It was heartbreak for the girls of Ballinamore Post Primary in the Pat The Baker Post Primary Schools Senior C Final 2007 as they lost by 1 goal.
The game was played yesterday (Tuesday) in Cavan and the final result in a relatively low Scóring encounter was:
Ballinamore Post Primary 1-04
St Catherines (Armagh) 2-04
U16C FINAL Ballinamore, Leitrim 1-4 St. Catherines, Armagh 2-4
Roared on by eleven bus loads of supporters St. Catherines Armagh claimed the All Ireland U16C title at the expense of Ballinamore Post Primary Scholl yesterday. As early as the second minute St. Catherines had a great goal chance however Leitrim keeper Niamh Mc Govern made a great save from Finnoula Rodgers. The Armagh side made no mistake two minutes later when full forward Aoife Lennon found herself one on one with the keeper and buried to the net. The excellent Lennon then followed with two points, one from a free to put her side five ahead entering the second quarter. Ballinamore opened their account in the 18th minute when midfielder Clare Plunkett fired a thirty five metre free goal ward. St. Catherines keeper Terri Powell did manÓge to get a hand on it put unfortunately for her she pushed it upwards and into the net. Ballinamore continued to press and were rewarded with another point from Ciara Mc Loughlin in the 28th minute which left the midway score 1-2 to 1-1 in favour of St. Catherines. Both sides missed good goal chances early in the second half before Emma Mullen pointed for St. Catherines. Ballinamore refused to lie down and points from Sheila Walshe and Claire Plunkett brought them level entering the final quarter. A point from a free by Claire Plunkett in the 47th minute put Ballinamore ahead for the first time. Aoife Lennon was then denied by the woodwork before Tanya Mc Coy fired over to level matters once again. The winning score, a goal then arrived with just three minutes remaining.
Player of the Match was Clare Plunkett, Ballinamore
Photos (24 pages) of the game are available on our photo gallery.
25-Apr-07 by Ladies GAA