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TG4 All-Ireland JFC/IFC weekend wrap July 14/15

Compiled by Jackie Cahill 2017 runners-up Tyrone blasted out an ominous warning in their opening TG4 All-Ireland intermediate championship fixture of the summer as Chloe McCaffrey’s hat-trick of goals helped the Red Hands to record a comprehensive 5-18 to 2-6 victory over Wicklow in Clones on Sunday. The Ulster champions picked up where they had left off in the province by earning a deserved victory over Leinster runners-up Wicklow in this Group 2 opener. The first of McCaffrey’s goals opened up an early 1-2 to 0-0 lead for Tyrone before Jackie Kinch netted for Wicklow. But goals from Gráinne...

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History-makers Kildare end All-Ireland minor drought by landing first B title

All Ireland Minor B Final Kildare 2-15 Roscommon 2-06 From Aisling Clery THE Lilywhites of Kildare were singing in the rain as they were crowned All Ireland Minor B Champions after an enthralling performance in front of a large crowd of supporters in Moate on Sunday afternoon. While the rain led to damp conditions, it certainly didn’t dampen the performance as Kildare were dominant across the field, establishing a commanding lead at half time and surviving a second half comeback from Roscommon. While Kildare were to lead by 2-07 to 1-02 at the half-time break, it was the Rossies...

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Trill hat-trick helps Galway land All-Ireland Minor A title and deny Cork 4-in-a-row

2018 All-Ireland Minor Ladies Football Final Galway 5-7 Cork 2-15 Galway denied Cork their fourth consecutive All-Ireland minor title on Sunday and clinched a first win in the under 18 grade since beating the same opposition in 2014. An Andrea Trill hat-trick and other majors from Aoife Thompson and Kate Geraghty secured Kieran Collins’ side a one-point win to follow on from their 2017 All-Ireland U16 triumph. Cork battled bravely and will look to key misses as well as the five goals conceded, in what was a repeat of last year’s decider between the counties, and the fourth time...

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Westmeath Pip Waterford In Close Encounter

Westmeath 2-12 Waterford 2-11 By DARAGH SMALL Leanne Slevin’s last ditch free helped Westmeath take a huge step towards the quarter-finals of the TG4 ladies All-Ireland seniorchampionship as they got the better of Waterford at MacDonagh Park in Nenagh. Westmeath were the better team in the first-half but they didn’t take the lead until the 25thminute. Laura Lee Walsh and Aileen Wall exchanged goals before half-time and Westmeath were 1-6 to 1-4 in front at the break. Aoife Connolly scored Westmeath’s second goal after the break but Aileen Wall hit back again and it required Slevin’s heroics at the...

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TG4 All-Ireland Qualifiers, Group 4 Rd 1, Mayo 3-23 Cavan 4-13

Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile Mayo 3-23 Cavan 4-13 By DECLAN ROONEY Sarah Rowe and Grace Kelly tore Cavan asunder as Peter Leahy’s Mayo put a week of upheaval behind them to get their TG4 ladies SFC Group 4 campaign off to a flying start in Clones. In a game packed with goals and classy point scoring, Rowe stood tallest and despite being withdrawn, she return for a second time with 11 minutes remaining to see out the win. Niamh Kelly kicked five points from play, while Grace Kelly found the net in each half of a stunning team performance....

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