A strong Maynooth side came out victorious in the division 4 ladies football final on a frosty cold evening in IT.Carlow.
From the beginning Maynooth were the strong side, Aimee McNally had her first goal disallowed but she quickly made up for that scoring 2-3 throughout the game. Beside her Alana O’Donoghue was equally as strong with her accurate kicking on frees she had 1-9 to her name when the full time whistle blew.
For Carlow centre forward Martha Coyle was the back bone of each Carlow attacks along with great individual displays from Ruth Bowe, Martha Coyle, and substitute Sarah Jayne Burke.
Goals in the first 30 minutes from Aimee McNally (2) Amy McGrane, Eibhlin Rice and Alana O’Donoghue gave NUI Maynooth a comfortable lead to put them we’ll on their way for the division 4 league title glory. Consolation points from Shonagh Spratt-Murphy and Kerrie Dillion did not reflect on the second half attack of IT Carlow who broke tackles and ran at the Maynooth defence.
This was quickly stopped by substitute Threse Walsh‘s goal and an addition 8 points whichever were kicked over since half time. Both sides used all their substitutes with Maynooth having an extremely large panel in comparison to IT Carlow’s 22 players which will in no doubt benefit them in the Championship campaign. Although the score line suggests otherwise the game was filled with great skill, fitness, blocks and saves.
Referee Shaune Duane blew the full time whistle to crown Maynooth division 4 league champions on a score line of 6-17 to 0-2.