Sunday match reports

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:

Locals: Mayo News, Western People, Connaught Telegraph, Midwest Radio.

Nationals: Irish Independent, Irish Examiner, Irish Times (includes report on Kerry/Meath match as well).

Others: Ladies Football, RTÉ, The 42.

Photos: Sportsfile, Inpho.

Video: Ladies Football (Ciara Needham point, the winning score by Shauna Howley, Aoife Geraghty post-game), An Cluiche (analysis).

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.

5 thoughts on “Sunday match reports

  1. Great result and to beat Galway twice when it mattered this year, Connacht final and yesterday. Moyles doing well with this squad.

  2. Wonderful result by the ladies .. They deserve way more credit and support than they are currently getting

  3. It was a riveting match. I think our control at midfield told in the end.
    This was a really disciplined and hard fought victory. Mayo definitely edged it. The Galway goal could have been a deciding factor, but Mayo rallied and got some superb points.
    Even though Mayo lost possession in the final third on a good few occasions, they were trying to do the right thing at all times. It was a difficult day for football and mistakes were going to be made.
    The winning point was pure magic, and that breakaway was so well executed. Magnificent football.
    One thing that stood out was the Mayo shot-taking. Even against the strong breeze, the length and accuracy was too class.
    Hopefully we can get the better of Kerry. I am more than hopeful that we can do it.

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