Crossmaglen miss out on All-Ireland crown

Crossmaglen 1-5 St Munna’s 2-7

Crossmaglen were beaten in today’s All-Ireland Junior B final by Westmeath and Leinster champions St Munna’s.

The Rangers gave it their best effort but couldn’t deal with the scoring power of St Munna’s player Sandra McGrath.

Centre half back Aislinn McMahon opened the scoring for the Rangers, knocking over a close range free.

It wasn’t long before St Munna’s were back on level terms. Sandra McGrath converted her own score from the dead ball.

McGrath slotted over another from a free, as did McMahon at the other end of the field, to tie things up.

McGrath’s third, this time from open play, was once again cancelled out by a free from McMahon.

Crossmaglen were beaten in today’s All-Ireland Junior B final by Wicklow and Leinster champions St Munna’s.

St Munna’s drove further ahead moments later however as McGrath this time raised a green flag to make three the difference.

Crossmaglen got back on level terms once more with a goal of their own, with Eva Cassidy grabbing her sides first three-pointer.

McGrath was causing loads of problems for the Cross defence and the St Munna’s sharpshooter claimed a second goal.

That left Paul Monahan’s side trailing by six-points as the sides headed into the half time break. Crossmaglen 1-3 St Munna’s 2-3.

Second half

Crossmaglen were beaten in today’s All-Ireland Junior B final by Wicklow and Leinster champions St Munna’s.

McGrath extended her own personal tally at the start of the second period as she slotted over another free.

Crossmaglen pulled one back to again narrow the gap to a single goal, with Faye Fitzpatrick splitting the post.

Cassidy added to her scoring haul with a point from play, which was cancelled out at the other end by McGrath.

McGrath knocked over a final free in the last few minutes of the game to see St Munna’s over the line.

The Armagh and Ulster champions can look back fondly on their year, as they reached the decider for the first time in 20-years.

Crossmaglen Scorers: Eva Cassidy 1-1, Aislinn McMahon 0-3 (3f), Faye Fitzpatrick 0-1