Cork and Dublin ready to rock in crunch ladies football semi-final at Croker

Cork and Dublin ready to rock in crunch ladies football semi-final at Croker
Orla Finn of Cork in action against Megan Sheridan of Armagh. Picture: Ben McShane/Sportsfile

SHE has won here fair share of Player of the Game awards already this year and Orla Finn will be hoping that either she or one of her team-mates will be picking up that award on Sunday evening.

To do so will mean they have defeated the defending champions, Dublin, in the All-Ireland ladies football semi-final and will be one game away from winning the Brendan Martin for the first time since 2016.

Finn will be one of the key players for Cork at Croke Park on Sunday, throw-in 3.45pm and if she gets the upper hand on her opponent then Cork will be well on their way to victory.

But Orla is well aware of the challenge that lies ahead and taking on Dublin, who are looking for three in-a-row of titles, in never an easy task, especially at Croke Park.

“We are all really looking forward to it, we have had a few weeks now to prepare for it and hopefully on the day we will get the result we want.

“It's a massive game and we will have to put in a huge performance to have any chance of winning. Dublin are a fantastic side, a very fit and physical team so we will have to match them in that regard.

“But we will be going there in a positive frame of mind and we will be well up for the challenge that we have ahead of us. It will be a massive test and a big day out in Croke Park, the first time the semi-finals will be held there.

“It is a huge event and a big deal they are there and whenever you go to Croker it's a big deal and there is a big prize at the end of it this time. I always enjoy playing there and we have enjoyed plenty of success there and hopefully we will enjoy more on Sunday,” said Orla.

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