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TEAM NEWS: Galway set for Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Championship opener this weekend

By Camogie Press
Posted 16/06/2017
 
by Therese O’Callaghan
 
Group 1 of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Championship  got underway last weekend with Dublin and Kilkenny claiming opening weekend wins, and this weekend will see Galway get tehir campaign underway.
 
Galway lost out in extra-time to eventual champions Kilkenny in last season’s thrilling All-Ireland Semi-Final. On Saturday, they take to the road for their first Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Championship match of 2017 and Dublin will provide the opposition.
 
This year Galway manager Mark Dunne has called up five from their All-Ireland winning Minor team to his panel – Siobhán McGrath, Carrie Dolan, Sarah Healy, Molly Mannion and Kate Screene. Also included are Maria Cooney and Catherine Finnerty who have re-joined the squad. Therese Manton too has returned after recovering from a cruciate injury.
 
However, goalkeeper Susan Earner and Molly Dunne are amongst those who have retired after the 2016 campaign. The westerners will also be without Aoife Callanan who is travelling this year. Siobhán Coen is on the injury list after she sustained a cruciate injury.
 
Molly Dunne, however, is enjoying a new role and will be seen along the sideline as she is now part of the management team.
 
Dublin got their championship off to a winning start last weekend when they recorded a 2-11 to 1-14 victory over Clare.
 
Saturday June 17th
Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Championship (Group 1) Dublin v Galway, 2.30pm, Parnells GAA, Coolock
 
Galway Team:
Sarah Healy; Therese Manton, Shauna Healy, Tara Kenny, Lorraine Ryan, Rebecca Hennelly, Heather Cooney, Ann Marie Starr, Niamh Kilkenny; Maria Cooney, Niamh Hanniffy, Orlaith McGrath; Noreen Coen, Ailish O’Reilly, Aoife Donohue.
 
Dublin Team:
Faye McCarthy; Arleen Cushen, Gráinne Quinn, Áine Woods, Eva Marie Elliott, Aisling Carolan, Eve O’Brien; Eimear McCarthy, Miriam Twomey, Ellen McGovern, Hannah Hegarty, Siobhán Kehoe; Aisling Maher, Emma Flanagan, Ali Twomey.
 
Substitutes: Megan Lewis, Claire Donnelly, Ali Maguire, Eimear O’Leary, Zoe O’Donoghue.
 
Full Fixtures:
 
Saturday June 17th
Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Championship (Group 1)
Clare v Waterford, 2.30pm, Cusack Park, Ennis
 
Dublin v Galway, 2.30pm, Parnells GAA, Coolock
 
Cairde Camogie Season Tickets
The 2017 Cairde Camogie Season ticket which provides access to all rounds of the upcoming Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Championships and the triple header All-Ireland Finals on September 10th in Croke Park is now on sale. 
 
The season ticket is priced at only €45 and represents excellent value over the course of the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Championship. In addition, 20% of each ticket sale goes directly to a County Camogie Board. 
 
Cairde Camogie is now available to purchase online from www.tickets.ie and from County Boards, in addition to selected Centra and SuperValu outlets nationwide. Further information is available from www.camogie.ie
 
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