GALWAY DAILY ALL-STARS: 11 GALWAY PLAYERS IN LADIES FOOTBALL PICKS 

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Galway’s supporters got behind their team in the opening round of selections for the Galway Daily Ladies Football All-Stars as 11 out of 12 nominations advanced to the final round. 

Five defenders and four attackers represented the Tribeswomen.  Emilie Gavin, Sarah Lynch and Sinead Burke were picked in the full back line with Charlotte Cooney and Nicola Ward on the 40.

Caitriona Cormican and Aine McDonagh’s midfield partnership was acknowledged at eight and nine.  And Tracey Leonard joined an inside line of Mairead Seoighe, Sarah Conneally and Leanne Coen.

All-Ireland and league champions Dublin took three places with Ciara Trant named in goal, Niamh McEvory at wing back and Nicole Owens, who scored the last minute goal against Galway in the semi-finals, got the number 10 nod.

And 16 players went through after Cavan’s Aishling Sheridan and Mayo’s Sinead Cafferky were tied at 35% each in the left wing forward poll.  Therefore there will be four official nominations instead of three.

All 16 selections will be official nominations among our minimum list of 46 players and they’ll be joined by the poll toppers in Rounds Two and Three.  The second round takes place after the provincial finals and the third round will follow the All-Ireland finals.

  1. CIARA TRANT (DUBLIN) – 47%, Rachel Kearns (Mayo) – 29%, Evelyn Baugh (Cava) – 18%, Karen Walsh (Westmeath) – 6%

2. EIMILE GAVIN (GALWAY) – 71%, Aoife McDonnell (Donegal) – 12%, Kate McGrath (Waterford) – 11%, Eilish Ronayne (Mayo) – 6%

3. SARAH LYNCH (GALWAY) – 67%, Marie Ambrose (Cork) – 17%, Sarah Tierney (Mayo) – 12%, Noirin Moran (Mayo) – 4%

4. SINEAD BURKE (GALWAY) – 76%, Nicola O’Malley (Mayo) – 14%, Orla Conlon (Mayo) – 5%, Shauna Coyle (Monaghan) – 5%

5. CHARLOTTE COONEY (GALWAY) – 65%, Sinead Goldrick (Dublin) – 30%, Marie O’Callaghan (Cork) – 5%, Marie Corbett (Mayo) – 0%

6. NICOLA WARD (MAYO) – 57%, Melissa Duggan (Cork) – 17%, Lauren Magee (Dublin) – 13%, Laura McGinley (Dublin) – 13%

7. NIAMH McEVOY (DUBLIN) – 44%, Treasa Doherty (Donegal) – 31%, Niamh Collins (Dublin) – 13%, Doireann Hughes (Mayo) – 12%

8. CAITRIONA CORMICAN (GALWAY) – 76%, Aileen Gilroy (Mayo) – 12%, Orla O’Dwyer (Tipperary) – 8%, Catherine Dolan (Cavan) – 4%

9. AINE McDONAGH (GALWAY) – 65%, Olwen Carey (Dublin) – 29%, Maebh Barry (Kerry) – 6%, Muireann Atkinson (Monaghan) – 0%

10. NICOLE OWENS (DUBLIN) – 44%, Ailbhe Davoren (Galway) – 39%, Carla Rowe (Dublin) – 11%, Ciara O’Sullivan (Cork) – 6%

11. TRACEY LEONARD (GALWAY) – 64%, Aishling Moloney (Tipperary) – 22%, Bronagh Sheridan (Cavan) – 14%, Louise Ni Mhuircheartaigh (Kerry) – 0%

12. AISHLING SHERIDAN (CAVAN) – 35%, SINEAD CAFFERKY (MAYO) – 35%, Lyndsey Davey (Dublin) – 25%, Sarah Houlihan (Kerry) – 5%

13. MAIREAD SEOIGHE (GALWAY) – 43%, Sinead Aherne (Dublin) – 39%, Libby Coppinger (Cork) – 9%, Niamh Kelly (Mayo) – 9%

14. SARAH CONNEALLY (GALWAY) – 36%, Sarah Rowe (Mayo) – 27%, Noelle Healy (Dublin) – 23%, Yvonne McMonagle (Donegal) – 14%

15. LEANNE COEN (GALWAY) – 56%, Orla Finn (Cork) – 30%, Grace Kelly (Mayo) – 10%, Geraldine McLoughlin (Donegal) – 4%