Team news: Donegal face must-win encounter at home to Cork

SATURDAY – Donegal (H) v Cork, 6.00pm, O’Donnell Park, Letterkenny, (G. McMahon, Mayo)

Donegal, beaten Division 1 finalists last year, must beat champions Cork in Letterkenny on Saturday evening and hope that Galway slip up against Westmeath on Sunday.

A Donegal win will take them three points clear of Galway, before the Tribeswomen take to the field less than 24 hours later.

If Galway and Donegal finish level on 13 points each after the weekend, Galway will go through having kicked more points (16) in their draw with Donegal in round 2.

Matters could be complicated further if both Galway and Donegal win, and Mayo draw at home to Monaghan.

In that case, three teams will be level on 13 points each, meaning that score difference will come into play.

Donegal currently boast the best score difference of the trio (+50), compared to Mayo (+9) and Galway (+8) ahead of the weekend’s games.

Donegal’s weekend meeting with Cork is the first time that the counties have clashed since last year’s classic League final at Parnell Park, which the Rebelettes won by just a point.

A win for Cork would see Mayo qualify for the semi-finals. 

Donegal team: 

1 Roisin McCafferty St John’s Liverpool
2 Treasa Doherty Carndonagh
3 Nicole McLaughlin Termon
4 Olive McCafferty Termon
5 Blathnaid McLaughlin Moville
6 Ciara Hegarty Moville
7 Aoife McDonnell N.Conaill
8 Katy Herron Glenfin
9 Grainne Houston Glenfin
10 Karen Guthrie Glenfin
11 Niamh Hegarty Moville
12 Sarah Jane McDonald Moville
13 Ciara Grant St Eunans
14 Yvonne Bonner Glenfin
15 Geraldine McLaughlin Termon

Cork team: 

1 Martina O’Brien Clonakilty
2 Aisling Kelleher St. Valentines
3 Aisling Barrett Donoughmore
4 Emma Spillane Bantry Blues
5 Beatrice Casey Araglen Desmonds Bui
6 Eimear Meaney Mourneabbey
7 Shauna Kelly Araglen Desmonds Bui
8 Melissa Duggan Dohenys
9 Aishling Hutchings Fermoy
10 Brid O’Sullivan Mourneabbey
11 Laura Cleary  Éire Óg
12 Orlagh Farmer Midleton
13 Chloe Collins Dromtarriffe
14 Áine O’Sulliva Beara
15 Orla Finn Kinsale


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