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Fr. Murphy's beat Croydon in final round of championship

November 7, 2018

Fr. Murphy’s beat Croydon on Saturday in Greenford in the final group game of this years Senior Championship to set up a semi final meeting with Tara.

 

The champions started well and got the first score of the day courtesy of a Grainne Hunter point. It was a tough physical game from the start and scores were always going to be hard come by for either side. Fr. Murphy’s showed some great play throughout the first half and spent a lot of it in the Croydon half, but found it hard to convert their chances. They led at half time by the minimum, two points to one.

 

A goal and a point at the start of the second half seemed to put Fr. Murphy’s firmly in the driving seat, but Croydon never gave up and pulled a couple of points back. And a tactical change saw Anne Marie O’Dwyer switch from full back to full forward where she crashed home a goal to keep Croydon in touch. The champions stayed cool however and hung on for a four point victory – 2-05 v 1-04.

 

Fr. Murphy’s: Mel Hogan, Anne-Marie Keogh, Eimear O’Higgins, Elizabeth McGrath, Jade O’Neill, Bronagh McLernon (captain), Sinead Kirk, Ruth Foley, Claire Towey, Hannah Noonan, Emma Taylor, Zelma Power, Grainne Hunter, Brenda Kerr, Ciara O’Donnell, Tina Quinn, Anna Gibson.

 

Following this the semi final pairings for the championship are now complete, with Fr. Murphy’s finishing above Croydon only on points scored. Fr. Murphy’s face Tara, while the other semi final sees group winners Bros. Pearse face Croydon. The semi finals take place on 4th July. Venues and times to be confirmed.

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