Mayo Ladies GAA

  • 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.

     

  • CHAMPIONS Dublin will face Donegal at home in the opening round of 2019 Lidl National League Division 1 Fixtures on Saturday, February 2.

    The Sky Blues are also the TG4 All-Ireland Senior title holders after a remarkable 2018 campaign saw them scoop a League and Championship Double.

    Dublin boss Mick Bohan has committed to another two years at the helm and he will now attempt to mastermind successful defences of his team’s high-profile crowns next year.

    TG4 All-Ireland Final runners-up Cork will also have home advantage in their first Lidl NFL Division 1 fixture of 2019.

    Ephie Fitzgerald’s side, who won the TG4 Munster Senior title in 2018, will entertain Connacht champions Galway – and that game is also pencilled in for Saturday, February 2.

    On Sunday, February 3, 2018 Lidl NFL Division 1 runners-up Mayo welcome newly-promoted Tipperary to the West, while Westmeath have home advantage for their clash with Monaghan.

    Looking ahead, Dublin will have home advantage against Mayo on Saturday, February 23, in round 3, while the repeat of the 2018 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Final between Dublin and Cork is pencilled in for Sunday, April 7, with Cork having home advantage in round 7.

    In Division 2, Clare will entertain Kerry in a Munster derby, Waterford host Wexford, Laois take on Armagh, and Tyrone, the TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate champions, travel to Cavan for an all-Ulster clash in the opening round of fixtures.

    Division 3 of the 2019 Lidl NFL will see Sligo at home to Meath, Longford taking on Kildare, Offaly entertaining Down, and Roscommon at home to Wicklow in Round 1.

    And in Division 4, Limerick will meet Louth in a repeat of the 2018 TG4 All-Ireland Junior Final, which was won by the Shannonsiders, on the opening day.

    Elsewhere, Carlow entertain Kilkenny, Antrim are at home to Leitrim and Derry make the journey to Fermanagh.

    The Divisional semi-finals are fixed for the weekend of April 20/21, and the showpiece Finals will be decided over the weekend of May 4/5.

  • Funeral arrangements have been confirmed for Jimmy Corbett, who passed away suddenly yesterday.

    Jimmy was the founder of the Carnacon club in 1986 and senior team manager with the reigning county and Connacht senior champions.

    Since Carnacon was founded, the club has won six All-Ireland Senior Club titles, 16 Connacht crowns and 20 county championship wins, along with various underage titles.

    Tributes have been pouring in for Jimmy from right across the sporting spectrum.

    His funeral arrangements have also been confirmed – his remains will repose at Carnacon Community Centre on Monday evening from 4-8pm.

    He will be laid to rest in Burriscarra Cememtery on Tuesday afternoon following 12.30 Funeral Mass in St Mary’s Church Carnacon.

  • 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 

  • Statement from Galway Ladies Senior management regarding Sunday's Connacht Final: 

    "The Galway Senior Ladies Football management expresses its dismay and disappointment and that the appointment by Connacht LGFA of former Mayo minor ladies football manager Gerry Carmody as referee for their Connacht senior final with Mayo at MacHale Park, Castlebar this Sunday stands as is.

    The decision by Connacht LGFA to dismiss Galway’s objection, we believe, calls not only the integrity of this year's Connacht final into question but also that of an administration which has shown a blatant disregard for Galway ladies football with this appointment and, indeed, the spirit of the game of ladies’ football.

    We would consequently call on LGFA and Croke Park to investigate this matter thoroughly, determining as to how such an appointment could be made, and take swift and appropriate action.

    This is the fifth consecutive year Galway must travel to MacHale Park for the provincial decider and the appointment of Mr. Carmody, who has mentored a number of the current Mayo senior players as Mayo minor boss between 2012 - 2013, is a gross error of judgement by Connacht LGFA.

    We recognise Mr. Carmody, who changed his inter-county designation from Mayo to Roscommon, is not to blame for this current predicament but, by the same token, it would be remiss of Galway senior ladies management, on behalf of our set-up, not to object to the appointment of someone who has represented Mayo as both a ladies’ football inter-county manager and as one of their designated referees over a number of years.

    Galway Ladies Board has informed us this morning that the appointment stands on two grounds – both of which we would dispute. The first is that Mr. Carmody changed his designation two years ago – which is irrelevant given his close association to Mayo. However, it is also untrue as the LGFA national website featured Mr. Carmody in a profile as ‘Mayo Referee’ in September 2016, which is less than two years ago.

    Secondly, Connacht LGFA assert that Mr. Carmody is the most qualified referee in Connacht. This may be the case but, in light of his previous history with Mayo, this doesn’t align with the spirit of the game.

    Indeed, we, as a management, would question why a referee with no affiliation to either of the competing counties could not have been selected for Sunday's game by Connacht LGFA.

    This is a regrettable situation. We had endeavoured to deal with this in a quieter manner by bringing our appeal to Connacht Council this week but the failure of this administration to satisfactorily address our concerns has forced us to take this issue into the public arena.

    We are disappointed that we have to do so and that we have to deal with this disruption in the week leading into the Connacht final. However, we would hope that by bringing this matter to light in the public domain that this decision would be reversed."

  • Allianz Football League 
    Division 1 
    Galway 1-11 
    Mayo 0-12 

    Lidl Ladies National Football League 
    Division 1 
    Galway 1-11 
    Mayo 0-08 

     

  • Minor C Championship Final 

    Kiltimagh  1-14 Kilmeena 0-02   played  7/10

     

    Under 16 Div 2 League Final

    Castlebar Micthels 6-08  Hollymount 7-09   played 5/10

     

    Senior Championship Group A - catch up games 

    Carnacon 4-10 Castlebar MItchels 0-07 played 5/10

    Knockmore 2-09  Carnacon 1-04 played 7/10

     

    Senior Championship Semi Finals

    Knockmore V Burrishoole

    Moy Davitts V Carnacon  

    Next Sunday Oct 14th with time TBC 

     

     

    Intermediate Championship SF 

    Charlestown 3-04 Claremorris 1-06


    Final 

    Charlestown  V Westport - ICF - next weekend date and time TBC 

     

    Junior Semi-Finals

    Cill Chomain 4.-06  Ballyhaunis 1-06 

    Davitts 2-10 V Tuar Mhic Eadaigh  2-11

    Final next weekend date and time TBC

     

    Senior League Div 2 

    Swinford Killasser  3-09  Westport 1-05 

  • Connacht LGFA  Club Championship SF’s. Result 

     

    Jnr SF’s:

    Cill Chomain  2-02 v 1-18 Tourlestrane = Saturday 20th at 1.00pm Belmullet GAA Pitch.

     

    Naomh Anna Leitir Moir 2-13 v 2-12 St. Dominics = Sunday 21st at 2.00pm Ros an Mhil GAA Pitch.

     

    Int SF’s:

    St. Brendans 2-06 v 0-05 St. Nathys = Sunday 21st at 12.00noon Clonberne Sports Field.

     

    Westport 1-12 v 2-09 AET St. Marys Tulsk = Sunday 21st at 2.00pm Swinford Amenity Park.
    (Westport win the game following a scoring shootout)


    Snr SF:

    Kilkerrin/Clonberne 8-19 v 0-03 Kilbride = Sunday 21st at 2.30pm Clonberne Sports Field.

  • THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association is pleased to confirm that Lidl National League Division 1 champions Dublin will play two glamour 2019 regulation fixtures at Croke Park.

    These games will serve as curtain-raisers and ‘double-headers’ alongside Dublin’s male counterparts at the Drumcondra venue.

    Dublin, who are also the reigning TG4 All-Ireland Senior champions, will open the defence of their Lidl NFL Division 1 crown with a fixture at Croke Park against Donegal on Saturday February 2, at 5pm.

    This game will be followed by the meeting of Dublin and Galway in Division 1 of the Allianz Football League at 7pm.

    On Saturday, February 23, Dublin will take on old rivals Mayo in the Lidl NFL at Croke Park, again with a 5pm throw-in time.

    This game will be a repeat of the 2018 Lidl NFL Division 1 final at Parnell Park, which Dublin won to secure a first ever top-flight title.

    Following this latest meeting on February 23, the Dublin and Mayo men’s teams will play in the Allianz NFL at 7pm.  

    Last February, Dublin and Mayo were also involved in a ‘double-header’ at Elvery’s MacHale Park in Castlebar, with both games screened LIVE by eir sport.

    The LGFA is also working on securing a number of other ‘double-headers’ - and should be in a position to confirm full details at some point next week.

  • Lidl National Football League Division 1

    Cork 1-12 Mayo 2-8

    Dublin 1-15 Galway 1-17

    Monaghan 1-10 Westmeath 0-11

    Donegal 6-11 Kerry 0-9

     

    Lidl National Football League Division 2

    Tyrone 6-9 Clare 2-9

    Waterford 4-9 Cavan 1-6

    Tipperary 4-19 Sligo 0-7

    Armagh 3-12 Laois 2-6

     

    Lidl National Football League Division 3

    Down 3-17 Kildare 4-13

    Longford 2-12 Offaly 2-12

    Wexford 3-12 Meath 2-6

    Roscommon 0-0 Leitrim CONC

     

    Lidl National Football League Division 4

    Wicklow 2-12 Fermanagh 1-8

    Antrim 0-6 Louth 0-8

    Kilkenny 0-6 Carlow 6-26

    Limerick 6-10 Derry 1-4

     

  • A repeat of the 2016 decider sees holders Cork, chasing six-in-a-row, up against Mayo at the penultimate stage of the competition.

    This is also a repeat of last year’s TG4 All-Ireland semi-final between the counties and the fixture will provide a pretty accurate gauge of both teams’ progress in 2018.

    Mayo have been boosted by the return to the squad of experienced defender Martha Carter but manager Peter Leahy indicated this week that she won’t feature in the concluding stages of the League.

    Cora Staunton is back in Ireland following a successful stint with GWS Giants in the Women’s AFL, and Leahy will hope that she features during the summer, while veteran goalkeeper Yvonne Byrne is another player yet to declare her intentions for 2018.

    Despite Staunton’s absence, Mayo have progressed to a League semi-final and with a strong spread of scorers throughout the team.

    Sarah Rowe has emerged as a real leader in attack and she’s flanked in an impressive full-forward line by the Kelly sisters, Niamh and Grace.

    Cork have real firepower of their own to call upon as Eimear Scally and Orla Finn form two-thirds of a potentially lethal inside line.

    The O’Sullivan sisters, Doireann and Ciara, line out in the half-forward line, with Aisling Hutchings and Brid O’Sullivan anchoring midfield.

    Cork won the group fixture between the counties but Leahy will hope that his players learned the lessons from that outing as they prepare to face Ephie Fitzgerald’s champions.

    Cork: M O’Brien; M Ambrose, E Meaney, E Spillane; M O’Callaghan, M Duggan, S Kelly; A Hutchings, B O’Sullivan; C O’Sullivan, D O’Sullivan, O Farmer; L Coppinger, E Scally, O Finn.

    Mayo: S Murphy; O Conlon, S Tierney, S Ludden; D Caldwell, E Lowther, D Hughes; C McManamon, A Gilroy; F McHale, F Doherty, S Cafferky; N Kelly, S Rowe, G Kelly.

  • THERE are 22 survivors from the teams that lined out in the 2017 TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football final in Dublin and Mayo’s starting line-ups for Sunday’s eagerly-anticipated Lidl NFL Division 1 final at Parnell Park (4.0).

    Dublin boss Mick Bohan and his Mayo counterpart Peter Leahy have both revealed teams laced with big-match experience.

    Bohan has gone with 12 of the team that started at Croke Park last September while Leahy has opted for ten.

    From the TG4 All-Ireland winning side, Bohan is going with all bar defenders Sinead Finnegan and Rachel Ruddy, along with attacker Carla Rowe.

    Ruddy is unavailable to Bohan this year while Finnegan and Rowe are working their way back from recent injuries.

    Leahy, meanwhile, will not be calling upon Cora Staunton for the League showpiece, while fellow long-serving stars Martha Carter, who recently rejoined the Mayo squad, and goalkeeper Yvonne Byrne won’t be involved either.

    The immediate futures of Staunton and Byrne should become clearer following Sunday’s final, while Orla Conlon and Ciara Whyte also started for Mayo in last year’s final.

    When comparing last September’s line-ups, into the Dublin team come 2010 All-Ireland winner Siobhán McGrath, Deirdre Murphy and Oonagh Whyte, who scored two goals against Mayo when the sides met in the group stages of the 2018 League campaign in Castlebar.

    For Mayo, meanwhile, there are starts for Emma Lowther, Danielle Caldwell, Clodagh McManamon, Shauna Howley and Sinéad Cafferky.

    Rachel Kearns, who lined out in the half-back line in last year’s final, is now between the sticks for Mayo.

    All eight of the weekend’s Lidl NFL finalists have revealed their teams.


    Lidl NFL Division 1 final:

     

    Dublin – C Trant; M Byrne, D Murphy, L Caffrey; S McGrath, S Goldrick, N Collins; L Magee, O Carey; N Owens, N McEvoy, L Davey; O Whyte, N Healy, S Aherne (capt.).

     

    Mayo – Rachel Kearns: Emma Lowther, Sarah Tierney (capt.), Doireann Hughes; Marie Corbett, Danielle Caldwell, Fiona Doherty; Aileen Gilroy, Clodagh McManamon; Fiona McHale, Shauna Howley, Sinead Cafferky; Niamh Kelly, Sarah Rowe, Grace Kelly.

     

  • Ladies All-Ireland U16B Semi-Final 
    Mayo 9-16 
    Armagh 2-06 

    Mayo will play Laois on July 25th with a time and venue to be confirmed 

    Ladies All-Ireland U16A Semi-Final 
    Galway 3-22 
    Donegal 4-04 

    Galway will play Kerry on July 25th with a time and venue to be decided 

  • Mayo ladies will meet old rivals Galway on Sunday 24th June in the TG4 Connacht Senior final.

    The game has been confirmed for Elverys McHale Park in Castlebar and will get underway at 4pm.

    The curtain raiser is the intermediate final at 2pm, where Roscommon take on Sligo.

     

     

  • 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.

     

  • Connacht U14 B Football Final
    Mayo 9-09 
    Roscommon 1-04