Mayo LGFA

  • Mayo Ladies Football has been plunged into crisis yet again.

    Ten of the twelve members of the Ladies Football Executive board have reportedly tendered their resignations.

    An email sent to clubs yesterday afternoon outlined that the 10 executive members were stepping down "with immediate effect" because of dissatisfaction with answers to issues raised at the last board meeting in February.

    They had requested that last night's board meeting be postponed and an EGM be held on Thursday week 19th March, but say that postponement was not facilitated.

     

  • 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.

     

  • Aussie Rules Star Aileen Gilroy will not be lining out for the Mayo Ladies this year.

    That news was confirmed to Midwest Sport this afternoon by Mayo manager Michael Moyles who said they have been in talks with Aileen while she was in Australia and since she has returned home.

    He said Aileen won't be able to give the full commitment to the inter-county setup this year as she is living in Wexford.

    Elsewhere both Grace and Niamh Kelly will be available for selection for the Galway game on Saturday week but Sarah Rowe is nursing her way back from a shoulder injury.

    Michael Moyles also confirmed that Galway WFC Star Rachel Kearns is fully committed to the Mayo cause for 2021.

  • Fiona McHale has accepted an invitation to return to the Mayo Ladies Football panel.

    The midfielder was one of a number of Carnacon players to leave the squad in 2018 following disagreements with manager Peter Leahy.

    However, Leahy stepped down in January, replaced by Michael Moyles who offered an olive branch to the Carnacon contingent.

    In an interview with Midwest Sport in January Fiona said she was open to a potential return.

    She said “If they saw me being able to add something to the squad, and if they saw me as part of their plans, I’d be definitely willing to have a conversation or think about it for sure.”

    McHale is one of four players from the club named in a provisional training panel.

    The other Carnacon players are Sadhbh Larkin, Amy Dowling and Saoirse Walsh.

  • Mayo Ladies Senior Football Final

    Carnacon 2-15 Moy Davitts 0-12

  • Crossmolina Lahardane Mac Hale Rovers are through to the Connacht Junior Final after a four point defeat of Leitrim champions Aughawillan.

    They led by a point at the break 1-7 to 1-8 and asserted their dominance in the second to march on to the provincial final.

    They await the winners of Castlerea St Kevin’s and Claregalway in the other semi-final.

  • 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 Connacht Council of LGFA has taken control of the running of ladies football in Mayo.

    It follows the resignation of ten members of the executive in March.

    On Thursday night, an executive meeting of the LGFA took the dramatic decision to take management powers away from Mayo until an executive is restored.

    The ten executive members resigned on the morning of a planned county board meeting and called for an extraordinary general meeting to outline their concerns over a range of issues that have arisen.

  • The opening round of the Lidl Ladies National Football League takes place this weekend with a mouth watering local derby to get proceedings underway in Elverys MacHale Park on Saturday night.

    Galway & Mayo who both have new management teams for 2021 will go to battle at 7:30 will full live commentary of the game on Midwest Radio with Rian Bailey and Sinead Costello on duty.

    Speaking ahead of the game Galway's Nicola Ward says while it will be tough playing at least three weekends in a row they are just delighted to be back out playing for the county.

    Meanwhile, Mayo Ladies manager Michael Moyles says they are very eager to get going this weekend.

  • Champions Dublin have been pitted with Tyrone and Waterford in the round-robin phase of the 2021 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Senior Football Championship.

    The draws were conducted atCeannáras TG4 in Baile na hAbhann, Co. Galway, this evening (Thursday), with the five-in-a-row chasing Sky Blues handed a spot in Group C of the pool stages.  

     

    For the third year in a row, Dublin and Waterford will face off in the group stages of the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship.  

     

    Elsewhere, Cork, the 2020 runners-up, have been drawn with Munster rivals Tipperary, who they play in the opening round of the 2021 Lidl National League tomorrow (Friday) evening (live on TG4), and 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate champions Meath in Group B.  

     

    In Group A, the only four-team group in the competition, there are three Ulster counties drawn together, namely 2020 semi-finalists Armagh, Cavan and Monaghan.  

     

    The Ulster trio will be joined in Group A by Mayo, who commence their 2021 Lidl National League campaign against Connacht rivals Galway on Saturday evening (Live on TG4).  

     

    Group D, meanwhile, contains 2020 semi-finalists Galway, who are joined by Kerry and Donegal.  

     

    Two teams from each group will progress to the TG4 All-Ireland quarter-final stage, while Dublin, Cork, Galway and Armagh, the 2020 semi-finalists, were seeded for the 2021 senior draw.  

     

    In the Intermediate Championship, 2020 runners-up Westmeath will be looking to go one better in this year’s competition.  

     

    The Lake County have been pitted with Leinster rivals Longford and Wexford in Group A, with Sligo making up the four-team group.  

     

    Group B contains Clare, semi-finalists last year, Fermanagh, the 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Junior champions, and Leitrim.  

     

    In Group C, 2020 semi-finalists Roscommon have been drawn with Leinster neighbours Kildare and Laois, while Group D contains Offaly, Down and Louth.  

     

    Two teams from each group will progress to the TG4 All-Ireland quarter-final stage, while Clare, Westmeath and Roscommon, the 2020 semi-finalists, were seeded for the 2021 Intermediate draw.   



    Antrim, Carlow, Derry, Limerick and Wicklow, the 2020 runners-up, make up a five-team group in the TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship, with the top four teams to make up the last four of the competition. 

     

    Ladies Gaelic Football Association President Mícheál Naughton and Ard Stiúrthóir TG4, Alan Esslemont, were on hand to conduct the draws, with Peil na mBan lead anchor Máire Ní Bhraonáin presenting the Facebook Live show.  

    The 2021 finals will mark the 21st anniversary of the long-standing partnership between the LGFA and TG4, while the dates for the 2021 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Championships will be confirmed in due course. 

    Senior:  

    Group A: Armagh, Cavan, Monaghan, Mayo.  

    Group B:  Cork, Tipperary, Meath.  

    Group C:  Dublin, Tyrone, Waterford. 

    Group D:  Galway, Kerry, Donegal.  

    Intermediate: 

    Group A: Westmeath, Longford, Wexford, Sligo.  

    Group B: Clare, Fermanagh, Leitrim.  

    Group C: Roscommon, Kildare, Laois.  

    Group D: Offaly, Down, Louth.  

    Junior: 

    Five team group with top 4 to progress to semi-finals:  

    Antrim, Carlow, Derry, Limerick, Wicklow.   

     

  • There are 13 Connacht teams taking part in the 2019 Ladies football club 7's in Dublin on Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of September.

    There are four teams from Mayo, six from Galway and one apiece from Roscommon, Sligo and Leitrim taking part in the competition.

    Westport ladies have teams playing in both the senior and junior division of the 7's tournament.

    The games on Saturday are taking place in Sylvester' GAA club with the finals set for Croke Park on Sunday the 25th of September.

    Senior:

    Westport            Mayo

    Corofin                 Galway

    Claregalway      Galway

    Annaghdown      Galway

    Claregalway      Galway

    Intermediate:

    Glenamaddy Williamstown          Galway

    Kilmovee Shamrocks       Mayo

    St. Nathy’s         Sligo

    Junior:

    St Furseys          Galway

    Aughawillan      Leitrim

    Parke Keelogues Crimlin           Mayo

    Westport            Mayo

    St Croans           Roscommon

  • Kilmovee Shamrocks will be aiming to secure a place in the last four of the Connacht Intermediate Championship on Saturday afternoon in Kiltoom.

    The East Mayo Ladies will be taking on St. Brigid’s at 4pm.

    Midwest Radio will have regular updates of the clash.

  • Mayo Junior Ladies Football Final

    Kiltimagh 2-14 St. Brigid's 1-12

     

    Mayo Ladies Senior Shield Final

    Burrishoole 2-11 Kilmoremoy 3-07

     

    Mayo Ladies Junior Shield Final

    Ballyhaunis 2-10 Breaffy 1-06

  • The Mayo Ladies will get their Lidl Ladies National Football League campaign up and running next Saturday night in Elverys MacHale Park.

    Michael Moyles side welcome neighbours Galway to Castlebar for a 7:30pm throw-in.

    Ahead of the start of their league campaign the Mayo manager has been speaking to Midwest Radio’s Michael D. McAndrew.

  • The new Mayo Ladies Senior Football manager Michael Moyles joined Michael D McAndrew on the Sunday Sport Show this afternoon.

    The Crossmolina native takes over from Peter Leahy who stepped down as manager two weeks ago to link up with the Meath U20 footballers.

    Moyles has coached and managed at various levels and has developed a great reputation on his knowledge of the game.

    Included in his backroom team will be Administrator & Selector Aidan McLoughlin, Swinford and team Selectors: Tom Carney, Ballinrobe and Marita McDonald, Castlebar Mitchels, as well as Terry Kennedy, Ger Cafferkey, Austin O'Malley, Paul Jennings, Evan Regan and Conor Finn.

    Moyles told Midwest Sport today that he is delighted to be involved with the Mayo Ladies again having coached them in 2015.

  • The newly elected Chairman of Mayo LGFA Des Philips joined Michael D. McAndrew on the Sunday Sports Show yesterday afternoon.

    He says that the first and 'most urgent' job for the new County Board is the appointment of a new manager to replace the outgoing Peter Leahy.

    The Mayo LGFA chairman confirmed that advertisements for the role are being sent out today and he expects the position to be filled by the 1st of February.

    The Kilmovee Shamrocks clubman also discussed the impact of the pandemic on club activity, his ambitions for Mayo LGFA going forward and the possibility of Carnacon players returning to the fold.

     

     

  • The Mayo Ladies will be looking to bounce back from their defeat to Donegal last weekend when they travel to Mullingar on Sunday to take on Westmeath in round 3 of the Lidl Ladies National Football League.

    Michael Moyles side will be hoping to progress to the league semi-finals and we'll have full live commentary of the game on Midwest Radio Sport from 2pm on Sunday with Michael D. McAndrew & Sinead Stagg.

    So join us for live commentary with thanks to O’Haras of Foxford. celebrating 70 years of baking. O’Haras of Foxford…Care in the Making…Care in the Baking….Since 1951.

  • Mayo and Galway will clash in the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Senior Football Championship quarter final on Bank Holiday Monday.

    The Connacht rivals will meet in Elverys MacHale Park in Castlebar at 1:45pm on Monday in what promises to be a rip roaring affair.

    We’ll have live commentary of the big game with John Lynch and Sinead Stagg and our coverage is brought to you by O'Haras of Foxford. celebrating 70 years of baking. O’Haras of Foxford…Care in the Making…Care in the Baking….Since 1951

  • Connacht LGFA U14 Championship

    Mayo 11-14 Sligo 2-04

  • 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.”