"This means so much to Ballymacarbry" - Fiona Crotty Laffan on Saturday's All-Ireland semi-final

Fraher Field will stage the much anticipated All-Ireland ladies senior football Championship semi-final this weekend as Ballymacarbry and Galway kingpins Kilkerrin Clonberne lock horns.

The Waterford champions captured their fifteenth Munster title three weeks ago with a hard fought win over The Banner from Clare in Mallow.

Kilkerrin will come down with plenty of confidence, they are the current All-Ireland champions and will enter Saturday's game as favourites.


Ballymac though are enjoying a brilliant run and they'll be hoping to make the most of playing at home with a big crowd expected.


Speaking on Monday evening's "On The Ball" programme former Ballymacarbry star and All-Ireland winner Fiona Crotty-Laffan says they are an extremely driven group; "Hopefully the crowd will come out on Saturday, I think this means so much to Ballymacarbry, I know the Dolores Tyrell Cup, Dolores herself played for Ballymacarbry and actually captained the Ballymac team to win their first All-Ireland in 1987 so I just think this means so much to Ballymac as a whole and I do think the girls are really hungry for it. When you have the likes of the calibre of Kelly Ann Hogan, Bríd McMaugh, Sadhbh Hallinan, they've a superb team and a superb bench as well, it's great to have a nice strong bench as well".

Saturday's game will throw-in at 1:30pm and we'll have live updates across the afternoon on WLR.