Electric Ireland Aisling Murphy Cup final
UU Magee 2-4 ATU Sligo 0-7
Dunloy and Antrim senior star Aine Magill led the line as University of Ulster Magee beat ATU Sligo in the final of the Aishling Murphy Cup at Belfield Dublin.
Magill was in great form scoring 2 goals and 3 points of her team’s total of 2-4 to steer Magee to victory in this the first ever Aisling Murphy Cup competition. With goalkeeper Mairead Comer is great form between the sticks the platform was set, but it was Magill who got the scores when they were needed and the former CPC student showed her quality throughout.
Favourites ATU Sligo went ahead in the early stages and it took a great save from a penalty by Comer to deny them taking a grip on the game. Magill, who was joined on the team by her sister Bríd, soon had UU Magee level with a point and she gave her team a lead they would not relinquish soon afterwards when she grabbed the first of her two goals.
Leading by 1-2 to 0-2 at half time UU Magee saw their opponents claw their way back into the game with two points early in the second half. The pressure was on but Magill struck for her second goal on 41 minutes to give them a bit of breathing space. However the Sligo girls fought back again with two further points from the excellent Aine Phelan, but Magill sealed the win with her third point to spark scenes of great celebration
UU Magee: Máiréad Comer (Glenullin), Emer Bradley (Castledawson), Shannon Scullion (Ballinascreen), Shauna McGrath (Ballinderry), Brid Magill (Dunloy), Eimear Gilmartin (Keady), Claire Kearns (Castledawson), Ava Berry (Whitehall Colmcille, Dublin), Orlagh O’Connor (Granemore), Áine Magill (Dunloy), Siobhan McKinley (Mullaghbawn), Amy McKenna (Ballinderry), Eve Hughes (Eglish), Aisling Porter (Glen), Aoife Doyle (Ballinascreen).