Tipperary LGFA Lidl Division Two League Champions 201806 May 2018
We extend our congratulations to the Tipperary LGFA side on winning the Lidl division two league title this afternoon in Parnell Park
Lidl Division Two League Final
Tipperary 0-21 Cavan 3-11
Are there enough superlatives to describe the Tipperary LGFA side? The grit, determination and no end of skill has seen them capture the Division Three title last year as well as claiming the All-Ireland intermediate crown before today, at the first time of asking, they have won the Division Two trophy and will be playing top flight league football next year. They truly are a remarkable side.
And yet they do so while giving supporters plenty of reasons to think they might be having a heart attack and no more so than right at the finish when referee Stephen McNulty out stretched his arms to indicate a Cavan penalty with a mere thirty seconds left on the clock and one point separating the sides. However, after consulting with his umpires he decided to throw-in the ball instead and Tipperary gained possession before the final whistle gave the signal for well-deserved celebrations. Match officials are easily criticised but in this case the referee deserves huge plaudits and a lot of respect for consulting with his match officials and admitting he was wrong and throwing in the ball.
The Cahir duo of Aishling Moloney and Aisling McCarthy were in fine form kicking over an amazing fifteen points between them with Moloney deserving the player of the match accolade. Indeed, her second-half point from forty yards and superb catch under pressure was worth the admission fee alone and shows why she is one of the top forwards in Ireland right now. Orla O’ Dwyer is another who deserves huge credit after playing for the Tipperary camogie side last night in their Munster semi-final win over Limerick and coming out again today and performing heroics for the county.
Fittingly, captain Samatha Lambert paid tribute to the late Rachel Kenneally in her acceptance speech, a tribute that was widely endorsed by all the panel and supporters. The team can now look forward to the championship with huge confidence and who’s to say that we wont be singing their praises again in Croke Park later this year?
Tipperary Scorers A McCarthy (0-10, 6f), A Moloney (0-5), M Morrissey (0-2), G O’Brien(0-1), R Howard(0-1), J Grant (0-1), N Lonergan (0-1).
Cavan Scorers A Sheridan (2-0), B Sheridan (0-5, 2f), R O’Keeffe (1-2), A Maguire (0-2, 2f), D English (0-1), S Greene (0-1).
Tipperary L Fitzpatrick, AR Kennedy, M Curley, E Buckley; B Condon, S Lambert (C), C Condon, J Grant, G O’Brien (S Condon 52), M Morrissey, A McCarthy, N Lonergan; O O’Dwyer, A Moloney, R Howard. Substitutions K Davey for Howard
Cavan E Baugh; R Doonan, L Fitzpatrick, J Moore; S Greene (capt.), S O’Sullivan (A Cornyn, 49), N Byrd; C Dolan, D English; G McGlade, B Sheridan, A Sheridan; R O’Keeffe (B Farrelly Magee, 43), A Maguire, C Finnegan. Substitutions: C Smith for Finnegan
Referee: Stephen McNulty, Wicklow.
— The Nationalist (@TheNationalist) May 6, 2018
— Sarah O' Dwyer (@SarahODwyer1) May 6, 2018
— Brian Egan (@bokane82) May 6, 2018
What @TippLadiesFB have done in the space of 18 months is phenomenal. Winning Division 3, winning the Intermediate All Ireland, and now winning Division 2 – with only a single match lost along the way. A great team to watch. Comhghairdeas @MoloneyAishling, @mariacurley4 & Co 🙌🏻 pic.twitter.com/80fkMae3x3
— Elaine Buckley (@ElaineBucko) May 6, 2018
What drama here In the final minute . Penalty claim by Cavan reversed ! Tipp win div 2 by 2 points 21 points 3:11 . Back to back titles for @TippLadiesFB . Div 1 next year . Congrats all 💪💪 @TippFMSport @MunsterLGFA @LadiesFootball
— Tipp Ladies Football (@TippLadiesFB) May 6, 2018
— Peter Acheson (@PeterAcheson) May 6, 2018
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