St Mary’s ladies win Mi­nor A2 fi­nal

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ST Marys ladies Mi­nors con­tested the A2 fi­nal re­cently against Eoghan Rua in an ex­cit­ing en­counter.

St Mary’s came out strong in the first half and in par­tic­u­lar the lethal trio of Ruth and He­len Mon­aghan along with Ciara Gil­roy who were in­flu­en­tial.

St Mary’s were lead­ing at half­time by 5-12 to 4 points.

Eoghan Rua came out in the sec­ond half and threw ev­ery­thing at them.

Res­o­lute de­fend­ing how­ever by the ex­cep­tional Aoife Gil­roy along with Roisín Martin in the full back line en­sured St Mary’s main­tained their lead.

Eoghan Rua were now pil­ing the pres­sure on but St Mary’s half back line of Erin Bre­heny, Emma Cor­co­ran and Sinead Led­with were break­ing up their at­tacks and St Mary’s kept the score board tick­ing over to record an im­pres­sive 8-18 to 3-14 win.

Eoghan Rua re­ally im­pressed in the sec­ond half and were clock­ing up the scores but the even­tual win­ners had too much of an ad­van­tage. St Mary’s gave a spe­cial men­tion to joint cap­tain Leah Rooney who broke her an­kle in the first round but was there to ac­cept the Cup along with Ali Dykes af­ter the match.

St Mary’s Mi­nor ladies with their man­age­ment who won the A2­fi­nal re­cently af­ter de­feat­ing Eoghan Rua on a score­line of 8-18 to 3-14 in the fi­nal.

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