Baile Dubh Tire claim victory over Ballyhogue
Published 17/09/2016 | 00:00
The combination of Duffry Rovers and Marshalstown known as Baile Dubh Tíre came out on top of a tight contest in Taghmon when they beat Ballyhogue by two points to clinch the ladies' football Junior 'A' shield crown.
Baile Dubh Tíre 1-13 Ballyhogue 3-5
Ciara McKelvie got Ballyhogue off the mark with a point which was cancelled out by county player Catríona Murray from a free.
Murray and Anna Nolan then swapped points before a brace from Michelle Darcy gave Baile Dubh Tíre a 0-4 to 0-2 lead.
The leaders continued to pile on the scores, with Caoimhe Denton, Murray, Ann Marie Foley, Geri Rose O'Connor and Nease Sullivan all contributing. A penalty goal netted by Murray made it 1-10 to 0-2 at the break, with Shauna Dunne and Chloe Davis defending stoutly at either end.
Murray stretched the lead with a point on the re-start before the 'Hogues finally found their feet. It started with points from Justine Spratt-Murphy and Ciara McKelvie before Aideen Kane set up the latter for a goal (1-11 to 1-4).
Catríona Murray responded with a point, but Ballyhogue were in with a chance after Spratt-Murphy added their second goal.
Although Niamh Treacy added a third goal for her side, Baile Dubh Tíre held on to win by two points on the day.
Baile Dubh Tíre: Mandy Dunne, Elaine Ryan, Sarah Morris (capt.), Chloe Davis, Mairéad Whelan, Keelin McHugh, Caoimhe Denton (0-1), Michelle Darcy (0-2), Rachel Casey, Abbie O'Connor, Geri Rose O'Connor (0-1) Evelyn Morris, Nease Sullivan (0-1), Ann Marie Foley (0-1), Catríona Murray (1-7), Donna Byrne, Aisling Pender, Lisa Kavanagh, Clodagh O'Leary, Emma Leacy, Brenda Byrne, Alma Morris, Aoife Darcy, Ciara Roban, Elaine Neville.
Ballyhogue: Bríd Byrne, Anna Nolan, Niamh Dunne, Shauna Dunne (0-1), Clare Sheehan, Laoise Rodgers, Aideen Kane, Niamh Treacy (1-0), Mary O'Gorman, Jen Duggan, Ciara McKelvie (1-2), Shonagh Spratt-Murphy (capt.), Sarah Roche, Emma Roche (0-1), Justine Spratt-Murphy (1-1), Aoife O'Brien, Aoife Codd, Niamh Spratt-Murphy, Gráinne Byrne, Sandi Murphy.
Referee: Jack Stafford (Clongeen).