Stacey fires dom­i­nant Meath into the fi­nal

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport - - GOLF / RESULTS / ROUND-UP -

STACEY Grimes fired 1-7 as Meath worked their way past Roscom­mon, 3-18 to 2-5, to reach the county’s first TG4 All-Ire­land in­ter­me­di­ate fi­nal, where Ty­rone await in the Septem­ber 16th de­cider.

This vic­tory was as com­pre­hen­sive as the score­line sug­gests. Meath got off to a fly­ing start with a point from cap­tain Ni­amh O’Sul­li­van be­fore late call up Fiona O’Neill ended a fluid move in the sev­enth minute with a sec­ond score. A Stacey Grimes free made it 0-3 to 0-0 af­ter eight min­utes.

Meath were ram­pant at that stage, and it took a storm­ing run from Jenny Hig­gins to break the Meath cover, and her pass was palmed to the net by Laura Flem­ing. Meath replied with three quick points, with Grimes, O’Sul­li­van and Ni­amh Gal­lo­gly all on tar­get. When they backed it up with Mar­ion Far­relly’s goal af­ter 18 min­utes Meath were well on the road to vic­tory.

Three min­utes later O’Neill bagged a goal of her own which meant Meath had a 2-9 to 1-1 half-time lead. A Grimes free and an­other Wall score had Meath in con­trol af­ter the restart. Alice Kelly struck Roscom­mon’s sec­ond goal in the 42nd minute, but Grimes con­verted a penalty.

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