Aghada 2-08 Douglas 2-07
Photos and match report courtesy Barry Moran Photography
Aghada and Douglas served up yet another hour of tremendous football at Cobh on Tuesday evening. If you thought the drawn match was exciting then the replay was even better with all the skills and thrills of ladies’ football being exhibited by both sides. Aghada were first to score but slowly and surely Douglas got to grips and led at half time by 1-05 to 1-02.
The second half was end to end great stuff with both sides scoring a further fine goal each and it took Aghada until the 55th minute to draw level with the city girls. As in the drawn game the sea siders moved two ahead but Douglas scored two points of their own to draw level and just as everyone thought extra time was on the cards the Aghada girls dug very deep and scored a great winning point to give them probably their most famous victory in their history. The scenes of joy and happiness from the Aghada panel of players and supporters after the final whistle were truly magnificent. The trophy was presented to Aghada captain Cassie Tynan by Boherbue man and County Ladies’ Football Board treasurer Jerome Casey who complemented both sides on a great game of football and congratulated Aghada who had come back to win two replays on their way to victory and being worthy champions for 2013.
Well done to both teams for a superb game of sporting football. Thanks also to referee, Gene Buckley and his team of officials and the Cobh club for providing a top class venue.
Congratulations and well done to Aghada who have added the U-16 “B” County title to the U-12 “B” County title already won. What a great year for the Club.
Aghada Panel: Caoimhe Robinson, Sophie Bawden, Sinead O'Driscoll, Jodie Rose, Amanda Bennett, Cassie Tynan (Captain), Marie McGovern, Hannah Rose, Hannah Looney, Aileen McGrath, Sorcha Phelan, Nessa Fitzpatrick, Sarah Leahy, Claire Coughlan, Christine Moran,
Daphne Stratos, Sophie Long, Ciara McGrath, Ciara Counihan, Laura Varian, Kiera O'Hanlon, Kate Wall, Julie Moynihan and Sarah Berry.
Douglas Panel: Colleen Hartley, Sophie Wong, Hayley Nason, Aoife Casey, Caoimhe Conroy, Eimear McAndrew, Seoirse Mulrooney, Niamh Lynch, Rebecca Sheehan, Ciara Hartnett, Lydia Coveney, Jade Fox, Aoife Russell, Emma Fitzgerald, Chloe Nason, Eimear Cotter, Amy Ahern, Ania Anuszewic, Aoife Kelleher, Eimear O’Riordan, Kelsey Livingstone, Maeve Cullinane, Ruth O’Halloran, Evelyn Cotter and Megan Walsh.
Referee Gene Buckley