Wicklow star Lucy Mulhall was named on the TESCO Homegrown Team of the League for Division 4 at a gala event held in Croke Park.
The awards, which are presented at the end of the TESCO Homegrown National Football Leagues every year, recognise the immense contribution of the players to their counties cause throughout the year. No fewer than 28 counties are recognised on the four divisional teams with players coming from each of the four provinces.
Carol Manning, Gillian Dufficey, Joanne Cregg, Sinead Kenny, Laura Fleming and Jenny Higgins are Roscommon’s six players on the TESCO Homegrown Division 4 Team of the League. Defeated finalists, Antrim are represented by Áine Tubridy, Claire Timoney and Mairead Cooper. Louth have two players on the selection with Grace Lynch and Michelle McMahon as do Limerick with Aoife Meaney and Marie Curtin. The team is completed by Derry star Ciara McGuirk and Wicklow’s Lucy Mulhall.
After producing a fantastic final Cork and Dublin are both recognised with four places each on the Division 1 selection. The Division 2 selection is dominated by Galway which reflects their unbeaten campaign. Seven counties are represented on the Division 3 team, with Armagh having five players included.
Speaking at the presentation LGFA President, Pat Quill said ‘I am delighted to see so many great players from no fewer than 28 counties represented from the 4 Divisions. This is recognition that some of the players possibly wouldn’t get otherwise and they very much deserve their turn in the limelight. I am also very pleased to see Eamonn Ryan receive the TESCO Homegrown/Irish Daily Star Manager of the League award, Eamonn has been an incredible servant to the game and is a most deserving recipient of the accolade. I would also like to thank our sponsors, TESCO Homegrown, for their continued support of our sport both at national and local level, it is very much appreciated.’
Lynn Moynihan, Local Marketing Manager of Tesco Ireland, said, “The Tesco Homegrown National Football League 2014 provided us with some great moments and I would like to thank all of those who took part. It is a great honour to be selected in the Tesco HomeGrown Teams of the League so congratulations to all the players who made it, it is a true mark of your commitment to Ladies Gaelic Football. Tesco HomeGrown are proud to sponsor the Tesco HomeGrown National Football Leagues as it is one of the premier national competitions in the Ladies Gaelic football sporting calendar”.
Selection for the four teams is based on nominations from the managers within each division. No manager was allowed to select their own players and they submitted their selection of the best players from the opposing team after each round. Players with the highest number of nominations in their positions were then selected on the Team of the League for their Division.