CLAREGALWAY clubwoman Megan Glynn (left) has returned to the Galway senior ladies football panel for the 2023 season. PHOTO: PIARAS Ó MÍDHEACH | SPORTSFILE

Ladies’ footballers start new campaign at home to Donegal

Megan Glynn returns to Galway panel for 2023

THE Galway senior ladies footballers officially get their season underway when they host Donegal in Tuam Stadium on Saturday in the first round of the National League Division 1 (throw-in 2pm).

Joint managers Maghnus Breathnach (An Spidéal) and Fiona Wynne (Annaghdown) remain in charge of the side – after being ratified in September with a review to follow at the end of the year - having taken over following the sudden departure of outgoing manager Gerry Fahy last February.

It was a season of peaks and troughs. In the league, Galway failed to emerge from a four-team group containing the neighbours Mayo, upcoming opponents Donegal, with their only round-robin victory arriving against basement side Westmeath.

In championship, Galway landed a morale boosting Connacht title by defeating Mayo in Tuam and despite losing to eventual All-Ireland runners-up Kerry in a closely fought encounter, another win over Westmeath sealed their place in the knockouts.

Lying in wait there were holders Meath as Galway came into the tie as undeniable underdogs. Arguably, a gallant Galway produced their best performance of the season but came up agonisingly short on a final scoreline of 1-12 to 1-11, as the ladies in maroon bowed out of the All-Ireland race…

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