12 April 2015
ATHLONE IT 1 CORK IT 0 Aisling Cosgrove was the Athlone IT hero with a fine individual goal just before half time to edge out holders Cork IT.
The only goal of a keenly fought game proved just about enough for manager Maz Sweeny's side to complete a successful season by adding the Womens Inter Varsity Shield to the League Challenge Cup already in the Athlone IT trophy cabinet.
Cosgrove netted the vital goal after a great run down the right which she finished off in style with a delightful chip over the head of Cork 'keeper Mary McDonnell.
Although Cork pressed for most of the second half and Marina Pinto Bustillous and Tylor Keushel went close a resolute Athlone held firm to take the honours.
ATHLONE IT: Rachael Timothy; Stacey Doherty, Aisling Cosgrove, Caoilionn Beirne, Kayleigh Dunning, Elaine Butler, Michelle Cregg, Claire Grehan, Shaunagh Jackson, Leah Philips, Yasmin Rodgers, Donna Masterson, Brid Cannon, Niamh Mooney, Laura Scanlon, Rachael Emerson, Jessie O'Connor, Erin Pender.
CORK IT: Mary McDonnell; Rachael Griffin, Laura Medbury, Courtney O'Keeffe, Louise O'Keeffe, Louise O'Shea, Natalie O'Brien, Orla Barry, Taylor Kruschel, Marina Pinteno Bustillos, Mary Kate Morrissey, Roisin McGrath, Vera Pospelova, Sam Crowley, Aisling Coleman.
REFEREE:Noel Purcell Assistants: Sean Purcell, Jim Kealy