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A tough test for Tyrone at Brewster Park

By Declan Bogue

Brewster Park in Enniskillen is to be a hive of activity today, as two Ulster senior Ladies' Football Championship quarter-finals are down for decision.

First off, Tyrone get their chance to show they can win at this level when they face Cavan, with a throw-in time of 1pm, Paul Swift of Monaghan in charge.

Manager Tony McVeigh will be without the services of one of his most prolific talents, Emma Smyth, who had surgery earlier in the week on a hand injury.

During a fraught league campaign, Tyrone won only one game, but that was enough to keep them in the top flight. They are coming up against a side that have spent the spring in Division Two, but have more momentum.

Manager Conor Barry was in charge for the Breffni ladies' first exposure to senior Championship last year, which ended in a heavy defeat to Armagh.

Meanwhile, Down and Donegal meet at the later throw-in of 3pm, Conor Dourneen of Cavan the whistler on duty.

The joint managerial team of Conor O'Neill and Sara Rankin have only been able to call on the services of Sinead Branigan, Grainne Hughes and Grainne McClean in recent weeks, and they will provide some of the experience that helped them to promotion this year.

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