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Ladies Football Round Up

Monday 27.04.2015
Team Talk Mag

AdvertiseHPThe Intermediate and Junior leagues joined the Senior clubs at the weekend with a full round of fixtures and there were some interesting results throughout all three divisions. Errigal Ciaran and St Macartans remain the early pacesetters in Divison One while Omagh are still seeking their first points of the new season. In the Intermediate league Glenelly, a Mairead Conwell inspired Clan Na nGael and Cookstown recorded wins as Drumragh, Badoney and Galbally impressed in the Junior grade.

Ladies Division 1 Senior League Round 2
24-04-2015 (Fri) – 7.00pm

Cappagh 0-02 St Macartans 4-17
Errigal Ciaran 4-07 Aodh Ruadh 2-12
Killeeshil St Mary’s 5-15 Omagh St Enda’s 1-10

Dungannon pressed Errigal Ciaran all the way in one of the games of the weekend but in the end two last quarter sin bins proved crucial as Errigal sealed a one point win. Ciara McGivern impressed for Aodh Ruadh while Aoife McGahan hit 1-8 of her sides tally.

St Macartans maintained their highscoring start to the campaign with a 4-17 to 0-2 win over a youthful Cappagh at Ballinamaullan. The Donnelly’s were sharp again as the newly promoted Cappagh found the going tough. A heavy loss for the hosts who will be hoping for better things in their next outing.

A weakened Omagh came up short against Killeshill in difficult conditions on Friday night. Eight different scorers for the winners who saw Ciara Donnelly impress with goals from Grainne Rafferty, Zoe Loughran, Geniveve Scullion, Catriona McGahan and Failtina Keenan. The St Enda’s short five regulars through work commitments were in the tie for long periods, Christiane Hunter opened the scoring with a stunning long range point and there was no more than three between the sides until a two minute spell just before the half time whistle. Both sides had traded points before that, Cara McCrossan with 0-4 and a Molly Woodhead point for Omagh with Scullion’s goal and points from Shannon Stephenson, Lisa Marie Skeffington and Donnelly.

With minutes to go Keenan and Loughran hit the Omagh net and Killeeshil led 3-9 to 0-6 at the break, a remarkable flurry of scores and St Enda’s were in trouble. A quick reshuffle for them saw Nicola Donnelly returning to the fray and despite some fine points from county minor Briona Colton, Mc Gahan and Rafferty goals snuffed out the Omagh challenge..

A good display though from Killeeshil, they will be delighted with the firepower shown and the accuracy in front of goal, again McGahan rolled back the years with Rafferty and Ciara Donnelly outstanding.

Ladies Division 2 Intermediate League Round 1
24-04-2015 (Fri) – 7.00pm

Dromore St Dympna’s 1-08 Glenelly St Joseph’s 7-08
Strabane Sigersons 1-04 Clann na Gael 5-11
Cookstown FrRocks 5-02 Ardboe O’Donovan Rossa 0-09

3-7 for Mairead Conwell helped Clan Na nGael to a comfortable 5-11 to 1-4 win over a weakened Sigersons, a disappointing night for them with Angie McShane and Fionnuala Conwell also among the scorers for the winners. Ann Daly rolled back the years with a great display on a night best forgotten by a Sigersons side that never got into gear.

Glenelly were big winners over newly promoted Dromore at Gardrum Park, the hosts finding the going tough against the side relegated last term while at Cullen Park Fr Rocks signalled their intentions with a superb win over many people’s favourites for division two Ardboe.

4-1 to 0-3 up at the break Cookstown, with Laura McGillion impressive at the back and with Sarah McNeill looking sharp up front, were in control. Meave Wylie hit all of the visitors’first half scores. The lough shore girls upped their game though in the second half restricting Fr Rocks to 1-1.

Rebekah Forbes, Niamh Teague and Wylie kept the scoreboard ticking over while Eimear Quinn had to be at her best in the Cookstown goals as Ardboe pressed, Amy McGurk and Claire McDonald were also industrious for the winners who know they will have to improve on that second half showing in what will be a very competitive league. It finished 5-2 to 0-9 to Cookstown in the end, room for improvement for the Loughshore side too.

Ladies Division 1 Junior League Round 1
24-04-2015 (Fri) – 7.00pm

Badoney 3-14 Castlederg St Eugene’s 4-10
Galbally Pearses 1-11 Beragh Red Knights 0-05
Drumragh Sarsfields 3-16 Fintona Na Piarsaigh 3-08
Loughmacrory St Teresa’s 1-04 Trillick St Macartan’s 3-05
Edendork St Malachy’s 2-09 Pomeroy Plunketts 4-08

Drumragh commenced their League campaign with a good win against Fintona at Clanabogan Park. An evenly matched contest throughout the first half with both sides trading scores before the Pearses found the net twice just before the break taking a two point advantage at the short whistle. Drumragh came out stronger in the second half with seven unanswered scores including two goals from Eva McCaul and one from Leah Quinn. Another three points helped the home team to close out the game. The final score 3-17 to 3-8 to the hosts. Galbally turned in a fine display as they eased to a 1-11 to 0-5 win over Beragh, The Red Knights had their chances too though with the Pearses keeper Donna McKeever making two outstanding saves . Eight different scorers though signalled the Galbally intentions this term. They have a big squad and will be expected to challenge for honours. Eimear Tally was the Galbally goal getter with the joint captains, sisters Amy& Celine Carberry also on the scoresheet.

Mickey Mossey’s Badoney had just a point to spare over Castlederg as Trillick and Pomeroy opened with wins.


On the weekend that the County minors were confirmed as Ulster minor A championship finalists after the withdrawal of Down the County Under 16s will also contest their Ulster decider after a comfortable win over Down at Drumragh. Tyrone will now play Monaghan in that Under 16 final. Saturday’s clash with Down ended 7-15 to 4-5 with the visitors goals coming in the final quarter as Tyrone took their foot off the gas with the job done. From the off Tyrone signalled their intentions with Caitlin Kelly finding the net early on and adding a futher 1-2 before the break. Chloe McCaffrey hit 1-1 while Meave Mc Elroy also found the net as Tyrone reached the break leading 4-7 to no score. Jessie Heaney, Shannon Stephenson and Roisin Devlin scored points with the home defence not tested. The Tyrone side pressed home in the second half with full forward Kelly hitting the net again to complete her hat-trick McCaffrey added another goal as Heaney, McElroy and McKenna also hit points. Brian McGinn and Kevin Bogle changed things around in the last quarter and to be fair the home side eased up allowing Down in for crucial scores but despite the best efforts of Leah Beattie who scored two fine goals there was never a doubt about the final outcome.

Saturday’s clash proved to be a more than comfortable outing for Tyrone but now preparations for the Ulster final begin in earnest.

Tyrone: Caiomhe Meeke, Coblath McKenna, Amy McPhillips, Meabh Corrigan, Niamh McConnell, Shauna Stephenson, Emma McMenamin, Aobh McHugh, Meave McElroy, Roisin Devlin, Chloe McCaffrey, Jessica Heaney, Amy Daly, Caitlin Kelly, Shannon Stephenson. Subs used Bronagh McKenna, Meave McGinn, Clodagh Donaghey



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