Much changed Meath unveiled for League opener

New Meath manager Davy Nelson can call on just seven of the county’s back-to-back All Ireland Ladies SFC winners as they begin their 2023 season in the opening round of the Lidl NFL against Dublin on Saturday evening. Throw in at DCU St Claire’s is at 5.15. The match will be shown live on TG4.

With Orlagh Lally and Vikki Wall playing football in Australia, Aoibheann Leahy and Emma Troy also travelling and Bridgetta Lynch seemingly also no longer involved change was imposed upon the Navan O’Mahonys clubman.

Though experienced duo Stacey Grimes and Niamh O’Sullivan are included among the subs, the absentees have also necessitated a number of positional switches. The most noteworthy of which is the relocation of former captain Maire O’Shaughnessy to wing back.

Maire O’Shaughnessy and Monica McGuirk will provide vital experience to a new look Meath team

MEATH – M. McGuirk; S. Ennis (Capt.), M.K. Lynch, K. Newe; N. Gallogly, A. Cleary, M. O’Shaughnessy; A. Minogue, A. McCabe; A. Sheridan, A. Farrell, A. Leahy; M. Thynne, M. Byrne, C. Smyth.

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