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Cork and Monaghan seek final spot in Ladies All-Ireland decider

Updated: Friday, 07 Sep 2012 14:52

Cork's Nollaig Cleary and Aoife McAnespie of Monaghan in action in last year's All-Ireland final
Cork's Nollaig Cleary and Aoife McAnespie of Monaghan in action in last year's All-Ireland final

CORK v MONAGHAN - TG4 LADIES ALL-IRELAND SEMI-FINAL
This game is a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland final, which Cork won by two points and the defending champions go into Saturday’s TG4 All-Ireland semi-final on the back of one of the biggest victories in recent years where they annihilated Donegal on a scoreline of 8-27 to 0-2.

In a game where Cork had star performers in literally every position of the field, the Rebelettes will again look to Nollaig Cleary and Valerie Mulcahy to continue their impressive scoring to date.

Monaghan have already beaten their southern opponents this year in the National League decider but this is their chance to put right last year’s Final loss where many felt they underperformed.

The Ulster champions overcame a strong Mayo challenge in their semi-final by seven points with a tally of 3-3 from attacker Cathriona McConnell and will be confident of another win.

Cork: E. Harte, A M. Walsh, B. Stack, D. O’Reilly, B. Corkery, R. Buckley, G. O’Flynn, J. Murphy, N. Kelly, L. McMahon, C. O’Sullivan, A. Walsh, N. Cleary, V. Mulcahy, G. Kearney.

Monaghan: L. Martin, G. McNally, S. Courtney, C. Reilly, T. McNally, N. Fahy, A. McAnespie, A. Casey, E. McElroy, C. McAnespie, L. McEnaney, E. McCarron, C. McConnell, N. Kindlon, C. Courtney.