Fin­gal­lians stay up with late

Fingal Independent - - SPORT -


FIN­GAL­LIANS pre­served their Se­nior Foot­ball cham­pi­onship sta­tus in a dra­matic rel­e­ga­tion play off at Chanel col­lege on Fri­day night.

Caro­line Nee’s goal, her sec­ond of the night saw the Fin’s record an in­cred­i­ble one point win over Par­nells af­ter the home side had threat­ened to run away with the game in the early stages.

With Col­man play­ing a piv­otal role for Par­nells at full for­ward, the home side had raced into a 2-4 to 0-1 lead but with 2010 All Ire­land win­ner, Amy Mcguin­ness, hav­ing a big bear­ing in mid­field, Fin­gal­lians dom­i­nated the sec­ond quar­ter.

And a goal from Emma Col­gan on 15 min­utes would ig­nite the spark in the vis­i­tors as they dom­i­nated off the Par­nells kick outs.

And led by Denise Mckenna up front, Fin­gal­lians were in­cred­i­bly on level terms at half time 1-7 to 2-4.

And they be­gan the sec­ond half with three unan­swered points from Ni­amh Rickard, Ni­amh Ward and Col­gan to move three points clear be­fore Mckenna was sent to the sine bin.

How­ever a fisted ef­fort from sub­sti­tute Caro­line Nee would make it a four point game on 49 min­utes, 2-11 to 2-7.

But in a topsy turvy, Par­nells would hit 1-2 with­out re­ply with Jes­sica Derby find­ing the back of the net off a free.

How­ever fol­low­ing the re­turn of Mckenna, Fin­gal­lians clinched

Dublin play­ers from left, Sinéad Ah­erne, Carla Rowe and Sinéad Goldrick are in­ter­viewed by TG4 dur­ing a Face the Ci­ty­west Ho­tel in Dublin. Pic­tures: Bren­dan MO­RAN/SPORTS­FILE

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