It’s not the kind of picture you would imagine for the Captain’s Day ahead of the TG4 All Ireland Ladies Football Final, but it’s not the kind of year we had envisaged 12 months ago.

THE 2020 TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate and Senior Ladies Football Championship Finals will bring the curtain down on a remarkable year at Croke Park next Sunday.

Meath and Westmeath will battle it out for the Intermediate title at 1.15 pm, followed by the meeting of Cork and holders Dublin in the Senior decider at 3.30 pm. They will be the final games to be played at Croke Park this year.

The four team captains were pictured at landmarks synonymous with their respective counties, ahead of what promise to be two fascinating encounters.

Meath captain Máire O’Shaughnessy was pictured at the famous Hill of Tara, while Westmeath captain Fiona Claffey made the short trip to Belvedere House Gardens & Park.

Blarney Castle & Gardens was Cork captain Doireann O’Sullivan’s destination of choice, while Dublin captain Sinéad Aherne got into the Christmas spirit with a visit to Grafton Street in the capital.

The victors in the Intermediate decider will step up to Senior Championship football in 2021, ensuring that there will be a Leinster Senior Championship next year, all going well on the Covid front.

Both games will be shown live on TG4 and worldwide on the TG4 Player, who are celebrating their 20th year as partners.

“It has been a relationship of trust and vision, not a transactional relationship based on economic gain,” said TG4 Ard Stiúthóir Alan Esslemont.

“We both wanted to improve the reach and resonance of our organisations and, by doing so, build a better, more diverse Ireland.”

“We have been fortunate to work with a wonderful team in TG4, who share our passion for Ladies Gaelic Football,” added Marie Hickey, President of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association.”

“There has been some brilliant action since our 2020 Championships commenced and on Sunday, we will crown our Intermediate and Senior All-Ireland Champions, to bring the curtain down on a playing year that we will never forget.”

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