Byrne and McEvoy named on LIDL Team of the League

  • May 16,2019
Two Dubs named on the Lidl Team of the League 
THE Teams of the 2019 Lidl Ladies National Football Leagues have been revealed with champions Cork leading the way in the Division 1 selection. 

The players on each of the four divisional teams were chosen by the LGFA’s All Star committee, and the Division 1 team contains players representing five counties. 

Cork’s march to a first League title since 2017, and a 12th in all, has been acknowledged with seven players on the Division 1 team. 

Beaten finalists Galway have four players honoured, 2018 winners Dublin have two players included, while Donegal and Tipperary have one player each on the prestigious 15. 

There are three survivors from the 2018 Lidl NFL Division 1 Team of the League, with Dublin defender Martha Byrne, Galway’s Sinéad Burke and Donegal captain Karen Guthrie honoured again this year. 

Cork have goalkeeper and Lidl NFL Final day captain Martina O’Brien listed, along with defenders Hannah Looney, Melissa Duggan and Shauna Kelly. 

Niamh Cotter, so instrumental in Cork’s campaign, is named at midfield, while there are slots for Eimear Scally and Orla Finn, Player of the Match in the Final victory over Galway, in attack. 

Galway have Burke, Charlotte Cooney, Louise Ward and free-scoring Róisín Leonard in the team, while Dublin duo Martha Byrne and Niamh McEvoy are also selected. 

Donegal leader Guthrie and Tipperary’s Aishling Moloney make up the Division 1 list. 

The players will receive their awards at Croke Park on Friday evening, May 31. 

The Lidl Manager of the Month for May, in association with the Irish Daily Star, will also be revealed on the night, as well as the overall Lidl Manager of the League.
Division 1 Lidl NFL Team of the League:
1.    Martina O’Brien (Cork)
2.    Martha Byrne (Dublin)
3.    Hannah Looney (Cork)
4.    Melissa Duggan (Cork)
5.    Shauna Kelly (Cork)
6.    Sinéad Burke (Galway)
7.    Charlotte Cooney (Galway)
8.    Louise Ward (Galway)
9.    Niamh Cotter (Cork)
10.    Karen Guthrie (Donegal)
11.    Niamh McEvoy (Dublin)
12.    Aishling Moloney (Tipperary)
13.    Eimear Scally (Cork)
14.    Róisín Leonard (Galway)
15.    Orla Finn (Cork)