Decisive weekend ahead in Ladies National League

It is a decisive weekend ahead in the Lidl Ladies National League for Donegal and Sligo.

Last year’s league finalists Donegal and Cork go head-to-head in Letterkenny’s O’Donnell Park at 6pm tomorrow evening in round seven.

Donegal’s hopes of making this year’s semi-finals are still in their own hands, but they will have to beat the Rebels to guarantee a place in the top-four.

Galway are currently level on points with Donegal, but in fifth position in the table on score difference, ahead of their game away to Westmeath in Mullingar on Sunday.

Were Donegal and Galway both to win this weekend, third-placed Mayo would miss out on the knockout stages if they were to lose to Monaghan in Swinford.

Top two Dublin and Cork are already guaranteed a place in the semi-finals.

In Division Two, Sligo will have to beat second-from-bottom Laois at IT Sligo on Sunday at 1pm to have any hope of avoiding relegation.

Given their vastly inferior score difference, the Yeats girls will also need third-from-bottom Clare to get something from their home game against promotion-chasing Armagh on the same day, to ensure it comes down to the head-to-head result against Laois.

Meanwhile, St Clare’s All-Ireland Junior C Championship final is set to be played next Friday, April 13.

The Manorhamilton girls will face St Mary’s High School from Midleton in Cork in the decider, though a venue and time for the final has yet to be confirmed.