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It's not often we get to write this - Cavan won an All-Ireland football title this afternoon

After being dramatically reinstated last month, Cavan have won the All-Ireland U14 Ladies title.

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CAVAN ARE CELEBRATING a rare All-Ireland title this afternoon after they pipped Cork at the death in the U14 Ladies Football Final.

The Breffni struck twice in additional time to snatch a 0-17 to 4-4 win against the fancied Rebels in Banagher.

It caps a remarkable few weeks for this Cavan side who were beaten by Galway in the semi-finals last month, but were then dramatically reinstated when it emerged that a Galway player had not been correctly registered.

A first-half hattrick from captain Katie Quirke had Cork in control at the break as they led by 3-3 to 0-8.

But the Cavan defence held them scoreless for more than 20 minutes of the second half and they drew level with a point from Áine Reilly with 12 minutes to play.

Cork had one hand on the cup when a Quirke point was followed up immediately by a goal from substitute Aoife Twomey.


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But Cavan stuck to their task and reeled off the final four points to write their names into the county’s history books.

lfga LGFA President Marie Hickey presents the cup to Cavan. Source: LGFA via Instagram

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