Limerick Ladies Footballers book All-Ireland semi-final spot with win over Sligo

For Limerick it will be a fourth successive All-Ireland semi-final since their relegation from the Intermediate ranks in 2019.

The Limerick Ladies Footballers booked their place in the last four of the All-Ireland Ladies Junior Championship with a 2-7 to 1-7 win over Sligo in Newcastle West on Sunday.

A pair of first half Cathy Mee goals were the big difference between the sides with Limerick hosting Down in the last round with their place in the semi-finals already secured following their pair of wins.

The Ulster outfit have also remained 100% in the championship with the final round game simply to decide who tops the table.

For Limerick it will be a fourth successive All-Ireland semi-final since their relegation from the Intermediate ranks in 2019.

In Newcastle West, they were faced with a side operating in the second tier only last year but Limerick were the better side throughout with Mee’s brace enough for a 2-5 to 0-5 advantage at the break.

Deborah Murphy had opened the scoring with the sides exchanging the lead before Mee’s intervention prior to the half time whistle.

The Yeats county did eventually breach the Limerick rearguard in the second period as Katie Walsh added to her tally.

But the Limerick defence remained firm from here on in to secure a valuable win and eliminate Sligo from the competition.

Speaking after the contest, Limerick manager Graham Shine said his side are learning quickly as they can now look forward to the All-Ireland series.

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