Cork and Mayo clash on Sunday in a crucial Lidl National League Division 1 fixture.

 

Cork can leapfrog Galway and move back into outright top spot with even a draw, while a Mayo win would see three teams locked together on nine points at the head of affairs after four rounds.

 

The Cork-Mayo tie fell foul of the weather last weekend, but they’ll look to finally get it done in Mallow on Sunday (2pm).

 

Champions Cork will aim to make it four wins from four when they welcome Mayo to Mallow.

 

The Leesiders have been impressive thus far in Division 1, and claimed a morale-boosting victory over Dublin at Croke Park last time out.

 

Mayo are motoring nicely too, with two wins from three outings, and they’ll look to build on their gritty victory over Waterford, a low-scoring Round 3 encounter played in difficult conditions.

 

The Cork team shows one switch, with Sadhbh O’Leary replacing Saoirse Noonan in attack, while Mayo boss Peter Leahy has made no fewer than eight changes in personnel from the team that started in the recent victory over Waterford.

 

Saoirse Lally, Éilis Ronayne, Clodagh McManamon, Roisin Durkin, Maria Cannon, Ella Brennan, Natasha Gaughan and Mary McHale all get the nod, with Danielle Caldwell, Ciara Whyte, Kathryn Sullivan, Alannah Duffy, Fiona Doherty, Jennifer Cawley, Rachel Kearns and Amy Halligan dropping out of the team.

 

Galway currently lead Division 1 on scoring difference but even a draw for Cork would put them back on top of the pile.

 

A Mayo win would make things very interesting, however, as that would see Leahy’s side, Galway and Cork all locked together on nine points.

 

A Cork victory would, however, see them well on course for a second successive Division 1 Final appearance, and a seventh in eight seasons.

 

 

Mayo (v Cork): Aisling Tarpey; Nicola O’Malley, Noirin Moran, Saoirse Lally; Éilis Ronayne, Ciara McManamon, Clodagh McManamon; Roisin Durkin, Sinead Cafferky; Maria Cannon, Lisa Cafferky, Maria Reilly; Ella Brennan, Natasha Gaughan, Mary McHale.  

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