Thursday 27 June 2019

Cork ladies footballers set for historic Páirc Uí Chaoimh double

A general view of Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile
A general view of Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald. Photo: Sportsfile

IT'S exciting times for the Cork ladies footballers as they will make history with two league double-headers and a championship double-header alongside the Cork senior footballers in Páirc Uí Chaoimh later this year.

Ephie Fitzgerald's Rebelettes – who will be without recently-retired star Bríd Stack – lock horns with Tipperary in a Division 1 tie at the Cork venue on Saturday, February 23, their first competitive fixture in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

It will also be their first double-header with their male counterparts as they precede the Division 2 fixture between Cork and Meath, while they will do likewise two weeks later when meeting Donegal in a repeat of their 2018 All-Ireland senior ladies semi-final, curtain-raiser to the men's fixture between the two counties.

The cherry on the cake for the Cork ladies, however, will be their Munster clash with Kerry in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday evening, June 1, which precedes Cork's Munster SFC semi-final clash with Tipperary/Limerick.

This positive development for the LGFA comes hot on the heels of reigning All-Ireland senior ladies football champions Dublin playing two double-headers at Croke Park on February 2 and February 23 – against Donegal and Mayo – with both fixtures to be aired live on eir Sport.

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