Donegal survive Kerry fightback to take on Dublin in quarter-finals

Women’s GAA Football: Cork to face Waterford after comprehensive win over Tyrone

Geraldine McLaughlin of Donegal in action against Ciara Murphy of Kerry during the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Ladies’ Football Championship Group 4 Round 3 match  at Tuam Stadium in Galway on Saturday. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Geraldine McLaughlin of Donegal in action against Ciara Murphy of Kerry during the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Ladies’ Football Championship Group 4 Round 3 match at Tuam Stadium in Galway on Saturday. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

 

Champions Dublin will face Donegal in the 2021 TG4 All-Ireland Ladies’ Senior Football Championship quarter-finals next weekend.

Donegal progressed to the knockout phase of the competition and will have a crack at the five-in-a-row chasers after claiming the spoils in a winner-takes-all Group 4 clash against Kerry on Saturday evening.

Donegal survived a second-half fightback from Kerry at Tuam Stadium to secure a 2-13 to 2-9 success. Goals from Geraldine McLaughlin and Katy Herron cancelled out the strikes of Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh and Niamh Carmody.

That result ensured second place in the table and a meeting with Dublin, while Kerry have been consigned to a relegation play-off against Tipperary on the weekend of August 21st/22nd.

Elsewhere in the quarter-finals, last year’s runners-up Cork will take on Waterford. Waterford were comprehensive 3-16 to 0-12 winners against Tyrone. Katie Murray helped herself to a couple of goals at St Loman’s in Mullingar, in a defeat that plunged Tyrone into the relegation battle.

It’ll be Armagh against Meath in the quarter-finals. The Ulster county are through to the final eight as Group 1 winners following their 3-14 to 0-12 victory over Mayo. Aimee Mackin scored a stunning 3-6 in the win at Ballinamore.

Derby

That result also means that Mayo will now take on Galway in a derby quarter-final next weekend.

In the other relegation play-off, Cavan will face off against Tyrone. Ciara McAnespie scored the winner for Monaghan in a brilliant 1-13 to 0-14 comeback victory at Breffni Park. The win ensures Monaghan’s participation next season in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship for a 30th successive year.

In the Intermediate Championship, the quarter-final pairings have also been confirmed.

Westmeath will play Clare, Leitrim will take on Kildare, it’s Laois against Louth, and Down will do battle with Wexford in the last eight, following the conclusion of the group stages.

In the relegation play-offs, it’ll be Longford against Roscommon, and Fermanagh against Offaly in the semi-finals, with the two losers playing off to avoid dropping down to the Junior Championship.

In the TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship, Antrim put themselves in a prime position to reach the semi-finals following an impressive 5-10 to 2-7 win over Limerick at Tang GAA grounds in Westmeath.

WEEKEND RESULTS

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies’ Football Championships

Senior
Meath 1-18 Tipperary 0-7
Armagh 3-14 Mayo 0-12
Waterford 3-16 Tyrone 0-12
Donegal 2-13 Kerry 2-9
Monaghan 1-13 Cavan 0-14

Intermediate
Sligo 4-10 Longford 1-11
Westmeath 2-16 Wexford 1-6
Clare 5-8 Fermanagh 3-6
Laois 3-8 Roscommon 1-7
Louth 4-11 Offaly 3-6

Junior
Antrim 5-10 Limerick 2-7
Wicklow 3-15 Carlow 2-7

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC quarter-final line-up - July 31/August 1/August 2

Armagh v Meath
Cork v Waterford
Dublin v Donegal
Galway v Mayo

TG4 All-Ireland SFC relegation play-offs - August 21/22

Cavan v Tyrone
Tipperary v Kerry
Note: Winners of these games will stay up – losers to play-off on August 28, with the loser of that game then relegated

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies IFC quarter-final line-up - August 7/8

Westmeath v Clare
Leitrim v Kildare
Laois v Louth
Down v Wexford

TG4 All-Ireland IFC relegation play-offs - August 21/22

Longford v Roscommon
Fermanagh v Offaly
Note: Winners of these games will stay up – losers to play-off on August 28, with the loser of that game then relegated

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