Ladies football is where it’s at for us this weekend, with the county’s LGFA team back in Championship action on Saturday. The opposition this time are Monaghan and the venue is Ballinamore with the game fixed for 2pm.
Earlier on today we named our team for this Round 2 match in Group 1 of the Senior Championship and it’s the same fifteen who lined out in the win over Cavan in the opening round last weekend. For the record, here’s the team we’ve named:
Mayo (LGFA SFC Group 1 Round 2 v Monaghan, 17/7/2021): Aisling Tarpey (Foxrock Cabinteely); Saoirse Lally (Westport), Clodagh McManamon (Burrishoole, captain), Ella Brennan (Charlestown Sarsfields); Tamara O’Connor (Cill Chomain), Eilis Ronayne (Davitts), Kathryn Sullivan (Castlebar Mitchels); Ciara Needham (Louisburgh), Sinead Cafferkey (Kilmovee Shamrocks); Fiona Doherty (Moy Davitts), Rachel Kearns (MacHale Rovers), Mary McHale (Kilmoremoy); Grace Kelly (Moy Davitts), Shauna Howley (Knockmore), Tara Needham (Louisburgh).
There’s one positional switch, which sees Eilis Ronayne shifting to centre-back, swapping places with Tamara O’Connor who moves to the wing. Otherwise it’s as you were from the last day.
Monaghan were well beaten by Armagh in their opening round game last weekend, with the Orchard County prevailing by 4-17 to 1-14, so they’ll be very keen to get off the mark on Saturday. After our positive display against Cavan, though, Michael Moyles’ team will be keen to make is two from two the next day and in doing so take another step towards qualification for the knock-out stages of the Championship.
Saturday’s game is being streamed live free of charge on the LGFA/TG4 Player. The link for that is here.
Best of luck to the team in Ballinamore on Saturday.