IT’S win-or-bust for Donegal ladies on Saturday when they face Kerry in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship (Tuam Stadium 5pm).a
With Galway assured of top spot, the winners here will also progress to the quarter-finals.
Will it be Kerry, who lost by just a point to Galway, or Donegal, who conceded three goals in the space of two minutes against the Westerners, and lost out by five points?
Bar that disastrous period for Donegal, they were competitive against Galway and will feel they’re good enough to get the better of Kerry.
But the Kingdom showed significant improvement following their Lidl NFL Division 2 loss against Meath when they gave a fine account of themselves against Galway.
A nervy TV battle is in store here – with Dublin awaiting the winners – while the losers will face into the relegation play-offs.
Kerry are unchanged, while Donegal have brought in Treasa Jenkins for Amy Boyle Carr.
Donegal (v Kerry): A McColgan; N Carr, E McGinley, E Gallagher; T Jenkins, Nicole McLaughlin, R Rodgers; K Herron, S Twohig; B McLaughlin, Niamh McLaughlin, N Boyle; N Hegarty, K Guthrie, G McLaughlin.
Kerry (v Donegal): C Butler; C O’Brien, A Desmond (capt.), C Murphy; A O’Connell, K Cronin, C Lynch; L Scanlon, N Carmody; M O’Connell, C Evans, L Galvin; D O’Leary, E Dineen, L Ní Mhuircheartaigh.