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Cork, Galway, Mayo and Donegal name sides for quarter-final double-header

There are two big clashes down for decision in Mullingar tomorrow.

ALL ROADS LEAD to Cusack Park, Mullingar tomorrow for the two remaining All-Ireland ladies football quarter-finals.

ladies Cork, Galway, Mayo and Donegal are all in action.

First up, defending All-Ireland champions Cork face a tough test in the form of Connacht champions Galway [Throw-in 12.30pm, live on TG4]. That’s followed by a mouth-watering face-off between Ulster kingpins Donegal and Connacht runners-up Mayo [Throw-in 2pm, live on TG4].

After a week dominated mostly by the Libby Coppinger dual clash saga, the Rebels are ready to let their football do the talking.

The starting fifteen Ephie Fitzgerald has named contains two changes from the side that defeated Monaghan two weeks ago — Niamh Cotter and Jess O’Shea form the midfield partnership rather than Aishling Hutchings and Orlagh Farmer.

Cotter and O’Shea were both named to start before that fixture though, so there could be late changes ahead of the action.

In the Galway camp, there are two changes to their victorious Connacht final side. Shauna Hynes and Megan Glynn replace the injured Noelle Connolly Roisin Leonard respectively.

For the second clash of the day, Donegal manager Micheal Naughton has restored his faith in his provincial-winning starting side, with no changes in place following their 4-11 to 0-15 victory over the Farney.

Mayo meanwhile, have made one change to the side which beat Kildare in their qualifier meeting. While there are positional changes, Ciara Whyte is the player called to action in the half-forward line, while Niamh O’Malley makes way.

Orla Finn Cork's Orla Finn. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

All-Ireland quarter-finals:

  • Cork v Galway, 12.30pm, Cusack Park, Live on TG4
  • Donegal v Mayo, 2pm, Cusack Park, Live on TG4

Cork:

1. Matina O’Brien (Clonakilty)

2. Eimear Meaney (Mourneabbey)
3. Róisín Phelan (Aghada)
4. Emma Spillane (Bantry Blues)

5. Melissa Duggan (Dohenys)
6. Bríd Stack (St Mary’s)
7. Shauna Kelly (Araglen Desmonds Buí)

8. Niamh Cotter (Beara)
9. Jessica O’Shea (Inch Rovers)

10. Ciara O’Sullivan (Mourneabbey) – captain
11. Doireann O’Sullivan (Mourneabbey)
12. Annie Walsh (Inch Rovers)

13. Eimear Scally (Éire Óg)
14. Áine O’Sullivan (Beara)
15. Orla Finn (Kinsale)

Galway:

1. Dearbhla Gower (Corofin)

2. Fabienne Cooney (Claregalway)
3. Emer Flaherty (Tuam/Cortoon) – captain
4. Shauna Hynes (Milltown)

5. Áine Seoighe (Corofin)
6. Barbara Hannon (Dunmore McHales)
7. Sinéad Burke (Ballyboden St Enda’s)

8. Lisa Gannon (Kilkerrin/Clonberne)
9. Caitriona Cormican (St Gabriel’s)

10. Olivia Divilly (Kilkerrin/Clonberne)
11. Mairéad Seoighe (Clonbur)
12. Áine McDonagh (Moycullen)

13. Tracey Leonard (Corofin)
14. Sarah Conneally (Dunmore McHales)
15. Megan Glynn (Claregalway)

Donegal:

1. Aoife McColgan (Malin)

2. Treasa Doherty (Carndonagh)
3. Emer Gallagher (Termon)
4. Nicole McLaughlin (Termon)

5. Therese McCafferty (Termon)
6. Ciara Hegarty (Moville)
7. Aoife McDonnell (Naomh Connaill)

8. Katy Herron (Glenfin)
9. Karen Guthrie (Glenfin)

10. Gráinne Houston (Glenfin)
11. Niamh Hegarty (Moville)
12. Eilish Ward (St Nauls)

13. Roisín Friel (Termon)
14. Geraldine McLaughlin (Termon) – captain
15. Yvonne McMonagle (Glenfin)

Mayo:

1. Yvonne Byrne (Ballyhaunis)

2. Orla Conlon (Castlebar Mitchells)
3. Sarah Tierney (Hollymount) – captain
4. Martha Carter (Carnacon)

5. Marie Corbett (Carnacon)
6. Rachel Kearns (CL McHale Rovers)
7. Fiona Doherty (Moy Davitts)

8. Aileen Gilroy (St Brigids)
9. Fiona McHale (Carnacon)

10. Doireann Hughes (Carnacon)
11. Niamh Kelly (Moy Davitts)
12. Ciara Whyte (Kilmoremoy)

13. Sarah Rowe (Kilmoremoy)
14. Cora Staunton (Carnacon)
15. Grace Kelly (Moy Davitts)


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