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Mc Aleer And Rushe Ladies Wrap Up
Whilst Kildress were full value for their win and had a good control all over the field, this was no evening stroll as Edendork competed well and a key part of Kildress’s success was the amount of times they turned over the ball when the St Malachy’s were in threatening positions.
Natacha O’Neill’s early goal gave the Tones a great start but Edendork quickly netted themselves and for the first quarter there was little between the teams. Kildress then started to pull away however and by half-time had established a deserved 1-10 to 1-4 lead.
A cleverly-taken Edendork goal made it a two-point game early in the second half but from there on Kildress really took over, rattling over a series of points, many from Chloe Tracey who ended up with a spectacular 0-14 to her name. It was all capped, and the game really put to bed, by a simply wonderful solo goal from Aoife O’Connor, after she’d won the ball with yet another turnover.
This was a very sound all round display from Kildress against good opponents. Kildress were fast, mobile and committed and were particularly good in the tackle.
FT Kildress 2-18 Edendork 2-6
Kildress Scorers: Chloe Tracey 0-14, Natacha O’Neill 1-0, Aoife O’Connor 1-0, Eilis Keenan 0-2, Shannon Crilly 0-2
Kildress: Niamh Brannigan | Donna Hagan, Caoimhe Gilmore, Cathy Connolly | Sorcha McNamee, Sarah McAleer, Sinead Daly | Antaine McNamee, Katie Rose Muldoon | Natacha O’Neill , Chloe Tracey, Eimear McGarrity | Eilis Keenan, Ann-Marie Lennon, Shannon Crilly | Aoife O’Connor, Leah McCrory, Anna Lennon, Emma McKernan, Marie Daly, Emma Gillen, Nicole Keenan, Lanaoise Lagan, Cara Loughran, Bronagh McAleer, Ellen McGurk, Alana McNamee, Rebekah Mullin, Caitlin Murphy, Emma O’Kane, Mairead Quinn
SENIOR LADIES V FINTONA
Fintona were quick out of the blocks establishing an early 1-2 to no score lead before two Beth Donaghey points got Drumragh moving. Fintona however retained a stranglehold on possession and added three further points before the break to lead 1-5 to 0-2 at half time. The Pearses began the second half with a point before Breanna Breslin clipped over a fine score after good play from Neamh Cleary. Fintona replied with a brace of points before Joanne Barrett knocked over a superb point which was followed shortly after by a converted Sorcha McKenna free after Breanna Breslin had been fouled. Fintona responded with two further points before Breanna Breslin hit her team’s sixth point of the evening. Another Fintona point made it 1-11 to 0-6. Drumragh were then awarded a penalty after a foul on Joanne Barrett which was well struck and confidently converted by Niamh Cleary. The former county captain added another point to give the Sarsfields further hope but Fintona’s second goal knocked the wind out of their sails. The Pearses added a further 1-1 to leave the final score 3-13 to 1-7 in favour of Fintona.