Borris-in-Ossory girls comeback seals victory

Girls Allianz Roinn 7 Final

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By Rory Delaney rory@leinsterexpress.ie @Express_Sport

St Joseph's NS Borris-in-Ossory claimed the girls Division 7 title last Wednesday after an absolute thriller with Arles NS.

The Arles girls seemed destined for victory when they raced into an early lead, as two goals from Caoimhe Morrissey as well points from Meabh Gallagher and Morrissey saw them lead 2-6 to 0-2 after eight minutes.

Borris-in-Ossory took a while to settle into the game, but Kelsey Hanlon's brilliant goal gave her side some confidence. Maya Brennan hit back with another goal for Arles, before Borris-in-Ossory went on a scoring spree. The outstanding Áine Costigan was at the heart of it, as she hit 1-5 in eight minutes, an a point from Hannah Maher left just two in it at the break, Arles leading 3-7 to 2-8.

The second half was even more dramatic than the first, with Borris-in-Ossory taking an early lead thanks to a Costigan goal. Kelsey Hanlon added a point and Costigan completed her hat-trick to put her side well on top.

Arles weren't going to let their heads drop, however, and Méabh Gallagher pointed eigher side of a Maya Brennan goal as the re-took the lead, and two points from Brennan sw them go three clear.

With time ticking away Borris-in-Ossory needed to respond quickly, and that's exactly what they did. Costigan pointed twice to leave the minimum between the sides, before she then sprinted through the Arles defence to fire in a match-winning goal, as her side then held on for the victory.