The Galway Camogie team to play Offaly in Banagher on Saturday (2.30pm ) in their opening game of the championship has been selected by the management team of Tony Ward, Sharon Glynn and James McGrath.
There are three enforced changes from the team’s league semi-final loss to Cork in April. Therese Manton, Aislinn Connolly and Veronica Curtin are all unavailable due to injury, while Jessica Gill will unfortunately be out for the entire season, after having surgery recently on her cruciate ligament.
Niamh McGrath, who is only 16, makes her championship debut at centre-forward.
Galway: Susan Earner (Eyrecourt ), Sandra Tannion (St Thomas ), Sarah Dervan (Mullagh ), Lorraine Ryan (Killimordaly ), Regina Glynn (Athenry ), Therese Maher (Athenry ), Sinead Cahalan (Mullagh ), Niamh Kilkenny (Pearses ), Ann-Marie Hayes (Killimor ), Noreen Coen (Athenry ), Niamh McGrath (Sarsfields ), Brenda Hanney (Killimor ), Orlaith McGrath (Sarsfields ), Orla Kilkenny (Pearses ), Tara Ruttledge (Portumna ).