Whilst many of us GAA fans direct their focus to who will be lifting Sam Maguire in the summer and tend to forget about the amazing women that represent their county within the LGFA.
Within Mayo football, we’ve been fortunate enough to have amazing men and women represent Mayo that when combined make Mayo football the amazing thing that it is today.
In today’s post, I will be talking about a young lady who may have only debuted last year in a short period of time has become one of the top leading ladies in Mayo football, Forward Shauna Howley.
Over the past few years, we have seen the beginning of a new era within Mayo ladies football and there’s no there is exceptional talent now within the Mayo LGFA panel.
Only making her senior debut last year the Knockmore native has made quite an impact
Following in the footsteps of brother Trevor the Knockmore native has become an inspirtaion for the future of ladies football.
When not decked out in the green and red, Shauna captained the UL O’Connor Cup tea, perfecting her craft that made her into the player she is today.
Shauna was a history maker through last years club season as the Knockmore ladies dethrowned Carnacon to win the Mayo senior club title.
As we await the start of Connaught for the girls, theres no doubt Michael Moyles will be spoiled for choice when it comes to championship.
It was only recently for me when I realised how lucky we our having brilliant role models for the future of ladies football and like many became to focused on Mayo’s hunt for Sam and forgot about the hunt for the Brendan Martin cup.
With the likes of Shauna lining out for the green and red, I look forward to seeing how far the ladies go this year.
Shauna and the girls are well capable of bringing back the glory days in Mayo and are an inspiration to the future of Mayo LGFA and I wish them all the best as we await the start of Connaught.