Bantry Blues 1-3
BANTRY Blues’ ladies hopes of lifting an All-Ireland title for the first time were dashed by the Vikki Wall inspired Dunboyne in the ladies’ club junior decider at a rain-lashed Gaelic Grounds in Limerick this afternoon.
The Cork and Munster champions trailed 1-3 to 0-1 at half time, with Aoife O’Driscoll scoring a free for the Bantry women in that opening period.
Meath minor Vikki Wall was emerging as the star of the show and scored 1-2 in the first half, following by four more points in a second half where Bantry came more into the game.
However, Dunboyne outscored Bantry by five points to one in the first 20 minutes of the second half to lead 1-8 to 0-2 inside the final ten minutes – the Blues would rue a number of bad wides.
Aoife O’Driscoll did pull a goal back for Bantry (1-8 to 1-2) to offer brief hope of a comeback, but Wall scored two more points for the Meath side who fully deserved this win.
Dunboyne: Vikki Wall 1-6, Fiona O’Neill, Shelly Melia, Ann-Marie Moffatt, Aoife Thompson (f) 0-1 each.
Bantry Blues: Aoife O’Driscoll 1-1 (1f), Libby Coppinger, Rachel Murphy (f) 0-1 each.