Team news: Cork and Kerry reveal TG4 Munster senior final selections

TG4 Munster ladies senior football final

Saturday June 23: Cork v Kerry; Cork IT, 2pm

OLD rivals Cork and Kerry meet again in a TG4 Munster decider, with the Rebelettes back in the final for the first time since last winning it in 2016.
Cork’s long unbeaten run in Munster finals was ended last year when they were knocked out by Kerry in the round-robin phase, before the Kingdom defeated Waterford in the final.
Kerry, under new manager Eddie Sheehy, claimed an impressive semi-final victory over Waterford last time out, as Cork accounted for Tipperary in front of a big crowd in Ardfinnan.
Cork will start as favourites with the bookies but Kerry, as holders, will be fiercely competitive as they look to retain the title.
Kerry beat Cork in the 2013 and 2015 Munster finals and they won’t go into this one short of confidence and belief.
The O’Sullivan sisters, Doireann and captain Ciara, will lead the Cork attacking charge, while Orla Finn’s four points were crucial in the Tipp win.
Dual player Hannah Looney is also named up front while Róisín Phelan returns to fill the full-back position.
Kerry will look to Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh at centre forward to pull the strings and provide ammunition for captain Sarah Houlihan inside.
However, latest indications are that a decision on Ní Mhuircheartaigh’s fitness will be left until the last minute, after she picked up a shoulder injury in the Waterford win.
Aislinn Desmond provides a steady and experienced head at centre back, with All Star Lorraine Scanlon anchoring midfield alongside Amanda Brosnan.
Remarkably, a Kerry win would hand them back-to-back Munster senior crowns for the first time since 1989/90.
The Munster winners will have Monaghan and Armagh in their round-robin All-Ireland qualifier group, with the runners-up to face Tipperary and Ulster champions Donegal.

Cork team: 

1 Martina O’Brien Clonakilty
2 Chloe Collins Dromtarriffe
3 Roisin Phelan Aghada
4 Emma Spillane Bantry Blues
5 Maire O’Callaghan Mourneabbey
6 Melissa Duggan Dohenys
7 Shauna Kelly Araglen Desmonds Bui
8 Ashling Hutchings Fermoy
9 Orlagh Farmer Midleton
10 Hannah Looney Aghada
11 Doireann O’Sullivan Mourneabbey
12 Libby Coppinger St. Colum’s
13 Aine O’Sullivan Beara
14 Ciara O’Sullivan © Mourneabbey
15 Orla Finn Kinsale
16 Caoimhe Moore Kanturk
17 Aisling Kelleher St. Valentines
18 Brid O’Sullivan Mourneabbey
19 Saoirse Noonan Nemo Rangers
20 Aislng Barrett Donoughmore
21 Nicole Quinn Bandon
22 Saoirse Moore Fermoy
23 Meabh Cahalane Eire Og
24 Daire Kiely Valley Rovers
25 Eimear Kiely Valley Rovers
26 Sadhbh O’Leary Kinsale
27 Ciara Hughes St. Valentines
28 Jenny Brew Dinan Donoughmore
29 Marie Ambrose St. Valentines
Management Team Name Club
Manager: Ephie Fitzgerald Nemo Rangers
Mentors: James Masters Nemo Rangers
Mentors: Diarmuid Vaughan Bishopstown
Mentors: Con O’Sullivan Mourneabbey
Mentors: Jo Shirkie Kildorrery
Physio: Laura Harrington


Kerry team: 

  1. Laura Fitzgerald Na Gaeil (L. Nic Gearailt)
  2. Laoise Coughlan Rathmore (L. Ní Cochlain)
  3. Sarah Murphy   Rathmore (S. Ní Mhurchú)
  4. Eilis Lynch   Castleisland Desmonds (E. Ní Loingsigh)
  5. Deirdre Kearney Na Gaeil (D. Ní Chearnaigh)
  6. Aislinn Desmond Rathmore (A. Ní Dheasunaigh)
  7. Aisling O’Connell        Scartaglen (A. Ní Chonaill)
  8. Lorraine Scanlon    Castleisland Desmonds (L. Ní Scanláin)
  9. Amanda Brosnan    Dr Crokes (A. Ní Bhrosnacháin)
  10. Amy Foley     Beaufort  (A. Ní Fhoghlú)
  11. Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh Corca Dhuibhne (L. Ní Mhuircheartaigh)
  12. Emma Dineen       Glenflesk  (E. Ní Dhuinnín)
  13. Andrea Murphy Castleisland Desmonds (A. Ní Mhurchú)
  14. Eilish O Leary       Kilcummin (E. Ní Laoire)
  15. Sarah Houlihan        Beaufort (S. Ní hUallacháin)


  1. Sinead Warren Rathmore (S. Ní Mhurnán)
  2. Siobhan Burns       Dr Crokes (S. Ní Bhróin)
  3. Kate O Sullivan      Dingle  (K. Ní Shuilleabháin)
  4. Meabh Barry      Na Gaeil (M. De Barra)
  5. Caoimhe O’Sullivan     St Sylvesters (Caoimhe Ní Shuilleabháin)
  6. Clodagh O’Connor     Na Fianna  (C. Ní Chonchúir)
  7. Siobhan Goodwin    Castlegregory  (S. Ní Ghodáin)
  8. Denise Dunlea Scartaglen (D. Ní Dhubhalla)
  9. Deirdre Geaney      Dingle (D. Ní Gheibheannaigh)
  10. Aoife O’Callaghan      Rathmore (A. Ní Cheallacháin)
  11. Brid Ryan        Rathmore (B. Ní Riain)
  12. Erica McGlynn       Fossa (E. Ní Ghloinn)
  13. Sophie Lynch         Listowel (S. Ni Loingsigh)
  14. Jadyn Lucey Na Gaeil (J. Ní Luasa)
  15. Sarah Leahy   Legion (S. Ní Laocha)


Eddie Sheehy    (Na Gaeil)
Mike Barrett     (Na Gaeil)
Liam Culloty      (Na Gaeil)
Colm Horgan     (ISG)
Aoife Newell      (Corofin)
Janice McHugh    (Na Gaeil)
Goalkeeping Coach – Joby Costello  (Listowel Emmets)
Physio – Maire Griffin
Stats  — Patricia Lynch    (Moyvane)
Liaison –  Nora Fealey      (Laune Rangers)

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