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Wins For Macartans And St Endas In Ladies Championship

Monday 21.05.2012
Team Talk Mag

Loughmacrory was the venue on Monday night as the Ladies Senior Championship got going. Two top quality games were on offer as old rivals Cappagh and Omagh locked horns before defending champions St Macartans put their title on the line as they faced dark horses Aodh Ruadh. Below are the live updates we carried from the Omagh V Cappagh game followed by brief details from the Macartans v Aodh Ruadh tie.

The game is late getting under way but Cappagh are fastest out of the blocks and with Clodagh Poyntz on song Cappagh move into a 0-4 to 0-1 lead with twelve minutes gone.

Omagh hit the net with a strike from pacy forward Hayley Ballard. Twenty minutes in all square 1-1 to 0-4.

Half time and It is low scoring as Omagh lead 1-2 to 0-4 at the break following a late free from Ballard.

Second half just on and Cappagh go a point ahead after two quick points from Anna Nugent and Grainne Mc Gread. A good start to the second period from Aidan O’Neill’s team. Cappagh 0-6, Omagh 1-2.

Omagh hit the net for the second time through Christiane Hunter who is just back from injury and move two points ahead 2-2 to 0-6. Cappagh respond with a point to narrow the gap to one.

Omagh point from T Mc Cullagh puts two points between the sides 2-3 to 0-7.

St Endas extend their lead with a point from C Mc Cullagh before second half sub Terri Mc Cusker knocks one over for Cappagh to put two points between the sides as Omagh lead 2-4 to 0-8.

Cara Mc Crossan gets a third goal for Omagh as they make light of their poor form in the league to defeat their local rivals 3-5 to 0-12. Goals win matches and three goals from the Omagh girls proved decisive tonight and they go through to the next round.

Defending champions St Macartans overcame what was a potentially tricky tie to defeat a gallant Aodh Ruadh side by ten points. Macs began well and led 1-5 to no score after fifteen minutes. By half time they were looking comfortable and set for victory as they opened up a 1-7 to 0-5 lead.

Aodh Ruadh were given some hope with a goal from Girvan early in the second half but a Cathy Donnelly major put Macartans in control again. Aodh ruadh continued to battle and even though they found the net for a second time through E Mc Shane Macartans went on to close the game out on a final score of 3-12 to 2-05.



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