Team Captain Aherne Scored An Impressive 2-05 To Take Top Scorer Position
Sinead Aherne has leaped above club mate Niamh McEvoy to take the number one position on the Dublin championship top scorer leaderboard.
Team captain Aherne scored 2-05 against Kerry in Monday’s TG4 All Ireland championship quarter-final in a Player of the Match performance to bring her tally for the championship to 3-16 which puts her four points ahead of her St Sylvesters team mate Niamh McEvoy.
McEvoy has been in sizzling form in the campaign and based on her performances should pick up her first All Star award later in the year and is also in serious contention for the Players’ Player Of The Year Award as well.
Niamh put in another top class performance yesterday against Kerry which included a phenomenal work rate throughout, clever and inventive use of the ball and she continued her rich scoring vein as she hit an impressive 1-02 to bring her total so far in the championship to 4-10.
Oonagh Whyte came off the bench to score two vital points against Kerry which moved her up to third place on the Dublin top scorer leaderboard ahead of Nicole Owens who didn’t feature against Kerry due to injury.
Mick Bohan sent on three members of the 2018 Minor squad in the second half and was rewarded for his faith in the three young players Caoimhe O’Connor, Niamh Hetherton and Kate Sullivan.
O’Connor put in a serious shift when introduced at half time as her work rate and pace caused Kerry plenty of problems.
Although Caoimhe didn’t get on the scoresheet her pace and clever and unselfish use of the ball set up scores for her team mates.
Dublin’s Niamh Hetherton Enhanced Her Growing Reputation With A Well Taken Goal
Niamh Hetherton who has impressed this year either as a sub or as a starter further enhanced her growing reputation with an excellently taken goal and has a bright future in the Dublin colours for years to come.
Kate Sullivan missed the opening couple of games with an injury but showed when introduced as sub in the second half exactly what she can do with two brilliantly taken points.
A total of 17 Dublin players have contributed scores during the championship to date and the Dubs have scored an impressive 17 goals and 61 points so far.
That correlates to a scoring averaging per game of 28 points and Dublin have been equally impressive in defence conceding an average per game to their opponents of just 10.25 points.
Dublin Top Scorer Leaderboard:
1. Sinead Aherne 3-16 (1p/10f)
2. Niamh McEvoy 4-10 (6f)
3. Oonagh Whyte 2-06
4. Nicole Owens 2-05
5. Lyndsey Davey 2-05 (1f)
6. Carla Rowe 1-03
7. Noelle Healy 1-02
8. Caoimhe O’Connor 1-00
9. Sinead Goldrick 0-03
10. Niamh Hetherton 1-00
11. Kate Sullivan 0-02
12. Siobhan Woods 0-02
13. Éabha Rutledge 0-01
14. Lauren Magee 0-01
15. Siobhan McGrath 0-01
16. Emma McDonagh 0-01
17. Aoife Kane 0-01
Next up for Dublin is a meeting with old foes Cork in the TG4 Senior All Ireland championship semi-finals on Sunday August the 25th at 3:45pm in Croke Park.
Tickets are on sale now from www.lgfa.tickets.ie and from select Centra and Supervalu stores.
This is a general admission fixture as in there is NO reserved seating. At the time of posting and subject to demand tickets are only available for the Hogan Stand.