Women's soccer now back under way

By Stuart Tynan

FOLLOWING the pandemic, the Mayo Women's League makes its long awaited kick-off this weekend.

The league was originally scheduled to start in March but the arrival of Covid-19 saw its postponement along with all other sport but it all begins again this Saturday.

The league's four teams will all compete against each other home and away with the semi-finals and finals to be confirmed at a later date.

“All the teams are ready and raring to go after the delay. We had our under-19 league begin last week and it's great to see them all back,” said Mayo Women's League PRO Kevin Sheeran.

The opening round of fixtures is this Saturday with Kiltimagh Knock United playing Manulla and Castlebar Town against Conn Rangers.

WOMEN'S UNDER-19 LEAGUE

In the opening round of the women's under-19 league last Thursday, Westport United overcame Snugboro United in a six-goal thriller and Castlebar Town held off a great comeback from Conn Rangers, with Louise Dowling netting a brace in the second half to secure the three points for the hosts.

Kiltimagh Knock United top the table after the first round of games on goal difference with an impressive victory away to Swinford, Roisin Molloy's wonderful chip over the goalkeeper the pick of the goals.

Tonight's round of fixtures sees Snugboro United at home to Kiltimagh Knock United, Swinford take on Conn Rangers and Castlebar Town face off against Westport United. All games are down for kick-off at 7 p.m.

*Pictured: Castlebar Town's Louise Dowling (right), in action for Carnacon LGFA, netted twice in their win over Conn Rangers. PHOTO: SPORTSFILE / OLIVER MCVEIGH.

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