St. Barry’s will be playing intermediate championship football in 2022 after a thrilling 4-13 to 1-14 victory against Michael Glaveys, after extra time, in this afternoon’s Junior A ladies’ football final at Enfield.
Glaveys, playing against the breeze, dominated early on to race into a 0-6 to 0-2 lead before Emer Callaghan’s goal hauled John Hagan’s side back into contention to leave the sides deadlocked, 0-6 to 1-3, at the break.
Cara Cox grabbed her side’s second goal but an equaliser from outstanding Glaveys full-forward Sheila Brady, who ended the contest with 0-10 (0-5 from play), from a free deep into additional time sent a rip-roaring contest to extra time.
In truth, Glaveys had goalkeeper Helena Cummins to thank for making a number of outstanding saves, but her side were finally derailed when Barry’s captain Emer Burke and Aoife McLoughlin goaled in extra time to confirm that Junior A silverware would be residing in Tarmonbarry for the winter.
Amy Fleming grabbed a consolation goal for Glaveys with the last play of the game.
Millie Hagan received the Player of the Match award as Barry’s celebrated a red-letter day in the club’s history.
*Match report and pictures in Tuesday’s Roscommon Herald