Epic Ladies final no consolation for Noel

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The fact that his team was defeated in an entertaining, epic Ladies Senior Final was of little consolation to St. Joseph’s manager Noel Lyons or his players last Saturday.

The fact that his team was defeated in an entertaining, epic Ladies Senior Final was of little consolation to St. Joseph’s manager Noel Lyons or his players last Saturday.

“No consolation,” said Noel when it was put to him that St. Joseph’s had played their part in an epic encounter before adding “but when you look at it, we’re there for the last five years. We thought this year was our year again. “

Missed chances in the opening minutes were key while he agreed that Mary Clancy’s save in the second half was another turning point - “When you look back at what happened out there, in the first five minutes we had the chance to score 1-2 and got nothing from it and when that happens, you fighting a battle all the way up.

“Probably at that stage, little things like that, if they got with you, they go with you but at the end of the days, we weren’t able to capitalise on that. Well done to Dromahair and hopefully we will be back again next year.

“We’re very happy with the girls, we have trained very hard for the last six, seven months but at the end of the day, Dromahair were the best team.”