Late Owens strike sees Dublin through to fi­nal

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Dublin 2-8 Gal­way 2-7

A late goal from Ni­cole Owens saw Dublin progress to the women’s NFL Di­vi­sion One fi­nal against Mayo on May 6th.

Gal­way goaled in the first minute through Leanne Coen and a Tracey Leonard free on four min­utes left it 1-1 to 0-0. Dublin replied through a Sinead Ah­erne free on eight min­utes. Leonard and Sinead Goldrick traded white flags be­fore Dublin equalised on 20 min­utes with a Ni­amh McEvoy goal. Gal­way re­sponded on 23 min­utes when Maireád Seoighe hit the net to make it 2-3 to 1-3. Leonard and Olivia Divilly added points as Dublin went down to 14 play­ers fol­low­ing an Ol­wen Carey yel­low card – but Ah­erne’s kick be­fore the break left four be­tween them.

Gal­way were 2-7 to 1-5 ahead on 38 min­utes with Coen and Leonard point­ing but that was their fi­nal score. Dublin grad­u­ally re­duced ar­rears with McEvoy, Noelle Healy and Ah­erne scor­ing go­ing in to stop­page time. It was al­ways go­ing to take some­thing spe­cial to de­cide it and Owens de­liv­ered, start­ing the move be­fore land­ing the cru­cial goal.

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