Compiled by Jackie Cahill
THE race for the 2022 currentaccount.ie All-Ireland Ladies Club Football Championship titles will be whittled down to six teams over the weekend.
CurrentAccount.ie All Ireland Junior Club Championship – Semi Finals – Sunday 1.30pm
Naomh Abán (Cork) v Castleblayney Faughs (Monaghan), Páirc Íosagáin, (New Pitch)
IN a low-scoring Munster Final, Cork side Naomh Abán did enough against Limerick opponents Oola to secure the silverware.
Defensively strong, Naomh Abán mined seven points at the other end of the pitch to land a two-point victory.
All-Ireland Intermediate winners in 2003, Naomh Abán now have their sights set on another national final.
Their opponents, Castleblayney Faughs, are fresh and firing, however, following an impressive victory against Belgium on their travels to Maastricht.
Monaghan senior ace Jodie McQuillan bagged nine points in that fixture, with Hazel Hughes collecting 1-3.
Naomh Abán v Castleblayney Faughs: L Hughes; U Twohig (capt.), M Dineen, E Creedon; E Kelly, R Corkery, M.E. Kelliher; A McDonagh, G Lucey; A Hoare, E Murphy, C Phelan; A Maher, L McDonagh, G Murphy.
Castleblayney Faughs (v Naomh Abán): R Treanor; M Carr, N Cavanagh, A Leonard (capt.); H Hughes, E Heavin, S McKenna; E Ruddin, O Maguire; G Hanratty, A McCooey, S Moloney; A Connolly, J McQuillan, C Farrell.
Salthill Knocknacarra (Galway) v O’Dwyers (Dublin), The Prairie, Salthill, Galway
O’DWYERS will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of St Judes and keep the currentaccount.ie All-Ireland Junior crown in Dublin.
But they’ll get nothing easy on their visit to Galway, where Salthill-Knocknacarra lie in wait at The Prairie.
O’Dwyers enjoyed a 13-point victory over Kilkenny’s Muckalee in the Leinster Final, with Shannon Richardson bagging a brace of goals.
In their Connacht Final victory over Drumcliffe Rosses point, Lauren O’Donnell and Laura Kelly combined for 1-12 and they are two players who will take close watching.
This could be one of the games of the weekend, with the winners going through to a Final on December 11.
Salthill-Knocknacarra (v O’Dwyers): L Carroll; K Connaughton, E Madden, O de Bairead; S Donnellan, S Divilly, R Reddington; Z Rather, A Finnerty (capt.); A Kelly, L O’Donnell, D O’Connell; A Nash, A Manley, L Kelly.
O’Dwyers (v Salthill-Knocknacarra): N Kirby; A Kelly, L Marry, H O’Rourke; E Kearney, A Curran (capt.), J Kehoe; E Byrne, K McCabe; I McLean, C Johnston, A Gibbons; A Breathnach, S Richardson, C Munson.