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Mayo LGFA Release Statement Following Player Walkout

TG4 Ladies Senior All-Ireland Football Championship Final, Croke Park, Dublin 24/9/2017 Dublin vs Mayo Dublin's Niamh Collins with Cora Staunton of Mayo Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Mayo LGFA have released a statement following the news earlier in the week that up to 10 of their senior players walked out on the squad.

In the statement, Mayo LGFA outlined how they are “acutely aware of the critical importance of player welfare” and that it is “fundamental to all coaching and management structures.”

According to a report in the Mayo News earlier this week, team captain Sarah Tierney, vice-captain Fiona McHale and all-time leading scorer Cora Staunton are among the players to have left the squad which cites player welfare as the reason for the players’ withdrawal.

Selector Michael Hale has also left the squad.

The statement goes on to mention how “a comprehensive programme is in place to ensure that all Mayo players can train and perform in a safe and supportive environment.”

The full statement can be found below:

The squad are currently preparing for an All Ireland SFC qualifier clash with Cavan on Saturday in Clones.

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