Dramatic Ulster win for St. Enda’s ladies

October 4th, 2014 | Ladies Football (Senior)

Winning goalscorer Orlagh Mullan (left) celebrates with her team mates after Saturday's dramatic win in Healy Park.

Winning goalscorer Orlagh Mullan (left) celebrates with her team mates after Saturday’s dramatic win in Healy Park.

Ulster Club Ladies Intermediate Football Championship

St Enda’s 2-7
Mullahoran 1-9

What is it about Omagh St Enda’s and late goals?  Last weekend the senior men snatched the Tyrone senior title with a last gasp goal, this afternoon it was the turn of the ladies. A goal from midfielder Clodagh Mullan broke Mullahoran hearts and sealed Omagh’s place in the last four of the Ulster Intermediate Club championship with a remarkable 2-7 to 1-9 win at Healy Park.

Omagh were far from impressive, however, as they failed to get into their rhythm but still should have been out of sight by the break, hitting nine wides, two of those goal chances. Instead it was the strong Cavan champions spearheaded by Una Brady, Gearldine Sheridan and Aisling Sheridan who finished the half stronger with a super Aishling Sheridan goal cancelling out Hayley Ballard’s early effort. Half-time score – St. Enda’s 1-3, Mullahoran 1-5.

Omagh responded to level things by the 45th minute thanks to points from McCrossan, McElduff and Collins but a bug that struck the Omagh camp this week was taking its toll, Charmaine Gormley withdrawn and unable to continue as Colleen McCullagh, Ballard and Ward also struggled to shake of the affects of illness.

The Cavan side battled back and took a grip on this competitive quarter final, edging ahead again with a Kate Smith free. Cara McCrossan pulled a point back but with minutes to go Laura Sheridan left two between the sides and it looked to be enough. Omagh, however, remained calm and they were rewarded at the death, working the ball to within striking distance on several occasions before a pass found Mullan who ran through to drill home the match winner.

There was still time for a couple of chances at both ends but Christiane Hunter, Ward and Nicola Donnelly closed things down snuffing out the Cavan threat as the Tyrone champions advanced.

St Enda’s scorers – Hayley Ballard 1-0 Clodagh Mullan 1-0, Sairse McElduff 0-2, Cara McCrossan 0-2, Terri McCullagh 0-2, Emma Collins 0-1

St. Enda's 2014-10-04 119 v Mullahoran

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