Geraldines 1-07 St Fechins 0-05
The Geraldines Ladies clinched their third Senior Championship in a row following a 1-07 to 0-05 win over St. Fechins in Tallanstown on Sunday morning.
With defences on top in a low scoring encounter the Geraldines 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 Geraldines 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. as they put huge pressure on the Gers defence however they weren’t able to convert chances into scores. As a younf team they can be proud of reaching their first Senior final and their future is certainly bright.
The Gers’ victory can only be regarded as nothing short of brilliant achievement from a group of players that are a credit to themselves and the club. Player of the match was Rebecca Carr. Gers 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.