Reports from last weekends Under 14 finals
by PRO on the 2nd of September 2015
U14 A Championship Final
Thomastown 2-04 Young Irelands 3-01
Thomastown started the game the brighter and got in for a goal in the fifteen minute when Isobel Mcnea found the back of the Young Irelands net. Amy Lennon responded for Young Ireland’s with a point in the eighteenth minute. Roisin O’Keeffe put a goal in the contest again when she tapped over a free in the twentieth minute. Young Ireland’s then got a goal from an Amy Lennon free that deceived the Thomastown defence. Young Ireland’s went into the lead for the first time in the twenty eight minute when a Tiffanie Fitzgearld penalty found the back of the net after Ciara O’Keeffe was fouled. This put her side 2-01 to 1-01 ahead at the break.
Young Ireland’s got in for their third goal in the thirty sixth minute from Maddy Lawson. Thomastown then got three points from Roisin O’Keeffe, from a free in the forty eight minute, a forty five in the fifty third minute and a point from play in the fifty fifth minute to put them just a goal behind. Thomastown pressed and pressed to get the equaliser and their efforts were rewarded when they were awarded a penalty in the sixty third minute. Eva Hayes effort was stopped and it look like Young Ireland’s would hold on but from the rebound Eva Hayes gained possession to hand pass to the Young Ireland’s net to the roar of the Thomastown supporters. Referee Eamon Larkin blew the full time whistle and the sides must do it all again next Saturday after it finished Thomastown 2-04 Young Irelands 3-01.
U14 B Championship Final
Conahy Shamrocks 1-3 St Martin’s 4-9
Goals were the key as St Martin’s proved too strong for a brave Conahy in Clara on Saturday. The victors began the game well and got in for a goal in the opening minute when a long range Hazel Moore shot deceived the Conahy defence. Shannon Feehan responded for Conahy with a point. St Martin’s hit back with four points on the bounce from Rebecca Roche, Ciara Farrell and Hazel Moore before Hannah Doyle tapped over a point to put her side 1-04 to a 0-01 ahead. Cara Brennan tapped over a point for Conahy in the thirtieth minute. Conahy were hit a hammer blow in the thirty second minute when Carlise Comerford got St Martin’s second goal to make it 2-04 to 0-02 at the interval.
Grace Mulhall opened the second half scoring with a free in the opening minute. St Martin’s then got 1-04 without reply. Hannah Doyle and Rebecca Roche pointed for the victors before Carlise Comerford got her second and St Martin’s third goal in the forty second minute. Hannah Doyle and Carlise Comerford then pointed for the victors. Great credit is due to Conahy as they never gave up and got a goal from Chloe Leahy in the fifty first minute after a scramble in the St Martin’s square to make it 3-08 to 1-03. St Martin’s closed out the contest with 1-01 without reply. Ciara Farrell got in for their fourth goal in the fifty third minute before Aoife Keane tapped over a point at the stroke of full time to seal the victory.
U14 C & D Championship Finals
In the C final played in Piltown on Friday evening Windgap proved too strong for Ballyhale Shamrocks. The losers began the game brightly but Windgap took to their task and got the crucial scores to run out 3-05 to 2-01 victors over a brave Ballyhale side to claim the C title.
In the D final Paulstown / Goresbridge prove too strong for a brave Naomh Brid side. In a tightly contested first half a twelfth minute Shauna Treacy point for Paulstown/Goresbridge separated the sides at half time. Paulstown / Goresbridge set out there stall early in the second half and got three quick points from Shauna Treacy (2) and Cliodhna Donnelly to put them 0-04 points to no score ahead. Mollie Southgate got a goal for Naomh Brid to cut the gap to a point 0-04 points to 1-00. Paulstown/Goresbridge bounced back with 2-01 without reply. Clara Walsh getting Paulstown/Goresbridge first goal before Shauna Treacy got there second goal in the fifty fourth minute. She then tapped over a point a minute later to make it 2-05 to 1-00. Aoibhe Watters got Naomh Brid’s second goal in the fifty sixth minute, but it was to be Paulstown/Goresbridge day and a third goal in injury time from Cliodhna Donnelly sealed the title on a 3-05 to 2-00 score line.
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