Monday match reports

Photo: @Mayo_LGFA

Happy Bank Holiday Monday, all. There was only one Mayo game on at the weekend so that makes for a smaller haul of reports to reference here. And, of course, it was an LGFA game so that of itself makes for less coverage, which shouldn’t be the way but it is.

Fun fact – this piece is the fourth one in a row on the blog dealing with women’s football, which is certainly a record. I am, though, making a more determined effort this year to give the LGFA action – and the camogie too – more coverage, which they undoubtedly deserve and which is their due.

Anyway, back to the coverage of yesterday’s huge win over Westmeath. The game gets a passing mention in various round-up pieces on the weekend’s LGFA action but the only match report that’s online, aside from the one I posted here yesterday evening, is the one on the Ladies Football website – here.

Inpho had a photographer at the game and their photo gallery from Mullingar is here.

Mayo LGFA also tweeted a few action shots from yesterday’s game, one of which I’ve used above, and you’ll find them here and here.

3 thoughts on “Monday match reports

  1. I find it hard to understand why Galway surrendered to Donegal yesterday. “Surrender” may be a hard word but that is what it looked like as Galway seemed to put out a very weakened team. No doubt they have bigger plans for later in the summer but surely a chance of a league title is not to be ignored. I understand that they are in the same group as Donegal in the championship so maybe that influenced them. But it’s not an approach I would favour. A trouncing like that tells the Galway “reserve” players that they are just not good enough.
    Anyway, the end result is that Mayo Ladies have a difficult task ahead of them but it may well stand to them later on.
    Good luck to them. They do seem to have quite a bit of talent in reserve. In contrast to Galway?

  2. The standard of ladies football is top class, that’s due to all the hard work they’ve put in over the years, so well done WJ on giving Mayo this amount of coverage, they have more than earned it. I would go as far as to say that you will see more of the traditional skills of Gaelic football, fielding, kick passing, contested balls, in ladies football than in men’s. Tough assignment next week but if we learn from it, then it will have been worthwhile.

  3. I agree that the standard of ladies football is top class. Indeed I often think it is of a higher standard than the men’s game because it is generally less defensive and more attacking – although the Dublin version is beginning to adopt some of the less attractive aspects of the men’s game. I first became interested in it when I was roped into stewarding games and found to my surprise that I was enjoying it immensely. Long may it continue.

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