Ladies’ foot­ball fi­nals in Aughrim

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LADIES JU­NIOR CHAM­PI­ONSHIP FI­NAL SUN­DAY, 12.00 NOON

Eire Og, Grey­stones v. Balt­in­glass: At high noon this com­ing Sun­day in the county grounds, Aughrim, both th­ese sides will do bat­tle for the Ju­nior Cham­pi­onship ti­tle and with it en­try to Se­nior ranks, writes Do­minic Leech.

Both sides have qual­i­fied for the fi­nal in rel­a­tively easy fash­ion. Eire Og were vic­to­ri­ous over Donard Glen in the quar­ter-fi­nals and St. Pa­trick’s in the semi while Balt­in­glass de­feated Fer­gal Ogs and Ark­low Geraldines Bal­ly­money to qual­ify for the fi­nal.

Both teams play an open brand of foot­ball and have hugely tal­ented play­ers within their ranks. One would ex­pect Lorna Fus­cardi, Caoil­fhionn Deeney and Lau­rie Ah­ern to shine for Eire Og but they are as­sisted by a tal­ented for­ward group who will strive for victory at last for the north Wick­low team.

How­ever, they will not get it all their own way and in Geral­dine Nor­ton, Anne Marie Do­ran and Edel Pat­ter­son the Green and Whites will put ev­ery ob­sta­cle in their way.

This match, which is ea­gerly awaited, will prob­a­bly go to the wall with the Eire Og team pos­si­bly just shad­ing it in what prom­ises to be a high scor­ing fi­esta of foot­ball.

Ver­dict: time).

Eire Og

(af­ter ex­tra-

LADIES SE­NIOR FI­NAL, 2.00 P.M.

Ark­low Geraldines Bal­ly­money v. An Tochar: In the blue riband of ladies foot­ball in Wick­low this Sun­day the cur­tain will fail on the Se­nior ladies cham­pi­onship with this new pair­ing of A.G.B. and An Tochar.

Again a tight match will be ex­pected and much will de­pend on the An Tochar backs abil­ity to curb the free-scor­ing Ark­low at­tack in which Jessie McEleron and Tanya McDon­ald have struck a rich vein of form. A.G.B. how­ever will not get it all their own way and cer­tainly the An Tochar di­a­mond of Mon­ica Lynch, Fiona White and Nicky Dunne will strive to bring victory to the high­est vil­lage in Wick­low.

Both teams had tough pas­sages to the fi­nal, A.G.B. over­com­ing Bray af­ter a ti­tanic strug­gle in New­town fol­lowed by their semi­fi­nal win against Kil­bride while an Tochar de­feated Carnew and then took on and de­feated the de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons from Bless­ing­ton in the semi-fi­nal.

Al­though An Tochar are play­ing ex­cep­tion­ally well I sus­pect that if Tanya McDon­ald is in form and re­ceives qual­ity ball for the Byrnes at mid­field A.G.B. will be tough to stop but An Tochar have been around the block for a while and will have a few plans of their own, no doubt.

So all is set for this match up and I ex­pect a huge sup­port for both th­ese foot­balling sides.

Ver­dict: A.G.B. (by a neck).

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