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Macartans Seal Double With Win Over Carrickmore
St. Macartans 3-10
Carrickmore St Colmcilles 0-4
St Macartan’s collected an eleventh league title in a row at Fintona last Saturday night with a potent display of controlled, mature football. With Slaine Mc Carroll and Chloe Mc Caffrey outstanding the county champions coasted to an impressive fifteen points win which in no way flattered them.
Indeed Carrickmore were thankful that goalkeeper Dearbhla Donaghy was in superb form as she made several top quality saves over the course of the game. Sorcha Gormley was another who battled hard for the Carmen girls but against such a well organised and tight marking defence she found the going tough.
After an impressive first half Macartan’s had opened up a 2-6 to 0-1 lead. Tara Meabh Mc Carroll, Slanie Mc Carroll and Chloe Mc Caffrey hit early points for Macartans with Gormley replying with a tenth minute point for Carrickmore.
Mc Caffrey bagged her team’s opening goal after the quarter hour mark and from there on there was only going to be one winner. They added a further 1-4 without reply as they found their rhythm. Paula Donnelly and Chloe Caffrey hit further points before Mc Carroll struck for her team’s second goal.
Shannon Mc Quaid tested Donaghy who saved bravely but she could do nothing to stop O’Hagan who burst through for a third goal.Mc Caffrey was her usual busy self adding a further point and also came close to hitting the net on several occasions.
Gormley carried most of the Carrickmore scoring threat adding two fine points while defenders Alanagh Mc Kernan and Aobhinn Daly battled gamely against a fluid Macartans side.
Shauna Mc Girr fired over a point with Mc Caffrey adding another brace as the game edged to its conclusion. Caitlin Gormley wrapped up the night’s scoring with a late point but Macartans were not to be denied and eased to a 3-10 to 0-4 win.
St Macartan’s Scorers: Chloe Mc Caffrey 1-6, Slaine Mc Carroll 1-2, Tara Meabh O’Hagan 1-0, Tara Meabh Mc Carroll 0-1, Paula Donnelly 0-1
Carrickmore Scorers: Sorcha Gormley 0-3, Caitlin Gormley 0-1.
St Macartan’s: Aoife Mc Neillis, Elisha Treanor, Tara O’Hagan, Maria Mc Cann, Slaine Mc Carroll, Marie Treanor, Niamh Mc Girr, Tara Meabh Mc Carroll, Colleen Mc Quaid, Paula Donnelly, Chloe Mc Caffrey, Shannon Mc Quaid, Michaela Woods, Cathy Maguire, Maura Mc Menamin. Subs Grainne Mc Kenna For N Mc Girr(40) Shauna Mc Girr For Woods (45) , Cadhla Mc Carroll For TM Mc Carroll (50), Aine Arkinson For Maguire (55), Shannon Keenan For P Donnelly (55)
Carrickmore: Dearbhla Donaghy, Alanagh Mc Kernan, Chloe Munroe, Aoibhin Daly, Aoife Loughran, Carla Kerr, Aimee Fox, Aoibhin Murray, Niamh Mc Elduff, Sorcha Gormley, Caitlin Gormley, Aine Grimes, Claire Mc Gurk, Kathy Mc Aleer, Grainne Mc Garrity. Subs Claire Mc Garrity For G Mc Garrity (