Mayo LGFA

  • 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.

     

  • The Mayo Ladies Football saga took another twist last night.

    The Connacht Council have allowed Carnacon to remain in the Mayo Football Championship following an appeal which was heard at last night's Connacht Council meeting.

    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 Carnacon 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. 

    It follows a day of claims and counter-claims by the 12 players who walked away from the senior county panel, and the Mayo L-G-F-A who are continuing to back manager Peter Leahy.

     

  • 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 have booked their place in the All-Ireland quarterfinals after recording a clean sweep in their All-Ireland qualifier group.

    The Westerners defeated Ulster champions Donegal by 1-22 to 3-12.

    The powerful full-forward line of Grace Kelly, Sarah Rowe and Rachel Kearns, propelled Peter Leahy's women top victory in Tullamore.

    They will now enter the knockout stages on the favorable side of the draw, avoiding Cork and setting up a likely meeting with Cavan.

  • Senior Championship Group A
    Round 1 
    FT: Knockmore 1-7 Carnacon 3-20

     

     

    Under 16 Leagues Rd 5

    Div 1A

    Westport A 4-17 Swinford Killasser 4-05
    Ballyhaunis 4-11 Kilmoremoy 2-11

     

    Div 1B

    Knockmore A 7-09 Kiltimagh 3-16

    Hollymount 1-09 Parke KC 3-11

     

     

    Div 2

    Under 16 Division 2
    Kilmovee Shamrocks 6-19 Kilmaine 7-08

    CL McHale Rovers 5-10 Louisburgh 1-09

    Castlebar Mitchels A 3-16 Davitts 1-08

    Moy Davitts 2-03 St Marys 5-10

     

     

    Div 3

    Kilmeena 9-24 Claremorris 0-06

    Belmullet 1-06 Burrishoole 2-10

    Castlebar Mitchels B 4-10  Carnacon

    Charlestown 5-13 Westport B 2-04

     

    Div 4

    The Neale 5-16 Knockmore B -1-04

    Balla 2-01 St Brigids 4-01

    Cill Chomain 6-03 Ballinrobe 9-10

    Breaffy 4-11 Tuar Mhic Éadaigh 8-10

     

     

    Under 12 QFs 

     

    Under 12 Quarter Finals Div. 1 played Monday June 24th 
    Kilmoremoy A 3-08 Claremorris A 5-09
    Westport A 2-08 Parke KC A 4-10
    Kilmovee Shamrocks 5-04 Knockmore A 1-02
    Swinford Killasser A V Ballinrobe - PP July 1st

     

    Under 12 League Quarter Finals Division 2
    Breaffy A 4-10 Carnacon 9-11

    St Brigids A 4-13 Tuar Mhic Éadaigh 3-04

     

    Under 12 League Quarter Finals Division 3

    CL McHale Rovers 1-09 Balla A 0-06
    Charlestown V Kilmaine PP to July 1st 

    Swinford Killasser B 3-04  Belmullet  2-06 

     

    Under 12 League Quarter Finals Division 4

    Hollymount 5-04 Kiltimagh 1-07

    Islandeady 5-09  Breaffy B 3-03

     

    Under 12 League Div 5A Preliminary Rd. 
    Kilmoremoy B 8-01 Davitts 0-10

  • 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.

  • TG4 Ladies All-Ireland Senior Championship

     

    Group 3 - Round 1

    Galway 1-14 Kerry 1-10

     

    Group 4 - Round 1

    Mayo 3-14 Tyrone 3-11

  • Lidl Ladies National Football League

    Division 1

    Donegal 3-10 Mayo 2-07

  • Mayo Senior Championship Final

     

    Carnacon V Knockmore 

     

    Date: Sunday 21st  

    Time: 2pm 

    Venue: Kilmeena GAA 

     

     

    Connacht Intermediate Championship Semi Final

     

    Westport V St Mary's (Roscommon) 

     

    Date: Sunday 21st  

    Time: 2pm 

    Venue: Swinford Amneity Park

     

    Connacht Junior Championship Semi Final

    Cill Chomain v Tourlestrane

    Date: Saturday 20th

    Time: 1pm

    Venue: Belmullet

  • Goals in each half from Maria Reilly and Sarah Rowe, combined with a driving performance from the back by Danielle Caldwell helped Mayo book their place in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship semi-final with victory over Armagh.

     

    Reilly’s goal was the difference at half-time while Mayo took a 1-7 to 0-7 lead into the break at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park. Armagh hit back and Kelly Mallon’s goal helped them into the lead, but Rowe added a second Mayo goal and Mayo took the win.

     

    Both teams were knocked out of the championship at the quarter-final stage last year, but Mayo made the better start here with Rowe’s free in the second minute, while Grace Kelly quickly doubled their lead.

     

    Armagh didn’t find their range until midfielder Caroline O’Hanlon, who started at full-forward, scored in the fourth minute. But Peter Leahy’s charges scored the next four points in-a-row with Sinéad Cafferky, Niamh Kelly, Rachel Kearns and Clodagh McManamon combining to earn a 0-6 to 0-1 advantage.

    After nine minutes Mayo had six different scores and they looked to build on that before half-time. The Connacht outfit were in charge but Armagh fought back courtesy of points from Aoife McCoy and O’Hanlon again.

     

    Mayo should have been further in front but Grace Kelly found the on-rushing Reilly and she blasted past Anna Carr in the 15th minute.

    Mayo were 1-6 to 0-3 ahead but Armagh didn’t let them pull clear with O’Hanlon and Tiarna Grimes reducing the arrears. Niamh Kelly hit the Armagh crossbar while Aishling Tarpey saved well from Grimes and Ciara Whyte drew a fantastic save from Carr down the other end.

     

    There were nine scoreless minutes until Rowe became the first Mayo player to score twice when she tapped over a free in the 26th minute.

    Armagh were back to 1-7 to 0-6 behind with Kelly Mallon’s first point from a free and Catherine Marley brought it back to a goal before half-time.

    O’Hanlon missed a free on the resumption but did score two frees in the 36th minute. Grace Kelly and Rowe had extended Mayo’s lead.

    Catherine Marley scored her second and then Mallon came up with a stunning goal. She caught the ball tight on the angle but her looping shot nestled in the Mayo net.

     

    Armagh claimed the lead for the first time in the 41st minute but they needed some big scores to pull clear. Instead Fiona Doherty drew Mayo level again before Rowe scored the key goal.

     

    Niamh Kelly had been yellow carded and Mayo were on the rocks but with 13 minutes gone in the second half Rowe burst through the cover and finished into the bottom right corner.

    Full-back Caldwell got forward to add her scoring touch but that was cancelled out by O’Hanlon to leave a goal between the teams again.

    O’Hanlon cut the deficit to just two but a Natasha Gaughan free eased Mayo’s worries.

     

    Mayo will now face Galway in the semi-finals as the Tribeswomen saw off Waterford yesterday on a 1-12 to 2-04 scoreline.

  • The Mayo Ladies team to face Donegal shows three changes as Dayna Finn, Ciara Whyte and Fiona Doherty get the nod for Peter Leahy’s side, with a place in the quarter finals up for grabs.

     

    Mayo can top the group with a draw or win, having defeated Tyrone in their last outing.

     

    If Mayo can remain undefeated in the group then they would enter the All-Ireland quarter finals on the favorable side of the draw, avoiding Cork in the last eight.

     

    The Mayo Ladies lines out as follows;

     

    A Tarpey;

    N O’Malley, R Flynn, D Caldwell;

    É Ronayne, Ciara McManamon,C Whyte;

    Clodagh McManamon, D Finn;

    F Doherty, S Cafferky, N Kelly;

    S Rowe, R Kearns, G Kelly.

     

  • Mayo forward Sarah Rowe has joined Women's AFL club Collingwood in Melbourne. She has become the second Ladies Gaelic footballer to join the WAFL and the second Mayo player after team-mate Cora Staunton to try her luck in the recently formed Women's AFL. Now in its third year, the WAFL has been a massive success and Rowe told Midwest Radio how much she is looking forward to joining up with the club.

    The former underage international soccer star and LGFA All Star nominee in 2017 explained how she sought advice from former Collingwood and Down player Marty Clarke who gave her an insight to the Magpies while she also revealed that she will not be turning her back on Mayo Ladies either, with the 2019 championship campaign very much in her sights. She also revealed how she battled throughout the 2018 campaign with a serious shoulder injury. Listen to the full interview with Midwest Radio below.  


  • 1. Laura Brennan
    2. Nicola O'Malley
    3. Roisin Flynn 
    4. Danielle Caldwell 
    5. Kathryn Sullivan 
    6. Ciara McManamon 
    7. Noirin Moran 
    8. Clodagh McManamon 
    9. Dayna Finn 
    10. Sinead Cafferkey 
    11. Emman Needham 
    12. Niamh Kelly
    13. Fiona Doherty 
    14. Rachel Kearns 
    15. Grace Kelly 

  • Mayo Ladies Fixtures

     

    Upcoming league finals at Under 14 level

     

    Under 14 League Final Div 1

    Knockmore V Westport A 

    Tues 11/9 at 6-15pm 

    venue Ballyheane GAA

     

     

    Under 14 League Final Div 4

    Belmullet V Kilmovee Shamrocks

    St Joseph's Pk, Knockmore 

    Wed 12/9 at 6-15pm

     

     

    Under 14 League Final Div 3

    Claremorris v Kimeenna 

    Wed 12/9 at 6-15pm

    Provisional venue : Ballyheane GAA

  • Under 16 Results Div 1A Rd 6

     

    Kilmoremoy 12-20 Swinford Killasser 1-06


    Westport A 7-19 Ballyhaunis 2-07

     

     

     

     

    Under 16 Result Div 1B Rd 6 

    Knockmore 2-13 Hollymount 2-08

     

    Under 16 League Div 2

    Castlebar Mitchels A 2-12 Kilmovee Shamrocls 5-09

    CL McHale Rovers 0-00 Davitts CONC

    St. Mary’s 5-17  Kilmaine 4-03

     

    Under 16 League Div 3

    Charlestown 3-06 Burrishoole 5-12

    Kilmeena 5-08       Castlebar Mitchels B 4-09 

     

    Under 16 League Div 4

    Balla 1-06 Ballinrobe 4-11

    Breaffy 3-14 St Brigid's 2-04

    The Neale 6-15 Cill Chomain 3-02

    Tuar Mhic Eadiagh 0-00 Knockmore  B CONC

  • Mayo LGFA Senior Championship Results 

     

    Group A Rd 3

     

    Knockmore v Carnacon PP

     

    Louisburgh 2-14 Castlebar Mitchels 2-07

     

    Group B Rd 3

     

    Swinford Killasser V Hollymount PP

     

    Moy Davitts 2-12 Burrishoole 0-04

     

     

    Intermediate Championship Results from Rd 3 plus updated tables 

     

    Group A 

    Claremorris A 4-20 St Brigid's 1-04

     

    Westport BYE

     

     

    Group B 

     

    Charlestown 4-11    Kilmoremoy 0-06

     

    Kilmovee Shamrocks bye

     

    There was one outstanding game left in the Junior Championship which was played on Sunday 

     

    Cill Chomain 5-12 Parke KC 1-02

     

  • No end appears in sight to the dispute in surrounding the Mayo Ladies football side.

    The county's Ladies Football Executive have offered their public support to manager Peter Leahy, and the remaining members of the football panel.

    It follows a press conference where the twelve departed players doubled down on claims of player welfare issues and unhealthy environments.

    The Mayo LGFA say they did not encounter anything approaching a player welfare issue in their attempts to resolve the situation.

    They add the departed players have only exacerbated matters since.

    The Connacht LGFA are to meet tonight to hear an appeal against the overturning of Mayo LGFA’s decision to remove Carnacon from the County Championship for bringing the game into disrepute in relation to the player walk-out.