It’s game day for the Mayo women’s footballers and, in terms of their hopes of advancement to the knockout stage of the LGFA NFL, today is also D-Day for them.
Michael Moyles’ side are in action this afternoon against Westmeath, in a game that takes place at St Loman’s GAA club in Mullingar. The match throws in at 2pm and it’s being streamed live on the LGFA/Lidl Player (link here) with full match commentary also being provided by Midwest Radio.
With one win from their two outings, the Mayo women have a decent chance today of sealing a semi-final slot in this year’s NFL. That said, their fate doesn’t rest entirely in their own hands, though they do know that a win today over the Lake County – who were well beaten in the two games they’ve played in this Division 1A campaign – is an absolute must.
If Donegal maintain their 100% record in their game against Galway and we win too then it’s the two of us who will qualify for the play-offs. If Galway win, though, then it’ll come down to points difference and we go into today’s games with the worst number in that regard, as we’re on -2, while Donegal are on +12 and Galway are on +17. Colm Gannon explains the maths in his preview piece in the Mayo Advertiser – here.
For Mayo today it is, as the saying goes, a case of controlling the controllables: they have to go out and win in their game, by the biggest margin they can muster, and hope that the chips fall kindly for them elsewhere. That’s all, in truth, they can do.
The best of luck to them this afternoon, here’s hoping they make it through, Back later with a report on the game.