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Ladies Football Weekend round-up

Updated: Sunday, 12 Aug 2012 18:20 | Comments

Cora Staunton scored 3-11 in Mayo's win over Tyrone
Cora Staunton scored 3-11 in Mayo's win over Tyrone

Champions Cork have been drawn against Donegal in the quarter-finals of the 2012 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Senior Football Championship.

The draw for the last eight has also thrown up a Dublin-Kerry clash, while Bord Gáis Energy National League Division 1 champions Monaghan will tackle Mayo, who demolished Tyrone in Birr on Saturday.

The other quarter-final sees Connacht champions Galway up against neighbours Clare, who are fresh from a surprise victory over Meath.

The Galway v Clare and Dublin v Kerry ties will be played next Saturday, 18 August, with Monaghan v Mayo and Cork v Donegal fixed for Saturday, 25 August.

In last Saturday’s round two qualifiers, Mayo, Clare, Donegal and Kerry were victorious to join provincial champions Cork, Monaghan, Dublin and Galway in the quarter-finals.

The outstanding performance of the weekend was provided by Mayo forward Cora Staunton, who scored 3-11 as Mayo hammered Tyrone 3-12 to 1-04.

Staunton hit 3-05 from play and Mayo could even afford the luxury of 18 wides against hapless Tyrone - 12 of those in the second half alone.

Carnacon star Staunton was on fire, hitting all of Mayo’s first half tally as the beaten Connacht finalists led by 1-07 to 1-03.

Tyrone scored just a single point in the second half and 44 minutes elapsed before a player other than Staunton scored for Mayo, with Deirdre Doherty on target.

The Mayo and Tyrone clash was the second game of a double-header at St Brendan’s Park in Birr.

Earlier, Naomi Carroll’s late point secured a 1-11 to 1-10 victory for Clare against beaten Leinster finalists Meath.

Clare lost to Cork by 11 points in the Munster semi-final but hit back in spirited fashion to send the Royal County crashing out. And it was Carroll who sealed Clare’s passage to the quarter-finals with 55 seconds left on the clock.

Meanwhile, Kerry recovered from their Munster final defeat to Cork with a comprehensive 1-25 to 0-10 victory against Westmeath at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh.

Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh scored 0-11 for the Kingdom, while Lorraine Scanlon bagged the only goal of the game in the final minute.

And at Kingspan Breffni Park in Cavan, Donegal stunned Kildare by 3-13 to 0-13.

Kildare had beaten 2010 and 2011 All-Ireland semi-finalists Laois on Bank Holiday Monday but came unstuck against Donegal, who were hammered by Monaghan in the Ulster final.

Ciara D Shovlin scored two goals for Donegal, with Geraldine McLaughlin also on target.

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