Departed ten "wish the Mayo team well"

July 10, 2018

Mayo's Cora Staunton celebrates a victory over Cork.
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The ten players who dropped themselves off the Mayo ladies panel have sent their best wishes to their former team-mates ahead of the championship clash with Cavan.

The westerners will be without a core of key players - including their captain, vice-captain and record scorer - for Saturday's trip to Clones but have released a statement via the WGPA conveying their support to those who are still part of the squad:

"The WGPA wishes to acknowledge the situation in Mayo Ladies Football at present. We are aware of the issues at hand and are supporting all of the players. We recognise the physical and emotional commitment required to operate at the top level of our games and respect the decision of all individual players regarding their own personal playing experience.

"The players who have stepped away from the panel at this time have issued the following short statement: 'We have stepped away from the Mayo panel for player welfare issues that are personal and sensitive to the players involved. Out of respect to the girls playing at the weekend and ourselves, we will not be commenting further. We wish the Mayo team well with their game on Saturday.'

"We would now appeal that speculation on the matter comes to an end and that all players are supported on and off the field. The WGPA will continue to work with everyone individually and collectively in the best interests of Mayo Ladies Football."

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