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Cork, Kerry, Dublin and Monaghan advance to semi-finals

Updated: Sunday, 06 Apr 2014 21:51 | Comments

Cork will face Kerry in the semi-finals of the Tesco Homegrown Ladies National Football League
Cork will face Kerry in the semi-finals of the Tesco Homegrown Ladies National Football League

Eamonn Ryan’s Cork cruised into the semi-finals of the Tesco Homegrown Ladies National Football League on Sunday with a comprehensive 4-20 to 2-08 victory over Tyrone at Tattyreagh.

Orla Finn scored Cork’s first-half goal and the Rebelettes went on to lead by 1-14 to 1-03 at half-time, with Cathy Donnelly netting Tyrone’s goal.

Cork, who made wholesale changes at half-time, added further goals in the second half, with Aine O’Sullivan, Emma Farmer and Caoimhe Creedon on target.

Donnelly bagged her second goal of the day but Tyrone were simply outclassed as the Leesiders set up a semi-final meeting with Kerry.

Elsewhere, Kerry rounded off their group campaign with a 3-12 to 3-06 victory against already-relegated Donegal.

Patrice Dennehy, Louise Galvin and Sarah Jane Joy netted for Kerry, who led by 1-08 to 1-01 at half-time, as Aisleen Cunningham scored a hat-trick of goals for Donegal.

Mayo inflicted just a second defeat of the season on Monaghan, but a 0-12 to 0-09 victory for the home side in Ballina wasn’t enough to claim a top-four finish.

Nine-time All Star Cora Staunton bagged seven points in total for Mayo, who led by 0-07 to 0-01 at half-time.

Monaghan’s leading scorer was Laura Boylan with four points. Monaghan face Dublin The Or, despite this defeat, the Farney County will play Dublin in the other Division 1 semi-final.

Dublin finished their group campaign with a fifth victory from seven outings as they saw off struggling Laois on a 2-13 to 2-06 scoreline.

Dublin led by 2-02 to 1-04 at half-time before going on to complete a seven-point victory at Naomh Mearnóg.

Sinead Aherne and Lyndsey Davey netted for Dublin before half-time, with Noirin Kirwan (penalty) and Martha Kirwan on target for Laois.

Dublin face Monaghan in the other Division 1 semi-final.

In Division 2, Galway, Westmeath, Down and Meath have claimed the top four places, with Fermanagh relegated. 

Tesco Homegrown Ladies National Football League Division 1
Mayo 0-12 Monaghan 0-09
Dublin 2-13 Laois 2-06
Kerry 3-12 Donegal 3-06
Tyrone 2-08 Cork 4-20

Tesco Homegrown Ladies National Football League Division 2 
Down 0-15 Clare 3-03
Meath 2-16 Fermanagh 2-06
Galway 2-10 Cavan 2-08

Tesco Homegrown Ladies National Football League Division 3 
Leitrim 1-08 Tipperary 1-05
Offaly 0-8 Longford 3-12
Armagh 6-11 Waterford 1-05

Tesco Homegrown Ladies National Football League Division 4 
Antrim 3-10 Louth 1-10
Derry 2-01 Roscommon 7-15
Limerick 2-11 Wicklow 3-07

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