Dublin's bid for three TG4 All-Ireland senior titles in a row has received a setback with former Irish soccer international Siobhan Killeen ruled out for six months because of injury, while three-time All-Ireland winner Sinead Finnegan is no longer part of the Dublin panel.
'It's been a good occasion, this is right to have it down here with the two counties together' - Galway manager Tim Rabbitte and captain Tracey Leonard give their reaction to winning the TG4 Connacht SFC Final Replay in the LIT Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.
Tracey Leonard fired goals in each half as Galway claimed their third TG4 Connacht Ladies SFC title in a row, but they needed to fend off a strong Mayo comeback to claim the win in the first Connacht final staged in Munster.
Her glittering footballing career came to a self-imposed full stop in 2017, but former Mayo goalkeeper Yvonne Byrne is still in the thick of women's sport and she warmly welcomes its recent exponential growth.
Oonagh Whyte's brace of goals gave Dublin an eighth TG4 Leinster Ladies senior crown in a row and after winning the third of his tenure, Dublin manager Mick Bohan admitted he was delighted to see his side retain their provincial crown.
Dublin claimed their eighth TG4 Leinster senior title in a row, but the scoreline doesn't do justice to Westmeath who only fell out of contention thanks to late goals from Niamh McEvoy and Nicole Owens at netwatch Cullen Park.