All-Ireland joy for Thomas Davis

Boherbue (Cork) 0-7 Thomas Davis (Dublin) 1-12
Newly-crowned All-Ireland ladies JFC champions Thomas Davis are confident of further success in the years to come.

Selector Niall Kelly believes the Dubliners will build on their win over Boherbue in Saturday’s final at Birr.

“It will do a lot for the promotion of ladies football in the club,” said a delighted Kelly.

Boherbue manager Richard Dennehy had no complaints with the final outcome. “We were beaten by a better team on the day. But we’ve had a great year and we’ll be back.”

A strong first half effort from Thomas Davis, with Sinéad Deegan netting from a 17th minute penalty, helped establish a 1-5 to 0-1 interval lead. The lead was reduced to four points — 1-7 to 0-6 — when Boherbue’s Julie Dennehy lofted over a 46th-minute point but that was as close as the Munster champions got.

Scorers for Boherbue: J Dennehy 0-5 (4fs), G Daly 0-2.

Scorers for Thomas Davis: C McGuigan 0-5 (1f), S Deegan 1-1 (1-0 pen), K Fitzsimons 0-4fs, O Carey, M Liston each.

BOHERBUE: M Murphy; E Casey, Christine Casey, S Browne; N Murphy, B Casey, A Daly; S Kelly, O McCauliffe; Claire O’Connor, S Heelan, Caroline O’Connor; G Daly, J Dennehy, Cathriona Casey. Subs: L Dineen for N Murphy (ht), E Fitzgerald for Cathriona Casey (56).

THOMAS DAVIS: L Curran; P Casey, M Shiels, S Roche; K Fitzhenry, S McGrath, N Kirby; O Carey, C O’Donnell; A Shiels, S Deegan, M Liston; C McGuigan, C Collins, K Fitzsimons. Sub: R Newell for Collins (48).

Referee: T McShea (Donegal).


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