Limerick ladies football final - St Ailbes v Athea

The Parkway Shopping Centre sponsored Ladies Football senior county football final takes place in Askeaton GAA Club this evening, Friday August 31, at 6.45.

The Parkway Shopping Centre sponsored Ladies Football senior county football final takes place in Askeaton GAA Club this evening, Friday August 31, at 6.45.

Last years first time winners, St Ailbe’s, take on 15 times senior county champions Athea. An intriguing game is in prospect. Referee Jason Mullins.

St Ailbe’s will be warm favourites to retain their title as they rely on their county players to ensure that they go onto represent Limerick in the Munster club championship.

St Ailbe’s however will take nothing for granted as they will be well aware of the experience of the Athea girls – many of whom have several senior county medals.

The experience of Athea will be a major factor in this game but the fitness and speed of the St Ailbe’s girls will probably be the deciding factor in this final. St Ailbe’s will be highly motivated to win this final as many felt that they have unfinished business to re-visit in the Munster club championship, as they exited at the hands of last years Cork intermediate champions, Bride Rovers, in the Munster Intermediate Final.

Athea panel - Ann Cunningham, Helena Collins, Lilian Quirke, Katie Collins, Carla Sheehy, Cathriona Sheehan, Erica Fealey, Lisa O’Connor, Deirdre Fitzpatrick, Caroline Craughan, Meadbh Nash, Mary Ita Casey (Capt), Marie Keating, Shauna McAuliffe, Megan Carroll, Aoife O’Connor, Carol Collins, Michelle Casey, Lorraine Higgins, Liz Nash Management: Billy Vaughan, Mike Nash and Liz O’Sullivan.

St Ailbe’s panel - Brid Madigan, Kathy Fogarty, Niamh Ryan, Ellen O’Riordan, Vicki McMahon, Emma McGuire (Capt), Paula Donnelly, Caroline Hickey, Aideen McNamara, Emma Donnelly, Stephanie Carroll, Laura Lyons, Ady Ryan, Sile Moynihan, Hazel Fogarty, Brid Walsh, Eimear Ryan, Aisling Enright, Pauline McCarthy, Jessie Ryan, Ingrid Laffan, Maebh Hurley, Sarah Ryan, Aedin Hayes, Sinead McMamara, Rebecca Barry

Management: Pat Donnelly, John Hurley and Veronica Garry.