Weekend Reports- Thomastown prove too strong for Mullinavat to claim senior league title, while goals the difference as Young Irelands edge Conahy to claim Junior league crown.
by PRO on the 28th of September 2016
Marble City Travel Senior League Final
Thomastown 3-11 Mullinavat 0-08
Thomastown put in a stunning display to claim the league title and gain revenge for last year’s defeat to the same opponents when they overcame Mullinavat on a 3-11 to 0-08 points score line in Dunmore on Sunday.
It was Mullinavat who started the game the brighter and raced into a two points to no score lead. Elaine Aylward started the run with a point from forty five meters in the fourth minute before Michelle Quilty tapped over a well taken point from twenty one meters from out on the sideline to make it 0-02 points to no score after four minutes. Thomastown responded with 1-01 on the trot. Anna Farrell started the run by getting in for the games opening goal in the fifth minute when her shot from forty five meters deceived the Mullinavat defence and went to the back of the net. They followed this up with a Sinead Brennan point from thirty meters in the sixth minute. Mullinavat responded with a brace of points through Michelle Quilty to equalise the tie. She started the run with a free from twenty one meters in the sixth minute from twenty one meters. She followed this up with a point from a forty five in the ninth minute to make it a draw game 0-04 points to 1-01. Thomastown responded with two points on the trot. Anna Farrell started the run with a point from a free from thirty five meters in the tenth minute before Shelly Farrell tapped over a point from twenty one meters in the sixteenth minute to make it 1-03 to 0-04 points. Julieann Malone responded with a well taken point from fifty meters in the seventeenth minute. Thomastown responded with a brace of points. Eimear Donnelly started the run with a point from thirty five meters after latching onto a Sarah Walsh pass. Jenny Reddy followed this up with a point from twenty one meters in the twentieth minute. Julieann Malone responded for Mullinavat with a point from forty five meters to cut the gap to two points 1-05 to 0-06. Thomastown finished the half strongly and closed out the half with 1-01. Aoife Farrell started the run with her side’s second goal when she latched onto the ball on the edge of the small square to tap home. Shelly Farrell closed out the first half scoring with a point from thirty meters in the twenty eight minute to see her side lead at the break by six points 2-06 to 0-06.
Many would of felt that Mullinavat would need to make a good start at the start of the second half to get back into the contest but it was Thomastown who started the half the brighter and opened the scoring through a Eimear Donnelly point in the opening minute. Niamh Donnelly followed this up to put Thomastown eight clear with a point from twenty one meters in the thirty second minute. Mullinavat hit back with two Michelle Quilty frees. The first from thirty meters in the thirty third minute from thirty meters. She followed this up a minute later with a further free from the same distance to cut the deficit to six points 2-08 to 0-08 in what would prove Mullinavat’s last score. Thomastown hit back with two points on the spin. Eimear Farrell who was introduced as a sub got right into the heart of the action and tapped over a well taken point from twenty one meters after finding herself at the end of brilliant link up play in the fifty second minute. She followed this up by getting in for her sides third goal in the fifty sixth minute when she latched onto a Anna Farrell pass to hit home from fourteen meters. Mullinavat were awarded a penalty in the fifty fifth minute when Elaine Aylward was fouled, Ciara Holden stood up to the result penalty but her effort was saved out for a forty five. Form the resulting forty five Michelle Quilty dropped the ball into the square in the hope of getting back into the contest but her effort was intercepted and Thomastown cleared there lines. It was to be Thoamstown’s day and they closed out the half with two points on the spin with Shelly Farrell getting in for the last score to see her side claim the league title on a 3-11 to 0-08 point score line.
Scorers- Thomastown – Anna Farrell1-01 (1 free), Shelly Farrell 0-04, Eimear Farrell 1-01, Aoife Farrell 1-00, Eimear Donnelly 0-02, Sinead Brennan 0-01, Jenny Reddy 0-01, Niamh Donnelly 0-01. Mullinavat – Michelle Quilty 0-05 (3 Frees, 1-45), Julieann Malone 0-02, Elaine Aylward 0-01.
Thomastown – Niamh Bolger, Eimear Corr, Ailish Butler, Nicole Corrway, Ciara Farrell, Meighan Farrell, Sally Teehan (Capt), Jenny Reddy, Anna Farrell, Sarah Walsh, Sinead Brennan, Eimear Donnelly, Niamh Donnelly, Shelly Farrell, Aoife Farrell.
Subs- Niamh Quigley, Aoife Holden, Eimear Farrell, Joanne Fitzpatrick, Ailish O’Shea, Niamh O’Shea , Laura Quigley, Claire Murphy, Laura Tennyson, Blathnaid Galway, Tara O’Neill, Caroline Atkins, Caoimhe Mullins, Catherine Walsh, Maeve O’Connor, Aine Lennon, Jenny McGuinness.
Mullinavat – Valerie Law, Joanne Quinn, Sinead Aylward, Michelle O’Connor, Ciara Phelan, Elaine Aylward, Vivienne Law, Aine Kinsella, Miriam Frisby, Angela Kenneally, Julieann Malone, Jessica Dunphy, Nieve Walsh, Michelle Quilty, Ciara Holden.
Subs: Amy Butler, Claire Aylward, Rebecca Haberlin, Eimear Brennan, Alison Foskin, Ciara Walsh, Sinead Brennan, Niamh Jones.
Referee: Owen Kenny
Marble City Travel Senior League Final
Young Irelands 2-09 Conahy Shamrocks 0-10
As the saying goes goals win games and the Junior league final can be put under the same heading as Young Ireland’s got two to claim the Junior league title, there second title this year when they overcame Conahy Shamrocks 2-09 to 0-10 points in Dunmore on Sunday.
It was Conahy who started the game the brighter and raced into a two points to no score lead in the opening five minutes through a brace of Danielle Morrissey points. She started the run with an excellent point from twenty one meters from an awkward angle. She followed this up with a long range free from fifty meters in the fifth minute. Kate Drennan opened the victor’s account with point from twenty one meters thirty seconds later. Danielle Morrissey edged Conahy two points clear again with a further free from forty five meters in the eight minute. Sarah Ann Quinlan responded for Young Ireland’s with a point from fourteen meters in the tenth minute. Conahy hit back with a brace of points. Danielle Morrissey started the run with her fourth point of the afternoon from a forty five in the twelfth minute, before Georgina Kelly tapped over a point from fourteen meters in the fourteenth minute to make it 0-05 points to 0-02. Young Irelands hit back with 1-01 on the spin. Aisling Carey started the run by getting in for the games opening goal in the eighteenth minute when she latched onto a breaking ball on the edge of the small square to tap home. They followed this up with a point thorough Paula Farrell from twenty one meters in the twentieth minute to make it 1-03 to 0-05. Conahy responded to equalise the tie through a Danielle Morrissey free from thirty meters thirty seconds later. The teams then traded points. Paula Farrell pushed Young Irelands into the lead again with a free from thirty five meters in the twenty fifth minute. Danielle Morrissey equalised the tie with a long range free from fifty meters in the twenty eight minute. Paula Farrell responded for Young Irelands with a free from thirty meters in the thirty second minute to see them lead at the break by a point 1-05 to 0-07.
They were a baron patch at the start of the second half with both sides’ defences on top. Young Ireland were enjoying the majority of the early possession but could not capitalise on it. It was Conahy who broke the deadlock with two points on the spin. Danielle Morrissey started the run with a point from thirty meters in the forty fifth minute to equalise the contest. Georgina Kelly edged Conahy into the lead with a point from twenty one meters in the forty eight minute to make it 0-09 points to 1-05. Then came a turning in the contest as Young Ireland’s got 1-01 on the spin. Steffi Fitzgearld who was just introduced as a substitute got in for her sides second goal in the forty ninth minute when she latched onto a Laura Fennelly pass to hand pass home from the edge of the small square. Young Irelands followed this up with an Emma Comerford point from thirty five meters to go three points clear 2-06 to 0-09. Danielle Morrissey stopped the rot for Conahy with a free from twenty one meters from out on the sideline in the fifty third minute but this would prove to be there last score as Young Irelands closed out the contest with three points on the spin. Paula Farrell started the run with her fourth point of the afternoon in the fifty fourth minute from twenty one meters. Steffi Fitzgearld followed this up with point from twenty one meters in the sixtieth minute. Sarah Ann Quinlan closed out the games scoring from thirty meters in the sixty first minute to seal the league title for Young Irelands on a 2-09 to 0-10 points score line, there second title this season. One would be forgiven in suspecting this won’t be the last time the sides meet this season.
Scorers- Young Irelands – Paula Farrell 0-04 (2 frees), Steffi Fitzgearld 1-01, Aisling Carey 1-00, Sarah Ann Quinlan 0-02, Katie Drennan 0-01, Emma Comerford 0-01. Conahy Shamrocks – Danielle Morrissey 0-08 (5 Frees, 1-45), Georgina Kelly 0-02.
Young Irelands– Aoife Connolly, Elaine Rudkins, Maggie Simpson, Kelly Treacy, Janet Hutchinson, Emma Comerford, Nicole Carter, Ruth Loughlin, Aoife Naddy, Steffi Fitzgearld, Laura Fennelly(capt),Rebbecca Nevin, Paula Farrell, Aisling Carey, Elizabeth Byrne.
Subs- Kay Drea, Katie Quinlan, Eibhlin Fogarty, Sharon Quinlan, Katie O’Neill, Kate Drennan, Roisin Bollard, Aine Smith, Orlaith Byrne, Niamh Walsh, Grace O’Donnell, Sarah Ann Quinlan, Ellen O’Donnell, Ann Drea, Ava Comerford, Fionnuala Quinlan, Ann Marie Byrne, Sinead Naddy, Aisling Hennessy.
Conahy Shamrocks – Mary Brennan, Evelyn Phelan, Mairead Lawler, Mariga Nolan, Amy Morrissey, Roisin Phelan, Aisling Maher, Katie Brennan, Noreen O’Keeffe, Sinead Corrigan, Danielle Morrissey, Georgina Kelly, Rebecca Brennan, Lorraine Kennedy, Miriam O’Keeffe.
Subs- Niamh Delaney, Caoimhe Bergin, Lorraine Cass, Noelle Corrigan, Meabh Delaney, Hannah Murphy, Sarah Molloy, Siobhan Mullan, Emma Cahill, Eva Manogue, Emma Mullan.
Referee: Seamus Quigley
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