Boyne Rovers win first FAI Umbro Women’s Intermediate Shield
Hannah Flatley gave Manulla the lead after 17 mins in what was a very tight and entertaining game in Gainstown. Boyne rallied after the break and deservedly equalised through the impressive Laura Matthews on 48mins. Both sides had chances to snatch the winner before the end but solid defending and some inspired goalkeeping at both ends lead us to extra-time.
Five minutes into extra-time Gerrard popped up to score what proved to be the winner for Boyne. Manulla had chances to draw level before the finish but couldn’t find a way past Aishling Dyer in the Boyne goal.
Boyne Rovers: 1. Aishling Dyer, 2. Tasha Graham, 3. Orla Haron, 4. Amy Henry (Captain), 5. Katie Moore, 6. Tara Nevin, 7. Charlene Graham, 8. Ciarrai Wilde, 9. Kate Gerrard, 10. Niamh Doggett, 11. Laura Mathews Substitutes: 12. Aoife Murtagh, 14. Megan Wallace, 15. Karen Brown, 16. Emma Martin
Manulla FC: 1. Simona Fernandes, 2. Jennifer Dempsey, 3. Laura Regan, 4. Stacey Freyne, 5. Sinead Flannery, 6. Mary Coyle, 14. Aoife Freyne (Captain), 8. Niamh Barrett, 9. Aoife Brennan, 10. Hannah Flatley, 12. Marie Bones Substitutes: 11. Jessica Nolan, 13. Mary Gill, 7. Tracey Hall, 15. Laura King, 16. Megan Costello, 17. Rachel King, 18. Laura Mannion
Player of the Match: 4. Amy Henry (Boyne Rovers)