Lauren Maguire on the attack for Mercy Ballymahon against St Joseph's Navan in the Lidl Post-Primary Schools Ladies Football Leinster Senior 'C' Final at the Kinnegad grounds. Photo: Syl Healy
Mercy Ballymahon cruised to a very easy win over St Joseph’s Navan in the Lidl Post-Primary Schools Ladies Football Leinster Senior ‘C’ Final at the Kinnegad grounds on Thursday.
Mercy Ballymahon Secondary School . . . 7-15
St Joseph’s Navan Secondary School . . . 3-5
There was just no stopping the dynamic wing forward Sarah Dillon from the Milltown club in Westmeath who clocked up the tremendous total of 5-7 (all from play).
The title winners held a comfortable 1-9 to 1-2 lead at the break with the outstanding Dillon scoring the goal in the 12th minute.
Ballymahon SS really ran riot in the second half in adding a further 6-6 to their most impressive tally with the goals coming from Dillon (4), Clodagh Lohan and Melissa O’Kane.
MERCY BALLYMAHON SECONDARY SCHOOL: Blathnaid McDonagh; Rebecca O’Kane, Sarah Horan, Roisin Leen; Muirinn Claffey, Caoimhe Lohan, Clodagh Dillon; Casey McNamara, Aishling McCormack; Sarah Dillon (5-7), Ciara Healy (0-4, all frees), Clodagh Lohan (1-2); Melissa O’Kane (1-0), Zoe Guinnane, Lauren Maguire.
Subs used (second half):- Ciara Mulligan (0-1), Julieann Moran (0-1), Petrina Carrigy, Ali O’Connor and Emma Ballesty.
ST JOSEPH’S NAVAN SECONDARY SCHOOL: Robin Murray; Alana Cooney, Leanne Clarke, Meabh Hanrahan; Jennifer Lynch, Kate McCarthy, Aisling Martyn; Eve Callan, Eimear Fay; Alannagh Lyons, Mollie Browne (0-3, two frees), Reidin Myler (1-0); Leah Reilly (0-2), Anu Balogun (1-0), Amber Cosgrove.
Subs used:- Rachel Abu, Sophie Ryan, Charlie Murray (1-0).
Referee: Kevin Phelan (Laois).