Trant, Collins, Kane, Nolan And McEvoy Come Into The Dublin Side
Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1,
Galway v Dublin
Sunday 24th of March
Reigning LIDL NFL champions Dublin make five changes to the side that beat Monaghan for Sunday’s clash with Galway in Moycullen.
Dublin manager Mick Bohan brings in All Star goalkeeper Ciara Trant, Niamh Collins, Aoife Kane, Orlagh Nolan and All Star forward Niamh McEvoy.
They replace goalkeeper Rachel Fleming, Niamh Hetherton, Hannah O’Neill, Sarah Fagan and Lauren Magee.
Dublin are chasing a fifth league win in a row against the only side to defeat them last season.
Dublin and Galway met on three occasions last season – in their regulation league meeting in late March Galway came out on top on a scoreline of 1-17 to 1-15.
The two sides met again in late April in the Lidl NFL semi finals, this time it was Dublinwho prevailed thanks to a late Nicole Owens goal to secure a 2-08 to 2-07 win.
The next clash between the teams took place on the 25th of August where Dublin the now reigning Lidl NFL champions after securing their maiden division 1 title in early May and current All Ireland champions brushed the Galway challenge aside with a scintillating first half performance in a 4-08 to 1-10 victory.
Galway are unbeaten and have secured their place in this seasons league semi finals with two rounds of games to play.
Reigning Lidl NFL Champions Dublin Have All But Secured A Semi Final Spot
Reigning champions Dublin have all but guranteed their own place in the semi’s, Mayo mathematically can still secure a top four finish but face Cork this weekend needing to pull off what would be considered a shock win against the Leesiders.
Galway will look to continue their unbeaten run on Sunday and lay down a marker against Dublin because of the potential of meeting Mick Bohan’s charges in either the league semi final or final.
But Dublin will have ambitions of their own to make it a third win in a row against the Tribeswomen which should make this a tantilising fixture on Sunday.
For those that can’t make the trip to Moycullen on Sunday the game will be streamed LIVE on the Ladies Gaelic Football Association’s Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/LadiesGaelicFootball/
1. Ciara Trant
2. Martha Byrne
3. Niamh Collins
4. Rachel Ruddy
Ballyboden St. Endas
5. Aoife Kane
6. Olwen Carey
7. Sinead Goldrick
8. Jennifer Dunne
9. Siobhan McGrath
10. Orlagh Nolan
Ballinteer St Johns
11. Niamh McEvoy
12. Lyndsey Davey
13. Sinead Aherne (Capt)
14. Noelle Healy
15. Siobhan Killeen
16. Rachel Fleming
17. Sinead Finnegan
18. Emma McDonagh
19. Sarah Fagan
20. Niamh Hetherton
21. Carla Rowe
22. Nicole Owens
23. Kate Sullivan
24. Siobhan Woods
25. Lauren Magee
26. Kate Fitzgibbon
27. Hannah O’Neill
28. Oonagh Whyte
29. Eabha Rutledge
30. Lucy Collins
Dublin Management: Mick Bohan, Ken Robinson, Sorcha Farrelly, Paul Casey, Paul Gilheaney, Kathleen Colreavy
Galway Team: R Ní Chongaile; M Coyne, S Lynch, F Cooney; S Molloy, B Hannon, C Cooney; O Divilly, L Ward; L Coen, T Leonard (Capt.), M Glynn; L Hannon, R Leonard, S Conneally