New York GAA - what’s going on this week on the field
Armstrong to the rescue, Second half a breeze for Leitrim, Ladies thrill in Dublin tie, Dubs go extra mile for win
The sides swapped points in the 15th and 17th minutes with Mulhall and Clarke the scorers.
Clarke then converted a 50th minute free after Wicklow wing back Lorna Fusciardi was harshly penalized. The longest 10 minutes continued and Wicklow had numerous chances to get a result.
They had three wides before there was a late twist in the tale as Hogan, who also registered two second half wides, held her nerve to slot over the leveler from 20 meters out with two minutes left.
They did have a final free that could have given them the win, but it was from an awkward angle with a draw also being a very fair result.
New York had numerous stars. Alison Leydon was very assured under a number of dropping balls and always found a defender with her outlet passes. Imelda Mullarkey was brilliant. Not only her block with her face but throughout the hour. Her ball carrying and defensive play was outstanding.
Tracy Ann McCullough did well against a very tough opponent in Mulhall, while Joanne Monaghan (first half) and Cathriona Brady also were prominent.
Molly O’Rourke did a lot of foraging looking for ball, while Courtney Traynor was fouled for a number of scores and was very confident in the big arena.
Maeve DeBurca also had some very good runs while covering a lot of ground. The side had an eight-point haul from Emma Clarke, who stunned Wexford in the semifinal with seven points. An all-star season for the forward.
For Wicklow, Lucy Mulhall was the star turn at full-forward with five points from play but the Garden County, appearing in a first All-Ireland final since 1990, were left to rue a tally of five second half wides.
New York: Alison Leyden; Louise Lilly, Tracy Ann McCullough, Imelda Mullarkey; Jesse Garcia, Cathriona Brady, Joanne Monaghan; Linda McKeon, Aine O'Dwyer; Molly O'Rourke (0-1), Kelly Roche, Courtney Traynor; Emma Clarke (0-8, 6 frees), Caroline McBrien, Maeve De Búrca. Subs: Mary O'Rourke for Roche (33), Katrina Lynch for McBrien (52), Michelle Brennan for McKeon (55).
Player of the game: Emma Clarke (New York)
Referee: Y. Duffy (Cavan).
Dubs go extra mile for win
Dublin 4-9 Kerry 1-11
Dublin graduated to the senior ranks of New York football with a win over a Kerry side that ran out of steam when extra time arrived.
The sides were tied at 1-10 to 2-7 at the end of regulation but the Dubs were strongest down the final stretch. They outscored their opponents 2-2 to 0-1 in the two 10 minute periods of added time, with Peter Hatzer and Declan Reilly the scorers in chief.
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