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FINGALLIANS PARNELLS 3-11 3-10
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