This senior ladies league decider at a well-presented Greencastle on Sunday proved another good advert for ladies football, writes Damien Donnelly.
An Charraig Mhor finished their season on a high note when getting the better of St Macartan’s who had defeated them in the championship final two months previous.
Carrickmore enjoyed the greater majority of scoreboard productivity in the first 30 minutes, at the end of which they established a sizeable 1-8 to 0-3 lead despite a yellow card reducing their numbers to 14 for 10 minutes.
That 1-8 tally comprised a Gemma Begley penalty goal after five minutes, backed up by five Begley points(four frees) plus a Sinead McAleer brace in open play and a Lynette McShane single.
Cathy Donnelly(0-2) and Joline Donnelly replied for St Macartan’s in half one but they went into half-time eight points adrift.
The second half saw St Macartan’s recover from one yellow card sit-out themselves and gallantly fight back into contention; Cathy Donnelly and Joline Donnelly to the fore with points before Cathy slammed home an equalising major in the closing stages.
The game was poised at 1-10 each when the St Colmcilles won a second penalty and Gemma Begley made no mistake for her second goal.
A Late Cathy Donnelly point was not enough to deny An Charraig Mhor the league title as happy captain Etaoine O’Kane took delivery of the trophy for the St Colmcille squad.