Grier strikes on the double as champs Mulroy return to National Cup final


Mulroy College came from behind to defeat St Joseph’s, Foxford in the FAI Schools Senior B Girls National Cup Semi Final in Sligo today.

Mulroy College 3 St Joseph’s, Foxford 2

Catherine Grier netted a 75th minute winner for Mulroy, the defending champions at this grade.

St Joseph’s took the lead after just eight minutes when Cliodhna Flynn fired home at the second attempt after being denied by Mulroy ‘keeper and captain Clare Friel.

Within three minutes, Mulroy drew level as Republic of Ireland Deaf Women’s Futsal ace Grier riffled in from the edge of the box.

St Joseph’s regained the lead on 26 minutes as Flynn lofted an effort over Friel and in.

Friel kept Mulroy in it with some fine saves and the Donegal side were back level when Laura Dugera tapped in after getting on the end of a Kelly Ann Buchanan corner.

When Grier tucked home, Mulroy were on their way after a scare and they return to the final with the silverware firmly in sight again.


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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