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Friday 05.07.2024
Team Talk Mag
All County League

Kildress vs Cookstown.
On Thursday evening these two teams met in the league, with Kildress starting the first half stronger and playing with the wind.
Some excellent team play from Kildress helped them to go in at the break in front.
However Cookstown continued to work hard in all aspects of the game  but found it difficult to convert chances with the strong breeze against them. Half time-  1-7 to 0-4.
Kildress kept the pressure on in the second half and added a few scores to their tally. But the work rate of the Cookstown girls and a goal from Lauren Rushe allowed them to claw back the half time deficit to within 2 points. With two minutes remaining on the clock, a goal from the boot of Orlaith Lagan finally put Cookstown ahead to give them the win that Cookstown much needed.
Full time score: 1-11 to 2-9.
Cookstown Scores; Lauren Rushe 1-1, Orlaith Lagan 1-0, Amy Sheehy 0-2, Danielle McNamee 0-1 , Lana Sheehy 0-1, Amy McGurk 0-1, Aimee McGlone 0-1, Myah Cullen 0-1, Elainna Donnelly 0-1

Trillick found the going tough against St Macartans who restricted the Reds to a single first half point 1-6 to 0-1. The Clogher Valley side continued to dominate after the break before running out convincing winners 2-9 to 1-4.

Trillick scorers; Amy Mc Ginn 1.0, Cathleen Kelly 0-2pts (1f), Fiona Owens – 1pt
Shauna McGurren – 1pt

The winning streak continued for Edendork ladies away to Ardboe.

A very competitive game from the start saw two early goals from Maeve Maxwell and Abigail Rafferty soon to be answered from Ardboe with two goals of their own.

Both teams went in even at half time with 2-5 a piece.

Edendork started the second half off well with 4 points within the first 10mins.The Edendork defence, in particular Roise Morgan and Kathleen Rafferty, battled hard to keep the Ardboe scoring threat to a minimum. Claire McAleer made her senior debut scoring a goal and was unlucky not to get another.

Final score Edendork 4.14 Ardboe 2.12

Sperrin Óg produced a much improved display in their league clash with Moy. Against a strong breeze in the first half they looked well out of the contest at the break trailing at HT: Moy 2.07 to Sperrin Óg 0.03. The girls came back well in the second half with an excellent  performance from Caoimhe Warnock in goals who made two superb saves to keep Sperrin Óg within touching distance. Siobhán McBride stood out in defence as did Megan Coyle who made a tremendous burst up the pitch in the second half to score a goal. Orla Warnock must have covered every inch of ground on the field while Ciatai Warnock stood out in open play setting up scores.
Playing wind assisted Moy ladies used the elements to great advantage. Lucy McAlary raised a white flag straight from the throw in scoring a nice point from play. Lucy Conroy and Emer Currie (2) added to the scoreboard before Sperrin Og managed their first score in the 10th minute. Emma Conroy was next on the scoresheet with back-to-back goals in the 16th and 19th minutes. Sperrin Og responded with 2 points before Lucy McAlary and Emma Conroy finished off the 1st half scoring with further points from play. Moy were in complete command throughout the first half, defensively sound and sharp in attack and were very worthy of their half time lead.
Half Time Score: Moy 2-7 v Sperrin Og 0-3

With the wind at their back in the 2nd half, it was Sperrin Og’s turn to use the elements. A long ball into the full forward line found the back of the net in the 1st minute of the second period. Emma Conroy responded with a point for Moy to bring her personal tally to 2-2. As the Moy defence faced into the wind and a low sun in the sky another long ball caused havoc and crept under the Moy cross bar. Sperrin Og added a further point and brought the deficit to 4 points within 4 minutes of the resumption of play. It was then Moy’s turn to benefit from some good fortune as Catherine O’Hanlon’s pointed effort sneaked under the bar and into the Sperrin Og net. Emer Currie followed up with a point from play in the 8th minute. For the next 13 minutes defences were on top as neither team managed to score. Aisling Magee and Eimear Smith played with lots of energy while Patricia O’Neill was solid at full back. Moy ran the bench and should really have closed out the game but conceded a 3rd goal as Sperrin Og walked the ball into the back of the net to make for an exciting last 5 minutes. Moy defended stoutly for the remainder of the game and held Sperrin Og to a single point from a free to mark their first victory of the 2024 league on a scoreline of Moy 3-9 Sperrin Og 3-5.

FT: Moy 3.09 to Sperrin Óg 3.05
Sperrin Óg Scorers: Meaghan Clarke 1.04, Megan Coyle 1.00, Orla Warnock 1.00. Carla McCann 0.01
Last Thursday saw the local derby clash between Clonoe and Coalisland in Round 6  of the Intermediate League. The game was played at Coalisland. With defences on top scores were hard to come by and it was the visitors Clonoe who led at the break
1.03 to 0.04. The game continued to be a low scoring affair after the break before the O”Rahillys ran out as narrow winners on a final score  of Clonoe:1.08 Coalisland:0.05Clonoe Scorers; Orlagh Gavin 0.06, Noleen McGuirk 0.01, Aimee Hughes 1.00 and
Aine Heagney 0.01

There were stand out performances from Aine Heagney and Noleen McGuirk



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