Sunday 9 December 2018

McGovern is hero for Fox-Cab

Foxrock-Cabinteely 2-8 Donaghmoyne 1-8

Amy Connolly of Foxrock-Cabinteely in action against Sharon Courtney of Donaghmoyne. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Amy Connolly of Foxrock-Cabinteely in action against Sharon Courtney of Donaghmoyne. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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Roisin McGovern proved the super sub for Foxrock-Cabinteely at Bray Emmets, as her late goal sent the Dublin champions into their first All-Ireland final since 2016.

In a dramatic finish, the sides were level at 1-8 each, when Donaghmoyne's Cathriona McConnell was off-target with a free.

Amy Connolly of Foxrock-Cabinteely in action against Sharon Courtney of Donaghmoyne. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Amy Connolly of Foxrock-Cabinteely in action against Sharon Courtney of Donaghmoyne. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Fox-Cab swept to the other end of the pitch and McGovern fisted home a famous goal to send Pat Ring and Peter Clarke's charges through to a final clash with Mourneabbey.

There had been little to separate the sides in the opening half. An early goal for Fox-Cab skipper, Amy Ring, and an injury to Hazel Kingham put pressure on five-time winners Donaghmoyne, but they responded in admirable fashion.

Donaghmoyne finished the half the happier, skipper Cora Courtney's goal leaving them two ahead at the break, 1-6 to 1-4.

A yellow card for Rosemary Courtney late on was a blow for Donaghmoyne and with extra-time looking like a possibility, Donaghmoyne missed the free that, if converted, would surely have sent them through.

Róisín McGovern of Foxrock-Cabinteely in action against Fiona Courtney of Donaghmoyne. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Róisín McGovern of Foxrock-Cabinteely in action against Fiona Courtney of Donaghmoyne. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Then Fox-Cab worked the ball to substitute McGovern, and she punched to the net with aplomb.

SCORERS - Foxrock-Cabinteely: A Ring 1-4 (1f), R McGovern 1-0, L Nerney, A Connolly, F Claffey, J Egan 0-1 each. Donaghmoyne: C McConnell 0-3 (3f), C Courtney 1-0, A Garland 0-2, N Callan, S McConnell, L Kerley (1f) 0-1 each.

Foxrock-Cabinteely - A Tarpey; A Murray S Quinn, E McDonagh; S Goldrick, N Collins, L Fusciardi; T O'Sullivan, C Ni Mhurchadh; L Nerney, A Connolly, F Claffey; H O'Neill, C O'Riordan, A Ring (C). Subs: R McGovern for O'Riordan (39), J Egan for Fusciardi (45).

Donaghmoyne - L Martin; J Geoghegan, F Courtney, L Garland; H Kingham, S Courtney, J Courtney; N Callan, R Courtney; A Garland, L Kerley, E Treanor; C McConnell, C Courtney, S McConnell. Subs: A Keenan for Kingham (3), A McElroy for S McConnell (47).

Aedin Murray of Foxrock-Cabinteely commiserates with Cora Courtney of Donaghmoyne. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Aedin Murray of Foxrock-Cabinteely commiserates with Cora Courtney of Donaghmoyne. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Ref - J Murphy (Carlow).

Cora Courtney of Donaghmoyne in action against Laura Nerney of Foxrock-Cabinteely. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Cora Courtney of Donaghmoyne in action against Laura Nerney of Foxrock-Cabinteely. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

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