Schools: All square with Gilson NS and Donore

June 19, 2017

Donore's Erin Hughes with Zara Gilsena Gilson NS during the Girls Division 2/3 Shield final at Pairc Tailteann. TO VIEW A SELECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THIS GAME CLICK HERE

The Meath Cumann na mBunscol Girls football finals took place in Pairc Tailteann. There were seven titles up for grabs.

Gilson NS Oldcastle and Donore NS will have to do it all over again after this very entertaining draw in the second final of the day the Division 2/3 Shield.

Gilson NS Oldcastle 1-10 Donore NS 3-4

The Oldcsatle girls got a great start and playing with the elements hit six unanswered points in the opening ten minutes through Zara Gilsenan, team captain Ava Eager (3), Grainne Gibney and Leanne Moore. The large Gilson school following were stunned by two quick fire goals from Donore's Clodagh Marie O'Brien and Ciara Moonan and a point from Louise Craven gave them a surprise lead heading in to the final minutes. Oldcastle recovered and a hat trick of points from Eager gave them a 0-9 to 2-1 interval lead.

It was now Donore's turn to have the wind and 1-2 from Louise Craven in the opening ten minutes had them ahead. Gilson NS needed a score and Rebeca Buliga duly obliged with a goal to put them in front 1-10 to 3-3. Just when it seemed that the title was heading to the north Meath school Julie Green sent over the equaliser for Donore.

Donore NS: Jasmine Forde Dunne, Holly Farrell, Layla-Rose Barnett, Megan Kiernan, Katelyn O'Brien, Julie Green 0-1, Erin Hughes, Louise Craven 1-3, Saoirse Dixon, Ciara Moonan 1-0, Clodagh-Marie O'Brien 1-0. Subs: Kelsey Cudden Bishop, Katie Duffy, Kerri-Ann McGuinness, Jennifer Smith, Amy Clarke, Ella Rogers, Megan Murray, Mary O'Brien, Laura Gogarty, Ellen Jackson, Lauren Brady

Gilson NS Oldcastle: Ruth Cahill, Rebeca Buliga 1-1, Ailbhe Hetherton, Gabija Zebrauskaite, Keeva Reilly, Zara Gilsenan 0-1, Nicole McCabe, Gráinne Briody 0-1, Ava Eager 0-6, Emily Kellett, Ciara Caprani. Subs - Subs: Lisa Dunne, Leanne Moore 0-1, Amy Lynch Bird, Nicole Monaghan, Emma Gleeson, Amber Maxwell, Emily Mc Cann, Leah Mc Enroe, Orla Hetherton, Emma Lynch, Aisling Harten, Kamile Butvilaite, Anna Galligan, Caoimhe Taggart, Shannon McPartland Conroy, Megan Reilly, Jessica Caffrey, Jessica Boylan, Emma O'Reilly, Goda Majauskaite, Ema Usaityte

Referee Judie Donnellan

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