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Ladies' Football weekend preview

Updated: Friday, 17 Feb 2012 12:24

Tyrone target first win of the campaign on front of their own supporters
Tyrone target first win of the campaign on front of their own supporters

It's round three of the Bord Gáis Enegry National League and points on the board are now vital for some counties.

Sunday, 19 February

Tyrone v Kildare, Healy Park, Omagh, 2.00pm

Both teams will be desperately looking to collect three points from this fixture as neither have recorded a win as of yet.

Tyrone will be strengthened by the return of full back Maura Kelly but they are still operating without some of their key players due to injury. Kildare have conceded nine goals in the opening two matches. They will be hoping to reduce that average this week.

Monaghan v Meath, Tyholland, 2.00pm

Monaghan enter this tie as favourites however to discount Meath would be premature. Reports from their match last time with the Dubs revealed a very close encounter and a Meath side that are determined to move up the pecking order.

Monaghan forwards will need to be on form to break down the Meath defence led by Jenny Rispin and Irene Munnelly.

Dublin v Cork, Ballyboden, St Enda’s, 2.00pm

Two teams on full point come head to head. Cork have scored seven goals so far in the competition, Dublin will have to counteract the on form Nollaig Cleary and Rhona Ni Bhuchalla. With the history between these two sides, there is more at stake on Sunday than three points.

Laois v Donegal, Sarsfield, Mountmellick, 2.00pm

Both sides have recorded one win and one loss to date so Sunday’s match will be an important fixture to ensure they hold Division 1 status. The big question for the Donegal management will be who will curb the influence of three-time All Star Tracy Lawlor.