The Two Changes For The TG4 Senior All Ireland Final Are In The Full Forward Line
TG4 Senior All Ireland Ladies Football Championship Final
Dublin v Galway
Sunday September the 15th
Venue: Croke Park
Throw-In: 4pm (LIVE TG4)
There are two changes to the Dublin ladies football starting 15 for their eagerly awaited TG4 Senior All Ireland final clash with Galway this coming Sunday in Croke Park.
The two changes to the starting side which began the All Ireland semi final against Cork are Noelle Healy who is named at full forward ahead of Niamh Hetherton and Jennifer Dunne comes into the team for the injured Nicole Owens at corner forward.
This Sunday’s game will be the second meeting this year between the sides, the first meeting was in round six of the Lidl National football league. That game took place in Moycullen, Galway had a right cut at Dublin that day and Mick Bohan’s side had to dig deep to secure a four point win on a scoreline of 2-08 to 1-07.
Twelve of the Dublin side who are named to start Sunday’s final lined out against Galway in the NFL encounter back in March, and with Sunday’s game predicted to be another close affair Dublin may need to call on that character again to come out on top.
Dublin will certainly need to be in top form as Galway possess serious threats from a number of sectors of their team.
Sinead Burke, Louise Ward, Megan Glynn, Tracey Leonard, OlivIa Divilly, Roisin Leonard and Aine McDonagh are key players for the Tribeswomen and will need to be watched closely by Dublin.
Divilly played a key role as the link player and her runs from deep open the game up for the forward unit and Dublin’s midfield and attacking players will have to curb her influence on proceedings.
It will interesting to see which of Dublin’s two midfielders Siobhan McGrath and Lauren Magee are tasked with marking tall and athletic Moycullen midfielder Aine McDonagh as that battle could very well decide the destination of the result.
Galway will have problems of their own keeping tabs on Dublin’s potent forward unit, Sinead Aherne, Niamh McEvoy, Carla Rowe and Lyndsey Davey have been in top form and add in the pace, power and goal threat of Noelle Healy and height and strength of Jennifer Dunne and the Galway backs will have their hands full on Sunday.
The loss of both Nicole Owens and Siobhan Killeen to injury are huge losses for Dublin. But their misfortune in missing out through injury will provide those who take the to the field on Sunday an extra piece of motivation to get the job done and claim a piece of history with the county’s first three in-a-row.
If this Sunday’s TG4 All Ireland senior ladies football final ends in a draw the replay is pencilled down for Sunday the 29th of September.
Adults: €25.00, Students/Seniors/ Juveniles (U-16’s): €10.00
TICKETS are on sale from lgfa.tickets.ie Tickets are also on sale from select SuperValu and Centra stores. Please note on Sunday the GAA ticket office which is located on the North Circular Road / Gills Corner will be open to patrons wishing to purchase tickets.
1. Ciara Trant (St Brigids)
2. Éabha Rutledge (Kilmacud Crokes)
3. Niamh Collins (Foxrock Cabinteely)
4. Martha Byrne (Cuala)
5. Aoife Kane (Kilmacud Crokes)
6. Sinead Goldrick (Foxrock Cabinteely)
7. Olwen Carey (Thomas Davis)
8. Lauren Magee (Kilmacud Crokes)
9. Siobhan McGrath (Thomas Davis)
10. Carla Rowe (Clann Mhuire)
11. Niamh McEvoy (St Sylvester’s)
12. Lyndsey Davey (Skerries Harps)
13. Sinead Aherne (C) (St Sylvester’s)
14. Noelle Healy (Mourneabbey)
15. Jennifer Dunne (Cuala)
16. Rachel Fleming (Kilmacud Crokes)
17. Abby Shiels (Lucan Sarsfields)
18. Rachel Ruddy (Ballyboden St Endas)
19. Caoimhe O’Connor (Clontarf)
20. Kate Sullivan (St Sylvesters)
21. Siobhan Woods (Raheny)
22. Oonagh Whyte (Clann Mhuire)
23. Niamh Hetherton (Clontarf)
24. Hannah O’Neill (Foxrock Cabinteely)
25. Lucy Collins (Na Fianna)
26. Orlagh Nolan (Ballinteer St Johns)
27. Sarah Fagan (Clontarf)
28. Kate Fitzgibbon (Clontarf)
29. Ciara McGuigan (Thomas Davis)
30. Muireann Ní Scanaill (Fingallians)
Additional Panel Members:
Nicole Owens (St Sylvesters), Emma McDonagh (Foxrock Cabinteely), Siobhan Killeen (Clontarf).