The team and full squad (with their squad number) is as follows
1. Luke Finnerty
4. Philip Kane
7. Eoin Gormley
8. Eoghan Gately (capt)
9. Evan Hollowed
*No. 16 is sub goalie jersey. It won’t be worn in Croke Park
Here is a little piece of information about each player.
Cian Buckley: Sweeps up behind the defence, never leaving his post. Cian is Mr Reliable with a lovely touch. Will be one of the main players in 5th and 6th class.
Jack Butler: Never stops working and always a threat around the goalmouth. Jack has given great service to Scoil Mhuire since he arrived and fully deserves his starting place.
Aisling Chambers: Deservedly called up for the semi final, Aisling has given great service to the school football and camogie teams and this is a lovely way to finish her primary school playing career. Plays as goalie or in defence in camogie but will be called into the forwards in Croker if the going gets tough.
Conall Chambers: Announced his arrival with a bang, when he scored a wonder goal in the semi. There’ll be great excitement in the Chambers household on May 9th.
If they both make an appearance, Aisling and Conall will become the first brother/sister pairing to play on the same Scoil Mhuire team in Croke Park.
Jack Colgan: Supremely gifted at all sports, Jack missed out on the earlier matches due to a very busy schedule, but made a very impressive return in the semi. Sure to play a big part when called upon.
Seán Egan: The “Rob Kearney” of the team, Seán executes the drop shot very skilfully. He will be fulfilling a lifelong dream when he runs out onto the Croker turf with his teammates.
Luke Finnerty: Brilliant shot-stopper with a huge puck out-Luke has it all. Has not conceded a goal in the last three games. Don’t be surprised if this is not Luke’s last appearance in Croke Park.
Eoin Gormley: Eoin thought his Scoil Mhuire playing days were over when he incurred a serious arm injury before Easter. Made a comeback in the semi final and put in a man of the match performance. Watch out for his inspirational solo runs.
Eoghan Gately: Captain who leads from the front. Inspirational midfielder who combines skill, strength and determination. Will be hoping to lift the Sciath Uí Néill in Croker.
Mark Gormley: Mark will be hoping to join his big brother on the pitch. All-action hurler with a big heart. Hasn’t let becoming “Mayor” of fourth class go to his head.
Eoin Higgins: Strong, stylish and fearless, Eoin commands the last line of defence, keeping a close eye on his young corner backs. Steadiest line on the pitch.
Evan Hollowed: Fantastic hand-eye co-ordination makes Evan a big threat in midfield. Strikes the ball huge distances out of hand and his ground strokes are equally effective.
Phillip Kane: Rock solid corner back. Equally good with the sliotar on the ground or in the air. Probably the most consistent player on the team.
Dylan Knowles: All-action, gutsy and quick. Dylan is one of the most improved hurlers on the team and is thriving since moving from attack to defence.
Charlie Keher : Comes from a great sporting background. The ever-smiling Charlie is a potential match winner and if he can repeat his brilliant three point semi final performance, Scoil Mhuire will be on their way.
John McCarthy: Was having a brilliant game against Scoil Santain in the group stage until he was forced off with an injury. John will be a dangerous threat when he is called on.
Adam McGarry: Adam’s big brother and sister Darren and Alison represented Scoil Mhuire’s football teams with distinction many years ago, with Darren making two previous appearances in Croker. Great ground hurler and very strong.
Oisín O Brien: The master craftsman of the team. Lovely stickwork and great free taker. Oisín will prove a handful for his marker.
Kingsley Okakpu: Excellent all-round athlete. Kingsley had a great game in the semi final and as well as being a scoring threat, his job will be to prevent the full back from making big clearances. No better man!
Seán O Reilly: After a quiet start to the season, Sean burst into action in the semi with a brace of goals. Has been playing out of his skin in training and he could well be the match winner in Croker.
Cian O’Sullivan: Classy centre back who turns defence into attack with his driving clearances. Very clever in his use of the ball.
Adam Stanford: Plays with absolutely no fear. Adam has made remarkable progress as a hurler and he will be doing all the hard work to provide space for his smaller skilful teammates.
Dean White: Skilful and clever, Dean will be one of the main men in 5th and 6th class.Not afraid to mix it with the big boys.