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Lillywhite club next up for O’Dwyer’s in the last four


Comeback - Niamh McEvoy. Picture: Sportsfile

Comeback - Niamh McEvoy. Picture: Sportsfile

Comeback - Niamh McEvoy. Picture: Sportsfile


O’DWYER’S booked their place in the semi-finals of the Leinster Junior Football championship following a hard-fought 1-11 to 1-7 win over St Martins from Wexford on Saturday.

O’Dwyer’s, who now take on Raheens from Kildare in the last four, had trailed 0-4 to 0-3 at half-time in what was a very physical contest.

St Martins registered a further 1-1 without reply at the start of the second half and after that O’Dwyer’s had to dig in deep, with Shannon Richardson grabbing their decisive goal in a game where Amy Gibbons and Elsa Kearney also featured prominently.

Elsewhere, former All-Ireland winner Niamh McEvoy marked her return to competitive action as a late goal from Kate Sullivan sealed victory for St Sylvester’s in their Division 1 relegation semi-final against St Brigids.

Sylvester’s now face off against Castleknock, a game they must win if they are to avoid the drop to Division 2.

Meanwhile, it was a big day for the U15 grade on Saturday, with St Maur’s capturing the Division 2 Championship with a 7-7 to 2-7 win over Fingallians.

St Margaret’s captured the Division 4 Shield with a 6-6 to 5-5 win over Round Towers Clondalkin, with wing forward Beth McKenna the star performer for the Fingal side.

Half back Cara Hand and Aimee Treacy dominated their markers, while Chloe Kennedy was a powerhouse at full back and Mia Tighe very strong in midfield.

St Patrick’s Donabate captured the Division 5 Shield with a 3-4 to 1-8 win over Parnells, while Fingal Ravens captured the Division 6 Championship with a 4-10 to 3-4 win away to St Patrick’s Palmerstown.

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