St Maurs Progress to All Ireland Final to meet Kinsale

All Ireland Ladies Junior Club Championship semi final replay


St Maurs (Dublin) 1-15

Latton (Monaghan) 2-8




From Alan Gunn in Latton


DUBLIN’S St Maurs booked their place in the All-Ireland ladies junior club football final after finally getting the better of Monaghan outfit Latton on Saturday afternoon, in another nail-biting encounter that required extra-time to separate the sides.

Just like the drawn game, both teams were evenly matched but inspired by Olivia Leonard and Niamh Carthy, who between them contributed 13 points, St Maurs finally pulled clear in the second period of extra-time.

The sides were level at half-time, 1-5 apiece, with Aine Pyne for the visitors and Eileen Conlan for the home side finding the net.

Latton had a glorious chance on 27 minutes to take a real advantage, however, but Joanne Culleton drove her penalty wide.

Although Latton struck first on the resumption, St Maurs responded with five unanswered points in the third quarter, Leonard and Carthy very much to the fore, to move four points clear.

Latton though showed great character to fight back with Katie Duffy (free) and then a goal from Shannon Conlan on 52 minutes sending it to extra time – Latton 2-7 St Maurs 1-10.

Both sides hit a point a piece in the first period to still leave it level entering the final ten minutes.

It was then that the class of midfielder Leonard really shone through as she brought her personal tally to six points, all from play, while Carthy hit two frees to seal the victory and a meeting with Kinsale in next Saturday’s final in Carlow.



St Maurs: Niamh Carthy 0-7, 6f; Olivia Leonard 0-6; Aine Pyne 1-1; Laura Carthy 0-1


Latton: Katie Duffy 0-4, 2f; Eileen Conan 1-0; Shannon Conlon 1-0; Lavina Connolly 0-2; Lisa Lennon 0-1; Amelia Elliot 0-1, f.



St Maurs: Francesca Towers; Jessica Kelly, Nicola Thorne, Sally Ann O’Brien; Shauna McGuinness, Megan Foley,Sinead Moran; Eadaoine McGuinness, Eimear Conway; Gemma Thorne, Aine Pyne, Laura Carthy; Leona Harford, Olivia Leonard, Niamg Carthy. 

Subs used: Megan Benson, Anna Goody, Molly Moran. 


Latton: Sinead Black; Laura Duffy, Sarah Boyd, Aisling McCabe; Shannon Conlon, Shauna Coyle, Megan Conlon; Ailbhe Quinn, Claire McElroy; Joanne Culleton, Lavina Connolly, Lisa Lennon; Amelia Elliot, Eileen Conlan, Katie Duffy

Subs used: Pamela Sullivan.

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