Compiled by Jackie Cahill
Last year’s TG4 All-Ireland senior finalists Dublin and Cork could wrap up 2021 quarter-final slots on Saturday – and both managers have shuffled their packs ahead of fixtures with Waterford and Tipperary respectively.
Cork have made four changes to the side that beat Meath in round 1 as they aim to secure top spot in Group 2.
The Rebelettes make the trip to Sean Treacy Park in Tipperary town for a 2pm start against hosts Tipperary, who were relegated from Division 1 of the Lidl National League.
Eimear Meaney, Clare O’Shea, Áine O’Sullivan and Orlagh Farmer are named in the Cork starting line-up for this fixture – and they replace Méabh Cahalane, Maire O’Callaghan, Libby Coppinger and Orla Finn.
Tipperary manager Declan Carr, the Premier County’s 1991 All-Ireland SHC winning captain, has made three changes to the side that started in the unsuccessful relegation play-off against Westmeath in the Lidl National League.
Laura Nagle, Laura Dillon and Niamh Hayes come into the starting line-up, with Clodagh Horgan, Edith Carroll and Áine Delaney named among the substitutes.
Tipperary are without long-term absentees Aishling Moloney and Emma Morrissey for this one.
Cork: M O’Brien (capt.); M Ambrose, R Phelan, E Meaney; E O’Shea, C O’Shea, M Duggan; A Hutchings, H Looney; O Farmer, C O’Sullivan, Á O’Sullivan; S O’Leary, B O’Sullivan, E Scally.
Tipperary: L Fitzpatrick; L Nagle, M Curley, E Cronin; L Spillane, C Kennedy, E Kelly; A.R. Kennedy (capt.), O O’Dwyer; C O’Dwyer, A Fennessy, L Dillon; R Howard, N Hayes, A McGuigan.
WATERFORD FACE TOUGH TASK
Dublin meanwhile, make five changes in personnel to the side that accounted for Tyrone in round 1, as they prepare to take on the Déise in Baltinglass in Group 3 (2pm).
Niamh Collins, Orlagh Nolan, Siobhan McGrath, Lyndsey Davey and Carla Rowe are all drafted into the starting line-up, with Laura McGinley, Hannah Leahy, Lucy Collins, Niamh Hetherton and Siobhan Killeen dropping out.
This will be the third year in succession that Dublin have met Waterford in the group stages – with just four points separating the sides last year.
Waterford haven’t played a competitive fixture since concluding their Lidl National League campaign against Cork on June 6 – and there are two changes to the side that started on that occasion.
Róisín Tobin and Bríd McMaugh are named in the starting line-up, as Caoimhe McGrath and Kate McGrath drop out of the team.
Waterford: R Landers; M Dunford, L Mulcahy, R Casey; M Wall (capt.), K McGrath, A Mullaney; C Fennell, E Murray; R Tobin, M Delahunty, B McMaugh; E Fennell, K Murray, A Wall.
Dublin: C Trant; N Collins, O Carey, M Byrne; O Nolan, S McGrath, L Caffrey; J Dunne, L Magee; H Tyrrell, L Davey, C Rowe; C O’Connor, N McEvoy, S Aherne (capt.).