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Berry reaches for Sars as Parnell's pip Ballyboden to the post

GEMMA BERRY struck a hat-trick as Lucan collected the Féile Division 3 title. Sars beat Naomh Mearnóg, 3-2 to no reply.

Genial Gemma's opening goal came on the blow of the break as she showed elegant skill before drilling a crisp left-footed shot low to the bottom right-hand corner at the church end.

She then hit two late strikes to round off a very polished Lucan display, which saw Danielle Murray in majestic mood.

Gemma's second goal saw her arrow the ball to the right corner from a tight angle on the left, and then, with time almost up, she squeezed in her third from almost on the end-line.

Mearnóg came near on a couple of occasions in the second period. They didn't lack spirit and they had the consolation of enjoying a Super Saturday. "We were beaten by the better side today, and we have no complaints. But the squad did brilliantly. They won all three matches on Saturday," explained Mick Colreavy.

There was Parnells pride in Donnycarney as they made the short journey home with the Division 4 Féile crown.

Thriller

They overcame Ballyboden St Enda's B in a thriller that had the audience on their feet - 1-4 to 1-2. The famous five guided the Coolock Cubs to victory - Jeannette Beirnes, Paul Harte, Noel Corr, Dean O'Reilly and Ross Mills.

"It was the entire squad that won this trophy," declared Jeannette at the finish. "Everybody played their part. And the good thing is that the girls are still only U12, so they have two more years of Féile."

Rebecca Carroll got the Parnells' goal. She had a stormer. Rebecca Lawlor also had a towering performance, as did the dangerous forward, Tiegan Ryan McCluskey, who scored two points. McCluskey could have had a goal before the interval when her close-in strike was pushed up onto the bar.

Parnells led at half-time, 0-3 to 0-2. Jessica McGrane sent over the two Boden scores.

Olivia Taylor cracked the ball to the roof to give Boden the lead on the restart, 1-2 to 0-3. But a Carroll free, followed by her vital goal, ended the contest and cued the standing ovation.


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