Thursday 19 October 2017

Lynch: 'Wee can win it for our boys'

Cliona Foley

Cliona Foley

LOUTH'S men were blatantly robbed of the Leinster SFC title, but the Wee County's lady footballers are hoping to provide some consolation by winning an All-Ireland title on Sunday.

They face Limerick in the TG4 All-Ireland junior final in the big women's triple-header at Croke Park. It is Louth's first return to HQ since winning back-to-back junior and intermediate titles in 1998 and 1999.

And their Stabannon captain Grace Lynch makes no secret of the fact that they now have additional motivation.

"To have a Louth person lift a cup this year would be really great because the county has been done out of one and we don't have that many cups in Louth," she said.

The Drogheda-based physiotherapist was among the supporters at the Leinster senior final in July when Joe Sheridan's controversial late goal stole the title for Meath.

"It was awful. I was in the Hogan Stand and couldn't really see the incident, but everyone was ringing and texting saying it wasn't a goal. I was sick after seeing it on 'The Sunday Game' that night," she revealed.

But Lynch said the men's progress this summer has already paid dividends for the Louth women, who are now just one game away from All-Ireland glory.

"The Louth men doing so well this year really boosted everyone involved in football in the county and hopefully we can add to it," she said.

They have a tough task in front of them as Limerick are on something of a revenge mission themselves, bidding to make up for losing last year's final to Antrim.

Irish Independent

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