Meet the girls on the trail of the O'Duffy Cup

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Áine Gannon (20).5’3. Rower/Inistioge. Student

Joined panel: 2015

Favourite other sport(s): Football and swimming

Toughest opponent: Davina Tobin

Schools/colleges played with: St Mary’s secondary school, New Ross, and WIT

Most satisfying performance: Club Leinster final.

Aisling Dunphy (24). 5’ 8. St Brigid’s, Ballycallan. Medical student

Joined panel: 2009

Favourite other sport(s): Tennis and running

Toughest opponent: Ann Dalton

Schools/colleges played with: Loreto Secondary School, Kilkenny, NUI Galway

Most satisfying performance: All-Ireland semi-final 2014 with Kilkenny.

Ann Dalton (28). 5’ 3". Freshford. Bank Official

Joined panel: 2007

Favourite other sport(s): Soccer

Toughest opponent: Jill Dillon

Schools/colleges played with: WIT

Most satisfying performance: All-Ireland semi v Galway 2016.

Anna Farrell (25). 5’ 5". Thomastown. Fraud Analyst

Joined panel: 2014

Favourite other sport(s): Dancing, volleyball

Toughest opponent: Edwina Keane

Schools/colleges played with: St Brigid’s College, Callan, UCD

Most satisfying performance: Primary School final 2003

Anne-Marie Lennon (26). 5’ 6". Blacks and Whites. Manager Centra, Bennettsbridge

Joined Panel: 2009

Favourite other sport (s): Soccer

Toughest opponent: Paula Farrell

Schools/colleges played with: Borris VS, Waterford IT.

Most satisfying performance: Playing in 2008 intermediate All-Ireland Final v Cork.

Aoife O’Carroll (18). 1.67 metres. Lisdowney. Secondary school student

Joined panel: May 2016.

Favourite other sport: Hockey

Toughest opponent: Sarah O’Connor (Wexford)

Colleges played for: Loreto SS, Kilkenny

Most satisfying performance: 2015 junior colleges All-Ireland.

Claire Phelan (22). 5’ 6". Lisdowney/Freshford. Primary school teacher

Joined panel: 2011

Favourite other sport(s): Tennis, soccer, swimming

Toughest opponent: All tough!

Schools/colleges played with: Loreto SS, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra

Most satisfying performance: All-Ireland semi-final 2016.

Collette Dormer (27). 5’ 7". Paulstown/Goresbridge. Architectural Technologist

Joined panel:2006

Favourite other sport(s): Basketball

Toughest opponent: Katie Power

Schools/colleges played with: Borris VS, Waterford IT.

Most satisfying performance: Winning county club medal in 2007.

Davina Tobin (24). 5’ 6". Emeralds. Hair Stylist.

Joined panel: 2015

Favourite other sports: Swimming

Toughest opponent: Laura Kavanagh.

Schools/Colleges played with: Colaiste Mhuire, Johnstown.

Most satisfying performance: Leinster final 2015.

Denise Gaule (25). 5’ 10". Windgap. Student

Joined panel: 2009

Favourite other sport(s): Soccer, tennis

Toughest opponent: Claire Phelan

Schools/colleges played with: St Brigid’s College, Callan, WIT.

Most satisfying performance: League final 2016 v Galway.

Edwina Keane (26). 5’ 8". St Martin’s. Farmer

Joined panel: 2006

Favourite other sport(s): Hockey, football, rugby, swimming.

Toughest opponent: Too many to mention.

Schools/colleges played with: Loreto SS, IT Tralee, WIT and Carlow IT.

Most satisfying performance: Winning the league final with St Martins in 2014 and getting to captain Kilkenny under-16 team to the All-Ireland.

Emma Kavanagh (23). 5’ 2". Rower-Inistioge. Secondary school teacher

Joined panel: 2013

Favourite other sport(s): Gaelic football, rugby

Toughest opponent: Denise Gaule

Schools/colleges played with: Our Lady of Lourdes, Rosbercon and DCU.

Most satisfying performance: 2014 Ashbourne qualifier DCU v UCC.

Grace Walsh (23). 5’ 7". Tullaroan. Student nurse

Joined Panel: 2010

Favourite other sport: Hockey

Toughest Opponent: Miriam Walsh

Schools/Colleges played with: Loreto SS, UCD

Most satisfying performance: Intermediate club county final.

Jacqui Frisby (31). 5’ 3". Ballyhale Shamrocks. Accounts Payable

Joined panel: 2001

Favourite other sport: Horse racing

Toughest opponent: Kate Kelly

Schools/colleges played with: St Brigid’s College, Callan

Most satisfying performance: 2013 county final with club

Julieanne Malone (21). 5’ 7”. Mullinavat. Student nurse

Favourite other sport: Gaelic football

Toughest opponent: Mary Leacy

Schools/colleges played with: Scoil Aireagail, Ballyhale, WIT

Most satisfying performance: Leinster final with Mullinavat 2013.

Katie Power (25). 5’ 4". Piltown. Reception in Michael Lyng Motors.

Joined panel: 2007

Favourite other sport: Soccer, Zoo classes with Liam!

Toughest opponent: Claire Phelan

Schools/colleges played with: WIT

Most satisfying performance: Still waiting for it!

Kellyann Doyle (19). 5’ 9". Piltown. Student.

Joined panel: 2016.

Favourite other sports: Athletics, Gaelic football.

Toughest opponent: Denise Gaule.

Schools/colleges played with: Scoil Mhuire, Greenhill, Carrick-on-Suir.

Most satisfying performance: Intermediate club All-Ireland 2015.

Laura Murphy (19). 5’ 5". O’Loughlin Gaels. Student

Joined panel: 2015/2016

Favourite other sport(s): Soccer

Toughest opponent: Niamh Treacy (Tipperary)

Schools/colleges played with: Loreto SS, UCD

Most satisfying performance (club or county): Under-21 county final 2013.

Maureen Walsh (22). 5’ 3". Freshford. Student

Joined Panel: 2016

Favourite other Sport(s): Swimming

Toughest Opponent: Julieanne Malone

School/college played with: Loreto SS

Most satisfying performance: Scoring 1-3 in my last club match.

Meighan Farrell (21). 5’ 2". Thomastown. Student

Joined panel: 2014

Favourite other sport(s): Football

Toughest opponent: Aine Doran

Schools/colleges played with: Grennan College, Thomastown, DIT, WIT.

Most satisfying performance: When beat Mullinavat in the county final of 2014.

Michelle Quilty (26). 5’ 2". Mullinavat. Fitness Instructor. Team captain.

Joined panel: 2008

Favourite other sports: American Football, golf, soccer

Toughest opponent: Catherine Doherty

Schools/colleges played with: Waterford IT.

Most satisfying performance: Club county final 2015.

Michelle Teehan (17). 5’ 4". James Stephens. Student

Joined panel: May 2016

Favourite other sport(s): Gaelic football.

Toughest opponent: Sarah Harding (Offaly, Birr Community School)

Schools/Colleges played for: Loreto SS, Kilkenny

Most satisfying performance: 2016 senior All-Ireland colleges final.

Miriam Frisby (28). 5’ 4". Mullinavat. Teacher

Joined panel: 2015

Favourite other sports: Rugby, soccer, golf, fencing and dressage

Toughest opponent: Carol Phelan

Schools/colleges played with: Our Lady of Mercy Secondary, Waterford, UCC.

Most satisfying performance: Winning Leinster senior club final in 2013.

Miriam Walsh (21). 5’ 9". Tullaroan. Student.

Joined panel: 2011

Favourite other sport(s): Football.

Toughest opponent: Meg Farrell.

Schools/colleges played with: Loreto SS.

Most satisfying performance: Intermediate club county final.

Niamh Deely (17). 5’ 7". James Stephens. Student.

Joined panel: 2016

Favourite other sport(s): Gaelic football

Toughest opponent: Shannon Ridge

Schools/colleges played with: Loreto SS.

Most satisfying performance: All-Ireland minor semi-final 2016.

Sarah Ann Quinlan (22). 5’ 8". Young Irelands (Gowran). Student

Joined Panel: 2016

Favourite other sport: Swimming

Toughest opponent: Kelly Treacy

Schools/colleges played with: Loreto SS, Maynooth University

Most satisfying performance: League Final for club 2015.

Sarah Crowley (22). 5’ 6". Mooncoin. Student

Joined panel: 2016

Favourite other sport: Enjoy odd game of crazy golf

Toughest opponent: Aine Doran (Blacks and Whites).

Schools/colleges played with: Mercy SS, WIT.

Most satisfying performance: Club semi-final three years ago when Mooncoin, for the first time I can remember, beat Glenmore.

Sarah Kent (19). 5’ 7”. Danesfort. Student

Joined panel: 2015

Favourite other sports: Lacrosse, soccer

Toughest opponent: Mary O’Connell

Schools/colleges played with: Loreto SS, UCD.

Most satisfying performance: Senior colleges Leinster final 2014

Shelly Farrell (24). 5’ 2". Thomastown. Accounts Technician

Joined panel: 2011

Favourite other sport(s): Rugby and boxing

Toughest opponent: Mairead Power

Schools/colleges played with: St Brigid’s College, Callan, WIT

Most satisfying performance: Ashbourne Cup with WIT 2013.

Stacey Quirke (24). 5’ 7". St Martin’s. Paediatric nurse, Temple Street

Joined panel: 2012

Favourite other sport(s): Ladies football, hockey

Toughest opponent: Julia White (Cork)

Schools/colleges played with: Loreto SS, DCU.

Most satisfying performance: League final win with St Martin’s in 2014.