St Mary’s Magherafelt 5-12 St Killian’s Garron Tower 0-1
Holders St Mary’s Magherafelt, with 10 players from last season’s winning side, proved much too strong for first time finalists St Killian’s Garron Tower in Saturday’s Corn Eimhear final in Ballymena.
St Killian’s needed a good start and they pressed hard particularly during the opening quarter. But the agressive tackling of the Magherafelt rearguard protected their goal-line and as the scores mounted at the other end, the task became even more difficult for the Antrim coast side.
Yet there were many positives in the Garron Tower performance and girls like Annie Leech, Ellen Hynds and Siobhán McKillop stood out in defence. Indeed none of them could be faulted for their effort.
St Killian’s : Sarah Kane capt., Shauna Murray, Hannah Okasha, Ellen Hynds, Siobhán McKillop, Annie Leech, Clodagh McKillop, Laoise McKenna, Dervla Cosgrove 0-1, Mary Kane, Tierna Carson, Eimhear Carey, Dara Martin, Sinéad Convery, Molly McLaughlin.
Subs : Clodagh McAllister for S Murray, Aimee McDonnell M McLaughlin, Michelle Ward for E Carey, Marie Hamilton for E Hynds, Caoilfhionn Hayden, Áine Duffin, Shannon O’Boyle, Cliodhna McManus, Jade Bradley, Clodagh McCann.