St Brigid's stage second-half rally to claim All Ireland crown

St Brigid’s of Loughrea dashed the double dreams of Loreto College, Kilkenny, with a second-half rally to claim the O’Neills All-Ireland post primary senior A camogie champions by 2-6 to 0-9.

Loreto looked well on the way to bagging the honours as they led by double scores at the break, 0-6 to 0-3.

Aoife Hannon scored three points for Loreto, while St Brigid’s had failed to capitalise on the possession they had secured.

However they made no mistake in the second half, with Patricia Manning giving a tour de force that earned her player of the match honours.

Goals from Aisling Connolly and Katie Manning turned the tide in St Brigid’s favour, leaving Loreto’s hopes in tatters.

The victory was a first for St Brigid’s at this level and brought back memories of the unprecedented run of another Loughrea school, St Raphael’s, which won the Corn Sceilge eight times in a row from 1985 to 1992.

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