DONEGAL have the chance to win a first TG4 Ladies Ulster SFC title on Sunday – against Monaghan at Clones.
This season, Davy McLaughlin’s troops had a decent campaign in the TESCO Homegrown Ladies National Football League, where they reached the final only to lose heavily to Armagh at Parnell Park, 4-18 to 4-6.
Come the Ulster championship, Donegal enjoyed a facile 10-35 to 0-4 win over Down for starts prior to an impressive 3-19 to 1-7 victory over Tyrone.
Sunday week’s opponents, Monaghan, though, possess a frightening record at provincial level. Last year’s surprise 2-14 to 1-8 loss to Armagh was the Farney County’s first time not capturing an Ulster title since 2009. In fact, since 2000, from the 15 finals contested, Monaghan have featured in 14 and won eight.
“I do think it is time that we pushed on,” captain Katy Herron said. “It’s there for the taking. But I’m sure Monaghan think the same. It’s just about on the day so hopefully we get off to a good start.”
Listen to her interview in full with Charlie Collins …