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.