Ladies’ football and Mayo have had their fair share of success over the past number of years at All Ireland level. Tomorrow afternoon at a quarter to two, another Mayo side is looking to add an All Ireland title to Mayo’s roll of honour.
Mount St Michael Claremorris are looking to follow in the footsteps of St Joseph’s, Castlebar, last year and claim the All Ireland Senior B Championship. Standing in their way in Pearse Park, Longford, will be the Ulster champions St Patrick’s Acadamh, Dungannon. Under the guidance of Ger Slattery and Fr Michael Murphy (who was involved in St Joseph’s wins at this level and in the C grade over the past number of years ) the Claremorris girls have come through a number of stiff examinations of their credentials over the season already. In the round robin stages of the Connacht championships, they accounted for Swinford, Glenamaddy, St Mary’s Ballina, and Headford before they reached the Connacht final. It took them two attempts to see off the challenge of Glenamaddy, again in the Connacht final. The Leinster champions Moate were next up in the All Ireland semi-final challenge they navigated to set up tomorrow’s shot at All Ireland glory.
The school which has won numerous All Ireland titles for its effort on the volleyball court over the years will be hoping that the girls will be able to bring their first All Ireland football title back to south Mayo when the final whistle is blown in the midlands.