Mayo Ladies

  • Carnacon have been removed from the Mayo Senior Club Football Championship, after a number of their players were withdrawn from the Mayo Senior Football panel earlier this summer.

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

    Midwest Sport understands that the club has been sanctioned under Rule 288, which looks at the club as opposed to the players individually, as the Carnacon club stated that they would be withdrawing their players last month.

    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.

    Midwest Sport has contacted the Mayo Ladies County Board and Carnacon for comment on the matter. Mayo County Board is due to revert with official statement on the matter.

    While a spokesperson for Carnacon told Midwest Sport that they have no comment to make, other than they will be appealing the decision of Mayo LGFA to a higher body within the next few days.


  • Mayo Ladies star Cora Staunton has confirmed the dates for the publication of her autobiography.

    Game Changer will be published on October 18th this year and it is now available for pre-order with Easons.

  • TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship – Group 4 - Round 3 – Live on TG4 

    Saturday July 28th at 1pm

    Mayo v Dublin, Dr Hyde Park, Roscommon 

  • THE draws for the newly-introduced round-robin stages of the TG4 All-Ireland senior championships have been revealed.

    The four groups, each containing three counties, were drawn at the Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s rescheduled Annual Congress, taking place on Friday evening and Saturday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Dundalk.

    The four groups read as follows:

    Group 1:

    Ulster champions

    Munster runner-up (beaten Munster finalist)

    Loser of Cork v Tipp Munster semi-final


    Group 2:

    Munster champions

    Ulster runner-up (beaten Ulster finalist)

    Loser of Donegal v Monaghan Ulster semi-final


    Group 3:

    Connacht champions (Galway or Mayo)

    Leinster runner-up (beaten Leinster finalist – Dublin or Westmeath)

    Loser of Kerry v Waterford Munster semi-final


    Group 4:

    Leinster champions (Dublin or Westmeath)

    Connacht runner-up (beaten Connacht finalist – Galway or Mayo)

    Loser of Cavan v Armagh Ulster semi-final


    The draw for the 2018 TG4 All-Ireland intermediate championship group stages will be released on Saturday, April 28.


    ***The TG4 All-Ireland intermediate championship draws will be announced on Saturday (April 28)***


    2018 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football championship summer schedule


    Saturday July 14 – TG4 Ladies Football championship – 1pm and 3pm

    Saturday July 21 – TG4 Ladies Football championship – 3pm and 4.45pm

    Saturday July 28 – TG4 Ladies Football championship – 1pm and 7pm

    Monday August 6 – TG4 Ladies Football 1/4 finals – 3pm and 4.45pm 

    Sunday August 12 – TG4 Ladies Football 1/4 finals – 5pm and 6.45pm 

    Saturday August 18 – TG4 Ladies Football semi-finals – 4pm and 5.45pm 

    Saturday August 25 – TG4 Ladies Football semi-finals – 12.30pm and 2.15pm 

    Sunday September 16 – TG4 All-Ireland finals

  • Lidl Ladies National Football League
    Division 1 
    Mayo 6-11 
    Monaghan 3-11 

    (Mayo through to league semi-final to play Cork in two weeks time)

    Galway 0-13
    Westmeath 0-07 

    (Galway through to league semi-final to play Dublin in two weeks time)

  • The Mayo Ladies have named their side to face Dublin in Saturday's Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 semi-final.

    The game throws-in at 5:15pm at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick and will be live on Midwest Radio Sport in association with O'Hara's of Foxford.

    Darren Kelly and Sinead Stagg will be on duty.

    The Mayo team is as follows:

    1. Laura Brennan

    2. Saoirse Lally

    3. Clodagh McManamon

    4. Orla Conlon

    5. Eilis Ronayne

    6. Tamara O'Connor

    7. Kathryn Sullivan

    8. Fiona Doherty

    9. Sinead Cafferky

    10. Niamh Kelly

    11. Fiona McHale

    12. Grace Kelly

    13. Maria Reilly

    14. Shauna Howley

    15. Rachel Kearns

  • Tomorrow's (Tuesday) Mayo Ladies County Board meeting has been postponed as a mark of respect to the late Jimmy Corbett.

  • The Mayo ladies face a do-or-die tie with Donegal in the final round of the All-Ireland group stages.

    With a win over Tyrone in their first outing, a win or a draw will be enough to see Peter Leahy’s women over the line and into the All-Ireland quarter-finals.

    It would also see them top their group and go into the next round on the favourable side of the draw, avoiding Cork and setting up a likely meeting with Cavan.

    The Mayo ladies take on the Ulster champions at half past one on Saturday in Tullamore, with live coverage on TG4.

  • The Mayo Ladies will aim to secure their place in the National League Division 1 football final on Sunday when they face the reigning champions Cork.

    The semi-final throws in at 3pm on Sunday in Birr, Co. Offaly.

  • The Mayo Ladies defeated Cavan in their opening Group 4 All-Ireland Senior Football Championship encounter on Saturday afternoon in Clones.

    This was a highly entertaining game, which ended with Mayo winning out on a 3-23 to 4-13 scoreline.

    The win was all the more impressive in a week where a large number of players left the squad.

    Mayo manager Peter Leahy addressed that after the game in a prepared statement. He said while it is correct to say the players it is reported have left, have indeed left the panel, it is not correct to say it is all down to the one issue highlighted by some of the players. He said a number of players informed management that they were leaving for purely personal reasons.  

    He said that at no stage was any player ever asked to leave the panel.

    He outlined a timeline for the events that had occurred in the lead up to the game. 

    He said about one hour before a training session in Bekan, on Thursday July 5th, a club secretary called him to say that all eight members of that club were withdrawing from the panel due to player welfare issues. 

    Peter Leahy says he informed the County Board and the other players and they held a full training sessions that night. 

    He said that over the next five days, four more players withdrew from the panel and three of those four informed the liaison officer that they were withdrawing for purely personal reasons and not the reasons quoted by the previous eight, while the fourth player has not communicated a reason for leaving. 

    The Mayo County Board continues to give the players involved any help needed.

    Mr Leahy also paid tribute to the players, his management team and the County Board for their co-operation and the way they have conducted themselves over the past number of days.


  • The TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior and junior championships begin this weekend.

    In group 4 of the senior championship, Mayo travel to Clones to take on Cavan on Saturday - that game throws-in at 2.15.

    In the Intermediate Championship, Sligo take on Longford in Strokestown on Sunday at 2pm.

    The All-Ireland Minor A and B finals are also down for decision on Sunday.

    Galway and Cork meet in the Minor A final in Limerick at 2pm, while Roscommon take on Kildare in Moate, also at 2 on Sunday.


  • The Mayo ladies travel to Cork this weekend in the Lidl Ladies National Football League.

    After defeating Waterford in Swinford last Sunday, they'll be hoping to continue their winning ways against the current league holders.

    The game is fixed for Cloughduv hurling grounds in Cork at 2pm on Sunday.

  • The Mayo Ladies will be without star basketballer Dayna Finn this weekend for their clash with Armagh in the All-Ireland quarter-finals.


    The Mayo footballer is playing with the Ireland U20 women’s team in Round 2 of the 2019 FIBA U20 Women’s European Championship Division B in Kosovo.


    The Kiltimagh and Mayo Ladies star is vice-captain and the danger woman for the side as they move into the second round of the competition.


    Ireland completed the opening round of the tournament unbeaten, topping their group with wins over Ukraine and Great Britain over the weekend.


    Now, they face into the second round where they go head-to-head with Israel at 3;30 today and Croatia 6pm tomorrow, with a spot in the semi finals up for grabs.


    Mayo manager Peter Leahy described her absence from his team this weekend as a huge loss.


    The Ireland women’s team games

    Wednesday, August 7th


    Game 1, Round 2


    Israel v Ireland, 15.30




    Thursday, August 8th


    Game 2, Round 2


    Ireland v Croatia, 18.00




    Friday, August 9th


    Rest Day




    Saturday, August 10th






    Sunday, August 11th





  • UL are the Gourmet Food Parlour O’Connor Cup champions for a record 12th time after goals from Mayo’s Fiona McHale and Hannah O’Donoghue saw them past UCD at Grangegorman.

    This was a stunning performance from UL in one of the best games of football so far this year. They defended rigidly, attacked at pace and showed excellent fitness levels to power to the win against the wind in the second-half.

    Aine McDonagh kept UCD in touch with six points and substitute Chloe Foxe hit the net with a couple of minutes remaining, but there was no beating UL after this display.

    While the wind was not as strong as in the earlier Lynch and Giles Cup finals, UL were certainly assisted by the conditions in the first-half and they got the bright start they needed when Emma Needham pointed in the second minute.

    Dearbhaile Beirne drew UCD level after they won some good ruck ball, but UL kicked on when Rebecca Delee pointed from her left half-forward berth and Eimear Scally got in on the act a few minutes later.

    The match up of Galway colleagues Louise Ward and McDonagh was an interesting head-to-head and the UCD player closed the gap to one when she pointed from a tight angle after 12 minutes.

    All UCD’s points in that first half were very hard earned as the UL defence, expertly marshalled by Laurie Ryan – who stuck to Andrea Murphy diligently – forced plenty of errors by their tight marking and disciplined tackling.

    At the other end too, the Munster side were beginning to find their top form and frees from Scally and Mayo’s Shauna Howley put them three ahead, before a brilliant break out of defence from Shauna Molloy ended up in the score of the half from O’Donoghue.

    McDonagh’s free briefly halted UL’s run, but they scored another three without reply: a Scally free, a Delee point after a good turnover, and another excellent O’Donoghue point when she cut back onto her left.

    That run of six of the seven points scored between the 14th and 29th minutes had UL in control, but UCD finished the half strongly and a Caoimhe Mohan point was followed by a huge McDonagh score to leave it 0-9 to 0-5 at half-time.

    McDonagh landed another sweet point for UCD straight after the restart, but that three-point deficit was as close as they got to UL, who kicked on brilliantly in the second-half. Scally pointed from play, and although Mohan responded, UL scored the next three points as their incredible fitness started to show. McDonagh’s fifth point made it 0-13 to 0-8, but midway through the second-half McHale ran on to Roisin Howard’s pass and flicked the ball over Linda Bruggner into the net.

    UCD responded well again with points from McDonagh and the rampaging Kate McGrath, but eight minutes from the end O’Donoghue sealed the win when she recovered the rebound from her own shot and found the net for the third time in two games.

    Scorers – UL: E Scally 0-7 (5f), H O’Donoghue 1-2, F McHale 1-0, R Delee 0-2, S Howley 0-2 (1f), F Tagney 0-1, E Needhan 0-1, O O’Dwyer 0-1.

    UCD: A McDonagh 0-6 (4f), C Foxe 1-0, C Mohan 0-2, K McGrath 0-1, D Beirne 0-1.a

    UL: C Moore (Cork); S Molloy (Galway), C McGrath (Waterford), A Kelleher (Cork); L Ward (Galway), L Ryan (Clare), J Cregg (Roscommon); S Kelly (Cork), F McHale (Mayo); R Delee (Limerick), E Needham (Mayo), S Howley (Mayo); H O’Donoghue (Kerry), E Scally (Cork), R Howard (Tipperary).

    Subs: O O’Dwyer (Tipperary) for Needham (38), F Tagney (Kerry) for Howley (45), S Murphy (Kerry) for Molloy (48), A Healy (Laois) for Cregg (58), E Fitzpatrick (Tipperary) for Delee (58).



    UCD: L Bruggner (Kerry); K McGrath (Waterford), S Gormally (Galway), R Flynn (Mayo); N Carr (Donegal), N Collins (Dublin), M Byrne (Dublin); M Lambe (Dublin), T O’Sullivan (Dublin); A Murphy (Kerry), A McDonagh (Galway), L McCartan (Westmeath); C Mohan (Monaghan), D Beirne (Leitrim), K Boyce Jordan (Westmeath).

    Subs: C Foxe (Wexford) for McCartan (39), A O’Reilly (Kerry) for Beirne (50), S Fagan (Dublin) for O’Sullivan (53), K Maher (Kerry) for Carr (56).


    Referee: Seamus Mulvihill (Kerry).

  • MAYO and Tipperary will battle it out for All-Ireland U14 B glory on Sunday at Duggan Park, Ballinasloe. These counties have met previously in the All-Ireland U14 B final, back in 2008 when Mayo proved victorious. In their All-Ireland semi-final against Westmeath, Tipperary enjoyed a hugely impressive 6-14 to 2-6 victory in Banagher. It was a much tighter affair in Kinnegad as Mayo booked their place in the final, with a narrow 2-10 to 3-6 win against Antrim. Tipperary can boast an excellent recent record in the All-Ireland U14 B competition, as they were winners in 2016, 2015 and 2011. Mayo, who have been prominent in the A grade in recent years, won their only All-Ireland U14 B title ten years ago, in that aforementioned fixture against Tipperary.


    Mayo:A Mahon; C Durkan, A Dunleavy, N Tighe; C Ruane, K Tuohy, L Haran; N O’Malley, C Nyland; S Walsh, M Sheridan, L Keane; A McGahon, C Barrett, A Devereux.

    Tipperary: L Coady; K Burke, N Dunne, A Dwyer; N Martin, A Ryan, K Ryan; N Towey, K McGrath; C English, K Moore, N Costigan; E Looby, S Finnane, S Keating.  


  • The 2020 Lidl Ladies National Football League fixtures have been announced, with Mayo having their first three games at home.

    In the opening round of the 2020 National League Division One on 26th January next, Donegal travel to Mayo, followed by Dublin travelling to Mayo in the 2nd round on 2nd Feb and Waterford making the trek to Mayo in round 3 the following week.

    In round 4, Mayo travel to Cork on 23rd Feb.

    Round 5 is a home game for Mayo against Westmeath on 1st March, followed by 2 away games in rounds 6 and 7 - Mayo travel to meet Tipperary on 22nd March and then Galway the following week.

    The Division One final is scheduled for 18 / 19 April.