Cork and Dublin make single changes for Women’s All-Ireland final

Doireann O’Sullivan starts for defending champions while Hannah Noonan starts for Dubs

Cork women’s manager Eamonn Ryan has made a single change as he looks to guide his side to a fifth consecutive All-Ireland football championship. Photograph: Inpho

Cork women’s manager Eamonn Ryan has made a single change as he looks to guide his side to a fifth consecutive All-Ireland football championship. Photograph: Inpho

 

Both defending champions Cork and Dublin have made a single change to their starting line-ups ahead of Sunday’s Women’s All-Ireland football final at Croke Park.

Cork are contesting their 10th All-Ireland final in 11 seasons and are gunning for their fifth title in a row, while Dublin will be looking to avenge last year’s final defeat which saw them concede 2-7 in the game’s final 15 minutes.

Cork boss Eamonn Ryan has brought Doireann O’Sullivan back into the fold after she proved her fitness with a brief cameo in the semi-final win over Kerry, meaning Rhona Ní Bhuachalla loses her spot in the starting 15.

Meanwhile Dublin manager Gregory McGonigle has handed a start to corner back Fiona Hudson who missed the Dubs’ 2-16 to 2-5 semi-final rout of Armagh, with Kim Flood making way.

Full forward Lyndsey Davey captains the side which has just seven survivors from last year’s final defeat.

Cork: Martina O’Brien (Clonakilty), Marie Ambrose (St. Val’s), Bríd Stack (St. Mary’s), Aisling Barrett (Donoughmore), Vera Foley (St. Val’s), Deirdre O’Reilly (St. Mary’s), Geraldine O’Flynn (St. Mary’s), Rena Buckley (Donoughmore), Breige Corkery (St. Val’s), Ciara O’Sullivan Capt. (Mourenabbey), Aisling Hutchings (Fermoy), Annie Walsh (Inch Rovers), Valerie Mulcahy (Rockbán), Áine O’sullivan, Doireann O’Sullivan (Moureabbey)

Dublin: Ciara Trant (St. Brigid’s), Olwen Carey (Thomas Davis), Muireann Ní Scanaill (St. Margaret’s), Fiona Hudson (Fingallians), Sorcha Furlong (St. Brigid’s), Sinead Finnegan (Fingallians), Colleen Barrett (St. Brigid’s), Molly Lamb (Kilmacud Crokes), Sinead Goldrick (Foxrock Cabinteely), Noelle Healy (St. Brigid’s), Amy Connolly (Foxrock Cabinteely), Carla Rowe (Clann Mhuire), Niamh McEvoy (St. Sylvester’s), Lyndsey Davey Capt. (Skerries Harps), Hannah Noonan (Foxrock Cabinteely)

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