Kildress Ladies’ fine form continued with a 6-10 to 2-6 win over Beragh at Gortacladdy on Saturday night.
Whilst it ended up a comprehensive win for The Tones, it was Beragh who started the game the better and by the water-break the visitors led by 1-1 to 0-2. Goals from Eilis Keenan and Shannon Crilly then settled Kildress but another Beragh goal left it 2-6 to 2-3 for Kildress at half-time.
Yet again Beragh started the better and two early second-half points left it a one-point game with everything in the balance. ‘Goals win games’ might be one of the most overused football phrases about, but it remains a very true one, and two more net-finders from Kildress saw them 4-6 to 2-6ahead at the water-break.
From there to the finish Kildress were in charge, adding a further 2-4 to produce an eye-catching total of 6-10. Big score or not, this was a game where Kildress also had a lot to thank their defence for, as this was no one-sided affair.
Ann-Marie Lennon 3-0
Chloe Tracey 0-5
Shannon Crilly 1-2
Stacy Boone 1-1
Eilis Keenan 1-0
Antaine McNamee 0-1
Nicole Keenan 0-1
Trillick ladies saw off the challenge of Loughmacrory as they coasted to victory in their Pat Fahy and Co senior league clash. County star Emma Brennan top scored with 2-3 while Shauna Mc Gurren (2-1) and Cathleen Kelly (0-6) both contributed handsomely to the win.
Errigal Ciaran recorded a convincing win over Aghyaran with some impressive play and quality score taking. Claire Canavan 2.01, Maria Canavan 1-03, Cailin Mc Cann 0.04, Michaela Moore 0.02, Ellie Mc Namee 0-02, Eimear Corrigan 0.02, Emilie Loughran 0-02, Briege Mullin 0.01.
Full Time Score Errigal 3.17 Aghyarn 0.11
St Macartans 3.09 v Sperrin Óg 1.12
Macartans got the better of Sperrin Og after an entertaining battle at Augher. A hesitant start from the visitors allowed Macartans to gain a foothold in the game. Goals from Monaghan and Keenan and points from Colleen Mc Quaid and Michaela Woods allowed Macartans to go in at the break leading 2-2 to 0-5. Sperrin Og were much improved after the break with Aisling Fox, Michaela Fox, Claire Tuohey, Niamh O’Neill and Eadoin Fox outstanding. Colleen Mc Quaid hit 1-4 for Macartans in the second half while Shauna Mc Girr, Niamh Mc Girr and Tara O’Hagan added points to seal the win for the Clogher Valley girls.
Niamh O’Neill 0.08
Shauneen Ferrity 1.00
Meaghan Clarke 0.02
Carla McCann 0.01
Rebecca Coyle 0.01
Drumragh defeated Moy 1-13 to 1-6 in their league clash at the weekend. Sorcha Mc Kenna top scored for the Sarsfields girls with 0-6 while Josephine Quinn got their all important goal. Neamh Woods, Joanne Barrett, Shannon Starrs, Clodagh Loughran and Edel Meenagh were outstanding for the winners. Emer Currie top scored for the Moy with 1-3 while Shona Jordan (1) and Colleen Mc Cance (2) also chipped in with scores for their side.
Clonoe welcomed Moortown to Páirc Uí Rathaille. With the teams sitting proudly at the top of the Junior League, both were battling to pull clear at the summit. A fantastic and exciting game of football ensued.
Moortown registered the first score of the game, through a point. However, it was Clonoe who got into gear hitting 1-03 with a goal from Meabh O’Neill and points from Briana Quinn and Orlagh Gavin (2). Moortown responded with a point before Aoife Coyle scored her first point of the night. Moortown responded with another 2 points before the first water break, cutting the Clonoe lead to 3 points. Clonoe scored another point after the water break through Aoife Coyle. Moortown settled into the game, scoring 4 unanswered points bringing the game level. Meabh O’Neill responded with another point for Clonoe but this was to be their last score of the half. It was Moortown who finished the first half stronger, scoring 1-01.
Half time score
Clonoe 1-06 Moortown 1-09
Orlagh Gavin opened in the scoring in the second half through a fine point. Clonoe defence came under alot of pressure with the Clonoe goalkeeper Alicia Coyle pulling off a few good saves. Moortown scored 2 points before Orlagh Gavin scored a goal to cut the deficit to a single point. However, it was Moortown who went into the last quarter with a 6 point lead at the second water break, after scoring 1-02. The visitors were dominant after the second water break scoring another 1-02, getting the goal after reacting quicker to a ball that came off the crossbar to a Clonoe point by Briana Quinn. With Moortown leading by 10, the Clonoe girls continued to press and were awarded a penalty after Orlagh Gavin was fouled. Orlagh scored the resultant penalty before Moortown responded with the last score of the game, a point.
Clonoe 3-08 Moortown 3-16
Orlagh Gavin 2-03
Meabh O’Neill 1-01
Briana Quinn 0-02
Aoife Coyle 0-02
Everyone would like to wish Niamh Hughes a speedy recovery after coming off injured during the game.