Offaly Ladies to commence Intermediate Championship

Offaly commence their TG4 All Ireland Intermediate Championship in Lannleire, Dunleer on Sunday, with a 1pm throw in.

Down are buoyant after winning the Ulster Intermediate title recently – while Offaly lost out in a Lidl NFL Division 4 semi-final against Louth.

Offaly finished bottom of a 2020 Championship group that also contained Roscommon and Wexford, and will be hoping for better in 2021.

Down, meanwhile, were second in their group behind Meath and lost out by just two points to the eventual winners last year.

If they get on a roll, Down could turn out to be real championship dark horses.

The other team in Group 4 is Louth whom Offaly play on July 25.

Two of the three teams qualify for the quarter finals.

Down (v Offaly): K McKay; A Trainor, C Byrne, C Cunningham; O Duffy, M Doherty, K White; A Keown, A McCarvill; N Scullion, A Cull, L Duffy (capt.); A Laverty, N Ferris, O Swail.

Offaly (v Down): L Dunne; A Kehoe (capt.), O Whelan, E Corcoran; T Dunne, D Hannon, R Ennis; R Egan, A Gavin Mangan; E Maher, M Byrne, C Walsh; M Daly, A Carey, G Egan.

The game can be seen on the LGFA and TG4’s dedicated viewing portal here

TOP: Emma Maher of Offaly in action against Roscommon in 2019. Photo: Ger Rogers.