Dermot Woods, Louth LGFA chairman, presenting the Hollywoods Developments IFC trophy to St. Fechin’s captain Orla Brennan after Sunday’s final in Stabannon. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)
Hollywoods Developments Louth LGFA IFC final
St. Fechin's 3-11 St. Patrick's 0-4
St. Fechin’s made it third time lucky when they finally got their hands on the Louth Ladies Intermediate Championship title by defeating St. Patrick’s at Stabannon on Sunday afternoon.
The Termonfeckin girls recovered from a slow start and inspired by the performances of Rachel Kinch and Céire Nolan they deservedly overcame a Pat’s side who just never got into their stride over the course of the game.
It was looking good for the Lordship side when they made a bright start with points from Nicola Connor, Kate Flood and Grace Treanor putting them in a good position after 13 minutes.
Player of the Match Céire Nolan with Louth LGFA vice-chairperson Edel Woods. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)
However, within 60 seconds the Fechin’s got themselves right back in contention when Kinch fired in the first goal of the game. It was signal for Fechin’s to take charge and points from Kinch and Sara Moore helped them lead by 1-6 to 0-3.
Pat’s will be disappointed that they failed to do themselves justice over the hour and any hopes of a comeback had disappeared by the 37th minute when a goal from Róisín Kavanagh effectively settled the issue.
Fechin’s dominated the remainder of the half and with Pat’s adding just one further point from a Kate Flood free, the champions sealed victory with a late goal from Rebecca Howell.
St. Fechin's celebrate their Louth LGFA IFC title victory over St. Patrick's. (Pic: Arthur Kinahan)
St. Fechin’s: Emma Dunne; Rachel Beirth, Jenny Mulrey, Anna Redmond; Orla McEvoy, Céire Nolan, Orla Brennan; Rachel Kinch (1-5), Pamela Campbell; Sara Moore (0-2), Hayley McDonnell, Róisín Kavanagh (1-2); Louise McCullough (0-1), Sharon McDermott, Hazel Haughney
Subs: Catherine McGlew (0-1) for Haughney, Rebecca Howell (1-0) for McDermott, Erin McDonagh for McCullough, Shayleen McDonagh for Moore
St. Patrick’s: Nadine Callan; Naoimh Butterly, Caoimhe Breen, Deirbhile O’Doherty; Claire Savage, Anna Whyte, Melissa O’Hanlon; Grace Treanor (0-1), Áine Breen; Jacqui Kirk, Kate Flood (0-2), Aisling O’Doherty; Meg Woods, Catherine O’Connor, Nicola Connor (0-1)
Subs: Evelyn Donnelly for Deirbhile O’Doherty, Róisín Butterly for Savage, Mary Loughran for O’Hanlon, Éimeár Breen for O’Connor, Ellen Barry for Whyte
Referee: Stephen Murphy (Naomh Máirtín)