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LGAA Previews Mayo eye return to winning ways

February 16, 2011

By Staff Reporter

By Pierce O’Reilly

Noon, Mayo vs. Rockland, at Rockland

Mayo will welcome back Ellen McGreal for this tie on Sunday when they hope to get back to winning ways following their Anne Kearney Cup Final defeat. The Westerners will also have Joanne McKenna back to full fitness, while Louise and Eleanor Fox should also be back to their best.

Monaghan haven’t set the league alight so far this season, but they have improved since the spring. The Farney girls will hope for big games from Siobhan O’Donovan and Sheila Sexton again on Sunday, while Mayo will look to their new imports from Tyrone and regulars, Karen McCaffrey and Fiona Ward. Mayo should be good enough to win easily.

1:30 p.m., Fermanagh vs. Kerry

Fermanagh have struggled from the off this year and will once again be shown little mercy on Sunday. Kerry will go all out for the points and should have little trouble pushing the Erne women to one side. The Ulster side have enjoyed the experience this year and will use the summer months to blood a number of new players. They will also try and built for the future.

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Kerry, on the other hand, have serious championship ambitions. It will be easy on Sunday but bigger and fatter fish are still to be killed before their mantelpiece sees any silverware. Mags Dineen, Evelyn McDermott and Roisin Grogan are the ones to watch on Sunday.

3 p.m., Rockland vs. Na Fianna

Fresh from their victory over Mayo, Na Fianna are brimming with confidence. Rockland will come prepared, but they won’t be strong enough to topple the visitors. Mags Fitzgerald and Joanne Hayes are good footballers and if they are in form, Na Fianna will make it two wins out of two. The home side need to get summer help in abundance if they are to make an impression on the championship. Na Fianna won’t be caught napping on Sunday; they’ll hit newcomers Rockland hard from the off.

New York training

The New York Ladies GAA PRO, Pauline Boylan, has confirmed that training for the upcoming season begins this Wednesday, June 27, at 6:30 p.m. at Van Cortlandt Park. Eamon Duffy will replace Philip Sheridan as team manager, while John Madden, Mary McEvoy and Gareth Bailie will be his selectors.

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