The eagerly awaited rematch between Kilkerrin/Clonberne and All-Ireland champions Carnacon will take place in Ballyhaunis on Saturday, 3rd November as the Connacht Ladies Football Association announced details on all three provincial deciders.
The two senior giants of Connacht football played out two classics in 2017. Cora Staunton scored 4-13 as the drawn match in October finished Carnacon 5-17 Kilkerrin/Clonberne 6-14.
And a week later, late goals turned the replay on its head as Carnacon ran out 4-10 to 2-13 victors and took that form into the All-Ireland series when they were crowned champions in December.
Kilkerrin/Clonberne beat Roscommon’s KIlbride 8-19 to 0-3 in the Connacht semi-final and Carnacon were comfortable 9-10 to 0-4 winners against Knockmore in the Mayo final.
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Their meeting is fixed for 3.30pm and will form part of a double header with the Junior Final as Galway’s Naomh Anna Leitir Moir take on Sligo’s Tourlestrane at 1pm.
The Connemara outfit held off a St. Dominic’s comeback in the semi-final after seeing a seven-point lead vanish. County star Sarah Lynch stepped up with the final kick to put a 45 metre free over the bar.
And on Sunday, St. Brendan’s chase a first Connacht Intermediate title since 2001 when they take on Mayo’s Westport in Fr. Gibbons Park, Claremorris at 12pm.
Michael McHale’s team needed two attempts to get past Tuam/Cortoon in the county final before beating Sligo’s St. Nathy’s 2-6 to 0-5 in the semi-final. Westport needed a free taking competition before finally getting the better of Roscommon’s Tulsk.
The winners will play in the All-Ireland semi-finals on November 17th/18th. Connacht will have senior and intermediate home games against Munster and Leinster respectively. The Junior winners will have to travel to a Leinster venue.
2018 Connacht Ladies Football Finals
Saturday, 3rd November 2018
Junior: NAOMH ANNA LEITIR MOIR vs Tourlestrane (1pm Ballyhaunis)
Senior: KILKERRIN/CLONBERNE vs Carnacon (3.30pm Ballyhaunis)
Sunday, 4th November 2018
Intermediate: ST. BRENDAN’S vs Westport (12pm Fr. Gibbons Park, Claremorris)