Ladies open League campaign with a win

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.

7 thoughts on “Ladies open League campaign with a win

  1. Super women. Congrats. I’m very proud of you and looking forward to seeing you rattle the onion bag many more times. Good on ye. Maigheo abú

  2. So there is life for Mayo Ladies after the Australian departures. Div 1 looks like being a very competitive affair judging by today’s results but again, based on today’s performance Mayo are capable of holding their own.

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  3. AndyD – I have to pull you up on that bit of your comment relating to the ladies match, which I’ve deleted. It can only be described as hearsay and it’s unfair to post something like that about a named person which can’t either be proven or disproven. As you should know, that kind of personal commentary is not something I either like or tolerate on this site.

  4. Sorry for offending, WJ, but as I was commenting on what I heard myself I cannot see it as hearsay. This type of foul language something I have an issue with in general life. But if that’s the way you see it I’ll have to be more careful in my use of the blog in future. It’s your blog, your rules and you have enough to be doing without monitoring my posts, Again, my apologies.

  5. That’s okay, AndyD, apology accepted. I get where you’re coming from – though I’m sad to admit that my own language can be far from parliamentary at times – but I have to ensure that what anyone posts about a named person is fair and can be independently verified. Anyway no harm done, thanks again for responding on the point.

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