The final pairing for the 2022 Ladies Senior Football Championship will be confirmed on Wednesday evening.
It’s semi-final time in the 3Dental Ladies’ Football Championship with both fixtures taking place this Wednesday evening.
Dromcollogher take on St. Ailbe’s in one semi-final with the second being a repeat of the 2021 final when Ballylanders take on Monagea.
Monagea are the defending champions after outlasting the South side in last year’s decider.
Monagea v Ballylanders
Wednesday September 21 at 8pm in Knocklong
It is a repeat of last year’s final when Monagea and Ballylanders meet this evening under lights in Knocklong.
Monagea had three points to spare when they met last November, holding out for a 1-9 to 1-6 win in the TUS Gaelic Grounds to claim a third title.
It was their second successive final win over Ballylanders as they overcame the same outfit in the 2018 before a pair of final losses to St Ailbes.
Ballylanders were appearing in their first final since 2018, when they were bested by the West side as they fell short of a four in a row.
This year, the champions have been impressive with three successive group stage wins booking their semi-final spot.
Ballylanders lost their winner take all tie with St Ailbes in their second clash which pitted them in the quarter-finals against Old Mill. But they had seven points to spare in a repeat of the 2021 semi-final to set up another rematch.
Drom. Broadford and Ballylanders had the additional task of playing quarter-final fixtures where they were victorious over Fehonagh Castlemahon and Old Mill respectively while St. Ailbe’s and Monagea topped their groups.
Paths to the Semi Final
- Rd1: Bt Drom Broadford 1-8 : 0-3
- Rd2: Bt St Brigids 4-7 : 1-7
- Rd3: Bt Old Mill 3-10 : 1-7
- Rd1: Bt Feohanagh Castlemahon 1-9 : 1-8
- Rd2: Lost to St Ailbes 2-8 : 3-6
- QF: Bt Old Mill 1-10 : 0-6
Will Monagea reach a sixth successive final or will Ballylanders get back to the stage they reached in 2021 and dethrone the champions?
St Ailbes v Dromcollogher Broadford
Wednesday September 21 at 8pm in Mountcollins
In the other semi-final, St Ailbes will look to go one better than last year as they take on the 2021 Intermediate champions Drom Broadford in Mountcolliins.
At the same stage last year, St Ailbes were dethroned by an impressive Monagea side who they had beaten in consecutive county finals.
The 2019 & 2020 champions have started this year’s campaign in style, with successive wins booking their place directly in the semi-finals. They proved too strong for Feohanagh Castlemahon in the opener before defeating Ballylanders to seal their last four spot.
Dromcollogher Broadford began life in the top tier with the most difficult of tasks as they were overpowered by champions Monagea. But the back to back Intermediate champions responded impressively as successive wins over Old Mill and St Brigids sealed their quarter-final spot.
In the knockout stages, they defeated Feohanagh Castlemahon to set up the last four tie with St Ailbes.
Rd1: Lost to Monagea 0-3 : 1-8
Rd2: Bt Old Mill 1-7 : 0-7
Rd3: Bt St Brigids 2-11 : 0-8
QF: Bt Feohanagh Castlemahon 3-7 : 2-9
Rd1: Bt Feohanagh Castlemahon 3-8 : 0-11
Rd2: Bt Ballylanders 3-6 : 2-8
It is a tall order for Drom with perennial contenders At Ailbes fancied to progress.