Dublin crowned U16 Leinster champs!

  • May 07,2022

Leinster U16 A Final

Lawless Memorial Park, Swords

FT Dublin 3-09 (15) Meath 2-06 (12)

Dublin have won their first U16 provincial title since 2017 when they defeated Meath by three points on Saturday afternoon in Lawless Park, Sword’s home of Fingallians GAA club.

The home County lead at the half time break by 2-05 to 0-03 with the opening goals of the first half coming from St Jude’s sharpshooter, Eimear Kehoe. Ballyboden St Endas, Karrie Rudden was also in fine form up front for the sky blues contributing 5 points to her sides overall tally.

Meath as expected fought back bravely in the second half narrowing the deficit to withing three points following a Laura Campion goal but the key strike of the game came just on the 60th minute when Na Fianna’s Sophie O’Brien bagged Dublin’s third goal to see off the challenge of the Royal County and seal victory for the Dubs.

Dublin scorers: Eimear Kehoe 2-03, Karrie Rudden 0-05 (1f), Sophia O’Brien 1-00, Siobhan Birnie 0-01

Dublin subs: Lucy Aherne for Siobhan Birnie, Sophia O’Brien for Karrie Rudden, Siobhan Birnie for Maeve Moran, Rachel Hargan for Líadan Murphy, Maeve Moran for Kate O’Toole

Dublin v Meath: 1 Siobhán Cassidy-Fagan (Naomh Barróg), 2 Tessa Lambe (St Vincent's), 3 Elsa Kearney (O'Dwyers), 17 Eimear Kehoe (St Jude's), 5 Lily-May Conaty (Clontarf), 6 Aoife Robertson (Round Tower Clondalkin), 7 Ellie Doyle (St Sylvester's), 21 Maeve Moran (Clontarf),  9 Siobhan Birnie (Lucan Sarsfields), 10 Ellen Joyce (Fingallians), 11 Ellen Leddy Doyle (Clontarf), 12 Rebecca Nolan (Round Tower Clondalkin), 13 Kate O’Toole (St Sylvester's), 14 Karrie Rudden (Ballyboden St Endas), 15 Líadan Murphy (Kilmacud Crokes).  

Dublin panel v Meath: Lucy Ahern (Na Fianna), Alex Falvey (St Jude's), Ava Canty (Fingallians), Anna Marie Durkan (St Jude's), Maedbh le Roux (Cuala), Zoe Donnelly (St Sylvester's), Emma Moran (Ballyboden St Endas), Sophia O'Brien (Na Fianna), Áine Bresnan (St Oliver Plunkett Eoghan Ruadh), Aimee Dundon (Clontarf), Izzy Dowling (Clanna Gael Fontenoy), Alex Smyth (Ballyboughal),  Emily-Jane O'Connell Bell (Foxrock Cabinteely), Rachael Hargan (Na Fianna), Alison Garvey (Clontarf).

Dublin as Leinster champions will play the Connacht representatives in the All Ireland semi-final on Wednesday the 29th of June, details to be confirmed closer to the date.