MULROY COLLEGE have the scent of revenge driving them for this afternoon’s Bank of Ireland FAI Schools Senior ‘B’ Girls National Cup final against St Peter’s CS, Passage West (AUL Complex, 1pm).
It is a third final in a row for Mulroy, who were beaten by Passage West in last year’s decider, going down 3-1.
Two years ago, a brace from Michelle Doherty and a goal by Caoimhe Walsh gave Mulroy a 3-1 win over Coláiste Mhuire, Ballymote.
Mulroy manager Maria Ryan-Carr can call on a number of players with experience from the previous two finals.
Walsh, Zoe Green, Amanda Callaghan, Grainne Friel, Rebecca Ryan and Claire Friel have all been involved in each of the last two years.
Walsh and Green have been capped for the Republic of Ireland. Walsh and Green were at a training camp with the Irish squad at the weekend and are central to the Mulroy side.
“Their experience is just huge for us,” Ryan-Carr told Donegal Sport Hub.
“They are a huge help to the rest of the team and the girls all look up to them. There is great experience throughout the squad. A handful of them have been a part of the squad for the last three years.
“We’ve been doing a lot of work and putting in the hours in training.”
Mulroy overcame Finn Valley 4-0 in the Ulster final with Catherine Grier (2), Walsh and Ryan on target.
Mulroy defeated East Glendalough from Wicklow – managed by Milford man and ex-Finn Harps star John Gerard McGettigan – 3-1 in the semi-final with Walsh, Green and Nicola Devenney getting the goals.
“We took a lot from the Ulster final and we had an even better performance against East Glendalough,” Ryan-Carr said.
“We’re looking forward to the final now. We’re at full strength and confidence is extremely high.”
Mulroy College, Milford panel: Claire Friel, Siobhan Sweeney, Zoe Green, Grainne Friel, Eimear Sweeney, Claudia Ward, Catherine Grier, Amanda Callaghan, Caoimhe Walsh, Leah Doogan, Thea Duffy, Nicola Devenney, Rebecca Ryan, Michelle McDevitt, Ciara Shields, Megan McGee, Jasmine Murray, Chloe Buchannan.Tags: