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Two Lady Footballers From the Parish

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Mairead Luttrell from Poulacapple and Eileen Brennan from Ballylanigan, both were members of the Tipperary Intermediate Ladies Football Team which won the All Ireland in Croke Park on Sunday last.

This was the first All Ireland victory in ladies football for Tipperary since 1980. It was also the first All Ireland win in Croke Park for Tipperary laladies footballdies. In the final which was shown on TG4, Tipperary defeated Clare by 0-14 to 1-8. Mairead Luttrell played in the final. Selected in the subs, she came on early in the second half when Tipperary were three points down.

She became very involved in the game and won several important frees for Tipperary as well as assisting in several Tipperary scores as they staged a great rally. Earlier in the year, Mairead was a member of the Tipperary camogie team which lost to Cork in the All Ireland Semi Final.

Eileen was also a substitute but didn’t get a chance to play. However, she too was ready, willing and able to come in if called upon. Both young ladies are a credit to Mullinahone and the local ladies football club. Credit to the officers of the club who organised a bus to take supporters to the match. It was great that Mullinahone were so well represented in Croke Park on what turned out to be a great day for Tipperary.


One has to think to go back to 1922 for Tipperary’s last All Ireland football win in Croke Park if one accepts that in 1934 the minors didn’t have to play a final and a few years ago, the Tommy Murphy Cup was not the Premier Competition in senior grade, when Tipperary won it with a great display against Wexford.

In the good old days for ladies senior football prior to 1980, Tipperary were well represented by Mullinahone players but none of those finals were played in Croke Park. On Sunday’s form, we can hope that the “good days” are coming again. Congratulations once again to our two representatives and to the rest of the Tipperary panel.





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