Last Tuesday evening our girls hosted Laune Rangers in the second round of The Co. League, Division 2 in Ballyrickard.
Laune Rangers got off to a great start when their big midfield star scored 2 great goals with her strong accurate left foot before we responded with a pointed free from Aoibhin MacCarthy.
We were playing a bigger and stronger team, however we managed to put 2 more points on the board before Killorglin responded with a third goal to make the score 3-0 to 0-3 at the half time whistle.
In the second half Killorglin were playing with the breeze and it was not long before they added a fourth goal to their tally. The odds did not look good now for the Strand Road girls however they continued to battle and were awarded a free which Aoibhin MacCarthy blasted to the roof of the net reducing the lead to 6 points again. This marked the start of the comeback for The Blues as we scored another point and they responded with their first and final point to make the score 4-1 to 1-04.
Laune Rangers would not score again. Aoibhin MacCarthy took a pass on the 13m line and sent a low hard shot to the back of the net. We now trailed by only 3 points and the fight back was in full swing. We began to dominate around the middle as Killorglin tired. We kicked 4 more points in the last ten minutes coming from Kelly Fitzgerald, Lauren Doody
(0-1) and Aoibhin MacCarthy …
When the final whistle blew there was great excitement as players and parents alike were overjoyed with the magnificent comeback on the night. The joy was palpable, it was truly a great win. There were great performances all round especially from Millie O’ Brien in goal who pulled off some great saves , Ava Ward, from Rachel Foley ( capt.) , Saoirse MacCarthy and Lauren Doody in the backs , from Sophie Hassett, Ella O’ Connor and Kelly Fitzgerald (0-3) upfront and especially Aoibhin MacCarthy (2-4) who was our top scorer. Final score: Kerins O’Rahillys 2-08, Laune Rangers 4-01.
Team on the night: 1. Millie O’ Brien, 2. Ava Ward 3. Rachel Foley ( capt. ) 4. Millie Hayes 5. Fiadh McCarthy 6. Lauren Doody 7. Saoirse MacCarthy 8. Ella O’ Connor 9. Sophie Hassett 10. Aoibheann McCarthy 11. Aoibhin MacCarthy 12. Nathali Mulumba 13. Taylor Stack 14. Kelly Fitzgerald 15. Aoife Behan… subs Amy Behan, Ciara Gallagher, Farah Leahy, Leila Halloran and Donna O’ Regan.
Our next game is away to Castleisland Desmonds next Tuesday at 7p.m.
All support from Family, Friends and club members would be more than welcome to cheer on this great young team.
Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday at 6p.m.
Well done to Katie Nix who represented our club in The Féile skills competition last Friday.
We are away to Beale/ Ballyduff on Tuesday, May 22nd . Throw in at 7p.m. Best of luck!
Remember girls to pay – no pay, no play!!
Please drop clean, bagged clothes to Ballyrickard on Tuesday and Thursday evenings during training and on Sunday mornings during the juvenile academy. Texts will be sent with what’s allowed. Thank you in advance.