Dublin Make Four Changes For Trip To Kerry


Despite a 100 per cent record to date Kerry make seven changes for Dublin’s visit to Tralee tomorrow

Headshots of the Dublin team to face Kerry in tomorrow’s Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 game.
Image Credit: Dublin LGFA

Compiled by Jackie Cahill

TABLE-toppers Kerry have made seven changes in personnel for Saturday’s televised Lidl National League Division 1 clash with Dublin in Tralee.

The live TG4 fixture (5.15pm) is pencilled in for Austin Stack Park and hosts Kerry are the only side in the top flight with a 100 per cent record.

The Kingdom, who were promoted from Division 2 last year, have three wins from three and joint-managers Declan Quill and Darragh Long have shuffled their pack again.

In come Eilís Lynch, Ciara Murphy, Louise Galvin, Lorraine Scanlon, Niamh Ní Chonchúir, Caoimhe Evans and Hannah O’Donoghue for starts against the visiting Sky Blues, with Ciara O’Brien, Aoife Dillane, Ciara McCarthy, Emma Costello, Anna Galvin, Rachel Dwyer and Patrice Diggin dropping out of the starting line-up following victory over Donegal last time out.

Visitors Dublin, fresh from a win against Cork in their last outing, have the chance to strengthen their push for a final slot as they chase a third win from four outings.

Manager Mick Bohan has made four changes to the team that started at Páirc Uí Rinn, with goalkeeper Emer Ni Eafa, Tammy Quinn Corbally, Sinéad Wylde and Jodi Egan coming in for Abby Shiels, Rachel Brennan, Emma Deeley and Hannah Tyrrell.

Dublin (v Kerry): 1. Emer Ní Eafa (Fingallians), 2. Tammy Quinn Corbally (Thomas Davis) 3. Martha Byrne (Cuala), 4. Jessica Tobin (Cuala), 5. Leah Caffrey (Na Fianna), 6. Dannielle Lawless (St Sylvesters), 7. Orlagh Nolan (Ballinteer St Johns), 8. Jennifer Dunne (Cuala), 9. Eilish O’Dowd (Na Fianna), 10. Kate Sullivan (St Sylvesters), 11. Carla Rowe (C) (Clann Mhuire), 12. Ellen Gribben (St Brigids), 13. Caoimhe O’Connor (Clontarf), 14. Jodi Egan (Foxrock Cabinteely), 15. Sinead Wylde (Cuala).

Dublin Substitutes: 16. Abby Shiels (Lucan Sarsfields), 17. Lauren Magee (Kilmacud Crokes), 18. Julie Vaughan (Ballyboden St Endas), 19. Roisin Baker (Na Fianna), 20. Grainne Fitzsimons (Cuala), 21. Niamh Donlon (St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh), 22. Chloe Darby (Parnells), 23. Emma Deeley (Na Fianna), 24. Orla Martin (Na Fianna), 25. Niamh Hetherton (Clontarf), 26. Hannah Tyrrell (Na Fianna), 27. Kerri Owens (Thomas Davis), 28. Annabelle Timothy (St Finians S), 29. Caitlin Coffey (Castleknock), 30. Emma O’Malley (Round Tower C).

Kerry (v Dublin): M.E. Bolger; E Lynch, K Cronin, C Murphy; A O’Connell, C Lynch, L Galvin; L Scanlon, M O’Connell; N Carmody, N Ní Chonchúir, C Evans; H O’Donoghue, S O’Shea (capt.), L Ní Mhuircheartaigh.