A poignant touch as Meath minor ladies seal Leinster title

May 07, 2019

Emily-Jo White, Séona Lynch and Ciara Brady with Tiernan De Hál and the Leinster Minor A FC Cup in Kinnegad

Meath’s victory in the Leinster minor ladies football championship was particularly poignant for Kells-based teacher Tiernan De Hál.

The Cup presented to the winning team is named in memory of Tiernan’s late wife, Deirdre – a staunch Dublin GAA follower who died tragically alongside baby daughter Liadan in a road traffic accident in 2001.

Wicklow man Tiernan is a school teacher at Eureka Secondary School in Kells, who contributed three players to the Leinster-winning Meath side, namely Emily-Jo White, Seona Lynch and Ciara Brady.

And, after the Royals’ thrilling two-point victory over Kildare in the Leinster minor ‘A’ final at Kinnegad yesterday – their first such success since 2002 - he was on hand to present a trophy that has a deep personal meaning to him.

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