Good luck to the ladies this evening

Mayo ladies 2016

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The culmination of the LGFA League season takes place this evening at Parnell Park and our ladies are in the thick of it. They take on Cork in the Division One decider with the match throwing in at the Donnycarney venue at 7.15pm. It’s also being broadcast live on TG4.

This is sure to be a tall order for the girls in Green and Red. The Rebels have been the standard-setters in the ladies’ game for the last decade and more – all of their ten All-Ireland titles have been won since 2005 – and this evening is their ninth League final appearance on the trot. They’re strong favourites to prevail again in this one: Paddy Power have them priced at 2/5 to do it.

That said, the Mayo ladies have been in cracking form this spring. They come into the decider on the back of an unbeaten eight-match run and they’ve already beaten Cork in this year’s League. That seven-point win in Mallow was in the opening round back at the end of January, on the same day the lads were getting scorched down in Páirc Uí Rinn.

This was a match I was hoping to get to, not least in light of the fact that Parnell Park is but a brisk walk away from where I’m domiciled up here in the capital. I was also looking forward to lending some long overdue support to the ladies, who, here as well as everywhere else, don’t get the support they surely deserve. Unfortunately, though, I’ve a commitment that takes me out of town today and I won’t be able to make it back in time for this evening’s decider.

In any event, I’m sure the ladies will bring a big crowd with them to the game and hopefully they’ll do the business in it. Best of luck to them in their quest for silverware this evening.

11 thoughts on “Good luck to the ladies this evening

  1. Hitting the road to Dublin shortly for this – looking forward to it. A tall order indeed but a it like our U21s this team just doesn’t know when it’s beaten.

    Please if you’re in Dublin do come along and support the women, they are playing fantastic football at the minute and give serious commitment to the jersey.

    It’s a big ask for sure but I wouldn’t be betting against them to pull this off. Maigh Eo Abú!

  2. Good luck mayo ladies ye can do it never give up never give in mayo by 2 points

  3. Best of luck to the ladies today. A win today would be a great way to cap a fantastic league campaign.

  4. Good luck to the ladies, it would be great to get a win in this one after been unbeaten so far in the league. Best wishes to everyone involved!

  5. Hard luck Mayo. 1-10 to 0-10 FT. Better team lost from what I saw. Should have won well if only converted half of what they missed would have won well. Hope they can move on and make an assault on the championship.

  6. U can not win a tight game with that many wides but mayo by far the better team but 3 points at half time not good enough

  7. Congratulations Cork. Mayo played with so much heart and created so many chances. They should be very proud and ready themselves for a serious challenge for the Championship.

  8. Its a real pity alright, that we couldn’t get the scores on the board. The ladies showed plenty of heart and determination, so you couldn’t fault them for that. They won plenty of ball and got on top in many positions. We had a few goal chances and they were very unlucky that at least one of them didn’t go in. Cork could get their scores more easily and were very solid at the back too. Their experience got them over the line in the end. Hopefully if we meet them again this year, the result will be a different one. Best of luck to the ladies for the rest of the season and hard luck tonight.

  9. Very good showing by the Mayo Ladies against a very strong Cork side. After some bad wide’s they needed a goal to get them back in the match, but it never looked like coming. That said they never gave up and kept battling to the end, and can be very proud of their very successful League campaign and that should set them up nicely for the Championship.

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