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Late goals see Offaly champions Naomh Ciaran seal Leinster title

Late goals see Offaly champions Naomh Ciaran seal Leinster title

Offaly champions Naomh Ciaran claimed the Leinster Ladies Football Intermediate Club title on Sunday with a 2-15 to 3-5 win over Dublin side Clann na Gael.

They had to do it the hard way coming back from three points down at half-time to record a seven point victory.

The Dublin side made the better start in a low scoring opening and were 1-2 to 0-1 ahead after 13 minutes. They added a second goal before half-time to move into a six point lead but Naomh Ciaran finished the half stronger kicking the last three points to halve the deficit.

They carried that momentum into the second-half and by the 36th minute, they had drawn level with three more unanswered points.

The Offaly side began to pull away but were hauled back when the Dublin side hit their third goal seven minutes from time.
However that would prove to be their final score as Naomh Ciaran were the side with the sprint finish available to claim the victory.

After a point put them back in front, Naomh Ciaran finished the game with two late goals to seal the Leinster title with substitute Roisin Ennis scoring both in a hugely dramatic finish.

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