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Three thrilling U16 championship finals

THE four provinces took part in this year’s All-Ireland U16 chamionship finals with titles going to Connacht and Leinster.

Galway captured the A final defeating Tipperary 2-11 to 2-7 in the Gaelic Grounds, while neighbours Wexford and Waterford fought out another tight battle with the Slaneysiders winning 2-11 to 1-12 in the B final. The C title went to Westmeath who defeated Tyrone 6-9 to 5-3 in St. Tiernach’s Park, Clones.

Three McGrath sisters, player of the match Clodagh, and her siblings Niamh and Orla assisted Galway to their tenth title and their first since 2004.  Playing with a stiff first half wind Tipperary were level at the break 1-5 each, the Galway goal coming from a penalty ten minutes before the break from Rebecca Henry. That score was in direct response to Tipperary’s first goal three minutes earlier from Aoife Ryan.

A close second half ensued with the result in the balance until the very end. When Orla McGrath got Galway’s second goal with three minutes of normal time remaining it appeared Galway were heading for victory. However, Tipperary never threw in the towel and three minutes into injury time Aoife Ryan narrowed the margin as she shot home Tipperary’s second goal. Time had however ran out for Tipperary and with that the whistle went and so the Connacht giirls took home their first title since 2004.

There is no stopping in Wexford this year with the National League Division 1 and 2 titles resting in the south east already and they have now added the U16B All-Ireland title following their victory of 2-11 to 1-12 over neighbours Waterford in Pilltown, Kilkenny.

A brace of goals from player of the match Susie McGovern,one in each half, the second coming at a most opportune time, just five minutes after the break put Wexford in the driving seat. Both sides showed great skill and the title was up for grabs until the very end with Aoife Hannon giving the Munster girls a ray of hope eight minutes from time with her side’s only goal. Despite the Waterford forwards going on the attack for the crucial core, the Wexford defence held out for victory.
Westmeath took their first U16 title when they defeated Tyrone 6-9 to 5-3 in the C decider. Westmeath went in at the break leading  2-5 to Tyrone’s 2-2. Both sides fought hard in the second half but Westmeath had a real winner in player of the match Louise O’Connor who finished the day with a personal tally of 1-1 while also creating opportunities for the other forwards.
Galway 2-11,R Henry 1-2 (1-0 pen), O Mc Grath 1-1, N Mc Grath 0-5 (0-3f), L Mitchell 0-2, M Breheny 0-1.
Tipperary 2-7,  A Ryan 1-1, C Mc Grath 1-0, N Walsh 0-5 (0-4f), M Graham 0-1.
Wexford 2-11, S Mc Govern 2-1, L Sinnott 0-6 (0-4f), M C Morrissey 0-3, L Warren 0-1.
Waterford 1-12, A Hannon 1-5, M Tobin 0-5 (0-2 ’45, 0-3f), R Geoghegan, J Gleeson 0-1 each.
Westmeath 6-9, Jackson 2-1, C Murtagh 1-5, L O’Connor 1-1, S Connell, A Fagan 1-0 each, N Grace,N Lynch 0 -1 each.
Tyrone 5-3, J Canavan 2-0, C Rafferty 1-3, C O’Callaghan, A Mellon 1-0 each.

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