Ladies lose to Dublin

Both Mayo and Dublin were already safely through to this year’s LGFA All-Ireland quarter-finals ahead of their final round group meeting at O’Moore Park in Portlaoise this evening. At stake in this game, though, was victory in Group A, with the winners handed a less taxing assignment in the quarters in two weeks time.

Three points in arrears at half-time, having played with the wind, Mayo came out for the second half knowing they had a real battle on their hands. So it proved as Dublin knocked in two goals after the break, with their hard-running, quick handpassing game causing us all kinds of bother.

We got a late consolation goal, banged to the net by Lisa Cafferkey but Dublin were full value for their ten-point win, which they secured on a scoreline of 2-14 to 1-7.

Match report on this one is here.

The result means that Dublin top Group A and so will meet Donegal in the All-Ireland quarter-finals. As runners-up we’ve got paired against Cork in the quarters. Both of these ties will be played the weekend after next.

Dublin also got the better of Mayo in the Masters Championship this afternoon. The Dubs came out on top at Kiltoom in that one by 1-12 to 1-6.

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Ladies lose to Dublin