The Donegal Ladies team has been named for their National Football League semi-final clash with Cork.
The league finalists will be revealed over the weekend – with both semi-finals down for decision.
The clash between Division 1 holders Cork and Donegal is the live TV offering on Saturday (3pm – TG4), with the second semi-final between TG4 All-Ireland Senior Champions Dublin and Mayo (5.15pm) being streamed live from the LIT Gaelic Grounds.
The 2021 Lidl National League Division 1 and 2 Finals will be played at Croke Park on Saturday, June 26.
Donegal v Cork, 3pm, Tuam Stadium – Live on TG4
The Donegal team named is: A McColgan; N Carr, E McGinley, E Gallagher; A.M. Logue, Nicole McLaughlin, R Rodgers; K Herron, S Twohig; B McLaughlin, Niamh McLaughlin (capt), N Boyle; N Hegarty, K Guthrie, G McLaughlin.
Donegal have contested just one top-flight Final previously – and that was back in 2017 when they lost out to Cork.
The Leesiders, meanwhile, have a rich pedigree in this competition, and they’re the current holders from 2019.
Since losing to Mayo in the 2004 Final, and taking that game into account, Cork have appeared in 14 Division 1 deciders in that time, a quite remarkable record.
They’ve lost just two of those Finals – to Monaghan in 2012 and Mayo in 2004 – which makes this run of consistency even more impressive.
But Donegal are a team in form and posting 4-21 against Galway last weekend was eye-catching.
Cork, for their part, had to work hard for a three-point victory against Waterford at Fraher Field, and they’re in for another battle here.
Cork team: M O’Brien (capt.); S Kelly, R Phelan, E Meaney; E O’Shea, A Hutchings, M Duggan; M O’Callaghan, H Looney; O Finn, C O’Sullivan, E Spillane; S O’Leary, B O’Sullivan, L Coppinger.