Watch: Mayo Wonder Goal Caps Shock Win Over Donegal

Watch: Mayo Wonder Goal Caps Shock Win Over Donegal

Could 2017 be the summer of Mayo football?

24 hours ahead of the men's semi-final against Kerry in Croke, the women's team reached the same stage after defeating Donegal in Mullingar.

Heavy underdogs going into the match, Mayo scored three goals in the second-half to win by 3-14 to 2-11. Cora Staunton, Niamh Kelly and her sister Grace all found the back of the net.

It was Grace Kelly's goal though that will grab the headlines. The Player of the Match ran through the Donegal defence before blasting the ball into the back of the net, to cap a famous win.


Mayo have not won the Brendan Martin Cup since 2003, and not reached the final since 2007. They meet reigning All-Ireland champions Cork in a fortnight in the semi-finals.

Cork also booked their place in the semi-finals on Saturday with a 6-19 to 1-10 win over Connacht champions Galway.

The Rebelettes are now two wins away from their 12th All-Ireland title in 13 years.

Daniel Kelly

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