Dublin Boss Bohan Names 11 All Ireland Final Starters For Leinster Final

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11 All Ireland Final Starters For Dublin As Westmeath Make 5 Changes To Line-Up

A Dublin and Westmeath Ladies footballer battle for the ball during last year’s Leinster Final, both sides meet in this year’s decider and Dublin manager Mick Bohan has Named 11 All Ireland Final starters in his side for this year’s Leinster Final.

Compiled by Jackie Cahill

DUBLIN manager Mick Bohan has named 11 of the team that started in the 2018 TG4 All-Ireland Senior Final for Sunday’s Leinster decider against Westmeath at Netwatch Cullen Park in Carlow (4pm).

Two-time All Star Rachel Ruddy, who returned to the fold this year, Aoife Kane, Jennifer Dunne and championship debutant Niamh Hetherton are the four additions to the starting 15 when compared to the line-up that helped the Sky Blues to a second successive All-Ireland crown in front of 50,141 spectators.

Carla Rowe, two-goal star against Cork last September, misses out through injury but six-time All Star Sinead Goldrick has been named to start at centre half back, after suffering a broken arm in the build-up to the Lidl NFL Division 1 semi-final loss to Cork.

That clash on April 21 was Dublin’s last competitive outing, and Bohan has made four changes to the team that started at Nowlan Park.

Goldrick, Siobhán McGrath, Lauren Magee and Hetherton come into the team in place of Éabha Rutledge, Sinead Finnegan (injured), Lyndsey Davey and Rowe.

Westmeath’s last competitive match saw the Lake County end their Lidl NFL Division 1 campaign on a high, with victory over Tipperary on April 7.

Manager Sean Finnegan has made five changes to his starting line-up for a clash that will see Westmeath aim to halt Dublin’s drive for an eighth successive Leinster crown.

Lucy Power, Maud Annie Foley, Sarah Dolan, Lucy McCartan and Annie Dolan are all named to start, with Fiona Coyle, Laura Brennan, Nicole Feery, Leanne Slevin and Megan Brick dropping to the bench.

Sunday’s provincial decider will be streamed LIVE on the LGFA’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/LadiesGaelicFootball/, with Jerome Quinn on commentary duty alongside Waterford star Michelle Ryan.

The 30 Dublin players named in their match-day squad have 131 Leinster Championship medals between them ahead of Sunday’s game, with captain Sinéad Aherne seeking her 13th.

Dublin:

01. Ciara Trant

(St Brigid’s)

02. Martha Byrne

(Cuala)

03. Niamh Collins

(Foxrock Cabinteely)

04. Rachel Ruddy

(Ballyboden St Endas)

05. Aoife Kane

(Kilmacud Crokes)

06. Sinead Goldrick

(FoxrockCabinteely)

07. Lauren Magee

(Kilmacud Crokes)

08. Olwen Carey

(Thomas Davis)

09. Siobhan McGrath

(Thomas Davis)

10. Nicole Owens

(St Sylvester’s)

11. Niamh McEvoy

(St Sylvester’s)

12. Jennifer Dunne

(Cuala)

13. Sinead Aherne (Capt)

(St Sylvesters)

14. Niamh Hetherton

(Clontarf)

15. Noelle Healy

(Mourneabbey)

Dublin Panel

16. Abby Shiels

(Lucan Sarsfields)

17. Siobhan Woods

(Raheny)

18. Oonagh Whyte

(Clann Mhuire)

19. Ciara McGuigan

(Thomas Davis)

20. Caoimhe O’Connor

(Clontarf)

21. Orlagh Nolan

(Ballinteer St Johns)

22. Hannah O’Neill

(FoxrockCabinteely)

23. Eabha Rutledge

(Kilmacud Crokes)

24. Sarah Fagan

(Clontarf)

25. Muireann Ni Scanaill

(Fingallians)

26. Kate Fitzgibbon

(Clontarf)

27. Lucy Collins

(Na Fianna)

28. Rachel Fleming

(Kilmacud Crokes)

29. Emma McDonagh

(FoxrockCabinteely)

30. Lyndsey Davey

(Skerries Harps)

Westmeath: L McCormack; R Dillon, J Rogers, L Power; K Boyce Jordan, F Claffey (capt.), K McDermott; J Maher, M.A. Foley; V Carr, S Dolan, L McCartan; A Dolan, A Jones, K Hegarty.

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