2021 currentaccount.ie All-Ireland Intermediate Club Championship semi-final - Result on the Day
Castlebar Mitchels (Mayo) v Castleisland Desmonds (Kerry); Castlebar Mitchels GAA, 1pm
This clash will get the weekend’s action underway at Castlebar Mitchels on Saturday.
Mitchels, the reigning Mayo and Connacht champions, have former Fermanagh star Marita McDonald on board as coach – and she’s also sub-goalkeeper if required.
Orla Conlon, Danielle Caldwell and Kathryn Sullivan are well-known inter-county stars for Mitchels, who are captained from midfield by Lisa McMamanon.
Their Kerry opponents, captained by goalkeeper Fiona Griffin, have proven class in their ranks, too, including current county players Cáit Lynch and Lorraine Scanlon, who was a 2017 TG4 All Star.
Desmonds had to dig really deep to see off Limerick opponents Monagea in the Munster Final before Christmas, and they’ll need a big performance on their travels to match up to Mitchels, who were hugely impressive in their Connacht Final victory over Sligo’s Tourlestrane.
Castlebar Mitchels: Fiona McLoughlin; Kate Moore, Aoife Brody, Aisling Towey; Tanya Flynn, Orla Conlon, Danielle Caldwell; Lisa McManamon (capt.), Kathryn Sullivan; Grainne Flynn, Anna Tuohy, Eavanna Lyons; Niamh Hughes, Laura Brody, Sarah Prendergast.