Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club pitch was in tip-top shape to welcome the Dublin Ladies Football Team and management for their Lidl National Football League Round 2 game against Kerry at 2pm on Sunday.
The Dubs came down to The Kingdom with a new manager, Mick Bohan and returned with the full set of points from the game.
They overcame a strong Kerry challenge in the second half to claim the spoils on a scoreline of 1-8 to 0-8.
Great Point Taking
Some great point taking from Kerry’s corner forward, Louise Ní Mhuirchearthaigh and an outstanding example of long range scoring from Player of the Match award winner, Lorraine Scanlon wasn’t enough to break the hold the Dubliners kept on their lead until the final whistle.
Dublin has its inspirational captain and corner forward, Sinéad Aherne to thank for this win as she kicked six points of their tally for the day.
Player of the Match
However, when it came to picking the Player of the Match winner, Lorraine Scanlon stood head and shoulders over all the others.
This is Kerry’s second defeat in the 2017 league campaign and they’ll be anxious to get on a more even keel as the season progress towards the championship.
Kerry’s next outing is another home game against Donegal later this month while the Dubs face the other great power in the ladies game, Cork.
Kerry lined out as follows: Elaine O’Sullivan, Southern Gaels; Ciara Murphy, Foxrock / Cabinteely; Aislinn Desmond, Rathmore; Eilis Lynch, Castleisland Desmonds; Laura Rogers, Austin Stacks; Caroline Kelly, Southern Gaels, Captain; Denise Hallisey, Inbhear Scéine Gaels; Lorraine Scanlon, Castleisland Desmonds; Emma Sherwood, Firies; Anna Galvin, Southern Gaels; Amanda Brosnan, Dr. Crokes; Miriam O’Keeffe, Finuge / St. Senan’s; Sarah Houlihan, Beaufort; Megan O’Connell, Southern Gaels; Louise Ni Mhuircheartaigh, Corca Dhuibhne. Kerry Substitutes: Eilish O’Leary for Miriam O’Keeffe, Erin Finucane for Sarah Houlihan, Jackie Horgan for Anna Galvin. Manager: Graham Shine.
The game was refereed by Keith Delahunty from Tipperary.
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