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Mayo's Martha Carter played most of the Connacht final with a broken hand

Full-back broke her hand but played on to help Mayo to a first provincial crown in five years.

Source: LadiesFootballTV/YouTube

THE SUBLIME CORA Staunton stole the headlines once again yesterday as she fired Mayo to the Connacht ladies senior football title with an incredible 2-14.

But Staunton was not the only hero in the win over Galway — Mayo’s first provincial title since 2011.

Afterwards it emerged that full-back Martha Carter broke her hand in the opening minutes but battled through the pain barrier until the final whistle.

“Character always wins,” manager Frank Browne said afterwards.

“Martha Carter broke her hand after 10 minutes, but real character, no way was she giving up. She was standing and fighting no matter what.

“When you have that character, you’ve always a fighting chance.”

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