Dublin stars Sinéad Aherne, Nicole Owens and Kate Sullivan have been named in an unchanged St Sylvester’s team for Sunday’s currentaccount.ie All-Ireland Intermediate Club Final against Castlebar Mitchels (Duggan Park, Ballinasloe – 1.30pm).
The Sky Blue trio are joined in the Syl’s set up by experienced county star Niamh McEvoy, who’s named among the substitutes.
Syl’s will take on a Castlebar Mitchels team showing one change in personnel from the side that came through a thriller against Kerry’s Castleisland Desmonds at the semi-final stage.
Sarah Prendergast is handed a start, with Sarah Conlon dropping to the bench as Castlebar Mitchels aim to become the very first Mayo winners of this competition.
St Sylvester’s, meanwhile, are aiming to emulate the feats of Clontarf (2018) by bringing the trophy to the capital.
Syl’s have shown excellent form en route to the Final, and Dublin skipper Aherne bagged 2-5 in a comfortable semi-final victory over Fermanagh outfit Kinawley.
But they’ll face stiff opposition from Castlebar Mitchels, who have Mayo seniors Orla Conlon, Danielle Caldwell and Kathryn Sullivan in their ranks.
Both teams are first-time finalists and this is set up for a potential cracker in Ballinasloe.
Supporters who cannot make it to Ballinasloe can watch the game live and for free on the LGFA’s Facebook Page: https://fb.me/e/1sMoZBXbi
Midwest Sport will also have regular updates of the game from Duggan Park.
Castlebar Mitchels (v St Sylvester’s): Fiona McLoughlin; Kate Moore, Aoife Brody, Aisling Towey; Tanya Flynn, Orla Conlon, Danielle Caldwell; Lisa McManamon (capt.), Kathryn Sullivan; Grainne Flynn, Anna Tuohy, Eavanna Lyons; Niamh Hughes, Laura Brody, Sarah Prendergast.
St Sylvester’s (v Castlebar Mitchels): S Brennan; C Fitzpatrick, K White, L Harrold; L Murphy, D Lawless (capt.), E Lynch; N Owens, G Twomey; K Sullivan, E Sullivan, N Harney; S McGlynn, S Aherne, L Ryan.