ONE OF THOSE DAYS FOR DUBLIN IN TONIGHT’S U16 ALL IRELAND FINAL

Dublin 0-10
Kerry 3-21

It was one of those days for Dublin in this evenings U16 All Ireland Final where nothing went for them and they came up against a Kerry team in red hot form.

Kerry did most of the damage in the first half as they built up a fourteen point lead to give Dublin a mountain to climb in the second half which proved to hard scale for the sky blues.

While Dublin struggled to get any ball to stick up front in the first half, Kerry found it much easier as they attacked in numbers, picking off score after score as they penned the Dubs inside their own half.

One incident near the end of the first half summed up Dublin’s evening perfectly, Rachel Brennan broke through a number of Kerry tackles close to goal and under severe pressure and the advancing Kerry keeper struck a shot goal wards and it agonisingly just went the wrong side of the post.

Kerry were awarded a penalty early in the second half that was dispatched by Aoife O’Callaghan to all but finish the game as a contest.

Dublin to their credit though never let their heads drop and battled till the end. They had another goal bound effort crash back of the base of the post in the second half as lady luck was definitely not on their side this evening.

Ultimately the game ended in bitter disappointment for the girls in blue and they fell to the ground crestfallen at the final whistle.

Although they will be bitterly disappointed at tonight’s result, they should be very proud of their efforts this season and the scintillating football they played throughout the year, they represented the county, themselves, their families and clubs with pride. Keep the heads up ladies, you will be back next season to win the big one. #COYGIB

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