Wednesday, July 20, 2022

ZuCar LGFA All Ireland Minor “A” Semi Final

By Pat Costello

KILDARE LGFA Minor Manager, Darren Kendrick, and his Management Team have made two changes in personnel and a number of positional switches from the team that started the Leinster Final for Wednesday’s ZuCar LGFA All Ireland Minor “A” Semi Final against Galway in Kinnegad, throw in 7.30pm.

 

Grace Murtagh is sure to be a threat for Kildare in the ZuCar LGFA Minor “A” semi-final against Galway in Kinnegad on Wednesday evening Photo: Aisling Hyland

Into the team come Molly O’Loughlin and Hannah Breen, both of whom were used substitutes in the Leinster Final, 2-6 to 0-8, win over Meath two weeks ago. Niamh Farrelly, who scored 0-3 against Meath, and Siofra Galvin, unfortunately miss the game because of holidays.

Kilcullen’s O’Loughlin lines out at right half back and her clubmate, Breen, joins captain, Amy Larn, at midfield. In positional switches Mayah Doyle moves from midfield to full forward, Sophie nGai switches wings in the half forward line while Ava Cullen moves from full forward to left half forward and Edwina Birchall moves from right half forward to left corner forward for Wednesday’s Semi Final.

Kildare’s victory in the Leinster final was built on two second half goals from Birchall and Cullen while goals were also instrumental in their hard fought victory over Dublin in the last game of their Group in Leinster.

For Wednesday’s game Kildare will be faced by former senior Manager, Daniel Moynihan, who is the Manager of the Galway team. The Tribes Ladies beat Mayo in the Connacht Final back in May on a scoreline of 2-7 to 0-7 with the goals coming in the first half from Niamh Divilly and Marta Banek. Sarah Duffy scored 0-4 in that final, 0-3 of which was from frees.

The fact that Kildare have played so recently and are familiar with the Kinnegad pitch should be a bonus to them in their bid to reach the final on Wednesday evening.

Kildare V Galway, ZuCar LGFA All Ireland Minor “A” Semi Final, Wednesday 20 July, Kinnegad, 7.30pm, Referee: Garryowen McMahon (Dublin)

1

 Niamh Barnes

Celbridge

2

 Niamh Hayes

Maynooth

3

 Eimear Glancy

St Laurences

4

 Aine Mernagh

Eadestown

5

 Molly O’Loughlin

Kilcullen

6

 Ruth Sargent

Eadestown

7

 Olivia Monaghan

Kilcullen

8

 Amy Larn

Castlemitchell

9

 Hannah Breen

Kilcullen

10

 Sophie nGai

Kilcullen

11

 Ellie Kendrick

Sarsfields

12

 Ava Cullen

Maynooth

13

 Grace Murtagh

Milltown

14

 Mayah Doyle

Ballymore

15

 Edwina Birchall

Kilcullen

16

 Siofra Kelly

Kildangan/Nurney

17

 Joy Duggan

Raheens

18

 Muireann O’Loughlin

Sarsfields

19

 Anna Carpenter

Sallins

20

 Zara Beatty

Sarsfields

21

 Keevey Collins

Confey

22

 Abbie Pender

Carbury

23

 Claudia Gray

Raheens

24

 Erin Brereton Foley

Castlemitchell

25

Eimear Reilly

Two Mile House

26

 Ciara Kelly

Kildangan/Nurney

27

Katie Halpin

St Laurences

28

 Niamh Farrelly

Kill

29

 Siofra Galvin

Sarsfields

30

 Ciara McDonald

Maynooth

Management Team

Manager: Darren Kendrick

Maor Foirne: Amanda Donnelly

Physio: Niall O’Connor

FLO: Barbara Delaney

Mentors: Eoin Wheeler, Donna Berry, Eoghan O’Neill

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