Three Dubs named on the LIDL Team of the League

  • May 15,2018

THE Lidl Teams of the 2018 Ladies National Football League have been revealed. 

The players on each of the four divisional selections were nominated by opposition managers after each round of fixtures, and the players who received the most nominations have been included. 

The Division 1 team contains players from no fewer than six counties, with newly-crowned champions Dublin, runners-up Mayo, Westmeath, Donegal, Galway and Monaghan all represented. 

In total, there are three survivors from the 2017 selection, as Galway’s Sinéad Burke has been selected again, along with Donegal pair Karen Guthrie and Yvonne Bonner. 

Beaten Lidl NFL Division 1 finalists Mayo have four players on the divisional 15, with captain Sarah Tierney, Aileen Gilroy, and the Kelly sisters, Niamh and Grace, all included. 

Dublin are next on the list with three players, namely goalkeeper Ciara Trant, corner back Martha Byrne and influential forward Nicole Owens, who scored a last-gasp goal against Galway in the semi-finals to book a place for the Sky Blues in the Parnell Park decider. 

Donegal also have three players on the selection, as Guthrie and Bonner are joined by TG4 All-Star Ciara Hegarty.

Westmeath defenders Jennifer Rogers and Fiona Coyle are both included and Galway also have two players represented – Burke and team-mate Tracey Leonard, who’s also captain of the Tribeswomen. 

There’s also a slot on the team for Monaghan’s Muireann Atkinson, who’s named at midfield. 

Division 1 Lidl NFL Team of the League1.Ciara Trant (Dublin) 2.Martha Byrne (Dublin) 3.Sarah Tierney (Mayo) 4.Jennifer Rogers (Westmeath) 5.Fiona Coyle (Westmeath) 6.Ciara Hegarty (Donegal) 7.Sinéad Burke (Galway) 8.Aileen Gilroy (Mayo) 9.Muireann Atkinson (Monaghan) 10.Karen Guthrie (Donegal) 11.Tracey Leonard (Galway) 12.Nicole Owens (Dublin) 13.Niamh Kelly (Mayo) 14.Yvonne Bonner (Donegal) 15.Grace Kelly (Mayo)