February Team of the Month: St Jude’s Junior Ladies Football Team
Captain, Aoife Keyes receives ‘The Echo Team of the Month’ Award for February on behalf of St Jude’s Junior Ladies Football team from Thos McDermott, Co-ordinator, South Dublin County Sports Partnership. Also pictured are Ciaran Farrelly, SDCC Sports Officer and David Kennedy, Executive Editor, The Echo.

February Team of the Month: St Jude’s Junior Ladies Football Team

HAVING landed their club’s very first All-Ireland title, St Jude’s Junior Ladies Football team have been declared The Echo Team of the Month for February.

Trailing Tipperary’s Mullinahone 1-3 to 0-0 in the early stages of their national decider at Baltinglass GAA in Co Wicklow, the Templeogue side were forced to dig deep in order to swing the pendulum in their favour.

And thanks to goals from Caoimhe McGrath, captain Aoife Keyes and Aisling Gannon, they subsequently turned the table on their opponents and emerged deserved 3-9 to 1-8 victors.

That victory completed a truly remarkable season for this St Jude’s team, who had already secured both county and provincial honours in advance of getting their hands on the coveted All-Ireland Junior title.

Starting out on September 15 with a group stage game against Raheny in the Dublin Junior ‘A’ Championship, the Wellington Lane outfit embarked on an 11-match winning streak that led them to an unforgettable treble and included a superb victory over Ulster champions, Carrickmacross in the penultimate stage.

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