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SFAI Inter League National Finals – Day 2:

West Cork the winners at 12’s Boys:

The 12’s Boys Trophy has been won by West Cork thanks to an Ethan O’Donovan hat-trick that put his side 3-0 up. Leon Kelly pulled one back for Tipperary South but West Cork defended very well to take the win.

Black and Amber joy in 15’s Boys:

A goal in either half from Eoin Sumner saw Kilkenny record a 2-0 win over Tipperary South in the 15’s Boys Trophy.

Gold for the Green and Red of Mayo in 12’s Girls:

It was Wexford that started the brightest in this 12’s Girls Bowl final and went ahead thanks to a Sarah O’Leary goal. Ava Mitchel equalised for Mayo before half time in a game that was end to end with both keepers making vital saves. And in the second half it was Emily Coleman that became the Mayo hero heading home the winner from a corner giving them a 2-1 victory.

South defeats the North in 15’s Girls Cup:

Tipperary South were cheered on by a huge crowd and they saw goals from Leah McGrath and Grace Hogan to put them 2-0 up at half time against the MGL North. The next goal would be vital and it was McGrath again who wrapped up the win for Tipperary South 3-0 as she carried on her hot scoring streak that saw her win the Golden Boot at the recent Gaynor Cup.

Cork on top in 13’s Girls Cup:

This is another game that could have gone either way with Cork just getting the better of Sligo/Leitrim 2-1 in the 13’s Girls Cup decider. Sophia Redmond and Meave Deasy got the Cork goals with Ellen getting the Sligo/Leitrim goal.

Galway Girls on song in 13’s Girls:

Two goals from Holly O’Leary and one from Arabella Fallon saw Galway defeat MGL North 3-0 in the 13’s Girls Bowl decider.

Barry the hero as Cork take 16’s Boys Cup

Cork and Galway was always going to be a tight game and the 16’s Boys Cup final was certainly that. Both sides couldn’t be separated in full time or in extra time and so it needed the dreaded penalty shoot-out to provide the winner.

On the 6th penalty Cork keeper Rob Barry proved to be the hero saving the Galway spot kick to ensure another National soccer title was heading Leeside.

Kildare survive late Lonford fightback to take the 15’s Girls Shield:

Goals from Rebecca Kavanagh and Aiobhinn Birchall put Kildare 2-0 up in the 15’s Girls Shield final. But as the game entered the final quarter Longford showed great fighting spirit to level the match through goals from Mia Campbell and Mia Murtagh. But with extra time looming Keelin Dermody got the winner for Kildare after another great advert for the girl’s game.

Goals Galore in the 16’s Girls Shield:

Longford got off to the perfect start in the 16’s Girls Shield to lead 3-1 but Waterford turned it around in the second half and not alone levelled up the game but took a 4-3 lead. And it got better for Waterford as they added a 5th to wrap up the win.

Micheala Hand 2 and Mia Campbell got the goals that put Longford ahead but then Zara Corcoran hit form and four goals with Brianne Hutchinson getting their fifth.

Girls 16’s Bowl the final final of a fiesta of underage football:

After two wonderful days of Schoolboy Girls finals across three venues the final final was the 16’s Girls Shield between the home League South Tipperary and Wexford.

South Tipperary took the lead in the first half directly from a free kick thanks to Ava Dolan and mid-way through the second half added a second from the penalty spot, Leah McGrath, to secure the win and the final trophy.

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