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Ladies League Reports

Saturday 20.04.2013
Team Talk Mag

Loughmacrory 0-8

Omagh St Endas 4-8

It was first blood of the new adult season to Omagh at blustery Loughmacrory in an entertaining season opener in the Intermediate league. A bright start from the home side saw them lead 0-3 to 0-1 but two first half goals from Shauna Brown and Eireann McSorley put Omagh in the driving seat. Christiane Hunter, Breona Colton and Kerri Ann O Hagan dominated in defence and by the break it was 2-4 to 0-4. An early Cara McCrossan penalty kept Omagh in the driving seat and the impressive Hunter drilled home a fourth goal. McCrossan, Molly Woodhead, Emma Collins and McSorley were constant threats up front while Orlagh Lagan and Niamh McDonagh performed well on their intermediate debut.

Loughmacrory worked hard but St Endas secured the win.

Meanwhile Aghyaran enjoyed a 3-13 to 0-6 win over Drumragh in a game that saw Niamh Woods star in goals for Drumragh. The impressive Shannon Skelton top scored with 2-3 for the winners while Kellie Meehan (1-2), Roisin Mc Menamin (0-3),Lucy Mc Menamin(0-2) provided most of the scoring threat for the winners. The returning Phenah O’Neill and Bronagh Mc Hugh were  in fine form throughout for the winners while Sinead Mc Laughlin battled hard for Drumragh.

Kildress got their league campaign off to a great start with a hard fought win in their local derby with neighbours Cookstown.

Kildress began well hitting the first 3 scores of the game. Cookstown replied with a well worked point but Kildress stretched their lead  adding a further 4 points with some good passages of play. Cookstown finished the half stronger with a flurry of points leaving the half time score Kildress 0-7 Cookstown 0-4. Cookstown hit the opening point of the 2nd half but Kildress pulled away scoring 3points in quick succession. Cookstown were forced to dig deep and pulled the score back to within a couple of points. Both teams swapped scores and although Cookstown finished strongly Kildress defended to hold out for a narrow win.

FT Kildress 0-11 Cookstown 0-10

Kildress Team: Charleen Quinn, Donna Mullin, Sorcha McNamee, Mairead Rafferty, Ailish McKenna, Sinead Daly, Sarah Lennon, Stacy Rafferty, Donna Hagan, Alice McNally, Rachel McKenna, Caoimhe McGurk, Maeve Conway.

Subs used: Angela Monaghan, Hannah Wilkinson

Remaining Subs: Cathy Connelly, Marie Daly, Louise Devlin, Nuala Grimes, Shannon Jackson, Lanaoise Lagan, Anna Lennon, Lisa Lennon, Cara Loughran, Hannah McGarrity, Caroline McGurk, Colette McNamee

Ardboe got their 2013 league campaign off to a winning start by the narrowest of margins securing a 1 point victory over a good Cappagh side in Ardboe.

The home side started the brighter of the two teams with points from Hannah Lydon, Chrissie Devlin and Caoimhe Coney (2) and a goal from Lisa Mallaghan giving them a 1-4 to 0-1 lead at half time.  Cappagh came out a more determined side in the second half and took the game to Ardboe with Naomi McAnulla and Clodagh Poyntz driving them on.  Second half points from Chrissy Devlin and Jennifer McConville and a goal from substitute Meave Wylie kept Ardboe ahead when Cappagh were coming back strong. A point from substitute Kerrie Graham was enough to get Ardboe over the line in the end despite a good comeback from Cappagh in the second half.  Full time score Ardboe 2-7 Cappagh 1-9.

On the opening night of Division 2  football for Strabane the Sigersons senior ladies could be forgiven for feeling just a slight sense of nervousness. This was to be their first game in Intermediate football but when the whistle blew the girls were completely focused on the game. Beragh opened the scoring with Colleen Mc Sorley sending over a point but within 2 minutes star forward Lorraine Conwell bagged a goal and this got Strabane into gear.

Beragh showed great character and responded with a goal of their own from Colleen Mc Sorley. There was a sense of good fortune about the goal but Strabane did not allow it to disrupt their play as they had fine scores from Bronagh Hoynes (0-2) and Ciara Mc Gill (0-4). Leona Houston also got her name on the score board with a fine point just before half time. Shortly after that Rachael Brennan suffered a leg injury but Strabane went in at the break in confident mood leading 1-7 to 1-4.
In the 2nd half Beragh came out pressing hard and were rewarded with a goal and a point in quick succession. Rachael Brennan was unable to continue due to her leg injury and she was replaced by Katie Mc Gillion. When it was needed most to Sigersons credit they dug deep producing some great play in midfield from Lorraine Conwell and tremendous work coming from Aine O’Connor, Tori Mc Laughlin and Ruth Duddy in the half back line. With county player Mc Laughlin driving forward from half back Sigersons created many chances which set up great scores for Lorraine Conwell (0-4), Ciara Mc Gill (0-3) Michella Moss and Bronagh Hoynes.

The Sigersons girls will take a lot of confidence from this game and will feel they are well capable of competing with the teams in Division 2.

Beragh had great performances from Collen Mc Sorley, Maeve mc Elduff, Jane Ward and Josephine Rodgers.

Result Strabane sigersons 1-16 v Beragh 3-9



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