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24/09/2021

Waterford Ladies face into relegation play-off this weekend

Waterford Ladies face into relegation play-off this weekend

Waterford Ladies face into relegation play-off this weekend

The Waterford Ladies Football team face an agonising few weeks as they bid to maintain their place in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship.

They face off with Tipperary in the first round relegation play-off at 3pm in Callan on Saturday afternoon where the winners senior status will be retained.

These are two counties who have made significant progress at senior level in recent times but now face a battle to avoid the drop.

Tipp, in their first year back up senior, face a Waterford team who made the step up in 2015 after winning the TG4 Intermediate crown.

It’s a massive Munster derby in Callan with plenty at stake, as the winners will guarantee themselves senior championship fare again in 2019.

For the losers, there’s a second chance, as they’ll face off against the losers of the other relegation tie this afternoon between Cavan and Monaghan.

There’s one change from the Tipperary team that lined out against Donegal last time out, as Lucy Spillane comes in for Caoimhe Condon.

Waterford boss Pat Sullivan has made two changes to the team that faced Galway in the qualifiers, with Keeley Corbett Barry and Gráinne Kenneally in ahead of Kate Hahessy and Aisling Mullaney. 

TEAM NEWS:

Waterford: K Moroney; M Dunford, C McGrath, R Casey; Kate McGrath, Karen McGrath, M McGrath; E Murray, K Corbett Barry; M Wall, G Kenneally, K Murray; A Wall, M Delahunty, M Ryan.

Tipperary: L Fitzpatrick; L Dillon, M Curley, B Condon; A.R. Kennedy, S Lambert, S Condon; A McCarthy, O O’Dwyer; L Spillane, A Moloney, N Lonergan; R Howard, M Morrissey, G O’Brien.

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