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Brilliant Byron goal seals Minor ‘B’ ladies football triumph for St Conleth’s

St Conleth’s 4-9 Ballyroan 2-14
Laois Ladies MFC ‘B’ Final

A bullet of a goal from Aoibhe Byron in the final minute of extra time finally settled an absorbing Minor ‘B’ ladies football final today in favour of St Conleth’s in Annanough.

A couple of late points from Byron in normal time looked like enough for St Conleth’s as they came from behind to go one ahead with time almost up.

But a brave Ballyroan side landed an equaliser – and extra time was needed to separate the sides.

The game swung both ways in extra time and though another Conleth’s goal had the sides level again with time almost up, a Ballyroan free gave them the lead once more.

However, from the next St Conleth’s attack, Byron,a daughter of former Laois footballer Fergal, got possession in front of goal and fired an unstoppable effort to the back of the net.

Ballyroan couldn’t manufacture another score and the final whistle sounded shortly, greeted with delight by the St Conleth’s crew and dismay by Ballyroan who had played their part in a fine contest.

ST CONLETH’S: Niamh McCann; Ciara Doyle, Eleanore Holland, Siofra Dillon; Aoibhe Hoary, Alice Kerins, Hayley Murray; Aoife Cummins, Melissa Donnelly; Sinead Slevin, Holly Hanway, Rachel Donogher; Hannah O’Mahony, Aoibhe Byron, Megan Murray. Subs: Roisin Keogh, Aibhin McCann, Ava Luttrell, Olivia Little, Eimear Gildea, Seren Roberts, Orlagh Gildea, Rose Dunne, Logan Wrafter, Sarah Hyland, Niamh Fenlon

BALLYROAN: Grace Fox; Clodagh Gee, Ella Shore, Ruby Nuzam; Millie Thomas, Isabelle McWey, Kellie Ann Devery; Kaylee O’Keeffe, Tara McDonald; Lauren Mulhall, Amy Lacey, Shannon Kelly; Finola Kehoe, Emma Carney, Laoise Dunne.

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