Mick Bohan will use this Sundays final league game as the start of Dublin’s preparations for their opening game of the Leinster Championship
Dublin boss Mick Bohan has made two changes to the Dublin starting line up for this Sundays final Lidl NFL group game against Waterford.
Coming into the side are Aoife Kane and Jodi Egan with Dannielle Lawless and Hannah Tyrrell the two players to make way.
Kerry and Galway have already qualified for the Division one league final so this Sunday’s game against Waterford will serve as the beginning of Dublin’s preparation for their opening Leinster championship game on the 30th of April 30th against Meath.
Dublin are a team in transition, a large contingent of star players from the last decade have retired in recent years after stellar careers in Sky Blue which has meant a rebuild in earnest this season.
With so many new young and inexperienced players in the squad the goal was always to give as much game time and valuable experience to them ahead of the championship which Mick Bohan did and a number of those players have already impressed ahead of the summer.
They will get another opportunity to impress this Sunday against Waterford and if they sign off with a win will finish third in the table with a record of five wins and two losses from their seven outings, a really good return considering a sizeable chunk of the squad hadn’t played at this level before.
And with championship action just around the corner Mick Bohan should be pleased with the progress his side has made to date but will also know there is much more work and improvement needed if they are to challenge at the business end of the championship.
Gavin Finnegan from County Down will get the action underway on Sunday in Parnell Park at 2pm.
Tickets remain on sale from the game from this link https://bit.ly/40yPm6d
The game can also be viewed online via the LGFA streaming portal service.
You can purchase a weekend pass for €10, a single game pass for €5, and a VOD pass for €3, which will allow you to view a game that has already been completed (i.e. not live).
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Dublin: 1. Abby Shiels (Lucan Sarsfields), 2. Niamh Crowley (Fingallians), 3. Leah Caffrey (C) (Na Fianna), 4. Jessica Tobin (Cuala), 5. Lauren Magee (Kilmacud Crokes), 6. Martha Byrne (Cuala), 7. Aoife Kane (Kilmacud Crokes), 8. Jennifer Dunne (Cuala), 9. Eilish O’Dowd (Na Fianna), 10. Caoimhe O’Connor (Clontarf), 11. Orlagh Nolan (Ballinteer St Johns), 12. Ellen Gribben (St Brigids), 13. Kate Sullivan (St Sylvesters), 14. Niamh Hetherton (Clontarf), 15. Jodi Egan (Foxrock Cabinteely).
Dublin Substitutes: 16. Emer Ní Éafa (Fingallians), 17. Carla Rowe (Clann Mhuire), 18. Annabelle Timothy (St Finians Swords), 19. Caitlin Coffey (Castleknock), 20. Dannielle Lawless (St Sylvesters), 21. Chloe Darby (Parnells), 22. Sinéad Wylde (Cuala), 23. Niamh Donlon (St Oliver Plunkett’s ER), 24. Rachel Brennan (St Peregrines), 25. Tammy Quinn Corbally (Thomas Davis), 26. Orla Martin (Na Fianna), 27. Hannah Howard (Fingallians), 28. Julie Vaughan (Ballyboden St Endas).