West­meath take their chances

The Irish Times - Monday - Sport - - Gaelic Games -

West­meath made the most of their opportunities to claim a first Lib­erty In­sur­ance All-Ire­land Pre­mier Ju­nior Camo­gie ti­tle at Croke Park yesterday.

Dublin started well with two Aoife Bugler points but some­how found them­selves trail­ing at the end of the open­ing quar­ter de­spite dom­i­nat­ing.

West­meath were dom­i­nant from then to the in­ter­val how­ever, Denise McGrath’s bril­liant goal giv­ing them the up­per hand.

Di­nah Lough­lin added three points, in­clud­ing one from play as West­meath recorded 1-8 with­out re­ply to lead by 1-8 to 0-2 at half-time.

Dublin be­gan the sec­ond half even bet­ter than the first, with a goal af­ter 37 sec­onds from Róisín Baker.

Un­like the open­ing pe­riod, they main­tained their dom­i­nance but cru­cially found it more dif­fi­cult than their op­po­nents had dur­ing their pe­riod of as­cen­dancy to reg­is­ter scores.

Bugler hit three points but it just wasn’t suf­fi­cient and though it took West­meath 24 min­utes to shoot their first score, cour­tesy of Pamela Gre­ville, they had done enough to take the spoils.

Denise McGrath’s bril­liant goal gave West­meath the up­per hand

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