Thursday 21 September 2017

Maguire's late strike sends Fermanagh into final

Fermanagh 1-24 London 3-17

Fermanagh winning point scorer Aisling Maguire centre celebrates with her team-mates. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Fermanagh winning point scorer Aisling Maguire centre celebrates with her team-mates. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

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Aisling Maguire sent over an 84th-minute winner against London at the Lannleire Pavilion in Dunleer to send Fermanagh into the final.

Fermanagh had an 11-point haul from Eimear Smyth. Nuala McManus also chipped in with 1-4, while London were well served by Lisa Cafferkey, who got nine points.

Blaithin Bogue of Fermanagh in action against Aoife Greene of London. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Blaithin Bogue of Fermanagh in action against Aoife Greene of London. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Hannah Noonan, Helen Hughes and Ailish Healy raised green flags for London, but it still wasn't enough. London led by 0-9 to 0-7 at the break.

Scorers - Fermanagh: E Smyth 0-11 (6f), N McManus 1-4, L Maguire 0-3, A Woods 0-2, A Maguire, Á McGovern, S Murphy (f), B Bogue 0-1 each. London: L Cafferkey 0-9 (4f), H Noonan 1-2, H Hughes, A Healy 1-0 each, C McGahan 0-3 (2f), E McManus, A Herbert, N Daly 0-1 each.

Fermanagh - R Gleeson; E Campbell, C Murphy, Naomi McManus; M Connolly, S Hamilton, A Maguire; M McDonald, Á McGovern; R O'Reilly, A Woods, L Maguire; E Smyth, S Murphy, Nuala McManus. Subs: D McManus for Campbell (48), B Bogue for O'Reilly (51), O'Reilly for McGovern (60), O Leonard for Nuala McManus (69), McGovern for McDonald (80).

London - M King; A Greene, F Morrissey, N O'Brien; H Hughes, E McManus, A Healy; A Burke, H Noonan; N Daly, R Mills, C McGahan; P Marmion, L Cafferkey, C Hegarty. Subs: C Brennan for Burke (51), A Herbert for McManus (53), N Cocoman for Mills (77).

Blaithin Bogue of Fermanagh kicks a point against London. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Blaithin Bogue of Fermanagh kicks a point against London. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Ref - A Gallagher (Dublin).

Lisa Maguire of Fermanagh in action against Naoimhin Daly of London. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Lisa Maguire of Fermanagh in action against Naoimhin Daly of London. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Helen Hughes of London in action against Aisling Woods of Fermanagh. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile
Helen Hughes of London in action against Aisling Woods of Fermanagh. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

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