It’s a case of all roads lead to Ballinlough this weekend for ladies football in Mayo, with Carancon and Louisburgh competing in the Connacht ladies senior and junior finals respectively. Tomorrow lunch time, Carnacon will get the show on the road when they take on Kilerrin/Clonberne in the senior final at 1.30pm. The Mayo girls have breezed through the championship so far after accounting for Castlebar Mitchels in the county final, then Roscommon’s Strokestown in the quarter-final and St Nathy’s from Sligo in the semi-final. Carnacon who are still under the guidance of Jimmy Corbett and Beatrice Casey are looking for their 15th provincial title in the last 17 years and eighth in a row. With Cora Staunton in rude scoring form and Claire Egan expected back after injury combined with the likes of Fiona McHale and Noelle Tierney they have the more than enough punch to see off the Galway champions on Saturday afternoon.
On Sunday a youthful Louisburgh side go in search of a first provincial title for the seaside team. They are up against Shannon Gaels from Roscommon at 1.30pm. The team who are under the guidance of George Gibbons, overcame Menlough/Skehan from Galway in the semi-final by a whopping 6-10 to 3-4 after beating Tourmakeady in the county final by ten points. Sunday’s game could be a much tougher encounter.