Dublin team named for 2022 Leinster LGFA Championship Final


There are three changes to the Dublin team to face Meath in the 2022 Leinster LGFA Championship final

Dublin’s Niamh Collins and Meath’s Monica McGuirk pictured with the TG4 sign at a photoshoot for the 2022 Leinster LGFA championship final.
Niamh Collins of Dublin, left, and Meath goalkeeper Monica McGuirk during the TG4 Leinster LGFA Senior Championship Captain’s Evening 2022 at Johnstown Estate Hotel in Meath. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

The Dublin team to face Meath in tomorrow’s historical 2022 Leinster LGFA championship final in Croke Park has been announced.

Manager Mick Bohan has made three changes to the Dublin starting fifteen from that which lost to Meath by a single point in Parnell Park in early May.

Goalkeeper Ciara Trant returns between the sticks, Aoife Kane returns to the Dublin half-back line and Hannah Tyrell returns to her regular position in the full forward line. The players to make way are goalkeeper Abby Shiels who is injured, Ellen Gribben and Nicole Owens.

Another absentee for tomorrow’s final is four time All Ireland winner and co-captain Carla Rowe who picked up an injury in the opening round of the Leinster championship against Westmeath and Bohan will be hopeful of having the prolific forward available for selection for the opening game of the All Ireland series on June the 11th.

Despite the absence of Rowe, Dublin have named a strong bench which includes the vastly experienced players of the calibre of Niamh Collins, Sinead Aherne, Siobhan Killeen and Lauren Magee and Nicole Owens.

Also on the bench is the welcome return of defender Hannah Leahy who has overcome a serious knee injury picked up earlier in the season while on college duty.

Five players, Jess Tobin, Kate McDaid, Kate Sullivan, Sinead Wylde and Hannah Tyrrell will be staring in their first provincial final as Dublin go in search of their 16th Leinster provincial title, the Dubs claimed their first back in 2002.

The 2022 Leinster LGFA Senior championship final will be the first in three years due to a number of factors including the pandemic. The last final played in 2019 seen Dublin defeat Westmeath by 4-11 to 1-07.

The game is part of a provincial double header of finals with the Dublin and Meath final throwing in at 2.30pm and the mens final between Dublin and Kildare starting at 5pm. Tickets remain on sale for Saturday’s Croke Park double bill from www.ticketsmaster.ie and usual GAA ticket outlets.

For those unable to make the journey to Croke Park, Saturday’s Leinster final between Dublin and Meath will be shown Live on TG4 from 2:15pm and those who can’t get near a TV but want to keep up to date with all the action we will have LIVE UPDATES of all the action over on our Twitter feed @wearedub


Dublin Starting Team


1. Ciara Trant (St Brigids)

2. Jess Tobin (Cuala)

3. Leah Caffrey (Na Fianna)

4. Martha Byrne (Cuala)

5. Aoife Kane (Kilmacud Crokes)

6. Sinead Goldrick (Foxrock Cabinteely)

7. Orlagh Nolan (Ballinteer St Johns)

8. Jennifer Dunne (Cuala)

9. Kate McDaid (Kilmacud Crokes)

10. Kate Sullivan (St Sylvesters)

11. Caoimhe O’Connor (Clontarf)

12. Sinead Wylde (Cuala)

13. Lyndsey Davey (Skerries Harps)

14. Hannah Tyrrell (Na Fianna)

15. Niamh Hetherton (Clontarf)


Dublin Substitutes


16. Emer Ní Éafa (Fingallians)

17. Niamh Collins (Foxrock Cabinteely)

18. Siobhan Killeen (Clontarf)

19. Lauren Magee (Kilmacud Crokes)

20. Tammy Quinn Corbally (Thomas Davis)

21. Jodi Egan (Foxrock Cabinteely)

22. Siobhan Woods (Raheny)

23. Nicole Owens (St Sylvesters)

23. Sinead Aherne (St Sylvesters)

24. Hannah Leahy (Scoil Ui Chonaill)

25. Grainne O’Driscoll (Cuala)

26. Rachel Brennan (St Peregrines)

27. Katelyn O’Brien (Ballyboughal)

28. Natalia Hyland (Ballyboden St Endas)

29. Ellen Gribben (St Brigids)