Dublin head to Navan to face Meath in round one of the 2023 TG4 Leinster Championship
The Dublin team has been named for this Sundays opening round game of the 2023 TG4 Leinster championship against Meath.
This weekends game in Páirc Tailteann in Navan will be the second meeting of the year between the sides having met in the opening round of the National Football League in January with the Dubs coming out on top on that one by 1-11 to 0-08.
The two teams contested last years Leinster final in Croke Park in what was a tense and low scoring affair, but it was Dublin who once again prevailed thanks to a calm finish from the penalty spot in the second half from Hannah Tyrrell to secure the Dubs ninth consecutive Leinster Senior title on a scoreline of 1-07 to 1-05.
The new look Dublin side sees seven changes from the side that started last years leinster decider, Ciara Trant, Sinead Goldrick, Kate McDaid and Lyndsey Davey are not involved with the panel this season, Jessica Tobin is injured for Sundays game and Sinead Wylde and Niamh Hetherton who both began the 2022 final are named among the substitutes for the trip to Navan.
The are other notable absentees from the Dublin championship squad this season with the likes of Niamh Collins, Siobhan Killeen, Siobhan Woods, Natalia Hyland, Nicole Owens and Sinead Aherne not involved.
Sundays game in Páirc Tailteann which gets underway at 2pm will see three players make their Leinster championship debuts in the Dublin colours, they are Niamh Crowley from Fingallians, Castleknock’s Caitlin Coffey and midfielder Eilish O’Dowd from Na Fianna.
Tickets for Sunday’s game in Pairc Tailteann can be purchased from https://bit.ly/3LwuUOo
Followers unable to make the trip to Navan can watch the game via the LGFA Inplayer streaming service. To purchase the game click on this link https://page.inplayer.com/lgfaseason2023/other-fixtures.html
Dublin: 1. Abby Shiels (Lucan Sarsfields), 2. Aoife Kane (Kilmacud Crokes), 3. Leah Caffrey (Na Fianna), 4. Niamh Crowley (Fingallians), 5. Caitlin Coffey (Castleknock), 6. Martha Byrne (Cuala), 7. Lauren Magee (Kilmacud Crokes), 8. Eilish O’Dowd (Na Fianna), 9. Jennifer Dunne (Cuala), 10. Kate Sullivan (St Sylvesters), 11. Carla Rowe (C) (Naomh Mhuire), 12. Ellen Gribben (St Brigids), 13. Caoimhe O’Connor (Clontarf), 14. Hannah Tyrrell (Na Fianna), 15. Orlagh Nolan (Ballinteer St Johns).
Dublin Substitutes: 16. Émer Ní Eafa (Fingallians), 17. Niamh Hetherton (Clontarf), 18. Faye O’Connell Bell (Foxrock Cabinteely), 19. Orla Martin (Na Fianna), 20. Niamh Donlon (St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh), 21. Emma Strappe (Castleknock), 22. Sinead Daly (Lucan Sarsfields), 23. Dannielle Lawless (St Sylvesters), 24. Grainne Fitzsimons (Cuala), 25. Sinéad Wylde (Cuala), 26. Jodi Egan (Foxrock Cabinteely), 27. Chloe Darby (Parnells), 28. Annabelle Timothy (St Finians Swords), 29. Julie Vaughan (Ballyboden St Endas), 30. Emma Deeley (Na Fianna).