Bord Gáis Energy Ladies National Football League Division 1 Previews
Donegal v Laois, Ballyshannon, 2.00, (T McSorley)
Despite going 4 points behind early on last week at home to Galway, Donegal recovered brilliantly to register a 4-13 to 2-9 win against the 2010 Division 1 Finalists. Laois were not so fortunate in their opening match of the year when they lost at home to Kildare by 9 points. With Donegal playing at home again and with Yvonne McMonagle and Geraldine McLaughlin back to last years superb form, another win for Eamon O’Boyle’s team appears on the cards.
Mayo v Monaghan, Claremorris, 2.00, (PJ Rabbitte)
The weather intervened last week so this is Mayo’s first outing in 2011. New manager James Taniane and captain Fiona McHale undoubtedly just want football to put the woes on 2010 behind them. But they face a Monaghan team fresh from a 13 point demolition of Tyrone. Mayo will want to be wary of the very impressive Catriona McConnell but if they can limit her influence they have a chance.
Kildare v Cork, Ballykelly, 2.00, (D McEnery)
In their first match back in Division 1, Laois managed to put four goals past a hapless Laois team away from home. But while playing away from home to Leinster Finalists Laois will have been tricky, playing Cork anywhere is the acid test for any team in Ladies Football. Cork will either be well rested or over cooked after last weekend’s postponement but you can expect it to be the former.
Tyrone v Galway, O’Neill Park, 2.00, (E O’Hare)
An interesting match up this, the 2010 Division 1 Finalists against the 2010 All Ireland Finalists. Both teams lost last weekend but you imagine that with only 0-7 to their name against Monaghan, Tyrone have most to worry about. Galway on the other hand, scored 2-9 against an impressive Donegal team and were quick out of the blocks with a goal and a point. If Tyrone can keep Galway quiet early on, it could be a tight one.
Bord Gáis Energy Ladies National Football League – Division 2, Round 2
Meath v Armagh, Donaghmore, 12.00, (T Lennon)
Waterford v Sligo, Fraher Field, 2.00, (MJ O’Keeffe)
Tipperary v Dublin, JK Bracken, 12.30, (J Flood)
Cavan v Kerry, St Aiden’s, 12.00, (S McIntyre)
Bord Gáis Energy Ladies National Football League – Division 3, Round 2
Leitrim v Clare, Ballinamore, 2.00, (Y Duffy) Match fixed for Saturday 12th February 2011
Fermanagh v Wicklow, Brookeborough, 2.00, (M Henry)
Down v Limerick, Saval, 2.00, (G Treanor)
Wexford v Longford, Wexford Park, 2.00, (K Martin)
Bord Gáis Energy Ladies National Football League – Division 4, Round 2
Antrim v Offaly, St Mary’s Grammar School, Belfast, 2.00, (B McCallion)
Westmeath v Derry, Kinnegad, 2.00, (D Kearney)
Carlow v Louth, Tinryland, 2.00, (M Duffy)
Roscommon v Kilkenny, Kiltoom, 2.00, (M Kenny)