Staunton sent off as Knockmore end Carnacon's long reign

October 18, 2021

Carnacon's Cora Staunton.
©INPHO/Ryan Byrne.

Carnacon's remarkable 21-year reign as Mayo senior ladies football champions was sensationally ended by Knockmore in yesterday's county final in Ballina.

The long-time champions had star player Cora Staunton sent off on a second yellow card as Knockmore - who suffered a 33-point hammering to the same opponents in the 2018 final - powered to a 1-16 to 0-7 victory.

County player Shauna Howley scored 0-9, 0-5 of which came in the first six minutes, to send the new champions on their way. Knockmore went on to lead by 0-8 to 0-3 at half-time and sealed their win when substitute Lara Sweeney raised the only green flag 10 minutes from the end. 

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