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Minor League Doubles For Badoney And Aghaloo, League title For Killeeshil

Saturday 10.06.2017
Team Talk Mag
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Grade Four Minor Championship Final

Aghaloo 5-5    Pomeroy 3-8

There was an historic double too for Aghaloo O’Neill’s on Friday as after winning their first ever ladies title last week with a league title win over Kildress the Reds eased to a narrow win over a battling Plunkett’s who came so close with a pulsating finish.

Grade Three Minor League Final

Badoney 3-11 Galbally 3-5

Badoney completed the Grade three minor double at Carrickmore on Friday night. Once again Niamh Mc Connell starred as the Gortin girls defeated Galbally. The league final was a lot tougher assignment than last week’s championship final with Galbally providing a robust challenge.

The Pearse’s turned in a blistering last quarter and hauled themselves back into contention with late goals from Oonagh McKeown and Clodagh Corr after trailing 3-8 to 1-3 ten minutes into the second half. Badoney however managed to keep their noses in front to ease to a six point win.

This was a hard fought win for a good Badoney side that was well organised in all sectors. Aoife Brolly and Chloe O’Neill shored up the defence, Aimee and Aoife Daly impressed again at centre-field with the forward division full of running and intelligent play. This squad has displayed great self belief this season.

 

Orlagh McCullagh scored a first half goal for Badoney while Aimee Daly tagged on a second just shy of the break and they led 2-4 to 1-2. Galbally did bag a goal of their own from Claire McKeown. Badoney pulled further ahead in the second half when McCullagh pounced on a Sorcha McConnell effort that hit the post to drill the ball to the net.

Credit to Galbally they forced their way back into the contest but despite their best efforts though they could not reel the champions in. McConnell finished with 0-4 with Daly, McCullagh and Mossey providing quality again for the double winners.

 

 Grade One Minor League Final

Errigal Ciaran 2-8  Killeeshil 2-10

There was no dream double for Errigal Ciaran as Killeeshil grabbed their chance to avenge last week’s championship loss with a two point win in the grade one league final. As with last week’s championship decider the league final provided the big crowd with another thriller that went down to the wire.

Two late points from Bronagh McKenna edged the St Mary’s over the line after Errigal had powered to an eight point lead eight minutes into the second half. Shannon Stevenson’s goal ignited the fightback though and 1-6 on the bounce allowed Killeeshil to strike out for the line and they were fully deserving of the win after rattling in a dozen wides over the hour.

Maria Canavan’s 0-3 and an Ellie McNamee goal had afforded Errigal a two point advantage by the break.

Although it took some ten minutes for that first goal in their first real attack, Killeeshil had hit a post, had a chance saved, dropped five chances wide and had only a Bronagh McKenna point to show for their early dominance. The goal from Chloe Collins soon followed after beautiful inter play between Collins and Stevenson.

Three points from Canavan after the restart and points from Michaela Moore and McNamee edged Errigal clear and when McNamee slammed home a second goal eight minutes in the champions looked on course.

Cue a wonderful fightback with McKenna, Alannah Donnelly and Niamh McCool landing points while Stevenson showed great skill to find the net.

Canavan levelled matters with five minutes of normal time remaining. The St Mary’s defence remained resolute and as a unit were outstanding at the back. Orla Mulgrew, Shauna Stevenson and Caitlan Campbell turned in a tremendous shift with McKenna dropping over those two late points that proved to be the match winners.

 

Grade Four Minor Championship Final

Aghaloo 5-5    Pomeroy 3-8

There was an historic double too for Aghaloo O’Neill’s on Friday as after winning their first ever ladies title last week with a league title win over Kildress the Reds eased to a narrow win over a battling Plunkett’s who came so close with a pulsating finish.

 

 

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