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Tyrone ladies see their All-Ireland dream literally washed away at Mullingar

By John Campbell

Published 22/08/2016

Wolfe Tones and Forkhill will meet at the Athletic Grounds on Monday night (stock photo)
Wolfe Tones and Forkhill will meet at the Athletic Grounds on Monday night (stock photo)

The ambitions which the Tyrone ladies football team had harboured in relation to providing a measure of consolation following the county men's team exit from the All-Ireland series were literally washed away at the weekend.

The Red Hands fair sex fell to Clare by 2-9 to 1-4 in the All-Ireland Intermediate football championship at Mullingar but the post-match inquest continues to focus on why the match was staged in the first place.

"It was a farce," fumed one Tyrone official, "There was driving rain and a gale-force wind, water was lying on the surface and the referee had to inspect the pitch after the other semi had been played on it immediately beforehand. You couldn't make it up."

Neamh Woods, Shannon Quinn and Christiane Hunter did their best to inspire Tyrone for whom Niamh O'Neill scored 1-1 with Ciara McCrossan, Emma Smyth and Maria Canavan also contributing points.

In the All-Ireland ladies senior semi-finals Monaghan beat Kerry by 6-17 to 1-16 with Ciara McAnespie, Sharon Courtney, Laura McEnaney, Therese Scott, Ciara Courtney and Eimer McAnespie scoring the winners' goals.

Cavan, however, found Cork a hot handful and went under by 3-17 to 1-3.

Armagh helped to keep the flag flying for Ulster on the All-Ireland camogie stage when they beat Roscommon by 2-13 to 2-9 in the Liberty Insurance Premier Junior Championship.

Ciara Donnelly (1-5), Colette McSorley (1-2) and Rachel Merry (0-5) shared the scoring honours for the Orchard County.

Antrim, though, lost to Westmeath by 5-11 to 3-6 in their All-Ireland U16B semi-final.

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