Monaghan Begin Campaign Against Waterford

The meeting of Monaghan and Waterford, revives memories of classic encounters between counties having met in All-Ireland Senior Finals in 1994, 1995, 1997 and 1998.

Times have changed and now it’s a must-win clash for both teams, who find themselves alongside Dublin in Group 2.

This is Monaghan’s first outing since losing the Ulster semi-final to Armagh on June 9 – and manager Niall Treanor has handed starts to Karla Lambe, Lisa Flynn and Louise Kerley, who come in for Casey Treanor, Rosemary Courtney and Muireann Atkinson.

In a group with Dublin, this is a must-win encounter for both sides, as Waterford suffered defeat against the Sky Blues last weekend.

Déise boss Ciaran Curran has named an unchanged team, but dual player Caoimhe McGrath is listed among the subs and could earn a start.

Monaghan: B Tierney, K Lambe, S Boyd, L Flynn, A McAnespie, H McSkane, N Kerr, A McCarey, E McAnespie, S Coyle, C Courtney, C McBride, E Woods, L Kerley, C McAnespie.

Waterford: R Landers, C Murray, E Murray, Kate McGrath, R Tobin, Karen McGrath, A Mullaney, K Murray, C Fennell, A Wall, K Hogan, B Valuntaite, E Fennell, M Ryan, M Delahunty.

Monaghan v Waterford

Cremartin, throw-in 3pm

Referee: G Carmody (Roscommon)