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Teams and preview: Westmeath and Monaghan prepare for do-or-die TG4 Senior Relegation Championship Play-off

Sunday 18th August 2019

 

TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship – Relegation Play-off  

 

Westmeath v Monaghan; Lannleire, Dunleer, Co. Louth, 2pm

 

It’s do-or-die for Westmeath and Monaghan, as both counties aim to preserve Senior Championship status for 2020.

The permutations are simple – the winners stay up, while the losers will be playing Intermediate Football next year.

Westmeath have already had one crack at survival, but lost out to Cavan last week, as the Breffni County ensured they’ll be Senior again next year.

Westmeath manager Sean Finnegan has reacted to that defeat by making two changes in personnel for this winner-takes-all clash with Monaghan, as Karen McDermott and Sarah Dolan come into the starting line-up for Fiona Coyle and Grace Halligan.

Monaghan’s last outing was in the group stages of the All-Ireland series, when they suffered a 25-point defeat to Champions Dublin.

Noeleen McGuirk started in the forward line against the Dubs, but she’s named in goal for this one, replacing Brídín Tierney.

Elsewhere, there are two others changes, with Maeve Monaghan coming in for Shauna Coyle, while Casey Treanor is replaced by fit-again captain Cora Courtney.

Monaghan have already suffered relegation this year to Division 2 of the Lidl National League, and they won’t want to suffer a similar Championship fate.

Defeat for Westmeath, meanwhile, would leave just one Senior team in the Leinster Championship next year, unless Meath manage to win the All-Ireland Intermediate title.

Westmeath: 

1 Lauren McCormack Mullingar Shamrocks
2 Rachel Dillon Milltown
3 Jenny Rodgers Milltown
4 Lucy Power The Downs
5 Kelly Boyce Jordan Milltown
6 Karen McDermott St Marys
7 Nicole Feery Tyrrellspass
8 Jo Hanna Maher Tyrrellspass
9 Maud Anne Foley Coralstown/Kinnegad
10 Sarah Dolan Garrycastle
11 Anna Jones Mullingar Shamrocks
12 Annie Dolan Clan Gaels
13 Leanne Slevin Milltown
14 Fiona Claffey Foxrock Cabinteely
15 Vicky Carr St Lomans

Monaghan: 

1 Noeleen Mc Guirk Killeevan
2 Maeve Monaghan Eire Og
3 Sarah Boyd Latton
4 Niamh Kerr O’Neill Shamrocks
5 Aoife Mc Anespie Emyvale (VC)
6 Hannah Mc Skane O’Neill Shamrocks
7 Brídín Tierney Aghabog
8 Abbie Mc Carey Scotstown
9 Eimear Mc Anespie Emyvale
10 Rosemary Courtney Donaghmoyne
11 Cora Courtney Donaghmoyne (C)
12 Chloe Mc Bride Eire Og
13 Eva Woods Corduff
14 Louise Kerley Donaghmoyne
15 Ciara Mc Anespie Emyvale

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