Mick Bohan Welcomes Back Much Needed Forward Experience To The Dublin Panel

Noelle Healy (L) and Sinead Aherne (R) return to the Dublin Panel ahead of this Sunday’s Lidl NFL game against Waterford.

Lidl National Football League Division 1, Round 5

Waterford v Dublin

Sunday March 8th,

Venue: Fraher Field, Dungarvin

Throw-in: 2pm

Referee: Niall McCormack

Dublin manager Mick Bohan has made three changes to the Dubs starting 15 for this Sunday’s Lidl National football league round 5 encounter away to Waterford as the Sky Blues look to bounce back from back to back defeats to Cork and Galway.

Bohan welcomes back forwards Noelle Healy and team captain Sinead Aherne to the squad.

Healy comes straight back into the team with the former player of the year named in the Dublin half-forward line alongside Carla Rowe and Lyndsey Davey who makes her first start after substitute appearances in the last couple of games with Niamh Sweeney and Laura Kane dropping to the bench.

Team Captain Sinead Aherne Returns To The Dublin Panel

The other change to the side sees Niamh Hetherton replace fellow Clontarf teammate Caoimhe O’Connor at corner forward and team captain Sinead Aherne is named among the Dublin substitutes.

Waterford started their league campaign with a shock one point win over Galway but followed that up with defeats against Donegal and Mayo.

The Deise stopped the losing streak with a hard fought draw with Tipperary the last day out and will be hoping to make home advantage count against a less than full strength Dublin side this weekend.

Mick Bohan though will be expecting a reaction from his team this Sunday and will certainly be looking for a better scoring return from his forward unit particularly with the experienced half forward line of Healy, Rowe and Davey pulling the strings and Sinead Aherne an option from the bench.

Referee Niall McCormack will get the action underway at 2pm in Fraher Field and we will have LIVE UPDATES of all the action over on our Twitter account @wearedub from throw-in.

Featured highlights from the game will be shown on TG4 on Monday evening the 9th of March 9 at 8pm.

Dublin:

1. Ciara Trant (St Brigids)

2. Martha Byrne (Cuala)

3. Niamh Collins (Foxrock Cabinteely)

4. Laura McGinley (Naomh Barrog)

5. Orlagh Nolan (Ballinteer St Johns)

6. Leah Caffrey (Na Fianna)

7. Eabha Rutledge (Kilmacud Crokes)

8. Jennifer Dunne (Cuala)

9. Muireann Ni Scanaill (Fingallians)

10. Hannah O’Neill (Foxrock Cabinteely)

11. Carla Rowe (Clann Mhuire)

12. Noelle Healy (Mourneabbey)

13. Lyndsey Davey (Skerries Harps)

14. Siobhan Woods (Raheny)

15. Niamh Hetherton (Clontarf)

Dublin Substitutes:

16. Karen O’Connell (Na Fianna)

17. Ciara McGuigan (Thomas Davis)

18. Aoife Kane (Kilmacud Crokes)

19. Lucy Collins (Na Fianna)

20. Niamh Sweeney (Ballinteer St Johns)

21. Laura Kane (Kilmacud Crokes)

22. Sarah McCaffrey (Clontarf)

23. Rebecca McDonnell (Clanna Gael Fontenoy)

24. Siobhan Killeen (Clontarf)

25. Sinead Aherne (St Sylvesters)

26. Cassie Sultan (Kilmacud Crokes)

27. Jodi Egan (Foxrock Cabinteely)

28. Grace Kos (Kilmacud Crokes)

29. Amy Conroy (Kilmacud Crokes)