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Sunday 22 April 2018

McLaughlin trick proves a treat

Loreto, Letterkenny 3
Ursuline, Sligo 2

A spectacular Geraldine McLaughlin hat-trick helped Loreto Letterkenny into the final following a dramatic encounter with Ursuline Sligo at Finn Park.

McLaughlin opened the scoring on 16 minutes with a fine strike. Parity was restored 10 minutes later when Lauren Boles headed home.

Loreto edged back ahead when Crawford and McLaughlin combined. Hansberry buried a free-kick just before the break to level, but McLaughlin's super volley settled it.

Loreto Convent -- MB O'Donnell; E. Gallagher, M. Carr, K. McKinney, N. Crawford; A. Thompson, L. Harper, C. Grant, N. Sweeney (A Diver 59); M. Doherty, G. McLaughlin.

Ursuline College -- W Feeney; A Clancy, N Fowley, R Monaghan, A Ewing; E Hansberry, L Boles, T O'Boyle, E Sheerin; A White (L Ferrigan 59), E Finnegan (E McCole h-t).

Irish Independent

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