Both teams fought hard throughout the second half but despite Broadford’s massive efforts in the back lines, Éir Óg had scored a further two goals after 15 minutes with Broadford adding just one free to their tally. Coming up to 20 minutes down in the second half and the scores set at 3-03 to 0-4, the match looked in the bag for Éir Óg. Broadford players though are made of stronger stuff and were not ready to throw in the towel. Five minutes of regular time was still time enough for the girls in green & yellow to inflict some damage. With nothing to lose and everything to play for, a shot at goal from a free taken on the 45-meter line by Cathy O’Farrell found its way the back of the net to the joy of the Broadford players and supporters who were out in force. Now 23 minutes down and Broadford narrowly missed a goal from play sending the side lines in to a frenzy but another free for Broadford less than a minute later put just four points between the teams 3-03 to 1-5. Broadford were firing on all cylinders now and were in grasp of instigating the biggest upset in Camogie this season and with one more goal from a free in the first minute of extra time came so close to doing so.
The scores were 3-03 to 2-05 and Broadford could have done it but for two frees awarded to Éir Óg in the last minutes of play. Although these did not create points for Éir Óg, they denied Broadford the extra minutes of play that would surely have seen them over the line.
A massive effort from the entire Broadford team. To have reached the final was a major achievement and to have come back from behind to almost clinch the match was a sight to behold. A really great game against a very strong Éir Óg side.
Hannah O'Donnell; Emma O'Brien, Isobel O'Connell; Ashleigh McNamara, Ella O'Brien Amelie O'Riordan; Cathy O'Farrell, Sinead Vaughan; Niamh Reddan Beatrice Vaughan (Captain), Caitriona Corrigan; Ella Ryan Meaney, Saidbhe O'Sullivan;
Trainers: Nicky O'Farrell, Leslie McNamara and James Vaughan
First Aid: Louise O'Connell