Barntown 7-8 Gaelscoil Loch Garman 5-4
Barntown and Gaelscoil Loch Garman played out a twelve goal thriller in this year's Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Rackard League Girls' Football Roinn C decider. This really was a game that you couldn't take your eyes off for a second as both teams repeatedly went at each other in waves and waves of unstoppable attacks. The end result was a game that had many memorable moments.
Barntown began at an electric pace and initially it looked like they were going to blow the Gaelscoil away. Within two minutes, Robyn O'Connor had fired a bullet into the back of the net. An Olivia Garnett free opened up an early four point lead. In response, Cáit de Lá sprung into life and went on to score 2-4 in the first half. Her player-of-the-match performance included points from well out the field as well as two spectacular goals. Her free taking off the ground and ball carrying skills were a massive asset to the Gaelscoil challenge. Robyn O'Connor, Emma O'Leary and Olivia Garnett worked together to negate de Lá's influence on the match and their combined scores kept them in the lead 4-2 to 2-4 at halftime.
The second half almost became a goal scoring competition with the scoreboard operator working overtime to keep up with the girls on the field. Robyn O'Connor really began to click into gear and added a further 2-4 to her already significant haul of scores. Cáit de Lá scored two more goals to keep her team's chances alive. Jasmine de Gaor also got in on the goal scoring act. When Josie Mullin's long range free dropped just under the Gaelscoil crossbar it really was the end of the match as it left them with too much to do. The Gaelscoil however will be content with another successful year and a solid foundation to build on for next year while the Barntown girls will now join the top grade next year.
Barntown: Jane Duggan, Meghan Rossiter, Sophie O'Leary, Sophie While, Sridevi Sinnott, Josie Mullin, Robyn O'Connor, Olivia Garnett, Sidhi Sinnott, Emma O'Leary, Sarah Nolan, Caitlin Hunt, Alice Hilliard, Sophie Conroy, Ina Mullin, Zoe Wildes, Sarah Conroy, Katelyn Kent, Jessica Fanning, Aoibh Cleary
Gaelscoil Loch Garman: Rachel Ní Dhiomsaigh, Éabha Ni Chrualaoich, Aisling Ni Ghogáin, Sorcha Ni Mhurchu, Maria Ni Fhortcheirn, Niamh Ni Mhurchu, Caoilinn Ni Ghathlaoich, Grace Ni Nuanain, Caoimhe Ni Dhalaigh, Cait De La, Cait Breathnach, Jasmine De Gaor, Kacey Ni Mhaonaigh, Rachel Ni Ruairc, Hollie Ni Bhroinn, Isobel Ni Fhaolain, Siuin Ni Ghathlaoich, Abigail de Lá, Eireann Ni Mhuiri, Ellie Ni Mhurchu, Saoirse Nic Roibin