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McGuigan fires Davis to precious junior club crown

Published 03/12/2012 | 05:00

NEWLY crowned junior club football champions Thomas Davis are confident of further success in the years to come.

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Selector Niall Kelly believes that the Dubliners will build on a comfortable eight-point victory over Cork side Boherbue in Saturday's final in Birr.

"It will do a lot for the promotion of ladies football in the club, to win an All-Ireland title," he said.

Ciara McGuigan was the scoring star for Thomas Davis, who led by 1-5 to 0-1 at the break, with Sinead Deegan netting a 17th-minute penalty.

Scorers – Thomas Davis: C McGuigan 0-5 (1f), S Deegan 1-1 (1-0 pen), K Fitzsimons 0-4 (4f), O Carey, M Liston 0-1 each. Boherbue: J Dennehy 0-5 (4f), G Daly 0-2.

THOMAS DAVIS – L Curran; P Casey, M Shiels, S Roche; K Fitzhenry, S McGrath, N Kirby; O Carey, C O'Donnell; A Shiels, S Deegan, M Liston; C McGuigan, C Collins, K Fitzsimons. Sub: R Newell for Collins (48).

BOHERBUE – M Murphy; E Casey, Christine Casey, S Browne; N Murphy, B Casey, A Daly; S Kelly, O McAuliffe; Claire O'Connor, S Heelan, Caroline O'Connor; G Daly, J Dennehy, Cathriona Casey. Subs: L Dineen for N Murphy (h-t), E Fitzgerald for Cathriona Casey (56).

Ref – T McShea (Donegal)

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