Sliabh Luachra 5-18 Sneem / Kenmare / Dr Crokes 0-7
IT was even for the first 15 minutes. Four points each with Lynn Jones, Clare O'Sullivan and Michelle Casey on target for Sneem / Kenmare / Dr Crokes and Lorraine Scanlon, Denise Dunlea and Mags O'Donoghue raising the white flags for Sliabh Luachra.
That all changed in the 15th minute when Amy Reidy hit the net for Sliabh Luachra's first goal. Furrther points by Jane Lynch, Mags O'Donoghue, Cait Lynch and Elaine O'Connor, saw Sliabh Luachra go in at the break 1-11 to 0-6 – the final two points from Sneem / Kenmare / Dr Crokes coming from Elaine O'Sullivan and Caroline McCarthy. Sliabh Luachra locked down the visitors in the second half and restricted the to just one point .
When Denise Dunlea struck for goal number two the game was over as a contest . The Sneem / Kenmare / Dr Crokes point scorer in the half was Elaine O'Sullivan. Amy Reidy struck for her second goal midway through the half as the points kept flying over as super sub Joanne Brosnan fired in two more goals for Sliabh Luachra. Denise Dunlea had her second goal in the in the 19th minute, but the game was over as a contest long before this.
However, Sneem / Kenmare / Dr Crokes kept trying and on the night – Laura O'Sullivan, Gina Crowley, Michelle Casey and Claire O'Sullivan were best , while best for Sliabh Luachra were Cait Lynch, Jane Lynch, Amy Reidy, Denise Dunlea, Mags O'Donoghue, Sinead Guiney, Aoife Lyons and Lorraine Scanlon. Southern Gaels 3-13 Laune Rangers 1-10 IN this epic decider Southern Gaels produced a power packed display to brush aside a galliant Laune Rangers side in Killorglin.
Anna Galvin and Megan O'Connell laid a solid foundation for their win as they put their team in front 1-4 to a point after 10 minutes of play. Laune Rangers came back strong in the second half with three points in as many minutes, but that was as close as it got as as Southern Gaels pushed on with mary cronins goal in the 56th minute sealing the issue for Southern Gaels to set up a mouth watering clash with Sliabh Luachra.
This final will not be played until after the All Ireland final.