DAVEY TO LEAD DUB’S IN 2015.
Lyndsey Davey of Skerries Harps has been announced as the captain of the Dublin senior football team for 2015.
The 25 year old account has represented her County at senior level now for over 11 playing seasons having first made her debut against Donegal in the 2004 All Ireland quarter final with the debutant contributing two points from play as Dublin went onto to record a 2-14 to 2-12 victory in extra time.
Davey went onto play in the All- Ireland final against Galway the same season aged just 15 years old however the fairy tale did not go to plan for the young Skerries native as Galway went onto lift the Brendan Martin Cup that day.
Croke Park acknowledged the talent of the exciting young forward in 2005 as Davey was announced as left half forward on the All Star team making the then 16 year old the youngest recipient of an All-Star award.
Having lost the 2009 All Ireland Final to Eamon Ryan’s Cork, Davey finally experienced All Ireland glory the following year when Dublin emphatically overcame Tyrone 3-16 to 0-09 in the championship decider.
Despite experiencing heart break in last year’s All-Ireland final once more at the hands of Cork Lyndsey Davey was acclaimed as one of the best forwards in the County by being named as right corner forward on the All Star team of 2014.
Davey was simply outstanding for Dublin last season scoring a massive 5-16 in the championship she was also named as Player of the Match in the Leinster final win versus Laois and again in the All Ireland semi-final victory over Galway.
Lyndsey Davey’s career to date has been quite impressive winning one All Ireland, seven Leinster championships, one NFL and two All Star Awards.
She has also been a tremendous ambassador for Dublin off the pitch last December Lyndsey presented a cheque to The Molly McNally Miracle Trust for €1,100 which she raised in the Skerries Harps GAA club Kube night.
Speaking this morning the newly appointed Dublin captain said “It’s a privilege and a great honour to be named as Captain of the Dublin Senior Ladies team. Our ultimate goal is to get back to Croke Park but at the moment we’re hoping to learn from our mistakes of 2014 and turn them into our strengths going forward! We have a young talented squad that we’re looking to develop and I’m really looking forward to the season ahead!”
Dublin open their 2015 TESCO Home-grown NFL campaign with a home fixture versus Monaghan on February 1st at 2pm in DCU.
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