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.
3 thoughts on “LGFA County title for Kiltimagh, Shield wins for Burrishoole, Ballyhaunis”
Congrats to Kilmovee and to all others winning titles in this strange year. Like most clubs it’s not too often county honours come their way so I hope they enjoy it. I understand that there are provincial titles to be won in the ladies game unlike the mens so I hope the journey continues. Does the fact that there are provincial titles at stake come at the expense of the intercounty game?
Finally is it too much to hope that somebody will not manage to reunite the county ladies game??
Andy you would hope that after the year we have had with covid that both sides in the ladies dispute would take a step back and settle their differences.
If this year has taught us anything – life is short and sometimes we gave to take a step back to move forward. Bigger disputes have been settled – I would hope this one can be as well.
That really is a great photo.