Ladies’ football in Kerry is on a high going into this Wednesday’s U16 ‘A’ All-Ireland final against Dublin at McDonagh Park, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary at 7pm.
The Kerry ladies’ team, which includes Cordal’s Kayla O’Connor and Labhaoise Walmsley from Castleisland, cruised past Mayo on a scoreline of 4-15 to 9 points in the semi-final recently. However, they will be expecting tougher opposition from the Dubs in the final this week.
An almost life-sized poster of the girls and a ‘Good Luck’ message has been strapped to a pole at Lower Main Street since last week.
After a slow opening half against Mayo, the Kerry ladies went in 1-8 to 0-7 ahead. They re-emerged from the break and became unrecognisable as they began the total destruction of the westerners to set up Wednesday’s final test with Kerry’s old enemy.
Good luck to Kayla and Labhaoise – to whom sporting success is no stranger and there is no inherent fear of going that extra yard to grab and embrace victory.
Best wishes to the team and its mentors in their efforts to add to the honour and glory of Kerry football by creating their own bit of history tomorrow evening.
It isn’t a long way to Tipperary anymore and the Kerry ladies can expect a huge turn-out of support from the county as they strive to overcome Kerry’s greatest footballing foe.
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