Just weeks after capturing their first ever senior county title, Scariff/Ogonnelloe are pride of the parish and the county following their 1-07 to 0-08 Munster Club final win over Tipperary side, Drom & Inch. The East Clare outfit, with a strong wind to their backs, enjoyed a 1-05 to 0-02 point lead at the break. Sheer grit in the second half saw them hold out for the win, as the now wind assisted Drom & Inch rallied and brought the deficit back to just a single point with less than 10 minutes left on the clock. Points from Mairead Scanlan & Aisling Corbett either side of an Eimear McGrath free, cemented the win and saw Scariff/ Ogonnelloe make a little bit of history as the first Clare club to bring Munster glory to Clare in 30 years.
A huge crowd of supporters greeted the team with fireworks & bonfires as they welcomed their heroes home.
Celebrations are to the fore for now, but, this exciting journey continues with an All Ireland semi final looming on January 26th, 2020. This exceptional group of players will soon be back to the training pitch. Their opposition will be known today following the Ulster Club final as Slaughtneil take on Loughgiel in Newry.
Congratulations to all and to Aoife Power who was named as Player of the Match.
Scariff/Ogonnelloe team : Aisling Corbett (0-2f); Holly McGee, Susan Daly, Alison McGee; Aisling Corry, Ciara Doyle, Susan Vaughan; Amy Barrett, Lynda Daly; Jennifer Daly (0-01), Mairead Scanlan(02 1f) (C), Rachel Minogue; Alva Rodgers, Aoife Power(0-01), Marian Rodgers(1-01)
Subs used: Alison Madden for Alva Rodgers (HT), Cliona McNamara for Jennifer Daly (49)
The match and post match interviews are available now on the Clare Champion Facebook page.