Final Score: Fingal Ravens 4-13 Trinity Gaels 2-13
Fingal Ravens Ladies Adult team take the Shield title against Trinity Gaels in another closely fought game. They’d drawn their match together a month ago, so both sides knew they’d have to be at the top of their game to win. Trinity Gaels started brightest, playing at a fast tempo and overwhelming the Ravens who too readily went for the long hopeful ball rather than short accurate passes. The Ravens are too good to fall too far behind, but against the Trinity Gaels you really can’t drop the ball and give away half chances. Everything changed after the first water break. Whatever was said, the Ravens were a different prospect from then on, keeping their cool going forward with some really patient build up and making terrific runs from deep to take the lead. All that hard work meant legs became tired in the second half. Trinity Gaels sensed it and fought back hard, and for a while it seemed like the Ravens couldn’t shift the ball out of their own half. The Gaels came close but just couldn’t capitalise on their chances when they needed to. The Ravens somehow found another gear and stretched their lead, lots of snappy give and go balls from supporting players, and the calmness to run down the clock given the opportunity . Cracking game of football between two well-matched teams, and a great win to take home.
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