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3 Mayo ladies to watch out for


Fiona McHale

THE end of next month will mark three years since the brilliant midfielder last played for Mayo. So assuming McHale lines out against Galway next Saturday evening, it is sure to be an emotional occasion for the former All Star, her family and her Carnacon club-mates.
The 33 year-old’s return to the Mayo squad is a huge boost for new manager Michael Moyles, and gives his team a much better chance of achieving their goals for the season.
Fiona will be determined to make up for lost time and the sight of a Galway jersey always brought out the best in her in the past.

Niamh Kelly
Moy Davitts

WITH her sister Grace nursing a knock, Sarah Rowe sidelined with a shoulder injury, and Aileen Gilroy opting out of the Mayo squad this season, there will be even more pressure than usual on the mercurial Bohola star to deliver a big display against Galway.
The 25 year-old won rave reviews for her performances in the AFLW with the West Coast Eagles in recent months, and if she can carry that form into Mayo’s league campaign then she can drive the team to some big results.
How she dove-tails with Fiona McHale around the middle will be fascinating to watch.

Saoirse Lally

THE teenage corner-back was name-checked by Michael Moyles last week for the enthusiasm and energy she brings to the training ground.
A hardy, tenacious and tight-marking corner-back, Lally made her senior debut last season when getting her chance in the National League.
Her all-action style and eye-catching pace meant that she more than held her own, and the Sancta Maria Louisburgh student is tipped to get plenty more minutes this season.
Saoirse was tipped up in this newspaper as ‘one to watch’ back in January, and Mayo will be hoping that she can hit the ground running next weekend.

Mike Finnerty


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