Dublin finally shake off brave Kerry

3-08 v DUBLIN 2-14

‘Jackies’ booked their place in a second successive TG4
All-Ireland Ladies senior final with a well-deserved 2-14
to 3-08 victory over Kerry in O’Moore Park today. After
an up and down struggle for both teams the sides were deadlocked
with just over three minutes remaining when Dublin midfielder
Fiona Corcoran burst through the Kerry defence and hammered
the ball soccer style into the bottom corner of the Kingdom

This late score broke brave Kerry’s resistance and it was
the final score of the game and gave Dublin their second
semi-final victory over Kerry in as many years and another
chance to bring the TG4 Cup to the capital.

The Dub’s had to show tremendous character on three separate
occasions to battle back after conceding a trio of poor
goals against the run of play. Dublin started brightly with
15-year-old Lyndsay Davey pointing in the second minute,
but their defence fell asleep in the 11th minute to allow
Kacey O’Driscoll score the first of her three goals. Dublin
dug deep though and led again by 0-6 to 1-1 after 21 minutes
before they conceded another poor goal when a ball over
the top put O’Driscoll through for her second.

Dublin rallied once more and points by McCormack, Elaine
Kelly and Nevin gave them a four point half-time lead. Kerry
came out fighting after the break and scored 1-3 inside
eight minutes to take the lead again, but a Bernie Finlay
goal brought Dublin back into the encounter. The sides traded
scores from there on before Corcoran’s late winning goal.

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