Cappagh claimed the Grade 2 League Title in what turned out to be a superb game of football on Tuesday evening in Clogher. Aghaloo began the contest the livelier of the two teams and a well-rehearsed move from the throw in saw them grab the first point of the game. The Cappagh girls who were playing against the wind soon settled the nerves with a point of their own from Ella McBride. The girls in blue had most of the possession for the remainder of the first quarter however they couldn’t convert the chances into scores due to a combination of some wayward shooting and some fine defending from the Aghaloo girls. A further exchange of scores including a high looping shot from McBride which found its way to the back of the Aghaloo net left the score 1.02 to 3 points. Cappagh were then dealt a blow when young defender Aoibh Tracey who had been having a fantastic game was forced off with an injury. The remainder of the half saw both defences hold firm with only a further point being registered before the short whistle.
Half Time Score Cappagh 1.02 – 0.04 Aghaloo
The second half started with Aghaloo scoring a point to bring the game level, and it wasn’t long before they had added to that when a scrappy shot somehow made its way to the back of the Cappagh net to leave 3 between the teams. Cappagh responded well and tagged on the next 3 scores to level the game again at 1.05 apiece. A further two scores each from both teams saw the game level again at 1.07 as the ref blew for the second water break. The final 15 minutes was a tense affair. Aghaloo raised another white flag to take the lead but to their credit the Cappagh girls responded well to the challenge and kicked the next two points to wrestle the lead back from their opponents. Aghaloo were looking the more dangerous of the two sides at this point in the game but two brilliant interventions in the Cappagh rear-guard, one from full back Aliz Marko and an even better one from goalkeeper Anna Harper saw them hang onto the lead. As the game approached the final few seconds Centre Half Back Leah Daly stepped up to kick a superb score from distance to give the Cappagh girls a lead of two points, the restart from that score saw the referee sound the full time whistle to leave Cappagh victorious on a score of 1.10 – 1.08.
Tyrone Ladies chairperson Grainne Donnelly presented the League trophy to the winning Captain Clodagh Condron.