Saturday 19 August 2017

Ring and Murphy hit crucial goals

Aisling Hughes of Carnacon in action against Ciara Ni Mhurchadh of Foxrock Cabinteely. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
Aisling Hughes of Carnacon in action against Ciara Ni Mhurchadh of Foxrock Cabinteely. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

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A sensational two-goal flurry in as many minutes - after they were reduced to 14 players - helped Foxrock-Cabinteely past ladies football superpower Carnacon and into their first All-Ireland club final.

Foxrock-Cabinteely 4-9 Carnacon 2-11

Dublin All-Star Sinead Goldrick had just tied the game, at 2-8 apiece, in the 22nd minute when her side lost wing-back Lorna Fusciardi to the sin-bin, tipping the balance towards five-time All-Ireland champions Carnacon.

Fiona McHale of Carnacon in action against Emma DcDonagh of Foxrock Cabinteely. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
Fiona McHale of Carnacon in action against Emma DcDonagh of Foxrock Cabinteely. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

But the two in-a-row Leinster champions produced a fantastic response, immediately scoring two goals, through Amy Ring and Anne-Marie Murphy, despite their numerical disadvantage.

Two points (one free) from Cora Staunton kept Cornacon's hopes alive but the Dubliners held on for a historic win.

Scorers - Foxrock-Cabinteely: A Ring 1-4 (4f), A Connolly 1-2, AM Murphy 1-1, L Nerney 1-0, S Goldrick and F Claffey 0-1 each. Carnacon: C Staunton 1-7 (4f, 1pen), A Dowling 1-4.

Carnacon - M Higgins; A Loftus, S McGing, S Walshe; M Corbett, M Carter, E Flannery; F McHale, D Hughes (capt); A Brennan, A Dowling, M McGing; M Corbett, C Staunton, N Beegan. Subs: Aisling Hughes for Corbett (27 mins), M Larkin for Brennan (45).

Fiona McHale of Carnacon in action against Sinéad Goldrick of Foxrock Cabinteely. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
Fiona McHale of Carnacon in action against Sinéad Goldrick of Foxrock Cabinteely. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

Foxrock-Cabinteely - L Ahern; C Crotty, C Ni Mhurchadh, C O'Riordan; S Goldrick, N Collins, L Fusciardi; S Brophy (Capt), L Nerney; E McDonagh, AM Murphy, N Ryan; A Ring, F Claffey, A Connolly. Subs: H O'Neill for Nerney (63).

REF - C McManus.

Cora Staunton of Carnacon in action Niamh Collins of Foxrock Cabinteely. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile
Cora Staunton of Carnacon in action Niamh Collins of Foxrock Cabinteely. Photo by Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

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