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.


  • THE Ladies Gaelic Football Association is pleased to confirm the full list of 13 confirmed ‘double-header’ fixtures during the 2019 Lidl National League campaign.

    The Lidl National Football League Fixtures will provide curtain raisers to men’s Allianz Football League games involving the host counties.

    The LGFA has managed to secure seven double-headers in Division 1 of the Lidl NFL, three in Division 2, two in Division 3, and one in Division 4.

    Lidl NFL Division 1 holders and TG4 All-Ireland Senior Champions Dublin will play two fixtures in front of the eir sport cameras at Croke Park one of those against Mayo on February 23rd.

    A double-header for the Mayo Ladies Footballers has also been penciled in for March 2 at Elvery’s MacHale Park in Castlebar against Connacht rivals Galway, with the men’s fixture between the two counties to follow later in the evening.


  • Jason Hill, an AFLW agent and founder of Cross-Coders was not impressed with the comments of Mayo Ladies football manager Peter Leahy on Midwest Sport last Sunday where he said players have to decide whether to commit fully to the Green and Red set-up or to Australian Football League Women’s [AFLW] going forward. 

    The Mayo Boss said that it’s “what’s best for Mayo,” and “there is a time that you should put your county first.”

    During the week Jason Hill responded on saying this news comes as “extremely disappointing,” “disgusting” and “quite an underhand tactic”.

    Jason joined Michael D. McAndrew on Sunday Sport today.

    Here is the link to the full interview.

  • Today marked the launch of the All Ireland Ladies Football Championship and the Association has confirmed that both semi-finals and the final will be held at Croke Park.

    The semi-finals will be staged on Sunday August 25th, with the final on Sunday September 15th. 

    Holders Dublin and Cork contested last year's final and both counties could be on course to meet in the last four this year.

    The 2018 final attracted a crowd of 50,141 spectators. 

    Speaking at the launch Mayo Ladies Captain Niamh Kelly told Midwest Sport that while it’s disheartening to have lost the Connacht Final last weekend they are geared up for facing Tyrone this weekend.

  • All-Ireland Junior Ladies Football Quarter Final

    MacHale Rovers 6-08 Oisin 1-09

  • The Mayo Ladies Senior Football Championship decider will be held in Swinford Amenity Park tomorrow afternoon.

    Reigning County Champions take on Moy Davitts and it gets underway at 4.30pm.

    Elsewhere,tomorrow in Ballinamore the Connacht Junior Championship match between C.L. MacHale Rovers and Aughawillan will throw-in at 2pm

  • Junior Championship Final

    C.L. MacHale Rovers 6-13 Tuar Mhic Éadaigh 2-08


    Senior Championship Semi Finals

    Carancon 4-16 Hollymount 1-05

    Burrishoole 2-06 Moy Davitts 5-12

  • 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.


  • Ladies County Senior Football Final 
    Carnacon 9-10 
    Knockmore 0-04 

  • Senior Championship Round 2

    Carnacon 4-10
    Castlebar 0-7

    Played on the Astro pitch in COE last night under lights

  • 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.


  • Mayo legend Christina Heffernan will be officially inducted into the Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s Hall of Fame at the TG4 All Star awards night, in association with Lidl, on Saturday November 16.


    Having lost a series of All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-finals in heart-breaking fashion, Mayo and Christina finally got over the line in 1999 to contest their very first Senior decider.


    Not content with that, Mayo would then embark on a spell that saw them contest five successive Finals, with four victories achieved (1999, 2000, 2002 and 2003).


    Mayo had won an All-Ireland B title in 1993, when Christina’s inter-county career was in its infancy, but the All-Ireland Senior title was always the aim for Christina and her Mayo team-mates.


    In 2002, Christina, a seven-time All Star recipient, also had the immense honour of captaining Mayo to the All-Ireland Senior title.


    Christina cites the constant support of family as a big part of her ability to forge a successful career as a Ladies Gaelic Footballer.


    Married to Raymond Connelly, himself a former Mayo player, the couple have three children; Ava (8), Leah (6) and Seán (3).


    Named on the TG4 Team of the Decade in 2001, Christina Heffernan is regarded as one of the finest players ever to grace our game.

    Long after she thought her days of winning awards were done, Christina is deservedly back in the limelight, and she is a worthy recipient of this prestigious award.  

  • Mayo Ladies Junior Championship Final
    Cill Chomain 4-17 Tuar Mhic Eadaigh 0-06

  • The Connacht Ladies Senior Football Championship final is going to a replay.

    Mayo and Galway couldn't be separated after the decider finished 1:12 to Mayo's 3:06.

    It will be played on July 7th.

    Roscommon won the Connacht Intermediate title as they overcame Sligo on a 3-12 to 2-09 scoreline.

  • The Connacht Ladies Senior & Intermediate finals have been fixed for Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar on Sunday June 23rd.

    The Intermediate final between Roscommon and Sligo gets underway at 2pm.

    The Senior final between Mayo and Galway will start at 4pm.

  • Lidl Ireland invest over €125,000 in this new initiative which aims to reduce the drop-off rate in sport participation amongst girls aged 11-14 years.


    The ‘Serious Support’ Programme will see 33 chosen schools across Ireland partner with one of Lidl’s ten athlete mentors who are current or former elite-level ladies Gaelic football players.


    Three of the mentors involved are Lucy Hannon and Sinead Burke of Galway and Mayo’s Cora Staunton.


    All schools involved will receive talks, workshops from their mentors and will then undertake a Ladies Gaelic Football project of their own throughout the year, applying the concepts they’ve learnt through the workshops.

  • 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.