Doherty fires Presentation PS to victory in final

A stunning second-half display from Della Maria Doherty fired Presentation PS, Portarlington to victory after an exciting Girls Division 3 Final.

A stunning second-half display from Della Maria Doherty fired Presentation PS, Portarlington to victory after an exciting Girls Division 3 Final.

There was only a point between the sides at half-time but Doherty struck for three goals in the second-half to guide her side to victory.

Ballyadams started the game strongly with the first 1-2 of the game. Points from Caoimhe Lacey and Niamh Crosby got the underway before Sarah Gleeson struck for a goal after three minutes.

Presentation NS settled into the game and got back within a point thanks to a point from Megan Donagher and a super goal from Doherty who buried the ball into the roof of the net. She added another point later in the half but that was cancelled out by Caoimhe Lacey to leave Ballyadams a point ahead at the break.

That advantage was wiped out soon after the restart as Presentation NS struck for a goal from Rachel Lawless and another point from Doherty.

Points for Ballyadams from Caoimhe Lawless and Emily Lacey followed before Doherty struck for her second goal. Again Ballyadams responded through a goal from Sarah Gleeson but Presentation NS responded with 2-1, a goal from Sinead Coffey and another from Doherty to put them ten points clear.

Once again Ballyadams threw everything into the attack to get back into the game and they were rewarded with 1-1 from Caoimhe Lacey to get them back within striking distance.

However as time ran down, Presentation NS added two late points from Jessica Whelan to seal their victory.