Rhode defeat Edenderry in hard fought final

RHODE regained the Offaly Ladies Senior Football title on Sunday at the end of an attritional battle against old rivals Edenderry in O’Connor Park.

RHODE regained the Offaly Ladies Senior Football title on Sunday at the end of an attritional battle against old rivals Edenderry in O’Connor Park.

Rhode 1-8

Edenderry 0-6

In a game dominated by the respective defences, Rhode were that bit more clinical in attack with the decisive score being a superbly struck penalty from Mary Grogan eight minute into the second-half. In saying that Rhode hit 12 wides over the hour and they were also helped by the fact that the wind they played with in the frist-half all but disappeared after the break.

In saying that, Edenderry had their chances to win the game but a combination of the woodwork and some fine saves from Leanne Galvin kept the Rhode goal intact which was a key factor in the eventual outcome of the game. Edenderry only managed two points from play which was never going to be enough to win a county final.

See this week’s Offaly Express for full report on the game and photographic coverage