Meath’s ascent through the ranks of Ladies Football’s elite continued at Croke Park this evening when Eamonn Murray’s charges booked their place at the top table in the Lidl National Football League.
At the end of the week which marked the 30th anniversary of the first occasion on whhich a team from the Royal County took to the field at the Drumcondra venue with Kepak adorning their jerseys. That being in the third game of the four between their menfolk and Dublin.
From very early on, it was clear those clad in white were intent on building on their last visit to GAA HQ when they defeated Westmeath in the All Ireland IFC Final. Emma Troy galloping forward from corner back to raise a white flag early on was very much a statement of intent.
Furthrr scores from the very impressive Stacey Grimes, Bridgetta Lynch and Maire O’Shaughnessy had them well in control on the run in to half time before a cracking finish to the Kerry net by Emma Duggan all but set them on their way to the trophy.
Duggan’s ‘major’ left her team clear by 1-07 to 0-05 at the short whistle and with her Dunboyne colleague Vikki Wall increasingly influential after the change of ends despite the best efforts of a spirited Kerry outfit, the Kepak jerseys shone brightest on another glory day.