It was three wins out of for matches for the various Mayo teams who were in action over the weekend.
There’s only place to start and that’s with the county’s camogie team whose star continues to rise. This afternoon they claimed the county’s first ever Camogie League title, when they enjoyed a decisive 2-14 to 1-6 win over Wicklow in the Camogie League Division 4 final at Coralstown in Westmeath..
Mayo were on top from first to last in today’s title decider. They bagged the game’s first nine scores before Lisa Scahill blasted low and hard to the net for the game’s opening goal midway through the first half. They were all but home and hosed by half-time, as they led then by 1-12 to 0-1.
The Westport player bagged her side’s second goal as well. This was the first score in the game after the break, with ten minutes played, and it came when a free from out the left wing was connected with by Emily Kelly, with Lisa Scahill pouncing on the loose ball and ramming it home.
Wicklow rallied well after that but the gap was far too great for them to make up, with Mayo enjoying an eleven-point margin of victory at the finish.
It’s another great victory by the county’s camogie team, who have made such impressive strides since their return last year to adult competition at inter-county level after a long absence. They now turn their attention to the Championship, which this year sees Mayo competing at Premier Junior level. Onwards and upwards they go, fair play to them.
The county’s hurlers were in Christy Ring Cup action today. 2022 is proving a tough year for Mayo on the hurling scene and today was no different, as they went down to a heavy defeat in the opening round of the Ring Cup against Kildare at James Stephens Park. Five down at the break, Mayo lost out in the end by 5-26 to 0-11.
The county enjoyed two successful outings yesterday, however, both against provincial opposition. In Round 3 of the LGFA Connacht U18 Championship at Caherlistrane, Mayo got the better of Galway by 2-11 to 0-14. At the Connacht GAA Centre of Excellence, meanwhile, the Mayo U17 hurlers got their Celtic Challenge Championship campaign off to a winning start yesterday, as they beat Sligo by 1-15 to 2-6.
6 thoughts on “The weekend’s results”
Sad to see Mayo hurlers current plight after a few promising years. I don’t think they ever beat Kildare in recent times but they certainly didn’t go down by that kind of margin.
Congrats to the Camogie team and good luck to them in the championship.
Went down home to attend the minor b final yesterday , an enjoyable game albeit the scoreboard suggests it was a hammering , not really tells the full story , shamrocks lead at ht but were overpowered in the second half by a couple of very big men from Ardmoy team . From a shamrocks perspective, great achievement to reach their first minor b final , some lovely footballers to boot , especially like the cut of Sean o dowd and young Peter Horan whom I think still has maybe another two years at that grade .
I was listening on Mid West to the hurlers, it was an awful hammering. The second half was a disaster with all the goals. Tough to come back after that, they must be so demoralised. Any word on tickets for 24th, I keep looking at Ticketmaster but there is nothing yet.
Goagain , venue is still not confirmed on official gaa site .
Confirmed for castlebar