Dominican's Dare to Dream - Minor Football
DOMINICAN’S DARE to DREAM as heroic fightback sends Griffith Avenue into ecstasy
Dominican College has new heroes, girls whose names will be revered for a very long time, thanks to their exploits in an North-Leinster final which appeared all wrapped up in Sacred Heart colours when Dominicans found themselves five points down early on in the first half.
Dominicans needed a goal to revive them, but where was it to come from?
Enter full forward Emma L’Estrange, who did so much to unpick the Loreto College locks in the semi-final. This time, she made an even greater contribution, popping up to take a pass from Robin Fitzpatrick and burrowing her way in on the Drogheda goal before driving the ball into the net. Suddenly, being only two points behind didn’t seem too big a task. There were gasps from the capacity crowd when three minutes of stoppage time was played, and Dominican’s stomachs began to somersault when Sacred Heart’s full forward promptly rippled the net to make her first real impact on the game. Sacred Heart had most of the play and should have gone in more ahead, instead having to settle for a 2-3 to 2-1 interval advantage. Sadhbh Hession and Lucy McGrath picked up where Kate Kelly left off and started half back line and dominated, forcing switches in the Drogheda half forward line.
Final score: Dominican College 6-07 Sacred Heart, Drogheda 5-03