Match Report – Junior Ladies Football – Moylagh vs Clann na nGael

Moylagh 0-11 Clann na nGael 4-7

Clann Na nGael made it 2 from 2 with a hard fought win over Moylagh this evening in Moylagh.

Clann Na nGael opened the score with a point from Louise O’Connor in the 2nd minute, Orla Lally followed with a 2nd shortly after, Moylagh opened their score with a free in the 6th minute, Louise O’ Connor pointed again for Clann Na nGael midway through the half. Moylagh took over and scored 5 unanswered points from play dominating the 2nd quarter, just before half time Louise O Connor scored the 1st goal of the game, followed by a point from Moylagh putting the home side ahead by a single point at half time, 1-3 to 0-7.

Moylagh started stronger in the 2nd half by opening the score with a point in the 3rd minute, as with last weeks match Louise O Connor scored a point from play followed by her 2nd goal. Clann na nGael’s 5th point came from a free taken by Laura Gilsenan. Moylagh again dominated the game and scored 3 points in succession. They were unlucky to lose their No. 14 due to injury and along with a strong performance from Ruth Sherlock & Caitlin Hamilton in the back line encouraged the visitors. With 5 minutes to go Laura Lally, making her debut for Clann Na nGael, scored a superb point from play, which spurred Clann Na nGael on. Louise O Connor followed with a point and ended the game with a goal in the 26th minute. With a minute to go Moylagh lost their 2nd girl with an injury following an awkward fall. As medical assistance was needed both sides agreed with the ref who blew full time.

Many thanks to Moylagh for the welcomed refreshments after the game.

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 Laura Gilsenan(0-1), 9 Orla Lally (0-1), 10 Nicole Kelly, 11 Shauna Tully, 12 Karen Fenton, 13 Aoife Finnegan, 14 Louise O’Connor (4-4), 15 Laura Lally (0-1), Sub Nicola Darby for  K Fenton

Match Report – Junior Ladies Football – Clann na nGael vs Ballivor

Clann na nGael 3-9 vs 1-6 Ballivor

Clann Na nGael came away tonight with a strong performance – convincing winners over Ballivor this evening. It was a game of 2 halves with Clann Na nGael dominating the 1st half, but Ballivor made a strong comeback in the 2nd half. Louise O Connor found the net shortly after kick off following a free in the back line, the 2nd goal came in the 10th minute followed by points from Louise O Connor (2), Orla McLoughlin (1), and Nicole Kelly (1). Laura Gilsenan followed with 3 points from frees. Ballivor strengthened in the later part of the 1st half with 2 points from play in the 27th & 29th minute.

The opening fifteen minutes of the second half was dominated by Ballivor who scored 3 unanswered points. Clann Na nGael eventually found the net with Louise O Connor having 2 earlier attempts saved by the Ballivor goal keeper, Ballivor then scored another point followed by a goal. 2 more points followed by Clann Na nGael’s Laura Gilsenan and Louise O Connor, unfortunately Ballivor finished the game with 14 players as a player saw red and Clann na nGael had enough to get over the line and seal an opening win.

Clann Na nGael: 1 Ciara McLoughlin, 2 Kate Smith, 3 Ruth Sherlock, 4 Caitlin Hamilton, 5 Martha Reidy, 6 Keelan O Connor, 7 Helena Garry, 8 Cailin McDonagh, 9 Orla McLoughlin, 10 Shauna Tully, 11 Laura Gilsenan, 12 Nicole Kelly, 13 Aoife Finnegan, 14 Louise O Connor, 15 Ellen Kate Markey, Subs Karen Fenton on for E K Markey, Lauren Geraghty on for N Kelly, Laura Lally on for A Finnegan.