A loss to Clare would be a major set-back to the chances of the Dublin Seniors team making the knockout stages of the championship

The Dublin Seniors team holding a Camogie flag ahead of their game against Cork.
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Manager Adrian O’Sullivan has made two changes to his Dublin seniors team for their vital clash with Clare tomorrow evening in Cusack Park in Ennis.

Coming into the side are Cliodhna Nicoletti and Emma Flanagan in place of Alli Twomey and Niamh Gannon who was substituted due to injury the last day out against Cork.

There is also two positional change, Nicoletti slots into the number five position with Issy Davis who impressed against Cork moving from half-back to corner forward.

Emma Flanagan is named at number ten which means Aisling Maher moves one position over to centre half-forward.

Dublin will be aiming to bounce back from their 2-10 to 0-09 loss to Cork two weeks ago and reaffirm their push for a place in the knockout stages of the Glen Dimplex Senior Championship.

The scoreline from the Cork game isn’t a fair reflection of the fixture, Dublin gave a good account of themselves against last seasons beaten finalists and O’Sullivan’s side led by four points early in the second half, but Cork showed why they have been there or thereabouts over the last number of seasons with a strong finish to the game.

Heading into tomorrow’s game Dublin currently sit third in the group, with the top three teams qualifying for the knockout stages it’s vital Dublin hold on to at least that position after the weekend, particularly with just one round of group games to go after the weekends action has concluded.

A loss to Clare would be a significant blow to Dublin’s chances of getting out of the group and they could find themselves out of the qualifying places going into the last round and a tricky away trip to face Wexford.

Clare though are still waiting on their first championship win, after an opening round draw against Tipperary they suffered a twelve point defeat to Cork and a narrow one point loss to Wexford.

A win for Clare tomorrow evening would see them level on points with Dublin and still in the mix going into the final round of group games.

So plenty to play for, for both teams tomorrow and supporters who can’t make the trip to Ennis can watch all the action as it happens on the Live Stream over on the Camogie Association’s YouTube channel.

 

Dublin Senior Camogie Starting 15

 

1. Eabha Mooney (Castleknock)

2. Roisin Baker (Na Fianna)

3. Eve O’Brien (Na Fianna)

4. Muireann Kelleher (St Vincents)

5. Cliodhna Nicoletti (Naomh Jude)

6. Hannah Hegarty (C) (Naomh Jude)

7. Emma O’Byrne (Good Counsel Liffey Gaels)

8. Leah Butler (Naomh Jude)

9. Gaby Couch (St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh)

10. Emma Flanagan (Lucan Sarsfields)

11. Aisling Maher (St Vincents)

12. Jody Couch (St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh)

13. Elyse-Jameison Murphy (Na Fianna)

14. Aisling O’Neill (Castleknock)

15. Issy Davis (Kilmacud Crokes)

 

Dublin Substitutes

 

16. Ciara Tierney (Na Fianna)

17. Aisling Gannon (Naomh Jude)

18. Ali Twomey (Lucan Sarsfields)

19. Aoife Heffernan (St Peregrines)

20. Aoife Walsh (Naomh Jude)

21. Aoife Whelan (Castleknock)

22. Christine Shanahan (Naomh Olaf)

23. Ciara Buchanan (Naomh Mearnóg)

24. Claire Gannon (Naomh Jude)

25. Ellie Young (Naomh Jude)

26. Kerrie Finnegan (Faughs Celtic)

27. Niamh Gannon (Naomh Jude)

28. Niamh Heffernan (St Peregrines)

29. Robyn Buckley (Skerries Harps)

30. Sinead Nolan (Naomh Jude)