Ladies GAA

  • 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 

  • Statement from Carnacon Ladies Gaelic Football Club as of 22nd August in response to the decision of Mayo LGFA to remove our Senior team from league and championship football for the 2018 season.

    Understandably, the entire panel, management, club officers, our families and supporters are devastated by the sequence of events which have transpired.

    The Club is in the process of preparing an appeal of this decision to lodge with the Connacht LGFA, so at this point in time we feel it would be inappropriate to comment any further.

    We hope you can understand our position and respect our decision.

    At the end of the day - all our members want is to play football and we hope to get this opportunity again in the not too distant future.

    We would like to thank the general public for their support and goodwill in this unprecedented situation.

     

     

     

  • 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. 

  • 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.

     

  • Carnacon captured their 20th Mayo title in total yesterday, following a 9-10 to 0-4 victory over Knockmore.

    Carnacon will now look to retain their provincial crown on Sunday, November 4, when they meet Galway’s Kilkerrin-Clonberne in the final.

    This is a repeat of last year’s clashes between the sides, with Carnacon winning after a replay.

    Kilkerrin-Clonberne will make for tough opposition after scoring an 8-19 to 0-3 victory over Kilbride in yesterday’s Connacht semi-final.

     

     

     

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

  • Dublin City University (DCU) 2-12

    University of Limerick (UL) 0-17

    Emma Duffy reports from Abbotstown

    CAPTAIN Fantastic Aishling Moloney swung over a sensational late winner as Dublin City University edged UL to be crowned Gourmet Food Parlour O’Connor Cup champions for the first time since 2011.

    There was just a single point in the difference at Abbotstown, and fittingly it was skipper Moloney who settled a gripping tie in the dying seconds. 

    The Tipperary ace finished with 0-7 to her name, while goals from Cavan’s Aisling Sheridan and Mayo’s Sarah Rowe helped the Dublin college past the holders to victory.

    Cork sharpshooter Eimear Scally bagged 0-11 at the other end, while Grace Kelly and Shauna Howley hit 0-3 apiece.

    But ultimately, DCU did just enough to seal the win in a fiery affair. Even when reduced to 14 with Moloney sent to the sin-bin, they withstood a period of dominance from UL, which saw Scally’s pristine free-taking to the fore.

    It was UL who drew first blood through Mayo’s Grace Kelly before DCU showed their intent immediately at the other end, Moloney getting the ball rolling.

    As the sides settled into the encounter, the vicious speed and tempo was evident from the get-go.

    The first goal of the game came with 16 minutes on the clock – Mayo forward Niamh Kelly’s effort dropped short, but Sheridan bundled the ball over the line following a scramble to make it 1-3 to 0-3.

    Kelly and her sister, Grace, exchanged points moments after, as they went head-to-head for the first time ever.

    As half-time approached, Scally kept frees ticking over while Rowe closed proceedings at the break with the score reading 1-7 to 0-7.

    On the restart, UL raised the tempo with Fiona McHale and Louise Ward working hard around the middle. And just as Moloney was shown a yellow card for a challenge on Laurie Ryan, they started to claw their way on top.

    Scally’s expert kicking from frees continued while Howley produced two stunning efforts to swing the momentum in their favour.

    But then came Moloney back to the field after her 10-minute stint in the bin. Straight into the thick of the action, she was involved in the attack which resulted in a DCU penalty.

    Rowe stepped up to find the back of the net despite Caoimhe Moore getting her fingertips to it, and the same player added a point straight after.

    Scally levelled matters at the other end directly after, but it took a moment of magic from Moloney at the death to ensure the O’Connor Cup would head to DCU.

    Scorers for DCU: Aishling Moloney 0-7 (3f), Sarah Rowe 1-3 (1-0 pen, 0-1f), Aisling Sheridan 1-1, Niamh Kelly 0-1.

    Scorers for UL: Eimear Scally 0-11 (10f), Grace Kelly & Shauna Howley 0-3 each. 

    DCU: E Ní Eafa; L McGinley, K Murray, D Geaney; E Rutledge, L Caffrey, H Hegarty; M Atkinson, L Magee; N Kelly, A Moloney, A Murphy; A Sheridan, S Rowe, A Cleary.

    Subs: A Murphy for V Wall (47), N Rickard for Rutledge (58)

     

    UL: C Moore; A Kelleher, M Curley, S Murphy; L Ryan, A Healy, F McHale; L Ward, S Kelly; S Howley, L Rogers, A McCarthy; R Howard, E Scally, G Kelly.

     

    Subs: A Davoren for Howard (h.t.), O O’Dwyer for Healy (h.t.), A Considine for Kelleher (48), J Cregg for McCarthy (54). 

     

    Ref – G Chapman (Sligo).

     

  • Ladies All-Ireland U14 B Final 
    Mayo v Tipperary 
    Sunday June 17th at 2pm in Duggan Park, Ballinalsoe 

  • 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 GAA, Camogie Association and Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) are pleased to announce that draft memorandums of understanding have been agreed between the GAA and the Camogie Association, and between the GAA and the LGFA.

    The proposed memorandums seek to establish stronger links between the three organisations and are the result of over six months of separate discussion by the GAA with both organisations.

    The memorandums will become effective only when they have been approved by the Central Council of each organisation. In the case of the Camogie Association, a proposal to approve the memorandum will be discussed at its meeting on Wednesday March 14th, by the GAA on Saturday March 24th and by the LGFA on March 26th.

    The memorandums reflect the shared vision of the three organisations for a new overall organisational model within which the games, ideals and aspiration of all three Associations are equally developed and promoted. They recognise areas of common interest and give the Camogie Association and the LGFA representation on GAA committees, and vice versa. The memorandums have been drafted to a similar template but differ in that they reflect the different stages that the organisations have reached in discussions on developing a new relationship.

    While the proposals in these memorandums aim to strengthen the links within the family of Gaelic Games at national level only, they also commit the three organisations to explore a framework for further integration at provincial, county and club level.

    Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Aogán Ó Fearghail said: “I am delighted to confirm that draft Memorandums of Understanding have been agreed with both Cumann Camógaíochta and Cumann Peile na mBan and the closer worker relationship that these arrangements will give rise to is to be warmly welcomed.

  • 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

  • TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship 2018

     

    Saturday 28th July 2018

     

    TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship – Group 4 - Round 3

    Dublin 3-11 Mayo 1-8

     

    TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship – Group 1 - Round 3

    Donegal 1-13 Kerry 3-6

     

    TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship – Group 3 - Round 3 

    Galway 6-17 Westmeath 1-6

     

    TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship – Group 2 - Round 3

    Cork 1-19 Armagh 1-7

     

    TG4 All Ireland Junior Championship 2018

     

    TG4 All Ireland Junior Championship – Round 2 Group A

    Louth 6-24 Kilkenny 1-6

     

    TG4 All Ireland Junior Championship – Round 2 Group B

    Derry 0-8 v Limerick 0-7

     

    TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship 2018 – Quarter-final Pairings

     

    Dublin v Kerry

    Galway v Mayo

    Cork v Westmeath

    Donegal v Armagh

  • Efforts are ongoing to secure a home ground for Castlebar Mitchels Ladies Football Club, and one of the five training pitches at MacHale Park may be an option, because of the development of three new training pitches by the GAA at Lough Lannagh. That’s the view of Castlebar Fianna Fail Councillor Martin McLoughlin.

    The Councillor says the significance of Mayo County Council purchasing almost 30 acres of land at Lough Lannagh recently and the GAA developing the three training pitches on the site, should hopefully free up one of the pitches at MacHale park.

    Castlebar Mitchel’s Ladies Football club have long sought a permanent pitch for their club, who at present depend on accessing other clubs training facilities for their members to both train and host games.

  • The eight Carnacon players who left the Mayo panel have had their suspensions reduced to two weeks after an appeal to the National Appeals Committee last night according to the 42.ie.

    The players – Cora Staunton, Fiona McHale, Martha Carter, Marie Corbett, Amy Dowling, Doireann Hughes, Sadhbh Larkin and Saoirse Walsh – were still found guilty of bringing the game into disrepute but their four-week bans were halved.

    At an appeal hearing in Tullamore last night, Carnacon also withdrew their appeal of the €500 fine that was handed out 10 days ago.

    The All-Ireland club champions now have five days if they wish to lodge an appeal with the LGFA Central Council in the hope of further reducing the suspensions.

    But with the Mayo ladies senior football championship due to resume this weekend, the upcoming round of fixtures will go ahead as scheduled — without the eight suspended players — unless Carnacon’s appeal is lodged by 5pm this evening.

  • Mayo Senior Football League
    Division 1 
    Claremorris 2-17 
    Ballintubber 0-14

    Ladies Connacht U16 B Final 
    Mayo 6-20 
    Roscommon 2-08

    Connacht Minor Championship 
    Galway 4-18 
    Roscommon 0-08

  • Ladies All-Ireland U16 A Football Final 
    Galway 3-16 
    Kerry 3-12 

    Ladies All-Ireland U16 B Football Final 
    Mayo 11-14
    Laois 1-05 

    A sharp and clinical performance saw Mayo crowned All Ireland U16 B Champions for 2018, their first since 2010. Mayo led from the get-go with a stunning team performance at Duggan Park in Ballinsaloe. Unrelenting pressure on the Laois rearguard made it difficult for the O’Moore County to get a foothold in the game.

    Mayo scored an incredible eleven goals in total, the first eight coming in the opening half, two each from Louise Dowling, Ava Lambert, Leah Johnston and one each from Ciara Needham and Captain Tara Needham. Leah Johnston’s goals were put away with aplomb, both in the space of two minutes. However, absolute credit must go to the Laois keeper, Nadine Dempsey who made a string of impressive saves, including one to deny Louise Dowling. While Mayo did get the scoring plaudits, the Laois defence worked hard, wing backs Ciara Needham and Anna Lyons showing well for Mná Laoise. At half time though, Mayo had a convincing 8-05 to 0-02 lead.

    Undoubtedly, Laois had a mountain to climb in the second half and three points from the boot of Lisa Keane kept the scoreboard ticking for the O’Moore County women. However, Mayo continued their scoring prowess with Tara Needham, Louise Dowling and substitute Ciara Middleton all raising green flags. There was some consolation for Laois five minutes from time as substitute Orla Knowles buried the ball in the back of the Mayo net. However, it was too little too late and great scenes of celebration erupted as the referee blew the full-time whistle.

    Mayo scorers: Tara Needham 2-4 (0-1f), Louise Dowling 3-1, Ava Lambert 2-2, Leah Johnston 2-1, Ciara Needham & Ciara Middleton 1-1 each, Aoife Kennedy, Erin Murray, Jennifer Cawley & Maria Cannon 0-1 each.

    Laois Scorers: Lisa Keane 0-4, Orla Knowles 1-0, Emily Lacey 0-1.

    MAYO: Abbiegayle Ronayne; Saoirse Lally, Áine Moffatt, Sherin El Massey; Ciara Needham, Aoife Geraghty, Anna Lyons; Erin Murray, Jennifer Cawley; Aoife Kennedy, Louise Dowling, Leah Johnston; Finola Collins, Ava Lambert, Tara Needham.  

    Subs: Ciara Middleton for Finola Collins (HT), Maria Cannon for Dowling (47), Anita Mahon for Lyons (50), Katie Melvin for El Massey (52), Rachel Beale for Lambert (55)

    LAOIS: Nadine Dempsey; Leah Kelly, Sinéad Farrelly, Georgina Donovan; Grace Salmon, Sarah Larkin, Julia Cahill; Aishling Fitzpatrick, Jenny Murphy; Emily Lacey, Leah Tarpey, Orla Hennessy; Lisa Keane, Della Doherty, Gráinne Lalor.  

    Sub: Danielle Forbes for Donovan (21), Anna Lalor for Dempsey (HT), Kelly O’Neill for Lacey (35), Aoife Gallagher for Lalor (40), Orla Knowles for Tarpey (44)

    Referee: Shane Curley (Galway)

  • Ladies All-Ireland Minor A Final 
    Galway 5-07 
    Cork 2-15

    Minor B Final 
    Kildare 2-15 
    Roscommon 2-06

     

  • TG4 Ladies Connacht Senior Football Final 
    Galway 0-17 
    Mayo 1-12