Limerick and Fermanagh meet at All-Ireland Ladies Football semi-final stage once more

The Shannonsiders lost out to this weekend’s opponents in last year’s semi-final, as they fell to a disappointing loss in Kiltoom, Fermanagh’s charge being led by Eimear Smyth.

Graham Shine’s Limerick side are back in action in the Ladies Football Junior All-Ireland Championship this Saturday, as they clash with Fermanagh in the semi-final, a repeat of last year’s penultimate fixture. Throw in is at 2pm, at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park in Longford.

The game will be shown live on TG4 YouTube here.

The Shannonsiders lost out to this weekend’s opponents in last year’s semi-final, as they fell to a 7-9 to 3-12 loss in Kiltoom, Fermanagh’s charge being led by hatrick-hero Eimear Smyth. The Ernesiders went on to lose the final to Antrim.

However, the Ulster outfit look set to be without Smyth who was the key difference between the teams twelve months ago.

The pair also met at the semi-final stage in 2020, where Fermanagh again came away victorious, beating Limerick 4-10 to 4-3. They would go on to beat Wicklow in the decider, earning promotion to the second tier. However, like Limerick a couple of years previously, they were relegated back to Junior the following year.

Limerick last won the competition in 2018, and since their return to the Junior grade, they have lost three consecutive semi-finals, twice to Fermanagh and to Wicklow in 2021.

The Shannonsiders lost last time out, facing a Down side who had also confirmed their semi-final status prior to the clash.

It doesn’t take the shine off a year where the team had impressive wins over both Kilkenny and Sligo, and they will be hoping to finally get over Fermanagh, and their semi-final shortcomings when they tog out this weekend.

Their opponents have been in impressive form, topping group two of the Junior Championship with wins over Carlow, Derry and London.

Down face Carlow in the other semi-final on Sunday afternoon. The final is to take place on Sunday August 13th.

Limerick face Fermanagh in the All-Ireland Ladies Junior Football Semi-Final on Saturday July 22nd in Longford at 2pm

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