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Sigersons Ladies Advance To Ulster Quarter Finals.
On a very nervous night for the Sigersons ladies, who were playing in their first ever Ulster championship game, the Tyrone champions played some excellent football. They had outstanding performances from Ciara Mc Gill who top scored with 2-8 for her side and Lorraine Conwell 0-2 while Morgan Mc Glynn was superb at the back. The teams went in at half time level 0-9 to 1-6 with the goal for St John Bosco coming from Niamh Monaghan. Rachel Brennan led the attacking charge from the half back line scoring two points from play.
In the second half Sigersons were dealt a blow when Donna Devine went off with a nasty injury to her arm. Sigersons then struck with a great goal from Ciara Mc Gill and a point from Zara O Hagan. St John’s responded with a fantastic goal of their own coming from star player Michaela Downey who was at the heart of everything positive that the Down girls did.
Lorraine Conwell hit the crossbar with a fine effort from distance. St John’s were leading going into the final stages and seemed favourites to win when Sigersons key player Tori McLaughlin received a blow to the face and was forced off. However Sigersons never say die attitude kicked in and they stepped it up a notch to win a free kick which Ciara Mc Gill converted to level the game.
It was looking more and more like a replay would be needed to separate the teams before Mc Gill struck again. This point was followed by a tremendous goal which made sure that Sigersons won by four points at the end of a pulsating game of football.
Sigersons can now look forward to a fixture in the quarter finals of Ulster as well as a league final against Loughmacrory on Saturday next.
St John Bosco had great performances from Michaela Downey 1-5 and her sister Aoibhean Downey along with Orlagh Mc Logan and Emma Walsh.
Ciara Mc Gill 2-8
Rachael Brennan 0-2
Lorraine Conwell 0-2
Hollie Friel 0-1
Zara O Hagan 0-1
Strabane Sigersons. 2-14
St John Bosco. 2-10