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Ladies League Wrap Up In Association With Murphy’s Gloves

Monday 08.05.2023
Team Talk Mag


Badoney’s fine run of form continued with a comprehensive win over Galbally. The north Tyrone side led 1-17 to 0-2 at the break and continued to dominate throughout the second half running out comfortable winners in the end on a score line of 3-27 to 2-3.

Badoney Scorers :

Kerri Mc Glone 0-8, Kerrie Mc Garvey 0-5,

Finnola Gormley 0-4, Erin Daly 0-4, Hannah McSwiggan 1-1, Denise Mc Guigan 1-1, Bronagh Mossey 0-3, Lilyrose Clarke 1-0, Ellie Daly  0-1

Aodh Ruadh had three county players watching from the sidelines in their league game against Carrickmore.  Meabh Mallon, Emma Jane Gervin and Rebecca Barker were all unavailable due to injury.

Áine McNulty opened the Aodh Ruadh scoring when goalie Marcie Martins made an excellent save and gave an accurate pass to Niamh Hughes.  Hughes spotted McNulty free in the middle and without hesitation she lobbed the Carrickmore keeper for a goal.

Aodh Ruadh continued to dominate with their strong 1/2 back line of Cora McGrath, Beth Jones and Bronagh Barker constantly stomping out Carrickmores attacks and keeping the supply of ball constant to their forward line.

When Carrickmore did manage to get into shooting range, goalie Marcie Martins & full back line of Becky Santos, Rachel Molloy and Catrina Ferran constantly applied pressure and forced the wides.

Midfield pairing of Meabh McGleenan and Clare Pinkerton made use of their height and speed and were able to attack and defend when needed.

In the forward line Aoife McGahan was on form scoring 0-07, 0-04 from play and 0-03 from frees.  It was Áine McNulty’s first game back after an injury she sustained in the Championship last year and her 1-02 proved she hasn’t lost it.  Her little sister Cáit was dangerous anytime she got near goal and managed 1-01.  Niamh Hughes and Cara Pinkerton worked tirelessly helping out the midfield and still managing 0-01 each.  Lisa Mulholland worked hard and managed 0-1 before being replaced in the 2nd half by Aine Ferran

On Sunday 7th May Moy played their second league match of the season at home to Kildress. The Wolfe Tones were the first to score with a point from play but Moy’s Emma Conroy levelled the game shortly after converting a free kick. Kildress lost a player to a sin bin infraction and Moy got on top with a superb goal from Eilish Cavanagh, followed up with points from Catherine Donnelly, Lucy McAlary and Lucy Conroy. Emma Conroy got on the scoresheet again towards the end of the first half before Kildress came back with two points of their own. Both teams hit a number of wides in the first half but Moy went in at half time in front. 

Half time score: Moy 1-5 v Kildress 0-3

In the second half, Kildress were again the first to score before Emer Currie and Catherine Donnelly registered points for Moy. Kildress however, weren’t out of the running as a goal early in the second half kept them within touching distance of Moy. Despite points from Catherine Donnelly and Emer Currie to keep Moy ahead, Kildress were awarded a penalty which they converted putting them in front for the second time in the match.  In a game that could have ended with either team on top, it was Eilish Cavanagh who kicked the last point of the match bringing the game to a draw before the final whistle sounded.

Full time score: Moy 1-13 v Kildress 2-10

Moy Scorers : Emma Conroy 0-4, Eilish Cavanagh 1-1, Catherine Donnelly 0-4, Lucy McAlary 0-1, Lucy Conroy 0-1, Emer Currie 0-2

Kildress scorers: Jodie Mc Crory  1-2, Chloe Tracey 1-1, Eilis Keenan 0-3

Antaine Mc Namee 0-2, Emma Gillen 0-1, Stacey Boone 0-1 

Moortown saw off the challenge of an understrength Sperrin Óg side for whom Meaghan Clarke scored 1-6. Orla Warnock, Aisling Fox and Laura Lee O’Donnell battled hard for the Greencastle girls but Moortown were relentless and ran out 6-7 to 1-6 winners.

Trillick 3-15 Killeeshil 2-13

Killeeshil made the trip to Trillick for their second league game of the season losing out by 5 points after an entertaining game.

Killeeshil started brightly thanks to two early Grainne Rafferty points but Trillick

responded with a period of dominance scoring two quick goals and four points without reply to open up an eight point lead.

Killeeshil fought their way back during the last ten minutes of the first half aided by a well taken Louise Kelly goal and points from Grainne Rafferty, Orla Mulgrew and Zoe Loughran to trail by one at the break on a scoreline of Trillick 2-05 Killeeshil 1-07.

The second half was nip and tuck with both teams exchanging points and no more than two between the sides. With ten minutes remaining Killeeshil went two points up after Grainne Rafferty converted a penalty after good work by Bronagh McKenna. Trillick immediately responded with a well worked goal to lead by one again.It was a lead they never relinquished as the home side tacked on four late points to see out the game.

Good performances on the day from Killeeshil girls, Alanah Donnelly, Bronagh McKenna, Grainne Rafferty and Orla Mulgrew.

Trillick scorers: Cathleen Kelly – 0.7 (5f), Amy McGinn- 1.3 Mya Williamson -1.2

Shauna mc Gurren – 1.2 (1f), Emma Brennan- 1pt

Clonoe travelled to Loughmacrory for their second league game of the season . In what was a fine day for football, both teams were aiming to register their first two points of the season. After a superb team performance, it was Clonoe who came out on top.

Orlaith O’Hagan found the net with a super goal before Orlagh Gavin (f) and Ciara Hughes stretched the Clonoe lead to five, with a point each. It was Loughmacrory who responded kicking three unanswered points. With Clonoe defence getting back on top with strong performancs from Cara Coyle, Sinead Hanna and Meave MacOscar, Clonoe stamped their authority on the game. Another goal from Orlaith O’Hagan and points from Orlagh Gavin (2) and Bróna MacOscar to Loughmacrory’s three, it was Clonoe who went in at half time with a five point lead. Though, Clonoe were unlucky not to be further ahead, with the goalkeeper and the cross bar denying them on each occasion.

Half time score

Clonoe 2-05

Loughmacrory 0-06

The outstanding Eimhear Cushnahan, kicked the first point of the second half, running straight through the Loughmacrory defence after winning the throw in. Again Loughmacrory responded kicking three unanswered points before Ciara Hughes and Bróna MacOscar responded for Clonoe. With five points in it, going into the last 10 minutes of the game, the Clonoe girls came close with another goal chance being cleared by the goalkeeper. It was Loughmacrory who scored the last two points of the game but it was the Clonoe girls who came down the road with two points in the bag. For Loughmacrory Aine Donaghy put in a great performance at full back keeping Clonoe at bay with Cora McElduff at wing half forward providing a great outlet for the Loughmacrory attack.

Final Score:   Clonoe 2-08, Loughmacrory 0-11

Clonoe Scorers: Orlaith O’Hagan 2-00, Orlagh Gavin 0-3(2f), Ciara Hughes 0-2

Brona MacOscar 0-2, Eimhear Cushnahan 0-1

Loughmacrory Scorers: Kerri Ward: 0-3 (2f), Grainne Gordon 0-2, Oonagh Gallagher 0-1, Michaela McAnespie 0-1, Aoife Kelly 0-1, Lisa Melley 0-1

Bronagh Galllagher 0-1, Niamh Fox 0-1

Castlederg ladies ran out convincing winners over Aghaloo in their league clash. They led 2-6 to 0-1 at the break and continued to dominate winning  3-15 to 0-5 in the end.

Derg Scorers: Laura Mc Sorley 2-4, Roisin Devlin 0-6, Shannon Lynch 1-2, Caitlin Mc Callion 0-2, Leah Mc Menamin 0-1

Drumragh got the better of Aghaloo winning on a score of Drumragh 3-11 Aghaloo 2-3 while the half time score was Drumragh 2-6 Aghaloo 0-2. There were outstanding displays from defenders Clare Mc Gread, Beth Donaghy and Iona Mills while Joanne Barrett and Coblaith McKenna were involved heavily in both defence and attack. Up front Caoimhe McCarron and Aine McManus kicked some great scores throughout the game.

Drumragh scorers: Caoimhe McCarron 2-2, Rihanna Mullin 1-1, Aine McManus 0-4, Sorcha McKenna 0-2, Julieanne Quinn 0-1, Rhianna Barrett 0-1



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