Six Cork footballers named on Division 1 team of the league

July 6th, 2021 1:07 PM

By Kieran McCarthy

Cork footballer Orla Finn with her PwC GPA Women’s Player of the Month Award in Football for June. (Photo: Daire Brennan/Sportsfile)

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SIX Cork footballers have been selected on the 2021 Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 team of the league.

Runners-up Cork lead the way with six players picked on the Division 1 team, winners Dublin are next up with five players, while there are four slots for semi-finalists Donegal.

In total, there are five survivors from the 2019 selection, with the Cork trio of Shauna Kelly, Dohenys’ Melissa Duggan and Kinsale forward Orla Finn included again in the 2021 team, along with Dublin’s Martha Byrne and Donegal’s Karen Guthrie.

Rising Macroom star Erika O’Shea, Mourneabbey stalwart Ciara O’Sullivan and Kinsale hot-shot Sadhbh O’Leary are the other Cork players who earn spots on the team this time.

Also, Cork forward Orla Finn, as well as being named on the team of the league, has been voted the PwC GPA Women's Football Player of the Month for June.

The 2021 Ladies NFL Division 1 team of the league is: Abby Shiels (Dublin); Shauna Kelly (Cork), Evelyn McGinley (Donegal), Martha Byrne (Dublin); Erika O’Shea (Cork), Olwen Carey (Dublin), Melissa Duggan (Cork); Katy Herron (Donegal), Jennifer Dunne (Dublin); Hannah Tyrrell (Dublin), Ciara O’Sullivan (Cork), Orla Finn (Cork); Sadhbh O’Leary (Cork), Karen Guthrie (Donegal), Geraldine McLaughlin (Donegal).



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