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Last weekends Ladies round up

Last weekends Ladies round up


IT wasn’t an entirely triumphant weekend for Dublin as the
capital’s ladies footballers failed to defend their TG4 Leinster
SFC title after suffering an injury-time defeat to Meath at the
semi-final stages, 4-8 to 2-13.


Gillian Bennett, who finished the game with a personal tally
of 3-4, scored Meath’s winning goal eight minutes into injury-time
at Ratoath on Saturday.


Dublin were two points up at that stage but the goal fired the
Royals into the lead and despite a further three minutes of injury-time
the Dubs couldn’t find a way back.


Dublin led 1-7 to 2-3 at half-time with their goal coming from
Lynsey Davey. Bennett and Geraldine Doherty scored Meath’s
first half goals.


Mary Nevin’s second half goal for Dublin looked like it
would ultimately prove the difference between the sides as the
game went well into injury-time but Bennett pounced to send Meath


They will meet Laois in the Leinster final after the O’Moore
County beat Kildare 4-8 to 2-9 in the second semi-final, which
was played in Stradbally yesterday.


Goals from Noreen Kirwan and Emer Fitzpatrick helped them to
a 2-5 to 1-3 half-time lead, with the Kildare goal coming from
Aine Gatley.


Aisling Jennings got a second half goal for the Lilywhites but
strikes from Kathleen O’Reilly and Martha Kirwan steered
Laois to the win.


In the TG4 Ulster Championship yesterday, there were semi-final
wins for both Monaghan and Armagh – but the games are contested
over two legs and the second round will take place next weekend.


Monaghan are looking good to make the final though after beating
Down 2-8 to 0-7 in Downpatrick yesterday. The sides were level
on three points apiece at half-time but just a minute after the
resumption Grainne McNally rattled the back of the Down net.


Niamh Kindlon followed that goal with a point to put Monaghan
four points up. Michaela Downey, who scored five points in total,
tried hard to keep Down in the game at this stage with a brace
of points.


However, Monaghan responded with 1-4 in succession – the
goal coming from Threase McNally. In the second Ulster semi-final,
Armagh beat Tyrone 0-15 to 1-8 at Mullaghbawn.


Finally, Waterford will meet Cork in the Munster final after
they accounted for Kerry in their semi-final, 1-8 to 1-6, at Dungarvan


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