Meaney hopes the Rebels can hit the ground running in the league

Meaney hopes the Rebels can hit the ground running in the league
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CORK defender Eimear Meaney says she is thrilled with Ladies Football’s progress and that Cork’s aim is to get back to Croke Park in 2019 in order to bury the memories of the disappointing TG4 All-Ireland Senior Final defeat to Dublin last September.

Speaking at the launch of the Lidl National Football League, where the sponsors revealed they are supporting the broadcast of a weekly national league fixture as well as the All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Senior A Final this year, Meaney insisted Cork are keen to get back to action.

Ephie Fitzgerald’s side launch their Lidl Division 1 campaign by welcoming Galway to Mallow on Saturday (1pm), and she’s excited to get back to the playing field.

“We were bitterly disappointed last year. Our aim is to get back to Croke Park again this year,” said 2018 TG4 All-Star nominee Meaney.

“You have to take every competition as it comes.

“At the moment we are focusing on the league and hopefully getting the league off to a good start, onto Munster championship and hopefully go onto the All-Ireland series then.

“Obviously, we want to go back and get a second chance at it.

“But at the moment we are just concentrating on having a good league campaign.

“I am looking forward to getting back at it now. First league game this Saturday against Galway.

“So hoping to start the year with a good win and hopefully get a few scores on the board and start as we mean to go on.”

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