Weekend Championship Preview


Weekends Ladies Football Senior Championship Previews



Mayo were ruthless in their destruction of Waterford last week and with Kerry losing to Dublin, the Kingdom could be in for a torrid afternoon.  Dublin are on a high and a win over Waterford will virtually guarantee the Jackies a place in the quarter-finals.  The Dubs are expected to sneak the result in this tight affair.

Cusack Park, Ennis: Mayo v Kerry 2.45 SAT Verdict: Mayo

Dr Cullen Park: Waterford v Dublin
3.30 SAT Verdict: Dublin



WATERFORD: A Jordan, G Kenneally, R Hallahan, E Cooney, L Whelan, M ODonnell, M McGrath, C OKeefe, F OReilly, K Kelly, M Ryan, L Wall, M Wall, M ORourke, N Briggs

MAYO: Y Byrne, S McGing, H Lohan, N O

Shea, C McGing, M Carter, M Heffernan, C Egan, C McDermott, C Heffernan, C Staunton, F McHale, L Cafferkey, D O
Hora, A Herbert

KERRY: L O Driscoll, C Kelly, G Ni Fhlatharta, M Twoomey, J Johnson, S Fleming, P Dennehy, M O Donoghue, B Breen, S O’Connor, K Kenneally, C Sexton, D Murphy, K O Driscoll, G O Se

DUBLIN: C OConnor, F Hudson, D Masterson, M Kavanagh, N Hyland, S McGrath, O Colreavy, F Ní Chorcoráin, S Finnegan, K Hopkins, Mary Nevin, A McGuinness, S Ahearne, L Kelly, AM Murphy


Cork showed their experience and metal against Galway and they are expected to raise the bar again against Monaghan.  The Farney women had a good win over Roscommon last weekend but

Cork will present are a sterner challenge.   Roscommon will be in the firing line of a wounded Galway side eager to put last week’s defeat to Cork behind them and get their Championship challenge back on track.

Crettyard: Cork v Monaghan 2.00 SUN Verdict: Cork

Tuam: Galway v Roscommon 3.00 SUN Verdict: Galway


GALWAY: J Connolly, M Maloney, A Gilmore, C Molloy, R McPhilbin, N Fahy, E Flaherty, M Glynn, P Gleeson, B Hannon, L Joyce, S Fitzgerald, C Cormican, A Clarke, H McHugh.

CORK: E Harte, C Walsh, A Walsh, R Buckley, L Barrett, B Stack, B Corkery, J Murphy, N Kelly, G O Flynn, L McMahon, N Cleary, V Mulcahy, M OConnor, D O Reilly

L Martin, L Connolly , M Grimes, S Courtney, C Reilly, H Hughes, F Courtney, A Casey, U McNally, C McConnell, T McNally,N Fahy, N Lynch, N Kindlon, A McAnespie

ROSCOMMON: S Finnerty, M Kenaghan, E Walsh, F Byrne, S Kenanghan, A McGeeney, S Cooney, T Taylor, L Naunghton, E Hussey, C Grehan, M Carey, J Downey, E Casey, C Gormely


Laois are the form side in Group 3 and may just be too strong for this experienced Sligo outfit.  Ulster finalists Tyrone put in an impressive performance against Laois last week and they are expected to record their first win of the group stages at the expense of Donegal this weekend.

Clones: Laois v Sligo 3.15 (TG4) SAT Verdict: Laois

Omagh: Tyrone v Donegal 5.15 SAT Verdict: Tyrone


LAOIS: B Deegan, L Hyland, L Muckian, A Millar, A Casey, P Fogarty, A Quigley, M Casey, K O Reilly, M Kirwan, N Kirwan, T Lawlor, G O Connor, M Kirwan, E Fitzpatrick

TYRONE: E Mallaghan, E Teague, M Kelly, M Gallagher, S McGarvey, L Donnelly, N Woods, K Murphy, S Donnelly, A Dooher, E Gormley, C McAliskey J Donnelly, G Begley, C Donnelly

SLIGO: K Connolly, A Doohan, G OGara, M Keane, T OHara, C Kennedy, K Hayes, B Byrne, S McTiernan, L Brett, M ODonnell, K Maloney, T Marren, N Gormley, L Smith

DONEGAL: S Mollahan, A Buggy, N Lacey, L O’Sullivan, M Devanney, D Toner, G Houston, N Stapleton, K Lacey, J De Ward, B Gallagher, Y McMonagle, C McAteer, K Guthrie, N Hegarty


Both Meath and Armagh got off to winning starts last week but this is a must win game for Meath.  Armagh are the favourites but expect a strong showing from the Royals.

Kildare should have too much for Down and are desperate to pick up a win after opening their campaign with a loss.

Clones: Armagh v Meath 5.00 (TG4) SAT Verdict: Armagh

Newcastle: Down v Kildare 3.30 SUN Verdict: Kildare




C Dolan, A Holton, A Hogan, A Lambe, A Herbert, D Berry, M Moolick, B Leahy, N Earley, S Melia, A Jennings, E Dillon, H Mulligan, S Gilabert, S Conway

ARMAGH: F McAtamney, C Marley, D Toal, O Murtagh, R OMahony, B ODonnell, S McCleary, A ODonnell, C OHanlon, M Tennyson, M Moriarty, S OHagan, M McAlinden, L Brown, A Matthews

MEATH: I Munnelly, S Dooley, J Burke, S McCormack, J Rispin, V McGinn, P Sheridan, G Nulty, C O

Shaughnessy, K OBrien, J Dolan, K Bowe, E Duffy, J Shiels, C McAuley

DOWN: E Madine, A McEvoy, N McGowan, C McShane, S Fegan, A Karey, E McConville, L Cunningham, C McKibben, K Downey, G McClean, M Downey, A Pyres, L Morgan, E Mulbern


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