Wednesday 17 January 2018

Offaly ladies crowned All-Ireland Junior champions

Offaly captain Siobhan Flannery celebrates with manager Eamonn Ryan and the West County Hotel cup after the game.
Offaly captain Siobhan Flannery celebrates with manager Eamonn Ryan and the West County Hotel cup after the game.

Two second half goals from Mairead Daly were the difference as Offally secured the 2013 All-Ireland Junior Football Championship with a 2-11 to 0-12 win over Wexford at Croke Park today.

It was the Offaly ladies third victory over Wexford in this year's championship.

The double attacking threat of Daly and Linda Sullivan was crucial to success for the Faithful county with the pair contributing 2-5 to Offaly's tally.

Offaly led by 0-7 to 0-4 at the break but Wexford closed to within a point before Daly struck for her first goal and they kept Wexford at arm's length until Daly added a second goal with a minutes remaining to seal the victory.

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