IT’S a massive weekend in the 2019 Lidl Ladies National Football League – with coveted final slots up for grabs.
Six of the eight semi-finals will be played on Saturday, including two double-headers at Coralstown/Kinnegad in county Westmeath, and Glennon Brothers Pearse Park in Longford.
The latter venue will host the Division 3 semi-final meeting of Sligo and Roscommon at 12.30pm, followed by the Division 1 semi-final involving Galway and Donegal (2.15pm).
The Ladies Gaelic Football Association will stream three of the eight semi-finals LIVE on their Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/LadiesGaelicFootball/
Lidl NFL Division 1 – Semi Final
Galway v Donegal, 2.15pm, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, Longford (B Rice, Down)
Galway were beaten semi-finalists against Dublin last year but it took a late, late Nicole Owens goal for Dublin to floor the Tribeswomen.
Dublin also beat Galway in the last four of the TG4 Senior Championship, with Donegal losing out to Cork on the other side of the draw.
One of these counties will make a national decider this time, however, as Galway aim to make a first League final since losing to Cork in 2015.
A Donegal victory would seem them through to a first top-flight decider in two years, when they came up just short against Cork.
Galway and Donegal met in Round 7 of the League, with Galway coming out on top, but this one could be closer.
Donegal started the campaign like a steam-train but have tailed off since, with boss Maxi Curran hoping for a return to form.
Galway finished on top of the Division 1 standings with 18 points but they did lose out to champions Dublin along the way.
Galway are unchanged from their last outing against Donegal, while Curran has brought Aislin Nee in between the sticks ahead of Aoife McColgan.
This game will be streamed LIVE on the LGFA Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LadiesGaelicFootball/
Donegal (v Galway): A Nee; A.M. McGlynn, E Gallagher, E McGinley; N Carr, N McLaughlin, T Hegarty; N Boyle, M Ryan; K Guthrie (capt.), N Hegarty, A Boyle Carr; S McGroddy, R Friel, J Trearty.
Galway (v Donegal): L Murphy; S Molloy, S Lynch, F Cooney; L Gannon, S Burke, C Cooney; L Ward, B Hannon; O Divilly, T Leonard (capt.), M Glynn; L Coen, R Leonard, M Seoighe.
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