Women’s team to play Westmeath named

Graphic: @Mayo_LGFA

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.

9 thoughts on “Women’s team to play Westmeath named

  1. Best of luck to our ladies tomorrow. If we think James Horan is doing too much experimenting, it’s only tinkering around the edges compared to Peter Leahy. He made 8 changes for last week’s match v cork, 6 changes for tomorrow’s match, and they’re still in with a chance of making the final. Hopefully this big trawl for available talent throughout the county will unearth a few good prospects and put us back in contention for All Ireland glory once again.

  2. I’m sure if any lady contacted Leahy with an interest in playing for their county, he would be prepared to listen. Doubt he would guarantee any player a starting spot regardless of who or what club they are from . Hopefully see more Carnacon players in next Season

  3. @Ros Town…Yes, it is stange ….@My ball, your suggestion that if any Lady contacted Peter Leahy and he would listen to any Lady with a view to playing (as if it were that simple) for Mayo would be allot stranger! ….

  4. @leantimes . Re your comment at 2:40 am last night . Dont think any new players will be added at this stage of the year . Hopefully next season some of the Carnacon girls will start back training for Mayo .. Leahy is a strong manager and wont be dictated to by clubs , players, or Co Board . Best of luck to the Mayo ladies for the rest of the season.

  5. Great result by Mayo Ladies today … Still winning despite missing many of their top players ..Huge credit to them and their manager – Peter Leahy..

  6. Peter Leahy has authority in abundance – due credit to him, the players & LGF CB for prevailing in challenging circumstances.

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