On Tuesday evening in Castleisland our U12 girls contested The County League Final, division 2 .
It was a beautiful evening with a slight breeze blowing from the town end. Captain on the night Ella O’ Connor won the toss and opted to play with the breeze.
The game got off to a hectic start with end to end attacks.
First to score for us was Kelly Fitzgerald with a well taken pt. from play. Glenflesk responded with 2 pts. from play.
We responded with a pointed free by Aoibhín O’ Connor MacCarthy . Glenflesk then had an attack and their number 13 finished with a goal. We responding with a fine pt. from play by Aoibhín O’ Connor MacCarthy . Glenflesk however again got the better of our back line and finished with a goal from their no. 6.
Kelly Fitzgerald caught some good ball at full forward and from two successive attacks scored 2 great pts. to leave the halftime score Glenflesk 2-2 to KOR 0-5.
The start of the second half saw us play out our purple patch as we opened the half with a pt. by Aoibhín O’ Connor MacCarthy , followed with an attack which resulted with a great goal by Sophie Hassett . Soon after Aoibhín
added another pt. to leave us 2 pts. to the fore. The game was going our way. We had a great chance to add another goal which hit the post from another shot from Sophie followed by another near miss from Aoibhín.
Unfortunately directly after this and against the run of play Glenflesk got a goal. This they followed with a second goal in quick succession from a long ball to one of their forwards who was poaching smartly in behind our backs. This second goal was the killer blow for our team.
We exchanged pts. with Glenflesk after this with our pts. coming from a free and one from play by Aoibhín .
Glenflesk came out deserving winners in the end with a Final score of Glenflesk 4-9 to KOR 1-9.
We can take comfort that we gave Glenflesk the best game they played in the league .
Our players on the night were outstanding , all giving their very best to the very end especially Aoibhín O’ Connor MacCarthy, Lauren Doody and Kelly Fitzgerald.
Team on the night:
1. Millie Hayes 2. Ava Ward 3. Rachel Foley 4. Taylor Stack 5. Fiadh McCarthy 6. Lauren Doody 7. Saoirse O’ Connor MacCarthy 8. Ella O’ Connor 9. Sophie Hassett ( 1-0) 10. Aoibheann McCarthy 11. Aoibhín O’ Connor MacCarthy (0-6) 12. Nathali Mulumba 13. Aoife Behan 14. Kelly Fitzgerald (0-2) 15. Farah Leahy
Subs: Donna O’ Regan, Ciara Gallagher, Emma Greensmith , Leila Halloran, Amy Behan, Sophie O ‘ Connor.
Co. League semi-final last Sunday evening – Scartaglin v KOR . Final score 2-12 to 2-2. The scoreline had no justification on the final score there. It was a tight knit game , both sides played fantastic football . It was a pleasure to watch.
There was a pt. between the sides at half time but something had to give ! 50 minutes gone and Scart took off with some great moves in the forwards.
Sarah Costello and Aoibhín O ‘ Connor MacCarthy got great goals and Katie Nix some great pts. It was a great game with an unreal standard of football.
Well done to our girls for putting up a fight. Our captain was Siúna Crowe.
This Wednesday, June 27th we are away to Churchill for a challenge match. Throw in at 7.30p.m. More details to follow.
Texts with training times will be sent during the week.
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