The jubilant Longford ladies football U-14 squad pictured with the Leinster U-14 'C' Cup following the win over Wicklow in the final at the Kinnegad grounds on Friday evening. Photo: Syl Healy
Longford U-14 girls put in an excellent performance to claim the Ladies Football Leinster ‘C’ Championship title on Friday evening in a fantastic final against Wicklow in Kinnegad.
Longford . . . 2-13 Wicklow . . . 3-2
Longford dominated the majority of the game but two goals late in the first half and one midway through the second half kept Wicklow in the game. Longford, who led by 0-10 to 2-1 at half-time, sealed the deserved win with late points.
The whole team plus substitutes played their part in this win but one player that stood out right from the start was Clonguish’s Ella Duggan who was rightfully named player of the match. The wing-back was just immense.
LONGFORD: Louise Tierney; Ciara Heaney, Siobhan Egan, Caoimhe Crossan; Ella Duggan, Kate McEntire, Tessa Tiernan; Ella O’Reilly (0-2), Eimear McDonagh; Niamh O’Brien, Kate Shannon (0-2), Mia Shannon (0-2); Keala Brady (1-1), Ema Shannon (0-4,1f), Anna Hayden (0-2).
Subs:- Rachel Penrose (1-0) for N O’Brien (half-time); Clodagh Murtagh for E O’Reilly (injured, 36 mins).
WICKLOW: Molly Wright; Emma Kinnear, Abbie Cleary, Grace Murphy; Ciara O’Brien, Aoibhe Harmon, Emily Rose O’Toole; Kayleigh Keogh, April Harty; Eva Doyle, Anna Dignam (0-1), Abby Magee; Aisling Rochel Laci Shannon (1-1), Emma Nesbitt (1-0).
Subs:- Elizabeth Burke (1-0) for A Harty (injured, 11 mins), Poppy Rose Cullen Dunne for E Doyle (17 mins); Elaine O’Dwyer for E Kinnear (34 mins); Chloe Fadian for A Magee (41 mins); Eimear Murphy for E Nesbitt (60 mins).
Referee: Des McEnery (Westmeath).