Cora’s on board for another year

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The lads aren’t the only ones starting their League campaign on Sunday, with the ladies also in action the same day, also against Cork. This is the other Cork/Mayo match that’s on that day, with this one – also a League Division One clash – taking place in Mallow (throw-in 2pm). It was the juxtaposition of this one with the more high profile game taking place at the same time in Páirc Uí Rinn that caused a bit of confusion earlier in the week about what match was taking place where.

In news that’s of huge relevance to the ladies’ game, it was announced earlier this morning (report here) that the legend that is Cora Staunton has decided to commit to yet another season with the county team. This, incredibly, will be Cora’s 22nd year of inter-county action, extending still further a stellar career that has bagged her four All-Ireland medals, ten All-Star awards and much, much more besides. More power to your elbow, Cora.

Back to the lads and, as we count down the hours till the first ever team announcement for a competitive match in the Stephen Rochford era, some more listening to keep you occupied. This comes in the form of the Mayo Advertiser National Football League preview podcast, in which Colm Gannon chews the fat with John Casey about the forthcoming spring campaign. I haven’t listened to it yet myself but plan to do so at some point before the day is out.

6 thoughts on “Cora’s on board for another year

  1. Well done Cora. What an inspiration! One of the best footballers ever produced by Mayo.
    Good on ya.

  2. I heard yesterday she is 22 years on the go now for Mayo and 10 all stars as well. They are some achievements to have in your football career.

  3. Ido not know what proportion of Mayo GAA followers have ever attended a Ladies game but I imagine it is pretty small. Habits of a lifetime mean that the men’s game claim most of my attention but I have seen quite a few ladies games too. All I can say to other Mayo followers is to make sure you see Cora Staunton in action before she calls it a day. Even she cannot go on forever. She is not the only player on the Mayo team worth making a special effort to see but she is extra special. All Irelands aside,10 All Stars are surely sufficient proof of that.

  4. The most thing I like about Cora is that no matter how much she has scored in a game, she still WANTS to score more. She is the prototype NATURAL forward. Here’s hoping for a good year in 2016.

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