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Shane O’Neill’s Club Notes

Senior Ladies Our senior ladies gave an excellent account of themselves in the senior section of the annual All-Ireland 7’s on Saturday in Dublin, making it all the way to the semi-final of the shield competition before losing out to Claregalway. On arrival they found themselves in a tough group alongside Ballyboden St Enda’s from Dublin, Inch Rovers from Cork, Milltown from Westmeath and Tyrone side Aodh Ruadh. The girls won their first two games defeating Inch Rovers by a point, 3 – 8 to 3 – 7 before a comprehensive win over Aodh Ruadh on a score-line of...

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A goal in each half from captain Neamh Woods helped Tyrone claim the TG4 intermediate title

Gráinne Rafferty of Tyrone on her way to scoring her side’s third goal despite the efforts of Meath goalkeeper Monica McGuirk and team mate Orlaith Duff during the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Intermediate Championship Final at Croke Park, Dublin. Photo by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile Tyrone 6-8 Meath 1-14 By DECLAN ROONEY At Croke Park A goal in each half from captain Neamh Woods helped Tyrone claim the TG4 intermediate title and secured their return to senior football after a three-year absence. Niamh Hughes, Gráinne Rafferty and Gemma Begley also hit the net for Gerry Moane’s side, who put the...

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Two goals each from Mairéad Kavanagh and Rebecca Delee secured a second TG4 All-Ireland junior title for Limerick

Mairéad Kavanagh of Limerick celebrates after scoring her side’s third goal during the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Junior Championship Final at Croke Park, Dublin. Photo by David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile Limerick 5-6 Louth 0-8 By DECLAN ROONEY At Croke Park Two goals each from Mairéad Kavanagh and Rebecca Delee secured a second TG4 All-Ireland junior title for Limerick, who can look forward to intermediate football next summer. The Munster girls scored three goals in five first-half minutes to pull clear of Louth, and although Kate Flood drove a Louth comeback after the break, Cliona Ní Cheallaigh and Delee ended their hopes...

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Dublin Saved Their Best Performance Of The Season For When They Needed It Most

Dublin captain Sinead Aherne lifts the Brendan Martin Cup after their TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Senior Championship Final victory over Cork at Croke Park, Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile Dublin 3-11 Cork 1-12 By DECLAN ROONEY At Croke Park Dublin saved their best performance of the season for when they needed it most, but Mick Bohan’s side brought the ladies game to another level to claim consecutive All-Ireland titles in front of a record attendance at Croke Park. A crowd of 50,141 were treated to a remarkable game that ebbed and flowed, but following Carla Rowe’s first goal four...

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Limerick boss Ryan: ‘John Kiely passed on his best wishes to us’

By DECLAN ROONEY Limerick manager John Ryan is hoping that some of John Kiely’s hurling magic will have rubbed off on his team as they face a first TG4 Ladies All-Ireland junior final since 2010 against Louth this Sunday. Kiely joined a star-studded panel in a 400-seat sold out fundraising breakfast for the Limerick Ladies team on Tuesday morning, where he rallied the troops ahead of Sunday’s decider. And while the excitement in the county has subsided slightly following that famous victory for the hurlers over Galway on August 19, Ryan is intent on adding to the county’s success...

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