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“I would love a situation where the four girls couldn’t make the team, I’d be a very happy man” said Mayo Ladies Senior Manager Peter Leahy on Sunday afternoon after watching his side see off Donegal in their league opener in Swinford.
The Mayo Ladies senior footballers will get their 2020 competitive season up and running on Sunday afternoon when they welcome Donegal to Swinford Amenity Park at 2.30pm.
The annual meeting of Mayo and Galway in the final of the Connacht Ladies Senior Football Championship will see its next instalment take place on Sunday afternoon in MacHale Park.
A new chapter for the Mayo Ladies senior team will open on Sunday in the Swinford Amenity Park when they host Tipperary in round one of the Ladies National Football League at 2pm.
Mayo were edged out by Galway in the blistering sunshine in MacHale Park on Sunday in the Connacht Ladies Senior Football Championship final.
Both sides hit this game at full championship pace and left everything they had on the field. When the height of summer comes and the stakes are even higher - both sides left everyone in no doubt that if they meet in the championship another classic should be in store.
Mayo manager Peter Leahy cannot be accused of not trawling far and wide to give players an opportunity to stake their claim for a spot in his side for the championship this summer.
Mayo will look to wrap up a semi-final spot in division one of the Ladies Football National Football League on Sunday when they welcome Monaghan to the Amenity Park in Swinford.
Ten years since they last graced Croke Park on All Ireland final day, the Mayo Ladies seniors are back in the big house for a crack at a fifth All Ireland title and their first since 2003. The last time that Mayo won the All Ireland they faced Dublin in the final and squeaked through in a very low scoring encounter on a score of 1-4 to 0-5, but this Sunday's meeting will be a far higher scoring encounter.
Such was the confidence of the Mayo set up that they would get over the challenge of Cork in their All Ireland semifinal despite what the bookmakers and others thought, they had their recovery plans in place for straight after their game in Cavan three weeks ago. Mayo manager Frank Browne told the Mayo Advertiser in the lead up to this Sunday's game that after they left the dressing room in Breffni Park, "We went straight back to reality, we went to a hotel in Longford, had something to eat and had a pool session."