Cork and Dublin renew acquaintances in Ladies Football finale

Galway's Nicola Ward and Cork's Doireann O'Sullivan. Credit ©INPHO/Bryan Keane
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Muireann Duffy

Croke Park will play host to one last set of All-Ireland finals in 2020 as the TG4 Senior and Intermediate Ladies Football champions are both to be crowned today.

In the first match of the day, neighbour rivalries will be ramped up as Westmeath face Meath, who will be making their third Intermediate final appearance in as many years at 1.15pm.

A place in the top-flight awaits the first victors of the day, somewhere Westmeath will be familiar with, having fallen out of the senior ranks in 2019.

Despite clawing at the door for the past few years, the Royal county has never won an Intermediate title, but their past final contests and an impressive win over Clare in the semi-final may just see them through.

Later in the day, Dublin look to clinch their fourth successive title, coming up against old rivals Cork.

The sides have met at this stage on five occasions, with Cork maintain the bragging rights, 4-1.

While Dublin may be reigning champs, Cork's record prior to the Dubs winning-streak speaks volumes. The Dublin men may have made history with their win over Mayo yesterday, but six-in-a-row is a feat which had already been achieved by the Rebel women in 2016.

Last year's semi-final will also be fresh in the memory of the Munster women, who crashed out of the championship after a 2-11 to 0-11 defeat at the hands of Mick Bohan's side.

Tomorrow's Senior final throws-in at 3.30pm with coverage of both games live on TG4.

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