Reigning champions Meath took a 1-8 to 1-5 lead into half-time of today's All-Ireland Ladies SFC final against Kerry at Croke Park.
With seven minutes played, Eamonn Murray's side trailed by 1-2 to 0-0 after Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh, capitalising on a poor kickout, spotted goalkeeper Monica McGuirk off her line and lobbed the ball into the net to hand Kerry a dream start but the Royals came roaring back into the contest as Emma Troy responded with a goal at the other end.
7 nóim #MTHvKER @meathladiesMLGF 0-00@kerryladiesfoot 1-02— Spórt TG4 (@SportTG4) July 31, 2022
Cúl den scoth ó Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh! 😍
Louise pounces on a poor kick out to increase the lead for Kerry!#ProperFan
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10 nóim #MTHvKER @meathladiesMLGF 1-01@kerryladiesfoot 1-02— Spórt TG4 (@SportTG4) July 31, 2022
Cúl ag Emma Troy! An liathróid neadaithe sa líontán aici! 🤩
Meath cut the gap to a point! 👌#ProperFan
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Played in front of 46,440 fans, a Ní Mhuircheartaigh free narrowed the gap to the minimum five minutes into the second-half, however, Meath took the game by the scruff of the neck as Player of the Match Niamh O'Sullivan and substitute Bridgetta Lynch fired further goals to set them on their way to a 3-10 to 1-7 victory, and with that, a second successive Brendan Martin Cup title.
46 nóim #MTHvKER @meathladiesMLGF 2-09@kerryladiesfoot 1-07— Spórt TG4 (@SportTG4) July 31, 2022
Niamh O'Sullivan le cúl iontach don Mhí! 🤩
Meath increase their lead to five, is there any way back for Kerry now? #ProperFan
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50 nóim #MTHvKER @meathladiesMLGF 3-09@kerryladiesfoot 1-07— Spórt TG4 (@SportTG4) July 31, 2022
Cúl eile don Mhí! Bridgetta Lynch an uair seo! 🤩
Ten minutes left for Meath to hold on!#ProperFan
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