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Thursday 22 February 2018

Mountbellew punching well above their weight

Minnows Mountbellew will face Lee Valley in the AIG Minor Cup final today with almost the entire ladies club out to support them at Malone. Photo: Getty Images
Minnows Mountbellew will face Lee Valley in the AIG Minor Cup final today with almost the entire ladies club out to support them at Malone. Photo: Getty Images

Brian Keogh

Minnows Mountbellew will face Lee Valley in the AIG Minor Cup final today with almost the entire ladies club out to support them at Malone.

The 60-strong ladies section has three teams in the AIG Ladies Cups and Shields finals this week and while the Intermediate Cup team lost on Wednesday, the Minor Cup side beat Wexford 4-1 yesterday and now face Lee Valley, who were 3-2 winners over Donaghadee, in today's final.

With the Challenge Cup side also in semi-final action against Fintona today, most of the club's playing membership will either be playing or supporting in Malone.

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"It's been a fantastic year, to have three teams win a District Pennant and reach Malone, it is a great achievement for the club," said Mountbellew's lady captain Anne Marie Murray.

"It's a great buzz to have everyone here. There is great support for the teams. We have young 14-year-old Katie Coleman on the Minor Cup team who won 8 and 6 today and Emma Morrow, another youngster, on the Challenge Cup team, so the future is bright for the club."

In the AIG Intermediate Cup, Carton House came back from the dead to beat Shandon Park 3-2 and set up a tussle with Cahir Park for the trophy today.

Irish Independent

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