Claregalway added the Connacht Minor Ladies Title to the Intermediate Crown won last weekend. They played Roscommon Champions Clann na Gael of Roscommon in the Connacht Minor Final on Sunday in Clonbern.
Played in ideal conditions Claregalway were quick to settle and had four points on the scoreboard before Clann na Gael got their first score. Claregalway were very much on top at midfield and with a good supply of ball to the forwards the scores continued and by halftime Claregalway were up 2–12 to 0–3.
Clann tried hard to get into the game after the break but the Claregalway defence were in fine form and weren’t giving away scores easily and limited Clan’s second half tally to three points. Good fast attacking football from Claregalway kept the scoreboard ticking over and at the final whistle had chalked up a fine tally of 2–22 to Clann na Gaels 0–6.
After the game Connacht President Kathleen Kane presented the Cup to winning captain Síofra Leonard. Ruth Horkan received the Player of the Game Trophy for her outstanding display at fullback.
Team: Deirdre Cullina, Eva Gilmore, Ruth Horkan, Elle Glynn, Karen Dowd, Eimile Gavin, Orla Murphy, Siobhan Gavin (0–1), Megan Glynn (0–4), Aislinn Newell (0–3), Síofra Leonard (0–3), Ciara Burke (0–1), Grace Cahill, Michelle Dunleavy (1–2), Louise Brennan (1–8), Niamh Fahy, Rebecca Hansberry, Caoimhe Moran, Laurie Moran, Anna Goldrick, Rachel Fahy, Christina Hanley, Shauna Doyle, Ciara Campbell, Aislinn Murphy, Andrea Glynn, Laura Field.
Back Row: Marty Dowd, Eva Gilmore, Rebecca Hansberry, Ciara Campbell, Dara Leonard, Laura Field, Louise Brennan, Megan Glynn, Siobhan Gavin, Rachel Fahy, Deirdre Cullina, Michelle Dunleavey, Shauna Doyle, Anna Goldrick, Laurie Moran, Aislinn Murphy, Jimmy Gavin.
Front Row: Elaine Goldrick, Christina Hanley, Orla Murphy, Karen Dowd, Niamh Fahy, Caoimhe Moran, Aislinn Newell, Ruth Horkan, Síofra Leonard, Ciara Burke, Elle Glynn, Eimile Gavin, Grace Cahill, Andrea Glynn, Gerry Moran.