Injured Duo Sinead Aherne And Carla Rowe Named Among Subs For Game Against Monaghan

Head shots of the Dublin Senior Ladies Footballers picked to start their game against Monaghan

TG4 Senior Ladies Football Championship All Ireland Series Group 2

Dublin v Monaghan

Saturday July 27th

Venue: Parnell Park

Throw-In: 2pm

Dublin manager Mick Bohan has kept faith In the starting 15 that began Dublin’s opening game in the All-Ireland series against Waterford two weeks ago for tomorrow’s game against Monaghan.

There is good news for Dublin supporters with the inclusion of injured duo – captain Sinead Aherne and forward Carla Rowe who are both listed among the Dublin substitutes for the Monaghan game.

Both players missed the opening group game against Waterford, Aherne picked up a shoulder injury 11 minutes into the Leinster final against Westmeath and Rowe has been a longer term absentee and hasn’t featured for Dublin since their National Football League semi-final loss to Cork back in April.

While Dublin enjoyed an impressive 5-15 to 2-06 win over Waterford, their opponents tomorrow Monaghan endured a heavy defeat to The Déise with the final score 7-19 to 1-10.

Monaghan are a team in transition and that’s reflected in their demotion to Division 2 of the National Football League for next season and thry find themselves in the unenviable task of needing a good win over Dublin to avoid a championship relegation battle and demotion from the senior ranks.

That’s a tall order against a Dublin side chasing a third All Ireland title in-a-row and racking up huge scoring rallies along the way.

The Farney County will need to keep a keen eye on Dublin’s key forwards Niamh McEvoy, Nicole Owens, Lyndsey Davey and Oonagh Whyte who have amassed an impressive 9-18 between them in two games.

But for Monaghan stopping those four is easier said than done and Dublin have scoring power from all sections of the team and it will require more than successfully keeping one or two of the above named forwards quiet tomorrow for Monaghan to secure a much needed win.

Key players for Monaghan will be the McAnespie sisters, Ciara, Aoife and Eimear and team captain, Cora Courtney has been one of the Country’s top footballers for some time and Dublin’s defence will need to keep a close eye on her as give time and space Courtney can cause plenty of problems.

Tomorrow’s game in Parnell Park is Dublin’s first home game in the championship in 3 years and one certainly not be missed.

Supporters can pay at the turnstiles and the admission prices to the game are: Adults €10, Students/OAP’s €5, U16’s €2, U12’s FOC (Note: Parnell Park Passes do not apply as it is a non- Dublin GAA fixture).

For any supporters who can’t make the game but would like to keep up with all the action as it happens we will have LIVE updates over on the We Are Dublin GAA Twitter account @wearedub

Dublin:

1. Ciara Trant (St Brigids)

2. Éabha Rutledge (Kilmacud Crokes)

3. Niamh Collins (Foxrock Cabinteely)

4. Martha Byrne (Cuala)

5. Aoife Kane (Kilmacud Crokes)

6. Sinead Goldrick (Foxrock Cabinteely)

7. Lauren Magee (Kilmacud Crokes)

8. Olwen Carey (Thomas Davis)

9. Siobhan McGrath (Thomas Davis)

10. Nicole Owens (St Sylvester’s)

11. Niamh McEvoy (St Sylvester’s)

12. Noelle Healy (Mourneabbey)

13. Niamh Hetherton (Clontarf)

14. Lyndsey Davey (Skerries Harps)

15. Oonagh Whyte (Clann Mhuire)

 

Dublin Substitutes:

16. Rachel Fleming (Kilmacud Crokes)

17. Rachel Ruddy (Ballyboden St Endas)

18. Emma McDonagh (Foxrock Cabinteely)

19. Muireann Ní Scanaill (Fingallians)

20. Lucy Collins (Na Fianna)

21. Sarah Fagan (Clontarf)

22. Jennifer Dunne (Cuala)

23. Siobhan Woods (Raheny)

24. Hannah O’Neill (Foxrock Cabinteely)

25. Kate Sullivan (St Sylvesters)

26. Orlagh Nolan (Ballinteer St Johns)

27. Caoimhe O’Connor (Clontarf)

28. Ciara McGuigan (Thomas Davis)

29. Carla Rowe (Clann Mhuire)

30. Sinead Aherne (C) (St Sylvester’s)