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St. Patrick’s College Ladies Footballers Clinch Title

The unbeaten St. Patrick’s College, Thurles Ladies Football Team was victorious once again on Tuesday night when they beat a resilient IT Tallaght side, to claim the Division 5 title in an exciting final.

The enthralling encounter took place under floodlights in Templetuohy, Thurles, Co Tipperary. The College side had to dig deep and battle hard in the second half to pull back an eight point deficit. Both sides were level at the end of ordinary time but St. Pat’s were well and truly the superior team in extra time.

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It was a magnificent team effort with outstanding performances all over the pitch. Joint-Captains Aisling O’Hara and Aine Burke scored a hugely impressive 1-11 between them while Eilis O’Connor and Rebecca Stapleton dominated in the middle of the park. Nicole McLoughlin put in superb defensive display and super-subs Laura Feeney and Christine Scallan had a massive impact after their introduction in extra time, scoring a goal apiece. A magnificent performance by Barbara Ward was also rewarded with a goal. Goalkeeper, Nicola Horan, who hails from the famous Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA club in Kerry, pulled off heroic save after heroic save, including a double save from a penalty to keep the game alive throughout for St. Patrick’s College.

Team: Aisling O’Hara (1-8, St. Helen’s, Longford); Christine Scallon (1-0, St. Martin’s, Wexford); Barbar Ward (1-0, Corduff Gaels, Monaghan); Laura Feeney (1-0, Kileshandra, Co. Cavan); Aine burke (0-3, Liscannor, Clare); Eilis O’Connor (Na Gaeil, Kerry); Fiona Garvey (St. Brigid’s, Limerick); Genevieve McCormack (St. Croon’s, Roscommon); Laura Maher and Sarah Conway (Clonaslee, Laois); Meabh Ní Thíarnáin (Dunboyne, Meath); Megan Callanan (Thurles Sarsfields); Rachel O’Connell (Stradbally, Laois); Rebecca Stapleton and Sarah Sheehy (Listowel Emmets, Kerry); Sinead McColgan (Buncranna, Donegal); Nicola Horan (Kerins O’Rahilly’s, Kerry); Laura Comerford (Kilcullen, Kildare); Maeve Tierney (Carnacon, Mayo); Lauren Beason (Moycarkey Borris, Tipperary); Ciara Coughlan (Cappawhite, Tipperary); Nicole McLoughlin (Termon, Donegal); Shauna Sinnott (Oulart the Ballagh, Wexford); Fionualla Begley (Kilcurry, Louth); Fergal Doyle, Sean Stringer and Lisa Brennan (Managers); Seamus Leahy (Secretary).

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