Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim ladies name teams for quarter-finals

Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim have all named their teams for this weekend’s All-Ireland quarter-finals.

It’s a familiar-looking Donegal team to face Mayo tomorrow in the senior quarter-final in Mullingar, with Geraldine McLaughlin captaining the team from full-forward where she is flanked by Yvonne McMonagle and Roisin Friel.

St Naul’s Eilish Ward starts at wing-forward, while Naomh Conaill’s Aoife McDonnell starts at wing-back.

Four Masters’ Kate Keaney misses out through injury, though she is listed among the extended panel.


That game will be live on Ocean FM in association with the Clanree Hotel.

Sligo face Roscommon in the intermediate quarter-final in Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday and are captained by goalkeeper Noelle Gormley, whose sister Aine lines out at half-forward.

Katie Walsh, Elaine O’Reilly, Karen Maloney, Sinead McTiernan and Emma Hansberry are all listed among the substitutes.


Jacqui Mulligan is named at corner-back, and says that the squad and manager Paddy Henry have used the six-week break since the Connacht final productively…

Leitrim are without Sinead Tighe through injury, while Dearbhaile Beirne and Ailbhe Clancy are part of the Irish soccer team for the World University Games in Taiwan.

Dromahair’s Anna Conlon and Glencar/Manorhamilton’s Melissa Hewitt both start in defence, while Dearbhla Rooney is among the replacements.


Leitrim had to beat Longford in the Qualifiers to reach this weekend’s intermediate quarter-final against Ulster champions Tyrone in Carrick-on-Shannon.

They conceded 2-20 in that game, and boss Philip Brady says they need to tighten up in defence…