In my haste to get the match reports post done earlier on, with the knowledge that Rob had the podcast coming rapidly down the tracks in its wake, I neglected to make any reference to the coverage of the Connacht LGFA final, which was played as the curtain-raise at the Gaelic Grounds yesterday.
In the same vein, I also have to hold my hand up for my failure to make any mention of the ladies’ game in the match report I did for the blog last night. In my defence, the dark was drawing in at the Gaelic Grounds as I sat on one of those backless seats in the Mackay Stand, hunched over the laptop bashing away at the keys like a madman and wondering what hour we’d reach home at. 1.30am turned out to be the answer to that one.
As things turned out yesterday, I saw very little of the ladies’ match. We were a good bit later than planned leaving the capital yesterday and when we did the two lots of roadworks on the M7 didn’t aid rapid cross-country progress. There were the spuds to be had en route as well – very nice they were too, at the excellent Matt the Thresher’s in Birdhill.
Anyways, that’s an overly long preamble to the coverage on what, sadly, proved to be a decisive enough defeat for the Mayo ladies. A bit like us in the lads’ match, it was early goals that did the business for the Galway ladies and they never looked back after that great start, winning in the end by 3-7 to 0-9. Congrats to them, hard luck to the Mayo ladies who gave it all over the two games.
Here’s the coverage that’s online about the Connacht LGFA final:
Video: Jerome Quinn (highlights).
While we’re on the topic of match reports, there was a good bit of coverage as well on the Minors’ dramatic extra-time win over Galway on Friday night. Here’s what’s online on that one:
Incidentally, Kildare got the better of Dublin in the Leinster MFC final at Navan yesterday. Like the Connacht decider, this one also went to extra-time before the Lilywhites emerged victorious on a scoreline of 2-21 to 1-19.
The results means that it’s Dublin who the Mayo lads will face in the All-Ireland MFC quarter-final, with Galway paired against Kildare. Those ties will be played on the weekend of 27th/28th July, with the precise details yet to be confirmed.