With the lads having a weekend off from competitive action and the hurlers having completed their League campaign, the field is clear tomorrow for the county’s women footballers. And sure why not? Tomorrow is, of course, International Women’s Day.
The Mayo women are in LGFA League action tomorrow, their NFL Division One Round 5 clash against Westmeath at Swinford Amenity Park throwing in at 2pm.
The team for this match was named yesterday and here it is.
Mayo (LGFA NFL Division One v Westmeath 8/3/2020): Laura Brennan (Hollymount); Nicola O’Malley (Westport), Nóirín Moran (Westport), Ciara McManamon (Burrishoole); Kathryn Sullivan (Castlebar Mitchels), Eilis Ronayne (Davitts), Ciara Whyte (Kilmoremoy); Alannah Duffy (Hollymount), Sinéad Cafferkey (Kilmovee Shamrocks, captain); Fiona Doherty (Bohola Moy Davitts), Lisa Cafferkey (Kilmovee Shamrocks), Maria Reilly (Kiltane); Ella Brennan (Charlestown), Rachel Kearns (CL MacHale Rovers), Mary McHale (Kilmoremoy).
So it’s six changes from the team that lined out in the previous round against Cork last Sunday. In come goalkeeper Laura Brennan, Kathryn Sullivan, Ciara Whyte, Alannah Duffy, Rachel Kearns and Fiona Doherty, in place of Saoirse Lally, Clodagh McManamon, Roisin Durkin, Natasha Gaughan and Maria Cannon.
Despite last weekend’s loss to table-toppers Cork, Mayo are still in the hunt – just about – for a top-two finish and, with it, a place in the League decider. To achieve this they’ll need to win all three remaining matches, starting with the one against the Lake County tomorrow.
Round 6 two weeks later see them in action against Tipperary. That’s followed the weekend after that by what could well be a winner-takes-all clash away to Galway.
A preview of all the LGFA NFL Division One action this weekend is here.
Finally, congrats to the Mayo Minors who won their opening LGFA Connacht Championship tie yesterday evening. They got the better of Leitrim at Cloone by 4-13 to 4-9. It’s Roscommon up next for them, on 3rd April.