Sheerin fires Glenelly to title victory

St Joseph's Joy.. Scenes of jubiliation for these Glenelly St Joseph's girls once the last whistle sounded in Sunday's Ulster club final.

Scenes of jubilation for these Glenelly St Joseph’s girls once the last whistle sounded in Sunday’s Ulster club final.

Glenelly 4-08
Dunmoyne B 0-7

THE girls of Glenelly seized their moment of destiny to record a glorious victory in yesterday’s Ulster intermediate club decider hosted by Killyclogher St Mary’s.


All the Glenelly girls were heroines here, the defence really doing very well along with midfield and up front where the forwards caused plenty of problems for the Monaghan representatives.

Full-forward Siobhan Sheerin led the way for Glenelly in sensational style, claiming three goals – two of them rockets to the net on the back of forceful runs.

Fiona Marie Devlin also got among the goals and spearheaded her side’s point returns as well but this in essence proved to be a brilliant overall team display from the Tyrone champions.

It was all-square over half-time on 1-3 for Glenelly to 0-6 in reply, Donaghmoyne having played with the wind in that opening 30 minutes.

Glenelly judged the wind factor expertly in the second 30 minutes and played the right kind of football in the conditions, diversifying their approach and putting Donaghmoyne under steady pressure as the half unfolded.

Glenelly took on a Donaghmoyne B team trying to emulate the achievement of their A side who had lifted the Ulster senior championship eight days before. The Fontenoy’s club have a strong numerical base to work from, thus are able to field two solid camps in Ulster club competitions.

The Tyrone champions, for their part, have made great strides and this season’s county title success paved the way for an excellent run through to the provincial final. The St Joseph girls anticipated their biggest test to date on Sunday and they rose to the occasion in splendid fashion.


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