Ladies secure cracking win over Cork

Most of the focus may have been on Castlebar this evening but earlier on in the evening the Mayo women footballers secured a cracking National League win over Cork. They beat them by 0-9 to 0-7, a result that all but ensures that they’ll retain their top flight status for next year. By contrast, the defeat for Cork plunges them into a relegation dog-fight.

Today’s match was meant to be played at Mallow but this was declared unplayable shortly before the game was due to start. It was played instead on the 4G pitch at the Páirc Uí Chaoimh complex, a decision that understandably provoked the ire of Mayo player Fiona McHale, who was on the podcast recently expressing her frustration at the manner in which the women’s game is treated. She has a point, for sure.

On the field, today’s game was one in which – like the lads – Mayo were never in arrears. It was tough and tight, with the sides trading points up to half-time, at which stage it was level at five apiece.

We had the chance to take a strong grip on the contest on the resumption. Soon after Sinéad Cafferky had pointed we were awarded a penalty but unfortunately Lisa Cafferky was off target from the spot.

Aoife Geraghty bagged two crucial scores to keep the visitors in front as the second half progressed and a point by Maria Cannon left three between the sides. Cork were only able to add a single score after that before the finish and so Liam McHale’s charges emerged with a vital two-point win.

Match report from Ladies Football is here.

9 thoughts on “Ladies secure cracking win over Cork

  1. Great win. I only saw the last 15 minutes, but for me they looked far the better team. As a lifelong Mayo supporter, I was dreading the thought of a last minute goal. Thankfully it didn’t come.

  2. Great win the team are going in the right direction but the change of venue so close to throw in shouldn’t happen

  3. Two great wins now in against Dublin and Cork. Is Liam getting something going? Hope so.

  4. I was only able to get to the second half. Glad I did. Cork played very defensive. While the game was in the balance all through, Mayo deserved it. They looked sharper, were more efficient (despite missing the penalty) and looked like they wanted that little bit more. As an aside, I don’t believe any men’s intercounty match would ever be scheduled for that pitch. Well done to the team.

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