Vincent’s victorious

by Stephen Findlater

AIG Ladies Football Feile Div 2 Final
St Vincent’s 1-5
Na Fianna 1-1

ST VINCENT’S produced a series of stunning comebacks to win Division 2 of the DLGFA football Feile last weekend, crowning it with a 1-5 to 1-1 final win over Na Fianna.

The side was behind in four out of their five matches at half-time but came back each time to get the results they needed to advance.

Indeed, they could have been knocked out at the group stage after an opening draw with Na Fianna (1-4 each) before they fell behind in a titanic battle against Garristown. But they rallied to win that one 2-7 to 2-6 and then back it up to reach the semi-finals with a 2-6 to 1-1 success against Lucan Sarsfields.

Again, they went the tough route to see off Fingallians, setting up a final rematch with Na Fianna. The Glasnevin girls took the early initiative and their single goal had them 1-0 to 0-1 ahead at half-time before the Marino girls started their ascent once more with Martha O’Malley, Tessa Lambe and Kate McGovern to the fore.

It was a real nail-biter with quality throughout the pitch. The scores started to come for Vincent’s to match the high volume of control they had on the ball with three points in succession either side of half-time with Isabelle Dunne (who ended with 0-3), Louise Hennessy and Eimear Adamson all on the score sheet.

Na Fianna got on the board to edge back in front 1-1 to 0-3 but two more points got Vincent’s in front for the first time and the game was won with the last score from Ciana Boland finding the net to put the result beyond doubt.

It was a fine outcome for Vincent’s, a squad of 24 that almost exclusively line out in both football and camogie for the club.

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