FOOTBALL: Six cracking games in store as Lidl All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Finals return
THE Lidl All-Ireland Post-Primary Schools Finals are back, with captains from the competing teams gathering at Croke Park today (Tuesday) ahead of six eagerly-anticipated games. (In attendance at the Lidl All-Ireland Post-Primary Schools Finals captain’s day are Lidl Ireland and Northern Ireland senior partnerships manager Joe Mooney,with captains, back row, from left, Senior B finalists Úini Ní Chonghaile of Coláiste Oiriall in Monaghan and Mae Hession of Mount Saint Michael in Claremorris, Mayo, Senior A finalists Áine Gaynor of Moate CS, Westmeath and Dara Kiniry of St Mary’s Midleton in Cork and Senior C finalists Abby Curran of Our Lady’s Bower in Athlone, Westmeath and Lydia Sutton of Sacred Heart Clonakilty, Cork, with front row, from left, Junior C finalists Róisín Rahilly of Mercy Mounthawk in Kerry and Eimear Gaffney of Maynooth Education Campus, Kildare, Junior A finalists Áine Brady of Loreto College, Cavan and Ava Kelly of Sacred Heart, Mayo and Junior B finalists Sophie Maher of Presentation Thurles, Tipperary and Bree McBride of Loreto Omagh, Tyrone, ahead of their Lidl All-Ireland Post-Primary Schools Finals. The 2022 finals will be contested at Senior and Junior levels, with three finals in each grade. The 2022 Lidl PPS Senior A Final between Moate CS, Westmeath, and St Mary’s, Midleton, Cork, will be streamed live on Saturday, April 2, and will be available on the LGFA’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LadiesGaelicFootball/. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile)
The Junior A, B and C Finals will be played next Saturday, March 26, with the Senior A, B and C Finals down for decision across Friday April 1 and Saturday April 2.
The LGFA and competition sponsors Lidl are delighted to confirm that the Senior A Final between Moate Community School from Westmeath and their opponents, St Mary’s, Midleton (Cork), fixed for Saturday, April 2, will be live-streamed on the LGFA’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LadiesGaelicFootball/
Three years ago, the Senior A decider, won by Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise (Laois), was live-streamed for the very first time.
The 2020 and 2021 competitions were unfortunately cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and there is a palpable sense of excitement surrounding the 2022 Finals.
In the Senior A Final, St Mary’s, Midleton, will aim to become Cork’s first competition winners since Loreto, Fermoy, back in 2013.
St Mary’s were beaten Senior C finalists in 2019 and standing in their way this time are Moate CS, who would become Westmeath’s very first Senior A winners if they can achieve victory.
Moate CS will look to build on the school’s impressive recent progress, as they were crowned Junior B champions in 2019.
The Senior B Final on Friday, April 1, will pit Mount Saint Michael, Claremorris (Mayo) against Coláiste Oiriall (Monaghan).
Coláiste Oiriall were Junior B All-Ireland runners-up in 2019 and now find themselves just an hour away from a possible Senior title.
The Senior C Final, which will also be played on Friday, April 1, is another Westmeath v Cork affair, as Our Lady’s Bower, Athlone, take on Sacred Heart, Clonakilty.
The Junior Finals will take centre stage next Saturday, March 26, with Loreto (Cavan) taking on Sacred Heart, Westport (Mayo) in the A decider.
Loreto have real pedigree in the Lidl All-ireland Post Primary Schools competitions and in 2019, they landed an All-Ireland double by winning the Senior A and Junior A titles.
Presentation Secondary School, Thurles, were Senior B runners-up in 2019 and the Tipperary girls now have the chance to land the Junior B title when they take on Loreto Convent, Omagh (Tyrone).
And the Junior C decider will see Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee (Kerry) up against Maynooth Education Campus (Kildare).
Further fixture details will be available shortly on the Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s Website: https://ladiesgaelic.ie/
2022 Lidl All-Ireland Post-Primary Schools Finals
Saturday 26th March 2022
Lidl All Ireland Post Primary School Junior ‘A’ Championship Final – Result on the day
Loreto (Cavan) v Sacred Heart, Westport (Mayo)
Lidl All Ireland Post Primary School Junior ‘B’ Championship Final – Result on the Day
Loreto Convent, Omagh (Tyrone) v Presentation Secondary School, Thurles (Tipperary)
Lidl All Ireland Post Primary School Junior ‘C’ Championship Final – Result on the Day
Mercy Mounthawk, Tralee (Kerry) v Maynooth Education Campus (Kildare)
Friday 1st April 2022
Lidl All Ireland Post Primary School Senior ‘B’ Championship Final – Result on the Day
Mount Saint Michael, Claremorris (Mayo) v Coláiste Oiriall (Monaghan)
Lidl All Ireland Post Primary School Senior ‘C’ Championship Final – Result on the Day
Our Lady’s Bower, Athlone (Westmeath) v Sacred Heart, Clonakilty (Cork)
Saturday 2nd April 2022
Lidl All Ireland Post Primary School Senior ‘A’ Championship Final – Result on the Day
Moate CS (Westmeath) v St. Mary’s Midleton (Cork)