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Sheridan's late show seals Cavan win

Ladies Intermediate Final

Cavan 1-14 Tipperary 1-12: Bronagh Sheridan's late penalty sealed Cavan's victory in Sunday's TG4 All-Ireland ladies intermediate football championship final at Croke Park.

The Breffni County, beaten finalists two years ago, defeated 2008 champions Tipperary in an entertaining final at GAA HQ.

In the process, Cavan won their first All-Ireland title since their one and only senior success back in 1977.

Sheridan slammed home a crucial penalty goal with five minutes left, after Tipperary goalkeeper Patricia Hickey was sin-binned after fouling player of the match Aisling Doonan.

Tipp were forced into a reshuffle, with leading scorer Edel Hanley taken off and replaced by replacement goalkeeper Helen Kennedy.

Cavan would finish the game with 14 players themselves, when Mona Sheridan received a late yellow card.

The sides were level four times before Cavan found the crucial scores to get over the line by just two points.

The penalty was a dagger to Tipperary hearts and the pre-match underdogs can consider themselves unfortunate after squandering some good chances, particularly in the first half, at the end of which Tipp led by a point, 1-7 to 0-9, thanks to Mairead Morrissey's superb solo goal in the 13th minute.

Scorers for Cavan: B Sheridan 1-4 (1-0 pen, 0-2f), A Doonan 0-4 (3f), G Smith 0-3, R Crowe, C O'Reilly & M Sheridan 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: E Hanley 0-5 (2f), M Morrissey 1-1, G O'Brien 0-3, S Carew 0-2 (1f), C Walsh 0-1.

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