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TG4 All Ireland Junior Simi-Final Antrim v Carlow

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4 TG4 All Ireland Ladies Junior Football Championship Semi-Final 2021 Teachtaireacht ón Uachtarán/President's Address Fearaim fáilte is fi che romhaibh chuig Cluiche Leath- Cheannais Sóisir Uile-Éireann TG4. It is my great pleasure to welcome Antrim and Carlow to Lannleire, Dunleer, for this afternoon's TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Junior Football Championship semi-fi nal. We already know the identity of one of our Finalists heading for Croke Park on Sunday, September 5, following yesterday's semi-fi nal between Wicklow and Limerick, and today's second semi-fi nal should be one to savour. The Junior Championship has been incredibly competitive to date, as four counties emerged from a fi ve-team group to contest the semi-fi nals, with Derry unfortunate to lose out. Antrim were semi-fi nalists last year and today they'll go in search of a fi rst Final appearance since 2016. For Carlow, this is a chance to make real history as they've never appeared previously in an adult All- Ireland inter-county Final. The counties met in the group stages and it was Antrim who had the upper hand on that occasion, as they ran out winners after extra-time. Antrim also beat Limerick to ensure they fi nished second in the group ahead of Carlow, who recorded victories over Derry and Limerick. Our 2021 Championships have provided some terrifi c entertainment to date and today's game promises to be no di erent. And as we approach the end of another wonderful season of inter-county football, it's incredible to think that this is the 21st year of our partnership with Championship sponsors TG4. We're rightly proud of the coverage that we have provided during this Championship campaign. Alongside live TV fi xtures, we've provided all of the other games in the 2021 TG4 Championships free of charge via our live-streaming service. We are streaming today's fi xture for our viewers at home and abroad and for two excellent teams, we're anticipating a cracking game, with the All-Ireland Final within touching distance. It is wonderful to have spectators back attending our fi xtures and your presence here today will add to what promises to be a terrifi c spectacle. Best wishes also to our match referee David Hurson and his team of o cials, while I also have to pay tribute to the county boards, volunteers and hard- working LGFA sta for their e orts in ensuring that big days like this run smoothly. Bain taitneamh as an gcluiche Mícheál Naughton Uachtarán LGFA

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