Women footballers lose, hurlers relegated

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The one-point loss to Kerry at MacHale Park wasn’t, I’m afraid, the county’s only loss in competitive action today. We also went under in the two other games we played this afternoon.

The women’s football team were beaten by Cork in their NFL LGFA Division One match at Mallow. Leading by two points at the break, Mayo found the going much tougher in the second half as Cork ran out winners by 1-12 to 1-4. A full match report on the game is here.

It’s been a really tough League campaign this year for the county’s hurlers. This afternoon at Páirc Tailteann their final NHL Division 2A game saw them lose again but this time it was a very narrow defeat, as a late surge by Meath carried them to a 1-17 to 0-18 victory.

The loss sees the hurlers finish bottom of Division 2A and so they’re relegated back down to Division 2B for next year.

3 thoughts on “Women footballers lose, hurlers relegated

  1. Those two results are not surprising in that the hurlers competing against mainly Joe McDonagh Cup teams were always likely to struggle. The great thing was that they managed to get themselves into that kind of company in the first place. Back in 2B next year the aim has to be to win again and get another crack at the Joe McDonagh boys.

    The Ladies, without their four top forwards plying their trade in Aussie land might have been expected to struggle too but have done amazingly well. The pity is that there appears to be no effort to heal the rift with our top club, Carnacon.
    Where the fault lies I do not know but in my book managements job is to keep all top talents on board, one for all and all for one, but that is not happening. It’s not team management I blame so much as Co Board.

  2. A bad day all round it seems. I still believe the seniors will stay up. Somehow.

  3. I’m sure the door is open to the Carnacon girls to train with the panel if they approached the manager.

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