Monday 24 October 2016

Dublin's Super Sixteens still the Leinster champs

WHAT a game . . . in Clane. The Dubs are Leinster U16 champions for the sixth successive year.

That's some feat. But the Royals deserve much credit to.

In short, it was a Clane corker. Both sides left the arena to a standing ovation.

The score-board read: Dublin 3-10; Meath 1-10. The pace and the skill of both teams was a fabulous advert for the game.

Meath haven't won the Leinster chalice since 2009. They gave it everything. Dublin dug deep.

The Blues were ahead at the break, 2-4 to 0-8. Rachel Brennan and Ciara McDunphy got the goals.

Meath kept toiling away. They scored a tidy cluster of points.

But within four minutes of the restart, Dublin captain, Clara O'Sullivan, produced 1-1.

Meath replied with a goal from Ailbhe Leahy on 40 minutes.

But then the Dubs hit three points without reply.

These important scores came from Michelle Carey, Danielle Lawless and the brilliant Caoimhe O'Connor.

The depth of Dublin's squad was underlined when Aoibhe Bell and Dearbhla Snow came off the bench and injected freshness to the stage.

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