The Lidl Teams of the 2018 Ladies National Football League have been revealed by the Ladies Football Association and Galway have two representatives.
Sinead Burke was named at left wing forward while captain Tracey Leonard took her place at centre forward.
Both players were picked recently on the Galway Daily All-Stars first round of nominations though Burke was picked at corner back. Dublin pair Ciara Trant and Nicole Owens are also included from the Galway Daily All-Stars along with Cavan’s Aishling Sheridan in Division Two.
Mayo’s league final appearance has earned them four places, one more than Dublin. Captain Sarah Tierney is at full back, Aileen Gilroy is in midfield and the Kelly sisters (Niamh and Grace) occupy the corner forward slots.
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🔽 Here are your 2018 @lidl_ireland Teams of the Ladies National Football League, with selections in each of the four divisions. @LeinsterLGFA @ConnachtLGFA @UlsterLadies @MunsterLGFA #SeriousSupport
— Ladies Football (@LadiesFootball) May 15, 2018
The players on each of the four divisional selections were nominated by opposition managers after each round of fixtures, and the players who received the most nominations have been included.
The Division One team contains players from no fewer than six counties, with newly-crowned champions Dublin, runners-up Mayo, Westmeath, Donegal, Galway and Monaghan all represented.
In total, there are three survivors from the 2017 selection – Burke, Karen Guthrie and Yvonne McMonagle.
Dublin’s three players are Trant, Martha Byrne and Owens, who scored a last-gasp goal against Galway in the semi-finals to book a place for the Sky Blues in the Parnell Park decider. Donegal also have three as Guthrie and Bonner are joined by Ciara Hegarty.
Westmeath defenders Jennifer Rogers and Fiona Coyle are both included and Galway there’s also a slot on the team for Monaghan’s Muireann Atkinson, who’s named at midfield.
The players will receive their awards at Croke Park on Friday, May 25th. The Lidl Manager of the Month for May will also be revealed on the night, as well as the overall Lidl Manager of the League.
Division 1 Lidl NFL Team of the League: Ciara Trant (Dublin); Martha Byrne (Dublin), Sarah Tierney (Mayo), Jennifer Rogers (Westmeath); Fiona Coyle (Westmeath), Ciara Hegarty (Donegal), Sinéad Burke (Galway); Aileen Gilroy (Mayo), Muireann Atkinson (Monaghan); Karen Guthrie (Donegal), Tracey Leonard (Galway), Nicole Owens (Dublin); Niamh Kelly (Mayo), Yvonne McMonagle (Donegal), Grace Kelly (Mayo)
Division 2 Lidl NFL Team of the League: Evelyn Baugh (Cavan); Sarah Marley (Armagh), Maria Curley (Tipperary), Michelle McGrath (Waterford); Sinéad Greene (Cavan), Samantha Lambert (Tipperary), Caoimhe Condon (Tipperary); Jennifer Grant (Tipperary), Emma Jane Gervin (Tyrone); Aoife McCoy (Armagh), Aisling Maguire (Cavan), Aishling Sheridan (Cavan); Aimee Mackin (Armagh), Aishling Moloney (Tipperary), Katie Walsh (Sligo)