Thursday 17 August 2017

Breffni girls face Lake decider

Cavan were 0-10 to 0-6 clear at the break before Aishling Sheridan netted early in the second half. Photo: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Cavan were 0-10 to 0-6 clear at the break before Aishling Sheridan netted early in the second half. Photo: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

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Cavan and Westmeath will battle it out for promotion from Division 2 of the Lidl Ladies National Football League on Sunday week after they emerged comfortable winners from yesterday's semi-finals.

Westmeath saw off Leinster rivals Laois by 2-17 to 1-10, before Cavan beat Clare by 3-16 to 0-11.

In the first game of a double-header in Birr, Westmeath had much of the heavy lifting done by half-time, having established a 1-9 to 0-2 lead.

Ciara Blundell scored the first-half goal for the Lake County, as Laois goalkeeper Ciamh Dollard performed heroics to prevent further three-pointers.

Kelly Boyce Jordan scored Westmeath's second goal as they moved 2-13 to 0-7 clear, before Laois scored a late consolation goal from Meaghan Dunne.

In the Cavan-Clare clash, three second-half goals secured progress for the Breffni girls.

Cavan were 0-10 to 0-6 clear at the break before Aishling Sheridan netted early in the second half.

The Breffni county, for whom Claragh O'Reilly excelled, lost Sinead Greene to the sin-bin but still managed late goals from O'Reilly and Elizabeth Farrelly McGee, to put a gloss on the win.

Meanwhile, it will be Cork against Donegal for Division 1 honours on May 7.

Cork are on course for a fifth successive title after a 1-16 to 0-13 victory over Dublin at Nowlan Park on Saturday sealed a place in a tenth successive final.

Orla Finn, with 0-7, including four points from play, and Eimear Scally with 1-3 were Dublin's tormentors-in-chief and the Metropolitans finished the game with 14 players when Niamh Collins was sin-binned late on.

In the second semi-final at Markievicz Park in Sligo, Donegal overwhelmed Galway by 5-11 to 1-7, with lethal inside forwards Geraldine McLaughlin helping herself to 4-4 and Yvonne McMonagle 1-4. Galway's Áine McDonagh was sent off late on.

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