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Tipp's Ronayne, Lambert and Moloney Speak To Us Ahead Of Their Clash With Cork

Tipperary Ladies Football will take on Cork in the opening game of this year's TG4 Munster Senior Championship. The game will take place on Saturday, June 2nd in Ardfinnan at 2pm.

In advance of the game we caught up with some of the Tipperary camp.

Shane Ronayne

“Winning the Division 2 league title gave the squad a great confidence boost and training has gone very well since. We know we are going to have to step it up a few levels from our league performances as we are facing a formidable Cork side. Cork narrowly missed out on reaching the Division 1 final and has been further strengthened by Doireann O'Sullivan's return from injury, along with Roisin Phelan and Hannah Looney rejoining the panel. We are very happy with our own preparations; the attitude of the whole panel has been excellent as has their application to training in the last month. We feel if we can perform to our capabilities we can put up a serious challenge to Cork. We are looking forward to the game; the players want to test themselves against the very best teams. Hopefully there will be a big Tipp crowd in Ardfinnan Saturday for what should be a very exciting game”.

Samantha Lambert

“It'll be a huge challenge for us playing one of the best teams in the country, I have no doubt it'll be a great battle. Cork has some seriously talented forwards who'll be hard to handle, but I believe we can put it up to them if we can all perform to our potential”.

Aishling Moloney

“It's been an incredible year and a half, topping it off with Division 2 this year. I suppose the league is the league and it's great to win in order to help us progress further as a team, but the main aim is to be winning championship games. We've been faced with a tough challenge in our first game up in Senior. We will be playing a very experienced side who know all about winning. I suppose as a team ourselves we need to start stepping up to the standard if we want to compete in years to come. We're aware of the challenge ahead. They've some phenomenal players. I suppose this is where we all want to be, competing against the best. As a group we do like challenges, we're looking forward to the battle!”

Get down to Ardfinnan on Saturday for the opening game this year's TG4 Munster Senior Championship.