Ladies: Fitzgerald looking forward to Croker challenge

February 05, 2018

Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald.
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By Emma Duffy

Cork manager Ephie Fitzgerald says his Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 title holders are relishing the prospect of locking horns with Dublin at Croke Parknext Saturday.

The 'battle of the champions' will be televised live by eir sport and both counties are carrying 100 per cent records into what is an eagerly-anticipated encounter.

Cork put Monaghan to the sword on Sunday while Dublin earned a hard-fought victory over Westmeath on their visit to Mullingar.

Eimear Scally was one of four Cork forwards to rattle the net in Mallow, her cheeky chip one of the moments of the game.

Doireann O'Sullivan set the tone with a second-minute goal before her sister, Ciara, and Mourneabbey clubmate, Bríd O'Sullivan, bagged the other majors.

Kinsale's Orla Finn was on form throughout with eight points of her own as Cork ran out 4-14 to 1-7 winners.

Fitzgerald said: "Delighted with the win and if you asked me before the two games we would have won by 15 points or so in both I would have been delighted.

"I was happier with our second-half showing over our first, when I thought we were a bit lethargic.

"Happy with the four points ahead of a tough away game to Dublin next weekend but the girls are looking forward to playing in Croke Park."

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