There was more LGFA Championship action on today so here’s a quick round-up on the three matches played.
Before that, it’s worth pointing to the photo at the top, which was taken yesterday evening in Kilmovee, after the team came home following their Intermediate Championship victory at MacHale Park earlier in the day. Team captain Sinéad Cafferkey was obviously enjoying the moment to the full and fair play to her for it.
I’d say there’ll be celebrations tonight in Kiltimagh as well. They won a rip-roaring Junior A final against St Brigid’s this afternoon at Swinford, in a game where fortunes shifted back and forth over the course of the hour.
Kiltimagh got the dream start. Three points from Dayna Finn, followed soon after by a goal from Hazel Finn, saw them take an early five-point lead.
St Brigid’s steadied themselves, though, and launched a comeback that saw them leading by a point at half-time. Soon after the break, however, Kiltimagh were back in front once again.
A goal from Alva Munnelly shot St Brigid’s two points clear. Points from Caoimhe Hession and Hazel Finn for Kiltimagh brought the contest back level at the second water break.
The sides traded points again before Lara Shannon edged Kiltimagh back in front. Then St Brigid’s lost Aisling Bilbow to a yellow card and, now a player up, Kiltimagh quickly took advantage.
A goal by Dayna Finn was followed by points from Lisa Ruane, Caoimhe Hession and Maggie Byrne as Kiltimagh surged six clear. St Brigid’s had the final say on the scoreline but Kiltimagh were the winners, claiming the LGFA Junior A title on a scoreline of 2-14 to 1-12.
The Senior Shield decider was also a cracking contest that went right down to the wire. Burrishoole claimed victory in that one today by the narrowest of margins, defeating Kilmoremoy at Swinford by 2-11 to 3-7.
Things were more clear-cut in the Junior A Shield final today where Ballyhaunis got the better of Breaffy. They won that match at Charlestown by 2-10 to 1-6.