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Replying To Tarismelting22:  ""We, the Mayo senior ladies panel, believe the time is now right to make a statement regarding events in June and July 2018. On 6 July, eight players were withdrawn by their club without consultation or discussion with their Mayo team colleagues.

"Understandably, we as players were left shocked and saddened by this decision which was taken 10 days before our championship match with Cavan. Another four players, one selector and one backroom staff left following a failed coup which took place at a players meeting two days later.

"To date, we have not been given any reasoning or clarity as to why this course of action was taken. We feel deeply let down and hurt by the actions of those who left our panel.
"We believe that no player welfare issues exist or have ever existed under the current management and categorically disagree with the statement issued in July by the individuals that departed the Mayo senior ladies panel regarding the welfare issues raised.

"We were surprised and disappointed to hear of these issues and if we had witnessed any welfare issues, we would not have hesitated to highlight them to the management.

"It is fair to say that there was considerable upheaval in advance of the Cavan game. This was the biggest game of the year for us and our preparation was distracted.

"We take offence to some of the comments that have been made by certain players over the last few weeks in the media.
"We fully support our management team and as a team believe that all of their decisions and selections were made fairly after careful consideration. We had a fantastic league campaign culminating in a league final appearance in Parnell Park and while the last few months were difficult and disappointing; many new players were given an opportunity to perform at county level.

"Our manager Peter Leahy has shown integrity and honour under tremendous pressure and he has always treated us as elite athletes, has supported and stood strong for us allowing us to play football without fear or intimidation.

"The management set up has been top class with no stone left unturned to make sure we can avail of top level coaching and facilities. The management ethos is focused on teamwork and also on how we as individuals can perform to the highest standard.

"All players are treated with honesty and respect in an environment where generosity and passion for the county are to the fore.
"Ultimately, we want to play football and honour our county jersey and we trust and support our manager, Peter Leahy, and his management team to take the county forward. We always have and always will welcome any player to the panel to help us achieve our goals.

"Mayo Ladies senior football panel would like to thank our management, county board, families, friends, supporters, general public and ultimately our clubs for supporting and trusting us during this difficult time as we strive to bring honour to our county.

"Go raibh míle maith agaibh."

First i have seen of this should end the saga"
Where did you see this. I have been following this story closely and while I always sided with management I was wondering what the players who stayed taught. This ends all the arguments as far as I am concerned. It's just clear cut now a few players taught they run the team and didn't like handing over power to the new manager while the majority of players are delighted to have a manager that takes control and as they say let's them play football and this is key with freedom and 'without Intinidation'. Strikes to me that the players who stayed are the ones who were sick of the others been in control. Other thing that strikes me as funny. Timeline of the captains grievances with the manager. Her first altercation was the first day back where she undermined the manager which means she taught she was in charge. Manager pulled her up rightly so but from that I see this as key there was no more incident until June 6 months later and guess who was back in June and all hell broke out. For me it's obvious 4 or 5 big name senior players didn't like what they seen loosing control and they decided we will get rid of this lad anyway we can. Also don't forget mayo ladies made a div 1 league final and all was OK in the camp before Cora came back. People need to see it now that I have heard the other players statement above its clear as day. Disgusting that the players who left would stoop as low as the way they tried to ruin a man's reputation. Why not just say we don't like you we want you gone and not throw outrageous words out that would break most people. Manager cones across as a very very strong character to take this and stay on and not break and not hit back at the exiled players. Fair play hats off to him and the rest of his management for keeping calm and showing some class in all this stupidity. Move on with people who just want to play football for there county and totally forget the rest they don't deserve to wear the Jersey again.

Paulknows (Westmeath) - Posts: 114 - 22/09/2018 11:42:52    2143242

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Replying To Paulknows:  "Where did you see this. I have been following this story closely and while I always sided with management I was wondering what the players who stayed taught. This ends all the arguments as far as I am concerned. It's just clear cut now a few players taught they run the team and didn't like handing over power to the new manager while the majority of players are delighted to have a manager that takes control and as they say let's them play football and this is key with freedom and 'without Intinidation'. Strikes to me that the players who stayed are the ones who were sick of the others been in control. Other thing that strikes me as funny. Timeline of the captains grievances with the manager. Her first altercation was the first day back where she undermined the manager which means she taught she was in charge. Manager pulled her up rightly so but from that I see this as key there was no more incident until June 6 months later and guess who was back in June and all hell broke out. For me it's obvious 4 or 5 big name senior players didn't like what they seen loosing control and they decided we will get rid of this lad anyway we can. Also don't forget mayo ladies made a div 1 league final and all was OK in the camp before Cora came back. People need to see it now that I have heard the other players statement above its clear as day. Disgusting that the players who left would stoop as low as the way they tried to ruin a man's reputation. Why not just say we don't like you we want you gone and not throw outrageous words out that would break most people. Manager cones across as a very very strong character to take this and stay on and not break and not hit back at the exiled players. Fair play hats off to him and the rest of his management for keeping calm and showing some class in all this stupidity. Move on with people who just want to play football for there county and totally forget the rest they don't deserve to wear the Jersey again."
Well said paulknows, think you hit the nail right on the head.
I would add that any of the 12 players who left the panel and want to return should issue a public apology to the management first and management then decide if they want them.
They were quick enough to go public with their questionable reasons for leaving

1951andwaiting (Galway) - Posts: 34 - 22/09/2018 14:41:26    2143260

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2 of the carnacon 8 shown straight red cards at the weekend. Discipline and not getting their own way seems to be a huge issue? Although easily won and will fancy there chances of going a long way

Kingofthehill100 (Mayo) - Posts: 22 - 15/10/2018 12:55:33    2146601

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Replying To Kingofthehill100:  "2 of the carnacon 8 shown straight red cards at the weekend. Discipline and not getting their own way seems to be a huge issue? Although easily won and will fancy there chances of going a long way"
Forgive me for intruding in your squabbles with your ladies team.
I think it is now time everybody in Mayo got behind the girls at club and county level.
Look folks its only a game of football,
If my county had a team like that we would be only too glad to support them.
And remember there is right, and wrong, on both sides.
Why not remember the good times, and get on with supporting the girls to get back there again.
Managers come and go, players come and go, but Mayo GAA goes on.

Kuga (Westmeath) - Posts: 27 - 15/10/2018 21:22:34    2146698

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