Mayo forward Grace Kelly has been named The Croke Park/LGFA Player of the Month award for July.  

The Moy Davitts player  was superb during the qualifiers in July, as Mayo bounced back from their Connacht final replay defeat at the hands of Galway to qualify for the knock-out stages of the All-Ireland series.

In Mayo's first Group 4 outing against Tyrone, Kelly scored 1-3, including two pointed frees, as Peter Leahy’s team claimed a crucial 3-14 to 3-11 victory over Tyrone.

The 25-year-old followed that up with a haul of 0-08, including four from placed balls, in a Player-of-the-Match display against Ulster Champions Donegal in Tullamore. 

Those victories saw Mayo finish on top of Group 4, as the 2017 finalists advanced to play Armagh in the All-Ireland quarter-final last weekend. 

At Glennon Brothers Pearse Park in Longford, Kelly was influential again, playing her part in a three-point victory over the Orchard County, to help Mayo through to the last four of the competition, and a repeat meeting with old rivals Galway at Croke Park on Sunday week. 

The fixture is the first game of a mouth-watering semi-final double-bill at 2pm, with All-Ireland Senior champions Dublin to meet Lidl NFL Division 1 holders Cork at 3.45pm.