Mayo survive late drama to tee up ladies quarter final with Armagh 4 months ago

Mayo survive late drama to tee up ladies quarter final with Armagh

- By John Fallon

Kerry set up a quarter-final date with reigning champions Dublin.

The line-up for the TG4 All-Ireland SFC was completed on Sunday when Kerry defeated Westmeath by 1-12 to 1-10 in Killarney. The Kingdom led by 1-6 to 1-4 at the break and held off the Westmeath challenge in the second-half to secure a place in the knockout phase.

Kerry now face the difficult task of ousting the champions. Dublin showed what they are capable of when they secured their third big win of the campaign by defeating Monaghan by 3-20 to 0-4 on Saturday.

The champions will meet Kerry on Bank Holiday Monday, August 5, and also next weekend, Lidl NFL Division 1 champions Cork will take on Tyrone. Peter Leahy's Mayo side beat Donegal 1-22 to 3-12, with Sarah Rowe and Grace Kelly in top form, but they had to endure some late drama as Karen Guthrie scored a goal in the closing stages and was denied her hat-trick by a square ball decision.

On August 10, Connacht champions Galway will tackle Waterford for a place in the semi-finals on August 25, with Mayo up against Armagh after the Orchard County produced a stunning 4-9 to 3-11 victory over Cork at the weekend.

Tiarna Grimes of Armagh in action against Shauna Kelly of Cork. (Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile)

Meanwhile, the quarter-finalists for the TG4 All-Ireland intermediate championship have also been confirmed.

Sligo will meet Offaly, Tipperary face Clare, Wexford take on Meath and Roscommon will battle it out with Kildare for semi-final spots.

Sligo beat Limerick by 2-12 to 3-6, while Tipperary scored an impressive 4-17 to 3-12 win over Wicklow and Wexford pipped Laois by 3-5 to 1-10

And in the TG4 All-Ireland junior championship, Louth made sure of a semi-final slot from Group A, as they held on for a 2-12 to 2-11 win over a battling London side in Drogheda on Saturday.

On Sunday, Fermanagh also progressed to the semi-finals as they gained revenge for their Ulster final loss to Antrim when they scored a 0-12 to 1-6 win at Glenavy GAC.

Kerry captain Amanda Brosnan. (Photo credit: SPORTSFILE)


TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC, Round 3

Group 1:  Armagh 4-9 Cork 3-11

Group 2: Dublin 3-20 Monaghan 0-4

Group 3: Kerry 1-12 Westmeath 1-10

Group 4: Mayo 1-22 Donegal 3-12

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies IFC, Round 3

Group 1: Down 4-9 Kildare 1-9, Sligo 2-12 Limerick 3-6

Group 2: Tipperary 4-17 Wicklow 3-12, Meath 0-19 Longford 2-9

Group 3: Wexford 3-5 Laois 1-10

Group 4: Offaly 2-13 Leitrim 5-3

TG4 All-Ireland Ladies JFC, Round 2

Group A: Louth 2-12 London 2-11

Group B: Fermanagh 0-12 Antrim 1-6

TG4 All-Ireland SFC quarter-finals

  • Cork v Tyrone
  • Dublin v Kerry
  • Galway v Waterford
  • Mayo v Armagh

TG4 All-Ireland IFC quarter-finals

  • Sligo v Offaly
  • Tipperary v Clare
  • Wexford v Meath
  • Roscommon v Kildare