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St. Leo's College Carlow win second All-Ireland Football Title

St. Leo's College Carlow beat Coláiste na Sceilge of Kerry to win the All-Ireland Colleges Ladies A title at Croagh, Co. Limerick on Saturday, 9th April. This was two All-Irelands in a row for the school.

St. Leo's were simply magnificent on the day as they coasted to a comprehensive victory, beating Coláiste na Sceilge on a scoreline of 3-13 to 1-2.

 

 

 

 

 


"It was a fantastic team effort. All the girls were fantastic," said captain Sinead Doogue in her interview with the local Carlow newspaper 'The Nationalist'.

St. Leo's took an early lead and survived a few early scares before turning up the heat. Coláiste na Sceilge grimly held on but a five-minute spell just before half time decided the outcome.

St. Leo's joint coach Brendan Hayden sang the praises of the team. "They are very focussed and they are a bunch that wants to succeed. They are blessed with talent and are a crop you don't get too often. It is a pleasure to work with them."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured above St. Leo's captain Sinead Doogue is presented with the All-Ireland Colleges cup by President of the Ladies Football Association, Pat Quill.

Teacher, Veronica Doyle, echoed Hayden's sentiments. "They are a super team with a super commitment and dedication to football. A pleasure and a dream to work with," she stated.