All-Ireland Minor Ladies Football Final – Sunday, 15th July 2018
Galway 5-7 Cork 2-15
Darren Kelly in Gaelic Grounds (courtesy: Ladies Football Association)
GALWAY denied Cork their fourth consecutive All-Ireland minor title on Sunday and clinched a first win in the under 18 grade since beating the same opposition in 2014.
An Andrea Trill hat-trick and other majors from Aoife Thompson and Kate Geraghty secured Kieran Collins’ side a one-point win to follow on from their 2017 All-Ireland U16 triumph.
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Galway – Andrea Trill 3-2 (two frees), Aoife Thompson 1-1, Molly Hynes 0-2, Kate Geraghty 1-0, Ciara McCarthy 0-1, Chloe Miskell 0-1
Cork – Emma Cleary 0-7 (four frees), Rachel Murphy 0-2, Katie Horgan 0-1, Ellie Jack 0-1, Katie Quirke 1-1, Clare Nevin 1-0, Laura O’Mahony 0-1, Ciara McCarthy 0-1, Abbie O’Mahony 0-1
Galway: Karen Connolly; Lorraine Meehan, Maeve Flanagan, Chelsie Crowe; Kate Geraghty, Laura Ahearne, Lynsey Noone; Shauna Boyle, Amy Coen; Aoife Molloy, Chloe Miskell, Ciara McCarthy; Aoife Thompson, Andrea Trill, Molly Hynes. Subs used: Lara Finnegan for Boyle (47 mins), Katie Quigley for Flanagan (55 mins), Aoife Coen for Amy Coen (59 mins).
Cork: Sarah Murphy; Katie Horgan, Clare O’Shea, Rachel Sheehan; Georgia Gould, Sarah Leahy, Jennifer Murphy; Ciara McCarthy, Eve Mullins; Laura O’Mahony, Emma Cleary, Rachel Murphy; Ellie Jack, Katie Quirke, Fiona Keating. Subs used: Abbie O’Mahony for Gould (43 mins), Sarah O’Brien for Jack (46 mins), Clare Nevin for Mullins (50 mins).
Referee: Gus Chapman (Sligo)
📸 **IN PICTURES**
Check out a selection of brilliant images (via @sportsfile) from the 2018 All-Ireland Minor A final between Galway and Cork, played at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on Sunday, July 15https://t.co/0WAruEqclA pic.twitter.com/XGBGedGQdc
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