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Heartbreak for Kilkerrin-Clonberne in final throes

Wednesday, 8th November, 2017 12:14pm
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Heartbreak for Kilkerrin-Clonberne in final throes
Heartbreak for Kilkerrin-Clonberne in final throes

THE epic drama these two clubs produced continued to shock and awe last Sunday but it wasn’t a happy ending for Kilkerrin-Clonberne in the Connacht Senior Ladies Football final replay.

After two hours of football, two late goals turned the saga as Cora Staunton and Amy Dowling delivered Carnacon’s 16th provincial crown in 20 seasons.
The script looked entirely different beforehand. Carnacon went 15 minutes without scoring before Dowling left them 2-10 to 2-9 behind. But Kilkerrin-Clonberne drove for the line as Nicola Ward, Olivia Divilly and Caoimhe Boyle created a four-point cushion with as many minutes left.
This replay didn’t have as many goals, cards or penalties as the previous instalment but delivered a finish memorable no matter what angle you looked at it. Carnacon’s Martha Carter was sin-binned on 48 minutes giving Kilkerrin-Clonberne the numerical advantage to pull clear.

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