Team news: Rebels stay the same as Cats make one change

September 07, 2018

Pictured at the launch of the 2018 Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Camogie Championship Finals are Shelly Farrell (Kilkenny), Deirdre Ashe, Liberty Insurance, Kathleen Woods, President of the Camogie Association and Aoife Murray (Cork). ©INPHO/James Crombie.

The Cork and Kilkenny teams have been announced ahead of Sunday's All-Ireland camogie championship finals at Croke Park.

For the third straight season, the Rebels and Cats will face each other in the senior decider. 

Defending champions Cork have named the same starting 15 from the semi-final win over Tipperary while corner-forward Miriam Walsh is the only change to the Kilkenny side which beat Galway the last day.

The teams for the All-Ireland intermediate and premier junior finals have also been released.

Cork (senior) - Aoife Murray; Niamh O’Callaghan, Laura Treacy, Pamela Mackey; Libby Coppinger, Gemma O’Connor, Chloe Sigerson; Julia White, Ashling Thompson; Amy O’Connor, Orla Cronin, Orla Cotter; Katrina Mackey, Niamh McCarthy, Hannah Looney.

Subs: Amy Lee, Leanne O'Sullivan, Aileen Sheehan, Lauren Horman, Linda Collins, Briege Corkery, Siobhan Hutchinson, Laura Hayes, Saoirse McCarthy, Stefanie Beausang.

Kilkenny - Emma Kavanagh; Collette Dormer, Catherine Foley, Grace Walsh; Claire Phelan, Anne Dalton, Davina Tobin; Anna Farrell, Meighan Farrell; Julie Ann Malone, Katie Power, Denise Gaule; Shelly Farrell, Michelle Quilty, Miriam Walsh.

Subs: Jacqui Frisby, Michelle Teehan, Jenny Clifford, Edwina Keane, Kellyann Doyle, Danielle Morrissey, Aoife Doyle, Grace O'Donnell, Roisin Phelan, Niamh Deely.

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Cork (intermediate) - Amy Lee; Leah Weste, Sarah Harrington, Niamh Ni Chaoimh; Siobhan Hutchinson, Jennifer Barry, Lauren Callanan; Sarah Buckley, Katelyn Hickey; Laura Hayes, Finola Neville, Saoirse McCarthy; Caroline Sugrue, Maeve McCarthy, Cathriona Collins.

Subs: Stefanie Beausang, Rachel O'Callaghan, Katie McCarthy, Cliona Healy, Roisin Killeen, Keeva McCarthy, Moira Barrett, Rachel O'Shea, Kate Wall, Ciara McCarthy, Eimear Hurley, Rebecca Keane, Keelagh Cullinane, Maeve Lynch, Katie Barry.

Down - Maria McNally; Claire McGilligan, Allannah Savage, Nicole Kelly; Blainaid Savage, Fionnuala Carr, Dearbhla Magee; Catherine Rocks, Paula Gribben; Deirbhile Savage, Aimee McAleenan, Sara Louise Carr; Saoirse Sands, Niamh Mallon, Orla Gribben.

Subs: Orlagh Caldwell, Maria Higgins, Lizzy Wilson, Catherine O'Hare, Ciara Cowan, Eimear Rushe, Caitlin McCartan, Beth Fitzpatrick, Katie McGilligan, Cassie Fitzpatrick.

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Dublin - Kathryn Kantounia; Eimear O'Riordan, Niamh Gleeson, Sinead Murphy; Emma Barron, Deirdre Johnstone, Caoimhe Ni Mhaolagain; Hannah O'Dea, Louise O'Shea; Caragh Dawson, Aoibhe Dillon, Sinead Wylde; Laoise Quinn, Aoife Bugler, Aoife Walsh.

Subs: Aisling Spillane, Chloe Ni Cheallaigh, Aoife Dooley, Nadine Murphy, Grainne Power, Evelyn Twomey, Grainne Free, Laura Walsh, Emma O'Flynn, Ciara Carolan, Sinead Nolan, Rachel Noctor, Shauna McBride, Emer Keenan, Ciara Buchanan.

Kerry - Aoife Fitzgerald; Liz Houlihan, Niamh Leen, Michelle Costello; Aine O'Connor, Sara Murphy, Eilish Harrington; Orla Young, Patrice Diggin; Caoimhe Shanahan, Laura Collins, Aoife Behan; Jessica Fitzell, Jackie Horgan, Norette Casey.

Subs: Elaine Ryall, Rachel McCarthy, Julianne O'Keeffe, Kate Buckley, Alannah Whelan, Katelyn O'Connor, Rachel Burke, Megan Weir, Emma Lawlor, Alanna Maunsell, Brid Horan, Niamh Rid.



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