Captain Lauren Magee Is The Only Representative From Dublin On The Leinster Squad
CORK’S newly-crowned TG4 All Star Melissa Duggan will lead Munster’s defence of their LGFA Interprovincial crown on Saturday.
The Dohenys player is one of nine Cork representatives in the squad managed by former Waterford supremo Pat Sullivan.
Players from Kerry, including recently-retired forward Sarah Houlihan, Waterford, Tipperary and Clare are also included as Munster aim to put back-to-back titles together in Kinnegad.
Waterford star Michelle Ryan, who completed her 19th inter-county season in 2019, is another notable inclusion, while Cork’s rising young star Saoirse Noonan will also feature.
Meanwhile, Leinster’s bid for a first Interprovincial Championship since 2006 will be led by captain Lauren Magee, a three-time TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship winner with Dublin.
Magee is the sole Dublin representative in the squad put together by Laois native Kevin Doogue, with 9 Leinster counties sending players to the Interprovincials.
Goalkeeper Monica McGuirk, who was named on the TG4 All Star team for 2019, is one of six Meath players in the Leinster panel.
Connacht, who haven’t won the competition since 2000, will be captained by Galway skipper Tracey Leonard, who helped to steer the Tribeswomen to appearances in the 2019 Lidl National League Division 1 and TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship deciders.
Leonard, who also captured a first TG4 All Star award recently, is one of seven Galway players in the squad managed by Galway’s Con Moynihan.
The five-strong Mayo representation includes the Cafferky sisters, Sinéad and Lisa, while players from Leitrim, Roscommon and Sligo also feature.
The action gets underway in Kinnegad at 11am on Saturday morning, with the Final scheduled for 3pm.
Ulster have elected not to include a team in the 2019 LGFA Interprovincials, leaving three provinces to battle it out for the Mick Talbot Cup.
Player Club County
Aisling Tarpey (Foxrock Cabinteely) Mayo
Claire Dunne (St. Farnans) Sligo
Sinead Kenny (St. Croan’s) Roscommon
Nicola O’Malley (Westport) Mayo
Danielle Caldwell (Castlebar Mitchels) Mayo
Lauren Boles (St. Michaels) Sligo
Shauna Molloy (St. Furseys Headford) Galway
Joanne Cregg (Michael Glavey’s) Roscommon
Ailish O’Dowd (Oughteradh Gaels) Leitrim
Laura O’Dowd (Oughteradh Gaels) Leitrim
Jenny Higgins (Western Gaels) Roscommon
Lucy Hannon (Dunmore McHales) Galway
Tracey Leonard (Corofin) Galway
Rebecca Finan (Éire Óg) Roscommon
Roisin Leonard (Corofin) Galway
Lisa Murphy (Kilkerrin Clonberne) Galway
Lisa Cafferky (Kilmovee Shamrocks) Mayo
Sinead Cafferky (Kilmovee Shamrocks) Mayo
Sarah Conneally (Dunmore McHales) Galway
Fabienne Cooney (Claregalway) Galway
Rachel Fitzmaurice (St. Ciaran’s) Roscommon
Ciara Gorman (St. Nathy’s) Sligo
Player Club County
Monica McGuirk (Duleek/Bellewstown) Meath
Clodagh Dunne (Ballyroan) Laois
Maria Byrne (Kilmore) Wexford
Rachel Dillon (Milltown) Westmeath
Clara Donnelly (Shelmaliers) Wexford
Vikki Wall (St Peter’s Dunboyne) Meath
Laura Nerney (Foxrock Cabinteely) Laois
Lauren Magee (Kilmacud Crokes) Dublin
Maud Ann Foley (Coralstown/Kinnegad) Westmeath
Erone Fitzpatrick (Park-Ratheniska) Laois
Aisling Murphy (Foxrock Cabinteely) Wexford
Johanna Maher (Tyrellspass) Westmeath
Nessa Dooley (Castledermot) Kildare
Kelsey Nesbitt (Simonstown) Meath
Lucy McCartan (St Loman) Westmeath
Trina Duggan (Suncroft GFC) Kildare
Nicole Feery (Tyrellspass) Westmeath
Aoibhin Cleary (Donaghmore/Ashbourne) Meath
Sarah Harding Kenny (Shelmaliers) Wexford
Lorna Fusciardi (Foxrock Cabinteely) Wicklow
Anna Healy (Park-Ratheniska). Laois
Maire O’Shaughnessy (Donaghmore/Ashbourne) Meath
Fiona O’Neill (St Peter’s) Meath
Kellie Kearney (Shelmaliers) Wexford
Niamh Rice (Cooley Kickhams) Louth
Lauren Boyle (Cooley Kickhams) Louth
Michelle Farrell (Colmcille) Longford
Aishling Greene (Clonguish) Longford
Laura Hogan (Tinahely) Wicklow
Jackie Kinch (Tinahely) Wicklow
Player Club County
Martina O’Brien (Clonakilty) Cork
Megan Dunford (Abbeyside) Waterford
Aislinn Desmond (Rathmore) Kerry
Caoimhe McGrath (Abbeyside) Waterford
Ashling Hutchings (Fermoy) Cork
Karen McGrath (Ballymacarbry) Waterford
Emma Murray (Comeragh Rangers) Waterford
Kate McGrath ( Kilrossanty Brickeys) Waterford
Melissa Duggan (Dohenys) Cork
Hannah Looney (Aghada) Cork
Laurie Ryan (Banner) Clare
Libby Coppinger (St. Colum’s) Cork
Sarah Houlihan (Beaufort) Kerry
Niamh O’Dea (Banner) Clare
Michelle Ryan (Ballymacarbry) Waterford
Rosie Landers (Ballyduff) Waterford
Katie Murray (Comeragh Rangers) Waterford
Jessica O’Shea (Inch Rovers) Cork
Aileen Wall (Ballymacarbry) Waterford
Emma Dineen (Glenflesk) Kerry
Saoirse Noonan (Nemo Rangers) Cork
Anna Rose Kennedy (Aherlow) Tipperary
Kellyann Hogan (Ballymacarbry) Waterford
Anna Galvin (Southern Gaels) Kerry
Aisling O’Connell (Éire Óg) Kerry
Daire Kiely (Valley Rovers) Cork
Eimear Kiely (Valley Rovers) Cork
Fidelma Marrinan (West Clare Gaels) Clare
Maria Quirke (Na Gaeil) Kerry
Rebecca Casey (Stradbally) Waterford