Glencar/Manorhamilton young Ladies took home the Supermacs U-12 Championship 13-a-side title after they prevailed in extra-time against Aughawillan following a tremendous battle in Ballinaglera
Aughawillan, who won seven out of eight games leading up to the final, were unable to match Glencar/Manor’s strength in extra-time as they were held to one point and the north Leitrim side went on to claim victory by scoring 1-3 in extra-time.
Glencar/Manorhamilton opened the scoring with a free before Niamh Donegan responded with a fine point. However, it was the north Leitrim side who made early headway, scoring 1-2 before Aughawillan hit back with points from Shuna Lavin & Jacinta Maguire.
Glencar/Manor hit back with a goal but Aughawillan’s response was impressive, Caoimhe Gaffney blasting the ball to the net twice in quick succession to give her side a slender 2-4 to 2-3 halftime lead.
Aughawillan opened the second half with frees for Niamh Donegan and Lavin but Glencar/Manor hit back with a goal. The game went tit for tat with Gaffney swapping two points with Manor. Aughawillan keeper Aoife Mannion made two great saves to deny Manor certain goals.
Niamh Donegan edged Aughawillan in front before a late Manor free secured a draw, leading to five minutes a half of extra time. With rain pouring down, the team swapped points before the north Leitrim girls took over, hitting an unanswered 1-2 to claim the title. Glencar/Manor captain Dearbhla Rooney accepted the Cup and thanked Aughnawillian, saying she has never played such a tough match in her life before!
Brennagh Harte, Amy Mullin, Tara McLoughlin, Emma McLoughlin, Megan McDermott, Leah Fox, Aisling Faulkner, Aoife Gilmartin, Katie McManus, Derbhla Rooney, Olivia Parkinson Ccombs, Muireann Deaveney, Teresa Rooney.Subs used: Shauna Loughlin & Rachel Conlon
Aoife Mannion, Michelle McCabe, Stephanie Daly, Oneisa Mimna, Niamh McNiffe, Edel Shanley, Niamh Donegan, Emer McCabe, Megan Lavin, Caoimhe Gaffney, Jacinta Maguire, Shauna Lavin, Sinead Edwards. Subs: Ella Quinn, Ella Stringer, Yvonne Quinn,Ciara Mannion,Siabh Corrigan,Siobha Quinn and Deirdre Quinn.