 0-7 to her name, while goals from Cavan’s Aisling Sheridan and Mayo’s Sarah Rowe helped the Dublin college past the holders to victory.

    Cork sharpshooter Eimear Scally bagged 0-11 at the other end, while Grace Kelly and Shauna Howley hit 0-3 apiece.

    But ultimately, DCU did just enough to seal the win in a fiery affair. Even when reduced to 14 with Moloney sent to the sin-bin, they withstood a period of dominance from UL, which saw Scally’s pristine free-taking to the fore.

    It was UL who drew first blood through Mayo’s Grace Kelly before DCU showed their intent immediately at the other end, Moloney getting the ball rolling.

    As the sides settled into the encounter, the vicious speed and tempo was evident from the get-go.

    The first goal of the game came with 16 minutes on the clock – Mayo forward Niamh Kelly’s effort dropped short, but Sheridan bundled the ball over the line following a scramble to make it 1-3 to 0-3.

    Kelly and her sister, Grace, exchanged points moments after, as they went head-to-head for the first time ever.

    As half-time approached, Scally kept frees ticking over while Rowe closed proceedings at the break with the score reading 1-7 to 0-7.

    On the restart, UL raised the tempo with Fiona McHale and Louise Ward working hard around the middle. And just as Moloney was shown a yellow card for a challenge on Laurie Ryan, they started to claw their way on top.

    Scally’s expert kicking from frees continued while Howley produced two stunning efforts to swing the momentum in their favour.

    But then came Moloney back to the field after her 10-minute stint in the bin. Straight into the thick of the action, she was involved in the attack which resulted in a DCU penalty.

    Rowe stepped up to find the back of the net despite Caoimhe Moore getting her fingertips to it, and the same player added a point straight after.

    Scally levelled matters at the other end directly after, but it took a moment of magic from Moloney at the death to ensure the O’Connor Cup would head to DCU.

    Scorers for DCU: Aishling Moloney 0-7 (3f), Sarah Rowe 1-3 (1-0 pen, 0-1f), Aisling Sheridan 1-1, Niamh Kelly 0-1.

    Scorers for UL: Eimear Scally 0-11 (10f), Grace Kelly & Shauna Howley 0-3 each. 

    DCU: E Ní Eafa; L McGinley, K Murray, D Geaney; E Rutledge, L Caffrey, H Hegarty; M Atkinson, L Magee; N Kelly, A Moloney, A Murphy; A Sheridan, S Rowe, A Cleary.

    Subs: A Murphy for V Wall (47), N Rickard for Rutledge (58)

     

    UL: C Moore; A Kelleher, M Curley, S Murphy; L Ryan, A Healy, F McHale; L Ward, S Kelly; S Howley, L Rogers, A McCarthy; R Howard, E Scally, G Kelly.

     

    Subs: A Davoren for Howard (h.t.), O O’Dwyer for Healy (h.t.), A Considine for Kelleher (48), J Cregg for McCarthy (54). 

     

    Ref – G Chapman (Sligo).

     

  • Ladies All-Ireland U14 B Final 
    Mayo v Tipperary 
    Sunday June 17th at 2pm in Duggan Park, Ballinalsoe 

  • Dr. Hyde Park will host a quarter-final double header in the All Ireland Ladies Football Championship this Sunday.

    First up at 3, Galway will face neighbours Mayo.

    And that's followed at 5 by a repeat of last year's semi final - the meeting of Kerry and Dublin.

     

  • Lidl Ladies National League Division 1
    Dublin 2-08 
    Mayo 0-12 

  • TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship 2018

     

    Saturday 28th July 2018

     

    TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship – Group 4 - Round 3

    Dublin 3-11 Mayo 1-8

     

    TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship – Group 1 - Round 3

    Donegal 1-13 Kerry 3-6

     

    TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship – Group 3 - Round 3 

    Galway 6-17 Westmeath 1-6

     

    TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship – Group 2 - Round 3

    Cork 1-19 Armagh 1-7

     

    TG4 All Ireland Junior Championship 2018

     

    TG4 All Ireland Junior Championship – Round 2 Group A

    Louth 6-24 Kilkenny 1-6

     

    TG4 All Ireland Junior Championship – Round 2 Group B

    Derry 0-8 v Limerick 0-7

     

    TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship 2018 – Quarter-final Pairings

     

    Dublin v Kerry

    Galway v Mayo

    Cork v Westmeath

    Donegal v Armagh

  • Lidl Ladies National Football League

    Division 1 Final

    Dublin 3-15 Mayo 1-10

     

     

     

  • 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.

     

  • Ladies All-Ireland U16 A Football Final 
    Galway 3-16 
    Kerry 3-12 

    Ladies All-Ireland U16 B Football Final 
    Mayo 11-14
    Laois 1-05 

    A sharp and clinical performance saw Mayo crowned All Ireland U16 B Champions for 2018, their first since 2010. Mayo led from the get-go with a stunning team performance at Duggan Park in Ballinsaloe. Unrelenting pressure on the Laois rearguard made it difficult for the O’Moore County to get a foothold in the game.

    Mayo scored an incredible eleven goals in total, the first eight coming in the opening half, two each from Louise Dowling, Ava Lambert, Leah Johnston and one each from Ciara Needham and Captain Tara Needham. Leah Johnston’s goals were put away with aplomb, both in the space of two minutes. However, absolute credit must go to the Laois keeper, Nadine Dempsey who made a string of impressive saves, including one to deny Louise Dowling. While Mayo did get the scoring plaudits, the Laois defence worked hard, wing backs Ciara Needham and Anna Lyons showing well for Mná Laoise. At half time though, Mayo had a convincing 8-05 to 0-02 lead.

    Undoubtedly, Laois had a mountain to climb in the second half and three points from the boot of Lisa Keane kept the scoreboard ticking for the O’Moore County women. However, Mayo continued their scoring prowess with Tara Needham, Louise Dowling and substitute Ciara Middleton all raising green flags. There was some consolation for Laois five minutes from time as substitute Orla Knowles buried the ball in the back of the Mayo net. However, it was too little too late and great scenes of celebration erupted as the referee blew the full-time whistle.

    Mayo scorers: Tara Needham 2-4 (0-1f), Louise Dowling 3-1, Ava Lambert 2-2, Leah Johnston 2-1, Ciara Needham & Ciara Middleton 1-1 each, Aoife Kennedy, Erin Murray, Jennifer Cawley & Maria Cannon 0-1 each.

    Laois Scorers: Lisa Keane 0-4, Orla Knowles 1-0, Emily Lacey 0-1.

    MAYO: Abbiegayle Ronayne; Saoirse Lally, Áine Moffatt, Sherin El Massey; Ciara Needham, Aoife Geraghty, Anna Lyons; Erin Murray, Jennifer Cawley; Aoife Kennedy, Louise Dowling, Leah Johnston; Finola Collins, Ava Lambert, Tara Needham.  

    Subs: Ciara Middleton for Finola Collins (HT), Maria Cannon for Dowling (47), Anita Mahon for Lyons (50), Katie Melvin for El Massey (52), Rachel Beale for Lambert (55)

    LAOIS: Nadine Dempsey; Leah Kelly, Sinéad Farrelly, Georgina Donovan; Grace Salmon, Sarah Larkin, Julia Cahill; Aishling Fitzpatrick, Jenny Murphy; Emily Lacey, Leah Tarpey, Orla Hennessy; Lisa Keane, Della Doherty, Gráinne Lalor.  

    Sub: Danielle Forbes for Donovan (21), Anna Lalor for Dempsey (HT), Kelly O’Neill for Lacey (35), Aoife Gallagher for Lalor (40), Orla Knowles for Tarpey (44)

    Referee: Shane Curley (Galway)

  • TG4 Ladies Connacht Senior Football Final 
    Galway 0-17 
    Mayo 1-12 

  • Ladies Connacht U16 A Final 
    Galway 5-12 
    Mayo 4-07

  • Ladies Connacht Minor Championship 
    Galway 3-11
    Mayo 2-08

  • TG4 Senior Ladies Quarter Final
    Galway 5-11 
    Mayo 0-12