Neasa Dooley in action for Kildare ladies against Longford. Photo Michelle Sharkey/ LGFA Facebook)
Kildare ladies will take on a tough Wexford side this afternoon in the Ladies Intermediate Football semi final, throw-in 2pm, at St Conleth's Park, Newbridge. Despite having home advantage, the Lilywhites are under no illusion as to the tough task ahead of them.
Our feature photo here shows Neasa Dooley (Castledermot) against Longford when she hit 1-03 for Kildare, to secure a place in the Leinster IFC semi-final.
Longford gave the Lilies a fright with a late onslaught; the game went into lengthy injury time before Kildare secured victory.
“Wexford beat us last year in the League Round Robin series” said Donal Fitzpatrick, Leinster and Kildare LGFA PRO. “And in the Championship, so we know Sunday's game is going to be tough; also, they are a Div 2 team so our girls will have it all to do”.
Kildare: Cliodhna Malone (Milltown); Rachel Cribbin (Balyna), Siobhan O'Sullivan (Eadestown), Shauna Kendrick (Sarsfields); Claire Sullivan (Carbury), Lara Gilbert (Kildangan Nurney), Trina Duggan (Suncroft); SPaularah Munnelly (Confey), Grace Clifford, capt (Eadestown); Lara Curran (Milltown), Ciara Wheeler (Laurence's), Aoife Rattigan (Cappagh); Ellen Dowling (Suncroft), Neasa Dooley (Castledermot), Mikaela McKenna (Na Fianna).
Subs: Amy Heffernan (Round Towers); Molly Aspell (Kilcullen); Emily Birch (Leixlip); Emma Carrol (Kill); Paula Doran (Confey); Gemma Hartnett (Sarsfields); Amy Horan (Ballymore Eustace); Eva Kehoe (Suncroft); Dervla McGinn (Maynooth); Hazel McLoughlin (Eadestown); Sally Murphy (Kilcullen); Ciara Wosser (Cappagh); Molly Price (Sarsfields); Louise Scully (Ellistown) and Orlaith Sullivan (Carbury).
Manager Daniel Moynihan.
Disappointment for the Kildare U 14 side who lost to Cork yesterday in the U 14 All-Ireland semi-final.
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The game was played at at Sean Tracey Park, South Tipperary. “The team and management can hold their heads high and be proud of all they have achieved this year” said Donal Fitzpatrick.