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Kellie Cahalane stars as Fr Mathews win Division 1 play-off final

March 2nd, 2018 12:31 PM

By Kieran McCarthy

Fr Mathew's Kellie Cahalane, from Castletownshend, takes a selfie after their Women's Division One play-off final win last Saturday.

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‘KELLIE’S one player that I wouldn’t want to go into war without,’ Fr Mathews coach James Fleming insists.

‘Look at what she did in our final last weekend,’ he points out, ‘When we were a point down with less than two minutes left, it was Kellie who drove us on and pushed up ahead.

‘She’s a battler, a warrior, aggressive on the court, a born winner.’

As you’ve probably guessed, coach Fleming is a fan of the Castletownshend woman who is joint captain of the Fr Mathews team that won the Women’s Division One play-off final last weekend, beating Marble City Hawks 48-43.

This is the second piece of silverware that Kellie and Fr Mathews have won in recent months, also getting their hands on the senior women’s National Cup title at the end of January.

‘In the three years I’ve been with the team, Kellie has got better and better,’ Fleming says.

‘She’s a very important player for us, it’s her will to win and her want to win that makes her so valuable, and drives the team on. She’s been one of our best players this season.’

Kellie scored six points as Fr Mathews got the better of Marble City Hawks at the WIT Arena in Waterford, and her lay-up with 1.44 to go put the Cork team ahead 44-43, and Hollie Herlihy extended the lead after this.

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