CORK manager Ephie Fitzgerald has made four changes to the team that defeated Mayo as the Leesiders look to maintain their 100 per cent record in Division 1 when they face Donegal on Sunday.
Maxi Curran’s Donegal will aim to bounce back from a disappointing Division 1 loss to Westmeath two weeks ago.
Denise McElhinney again starts in goal for Donegal, while there are starts for Roisin Rodgers and Kathy Ward further out the field, in place of Kate Keeney and Tara Hegarty for the game against Cork in Ballyshannon (throw-in 1pm).
Cork would qualify for the April 19 final if they beat Donegal and Mayo drop points against Westmeath.
As Cork look to make it five from five, Fitzgerald has called in goalkeeper Caoimhe Moore, and forward trio Eimear Kiely, Sadhbh O’Leary and Saoirse Noonan, with Lisa Crowley, Ciara McCarthy, Libby Coppinger and Katie Quirke dropping out.
For hosts Donegal, the three remaining rounds are all about survival.
Defeat against Westmeath in Round 4 has left Curran’s charges anchored to the foot of the table, and in need of points to avoid the drop.
If the situation remains the way it is for remainder of the group stages (Westmeath and Donegal on three points), Donegal will go down on the head to head rule.
Donegal (v Cork): D McElhinney; A.M. Logue, E Gallagher, D Foley; N Carr, R Rodgers, N Boyle; N McLaughlin, E McGinley; A Boyle Carr, G McLaughlin, K Ward; N Gordon, E McCrory, C Sharkey.
Cork (v Donegal): C Moore; S Kelly, M Ambrose, A Kelleher; L O’Mahony, M Duggan, A Hutchings; M O’Callaghan, B O’Sullivan; O Farmer, Á O’Sullivan, E Kiely; S O’Leary, S Noonan, O FinnTags: