Boston Shamrocks are continuing from where they left off after winning the Orla Benson Cup in June and made it two wins from two games in the Ladies senior football championship last Sunday. The Cup winners tallied three goals, and could afford to miss a penalty, to propel themselves to victory.
|The Shamrocks took another step in the quest for their first senior championship since 2010.|
The second half saw Tir na nOg dig in and batten down the hatches. Maggie Sayers and Christine O’Neill did well in the half back line, and Tir na nOg pulled within a point after Niamh Crowe and Ryan had pointed. However, with things beginning to look like there would be a close finish in store, the Shamrocks hit with a goal from Maria Bannon who came on as a sub, and the score took some of the wind out of the sails of the Brighton team. A penalty could have provided the Shamrocks with a sure victory well before the final whistle, but Niamh Hynes was up to the shot and saved well.
The Shamrocks, however, gained in confidence and took control of affairs. The back line did well to stop Tir na nOg attacking forays, with Brittany Maguire, Cathy McEleaney and Ciara McCormack doing particularly well. Points were added from Aisling Cunningham and Kiernan to see the Shamrocks to the top of the table.
By Rory O'Donnell