Limerick confirm a panel of 30 players for the All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship

Jerome O'Connell

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LIMERICK have confirmed a panel of 30 players for the All-Ireland Ladies Football Championship.

Manager Donal Ryan revealed the panel this Tuesday evening ahead of the junior championship.

Limerick are in Group 2 of the All-Ireland Junior Championship with Derry and Antrim.

The new championship panel is drawn from 12 different clubs - intermediate side Oola lead the way with five representatives.

County senior champions St Ailbes have three players involved while beaten finalists Monagea have just one. Beaten senior semi finalists' Ballylanders have two players in the list of 30, while Feohanagh have no representative. 

Ahead of the Lidl National League last December, Limerick revealed a panel of 34 players - nine of that panel are no longer involved with five new faces.

Among those departing for varying reasons are Megan O'Shea, Cliodhna Ní Cheallaigh and Iris Kennelly. From the outset of the season Limerick were already without recent season regulars; Olivia Giltenane (Mungret St Pauls), Kristine Reidy, Loretta Hanley, Rebecca Delee (all Feohanagh), Niamh Ryan and Mairead Kavanagh (both St Ailbes) and Catriona Davis (Monagea).

In Round 1 of the TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship, Limerick will play Derry on Sunday October 25 at 2pm v Derry in Lannleire, Co Louth.

In round 2 Limerick will play Antrim on Sunday November 1 at 1pm in Clane, Co Kildare.

The group stages of the TG4 All-Ireland Junior Championship will conclude on the weekend of November 7/8, following three rounds of fixtures on consecutive weekends, followed by a two-week break before the semi-finals are played on the weekend of November 21/22.

In Group 1 of the All-Ireland junior championship, and potential November 21/22 semi final opponents for Limerick, are Wicklow, Carlow and Fermanagh.

The Limerick camogie panel for their All-Ireland championship was named on Sunday - there are no dual players for the 2020 championship.

LADIES FOOTBALL PANEL: Kathleen Bradshaw, Kathleen Fitzgibbon, Leah Coughlan, Amy Ryan, Fiona Bradshaw (all Oola); Claire Carmody, Sarah O'Connor, Rachel Greaney, Rebekah Daly (all Athea); Maedbh McCarthy, Aine Cunningham, Niamh McCarthy, Sarah Sheehan (all Dromcollogher-Broadford); Aimee O'Brien, Roisin O'Malley, Charlotte Walsh and Alannagh Russell (all Murroe-Boher); Caroline Hickey, Katie Heelan and Meadhbh MacNamara (all St Ailbes);  Andrea O'Sullivan and Cathy Mee (both Ballylanders); Chloe Cleary and Roisin Breedy (both Galtee Gaels); Roisin Ambrose and Sophie Hennessey (both Old Mill); Amy Hanrahan (Gerald Griffins); Rachel O'Dell (Monaleen); Aoife Corbett (Monegea); Louise Ryan (St Brigids).