Cork 0-14 Mayo 0-7 .... THE Mayo ladies Gaelic footballers’ bid to regain the national division one title came up short in Parnell Park, Dublin, on Saturday when they lost to their more experienced opponents, Cork.
While the Leesiders were the deserving winners, the Mayo side will have gained massive experience from this decider, especially the 10 or 11 players who were appearing in their first senior national final. This should stand to them greatly when they face arch rivals Galway in the Connaught championship final on July 14.
Unlike their brilliant performance against Monaghan in the semi-final, the Mayo girls never really got going against Cork. While they did have their fair share of possession, they just seemed to gift this back to their opponents more times than not. This, along with their poor shooting, especially in the opening half when assisted by the very strong breeze, where they kicked 10 wides, proved to be their downfall.
However, they will have learned a lot from these mistakes and will become a much better team as a result.