The Mayo ladies got their NFL Division One campaign off to the best possible start at Swinford this afternoon, banging four goals past Donegal to win by 4-7 to 2-9.
The two goals each scored by Rachel Kearns and Lisa Cafferkey were key to this win. Mayo were never in arrears after Rachel Kearns bagged their first goal eight minutes in and they led by 3-3 to 1-5 at the break.
Donegal didn’t go under easily, though, and, with just three points between the teams with less than ten minutes left, the visitors were in with a chance to snatch something from the fixture, as the lads did for us in such dramatic fashion up in Ballybofey last night.
It wasn’t to be for Donegal today, though, as they had two players sin-binned in the closing stages and Peter Leahy’s side did enough to close out a four-point win. Well done to them.
Match report from Swinford by Michael Gallagher for Ladies Football, with full details of line-ups and scorers, is here.
The Division One table after Round 1, courtesy of GAA League Tables, is here.