Saturday 19 January 2019

Peat summed up courageof the Blues

THE Jackies put their bodies on the line to reach the TG4 All-Ireland Ladies SFC final in Croke Park at the end of the month.

Kerry proved difficult enough, but Galway upped the tempo even more in Cusack Park on Saturday afternoon.

Everytime Galway attacked, they carried menace. And with Dublin ahead by four points, but reduced to 14 players, Galway were closing in on goal again.

Not far from Dublin's goal, a thunderbolt of a shot was blocked by Dublin corner-forward Lindsay Peat with her head.

Talk about taking one for the team!

Peat also displayed a slice of Coolock courage earlier in that second half when she flew through the air to palm in a right wing centre from Siobhan Woods.

It was Carla Rowe that produced Dublin's second goal, a rising strike after Sinead Aherne had created the opening with 12 minutes left.

The Blues won by four points in the end, 2-14 to 1-13. The stern challenge didn't surprise manager, Gregory McGonigle.

"Having managed Monaghan for a few years, and seeing Galway beat them last week, I knew Galway were going to be a serious threat," stated Gregory.

"But our players showed a serious work ethic and they got their reward for it."

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