Connacht Ladies GAA

  • Connacht Senior Club Championship Semi-Final

     

    Kilkerrin/Clonberne 4-9

    Carnacon 2-4

     

    Olivia Divilly hit top form as reigning champions Kilkerrin/Clonberne advanced to the Connacht Senior Club Championship Final after victory over rivals Carnacon at the Connacht Centre of Excellence.

    Kevin Reidy’s side made better use of the wind and goals from Annette Clarke, Lynsey Noone, Louise Ward and Ailish Morrissey were enough to earn a spot in the decider.

    This match was moved to Bekan after the original venue in Clonberne was deemed unplayable by referee Gus Chapman following a downpour one hour before throw-in.

    Kilkerrin/Clonberne had the breeze at their backs in the opening half and they took a 2-5 to 1-2 lead into half-time thanks to goals from Lynsey Noone and Clarke.

    Cora Staunton didn’t start for Carnacon and they lacked a killer instinct up front while the Galway champions raced into a 0-3 to 0-0 lead after the opening quarter.

    Olivia Divilly sent over her first free after 30 seconds and doubled her tally in the third minute. Divilly was just back from her AFL trials in Australia and showed wonderful athleticism to get back and block a Fiona McHale effort.

    Then in the 15th minute she added a third Kilkerrin/Clonberne free and they were in complete control.

    But Staunton was introduced for Deirdre Joyce and Carnacon began to gain a foothold in the opposition half.

    In the 20th minute Staunton got possession and sent in a high ball towards Lisa Murphy’s goal with Erina Flannery getting to the ball first. It was a crucial goal and Staunton added a point as Carnacon took their only lead in the game.

    Kilkerrin/Clonberne retained their composure, however, and Ailish Morrissey and Eva Noone scored back-to-back points. Staunton scored again but Kilkerrin/Clonberne dominated the rest of the half.

    Clarke finished low from the penalty spot in the 26th minute after Louise Ward had been fouled. And one minute later Lynsey Noone crashed her shot to the Carnacon net.

    There were six points separating the sides at the start of the second-half and Louise Ward scored her goal four minutes after the resumption when she raced through the heart of the Carnacon defence.

    Clarke and Olivia Divilly extended the lead but Doireann Hughes gave the assist and Aoife Brennan’s goal brought Carnacon back into the game.

    The Mayo outfit were 3-7 to 2-4 in arrears with 19 minutes remaining but Morrissey showed strength and determination to finish the killer fourth goal in the 48th minute, and the Galway champions now go on to face Roscommon's Kilbride in the final.

     

  • The Connacht Ladies Junior Quarter final between Crossmolina/ Laherdane McHale Rovers and Oisin Ladies of Lancashire will get underway at 2pm on Sunday in Didsbury, near Manchester

  • Mayo Senior Football League
    Division 1 
    Claremorris 2-17 
    Ballintubber 0-14

    Ladies Connacht U16 B Final 
    Mayo 6-20 
    Roscommon 2-08

    Connacht Minor Championship 
    Galway 4-18 
    Roscommon 0-08

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

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

  • 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."

  • TG4 Connacht Ladies Senior Football champions Galway have made two changes in personnel for Sunday’s eagerly-awaited provincial final clash with old rivals Mayo .

    Galway’s last competitive outing was the Lidl NFL Division 1 Final defeat to Cork on May 5 and manager Tim Rabbitt has shuffled his pack for the visit to Elvery’s MacHale Park.

    Fit-again Áine McDonagh, who’s had a difficult run with injuries, returns to the starting line-up, along with Leanne Coen.

    From the team that started against Cork, Orla Murphy and Sarah Conneally drop to the bench, as Galway aim for a third successive TG4 Connacht senior crown, and their seventh in eight seasons.

    Galway (v Mayo): L Murphy; S Molloy, S Lynch, F Cooney; B Hannon, S Burke, C Cooney; L Ward, Á McDonagh; O Divilly, T Leonard (capt.), M Glynn; L Coen, R Leonard, M Seoighe.

  • 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.

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

  • Connacht Ladies U16 Championship 
    Mayo 2-14 Leitrim 2-10 

  • Ladies Connacht Minor Championship 
    Roscommon 1-15 Mayo 0-12

  • Ladies Connacht Minor Football Championship 
    Roscommon 4-19 Sligo 1-09

    Mayo U16 League 

    Division 1A

    Ballyhaunis 4-22  Swinford Killasser 2-04

    Westport A V Kilmoremoy A PP Sat 30-03

     

    Division 1B

    Hollymount  2-08 Kiltimagh 6-12

    Knockmore A 3-10 Parke KC 2-05

     

    Division 2

    CL McHale Rovers V Moy Davitts PP 28/03

    Castlebar Mitchels A  4-15 Louisburgh 1-01

    Davitts 3-15  Kilmaine 6-04

    Kilmovee Shamrocks 6-05  St Marys 5-16

     

    Division 3

    Belmullet V Charlestown PP

    Castlebar B 0-01  Burrishoole 7-27

    Carnacon 6-14  Claremorris 2-02

    Kilmeena 3-07 Westport B 4-08

     

    Division 4

    Balla 1-01 Breaffy 6-16

    Cill Chomain 3-01  St Brigids 5-13

    Ballinrobe 3-05  Knockmore B 3-02

    The Neale 6-08  Tuar Mhic Éadaigh 4-15