The Down Ladies team take to
the field on Sunday in one of the most important
games the team have played in recent years.
They face Clare in the Suzuki National League
Division Two semi final. Victory will see the
team promoted to Division One, a position they
have never before reached. It would also see
them compete to win a first divisional title
in the final against either Donegal or Waterford
live on TG4.
For captain Michaela Downey,
Sunday’s game represents the culmination
of six months hard work and is a game the team
is very much looking forward to. On the challenge
ahead, the captain commented “the semi
final presents a number of opportunities for
us. The biggest of these is the chance to play
Division One football next year - playing against
the best teams in the country is what we need
to do to continually improve our play and to
be sixty minutes away from that prize is a chance
that we do not want to let out of our grasp.
The work that the players and management have
put in over the last six months has been tremendous
and to reach a league final unbeaten in the
competition would be a nice reward for their
Down’s preparation for
Sunday’s game received a welcome boost
week with the announcement of a kitbag sponsorship
deal with Bonny’s Caravan Park, Newcastle.
They join the Down Ladies jersey sponsor ‘Around
A Pound’ in supporting the team this year
and the Down Ladies County Board would like
to extend their thanks to both businesses for
The Down Ladies game against
Clare will be played at a half way venue, still
to be announced. The Division Two Final will
be played on 4th May.