As Kildare senior footballers take on Monaghan in the first of two games amidst the final Super 8s, Kildare ladies meet Roscommon in Moate, Co Westmeath, to determine the 2018 All-Ireland minor B championship. Roscommon are back in the B final for the second year on the trot, having lost out to Meath in last year’s final.
Roscommon last won the competition back in 2009 when they defeated Tipperary, and they will go into the final with plenty of confidence.
In their recent semi-final, Roscommon needed a late goal to secure a dramatic 5-6 to 1-16 victory over Antrim, as just two points separated the sides at the final whistle.
For Kildare, this is a very first All-Ireland Minor B final, and it’s a day to savour for the Lilywhites.
Kildare were All-Ireland U16 B finalists last year and their minors recently captured the A title in Leinster, before losing out narrowly to Kerry after extra-time in the recent semi-final.
With Tipperary GAA legend Michael ‘Babs’ Keating and former jockey Johnny Murtagh, father of Kildare player Lauren, watching on from the stands, the Lilywhites beat Waterford in Nenagh at the semi-final stage, running out one-point winners on a 0-18 to 2-11 scoreline.
Kildare team sheet ahead of tomorrow's final:
|1||Ciara Farrell||St Laurences|
|11||Neasa Dooley (Capt)||Castledermot|
|15||Leah Hayes||Round Towers|
|22||Ciara Downey||St Laurences|
|23||Aine Ni Raghallaigh||Eadestown|
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