Ladies football: Mourneabbey and West Cork drawn in the same group

Ladies football: Mourneabbey and West Cork drawn in the same group

Ciara O'Sulliavn, Mourneabbey gets away from Laura O'Mahony, West Cork. Picture: Larry Cummins.

THE draws have been made for the Cork Ladies Senior Football Club Championship.

The competition will be run off from July 25 to September 12, with three groups of three teams, followed by the semi-finals.

Defending champions Mourneabbey get their campaign off with a potential cracker as they take on West Cork.

These two have met in the final for the last two seasons and it would be no great surprise to see that happen again this year.

The champions will be looking to make it seven senior county titles in-a-row and they will be firm favourites to do so.

The break has probably done them the world of good as they will be well-rested and determined to continue on their winning streak. That winning streak has seen them win six Munster titles in-a-row and two All-Ireland titles in-a-row.

With clubs now getting their first chance to play games, it should help all sides in the local championship this year and make it an interesting campaign.

The other team in Group A is Éire Óg and it will be a very competitive group with three of the favourites for the title all in the one group.

The Mourneabbey v West Cork game is scheduled for July 28, but before that the first game of the club season, in Group C, will see Inch Rovers take on Fermoy, on July 25.

Inch Rovers won the intermediate title last year and went on to win the Munster championship, before losing in the All-Ireland final. Once the kingpins at senior level they will be hoping to get back to the top table and they certainly will be a force to reckon with.

Aghada are the other side in Group C.

St Val's are in Group B and they also get their campaign underway on July 25 against Bride Rovers. Val's will be favourites in that group, which also contains Kinsale.

The quarter-finals are scheduled for August 22, semi-final a week later and the final on September 12.

GROUP A: Mourneabbey, West Cork, Éire Óg; 

GROUP B: St Val's, Bride Rovers, Kinsale;

GROUP C: Aghada, Fermoy, Inch Rovers.

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