HISTORY will be made on Saturday, February 23rd when the Cork ladies footballers play their first-ever game at Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Ephie Fitzgerald’s team will take on Munster rivals Tipperary at the famed Leeside venue at 5pm that Saturday evening in a 2019 Lidl National Football League Division 1 clash.
This will be the very first time the Cork ladies’ footballers get the opportunity to play a competitive fixture at Páirc Uí Chaoimh.
It will also be the first time that the Cork ladies line out in a ‘double-header’ alongside their male counterparts, who will take on Meath in Division 2 of the Allianz Football League at 7pm.
This is one of two Division 1 fixtures that the Cork ladies will play at Páirc Uí Chaoimh after it was also confirmed that they’ll take on Donegal on Saturday, March 16th, a game that will throw-in at 12pm and precedes the men’s fixture between the two counties at 2pm.
Speaking on behalf of Cork GAA, Chairperson Tracey Kennedy said: ‘We are delighted to have the opportunity to host these double-headers in Páirc Uí Chaoimh and hope that the people of Cork show up in numbers to support both our women’s and men’s football teams on these two very special occasions.’
On Wednesday, the Munster LGFA confirmed that Cork will play a senior provincial championship fixture at Páirc Uí Chaoimh for the very first time on Saturday, June 1st when they meet Kerry at 5pm in round three of the round-robin format.
This will be followed by the Munster SFC semi-final between Cork and Tipperary or Limerick, at 7pm.
Saturday, February 23rd
LGFA: Cork v Tipperary, 5pm
GAA: Cork v Meath, 7pm
Saturday, March 16th
LGFA: Cork v Donegal, 12pm
GAA: Cork v Donegal, 2pm
Saturday, June 1st
TG4 Munster Ladies SFC Round 3: Cork v Kerry, 5pm
Munster SFC semi-final: Cork v Tipperary or Limerick, 7pm