Lidl Ladies League

  • Lidl Ladies National League Division 1
    Dublin 2-08 
    Mayo 0-12 

  • Lidl Ladies National Football League

    Division 1 Final

    Dublin 3-15 Mayo 1-10

     

     

     

  • CHAMPIONS Dublin will face Donegal at home in the opening round of 2019 Lidl National League Division 1 Fixtures on Saturday, February 2.

    The Sky Blues are also the TG4 All-Ireland Senior title holders after a remarkable 2018 campaign saw them scoop a League and Championship Double.

    Dublin boss Mick Bohan has committed to another two years at the helm and he will now attempt to mastermind successful defences of his team’s high-profile crowns next year.

    TG4 All-Ireland Final runners-up Cork will also have home advantage in their first Lidl NFL Division 1 fixture of 2019.

    Ephie Fitzgerald’s side, who won the TG4 Munster Senior title in 2018, will entertain Connacht champions Galway – and that game is also pencilled in for Saturday, February 2.

    On Sunday, February 3, 2018 Lidl NFL Division 1 runners-up Mayo welcome newly-promoted Tipperary to the West, while Westmeath have home advantage for their clash with Monaghan.

    Looking ahead, Dublin will have home advantage against Mayo on Saturday, February 23, in round 3, while the repeat of the 2018 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Final between Dublin and Cork is pencilled in for Sunday, April 7, with Cork having home advantage in round 7.

    In Division 2, Clare will entertain Kerry in a Munster derby, Waterford host Wexford, Laois take on Armagh, and Tyrone, the TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate champions, travel to Cavan for an all-Ulster clash in the opening round of fixtures.

    Division 3 of the 2019 Lidl NFL will see Sligo at home to Meath, Longford taking on Kildare, Offaly entertaining Down, and Roscommon at home to Wicklow in Round 1.

    And in Division 4, Limerick will meet Louth in a repeat of the 2018 TG4 All-Ireland Junior Final, which was won by the Shannonsiders, on the opening day.

    Elsewhere, Carlow entertain Kilkenny, Antrim are at home to Leitrim and Derry make the journey to Fermanagh.

    The Divisional semi-finals are fixed for the weekend of April 20/21, and the showpiece Finals will be decided over the weekend of May 4/5.

  • Lidl National Football League Division 1

    Mayo 0-12 Dublin 2-8

    Cork 2-13 Westmeath 1-6

    Monaghan 1-4 Donegal 1-7

    Kerry 1-6 Galway 1-14

     

    Lidl National Football League Division 2

    Cavan 3-4 Tipperary 1-13

    Waterford 2-13 Sligo 2-5

    Armagh 6-14 Tyrone 0-8

    Laois 3-11 Clare 3-10

     

    Lidl National Football League Division 3

    Down 1-12 Offaly 1-11

    Meath 7-29 Leitrim 2-5

    Wexford 2-7 Roscommon 1-6

    Kildare 5-16 Longford 0-5

     

    Lidl National Football League Division 4

    Derry 1-9 Louth 3-13

    Fermanagh 2-12 Carlow 2-10

    Kilkenny 0-0 Limerick 4-23

    Wicklow 3-16 Antrim 1-3

  • A repeat of the 2016 decider sees holders Cork, chasing six-in-a-row, up against Mayo at the penultimate stage of the competition.

    This is also a repeat of last year’s TG4 All-Ireland semi-final between the counties and the fixture will provide a pretty accurate gauge of both teams’ progress in 2018.

    Mayo have been boosted by the return to the squad of experienced defender Martha Carter but manager Peter Leahy indicated this week that she won’t feature in the concluding stages of the League.

    Cora Staunton is back in Ireland following a successful stint with GWS Giants in the Women’s AFL, and Leahy will hope that she features during the summer, while veteran goalkeeper Yvonne Byrne is another player yet to declare her intentions for 2018.

    Despite Staunton’s absence, Mayo have progressed to a League semi-final and with a strong spread of scorers throughout the team.

    Sarah Rowe has emerged as a real leader in attack and she’s flanked in an impressive full-forward line by the Kelly sisters, Niamh and Grace.

    Cork have real firepower of their own to call upon as Eimear Scally and Orla Finn form two-thirds of a potentially lethal inside line.

    The O’Sullivan sisters, Doireann and Ciara, line out in the half-forward line, with Aisling Hutchings and Brid O’Sullivan anchoring midfield.

    Cork won the group fixture between the counties but Leahy will hope that his players learned the lessons from that outing as they prepare to face Ephie Fitzgerald’s champions.

    Cork: M O’Brien; M Ambrose, E Meaney, E Spillane; M O’Callaghan, M Duggan, S Kelly; A Hutchings, B O’Sullivan; C O’Sullivan, D O’Sullivan, O Farmer; L Coppinger, E Scally, O Finn.

    Mayo: S Murphy; O Conlon, S Tierney, S Ludden; D Caldwell, E Lowther, D Hughes; C McManamon, A Gilroy; F McHale, F Doherty, S Cafferky; N Kelly, S Rowe, G Kelly.

  • GAA

    Pearse Stadium Salthill will play host to a double header on Sunday afternoon.

    At 12 noon round 3 of the Lidl Ladies National Football Division 1 will see Galway clash with Mayo.

    This will be followed by Mayo and Galway in round 3 of the Allianz National Football League Division 1 at 2pm.

    In Division 2 Roscommon host Down on Sunday in Dr. Hyde Park at 2pm.

    Meanwhile, Sligo welcome Fermanagh to Markievicz Park also with a 2pm throw-in.

  • THERE are 22 survivors from the teams that lined out in the 2017 TG4 All-Ireland ladies senior football final in Dublin and Mayo’s starting line-ups for Sunday’s eagerly-anticipated Lidl NFL Division 1 final at Parnell Park (4.0).

    Dublin boss Mick Bohan and his Mayo counterpart Peter Leahy have both revealed teams laced with big-match experience.

    Bohan has gone with 12 of the team that started at Croke Park last September while Leahy has opted for ten.

    From the TG4 All-Ireland winning side, Bohan is going with all bar defenders Sinead Finnegan and Rachel Ruddy, along with attacker Carla Rowe.

    Ruddy is unavailable to Bohan this year while Finnegan and Rowe are working their way back from recent injuries.

    Leahy, meanwhile, will not be calling upon Cora Staunton for the League showpiece, while fellow long-serving stars Martha Carter, who recently rejoined the Mayo squad, and goalkeeper Yvonne Byrne won’t be involved either.

    The immediate futures of Staunton and Byrne should become clearer following Sunday’s final, while Orla Conlon and Ciara Whyte also started for Mayo in last year’s final.

    When comparing last September’s line-ups, into the Dublin team come 2010 All-Ireland winner Siobhán McGrath, Deirdre Murphy and Oonagh Whyte, who scored two goals against Mayo when the sides met in the group stages of the 2018 League campaign in Castlebar.

    For Mayo, meanwhile, there are starts for Emma Lowther, Danielle Caldwell, Clodagh McManamon, Shauna Howley and Sinéad Cafferky.

    Rachel Kearns, who lined out in the half-back line in last year’s final, is now between the sticks for Mayo.

    All eight of the weekend’s Lidl NFL finalists have revealed their teams.


    Lidl NFL Division 1 final:

     

    Dublin – C Trant; M Byrne, D Murphy, L Caffrey; S McGrath, S Goldrick, N Collins; L Magee, O Carey; N Owens, N McEvoy, L Davey; O Whyte, N Healy, S Aherne (capt.).

     

    Mayo – Rachel Kearns: Emma Lowther, Sarah Tierney (capt.), Doireann Hughes; Marie Corbett, Danielle Caldwell, Fiona Doherty; Aileen Gilroy, Clodagh McManamon; Fiona McHale, Shauna Howley, Sinead Cafferky; Niamh Kelly, Sarah Rowe, Grace Kelly.

     

  • Lidl Ladies National Football League
    Division 1 
    Mayo 6-11 
    Monaghan 3-11 

    (Mayo through to league semi-final to play Cork in two weeks time)

    Galway 0-13
    Westmeath 0-07 

    (Galway through to league semi-final to play Dublin in two weeks time)

  • The Lidl Teams of the 2018 Ladies National Football League have been revealed.

    The players on each of the four divisional selections were nominated by opposition managers after each round of fixtures, and the players who received the most nominations have been included.

    The Division 1 team contains players from no fewer than six counties, with newly-crowned champions Dublin, runners-up Mayo, Westmeath, Donegal, Galway and Monaghan all represented.

    In total, there are three survivors from the 2017 selection, as Galway’s Sinéad Burke has been selected again, along with Donegal pair Karen Guthrie and Yvonne Bonner.

    Beaten Lidl NFL Division 1 finalists Mayo have four players on the divisional 15, with captain Sarah Tierney, Aileen Gilroy, and the Kelly sisters, Niamh and Grace, all included.

    Dublin are next on the list with three players, namely goalkeeper Ciara Trant, corner back Martha Byrne and influential forward Nicole Owens, who scored a last-gasp goal against Galway in the semi-finals to book a place for the Sky Blues in the Parnell Park decider.

    Donegal also have three players on the selection, as Guthrie and Bonner are joined by TG4 All-Star Ciara Hegarty.

    Westmeath defenders Jennifer Rogers and Fiona Coyle are both included and Galway also have two players represented – Burke and team-mate Tracey Leonard, who’s also captain of the Tribeswomen.

    There’s also a slot on the team for Monaghan’s Muireann Atkinson, who’s named at midfield.

    Champions Tipperary lead the way in the Division 2 selection, with five players included. 

    Maria Curley, captain Samantha Lambert, Caoimhe Condon, Jennifer Grant and final player of the match Aishling Moloney all find slots in the Division 2 team.

    Runners-up Cavan are represented by four players – goalkeeper Evelyn Baugh, captain Sinéad Greene, and forward pair Aisling Maguire and Aishling Sheridan.

    Aimee Mackin was named on the Division 1 team last year and the two-time TG4 All Star is one of three Armagh players on this year’s 2018 Division 2 side, alongside Sarah Marley and Aoife McCoy.

    Michelle McGrath (Waterford), Emma Jane Gervin (Tyrone) and Katie Walsh (Sligo) are the other players listed on the 2018 Division 2 team.

    On the Division 3 team, champions Wexford have six players named, including captain and goalkeeper Mary Rose Kelly, and ace forward Catriona Murray, who scored 3-5 in the final victory over Meath.

    The Royals have four players on the team, there are three from Kildare and one each from Offaly and Roscommon.

    The Division 4 team includes four players from recently-crowned champions Wicklow, three representatives each from runners-up Louth and Limerick, two from Antrim and one each from Derry, Fermanagh and Carlow. 

    The players will receive their awards at Croke Park on Friday evening, May 25.

    The Lidl Manager of the Month for May will also be revealed on the night, as well as the overall Lidl Manager of the League.

     

    Division 1 Lidl NFL Team of the League:

    1. Ciara Trant (Dublin)
    2. Martha Byrne (Dublin)
    3. Sarah Tierney (Mayo)
    4. Jennifer Rogers (Westmeath)
    5. Fiona Coyle (Westmeath)
    6. Ciara Hegarty (Donegal)
    7. Sinéad Burke (Galway)
    8. Aileen Gilroy (Mayo)
    9. Muireann Atkinson (Monaghan)
    10. Karen Guthrie (Donegal)
    11. Tracey Leonard (Galway)
    12. Nicole Owens (Dublin)
    13. Niamh Kelly (Mayo)
    14. Yvonne Bonner (Donegal)
    15. Grace Kelly (Mayo) 

    Division 2 Lidl NFL Team of the League:

    1. Evelyn Baugh (Cavan)
    2. Sarah Marley (Armagh)
    3. Maria Curley (Tipperary)
    4. Michelle McGrath (Waterford)
    5. Sinéad Greene (Cavan)
    6. Samantha Lambert (Tipperary)
    7. Caoimhe Condon (Tipperary)
    8. Jennifer Grant (Tipperary)
    9. Emma Jane Gervin (Tyrone)
    10. Aoife McCoy (Armagh)
    11. Aisling Maguire (Cavan)
    12. Aishling Sheridan (Cavan)
    13. Aimee Mackin (Armagh)
    14. Aishling Moloney (Tipperary)
    15. Katie Walsh (Sligo)

    Division 3 Lidl NFL Team of the League:

    1. Mary Rose Kelly (Wexford)
    2. Katie Newe (Meath)
    3. Maria Byrne (Wexford)
    4. Sarah Powderly (Meath)
    5. Louise Scully (Kildare)
    6. Niamh Mernagh (Wexford)
    7. Niamh Gallogly (Meath)
    8. Bernie Breen (Wexford)
    9. Aisling Curley (Kildare)
    10. Mairead Daly (Offaly)
    11. Roisin Byrne (Kildare)
    12. Fiona Rochford (Wexford)
    13. Stacey Grimes (Meath)
    14. Rebecca Finan (Roscommon)
    15. Catriona Murray (Wexford)

    Division 4 Lidl NFL Team of the League:

    1. Kim Connors (Wicklow)
    2. Emily Mulhall (Wicklow)
    3. Emma Kelly (Antrim)
    4. Olivia Giltenane (Limerick)
    5. Shauna Ryan (Limerick)
    6. Stephanie Cochrane (Antrim)
    7. Lorna Fusciardi (Wicklow)
    8. Emma Doherty (Derry)
    9. Sinéad Woods (Louth)
    10. Paula Murray (Louth)
    11. Jackie Kinch (Wicklow)
    12. Mairead Kavanagh (Limerick)
    13. Eimear Smyth (Fermanagh)
    14. Kate Flood (Louth)
    15. Grania Murphy (Carlow)

     

     

     

     

  • The Mayo Ladies will aim to secure their place in the National League Division 1 football final on Sunday when they face the reigning champions Cork.

    The semi-final throws in at 3pm on Sunday in Birr, Co. Offaly.

  • Ladies National Football League
    Division 1
    Kerry 2-14
    Mayo 2-06

    Donegal 1-13
    Galway 0-16

    Division 2
    Tyrone 5-14
    Sligo 1-12

    Division 3
    Down 5-06 
    Roscommon 2-09 

     

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    Lidl Ladies National Football League - Round 3

     

    Mayo 2-07 Galway 1-07

  • Lidl Ladies National Football League
    Division 1 
    Mayo 5-14 
    Donegal 4-12 

     

  • Lidl Ladies National Football League

    Division 1 Semi-Final

    Mayo 1-20 Cork 3-12

    Dublin 2-08 Galway 2-07

     

  • Re-fixture details are expected tomorrow for the Allianz Football and Hurling League games which were postponed last weekend due to weather conditions.

    The football games will go ahead next weekend, as it was a free weekend for Allianz Football League games.

    Mayo will face Kildare in Newbridge.

    Meanwhile the Mayo hurlers were due to play Down in their final group game in the hurling league Division 2B. They have already qualified for the final of that division and that final was due to go ahead next Sunday. Details will be announced tomorrow of the revised fixtures for those games.

    Details of the refixed Lidl Ladies National Football League games will also be announced this week – Mayo were due to host Monaghan today.