Team to play Meath named

We’ve named our starting fifteen to play Meath in Sunday’s LGFA NFL Division One opener at James Stephens Park (throw-in 2pm). Here’s the team we’ve selected:

Mayo (LGFA NFL Division One v Meath, 21/1/2024): Lisa Reid (Bohola Moy Davitts); Lucy Wallace (Burrishoole), Saoirse Sally (Westport, captain), Emily Reape (Knockmore); Kathryn Sullivan (Castlebar Mitchels), Danielle Caldwell (Castlebar Mitchels), Jenna Mortimer (Hollymount); Aoife Geraghty (Westport), Hannah Reape (Knockmore); Fionnuala McLaughlin (Westport), Lisa Cafferky (Kilmovee Shamrocks), Maria Cannon (Burrishoole); Tara Needham (Louisburgh), Fiona McHale (Carnacon), Sinéad Walsh (MacHale Rovers).

It’s close to six months since the team last played a competitive match – that was in last July’s All-Ireland semi-final against Kerry in Semple Stadium – and, with a new manager and comings and goings on the panel since then, there’s understandably plenty of change in playing personnel for Sunday compared to that game.

In all, the team for Sunday shows nine changes from the one that lined out that day in Thurles. In come Lisa Reid, Lucy Wallace, Emily Reape, Jenna Mortimer, Hannah Reape, Fionnuala McLaughlin, Maria Cannon, Fiona McHale and Sinéad Walsh. They replace Laura Brennan, Clodagh McManamon, Éilís Ronayne, Ciara Needham. Tamara O’Connor, Sinéad Cafferky, Rachel Kearns, Sarah Mulvihil and Shauna Howley.

In addition, four of Sunday’s team made appearances off the bench last July against Kerry. Sinéad Walsh, Lucy Wallace, Maria Cannon and Fiona McHale were all introduced as substitutes in Semple Stadium.

Meath have also named their team for Sunday, the details of which are available here.

If you’re planning on going to the game in Ballina on Sunday, the link for purchasing tickets is here. Midwest will have live radio commentary on the day and we’re aiming to do a Final Whistle pod at it as well.

The best of luck to Liam and the team on Sunday.

6 thoughts on “Team to play Meath named

  1. I’ve no idea, Sean. I was set to go but the weather warnings made me abandon the plan. Crossing the country in this weather would be foolhardy. Sadly, that means no Final Whistle pod from the game but that can’t be helped.

  2. The farce of playing so much gaa in January and February starting to show again. Ladies expected to play football in these conditions? The showpiece club finals will be ruined as well.
    I think last year- or the year before- we played 4 out of our 7 league games in a yellow wind and/or rain warning which meant the games were a waste of time – only ticking a box.
    I still think everything could be pushed back a month. Start national league end of Feb and play all Ireland end of August. Remember there are only two counties in the final and four in the semifinals. This would mean that 28 counties would still be out of championship by end of July – plenty of time to run a proper club championship. Under the current structures most counties are finished their county football before we reach the longest day of the year and play most of their games in February and March. Madness

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