By Michael McMullan
WHILE champions Donaghmoyne host Moneyglass on Sunday, a repeat of last year’s decider, in the tie of the round, there are three other games down for decision in the Ulster Ladies Senior Club Championship.
The last time Errigal Ciaran were in an Ulster final, in 2007, they were winners over Donaghmoyne who were reigning All-Ireland champions at the time.
Errigal landed their fourth Tyrone title recently and face Donegal giants Termon on home soil on Sunday (2pm).
They needed extra-time to see off holders St Macartan’s (2-15 to 3-11) in the Tyrone decider.
Maria Canavan’s free pulled Errigal into extra-time after coming from four points down.
Sunday’s opponents know what it is like to battle their way to victory.
Termon needed free kicks to see off Glenfin to retain their title after the sides were level, 1-11 to 0-14, after extra-time.
Attacking ace Geraldine McLaughlin will be on Errigal’s radar after hitting a dozen points in the Donegal decider and it was Ciara McGarvey who kicked the winning free.
Termon have lost two Ulster finals since their 2014 success and this has the makings of a cracker.
Bredagh took Donaghmoyne to replay in the 2021 Ulster final before falling short and they begin their latest Ulster journey with a trip to Kinawley on Sunday (2pm).
They hit a staggering 5-21 in their Down final win over Kilcoo to leave a marker of their intent.
It was a first ever senior decide for Kilcoo, but a sixth successive Bredagh title – their 10th in all – and they’ll be hoping to make their mark in Ulster after losing to Moneyglass in the first round last season.
Ciara McCreanor, Eva Hicks and Eilish Ward scored first-half goals to put them well on their way.
Star player Niamh McManus was on fire as Kinawley downed Derrygonnelly to keep their grip on the title in Fermanagh.
After winning the Ulster Intermediate title in 2021, Kinawley were beaten by St Macartan’s and face a touch test this weekend.
The final game, also with a 2pm start, sees Cavan’s Drumlane host Clann Éireann who had a comfortable win over Carrickcruppen in the Orchard decider.
Niamh Murray hit 1-5 of their tally in a storming second half performance.
Drumlane, in their first ever senior final, saw off Lacken in a cracking final thanks to the kicking of county star Bronagh Sheridan and goals from Kiera Ward, Niamh Brady and Cara Maguire.
The winners will advance to the semi-finals on the first weekend of November.