Tramore 3; Johnville 0
A brace of goals scored by Karen Duggan and an incredible display by Lynn-Marie Grant proved too much for Johnville as Tramore won the Waterford Ladies Cup Final on Sunday last at the RSC.
The midfield performance of Grant had to be seen to be believed and if ever a player is destined to go on to bigger things then keep her name in your thoughts. Her amazing talent should be gracing a bigger stage just as two more Tramore players, Ciara O’Brien and Jessica Gleeson, are at present in the Under-17 World Cup.
Tramore are a free-flowing outfit and they deserved to add the cup to the league crown they won some weeks ago. Johnville however never stopped battling and they kept going right up to the full-time whistle. The Seagulls’ success was dampened somewhat by a dreadful injury sustained by Tramore player Paula Guiry early in the second half. She buckled under a heavy challenge and fell to the ground in severe pain.
Play was held up for 45 minutes as she was treated by members of the ambulance corps before being transported to Waterford Regional Hospital where she was due to undergo surgery on a badly-broken leg on Monday morning.
Shortly after Paula was taken away a fire broke out in the trees behind the Ballybeg end of the pitch and the fire brigade and Garda arrived to deal with that problem. As one supporter said the only people missing on the afternoon were the Irish Army!
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