Both Mayo and Dublin were already safely through to this year’s LGFA All-Ireland quarter-finals ahead of their final round group meeting at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise this evening. At stake in this game, though, was victory in Group A, with the winners handed a less taxing assignment in the quarters in two weeks time.
Three points in arrears at half-time, having played with the wind, Mayo came out for the second half knowing they had a real battle on their hands. So it proved as Dublin knocked in two goals after the break, with their hard-running, quick handpassing game causing us all kinds of bother.
We got a late consolation goal, banged to the net by Lisa Cafferkey but Dublin were full value for their ten-point win, which they secured on a scoreline of 2-14 to 1-7.
Match report on this one is here.
The result means that Dublin top Group A and so will meet Donegal in the All-Ireland quarter-finals. As runners-up we’ve got paired against Cork in the quarters. Both of these ties will be played the weekend after next.
Dublin also got the better of Mayo in the Masters Championship this afternoon. The Dubs came out on top at Kiltoom in that one by 1-12 to 1-6.
8 thoughts on “Ladies lose to Dublin”
Missing so many of our key players to Oz. Disheartening.
There is sometimes a game where things do not go your way such as tonight’s affair. A case of fine margins than can lead to a result that does not reflect what the Mayo ladies are capable of. There is talent in this team. Keep the faith. There will be better days to come.
This Australian nonsense has to be ended I train underage girls it’s destroying our sport
I think they are a great bunch but if ever the difference in conditioning and power showed it was today. Those things can be remedied and the skills are all there. Still much to play for
Dublin hit top form yesterday, massive work rate, superb fitness and intensity, and they had the best player on the field in Jennifer Dunne. The Mayo girls worked extremely hard also, however some poor decision making, including sending in a high hanging ball into no-man’s land, was bread and butter for the ravenous Dublin defence. If they work on eliminating these errors which often lead to scores for the opposition, they can go into the match against Cork with some confidence.
Fair play to to Ladies they played as well as they could but Dublin are at a different level at the moment.
They will have a big game coming up with Cork.
@mayogodeo: How would you propose to end it? The only way I could see would be to pay the players, but so wouldn’t see that as a realistic or desirable.
The chance to live in Australia is one that tens of thousands of our young people have taken irrespective of footballing ability, and throwing in the chance of living as a pro sportsperson is a tough one to turn down for many.
We have been affected by it more than most counties, but I don’t see where our leverage is to do much about it. We also lost several players due to internal disputes in recent years.
Hard luck to the ladies and let’s hope for a better outcome next time.
Where is Rachel Kearns gone to