6 September 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan 0-16
Galway 0-11

MONAGHAN senior ladies are through to their third blue riband final in six years thanks to a gritty 0-16 to 0-11 victory over Galway in their All-Ireland SFC semi-final duel at Kingspan/Breffni Park.

In what was a titanic struggle, both sides gave it their all but, ultimately, a late flurry of scores from the Oriel county served to book their passage through to yet another national decider.

Monaghan elected to start Yvonne Connell in the middle of the park along with the fully fit Amanda Casey while Eileen McKenna dropped to the bench.

Meanwhile Galway made one change with Gillian O’Connor starting in place of full forward Lorna Joyce.
Galway forced the pace in the initial minutes and were rewarded with a free that sailed wide, there was a strong wind and this decided the movement of the ball throughout the game.

Galway got themselves on the scoreboard within minutes with a fine point by Aoibheann Daly a player who exerted influence throughout.

Niamh Kindlon shot from a free sailed wide soon after but Therese Mc Nally got Monaghan on the score sheet with a good point in the 9th minute.

The game was …

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