Mercy Ballymahon Secondary School suffer last gasp defeat in Ladies Leinster ‘C’ Football Final

Lidl Ladies Football Leinster Post-Primary Schools Senior ‘C’ Championship Final

Deniese O'Flaherty

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Clodagh Dillon pictured in action for Mercy Ballymahon SS against Scoil Mhuire, Trim. Action from the Ladies Football Leinster Post-Primary Schools Senior 'C' Championship Final. Photo: Syl Healy

A goal from Sarah Lynch in stoppage time saw Scoil Mhuire, Trim claim the Ladies Leinster Post-Primary Schools Senior ‘C’ Football title at the St. Loman’s GAA Grounds, Mullingar on Friday.

Scoil Mhuire, Trim . . 4-9  Mercy Ballymahon Secondary School . . 5-3

The final could have gone either way and in the 59th minute a free from Leah Devine put Scoil Mhuire back on level terms.  Trim piled on the pressure looking for a score to edge them back in front and in the second minute of stoppage time a cross from the impressive Ali Sherlock was finished to the net by Lynch.

It was the proverbial game of two halves; Ballymahon SS were the better team in the first half and led by six points at the break (4-2 to 2-2) while Trim were a different proposition on the changeover. In the third quarter of the game the Meath side turned the six point deficit into a one point lead, scoring 1-4 without reply, and they eventually emerged victorious in the exciting finish.

SCOIL MHUIRE TRIM:  Aoife Murray; Hannah Kealey, Niamh Newman, Caitlin Hamilton; Eimear Fagan, Rachel Troy, Aisling McCabe; Sarah Ennis, Leah Devine (0-4,4f); Leah Dennehy (0-1), Sarah Lynch (2-0), Sophia Payne; Ali Sherlock (2-0), Caroline Quinn (0-4,1f), Emma Regan.

Sub:- Orla Ferguson for H Kealey (37 mins).

MERCY BALLYMAHON SECONDARY SCHOOL: Rebeka Stavuse; Katie Smith, Sarah Horan, Roisin Leen; Rebecca O’Kane, Clodagh Dillon, Aine Bannon; Ciara Healy (1-1, goal from penalty), Aishling McCormack; Petrina Carrigy, Clodagh Lohan, Caoimhe Lohan; Cliodhna Allen (0-1), Julieann Moran (2-0), Zoe Guinnane (1-0).

Subs:- Muireann Claffey for A Bannon, Lauren Maguire for Caoimhe Lohan and Melissa O’Kane (1-1) for Z Guinnane (38 mins); Ciara Mulligan for P Carrigy (46 mins).

Referee: Ciaran Groome (Offaly).

Full match report and pictures in the Longford Leader, on sale next Wednesday