• 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.


  • 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.

  • 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.


    Westport            Mayo

    Corofin                 Galway

    Claregalway      Galway

    Annaghdown      Galway

    Claregalway      Galway


    Glenamaddy Williamstown          Galway

    Kilmovee Shamrocks       Mayo

    St. Nathy’s         Sligo


    St Furseys          Galway

    Aughawillan      Leitrim

    Parke Keelogues Crimlin           Mayo

    Westport            Mayo

    St Croans           Roscommon

  • 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.

  • Mayo Senior Football Championship

    Group A

    Moy Davitts 3-20 Knockmore 1-08


    Group B

    Burrishoole 1-10 Swinford/Killasser 1-02


    Intermediate Championship

    Group A

    Claremorris 5-13 Cill Chomain 3-13

    Kilmoremoy 8-17 St. Brigid's 1-07


    Junior A Championship

    Group A

    Davitts 6-13 Parke KC 5-06


    Group B

    C.L MacHale Rovers 5-20 The Neale 5-05

    Ballyhaunis 6-14 St. Mary's 6-10

  • Mayo LGFA

    Intermediate Championship Semi Finals

    Friday Sept 20th

    Kilmovee Shamrocks V Claremorris at 7pm in the Centre of Excellence, Bekan

    Kilmoremoy V Charlestown at 8-30pm in the COE, Bekan

    Senior Championship Rd. 2 Fixtures (PP from Aug 18th)

    Sunday September 22nd at 11am unless stated

    Group A

    Knockmore V Westport A

    Carnacon V Moy Davitts at 10-30am

    Group B

    Swinford Killlasser V Hollymount

    Louisburgh V Burrishoole

  • 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

  • The Mayo ladies footballers now take on Cork in Carrigoon, Mallow GAA grounds tomorrow at 2pm.

    The Division One clash was originally fixed for Cloughduv Hurling Grounds.

    Mayo will hope to continue their recent form against the Rebels in this encounter.

  • Mayo will host Westmeath in round 5 of the Lidl NFL this Sunday at 2pm in Swinford Amenity Park.


    Mayo will look to get back to winning ways after losing away to Cork last weekend.


    Midwest Radio will have full live commentary of Sunday’s match with Tom Carney and Diane O’Hora on duty.

  • Lidl Ladies National Football League

    Division 1

    Donegal 3-10 Mayo 2-07

  • The Mayo Ladies take on Westmeath this Sunday at 2pm.

    They line out as follows:


    1. Laura Brennan Hollymount
    2. Nicola O ‘Malley Westport
    3. Noirin Moran Westport
    4. Ciara McManamon Burrishoole
    5. Kathryn Sullivan Castlebar Mitchels
    6. ÉiIis Ronayne Davitts
    7. Ciara Whyte Kilmoremoy
    8. Allannah Duffy Hollymount
    9. Sinéad Cafferky (C) Kilmovee Shamrocks
    10. Fiona Doherty Moy Davitts
    11. Lisa Cafferky Kilmovee Shamrocks
    12. Maria Reilly Kiltane
    13. Ella Brennan Charlestown
    14. Rachel Kearns CL MacHale Rovers
    15. Mary McHale Kilmoremoy
  • Mayo 0-6 0-2 Waterford

  • 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.