The Louth ladies Senior football championships gets underway tonight (Monday) as St. Fechins welcome Newtown Blues for a 7:30 start in Termonfechin.
The home side go into the game with form very much on their side following an impressive start to their league campaign. John Savage’s side have carried on their good form of last season in which they reached the Division 1 league final and won the Intermediate Championship. They have a strong defence well marshelled by County star Ceire Nolan while Pamela Campbell and Rachel Haughney provide guile and experience.
Rachel Kinch’s influence up top has been a notable feature and is a major part of their attacking play, how the Drogheda side cope with this threat will be key.
In a very competitive group, Fechins will start as favourites against a Newtown Blues outfit who have had a decent league campaign to date and have a number of injury concerns with the biggest doubt being Rebecca McAllister with a facial injury.
The management of Stella Tuite, Stephen Nugent, Ronan and Martin Philips have proven firepower in in their ranks with the likes of Cliona Smith, Roisin Crowe, Hannah O’Neill, Laura Downey and Laura Collins capable of causing the home side serious problems.
Newtown Blues only title came in 2014 when they caused a major upset beating Stabannon by 2-9 to 0-7 in the final. Laura Collins hit 1-6 of their total on that famous occasion and is expected to again lead the attack this evening
Halpenny Travel Senior Championship
Group 1: St. Mochtas, St. Brides, Geraldines
Group 2 : St. Fechins, Newtown Blues, Stabannon
Group 3:. Cooley Kickhams, St. Kevins, Roche/Na Pairsaigh
Hollywood Developments Intermediate Championship
Group 1: Clan Na Gael, O’Raghallaighs/Plunketts, Kilkerley Emmets, Dreadnots
Group 2: St. Patricks, Nh. Fionbarra, Nh. Martin/Glen Emmets, Glyde Rangers
Watters of Collon Junior Championship
St. Marys, Hunterstown Rovers, Geraldines B, Cooley Kickhams B.