Ulster LGFA SFC Semi-final
Clann Eireann v Moneyglass
Clann Eirerann Park 2-00pm
Having finally slayed Goliath, St. Ergnat’s Moneyglass hit the road again this Sunday to face what could potentially be another tuff opponent in their own back yard.
Ulster champions, Donnaghmoyne were finally put to the sword by an Orlaith Prenter inspired St. Ergnats last day out and the Antrim champions will take great confidence from that win but they would do well to treat Sunday’s opponents, Clann Eireann with the upmost respect.
Clann Eireann are appearing in their first Ulster semi-final since 2017 and with home advantage they will fancy their chances of causing an upset against a Moneyglass side who reached last year’s decider but lost to the Monaghan champions.
Moneyglass produced what must rate as the greatest result in the club’s history when they travelled to Monaghan and Ulster champions Donaghmoyne and beat the greatest team in Ulster club history in their own back yard to set up a semi-final meeting with Armagh champions Clann Eireann.
Clann Eireann captain, Niamh Henderson believes that the Armagh champions can cause an upset of their own when the Marian Hill girls visits what is likely to be a hostile venue.
“We are focused and ready and have been training really hard. Everyone is fit and ready and we can’t wait for Sunday”
Clann Eireann defeated Cavan champions Drumlane 5-8 to 0-6 in their quarter-final meeting and in Meabh McCambridge they have a formidable forward who hit a first half hat-trick against the Cavan side.
Moneyglass represent a step up in class for the Armagh champions and Charlie O’Kane will have warned his side of any complacency and Orlaith Prenter, Cathy Carey, Maria O’Neill, Niamh McIntosh and Co. should have enough in store to advance to a second successive Ulster final.