Goals prove costly as St Brigid’s bow out

ST Brigid’s quest for provincial glory came to an end in agonising circumstances last weekend when they lost out in extra-time to Eire Og of Greystones in the semi-final.

ST Brigid’s quest for provincial glory came to an end in agonising circumstances last weekend when they lost out in extra-time to Eire Og of Greystones in the semi-final.

Eire Óg Greystones (Wicklow) 2-11

St Brigid’s 0-12 (aet)

The final scoreline was very harsh on the Croghan side who lead the game in extra-time before falling to a late barrage from their opponents.

Laz Molloy’s charges made the long trip to Aughrim with their confidence bolstered after back to back wins in the Leinster Intermediate Club Football Championship over Killeshin of Laois and Wexford champions St Martin’s

It looked as if they were going to make it three wins in a row as they opened up a four point lead by half-time but they were caught cold in the second half with a goal from the home side and they needed a late point from Christy Maguire to force the game to extra-time.

In the added periods Greystones added a second and ultimately decisive goal as St Brigid’s brave challenge came to an end as the Wicklow side go on to face Confey of Kildare in the final.

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