Fox Cab land fantastic fourth title to see off Laois’ Sarsfields

by James Hendicott
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[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Foxrock Cabinteely produced another spectacular Leinster final performance to see off Laois club Sarsfields in Kinnegad on Sunday afternoon.

Captain Amy Ring stood out, hitting 2-4, with Amy Connolly also a star turn.

Foxcab have now taken the last four Leinster senior club football championship titles – and passage to the national semi-finals – and won all four comfortably.

As a result the 4-11 to 1-8 victory in Kinnegad, in which the dominant Dublin club always looked in charge, had a familiar air to it, with Foxcab on top from the off.

The powerful south Dublin side controlled the early stages, hitting the first five points as captain Ring laid down a marker, grabbing three of them, while Connolly stood out in a creative midfield role.

Sarfields had just started to edge back into the game, hitting a run of three points in their own right before Sinead Goldrick won a penalty off a Foxcab break and Ring emphatically dispatched into the net.

Clare Conlon was proving the main threat for the Laois side and had shown her potential to damage Foxcab as she grabbed another 1-1 before half time.

As a result, while Foxcab had been largely in control, especially in the first quarter, their half-time lead was only a marginal two points.

Things were to change quickly after half time. First, Sarsfields suffered a sin binning and Foxcab duly punished their gritty, underdog opponents by thumping two goals past them in the following four minutes, through Ring and Roisin McGovern.

McGovern was to score again from a second Foxcab penalty before it was all over, a great contribution from the substitute.

While the second half hadn’t quite been a procession, her sharp finishing for 2-1, combined with captain Ring’s 2-4, had done enough damage alone to see off the final challengers by a very comfortable margin.

With their abundance of talent, it’s the coming contests that will really test the mettle of this star-studded side. Their next opponents are familiar: that Monaghan side, Donaghmoyne.

Like Foxcab, Donaghmoyne have become a dominant force in Ulster, winning eight of their last ten provincial titles.

Unlike Foxcab, they have converted four of those into All Ireland wins.

With the south Dubliners forever improving, however, the match up is a club classic in the making.

The tie will take place over the weekend of November 17 and 18.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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