Cork and Munster champions Mourneabbey have marched into a fourth All-Ireland Senior Ladies Club Football Final in five seasons. Meanwhile, substitute Roisin McGovern proved the match-winner for Foxrock-Cabinteely in the day's second semi-final.
Maynooth University Town, in the words of manager Barry Prenderville, already “know the road to Cork well” having beaten Rockmount and Blarney United on their way to winning the Intermediate Cup in May and then Everton and Leeds in this year’s FAI Cup.
With Cork City not in action until tomorrow when they play host to Limerick, Dundalk will travel to Waterford this evening looking to convert their superior goal difference into a clear points advantage at the top of the Premier Division table.
With third-placed Derry City not in action until Sunday when they host Dundalk, Shamrock Rovers will tonight aim to close the gap on the Candystripes in their bid to claim a European place when they visit Eamonn Deacy Park to take on Galway United.
While first hosts third in the big game at Turner’s Cross this evening, Dundalk will be hoping to do their bit to narrow Cork City’s lead at the top when the champions travel to Ballybofey to take on Finn Harps (8.00).
After last week’s slog in the bog in Ballybofey yielded a 0-1 win over Finn Harps, Cork City are hardly expecting a walk in the park against Galway United this evening but they will certainly be hoping for less onerous conditions when they host their first home game of the new SSE Airtricity Season at Turner’s Cross.
With Limerick boss Martin Russell freely admitting after the weekend victory over Cabinteely that, at 21 points clear and with just seven games remaining, his team are already “home and hosed” as First Division champions, the runaway leaders will this evening get a taste of what’s in store for them next season when they travel to Richmond Park to play St Patrick’s Athletic in the third round of the FAI Cup.