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Dublin Ladies win All Ireland

November 8, 2018

Girls In Blue Demolish Tyrone In One Sided Final

26 Sep 2010 | hill16.ie

Dublin 3-16 Tyrone 0-09
Dublin Ladies have been confirmed as All Ireland Champions, proving much too strong for Tyrone. It was an emphatic victory for Dublin in front of 21,750 spectators. They started well, and were unrelenting, hitting point after point and smothering the Tyrone threat.It was a particularly sweet victory as the Jackies lost against Cork in last year’s decider and also finished runners-up against Galway in 2004 and Mayo in 2003.

Leading after 8minutes by 0-5 to 0-1, the signs were ominous for Tyrone as their defence was being carved open in the first fifteen minutes . Then in the sixteenth minute a Lyndsey Davey goal-bound shot was blocked by Maura Kelly but Amy McGuinness made sure with the rebound .

Dublin added a second before the break through the outstanding Sinead Aherne and Tyrone went in at the break nine points down . Indeed Aherne gave a player of the match display and the Ulster girls could not cope with her energy and skill .She finished the game with 2-7 with 2-4 coming from play .

Tyrone needed goals on the resumption and they just could not break down a resolute Dublin defence . Instead Sinead Aherne ended Tyrone’s hopes in the 9th minute of the second half with a beautifully taken goal . Scenes of jubilation greeted the final whistle as the girls in blue celebrated a fantastic year when Denise Masterson lifted the cup .

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