All-Ireland ladies junior club football final
Aghada (Cork) 2-6
Corduff (Monaghan) 0-3
Corduff were beaten in the All Ireland Junior club football final in Crettyard with a 2-06 to 0-03 defeat to Aghada of Cork. 2-3 without reply in the final quarter sealed a first All-Ireland crown for Aghada against the fellow first-time finalists from Monaghan.
In front of a huge crowd in Crettyard, Aghada managed to close the game out against a Corduff side reduced to 14 players when Naomi Cogan was sin-binned with nine minutes left.
Corduff were just a point down, 0-3 to 0-4, when Cogan was dismissed but the floodgates opened down the home straight as Aghada came on strong.
Aghada finished a player light themselves when sub Karen O’Connell was yellow-carded late on but the end result was beyond doubt by then. Unfortunetly Corduff couldn’t crown an incredible season with an all Ireland title.
Corduff managers Pauric Ruth, Diarmuid O’Reilly, Sean King and Conor Comiskey spoke with Shannonside Northernsounds Alan Gunn after the game.
Scorers for Aghada – E Farmer 0-5 (3f), C Walsh & C Moran 1-0 each, H Looney 0-1.
Scorers for Corduff – E Woods (f), E McEnaney (f) & L McEnaney 0-1 each.
Aghada – S Walsh; C Tynan, S Phelan, B Wall; C Walsh, R Phelan, K O’Farrell; S O’Driscoll, S Leahy; L McAllister, E Farmer, H Looney; A Bennett, A McGrath, C Moran.
Subs – Á McGrath for Bennett (45), K O’Connell for McGrath (53), L Burchill for McAllister (57).
Corduff – S Loughlin; N Cogan, C McEnaney, S McEnaney; H Finnegan, K Brennan, C Callan; B Ward, E Woods; L Byrne, C Conlon, E Byrne; E McEnaney, L McEnaney, S Clarke-McEnaney.
Subs – S Barry for Clarke-McEnaney (43), F Patton for E McEnaney (59), D Callan for S McEnaney (59).
Referee – Jonathan Murphy (Carlow)