Eire Og girls all set for derby final

Eire Og girls all set for derby final

Abby Brennan, Aoibhin Mc Mullan and Orla De Carteret with Lismore Comprehensive principal Shauna Lennon.

Eugene Creaney


Eugene Creaney



School girls from Lismore Comprehensive in Craigavon can't wait for Sunday's big championship final clash between their club, Eire Og, and derby rivals St Peter's.

Abby Brennan, Aoibhin Mc Mullan and Orla De Carteret, who are pictured along with school principal Shauna Lennon, all believe their club has worked hard to get to Sunday's showpiece final.

Just a few seasons ago Eire Og ladies' players lined out for Sarsfield's due to falling numbers but on Sunday at the Athletic Grounds the club's ladies will be all out for victory to signal a new era.

This is what the girls had to say about the final.

"We have put in the work, mental preparation and sacrifices all year," said Abby Brennan.

"It’s 60 minutes to prove ourselves and ultimately the best team will come out on top.

"Supposedly St. Peter's are a challenging team too, hopefully we can neutralise that. I’m sure it’ll be an entertaining watch and a great moment for our club."

Aoibhin McMullan said she was "very excited" about the match on Sunday.

She added, "Our team and coaches have worked hard over the past months to prepare ourselves for the championship. St. Peter's will be a tough challenge, as they have worked hard and ended up winning their league.

"Hopefully it will be a great match."

Orla De Carteret believes she speaks for all of the girls when she says she is "absolutely buzzing to be in the final this weekend".

She continued, "Both the players and management have worked so hard to get to where we are now.

"The Peter's have had a good run this season so far, and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in on Sunday."

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