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Long Trip South But No Points For Tyrone Ladies.

Monday 03.02.2014
Team Talk Mag
Club


Kerry 1-16 Tyrone 1-6
It was a long trip on the road to Killarney for Tyrone Ladies for the National League opener on Sunday and they suffered defeat at the hands of a very strong Kerry team. Having to travel without several players for a variety of reasons the Tyrone management were forced to hand Senior debuts to Arboe’s Clare Muldoon, Rock’s Laura Kilpatrick and Cill Iseal’s Emma Louise Mulgrew.
Right from the start the Kingdom’s All-Star player Louise Ní Mhuirtceartaigh caused problems for the Tyrone defence scoring three points from play and forcing an excellent save from Shannon Lynch in the Tyrone goal. Gemma Begley responded for Tyrone with a point from play and then one from a free kick. At this stage Tyrone were battling hard with Emma Hegarty, Carol Dooher, Laura Kilpatrick and Neamh Woods able to win possession and drive forward at Kerry but apart from Begley up front the Red Hands lacked the fire power to take advantage of this possession. Kerry added another four points before half-time with Gemma Begley keeping Tyrone in touch with two points of her own.
Kerry started the second-half strongly with midfielder Lorraine Scanlon getting a point before Patrice Dennehy grabbed a goal for the Kingdom to give them an 8 point advantage with only 5 minutes gone in the half. Gemma Begley again tried to claw Tyrone back into the game with two points from free kicks but Kerry pushed on and scored 7 points without reply before Begley grabbed a consolation goal for Tyrone.
Following the game Tyrone manager Brian McGee was “disappointed with the 10 point difference in the game” but “pleased with the girl’s work rate and effort”. He said “We travelled down here missing several players and were forced to give Senior debuts to Clare Muldoon, Laura Kilpatrick and Emma Louise Mulgrew. Each of these girls gave good accounts of themselves out there today and have staked a strong claim for a place in the team. We also introduced Rebecca Forbes, Clare McDonald, Karen Quinn and Lorraine Conwell as subs in the second-half for their Senior debuts. Unfortunately, we lacked any attacking power to take scores when we had the chances but it was an honest effort from the girls so despite the loss today we will look forward with confidence and enthusiasm to next Sunday’s double-header game against Mayo at Healy Park”.
Shannon Lynch, Tori McLaughlin, Clare Muldoon, Eimear Teague, Maria Donnelly, Neamh Woods, Carol Dooher, Emma Hegarty, Laura Kilpatrick, Gemma Begley (1-6), Christianne Hunter, Cathy Donnelly, Emma Louise Mulgrew, Mairead Conwell, Sara-Louise McLaughlin. Subs used: Rebecca Forbes (for C. Hunter), Lorraine Conwell (for M. Conwell), Clare McDonald (for SL McLaughlin), Karen Quinn (for E. Teague)

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