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Cora Staunton Makes Comeback As Carnacon Win 20th Consecutive Mayo Title

Cora Staunton Makes Comeback As Carnacon Win 20th Consecutive Mayo Title

Cora Staunton made her comeback from a serious leg injury on Saturday.

In doing so, the 37-year-old helped her club Carnacon to its 20th Mayo championship title in a row. It is their 21st title in all.

Staunton came off the bench as a second half replacement for Louise Dowling and scored a point with her first touch as her side easily beat Moy Davitts.

Staunton suffered a triple leg break and also broke her ankle while playing in an Aussie rules game back in May. She subsequently underwent surgery and has been rehabbing since.

She returned to Ireland in September and began training with Carnacon.

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"It has been a very big challenge both physically and mentally for me and I'm not getting any younger," she told RTÉ last month.

It was more of a mental battle than anything. You have to decide is that your career over and finished like that.

Anyone who knows me knows I'm probably a bit stubborn and I see this as another challenge.

Staunton has signed a contract to play with Great Western Sydney Giants for the 2020 AFLW season.

Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

See Also: Belfast Mayor Captains Antrim Club To Three Game Semi-Final Saga Win

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