Cork star Ciara O'Sullivan finishes to the Galway net.

Shambles for Galway Ladies

FARCICAL. Shambolic. Embarrassing. Disrespectful. Disgraceful. Whatever way you want to describe the events in the build-up to Galway's All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship semi-final with Cork on Sunday, all of those words could apply.
Bottom line, it was a massively damaging episode for the reputation of ladies football, the profile of women's sport, their drive towards equality with their male counterparts, and an afternoon that left the game’s governing body, the Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA), rightly under fire from Galway and the wider sporting community for their handling of the fixture.
The Tribeswomen were knocked out of the TG4-sponsored Championship at Croke Park, leaving Dublin and Cork to contest their fifth final in seven years, but the real story lay in what unfolded in the hours and minutes leading up to throw-in.