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16th, Feb, 2013
Preview of the Tesco Homegrown NFL Round 3 Match Cork v Tyrone - Maire de Faoite
By Máire de Faoite
CORK captain Anne-Marie Walsh will be looking for a better defensive display when they take on Tyrone in the third round of the Tesco Home Grown national league on Sunday. The Rebels defeated Meath last weekend (3-15 to 4-4), however having conceded three goals in the opening half, the corner-back All-Star nominee is hoping to run a tighter ship this time out in Killeagh (3.30pm). “We put up a good scoreline against Meath, but I thought we were very exposed in the backline and it’s something we’ll have to work on against Tyrone.
“It all depends on how they’ll play things on the day, but we do have to improve," said the Inch Rovers star.
"Tyrone are a hard team to suss out every year and you never really know what to expect, which is why we have to be on our toes. By all accounts they've been doing a lot of work behind the scenes."
Mickey Rea's side lie second from the bottom of the table having suffered losses to Laois and Mayo, and they'll be hoping to get their first win of the season on Leeside tomorrow. Eamonn Ryan will be without All-Star wing-back Geraldine O'Flynn who is out of the country, while goalkeeper Elaine Harte continues to recover from injury, and defender Deirdre O'Reilly focuses her attentions on a possible All-Ireland camogie title with Milford in March.
Elsewhere, Dublin will travel to Laois which should prove to be the clash of the weekend, while Meath host Monaghan and Donegal travel to Mayo.