01 Dec 2021

Longford Ladies IFC Final: Colmcille capture county title in thriller

Droplink Ladies Football Intermediate Championship Final

droplink ladies football finals

Colmcille captain Grainne Reilly is presented with the Intermediate Championship Cup by Olive McKeogh of the sponsors Droplink Photo: Syl Healy

Inspired by full-forward Megan Jobe who registered the impressive total of 2-4, Colmcille captured the Ladies Football Intermediate championship title with just a single point to spare over neighbours Dromard in a thrilling county final at Emmet Park, Killoe on Saturday. 

Colmcille . . . 3-7    Dromard . . . 3-6

Colmcille were under pressure when Dromard hit the front late in the game courtesy of a goal from a penalty converted by Orlaith McGauran but the sides were all square (3-6 to 3-6) moments later when Michelle Farrell shot over the bar.

A draw and a replay was looking the likely outcome but player of the match Jobe landed a glorious winning point for Colmcille who made amends for the bitter disappointment of losing to Ballymore in last year’s Intermediate final. 

COLMCILLE: Ruth Jones; Kate O’Reilly, Tara Esler, Catriona Farrelly; Mya Murtagh, Grainne Reilly, Karen Reilly; Michelle Farrell (1-3, one point from free), Nessa Farley; Shauna McCabe, Erica Coen, Emma McKeon; Sarah Macken, Megan Jobe (2-4, three points from frees), Shannon Bransfield.

Subs:- Caroline Doyle for K O’Reilly (25 mins); Emma Jane Hawkins for S Bransfield (40 mins); Patricia Hourican for S Macken (stoppage time).

DROMARD: Michelle Kilkenny; Cathy Conefrey, Emma Bleakley, Orfhlaith Mulligan; Brianna Murphy, Mairead Reynolds, Karen McLoughlin; Avril Cosgrove, Laura McManus (0-1); Helen Conefrey, Cait Murphy, Shauna Hagan (0-1, free); Michelle McManus (1-0), Sarah Reynolds (0-1), Orlaith McGauran (2-2, goals from penalties).

Subs:- Kate McEntire (0-1) for H Conefrey (28 mins); Laura Bleakley for A Cosgrove (56 mins); Shauna O’Reilly for B Murphy (stoppage time). 

Referee: Martin Clyne (Longford Slashers). 

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