Úna Leacy hat-trick seals All-Ireland title as Oulart the Ballagh defeat Sarsfields 11 months ago

Úna Leacy hat-trick seals All-Ireland title as Oulart the Ballagh defeat Sarsfields

Oulart the Ballagh 4-8 Sarsfields 2-9

For a while it didn't look like we would ever get to see the 2020 Camogie All-Ireland final, but thankfully they found a date in the calendar and it did not disappoint.

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Much was made of Oulart the Ballagh's duo of sisters, Úna and Mary Leacy, two stalwarts of the club who have broken through countless pain barriers just to play for their beloved team.

Úna in particular doesn't even have any cartilage in her knee, and you could see from the beginning that both of her legs are heavily strapped up.

You would be forgiven for thinking that maybe she shouldn't have been on the pitch if she needs that much medical help just to be out there, but not only did she prove to be durable, the full forward was unstoppable.

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After two first half goals from Úna and Shelley Kehoe, Oulart the Ballagh continued their handy habit of finding the back of the net in the second half.

Two more onion bag busters from Úna completed her hat-trick, including an inventive little bit of improvisation, when she kicked the sliotar soccer style off the ground when it was presented in front of her, to slot it into the opposition goal.

Sarsfields never gave up and fought until the end to stay in the game but eventually, it was Oulart the Ballagh who deserved to be champions, and add yet another club All-Ireland to their fantastic trophy haul.

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SCORERS FOR OULART-THE BALLAGH: Ú Leacy 3-0; Shelley Kehoe 1-3; U Jacob 0-3(2fs); K Gallagher, A Curran 0-1 each

SCORERS FOR SARSFIELDS: S McGrath 1-2(0-1f); C McGrath 0-3(2fs, 1 45); K Donohue 1-0; N McGrath, O McGrath 0-2 each

OULART-THE BALLAGH: Lauren Sinnott, M Leacy, A Brennan, K Roche, A Dunne, C Storey, M O’Dowd, Stacey Kehoe, A Curran, K Gallagher, Shelley Kehoe, Louise Sinnott, Ú Leacy, U Jacob, Shauna Sinnott

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SARSFIELDS: L Glynn, R Kelly, K Gallagher, L Ward, J Daly, A Deeley, T Kenny, N McGrath, C McGrath, K Donohue, O McGrath, S Spellman, S Corcoran, S McGrath, M Cooney. Subs: R Murray for Deeley (34), C Kenny for Daly (45)

REFEREE: Andy Larkin (Referee)