Connacht Senior Ladies Football Final – Sunday, 24th June 2018
Galway 0-17 Mayo 1-12
Darren Kelly in Castlebar
(Courtesy: Connacht LGFA)
In a game that lived up to its theatrical billing beforehand, Connacht’s senior counties delivered an epic joust before Galway prevailed to successfully retain the CBE Cup.
When Sinead Cafferky finally got Mayo on level terms with four minutes remaining, a rematch in seven days looked set as the sides were deadlocked at 1-12 to 0-15.
Fiona Doherty’s 49th minute goal brought Peter Leahy’s charges back in contention having trailed following an early Galway blitz. But the Tribeswomen got the critical late points to ensure they maintained their title thanks to Tracey Leonard and Mairead Seoighe.
— Ladies Football (@LadiesFootball) June 24, 2018
Galway – Tracey Leonard 0-6 (two frees), Roisin Leonard 0-3 (one free), Mairead Seoighe 0-3, Nicola Ward 0-1, Olivia Divilly 0-1, Aine McDonagh 0-1, Emer Flaherty 0-1, Sarah Conneally 0-1
Mayo – Cora Staunton 0-6 (four frees), Fiona Doherty 1-0, Grace Kelly 0-2 (one free), Sinead Cafferky 0-2, Niamh Kelly 0-2
Galway: Lisa Murphy; Fabienne Cooney, Sarah Lynch, Sinead Burke; Emer Flaherty, Nicola Ward, Charlotte Cooney; Caitriona Cormican, Aine McDonagh; Olivia Divilly, Tracey Leonard, Ailbhe Davoren; Mairead Seoighe, Roisin Leonard, Leanne Coen. Subs used: Sarah Conneally for Coen (38 mins), Noelle Connolly for Lynch (38 mins), Louise Ward for R. Leonard (52 mins), Deirdre Brennan for Davoren (56 mins).
Mayo: Aisling Tarpey; Emma Lowther, Sarah Tierney, Kathryn Sullivan; Rachel Kearns, Danielle Caldwell, Doireann Hughes; Fiona McHale, Clodagh McManamon; Niamh Kelly, Fiona Doherty, Sinead Cafferky; Grace Kelly, Sarah Rowe, Cora Staunton. Subs used: Orla Conlon for McManamon (53 mins), Marie Corbett for Hughes (54 mins), Shauna Howley for G. Kelly (57 mins).
Referee: Gerry Carmody (Roscommon)
Two past pupils, two counties & two Connacht medals!!
Well done to our former students Leann Walsh of @GalwayLgfa and Laura Fleming of @RoscommonLGFA who both won Connacht Medals in McHale Park yesterday @ConnachtLGFA @LadiesFootball @TG4TV @tg4sport pic.twitter.com/D5lGz6l0ay
— Coláiste Mhuire (@ColaisteM) June 25, 2018