Carnacon Ladies GAA

  • Senior Championship Round 2

    Carnacon 4-10
    Castlebar 0-7

    Played on the Astro pitch in COE last night under lights

  • Carnacon are to appeal against the suspensions and fine handed down by the Connacht Council of the LGFA.

    The reigning All-Ireland club champions successfully appealed against their expulsion from the Mayo championship on Tuesday night after eight players - Martha Carter, Marie Corbett, Amy Dowling, Doireann Hughes, Sadhbh Larkin, Fiona McHale, Cora Staunton and Saoirse Walsh - left the county panel over alleged player welfare issues.

    But they were subsequently fined €500 and the eight players were each handed four-week bans.

    Carnacon have confirmed this evening to Midwest sport that they formally lodged their appeal with the LGFA yesterday.

  • 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 are Mayo county champions for the 20th year in-a-row after a convincing win against Bohola Moy Davitts.

    It finished in Swinford Amneity Park 3-11 to 0-8 to the star-studded team from West Mayo.

    Carnacon's talisman Cora Staunton made a nice cameo off the bench, scoring with her first touch.

    They will look to rediscover the form of 2017 which brought them back an All-Ireland title.

     

  • 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. 

  • Saturday 3rd November:

    Junior Final: 1.00pm in Ballyhaunis GAA Pitch.

    Naomh Anna Leitir Moir (Galway) v Tourlestrane (Sligo)

    Senior Final: 3.30pm in Ballyhaunis GAA Pitch.

    Carnacon (Mayo) v Kilkerrin/Clonberne (Galway)

  • The Mayo Ladies Senior Team have this evening released a statement, breaking their silence for the first time following the high profile departures from the 2018 championship squad.

    12 players  - including 8 from Carnacon - and two selectors left the squad in June citing player welfare issues which they said were personal and sensitive to the players involved.

    The remaining players have said in a statement this evening that they were left "shocked and saddened" by the decision which was taken days before their championship match with Cavan, and says, to date, they have not been given any reasoning or clarity as to why this course of action was taken.

    The players say they feel deeply let down and hurt by the actions of those who left the panel.

    The statement says the players believe that no player welfare issues exist or have ever existed under the current management.

    They also say they have taken offence with some of the comments made by certain players over the last few weeks in the media.

    The statement says the Mayo Senior Ladies Team fully support their management team, and believe all their decisions and selections were made fairly, after careful consideration.

    They say they had a fantastic league campaign, culminating in a league final appearance in Parnell Park, and while the last few months were difficult and disappointing, many new players were given an opportunity to perform at county level.

    The statement says manager Peter Leahy has shown integrity and honour under tremendous pressure, and has always treated the team as elite athletes, and all players are treated with honesty and respect in an environment where generosity and passion for the county are to the fore.

    The Mayo Ladies panel has thanked their management, county board, families, friends, supporters and the general public for supporting and trusting them during this difficult time, as they strive to bring honour to Co Mayo.

    The full statement is as follows: 

     
    “We, the Mayo senior ladies panel, believe the time is now right to make a statement regarding events in June and July 2018. On 6 July, eight players were withdrawn by their club without consultation or discussion with their Mayo team colleagues.
    “Understandably, we as players were left shocked and saddened by this decision which was taken 10 days before our championship match with Cavan. Another four players, one selector and one backroom staff left following a failed coup which took place at a players meeting two days later.
    “To date, we have not been given any reasoning or clarity as to why this course of action was taken. We feel deeply let down and hurt by the actions of those who left our panel.
    “We believe that no player welfare issues exist or have ever existed under the current management and categorically disagree with the statement issued in July by the individuals that departed the Mayo senior ladies panel regarding the welfare issues raised.
    “We were surprised and disappointed to hear of these issues and if we had witnessed any welfare issues, we would not have hesitated to highlight them to the management.
    “It is fair to say that there was considerable upheaval in advance of the Cavan game. This was the biggest game of the year for us and our preparation was distracted.
    “We take offence to some of the comments that have been made by certain players over the last few weeks in the media.
    “We fully support our management team and as a team believe that all of their decisions and selections were made fairly after careful consideration. We had a fantastic league campaign culminating in a league final appearance in Parnell Park and while the last few months were difficult and disappointing; many new players were given an opportunity to perform at county level.
    “Our manager Peter Leahy has shown integrity and honour under tremendous pressure and he has always treated us as elite athletes, has supported and stood strong for us allowing us to play football without fear or intimidation.
    “The management set up has been top class with no stone left unturned to make sure we can avail of top level coaching and facilities. The management ethos is focused on teamwork and also on how we as individuals can perform to the highest standard.
    “All players are treated with honesty and respect in an environment where generosity and passion for the county are to the fore.
    “Ultimately, we want to play football and honour our county jersey and we trust and support our manager, Peter Leahy, and his management team to take the county forward. We always have and always will welcome any player to the panel to help us achieve our goals.
    “Mayo Ladies senior football panel would like to thank our management, county board, families, friends, supporters, general public and ultimately our clubs for supporting and trusting us during this difficult time as we strive to bring honour to our county.
    “Go raibh míle maith agaibh.”
     

     

  • The Mayo Ladies County Board have voted to appeal the leniency of the suspensions given to eight Carnacon players by the National Appeals Committee of the LGFA.

    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 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.

    Carnacon face Moy Davitts on Sunday for a place in the county final with the suspended players set to return with the bans ending on Thursday at midnight.

    The Mayo Ladies County Board voted 27-5 in favour of an appeal to the perceived leniency of the suspension. That appeal is expected to take place tonight.

    The Mayo LGFA has publicly backed manager Peter Leahy and claim that the walk-out by a number of players was designed to force him to resign.

  • September 22nd 

    Senior

    Group A

    Knockmore V Westport A

    Carnacon V Moy Davitts

    Group B

    Swinford K V Hollymount

    Louisburgh V Burrishoole

     

    Intermediate

    Group A

    Cill Chomain V Kilmoremoy

    St Brigids V Claremorris

    Group B

    Kilmovee Shamrocks V Charlestown

    Castlebar Mitchels-- BYE

     

    Junior

    Group A

    Tuar Mhic Éadiagh V Davitts

    Parke KC V Breaffy

    Group B

    CL McHale Rovers V Ballyhaunis

    St Marys V The Neale