Sarah Rowe

  • The Mayo Ladies have booked their place in the All-Ireland quarterfinals after recording a clean sweep in their All-Ireland qualifier group.

    The Westerners defeated Ulster champions Donegal by 1-22 to 3-12.

    The powerful full-forward line of Grace Kelly, Sarah Rowe and Rachel Kearns, propelled Peter Leahy's women top victory in Tullamore.

    They will now enter the knockout stages on the favorable side of the draw, avoiding Cork and setting up a likely meeting with Cavan.

  • The Mayo Ladies team to face Donegal shows three changes as Dayna Finn, Ciara Whyte and Fiona Doherty get the nod for Peter Leahy’s side, with a place in the quarter finals up for grabs.


    Mayo can top the group with a draw or win, having defeated Tyrone in their last outing.


    If Mayo can remain undefeated in the group then they would enter the All-Ireland quarter finals on the favorable side of the draw, avoiding Cork in the last eight.


    The Mayo Ladies lines out as follows;


    A Tarpey;

    N O’Malley, R Flynn, D Caldwell;

    É Ronayne, Ciara McManamon,C Whyte;

    Clodagh McManamon, D Finn;

    F Doherty, S Cafferky, N Kelly;

    S Rowe, R Kearns, G Kelly.


  • Mayo forward Sarah Rowe has joined Women's AFL club Collingwood in Melbourne. She has become the second Ladies Gaelic footballer to join the WAFL and the second Mayo player after team-mate Cora Staunton to try her luck in the recently formed Women's AFL. Now in its third year, the WAFL has been a massive success and Rowe told Midwest Radio how much she is looking forward to joining up with the club.

    The former underage international soccer star and LGFA All Star nominee in 2017 explained how she sought advice from former Collingwood and Down player Marty Clarke who gave her an insight to the Magpies while she also revealed that she will not be turning her back on Mayo Ladies either, with the 2019 championship campaign very much in her sights. She also revealed how she battled throughout the 2018 campaign with a serious shoulder injury. Listen to the full interview with Midwest Radio below.  

  • The TG4 Ladies football All Star nominees have been announced.

    Three-in-a-row champions Dublin lead the way with 13 nominations.

    There are 9 nods each for finalists Galway, as well as Connacht rivals Mayo.

    Munster champions Cork have seven nominations, with Tipperary, Tyrone, Donegal, Armagh and Meath also represented.


    Lisa Murphy (Galway),

    Full-back line

    Sinéad Burke (Galway)*, Danielle Caldwell (Mayo) Éilis Ronayne (Mayo)

    Half-back line

    Nicola Ward (Galway), Ciara McManamon (Mayo)  Ciara Whyte (Mayo),


    Louise Ward (Galway),

    Half-forward line

    Olivia Divilly (Galway), Sinéad Cafferky (Mayo) Megan Glynn (Galway), Niamh Kelly (Mayo), Mairéad Seoighe (Galway)

    Full-forward line

    Sarah Rowe (Mayo), Tracey Leonard (Galway) Rachel Kearns (Mayo) Grace Kelly (Mayo), Róisín Leonard (Galway)

  • Ballina's Sarah Rowe produced a fine display in her first outing AFLW side Collingwood, scoring two goals while showing that she can transfer her Gaelic football skills to Aussie Rules.

    The Melbourne-based outfit were narrowly defeated by 2018 champions Western Bulldogs in a pre-season clash but the Mayo star was most definitely a shining light for the Pies.

  • To raise funds for the Do it for Dan, Sarah Rowe has donated her signed Mayo jersey.

    To be in with a chance to win the jersey you are asked to donate what you can to the campaign.

    You are then asked to Screenshot the receipt & DM to the Mayo LGFA Twitter account.

    Tag three friends to do same in comments below.

    You can make a donation via this link.

  • Mayo’s Sarah Rowe says she is really looking forward to the challenge of playing in the AFL.

    Sarah was speaking at the launch of “20*20” which is a new initiative for women in sport.

    The campaign sets a ­target of 20 per cent more media ­coverage of women in sport, 20 per cent more female participation and 20 per cent more attendance at women’s competitions and events by 2020.

    Sarah Rowe has penned a one-year AFL deal with Collingwood.

    She will join the camp next month and return to play for her county in March.

    She says the opportunity to play professionally has really attracted her to the sport.

  • Mayo’s Sarah Rowe has been named AFLW Irish Player of the year.

    16 Irish women lined out competitively Down Under this season and the AFL Ireland Women’s team tracked their statistics in relation to goals, disposals, kicks, handballs, marks and tackles across each of the six rounds. 

    The Kilmoremoy footballer, who was representing the Collingwood Magpies, came out on top ahead of Aisling McCarthy of Tipperary (Western Bulldogs) and Carnacon’s Cora Staunton (GWS Giants).

    Kilfian’s Aileen Gilroy who plays for North Melbourne came fourth.

    It is a tremendous achievement to see three Mayo players in the top five.

  • Sarah Rowe says uncertainty around Gaelic football in 2021 spurred her AFL return.

    The 25-year-old recently signed with Collingwood to return for a third season as a professional Australian Rules player.

    Combining AFL while playing intercounty Gaelic football with Mayo makes it an even trickier balancing act.

    But with so much unclear about 2021 due to coronavirus disruptions, Rowe feels that Aussie Rules offered her certainty that wasn't on offer in Ireland.

    Sarah Told Sky Sports “Inside The Game” programme that she thinks with the all the information she had placed in front of herself, the one thing that was stable was that the AFL have said the season will go ahead as per usual".

  • Mayo's Sarah Rowe will decide next month whether to return to Collingwood for a third year in the women's AFL. 

    Another campaign in Australia would likely rule Rowe out of playing for Mayo in 2021 with manager Peter Leahy recently indicating to Midwest Sport that he'll go forward next season without players who choose to move to Australia.

    Sarah Rowe believes taking small steps is the key to successfully exercising more.

    She was speaking at the launch of the new Lidl online platform 'Lidl Moves' as part of Chapter 4 of the 20x20 campaign, ‘No Proving. Just Moving.’ and gave her tips on how to set goals and get into good exercising habits.

  • TG4 have announced that the station will broadcast weekly matches and highlights from the upcoming Australian Football League Women’s (AFLW) season.

    The NAB AFL Women’s Competition begins on the last weekend of January with fourteen teams battling it out over twelve weekends to see who will reach the Grand Final in April.

    The agreement between TG4 and the Australian Football League (AFL) will see matches being broadcast deferred each weekend as well as weekly highlights.

    The coverage will begin on TG4 on Saturday 30th January at 5.10pm.

    There will be fourteen Irish players playing in this season's NAB AFL Women’s Competition which is Australia's national semi-professional Australian Rules Football league for female players. 

    There are five players from Mayo in the league.

    The Kelly sisters Niamh & Grace both play for the West Coast Eagles, Aileen Gilroy is with North Melbourne, Cora Staunton of the Great Western Sydney Giants and Sarah Rowe of Collingwood.

    Meanwhile, Aine Tighe from Leitrim plays for the Freemantle Dockers.

    AFL Head of Women’s Football Nicole Livingstone said she was pleased with the announcement and looked forward to the NAB AFL Women’s Competition being broadcast in Ireland.  “We are proud to expand the AFLW broadcast to Ireland, a significant announcement for Australian Football given the impact Irish footballers have had on the NAB AFL Women’s Competition,” Ms. Livingstone said.

    “We have 14 Irish players currently on AFLW lists and it is great to know that their family and friends back home will be able to watch them in action this season.”

    TG4's Head of Sport Rónán Ó Coisdealbha said: "We are extremely pleased that TG4 have agreed a deal with the Australian Football League (AFL) to broadcast matches from the NAB AFL Women’s Competition. There are a lot of players from Ireland who play in the AFLW and we would like to thank the AFL for giving us the opportunity to showcase their sport in Ireland."