Match Report – Junior Ladies Football – Clann na nGael vs Duleek/Bellewstown

Clann na nGael 6-14 Duleek/Bellewstown 2-05

Clann na nGael made it 3 from 3 with an impressive win over Duleek Bellewstown in very difficult wet conditions in Rathcairn this evening.

Louise O Connor pointed the 1st score of the game from a free in the 3rd minute, the visitors opened their score with a point from a free also. The visitors started well in the 1st quarter scoring 2 goals, but Clann na nGael girls found their feet and Louise O Connor scored another point from a free followed by her 1st goal of the game. She quickly followed with another goal and 2 more points, with Orlagh Lally working well in the middle of the field along with Shauna Tully and Nicole Kelly. Orlagh Lally scored an impressive point to leave the home side doing well, when Louise O Connor found the net just before half time to leave the home side ahead at half time.

The 2nd half started well for the Clann na nGael girls when Nicole Kelly broke through and scored her 1st point in the 1st minute and she followed it with another a couple of minutes later. The home side dominated the 1st quarter which saw Orlagh Lally and Nicole Kelly both scoring successive goals. Duleek Bellewstown regained themselves and scored their 1st point of the half followed by another from a free. The home side worked very well together with the back line of Ruth Sherlock, Caitlin Hamilton & Jennifer Cole causing problems for the opposition. The forwards supported each other well and with Laura Collins, Nicola Darby & Amy Collins in flying form the Clann na nGael girls added a further 7 points with Louise O Connor getting the 6th goal after having several goal attempts saved by the the excellent Duleek Bellewstown keeper. The visitors added a further 2 points.

Well done to both teams in tough conditions.

Clann Na nGael: 1 Ciara McLoughlin, 2 Jennifer Cole, 3 Ruth Sherlock, 4 Caitlin Hamilton, 5 Martha Reidy, 6 Niamh Brogan, 7 Ellen Kate Markey, 8 Nicole Kelly(1-2), 9 Orlagh Lally(1-3), 10 Laura Collins, 11 Shauna Tully(0-2), 12 Nicola Darby, 13 Aoife Finnegan, 14 Louise O Connor(4-6), 15 Laura Lally. Subs Amy Collins(0-1) for L Lally, Laura Lally for N Brogan