You can read issue #45 of the digital edition of the Premier Newspaper. View Archive.

View all Articles

Brilliant Tipperary Town advance to last 16 of Girls U14 National Cup

Published 1 year ago 19th February 2022 by Jamie O’Flaherty

Tipperary Town 1-0 Drumbar United

A Leah McGrath goal 10 minutes from time was enough to earn Tipperary Town a place in the last 16 of the U/14 National Cup in a hugely competitive tie at the Canon Hayes Sports Complex.

The Tipperary Town U/14 team

McGrath’s strike was worthy of winning any match and showed once more the importance of the Irish International to the Tipperary side.

In truth however Tipperary Town had heroines all over the pitch. Fi Phelan was assured in goal and alert whenever called upon, Kate Nugent, Claire Gubbins, Aine Leahy and Sara Strade were solid in defence, Laura Kennedy, Niamh Nugent, Grace Hogan and Lily Flannery covered every blade of grass in midfield, while Leah McGrath and Sinead Nugent were a constant threat in attack.

To their credit Drumbar United gave absolutely everything they had and were right in this game up to the final minute. Sarah McGuinness and Emily Slator were brilliant throughout, as was goalkeeper Mcardle who denied the home side on a number of occasions.

It was a cup tie where every ball was contested and swung from end to end for large periods.

Megan Gallagher had the best opportunity in the first half when she found space just outside the box but her effort was dealt with by Phelan.

At the other end, McGrath went close with a free kick as did Hogan but both attempts were saved by Mcardle.

As time went on it looked like this game would go to extra time and indeed penalties until McGrath stole the show.

With just 10 minutes remaining she got onto a through ball in the area and brilliantly guided her left-footed effort beyond the advancing Mcardle to find the top corner.

The Drumbar United side who contributed to a magnificent game

Drumbar responded like all top sides do and forced a number of corners in the closing stages.

However, they could never open up a solid Tipperary Town defence who stood firm to see out the contest and advance to the last 16.

Sports News

Other Articles

Recent Articles

Popular Articles

The Leahy’s: From Tubberadora To Croke Park…
Rugby to a Welshman….
Sometimes sport offers us a magical moment
Barlow shows Church no mercy
Child injured in Ballyporeen accident
A Marathon of a Year
Adult Education Awards Ceremony in The Carraig…
Cuan Saor and Tipperary Rape Crisis mark…
Commercials Pour Out The Fine Wine
Finding Nemo
What is the menopause?
Tipperary Farmer Announced as 2022 Farming for…
The Tipperary Business Awards 2022 Winners
It is time to decouple sport and…
International Day of Peace celebrated in Tipperary…
Desmond Tutu, Clonmel and South Tipperary
RehabCare Farmer’s Market Day at Knocklofty Resource…
I saw an excellent piece of refereeing.…
Putting Sport in Perspective
New motorbike for Little Blue Hero Joey
New jerseys in honour of Jack Downey
The heat is on
Rock of Cashel included in new World…
Fethard community bids fond farewell to Presentation…
Turkeys and Christmas
Judge rules the roost as Fairview are…
No Famine for Tipperary Football
Why do we allow ourselves to lose…
‘Tell Us A Story’ Competition Winners Announced
Wilderness claim First Division League title with…
Olympiad Bronze for Rockwell student
Church at St Luke’s Clonmel deconsecrated
Big John reports on Saturday nights senior…
Classy Display for Tipp Minor Footballers
APRIL 1972- APRIL 2022 ———- 50 YEARS…
Tipperary U20’s bow out
Shark Infested Waters Ahead
US Masters Prime Suspect
GAA and GPA: It’s time to define…
Dream Time
Fil Embarks On Fundraising Walk
Clonmel Town lose to defending champions in…
Annerville committee to posthumously acknowledge Bloody Sunday…
Raising of the Flags signals day of…
Farewell to a gentleman, Sean Nyhan RIP
Vegetation to be cleared from footpaths at…
Tipp-Based Company Launch Online Platform For Coffee…
Look at Linfield and Learn!

Recent Comments

  • No recent comments available.