It’s been a year of significant achievement for Mayo Camogie, with a successful return to inter-county action at adult level after an absence of several years and great progress being made at underage too. This weekend sees all the year’s hard work come to fruition, with two camogie team from the county contesting All-Ireland finals.
First up are the Minors who take on Cavan tomorrow in the All-Ireland Minor C Championship decider. That game takes place at Markievicz Park in Sligo where throw-in is 2pm. Here’s the Mayo team:
Mayo (All-Ireland Minor C Camogie Championship final v Cavan, 28/8/2021): Roisin Lynskey (Na Brídeoga); Caragh Burke (Na Brídeoga), Aoibheann Crawley (Na Brídeoga), Eabha Delaney (Na Brídeoga); Emily Kelly (Westport), Aoife Doherty (Na Brídeoga), Niamh Greally (Na Brídeoga); Caoimhe Delaney (Na Brídeoga), Saoirse Delaney (Na Brídeoga); Lilian Keane (Na Brídeoga), Claire Flanagan (Na Brídeoga), Fionnuala McLaughlin (Westport); Emer Delaney (Na Brídeoga), Eimear Geraghty (Westport), Ruby Lambert (Westport).
Full team details including subs are here.
Mayo Camogie have done a good feature on the team’s journey to tomorrow’s final and you’ll find that here.
On Sunday, the county’s adult team (pictured above) are contesting the Nancy Murray Cup final where their opponents are Tyrone. This game has been fixed for Páirc Seán MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon and it throws in at 5pm. Here’s the Mayo team named to contest this decider:
Mayo (Nancy Murray Cup final v Tyrone, 29/8/2021): Aoibheann Crawley (Na Brídeoga); Rachel Lyons (Na Brídeoga), Amy Mulkeen (Na Brídeoga), Grainne Delaney (Na Brídeoga); Shauna Golden (Na Brídeoga), Mairead Charlton (Na Brídeoga), Aoife Doherty (Na Brídeoga); Meabh Delaney (Na Brídeoga), Aine Charlton (Na Brídeoga); Emily Kelly (Westport), Ava Lambert (Westport), Helen O’Malley (St Jude’s, Dublin, captain); Eleanor Harrison (Na Brídeoga), Lisa Scahill (Westport), Ciara Delaney (Na Brídeoga).
Tickets are available for this game (here) and it’s also being streamed live on YouTube by the Camogie Association (here). Like the Minor game, I’ll also embed the live feed here on the blog so you can watch the game from here if you want.
The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that Aoibheann Crawley, Aoife Doherty and Emily Kelly have been named to start in both finals. What an achievement that is as they contest two separate All-Ireland finals on successive days.
The best of luck to both Mayo camogie teams as they shoot for national honours this weekend.