Clann Eireann 1-10 Bredagh 0-8
Clann Eireann Ladies created history on Sunday as they claimed the Ulster Senior Championship title for the first time ever.
The Lurgan side fought out an intriguing battle with Down champions Bredagh and finished strongly to capture the crown.
A late goal from Niamh Coleman proved the crucial score as Clann Eireann ran out five-point winners.
The Coleman sisters, Niamh and Dearbhla, combined for the three-pointer that turned the game in their favour.
Clann Eireann had plenty of other goal chances right throughout the encounter but had to wait until the 53rd minute to finally rattle the net.
Greg McGonigle’s side waited along time to eventually get off the mark. Bredagh led the game 2-0 after 11 minutes.
Player of the Match Dearbhla Coleman got the back-to-back Armagh champions up and running.
She captured a Bredagh kickout, drove at the retreating defence and fired over Clann Eireann’s first after 20 minutes.
Meabh McCambridge levelled things up before Niamh Murray edged them ahead for the first time.
The sides headed into the half time break with the teams all square, 0-3 to 0-3, with everything to play for in the second half.
Aoibheann Henderson traded scores with Bredagh after the turnaround before Murray edged her side back ahead.
Murray slotted over her third of the afternoon from a free before Henderson opened up a three-point gap.
Bredagh shot right back into contention with three quick fire points to level the score up once more.
The Down ladies then snuck ahead on the 50th minute with a free before Murray cancelled that score out.
Then came the goal that turned the tide in favour of Clann Eireann and they really pushed on in the final few minutes.
Captain Niamh Henderson and Aoibhin Donohue (free) slotted over scores to secure a five-point win for Clann Eireann.