All Ireland Senior Championship 2009 Quarter-Finals

All Ireland Senior Championship 2009 Quarter-Finals

Venue: Nowlan Park , Kilkenny
Referee: Declan Corcoran (Mayo)
Game will be screen live on TG4.
At 4:15 on Saturday next, Dublin and Kerry will contest the first of next weekend’s quarterfinals to decide who will go in to the draw along side Mayo and Monaghan to decide the TG4 senior all Ireland semi-final places.
Dublin have not had a competitive game for over four weeks, the Jackies have been waiting in the wings since they beat Kildare (5-8 to 0-12) in the Leinster senior championship final in Dr. Cullen Park.
While the Kingdom were well beaten by Cork in the Munster Final on the 4th of July, they over came Meath ( 2-19 to 0-10 ) in their most recent championship game to book their place in the quarter finals to face the Jackies.
Dublin go in to this game with a settled side, and an impressive record, with just one loss this season, against the reigning TG4 all Ireland senior champs in the Bord Gáis Energy NFL, but the Dubs are well aware that past performances count for nothing, and on Saturday next they can not afford to show any signs of be ring rust, especially in the first quarter, when the Kerry side will hope to hit the ground running, and they will be looking to Patricia Dennehy and Geraldine O Shea to test the experienced Avril Cluxton and Maria Kavanagh, while Cliodhna O Connor will be pulling out all the stops to keep a clean sheet, throughout.
Extra time will be played in the event of a draw at the end of normal time, but on paper Gerry McGills side should have enough in reserve when the hooter sounds at about 5.30 in Nowlan Park on Saturday next.

Venue: Nowlan Park , Kilkenny
Throw-in: 6pm.
Referee: Eugene O Hare (Down)
Game will be screen live on TG4.
Kildare will be hoping to cause a major upset when they take on Cork in Nowlan Park on Saturday evening at 6pm. in the second All-Ireland senior quarterfinal. Cork are the reigning senior Bord Gáis Energy NFL league and TG4 all Ireland champions and are odds on favourites to progress.
Over the past five seasons the sides have met on at least five occasions, with the ladies from the rebel county registering five wins. In their most recent clash the Rebelettes run out convincing winners on a score line of 2-12 to 0-4, However Cork have not had a competitive game since they beat Kerry in the Munster final and although that has not played a major factor on previous occasions they will have to be wary of Kildare, the Lillie’s gave a text book display of ladies football against Sligo (5-12 to 3-6), with eight players getting on the score sheet.
While Kildare will be confident after their win over Sligo, they will have to find an extra notch or two if they are to deny the Cork side the opportunity of lifting the Brendan Martin cup for the fifth time in a row.
Kildare and Dublin captains Aisling Holton and Denise Masterson will be hoping that their teams will progress on Saturday next to keep the Leinster flag flying in this years TG4 all Ireland senior championship. Best of luck to all on the day.

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