The debate here on the blog over the past 24 hours has, somewhat oddly, been focused on a match the county wasn’t involved in at all yesterday, with the one we did play generating very little interest in comparison. Time to redress that balance, then, by looking at the coverage of Mayo’s dramatic win over Galway in yesterday’s LGFA All-Ireland quarter-final at Pearse Stadium.
Here’s what’s available online about yesterday’s game:
Stats: Gaelic Statsman.
Our Final Whistle pod, recorded at Pearse Stadium just after the match ended, captures the post-game mood perfectly. We’ve got audio with manager Michael Moyles and with five players – captain Kathryn Sullivan, Ciara Needham, Rachel Kearns, Sinéad Cafferkey and Shauna Howley. We’ve also got analysis from former Mayo player Nóirín Moran. The pod is available on Patreon – details here.
Next up for the women is an All-Ireland semi-final meeting with Kerry, the team they lost out to at the same stage last year. Yesterday evening the Kingdom dethroned back-to-back champions Meath in Tralee so they’re likely to be warm favourites when we meet them at Semple Stadium in Thurles in a fortnight’s time.
The gutsy manner in which we dug out the win yesterday will, however, send us into that semi-final clash in fine spirits. Well done again to the team yesterday and the best of luck to them from here on out.