Knockmore knock Carnacon off the top of the mountain

Ladies Football: Mayo LGFA Finals

Champion smiles: Knockmore celebrate after winning the Mayo LGFA senior championship last Sunday. Photo: Mayo LGFA/Twitter.

Champion smiles: Knockmore celebrate after winning the Mayo LGFA senior championship last Sunday. Photo: Mayo LGFA/Twitter.

A stunning display from Knockmore in James Stephens Park in Ballina last Sunday saw them dethrone Carnacon as the top side in ladies' football in the county after two decades at the top of the tree.

A brilliant display from start to finish saw Knockmore end up 12 point winners on a score of 1-16 to 0-7, in a game in which they didn't give their opponents a chance to breathe on the field and were devastating in attack, with Shauna Howley putting in a stunning showing hitting nine points over the course of the game and Lara Sweeney bagging 1-1.

But it was a massive team performance with the likes of Rachel Fox, Hannah Reape, Sarah Mulvihill amongst their top performers in an all action display. Right from the get-go Knockmore laid down a marker of intent, racing into an early five-point lead with Howley landing all five, two from play and three from placed balls. Cora Staunton got Carnacon moving on the scoreboard, but Knockmore are always able to keep themselves in front and led by five at the break.

The side from the 'Parish of the Backs' continued their attacking verve in the second half and kept piling the points up on the board and stretching their lead out and when Lara Sweeney's effort found the back of the net not long after coming off the bench, the dye was well and truly cast and Knockmore saw out the game to claim a historic win - that will be fondly remembered for years to come.

Mitchels claim intermediate crown while Davitts are junior champs

Castlebar Mitchels claimed the Mayo LGFA intermediate title last Sunday in Ballina with a big 2-20 to 1-5 win over Louisburgh - the county town girls got goals from Gráinne Flynn and Laura Brody, while they saw Anna Tuohy and Niamh Hughes chip in with four points each and Oliva Tolster and Evanna Lyons both saw the white flag raised on three occasions. In a real team effort nine different players got on the score sheet for the Mitchels over the hour, while Dee McNally hit four points for Louisburgh and Áine O'Reilly got 1-1 for the bested Seasiders.

In the junior final, Davitts edged out St Brigid's in a tight affair in Bonniconlon on Sunday morning winning on a score of 4-6 to 2-8. Aoife Meehan hit 2-1, while Ciara Hyland bagged 1-2 and Eilis Ronayne grabbed their fourth goal of the day. For St Brigid's, Megan Bilbow was their top scorer getting 1-2, while Ava Munnelly hit 1-1 for the bested side.


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