Cork ladies footballers make four changes with league final berth in sight

Cork ladies footballers make four changes with league final berth in sight

Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald addresses his players. Picture: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

CORK manager Ephie Fitzgerald has made four changes to the team that defeated Mayo as the Leesiders look to maintain their 100 percent record in Division 1 of the Lidl Ladies National Football League.

Cork would qualify for the April 19 decider if they beat Donegal in Ballyshannon on Sunday (1pm), and Mayo drop points against Westmeath.

As Cork look to make it five from five, Fitzgerald has called in goalkeeper Caoimhe Moore, and forward trio Eimear Kiely, Sadhbh O’Leary and Saoirse Noonan, with Lisa Crowley, Ciara McCarthy, Libby Coppinger and Katie Quirke dropping out.

Donegal, badly in need of points at the foot of the table, have made three changes from the side that lost out to Westmeath.

Last year's runners-up Galway can also move a step closer to another final appearance when they host Tipperary at Tuam Stadium on Sunday (2pm).

Mayo could yet secure a top-two finish and they welcome Westmeath to Swinford Amenity Park on Sunday for a 2pm start.

TG4 All-Ireland champions Dublin face an uphill task if they’re to make a second League decider in three seasons.

They make the trip to Fraher Field in Dungarvan on Sunday to face Waterford (2pm) and boss Mick Bohan has drafted in star forwards Noelle Healy and Lyndsey Davey for this one, with Niamh Hetherton also handed a start in attack.

Donegal (v Cork): D McElhinney; A.M. Logue, E Gallagher, D Foley; N Carr, R Rodgers, N Boyle; N McLaughlin, E McGinley; A Boyle Carr, G McLaughlin, K Ward; N Gordon, E McCrory, C Sharkey.

Cork (v Donegal): C Moore; S Kelly, M Ambrose, A Kelleher; L O’Mahony, M Duggan, A Hutchings; M O’Callaghan, B O’Sullivan; O Farmer, Á O’Sullivan, E Kiely; S O’Leary, S Noonan, O Finn.

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