Emmet Og Set For All-Ireland Decider

Emmet Óg take their All-Ireland final bow as two first-time finalists meet in the Intermediate decider as Dublin and Leinster champions Clontarf take on the Monaghan and Ulster standard-bearers.

Clontarf finally landed the Dublin title after losing the three previous finals and they’ve pushed on from there.

Mick Cronin’s charges were extremely impressive in their All-Ireland semi-final victory over St Brendan’s, knocking six goals past the Galway outfit.

Former Ireland women’s rugby team captain Fiona Coghlan is on the bench for Clontarf while Kate Fitzgibbon, Siobhán Killeen and Katie Murray were members of Dublin’s TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship winning squad.

A Dublin club has never won the Intermediate Club Final, although Thomas Davis (2013) and St Brigid’s (2009) did reach this stage.

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There has been a Monaghan winner of this competition previously, and that was a decade ago when Emyvale got the better of Ballingeary/Inchigeelagh from Cork.

The stand-out performer for Emmet Óg is county star Ellen McCarron, who bagged 2-3 in the All-Ireland semi-final victory over Dunedin Connollys.

Chloe McBride was also on target with two goals in that game and this final has the potential to deliver a cracker.

Clontarf captain Sarah Murphy earns a recall to the starting team and replaces Kate Fitzgibbon, while there are three changes to the Emmet Óg team that started against Dunedin Connollys.

Kerry Nolan, Anita Newell and Laura Boylan are replaced by Katie Monaghan, Orla Reilly and Gráinne McCluskey.

Clontarf: C O’Connor, H Bolger, K Murray, E Plunkett, H McLaughlin, G Reilly, B Walsh, S Fagan, N Hetherton, S Murphy, T Fitzgibbon, F Skelly, S Killeen, C O’Connor, A Bell.

Emmet Óg: D Morgan, R Hughes, Á McQuaid, K Monaghan, N Rooney, C McBride, M Monaghan, M McCarville, E Daly, E Leonard, E McCarron, O Reilly, F Monaghan, B Tierney, G McCluskey.

All-Ireland Ladies Intermediate Club Final
Clontarf (Dublin) v Emmet Óg (Monaghan)
Parnell Park, Dublin
7.30pm. LIVE Northern Sound