Three’s unbowed for Geraldines

The Geraldines clinched their third Louth Senior Ladies Football Championship in a row following a 1-07 to 0-04 win over St. Fechins in Tallanstown this afternoon.

The defending champions saw the game tip in their favour when a goal from Zoe McGahon midway through the second half was the crucial strike to keep the senior title in Haggardstown for another season.

The favourites started the final in earnest with early points from Emma Gartlan and Zoe McGahon before the Fechins drew level with two scores without reply. Rebecca Carr scored a brace of points before Sandra Lynch added another as the Geraldines lead by three points at halftime.

The Geraldines continued taking crucial scores as Emma Gartlan and Rebecca Carr added two more points early in the second half.

The crucial score of the match soon followed as Zoe McGahon broke free of her marker on the half-back line and hit a fantastic effort that sailed into the top right-hand corner of the net to give the Geraldines that crucial goal.

The Fechins were to score three points without reply two of which came in added time.

The victory today can only be regarded as nothing short of brilliant achievement from a group of players that are a credit to themselves and the club.

They will face a club from Wexford in the Leinster Senior Championship in four weeks.

Geraldines: Grainne Boyle, Nina Slowey, Eilis Hand, Hollie Lambe-Sally, Gemma McCrave, Aine Lynch, Ciara O’Connor, Sandra Neary, Rebecca Carr, Zoe McGahon, Emma Gartlan, Aislinn Connor, Meabh Fee, Abbi O’Connor, Kellie O’Donoghue.

Subs: Victoria Fee for Kellie O’Donoghue, Fionnuala Cafferty for Meabh Fee.

Scores: Emma Gartlan (0-02), Rebecca Carr (0-03), Zoe McGahon (1-01), Sandra Lynch (0-01)

Ciaran Callan is a part-time sports journalist based in Dundalk, Co. Louth. He has more than 10 year’s experience working with media companies including both extensive radio broadcasting experience along with print and digital media reporting for the SSE Airtricity League as well digital media work with the national sports company eirSport. He joined FinalWhistle in February 2021 as is their main correspondent for Dundalk Football Club.

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