Compared to the other provincial finals in both the men’s and women’s game over the weekend, events in MacHale Park, Castlebar (Sunday, 24th June) proved best of the lot as Galway successfully retained the Connacht Ladies Football Championship.
Two late scores finally slayed the Mayo challenge in an epic contest that went 0-17 to 1-12 in favour of the Tribeswomen.
— Galway GAA Coaching & Games (@CoachingGalway) June 24, 2018
Manager Stephen Glennon, who was at the centre of headlines during the week following the management’s statement disapproving of the appointment of former Mayo minor Gerry Carmody as referee, enjoyed the game.
It wasn’t just his own team’s performance that pleased the Galway manager as the first 2018 championship meeting of genuine All-Ireland contenders delivered as a spectacle and was a wonderful advertisement for Ladies Football.
Glennon spoke to Galway Daily afterwards.
Galway will meet Waterford and the Leinster runners-up in the 2018 All-Ireland championship round-robin series. Their first game will be against Waterford on Saturday, 21st July.
Connacht Ladies Senior Football Final – Commentary And Reaction https://t.co/2kzj4ZNpUv
— Galway Bay FM Sport (@gbfmsports) June 25, 2018