Donegal ladies hoping to get back on track

Donegal will bid to get the show back on the road when they entertain 2010 All-Ireland champions Dublin on Sunday afternoon, in Convoy. (Throw in 2.30 pm)

Donegal will bid to get the show back on the road when they entertain 2010 All-Ireland champions Dublin on Sunday afternoon, in Convoy. (Throw in 2.30 pm)

After losing their last two games away to Laois and home to Monaghan last week, it is very much a case for the Donegal ladies of dusting themselves down and putting the best foot forward against one the top teams in the ladies game.

“We were without Geraldine McLaughlin and Eilish Ward last week and it was like the Donegal seniors being without Michael Murphy and Colm McFadden. They are every bit as important to us as the two boys and really we struggled without them up front,” said Donegal manager Michael Naughton.

“We are going to be without Geraldine this Sunday and for the rest of the league, but I’m hopeful of having Eilish this weekend and that will be a big help.

“Dublin are a good side and are up there along with Cork and Monaghan as the top three teams in the division. But it is a matter of picking ourselves up and going out and playing our own game and giving a good account of ourselves.”

Dublin have won two of their three games with their only defeat at the hands of double champions Cork. They were promoted from Division Two last season having being relegated the year before and are chasing a place in the last four.

Donegal, on the other hand, are second from the bottom in the league table just above Kildare and need at least one more win to move away from the current league position to avoid a play-off with the Division Two runners-up to determine who plays in the top flight next season.