Mayo captain hopeful Cora will stay on
25 September 2017
Mayo's Cora Staunton dejected.
Mayo ladies football captain Sarah Tierney is keeping her fingers crossed that Cora Staunton will commit to the cause for a 24th season.
Staunton, who is widely recognised as the greatest ladies footballer of all-time, is believed to be considering her inter-county future after yesterday's All-Ireland final defeat to Dublin. But Tierney hopes the 35-year-old and fellow four-time Brendan Martin Cup winners Martha Carter and Yvonne Byrne will give it another year.
"I'd love to see Cora stay on," Tierney told RTE.
"She comes in a package with Martha and Yvonne, I’m not really sure what the girls will do. They've given Mayo football 20-23 years of their lives already and it’s a huge commitment, week in, week out. We'll just have to wait and see.
"We lost to Dublin in Cavan last year by a point and I kind of knew they'd come back. We've gone one step closer this year, got to a final and I'd love to see one more year in them. But it's their decision and I won't be putting pressure on them."