Tesco Homegrown All-Ireland Ladies Football Junior Club Championship Final – Na Gaeil (Kerry) 2-27 Dunedin Connollys (Edinburgh) 1-5

Na Gaeil (Kerry) defeated Dunedin Connollys (Edinburgh) by 2-27 to 1-5 in the Tesco Homegrown All-Ireland Ladies Football Junior Club Championship Final on Saturday November 30th at Crettyard.

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Tesco Homegrown Ladies junior club football finals

Compiled by Jackie Cahill

Kerry outit Na Gaeil hammered Scottish club Dunedin Connolly’s of Edinburgh to win the Tesco Homegrown All-Ireland junior ladies club football final. Na Gaeil ran out comprehensive winners by 2-27 to 1-5 in the final, played at Crettyard, county Laois. At half-time, Na Gaeil led by 2-15 to 0-2, with the goals scored by Kate Anne O’Connor and Emily Brick. Nevertheless, it’s been a landmark campaign for Dunedin, who won the British championship and the junior section of the Páidí Ó’Sé tournament in Kerry. Wicklow native Caoilfhionn Deeney scored a second half consolation goal for outclassed Dunedin.

TESCO Homegrown All-Ireland junior ladies club football final.

Dunedin Connolly’s (Edinburgh) v Na Gaeil (Kerry)

Venue: Crettyard GAA Club

Throw In: 1:30pm

Dunedin are chasing a unique double, having become the first Scottish club to win the all-Britain championship in September. It has been a landmark season for Dunedin, as the club also won the junior section of the Páidí Ó’Sé tournament in Kerry. Since winning the British championship, Dunedin saw off Shane O’Neill’s of Armagh in the All-Ireland quarter-final and St. Helen’s of Longford in the semi-final.

But Dunedin won’t have faced anything like the sheer talent that is Na Gaeil’s Kerry All Star Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh. And while Dunedin have developed a penchant for scoring goals, they’re also capable of leaking a big score at the other end. Na Gaeil hammered Shannon Gaels of Roscommon by 4-17 to 0-5 in their All-Ireland semi-final and they should do enough to lift national silverware on Saturday afternoon.

Verdict: Na Gaeil