Moloney relieved as Tipp get rub of the green

May 07, 2018

Cavan's Grainne McGlade tackles Aishling Moloney of Tipperary.
©INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan.

by Emma Duffy

Tipperary star Aishling Moloney admits her side were fortunate to come out on top in their dramatic one-point win over Cavan in the Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 2 final yesterday.

Player of the Match Moloney and her Cahir clubmate Aisling McCarthy combined for 0-15 to seal a huge victory in Parnell Park, but proceedings didn't finish without some drama at the end.

Referee Stephen McNulty awarded a penalty with roughly 20 seconds on the clock, for a foul on Bronagh Sheridan, but after discussing with his umpires, the decision was overturned and a throw ball ensued.

And the Premier county held on for a victory which marks an impressive rise for Shane Ronayne's 2017 TG4 All-Ireland intermediate and Division 3 champions. They now make the jump to top-flight league football.

"My heart is still in my mouth actually," Moloney, who hit 0-5, told TG4 afterwards.

"We were lucky there in the end with that (over-turned) penalty, I thought it was a penalty myself. Luck happened to be on our side today and we eventually got over the line.

"Cavan are a great team, we knew we were up against it. We're happy, we're delighted now."

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