Home GAA Ladies Football Your guide to Laois Ladies footballers’ Round 2 clash against Tyrone

Your guide to Laois Ladies footballers’ Round 2 clash against Tyrone

Clodagh Dunne in action for Laois. Picture credit: Piaras O Midheach / SPORTSFILE

Laois Ladies footballers take on intermediate champions Tyrone in Round 2 of their division 2 Lidl National football league encounter in Omagh today at 2pm.

Here we guide you through what you need to know:

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Laois suffered a 15 point defeat to Armagh in the opening round of the national league and will be hoping to use some of the mistakes made as a learning curve for this encounter with Tyrone.

There are no fresh injury concerns to be worried about, while Amy Potts, Laura-Marie Maher and Aoife Kirrane all remain out through injury.

It will be another tough encounter for the youthful side, but manager David Gibson is positive they can push on from their league opener.

What’s the history between the sides?

Laois and Tyrone last met in the round 7 of last year’s league, where Tyrone recorded a 10 point win – 4-12 to 2-8 – over Laois in Stradbally.

Both sides won their respective provincial intermediate championships, but didn’t meet in the All-Ireland contest before Laois were knocked out by Roscommon.

In 2017, Laois managed to put five goals on the board to defeat the Red Hand county by 5-7 to 3-11 to put one foot in the semi-finals of Division 2 with one game to play.

What Tyrone players should we watch out for?

Tyrone’s future looks bright in the palm of 17 year old Maria Canavan’s hands.

The free-taker and goal-getter grabbed 1-1 within two minutes of the Red-Hand’s All-Ireland intermediate final. She also captained her club Errigal Ciaran to the Ulster minor club title in December 2017.

Emma Jane Gervin proved another huge threat to Laois in their previous encounter last April and Aine Canavan – daughter of the legendary Peter – is also one to watch out for.

Skipper and former Tyrone captain Gemma Begley captain retired from the inter-county scene at the end of last season.

What has Tyrone’s season been like so far?

Tyrone drew their opening division 2 game to Cavan on a scoreline of 3-4 to 0-13.

This match was the first Live Stream of 2019 Lidl NFL games on the LGFA’s Facebook Page.

Where, When and What Time?

It’s an away day for the Laois Ladies as they travel to Healy Park in Omagh on Sunday, February 10 at 2pm.

Where can I follow the game?

We will have a full report after the game on site.

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