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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Ladies Football

Last year
# issue
'They're taking our top players. It is worrying' - All-Ireland finalists' managers on AFLW
Vikki Wall will ‘turn into the face of ladies AFL,’ says Meath boss Eamonn Murray. He and Kerry joint-manager Declan Quill share their thoughts.
# the last dance
'My family all said, 'You should leave now on a high'' - Meath's mastermind
Eamonn Murray and his side are going for back-to-back All-Ireland senior titles this weekend – and he won’t rule out calling time afterwards.
# Ladies Football
'There is no point in dressing it up. It was hugely disappointing last year'
Wexford joint-manager Lizzy Kent is hoping for glory in the TG4 All-Ireland intermediate final.
# Emma Duggan
'It is a massive team performance and nobody can do that on their own'
Emma Duggan was Meath’s hero in yesterday’s All-Ireland semi-final, and she’s not done yet.
# Reaction
Meath boss Murray: 'That's our best football that we played all year. Pure heroes, for life'
The reigning champions booked their return to the All-Ireland final with a hard-fought two-point win over Donegal.
# Royals
Duggan the Meath hero once more as back-to-back All-Ireland bid roars into final
The Royals overcame Donegal to set-up a final meeting with Kerry.
# Kingdom Come
Four-goal Kerry power past Mayo and into first All-Ireland final since 2012
The Kingdom were 4-10 to 0-13 winners at Croke Park this afternoon.
# Your Say
Who will advance to the 2022 All-Ireland senior ladies football final?
It’s Kerry v Mayo and Meath v Donegal in today’s semi-finals.
# Team news
Three switches for Donegal, as Meath, Kerry and Mayo unchanged for All-Ireland semi-finals
Croke Park hosts tomorrow’s last-four double-header.
# Emma Duggan
One last-gasp hero watching another, and chasing back-to-back All-Irelands with Meath
Royal star Emma Duggan is ‘fully focused on football for the next few years’ amidst the AFLW exodus.
# Ladies Football
With Dublin-Cork dominance broken, how big of a chance is this for the rest?
Meath, Donegal, Kerry and Mayo are the 2022 semi-finalists.
# Yellow Bellies
Murphy leads the way as six-goal Wexford storm into All-Ireland final
Murphy hit 4-3 to help her side to an emphatic win over Roscommon.
# Wrap
Fermanagh put seven goals past Limerick to book All-Ireland final spot while Antrim also progress
It will be an all-Ulster decider in the All-Ireland Ladies junior final.
# Royals
Duggan the hero as Meath claim dramatic victory over Galway
The champions are heading to Croke Park next weekend.
# Kingdom Ruler
Kerry star fires 2-6 in win over Armagh in exciting All-Ireland quarter-final
Aimee Mackin bagged 0-11 for Armagh in their defeat.
# Ladies Football
Donegal stun Dublin to knock last year's All-Ireland finalists out of title race
Meanwhile, Lauren McGregor scored 2-2 as Waterford ended Monaghan’s 30-year stay in the All-Ireland Senior Championship.
# Oh The Green And Red
More drama as Mayo dump Cork out of All-Ireland championship to book semi-final spot
This year will be the first time since 2002 that the Ladies senior All-Ireland final will not feature Dublin or Cork.
# brave
'I went through some of the worst days of my life grieving my Dad. Now I want to help others'
In a heartfelt interview, Armagh’s Aoife Lennon opens up on dealing with anorexia and the suicide of her father when she was 13.
# The Starters
Changes all round as Meath, Dublin and co. name teams for All-Ireland quarter-finals
All-Ireland champions Meath face Galway tomorrow, while Dublin and Donegal, Armagh and Kerry, and Cork and Mayo, also do battle.
# back on top
'I also fractured a vertebrae but the dodgy knees is the main issue'
Cork star Doireann O’Sullivan is back to her brilliant best, having gotten on top of injury struggles.
# hedgo
The dual star from a family immersed in Dublin GAA helping the Sky Blues bounce back
Niamh Hetherton says Dublin are determined to learn from last year’s All-Ireland final loss to neighbours Meath.
# Facts and Figures
'Not sustainable' - Inter-county senior level costing players average of €1450 a month
Over the course of a month, seven inter-county players across all GAA codes maintained a diary to track their expenses.
# Ladies Football
Mouth-watering double-header in store as All-Ireland quarter-final fixture details confirmed
Meath and Galway, and Kerry and Armagh will go head-to-head in Tullamore on Saturday, 9 July.
# Royal Rumble
All-Ireland champions Meath face Galway next as quarter-final line-up confirmed
Four mouth-watering ties lie ahead in the knockout stages.
# gemma begley
Always striving for better on and off the pitch - from Tyrone All-Ireland winner to GPA chief
Gemma Begley reflects on her inter-county career and the overall development of ladies football.
# Closer Look
What's at stake in the All-Ireland ladies senior championship this weekend?
The picture will become much clearer after the final round of group games on Saturday.
# Reaction
Meath All-Ireland winning boss excited for what lies ahead as holders march on
The Royals, Dublin, Mayo and Galway all advanced to the quarter-finals after yesterday’s results.
# rebel red
O'Sullivan's 1-5 helps Cork to winning start in All-Ireland series, Dublin book quarter-final spot
The Munster champions earned a five-point win over Donegal.
# fine margins
Mayo hold off Cavan rally to book All-Ireland quarter-final spot as Galway also advance
Tara Needham grabbed the decisive point for Mayo while Galway overcame Westmeath.
# Inspirational
'Before I started my chemo I asked my oncologist: 'is there any chance we can push this back so I can play?''
Down minor footballer Leah Scholes, 18, has not let a cancer diagnosis three years ago interrupt her hectic life.
# tricky
'I don't think timing of matches should be sacrificed for it to be played in a certain venue'
Dublin goalkeeper Ciara Trant agrees with manager Mick Bohan who had ‘mixed views’ about the Leinster final double-header.
# response
'Maybe Eamonn’s comments were a bit stretched' - Moving past AFLW saga, and Leinster final regrets
Vikki Wall has defended her manager after coming under fire for his comments earlier this year.
# Good Times
Fearing 'the worst' at seeing brother's injury with Armagh and AFLW interest in talented sister
Aimee Mackin says the county is on the crest of a wave in both codes at the moment.
# Aimee Mackin
The importance of Armagh ladies' new home and 'strictly Gaelic' amid AFLW interest
Aimee Mackin is one of the country’s top ladies football talents.
# Reaction
More to come from All-Ireland champions Meath after 'awful to watch' opening win
Eamonn Murray’s holders face Armagh next – a side he labels ‘awesome,’ and one with revenge on their minds.
# royal flush
All-Ireland champions Meath keep young Monaghan side to one point in big win
Stacey Grimes also finished with eight points for the winners.
# Off the Mark
Cafferky bags 1-2 as Mayo get underway with 10-point win, Dublin cruise past Cavan
The hosts defeated Tipperary in their Group A opener this afternoon.
# home comforts
'If I was in Australia when the girls won, no money in the world would have made me happy'
Olivia Divilly remains on the AFLW radar, but she’s fully committed to Galway and Kilkerrin-Clonberne for 2022.
# Maxi twist
'This is my fifth year and I think it is the most level the field has ever been' - Donegal boss
Maxi Curran’s side open their All-Ireland bid against Waterford this weekend.
# mark the diary
Meath open All-Ireland title defence away to Monaghan after Leinster final loss
The groups and fixtures for the 2022 All-Ireland senior ladies football championship have been finalised.