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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Fr. Murphy's on song over water

FR. MURPHY'S ladies' footballers are having a great season and they have just been crowned the All-Britain champion after a 4-11 to 1-3 win against John Mitchels of Liverpool in the final played in Pairc na hEireann, Birmingham.

The girls in purple and gold have been in fine form all year, and their closest game was in the group against the same opponents which they won by six points.

In the final itself, they allowed Mitchels the first point and then took over with goals from Laura Kelly, Lorraine Dolan, Maria and Niamh Keane, giving them a 4-4 to 0-2 lead at half-time. Mitchels fought for everything in the second-half, but the Murphy's girls were prepared to soak up the pressure and tag on a few points to keep the scoreboard ticking over and bring the cup back to London.

One of the stars of the day and throughout the year was Sinead White, formerly of the St. Anne's club in Wexford.

The club now goes on to represent Britain in the All-Ireland Club series against the Ulster champions in London on November 2-3.

The purple and gold was flying high again when on a desperate morning the girls battled with Holloway Gaels for the Mary Feehan Cup. They won by 3-4 to 1-4 to add yet another trophy to their collection, with new Wexford girl Emma Rochford making her debut for the team

The camogie team has finished for this year having reached the Senior championship semi-fina. They are now planning for next season, which starts with the Birmingham International tournament on March 8, 2014.

The club has acquired great new training facilities at Whitton Park, near Twickenham, with floodlights, dressing-rooms, a bar and function room.

Both teams are always on the look-out for new players, and anyone thinking of coming over should contact Larry O'Leary at larrygaelic@gmail.com or 00447944178879.

Another Wexford connection was provided when the St. Anthony's club from Reading won the ladies' Junior football league, with the trophy being accepted by their captain, Laura Nolan, from the HWH-Bunclody club.

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