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Oughterard Golf Club: Lady Captain’s Day (Valerie Heery) results, Kathleen Lee (36) 75; Noreen Maloney (16) 68; Gross Maire Ní Mhaille (13) 92; Etta Ruane (24) 75; Raymonde Staundun (19) 75; Cait Kelly (29) 76; Ursula Hernon (17) 77; Nancy McAleer (22) 77; Cat 1, Mary Molloy (14) 79; Laura Gore (15) 82.; Patricia Lee (18) 83. Cat 2, Peggie Blehein (23) 78; Debbie Ann Leonard (24) 79; Aine Bhreathnach (24) 79; Cat 3, Emily Walsh (30) 78; Phil O’Reilly (29) 80; Muriel Walsh (36) 80; Front 9: Pauline Deacy (36) 34; Back 9: Maureen Quigley (24) 39.
Those souls who made the trip to Ballyhaunis last Sunday were left sorely disappointed when the man in black, TJ Keaveney from Sligo, decided that there would be no action on display because of a frozen pitch. The game which was originally down for Ballinamore in Leitrim was changed only the day before because of a similar problem. But the game being called off only 20 minutes before throw-in time caused a major inconvenience not only for the teams — Mayo had been going through their warm up on the second pitch in Ballyhaunis when it was called off — but to the supporters who had paid in to the ground. Mayo will now get their season underway on Saturday night in McHale Park when they host GMIT under lights in what will be a test run for the county ground ahead of their National League division one opener with Down on February 5 in the same venue. No Mayo starting team has been announced for the game at the time of going to print, but it would be expected to be along the same lines as the one picked for the Leitrim game. However there was one planned change before the game was called off last Sunday, with Castlebar Mitchels’ defender Richie Feeney out of the side after he picked up a foot injury the day before the game. GMIT will have Mayo representation with former Mayo midfielder Pat Fallon in charge of the team and a number of players from Mayo clubs battling for inclusion in his side. Mayo’s game against Leitrim has been refixed by the Connacht Council for January 30 in the original venue in Ballinanmore. The re-fixed game will give Mayo manager James Horan one last chance to run the rule over his side before the opening of their National League opener with Down the next Saturday.
Following on from a year of high drama in the ladies football world in Mayo, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association issued their report in situation this week and issued a number of conclusions and recommendations. Included in the report’s conclusions was the issue of the inability of the county to hold on to a senior team manager over a prolonged period of time. The report stated that, “A number of reasons were put forward for the failure to hold on to managers over the years but the majority by far felt that the problem lay with a few of the more senior players who constantly tried to exercise control over the team. It was said that this should have been tackled some years ago, when one manager left, but it was let carry on and managers preferred to leave rather than rock the boat.” While the report does hit out at some senior players, they also lay some of the blame at the footsteps of the county board saying, “This situation was exasperated by the poor procedures adopted by the county board in the appointment of managers.”
It is a case of kingdom come for the Mayo ladies, after they were reinstated in this year’s All Ireland senior football championship. An appeal against the decision to withdraw Mayo from the championship was lodged with the central council of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association by a number of clubs in the county despite the delegates from a majority of clubs in the county voting to withdraw the side from the championship at a county board meeting earlier this year.
The Connacht Senior Ladies Football Championship final due to take place on Sunday between Galway and Sligo has been called off.
Mayo would still be allowed compete in this year’s Connacht senior football championship, if a solution to the impasse between the county board and the players can be resolved in time, the Mayo Advertiser has learned this week. “We received an email this week on Monday morning from the Mayo County Board informing us that they would be withdrawing from this year’s championship,” Ita Hannon, secretary of the Connacht Ladies’ Council, told the Mayo Advertiser. When asked if Mayo would be readmitted into the championship, she confirmed that the Connacht Council would let them back in if they asked. “Of course we would let them back in. We’d never stop anyone from playing football.”
The Mayo ladies senior footballers are on the look out for a new management team once again following the resignation of Pat Costello and his selection team on Monday night. Costello only took over the role before the start of this year’s National Football League campaign which saw Mayo win three of their seven games and losing four.
Time waits for no man, as the saying goes, and that definitely rings true for Pat Costello. When Kevin Reidy informed the Mayo Ladies County Board the week before last that he would be resigning his post as manager of the Mayo ladies’ senior team it left the board in somewhat of a quandary. Last Thursday night the board met to quickly appoint a new manager and they appointed Pat Costello to the post.