First league win in eight years for Botanic

Botanic 3rds sealed the Division 10 title last Saturday despite a 1-0 loss to their close rivals Mullingar on the final day.

The Glasnevin team notched up a whopping 57 goals over the season which afforded them the vital goal difference to clinch the title on the last day of the season after they finished level on points with an identical record with the Westmeath team.

The game itself was decided by a well taken penalty flick after a foot on the goal line. It was a hard fought match in torrential rain at times but the team, captained by Kathy Daly, and coached by Gillian McAuliffe & Maeve Madigan, brought home the league title for the club by the final whistle.

It’s the first time in eight years Botanic has won a league title and, after a 16-game unbeaten run and a very tight-at-the-top league the whole way, it was well deserved.

For Mullingar, meanwhile, their second place finish secured a fifth successive promotion showing their rising status.

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Match Score
October 1, 2016 12:00 am Holy Faith, Glasnevin
Botanic IV Guinnness II

0 - 1

October 1, 2016 12:00 am NSC Abbotstown
St Brendans/Phoenix Park - Swords III Avoca IV

0 - 4

October 1, 2016 12:00 am Newpark
Avoca V Railway Union V

1 - 1

October 1, 2016 9:30 am Belfield
UCD VI Trinity College IV

3 - 0

October 1, 2016 9:30 am East Glendalough
Wicklow Muckross V

8 - 0

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