DUBLIN MINOR TEAM NAMED FOR TITLE DEFENCE OPENER

Leinster Minor Ladies Football Championship
Dublin v Longford
Saturday March 18th
Venue: St Margaret’s GAA Club
Throw-In: 2pm

Dublin Minor Ladies Football manager Martin McDonnell has named his first team of 2017 as the girls in blue begin the defence of their Leinster title with a home fixture against Longford in St Margaret’s GAA Club at 2pm this afternoon.

Dublin are the dominant force in this grade in the province and they won’t give up their strangle hold of Leinster easily. Also having reached the All Ireland Final last season they will be looking to go all the way again.

The first part of that journey begins today against Longford and as the competition is straight knockout, McDonnell’s charges will need to hit the ground running.

Dublin Starting 15:

1. Heather Smith
2. Shannon Murtagh
3. Rachel Brennan
4. Eimear Loughlin
5. Ella Thirroueiz
6. Siabh Hannigan
7. Heather Bolger
8. Jennifer Dunne
9. Niamh Hetherton
10. Clara O’Sullivan
11. Dearbhla Snow
12. Sarah Fagan
13. Ciara McDunphy
14. Danielle Lawless
15. Caoimhe O’Connor