Coláiste Ailigh go the extra mile to reach All-Ireland final

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Coláiste Ailigh’s u15 girls soccer team reached their first ever All-Ireland soccer final today following a hard fought semi-final victory over St Patrick’s College, Lacken Cross, Co Mayo.

The Coláiste Ailigh girls went behind twice. Having gone 1-0 down it took a sublime effort from Erin Ní Dhochartaigh to level things up.

Lacken Cross went two-one up and with five minutes to go it wasn’t looking good for the Letterkenny girls until up popped Aobha Ní Aragáin to score a great equaliser and bring the game to extra-time.

Coláiste Ailigh dominated the final stages of the game and team captain, Clodagh Ní Shioráin scored winner to qualify her team for the all-Ireland stage.

The match was played in the Ray MacSharry Park, Sligo.

The All-Ireland final will be played on April 4th against as yet unknown opponents. Team manager Keith Ó Comhain expressed satisfaction with the tremendous spirit shown by the girls throughout the game.

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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