Meath and Donegal advance

Lidl Ladies National Football League semi-finals round up

Compiled by Daragh Small

Reigning TG4 All-Ireland Senior champions Meath will meet Donegal in what promises to be a gripping 2022 Lidl National League Division 1 Final at Croke Park on Sunday, April 10.
It looked set to be a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland decider and a thrilling recent league tie, but Donegal shocked holders Dublin at St Tiernach’s Park in Clones. Meath, however, avoided any potential upset as they saw off Mayo in the second semi-final on Saturday.
The Division 2 Final, also fixed for Croke Park on April 10, will feature last year’s runners-up, Kerry, against Armagh.
The Finals in Divisions 3 and 4 will be played on Sunday, April 3, with Roscommon against Wexford in the Division 3 decider, while Limerick will take on Offaly in the Division 4 Final.
Dublin looked set to be cruising towards another Lidl NFL Division 1 decider when they led by 1-10 to 0-8 against Donegal with just three minutes remaining.
Hannah Tyrrell’s first half goal and a run of five unanswered points had Mick Bohan’s side on the brink but they fell short. Substitute Emma McCrory was first to strike before Yvonne Bonner sealed an unlikely, 2-8 to 1-10, victory for Maxi Curran’s side.
It was a more straight forward win for Meath in their semi-final although they trailed Mayo by 0-7 to 0-4 at half-time. Last year’s Lidl NFL Division 2 champions were too strong after that. Goals from Orlagh Lally and Kelsey Nesbitt secured a 2-12 to 1-9 success.
Armagh were the first to book their place in the Lidl NFL Division 2 Final, thanks to a comprehensive 7-18 to 1-9 win against Laois at O’Raghallaigh Park in Cavan on Saturday.
Kerry joined them, after they got the better of Monaghan, on a 1-14 to 1-11 scoreline at Tuam Stadium today.
And in Division 3, Roscommon beat Kildare 4-9 to 1-16 to book their place in the Final, where they will face Wexford after a 4-12 to 3-7 win over Down.
In Division 4 Limerick came back to seal their place in the Final after a 4-10 to 3-9 victory over Fermanagh, they will take on Offaly who beat Leitrim 2-16 to 3-10 after extra-time in the other semi-final.


Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 semi-finals
Donegal 2-8 Dublin 1-10
Meath 2-12 Mayo 1-9

Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 2 semi-finals
Armagh 7-18 Laois 1-9
Kerry 1-14 Monaghan 1-11

Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 3 semi-finals
Roscommon 4-9 Kildare 1-16
Wexford 4-12 Down 3-7

Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 4 semi-finals
Limerick 4-10 Fermanagh 3-9
Offaly 2-16 Leitrim 3-10


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