For the first time since 2013 and the sixth time ever, Carnacon are the All-Ireland LGFA senior champions. They beat Cork’s Mourneabbey in this afternoon’s All-Ireland decider at Parnell Park by 0-15 to 1-10 to take the Dolores Tyrrell Memorial Cup back to Mayo once again.
For Cora Staunton it’s the perfect send-off ahead of her delayed departure to Australia this coming Tuesday. Cora captained her club today – as she also did when Carnacon won this title for the first time back in 2002 – and, as you’d expect, she played a captain’s part too, scoring seven points, four of which came from open play.
In a tough and tight national final, played in misty, dank conditions at the Donnycarney venue, it was, though, a real team effort today from the Mayo girls. They led by three at the break and, with Fiona McHale putting in another powerhouse performance at midfield, they kept plugging away right to the finish, getting home with two points to spare at the end.
Congrats to Carnacon on securing yet another All-Ireland title and the best of luck to Cora as she prepares for her adventure Down Under.