Dublin Captain Sinead Aherne Among The Eight Changes To The Dublin Senior Ladies Football Team

 

Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1

Dublin v Monaghan

Saturday 16th of March

Venue: DCU (St Clare’s)

Throw-In: 5pm

Referee: S McNulty, Wicklow

 

Dublin manager Mick Bohan has made eight changes and a number of positional switches to his side as they chase their fourth Lidl NFL win in a row against Monaghan tomorrow in DCU.

Kilmacud Croke’s Rachel Fleming gets her second league start in goal in place of Ciara Trant.

Among the eight changes is a number of changes to the Dublin defence – Emma McDonagh, Niamh Collins and Aoife Kane are replaced by Martha Byrne who missed the game against Westmeath and starts at number 2.

With Niamh Collins dropping to the bench the ever versatile Olwen Carey switches from midfield to the fullback position.

Rachel Ruddy switches corners to play in the number 4 jersey and Sinead Goldrick starts her first game of the year in her familiar half-back position having come on as a half time substitute against Westmeath after an injury layoff.

Siobhan McGrath was rested for the last game and comes straight back into the side in the middle of the park to form a formidable midfield with Jennifer Dunne.

It’s all change to the front six as well from the team that started against Westmeath with Nicole Owens, Carla Rowe, Kate Sullivan, Eabha Rutledge and Oonagh Whyte dropping to the bench.

Lyndsey Davey and Hannah O’Neill comeback into the side to form a potent half forward line with Niamh Hetherton who is making her full senior league debut after three substitute appearances against Westmeath, Tipperary and Donegal.

Siobhan Killeen’s impressive performances to date in the Dublin full-forward line sees her retain her place, she is joined by Noelle Healy who started her first competitive game of 2019 the last day out against Westmeath and Dublin Captain Sinead Aherne who is making her first starting appearance of the year after two second half sub appearances in the last two games.

Another name of note is Sinead Finnegan who is named in the panel for the first time this season.

Dublin are aiming to make it four league wins in a row, Monaghan travel to the Capital tomorrow surely low on confidence rooted to the bottom of the table after four straight defeats which included two heavy losses in their last two games to Donegal by 2-17 to 0-07 and Cork by 5-17 to 1-04.

Dublin will be favorites to take the league points on offer tomorrow particularly with home advantage, but Mick Bohan’s side wont take the challenge of a Monaghan side with nothing to lose lightly but should see this one home with a couple of points to spare.

 

Dublin Starting Team:

 

1. Rachel Fleming

Kilmacud Crokes

 

2. Martha Byrne

Cuala

 

3. Olwen Carey

Thomas Davis

 

4. Rachel Ruddy

Ballyboden St Endas

 

5. Sinead Goldrick

Foxrock Cabinteely

 

6. Lauren Magee

Kilmacud Crokes

 

7. Sarah Fagan

Clontarf

 

8. Jennifer Dunne

Cuala

 

9. Siobhan McGrath

Thomas Davis

 

10. Hannah O’Neill

Foxrock Cabinteely

 

11. Lyndsey Davey

Skerries Harps

 

12. Niamh Hetherton

Clontarf

 

13. Sinead Aherne (Capt)

St Sylvesters

 

14. Siobhan Killeen

Clontarf

 

15. Noelle Healy

Mourneabbey (Cork)

 

Headshots of the Dublin Senior Ladies Football team that was named with eight changes for their game against Monaghan

 

Dublin Substitutes:

 

16. Ciara Trant

St Brigids

 

17. Kate Sullivan

St Sylvesters

 

18. Carla Rowe

Clann Mhuire

 

19. Nicole Owens

St Sylvesters

 

20. Ciara McGuigan

Thomas Davis

 

21. Niamh McEvoy

St Sylvesters

 

22. Orlagh Nolan

Ballinteer St Johns

 

23. Oonagh Whyte

Clann Mhuire

 

24. Ciara Ruddy

Ballyboden St Endas

 

25. Eve Kehoe

Skerries Harps

 

26. Kate Fitzgibbon

Clontarf

 

27. Lucy Collins

Na Fianna

 

28. Siobhan Woods

Raheny

 

29. Sinead Finnegan

Fingallians

 

30. Niamh Collins

Foxrock Cabinteely

 

Management Team:

 

Manager: Mick Bohan (Clontarf)

Mentors: Ken Robinson (Lucan Sarsfields), Sorcha Farrelly (Ballyboden St Endas), Paul Casey (Lucan Sarsfields), Paul Gilheaney (St Vincents)

FLO: Kathleen Colreavy (Naomh Mearnog)

Physio: Anita O’Brien

 

Monaghan Team:

 

1. Grainne McKenna

Tyholland

 

2. Niamh Kerr

O’Neill Shamrocks

 

3. Sarah Boyd

Latton

 

4. Hannah McSkane

O’Neill Shamrocks

 

5. Aoife McAnespie

Emyvale

 

6. Rosemary Courtney

Donaghmoyne

 

7. Abbie McCarey

Scotstown

 

8. Shauna Coyle

Latton

 

9. Eimear McAnespie

Emyvale

 

10. Chloe McBride

Emmet Óg

 

11. Leanne Maguire

Magheracloone

 

12. Eva Woods

Corduff

 

13. Cora Courtney (Capt)

Donaghmoyne

 

14. Muireann Atkinson

O’Neill Shamrocks

 

15. Ciara McAnespie

Emyvale

 

Monaghan Substitutes:

 

16. Alanna McCarey

Scotstown

 

17. Casey Treanor

Scotstown

 

18. Eadaoin Treanor

Truagh Gaels

 

19. Lisa Flynn

Scotstown

 

20. Rebecca Hughes

Éire Óg

 

21. Rachel McConnell

Donaghmoyne

 

22. Brionan McAleer

Seans

 

23. Brídín Tierney

Aghabog

 

24. Amy Hamill

Emyvale

 

25. Noeleen McGuirk

Killeevan

 

26. Nicole Rooney

Éire Óg

 

Management Team:

 

Manager: Niall Treanor (Truagh)

Mentors: Ciaran Murphy (Sean McDermott), Adam Treanor (Aghabog), Angela McKenna (Tyholland)

Physio: Mark Dockery