Ladies League Final: Kilbride 5-05 Strokestown 2-13.
Huge congratulations to our Senior ladies team who retained their Division 1 League title following a nail biting encounter last Saturday evening in Oran . Strokestown had the wind at their backs for the first half and made their intentions clear from the start. They had scored 1-06 before a nervous Kilbride team got their first score on the scoreboard , a goal from the boot of Sinead Clabby after 18 minutes. Within 3 minutes Fiona Tully got in for a second. Incredibly Kilbride got in for a third within 3 more minutes , once again from Fiona Tully . At the half way mark Strokestown’s lead had been reduced to just 3 points 2-07 to 3-01 and the Kilbride nerves had settled . Strokestown continued to pile on the pressure despite playing against the wind and once again kept Kilbride scoreless for the first 15 minutes while they added 5 further points. Kilbride looked like they were in trouble but to their credit they dug deep and finished the stronger team . Fiona Tully pounced for her hat trick , and then a sublime pass from Siobhan Tully cross field to Casey Keane saw her coolly slot the ball to the net . The same player scored a great point to bring the game level with playing time almost up. Two further points from the boot of Eilish Fannon saw Kilbride go two points clear, but there was time for one last Strokestown attack which yielded a point. The large Kilbride support drew a breath of relief when the referee blew the full time whistle and there were jubilant scenes when the shield was presented to captain Siobhan Tully by fixtures Chairman Johnny Cox.
Team: Lorraine Connor, Maire Lohan, Alice Kelly, Rochelle Mullaney, Jennifer Fannon Katie Kelly, Tara Taylor, Ciara Taylor , Eilish Fannon, Siobhan Tully , Sinead Clabby , Fiona Tully, Casey Keane Subs , Caoimhe Neary ,Amanda Gavigan , Niamh Tully Jacinta Tully , Lorna Flanagan , Patricia Shally. Niamh Shanagher,, Blaithin O Beirne, Caoimhe Neary , Ruth Walsh . Corina Gormley , Aine Griffin and Yvonne Creighton
Other results and Fixtures
Our men’s team had a comfortable win away to Kilglass on Sunday on a scoreline of 3-12 to 0-0.
On Friday our junior team lost by a single point to Tulsk 1-12 to 1-11. They take on St Croans in Kilbride on Saturday in the Junior B championship. Throw in is at 5.45pm.
Well done to our U 14 ladies who had another good win in the league last Wednesday evening against St.Barrys in Kilbride . Final score Kilbride 2-15 St.Barrys 1-02. Their next game is away to St.Domincs on Tuesday at 7pm.
Panel: Elaine O Grady , Aoife Leonard,Karina Leonard ,Julia Garvey , Saoirse Murray , Etain Kelly , Hazel Carty, Robyn Dowling , Leah Fallon , Clodagh Murray , Ellen O Beirne (0-04), Amy Shanagher ( 0-02), Ashling Cronin, Aisling Shanagher,(0-02),Bea O Grady ,Aisling Hanly (2-07) Rachel Glynn, Ellen Tully .
Hard luck to Aine Griffin and the Roscommon U 16 team who lost out to a very strong Galway team in the Connacht A final on Friday evening.
Well done to Aisling Hanly and the Roscommon U 14 team who took part in the recent All-Ireland Blitz.