Connacht Announce Strong Squad for MMI Interprovincials

Cork v Mayo - TESCO HomeGrown Ladies National Football League Division 1 Final


The MMI Interprovincal Tournament takes place in Kinnegad on Saturday with all 4 provinces competing for the much coveted prize. Connacht will be hoping to win their first title in 14 years this weekend and have named a strong squad for the occasion.

Mayo’s All Star goalkeeper, Yvonne Byrne, will captain the side from the goal as one of her county’s 10 representatives. Fiona McHale rejoins the squad having been named player of the tournament last year and scoring machine, Cora Staunton will lead the forwards. Galway have the highest representation with 13 players including the likes of Sinéad Burke, Emer Flaherty and All Star midfielder, Annette Clarke, there will also be plenty of people looking at the Ward twins, Nicola and Louise, from Galway who are both brimming full of potential despite their relative youth.

Leitrim are represented by 4 players including the excellent Áine Tighe and her sister, Niamh Tighe. The 30 player squad is rounded out with 3 representatives of the TESCO Homegrown division 4 title winning Roscommon team including Emer Callaghan, Gillian Dufficey and Jennifer Higgins.

1. Yvonne Byrne (Mayo) 2. Nicola Ward (Galway) 3. Sarah Tierney (Mayo) 4. Martha Carter (Mayo) 5. Rebecca McPhilbin (Galway) 6. Emer Flaherty (Galway) 7. Sinead Burke (Galway) 8. Annette Clarke (Galway) 9. Fiona McHale (Mayo) 10. Kathryn Sullivan (Mayo) 11. Geraldine Conneally (Galway) 12. Barbara Hannon (Galway) 13. Louise Ward (Galway) 14. Cora Staunton (Mayo) 15. Áine Tighe (Leitrim) 16. Johanna Connolly (Galway) 17. Amy Bell (Mayo) 18. Emer Callaghan (Roscommon) 19. Noelle Connolly (Galway) 20. Mairéad Coyne (Galway) 21. Olivia Divilly (Galway) 22. Gillian Dufficey (Roscommon) 23. Jennifer Higgins (Roscommon) 24. Grace Kelly (Mayo) 25. Sharon Kerrigan (Leitrim) 26. Róisín Leonard (Galway) 27. Sarah McLoughlin (Leitrim) 28. Niamh Tighe (Leitrim) 29. Aileen Gilroy (Mayo) 30. Caoilfhionn Connolly (Mayo)

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