This is a vital game for both sides with group winners guaranteed home advantage in the TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship quarter finals
Manager Mick Bohan has named his Dublin team to take on Kerry in the opening round of the 2023 TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship tomorrow in Parnell Park at 5pm.
There is just one change in personnel from that which began the Leinster final against Meath at the end of last month with Aoife Kane replacing Ellen Gribben in the Dublin defence.
Tomorrow’s meeting between the sides will be the second occasion the teams battled it out. Dublin and Kerry met back in February in round four of the national league with the side from the Kingdom coming out on top by 3-15 to 1-10.
Hannah O’Donoghue, Ciara Murphy and Siofra O’Shea grabbing the goals and star forward Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh finishing with a personal tally of 0-11 with nine of those points coming from frees.
It would be wrong to use the last meeting between the sides as a barometer of the likely outcome tomorrow evening as Dublin’s new look, young and inexperienced side were still finding their feet back in February and have improved immensely since then.
And after claiming the division one league title Kerry have suffered somewhat of a hangover in terms of performance and lost the Munster final to Cork a few weeks back.
Although Kerry are among the favourites to win the Brendan Martin Cup it’s eleven years since a side from the Kingdom have defeated Dublin in the championship with the Dubs enjoying several vital championship wins over Kerry over the past number of seasons.
Although it’s only the first round it’s a vital game for both sides particularly as group winners will be guaranteed a home fixture in the 2023 TG4 All Ireland Senior Championship quarter finals.
Match official, Jonathan Murphy from Carlow will get proceedings underway at 5pm in Parnell Park and admission into the game is ticket only with tickets still on sale for the event, to purchase simply click on this link https://bit.ly/3WQcYlS
For those unable to make the trip to the Donnycarney venue they can watch the game live only on TG4 who come on air at 4.30pm and we will have LIVE UPDATES of all the action from throw-in over on our Twitter feed @wearedub
Dublin: 1. Abby Shiels (Lucan Sarsfields), 2. Niamh Crowley (Fingallians), 3. Leah Caffrey (Na Fianna), 4. Aoife Kane (Kilmacud Crokes), 5. Orlagh Nolan (Ballinteer St Johns), 6. Martha Byrne (Cuala), 7. Eilis O’Dowd (Na Fianna), 8. Lauren Magee (Kilmacud Crokes), 9. Jennifer Dunne (Cuala), 10. Caoimhe O’Connor (Clontarf), 11. Jodi Egan (Foxrock Cabinteely), 12. Kate Sullivan (St Sylvesters), 13. Faye O’Connell Bell (Foxrock Cabinteely), 14. Hannah Tyrrell (Na Fianna), 15. Carla Rowe (Clann Mhuire).
Dublin Substitutes: 16. Emer Ni Éafa (Fingallians), 17. Chloe Darby (Parnells), 18. Ellen Gribben (St Brigids), 19. Sinéad Wylde (Cuala), 20. Niamh Hetherton (Clontarf), 21. Niamh Donlon (St Oliver Plunketts Eoghan Ruadh), 22. Orla Martin (Na Fianna), 23. Emma Strappe (Castleknock), 24. Emma Deeley (Na Fianna), 25. Sinead Daly (Lucan Sarsfields), 26. Annabelle Timothy (St Finians Swords), 27. Dannielle Lawless (St Sylvesters), 28. Grainne Fitzsimons (Cuala), 29. Tammy Quinn Corbally (Thomas Davis).