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McMonagle, McLaughlin can fire Donegal girls to first title


Star attraction: Yvonne McMonagle of Donegal
Star attraction: Yvonne McMonagle of Donegal
John Campbell

By John Campbell

Donegal will look to their twin strikeforce of Yvonne McMonagle and Geraldine McLaughlin to fire them to glory when they meet Cork in the Ladies' National League Football final tomorrow at Parnell Park, Dublin (4pm).

The pair have been in red-hot form for the Ulster side, their scoring exploits having kept them in the national spotlight since the start of the year.

In Donegal's league semi-final win over Galway, McLaughlin scored 4-4 and McMonagle contributed 1-4 of their team's 5-11 total.

Cork, though, enter tomorrow's contest hoping to maintain their quite remarkable record in the league as they seek to claim their fifth consecutive Division One title and their 11th since 2004.

Donegal, on the other hand, will be targeting their first Division One title although they can take heart from their recent league win over Cork.

On that occasion, too, McMonagle and McLaughlin were unstoppable, the former scoring 2-4 and the latter registering 1-6 in their team's handsome 3-16 to 0-12 victory, although they may find the Cork defence in more frugal mood tomorrow.

Cavan, meanwhile, face a formidable task against Westmeath in the Division Two final, also at Parnell Park (2pm).

Westmeath will be contesting their third Division Two final in three years having lost in their previous two deciders.

Their Breffni opponents will be participating in their first divisional final in seven years.

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