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Murphy’s Gloves Ladies Championship Latest

Sunday 18.09.2022
Team Talk Mag
Championship Football


Another busy weekend for the Murphy’s Gloves Club Championships with wins for Moortown, Macartans, Clonoe and Loughmacrory. The games involving Macs and Loughmacrory both required extra time to find a winner.

The senior semi between Killeeshil and Macartans was a low scoring affair that Killeeshil took to extra time with a brace of late points. Unfortunately for the hoops they only managed a single point during extra time and lost out 1-9 to 1-6. Dual star Grainne Rafferty led the line with 1-3 while Ciara Donnelly, Lisa Marie Toal and Zoe Loughran were on target with points. Chloe Mc Caffrey (0-5) and Niamh Mc Girr (1-1)  did the majority of scoring for Macs while Cathy Maguire, Tara O’Hagan and Slaine Mc Carroll were also among the points.

The Loughmacrory scorers in their Junior clash with the Fianna were Aoife Kelly 1-6, Kerri Ward 1-4, Orla Mc Cullagh 1-0, Lisa Melley 0-1 and Bronagh Gallagher 0-1 a total of 3-12. Coalisland were pipped by 1-1 at the end having led at the break 2-6 to 1-5. Unfortunately for the Fianna two points was all they managed during the second half as Loughmacrory rallied to take the game to extra time.

Moortown defeated Moy in the Intermediate semi final on a score of 2-9 to 0-5 with the Moy scores coming from Emma Conroy 0-1, Emer Currie 0-2, Lucy Conroy 0-2. The half time score was Moy 0-4 Moortown 1-4.

The match, which was moved to Stewartstown at the last minute was a stop start one with ladies from both sides getting injuries at various stages.

After a quiet first 10 minutes Caoimhe McNally opened the scoring for Moortown but Moy replied with 2 well taken points of their own. In the 15th minute, Rachel Tallon found Caoileann Quinn who fed a through ball to Emma Murphy on the edge of the square and Murphy shot past the Moy keeper to put Moortown back in front.

Both sides missed chances before 2 quick fire scores from Sarah Devlin and a fine effort from a tight angle by Caoimhe McNally increased the Moortown lead and although Moy replied with 2 scores of their own the 1st half finished with Moortown ahead 1-4 to 0-4.

Two free kicks by Sarah Devlin gave Moortown a five point cushion but it was her goal in the 15th minute of the 2nd half which ended the match as a contest. She found herself one on one with the Moy keeper before finding the roof of the net with her right foot.

Further scores from play by Sarah Devlin and Caoimhe McNally and a final Devlin free meant Moortown were comfortable winners in the end on a final score line of 2-9 to 0-5.

Congratulations to the girls and their management team. They will meet either Omagh or Cappagh in the final next weekend.


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