Foxrock/Cabinteely Reach Final after Thrilling encounter

Foxrock/Cabinteely Reach Leinster Final after Thrilling


Foxrock/Cabinteely 3-13 Edenderry 2-8

Foxrock/Cabinteely came through an epic encounter with the Offaly
Champions yesterday with 8 points to spare in a game that had
all that is good in Ladies Gaelic football. The Dublin ladies
were flattered by the scoreline as the match was much closer than
the final score suggested. Both teams were evenly matched and
the outcome of the game was in doubt right up to the final minutes.
Foxrock/Cabinteely opened with early points from Anne-Marie Murphy
and Amy Connolly before a Connolly goal opened settled the Dublin

Edenderry’s goalie Niamh Kavanagh was in fine form bringing off
a number of saves and finding her players with long well-directed
kick-outs. Edenderry clawed their way back into the game with
scores from Jane Fitzpatrick and Riona Byrne. As the game progressed
Sinead Taylor became more prominent picking off 2 points to narrow
the margin. Louise Stafford finished some excellent teamplay with
a point for Foxrock/Cabinteely before Anne-Marie Murphy started
a 5 minute blitz that saw her score 1-2 without reply. A further
point from Amy Connolly saw the Dublin Champions go into the break
with a 7 point lead. On the resumption Edenderry had a 10 minute
purple patch where they hit 2-1 to draw level. Young player of
the year nominee Sinead Taylor capitalised on a steady supply
of ball from her team mates and showed exactly why she is so highly
rated. Her pace and ball-carrying ability troubled the Dublin
defence repeatedly.

Points from Sinead Goldrick, Ciara Murphy and Anne-Marie Murphy(2)
opened a 4 point lead for Foxrock/Cabinteely before Anne-Marie
Murphy finished to the net after sustained pressure from Sinead
Murphy and Amy Ring. Marla Candon fresh from her Underdogs exploits
played a Captains part setting up her colleagues for scoring chances
throughout. Sarah Brophy and Blanaid Callan got to grips with
the Edenderry threat in the second half.

A point from Amy Connolly saw Foxrock/Cabinteely close out the
game for an 8 point victory that sees this young Club reach the
Leinster Final at the first attempt. The Leinster final will take
place on Sunday 28th Oct between An Tochar (Wicklow) and Foxrock/Cabinteely(Dublin)
with the venue to be confirmed.

For further info on Foxrock/Cabinteely contact 087 2599394


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