Monday 23 April 2018

Temple Street children give a warm welcome to girls in blue

Eoin McNeill (2), from Whitehall in Dublin, sits in the Brendan Martin Cup with Ciara Trant, Lauren Magee and Lyndsey Davey during a visit by the Dublin senior ladies footballers to Temple Street Children’s Hospital, in Dublin. Photo: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile
Eoin McNeill (2), from Whitehall in Dublin, sits in the Brendan Martin Cup with Ciara Trant, Lauren Magee and Lyndsey Davey during a visit by the Dublin senior ladies footballers to Temple Street Children’s Hospital, in Dublin. Photo: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile

Ian Begley

The victorious Dublin ladies football team got a heroes' welcome as they paraded the Brendan Martin Cup during a visit to Temple Street Children's Hospital.

There were smiles all round as the girls in blue brought some star power to the corridors of the Dublin hospital. Fresh from their victory over Mayo, the team members were in high demand as hundreds of people turned out at Bridgefield GAA pitch in Malahide yesterday evening to cheer them on.

The pitch is located where St Sylvester's GAA proudly trains three members of the all-conquering team, Sinead Ahern, Niamh McEvoy and Nicole Owens.

Ms Ahern, who was captain for Sunday's game, said she was blown away by last night's reception.

"It was a really incredible, special moment," she said.

"It was so great to see the massive attendance in Croke Park and here again today.

"It's great to see this sport going from strength to strength - not just ladies football, but women's sport in general."

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