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Woods could prove difference in Corduff's bid to reach last four

 

By John Campbell

Eva Woods could find herself coming in for close attention from the Kingdom Kerry Gaels defence when she lines out with Ulster champions Corduff in today's All-Ireland quarter-final at the newly-refurbished Ruislip grounds in London (2pm).

It was in a thrilling Ulster ladies junior championship decider against Cavan champions Cornafean that Woods scored 11 points in Corduff's 2-16 to 2-14.

The fact that her side was taken to extra-time before securing their place in the last eight of the All-Ireland series underlines just how tough their mission was on that occasion.

And today they are likely to find life equally difficult a Kingdom Kerry Gaels team that overcame a Belgium/Munich side to force their way into the quarter-finals.

Woods, though, could prove a key cog in their weaponry today given her pace and accuracy.

In addition, Eileana McEnaney also carries a big threat in the Corduff attack.

The Corduff defence is noted for its ability to absorb pressure yet the manner in which Cornafean were able to pick off scores suggests that the Ulster champions must keep their guard up.

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