There was no joy for Sligo girls under 16 footballers in Wednesday evening’s All-Ireland under 16 ‘C’ championship final in Mullahoran when they were well beaten by Louth on a final scoreline of 6-18 to 3-12.
The Sligo girls battled hard but were always under pressure by an impressive Louth attack and trailed by 3-8 to 1-5.
The wee county made a strong start to the game and had scored 2-6 inside the opening 10 minutes.
The Yeats County girls did enjoy a period of prominence in the second-half with substitute Sarah Kiernan and Leah Duffy impresing – but Sligo were unable to get close to their opponents on the scoreboard.
Louth would add three second-half goals to ensure they lifted the All-Ireland title for 2019.
Sligo team: Cría Flanagan; Emma Norman, Orla Fleming, Ellen Feeney; Marianne Kelly, Ellen Hamilton, Caoimhe Connor; Amy Kennedy, Laura Oates (0-1); Shona Dalton, Fiona Feeney, Aiobhe O’Brien; Maeve Casserley (0-2), Leah Duffy (1-6, 1-0 pen & 0-1 free), Casey Cox Subs: Sarah Kiernan (2-2, 0-1 free), Ciara Henry (0-1), Erin Taheny, Cora Gilligan