Dublin hoping lessons learned in the early rounds of the league will be key in their Division 1 relegation play-off against Clare
Dublin Senior Camogie manager Adrian O’Sullivan has named the team he hopes will maintain his sides league status as they face Clare in their Division 1 relegation play-off.
New manager O’Sullivan and his squad had little time to get to know each other before heading into league action but both parties will be hoping that lessons learned in their group games will be vital in securing their a Division 1 status for next season with victory over Clare.
Dublin provided stiff opposition for All-Ireland champions Kilkenny in round 1 of the Littlewoods Ireland National Camogie Leagues eventually suffering defeat by 1-08 to 0-06.
Offaly were the opposition for round 2 with the Dubs needing a win to avoid being embroiled in a relegation battle. O’Sullivans side were level at half-time and then had their best spell of the game on the resumption and led by six at one stage.
But the concession of three very poor goals stopped them in their tracks and Offaly held on for a two point win on a scoreline of 4-07 to 1-14.
Although not the result they wanted there was plenty to be optimistic about from the Dublin performance and if they have tightened up the defence for tomorrow’s game they have every chance to claim their first win of 2021.
Clare similarly are looking to find their name in the win column this year after suffering defeats to Galway by 3-11 to 0-15 and Limerick by 2-14 to 1-11.
They certainly have plenty of forward talent in the shape of Chloe Morey and Eimear Kelly to name just two who given enough quality ball will cause Dublin plenty of problems and it will be vital for O’Sullivans side to disrupt those supply lines.
Both sides will be desperate to remain in Division 1 and looking at the teams league campaigns to date tomorrow’s relegation play-off could very well be decided by the smallest of margins.
Tomorrow’s game takes place in St Brendan’s Park in Birr in Offaly at 5pm and the game will be Live streamed on the Dublin Camogie YouTube channel.
Dublin Senior Camogie Starting 15
1. Ciara Tierney (Na Fianna)
2. Deirdre Johnstone (Naomh Uinsionn)
3. Eve O’Brien (Na Fianna)
4. Muireann Kelleher (Naomh Uinsionn)
5. Emma O’Byrne (C) (Good Counsel)
6. Gainne Quinn (Naomh Uinsionn)
7. Hannah Hegarty (C) (Naomh Jude)
8. Emma Flanaghan (Lucan Sarsfields)
9. Leah Butler (Naomh Jude)
10. Niamh Gannon (Naomh Jude)
11. Jody Couch (St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh
12. Aoife Whelan (Castleknock)
13. Cliodhna Nicoletti (Naomh Jude)
14. Kerrie Finnegan (Faughs Celtic)
15. Aisling Maher (Naomh Uinsionn)
Dublin Senior Camogie Substitutes
16. Faye McCarthy (Naomh Jude)
17. Aine Woods (Naomh Uinsionn)
18. Aisling Carolan (St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh)
19. Ali Twomey (Lucan Sarsfields)
20. Aoife Walsh (Naomh Jude)
21. Caragh Dawson (Naomh Jude)
22. Ciara O’Leary (Naomh Uinsionn)
23. Ellen McGovern (Naomh Uinsionn)
24. Elyse Jamieson Murphy (Na Fianna)
25. Gaby Couch (St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh)
26. Julia Buckley (Kilmacud Crokes)
27. Laura Quinn (Lucan Sarsfields)
28. Orla Gray (Na Fianna)
29. Roisin Baker (Na Fianna)
30. Rosie Kenneally (Naomh Mearnóg)
Clare Senior Camogie Starting 15
1. Doireann Murphy (Clarecastle)
2. Ciara Grogan (Clooney Quin)
3. Clare Hehir (C) (Inagh Kilnamona)
4. Susan Daly (Scariff Ogonnelloe)
5. Alannah Ryan (Kilkishen)
6. Niamh O’Dea (Kilmaley)
7, Laura McMahon (Newmarket on Fergus)
8. Orlaith Duggan (Clooney-Quin)
9. Zi Yan Spillane (Feakle Killanena)
10. Máire McGrath (Sixmilebridge)
11. Becky Foley (Truagh Clonlara)
12. Aoife Keane (Inagh Kilnamona)
13. Eimear Kelly (Truagh Clonlara)
14. Chloe Morey (Sixmilebridge)
15. Robyn Conway (Feakle Killanena)
Clare Senior Camogie Substitutes
16. Edel McNamara (Kilkishen)
17. Clodagh O’Halloran (Newmarket on Fergus)
18. Róisín Minogue (Bodyke)
19. Sinead Conlon (Tulla)
20. Aine O’Loughlin (Truagh Clonlara)
21. Laura McGrath (Feakle Killanena)
22. Gretta Hickey (Whitegate)
23. Bridin Dinan (Tulla)
24. Caoimhe Carmody (Kilmaley)
25. Lynda Daly (Scariff-Ogonnelloe)
26. Siofra Ní Chonaill (St. Joseph’s DB)
27. Ciara Duggan (St. Joseph’s DB)
28. Caoimhe Kelly (Kilkishen)
29. Laura Foley (Truagh Clonlara)
30. Roisin Begley (Truagh Clonlara)