School victory: Heartiest congratulations to our local school team who were victorious in the league final on Saturday last in Pearse Park. They faced a strong Lanesboro team with whom they shared the spoils in their earlier encounter. It was a titanic struggle with play switching from end to end and supporters were on the edge of their seats until the final whistle. .Mullinalaghta were on top in the early stages and Caroline McGivney rattled the net to give us an early lead which she followed with a fine point. However Lanesboro responded in style and were a point ahead at the interval. What a second half was in store for the supporters of both sides as scores were traded in quick succession but when Tom Meehan rattled the net twice for Mullinalaghta it looked as if the cup was on its way. Lanesboro responded in style with the clock ticking down as they held on to one point lead.. The Mullinalaghta spirit was then evident as they advanced upfield for one final onslaught and when Cian McElligott received a lovely pass from Caroline McGivney there was only one thing on his mind as he let fly with his left foot and the ball sailed into the corner of the corner of the net to the jubilation of the local supporters. Lanesboro had one final chance to redeem things but Aine Leonard made a terrific save to deny a certain score. There were great celebrations as the final whistle sounded and Aine Leonard was presented with the cup. It was a tremendous victory and great credit is due to Anne Mc Cabe, Finbar Meehan and Thomas Mc Nerney for the work they have put in preparing the squad. Conor Leonard was excellent in goal pulling off some breathtaking saves. Aine Leonard was in inspirational form in defence while beside her Amy Brady was rock solid and linked up well with her midfield colleagues Tom Meehan and Cian McElligott. Tom and Cian dominated the midfield exchanges and also contributed 3-4 between them. Up front Mark McNerney displayed great skill and posed many problems for the Lanesboro defence while Carmel McGivney was a revelation as she took her scores in style and linked up very well with her colleagues. The usual ‘’ Cavalcade’ with the cup toured the parish following the trip to McDonalds and so ended another successful campaign for the future wearers of the Maroon and White.
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