Wolfe Tones bounded ahead


The Gaelic Football League scene wrapped up at Camana Bay on Sunday after an epic season.  

Wolfe Tones ran out eventual winners of the 2013 men’s league, topping the table with 14 points, four ahead of Western Gaels.  

Entering the final round, contenders Western Gaels needed to beat Cabra Gaels to ensure any chance of snatching the league cup.  

Sadly, it was not to be as Blues talisman Podge Brosnan returned from injury to lead his side to an emphatic 33-8 win, the highest scoring game this season.  

The second men’s game was a scrappy affair between table toppers Wolfe Tones and third place Gabriels.  

Tensions were high throughout with a player from each team red-carded. With order restored by referee Mick Kehoe, Wolfe Tones ran out eventual winners 8-6 and the league with seven wins and two losses.  

The first women’s game was between Sarsfields and Buffers Alley.  

Sarsfields needed to win and score well more than 14 points to maintain their grip on the league title, while Buffers Alley needed a win to finish in second place.  

The game was a tight affair with Buffers Alley leading at halftime. It was a game of contrasting halves as Buffers Alley came out strong and were 5-1 up at halftime, due to some accurate point scoring from Joan Murphy.  

Liz Austin arrived at intermission, which gave the Reds a boost and Sarsfields ended up winning 12-6.  

The final women’s game of the day was between Oliver Plunketts and Na Piarsaigh.  

With Sarsfields having won the first game by less than 14 points, Plunketts just needed the win to lift the league cup.  

Na Piarsaigh fought well throughout the match, but despite a late surge with a goal from Laura Cahir and points from Nicky Keogh and Anita Brosnan, Plunketts held out and won 15-11.  

This Saturday is finals day at Camana Bay, starting at 10am. 


Christ Turrell of the Wolf Tones coming out of defence with Ronan Mcloughlin of Gabriel’s about to tackle. – PHOTOS: RON SHILLINGFORD

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