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Teams Named For Jam-Packed Day Of Titanic Ladies Football Finals

Cork and Dublin have both named unchanged sides ahead of their titanic battle in the All Ireland senior ladies football final on Sunday.

This is the fourth final in five years in which these two sides have met with Cork emerging victorious in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Dublin go into this final as All Ireland champions having beaten Mayo in last year’s decider.

There is only one change to the side that lifted the Brendan Martin Cup in 2017 with Siobhán McGrath in for Rachel Ruddy, who went travelling this year.

Cork will begin the final with seven players who tasted victory in 2016, namely goalkeeper Martina O’Brien, Róisín Phelan, Shauna Kelly, Áine O’Sullivan, Ciara O’Sullivan, Doireann O’Sullivan and Orla Finn.

Cork: M O’Brien; E Meaney, R Phelan, M Duggan; M O’Callaghan, S Kelly, E Spillane; A Hutchings, H Looney; C O’Sullivan (capt.), L Coppinger, E Scally; Á O’Sullivan, D O’Sullivan, O Finn.

Dublin: C Trant; M Byrne, S Finnegan, L Caffrey; S Goldrick, S McGrath, N Collins; L Magee, O Carey; C Rowe, N Healy, L Davey; S Aherne (capt.), N McEvoy, N Owens.

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Meanwhile, Tyrone have made three changes to their side from their semi-final win while Meath keep the faith with the same starting 15 for the intermediate final.

Meath: M McGuirk; O Duff, O Lally, K Newe; N Gallogly, S Ennis, M Thynne; M O’Shaughnessy, K Byrne; A Cleary, V Wall, S Grimes; M Farrelly, N O’Sullivan (capt.), F O’Neill.

Tyrone: S Lynch; N McGirr, J Barrett, C Conway; S McCarroll, E Mulgrew, E Brennan; N Woods (capt.), E.J. Gervin; Á Canavan, L Quinn, N Hughes; G Rafferty, G Begley, C McCaffrey.

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Limerick and Louth meet in the junior final with the Treaty County making one change to their team.

 

Limerick: M Giltenane; K Reidy, S O’Sullivan, A Hartigan; Á McGrath, N Ryan, M O’Shea; L Hanley, C Mee (capt.); C Ní Cheallaigh, R Delee, R Ambrose; O Giltenane, C Davis, M Kavanagh.

Louth: U Pearson; E Murray, S McLoughlin, M McMahon; A Russell, C Nolan, N Rice; Á Breen, K Flood (capt.); L Boyle, B Fleming, J McGuinness; R Carr; E Byrne, S Woods.

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Throw in for the Ladies Football All-Ireland senior final between Dublin and Cork is at 4pm on Sunday, 16 September at Croke Park. Earlier in the day, Limerick and Louth meet in the junior final  at 11.45am while Meath and Tyrone clash in the intermediate final at 1.45pm.

 

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Marisa Kennedy
Marisa is a Digital Journalist with Pundit Arena. She is a former reporter with Sporting Limerick and is a huge fan of the GAA. You can contact her at [email protected] or on Twitter