Today’s Championship opener was the first match the Mayo LGFA team had played since March but there wasn’t a trace of lethargy in their performance. Far from it, in fact, as they positively blew away Tyrone this afternoon at Pairc Sean MacDiarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon, winning by 4-17 to 0-4.
Leading the charge for the ladies today in Carrick was Sarah Rowe, who put in a storming performance as she racked up a personal tally of 2-9. Substitute Deirdre Doherty weighed in with 1-2, while Mayo’s other goal today was bagged by Tamara O’Connor.
The win means that it’s now a straight shoot-out between Peter Leahy’s charges and Armagh for a place in the All-Ireland semi-final. That winner-takes-all clash takes place next Saturday evening under the lights at Breffni Park where throw-in will be 5pm.
Unfortunately, I didn’t see today’s match myself but Colm Gannon of the Mayo Advertiser was at Pairc Sean and his match report is here. There’s also a report on today’s game by Peter Murphy on the Ladies Football website – here.
Well done to the ladies and the best of luck to them in their next outing a week from now.