Tyrone have a break in National League action this weekend but there is still plenty of ladies football on the agenda, writes Damien Donnelly.
Next fixture on the league list is March 6th versus Laois but in the interim week or so there’s no shortage of colleges football to be getting on with.
Four Tyrone girls have been named on the recently revealed McKeever’s Sports Ladies Colleges All-Star Awards.
Well done toClara McMenamin(Aghayaran St Davog’s & Omagh Loreto), Alana McShane(Clann na Gael & Strabane Holy Cross), Lisa-Marie Skeffington(Killeeshil St Mary’s & Donaghmore St Joseph’s) and Aine Canavan(Errigal Ciaran & Ballygawley St Ciaran’s).
The 20-strong Ulster All-Star squad will play the Connacht All-Stars this weekend in a challenge match.
In terms of 2011 Ulster ladies colleges competitions Loreto from Omagh have qualified for the Ulster A final following a good win over Monaghan St Louis at Fr Hackett Park in Augher.
Teri McCusker, Nichola Donnelly and Ciara McMahon were at the forefront in scoring terms for Omagh.
Loreto now meet either St Catherine’s from Armagh or Donaghmore St Joseph’s in the decider.
Carrickmore Dean Maguirc(U-20 B) play Assumption, Ballynahinch, and Strabane Holy Cross(U-20 C) meet Loreto Milford as Tyrone teams bid to make additional impact in Ulster.
The U-16 Ulster sections are also up and running, with U-14 segments to follow around Easter time.
On the club front, this weekend sees the start of the domestic minor league, a sure sign that the 2011 season is moving through the early gears.