‘Town pass tough ‘Vat test to make the final

by on the 21st of October 2017

Marble City Travel Senior Semi Final

Thomastown  2-11

Mullinavat  2-5

Thomastown will face Dicksboro in the County Senior Final after they beat a determined Mullinavat side in a tough semi-final

Thomastown were quick off the mark, opening the scoring with points through Eimear Donnelly & Eimear Farrell. A Michelle Quilty point got Mullinavat up and running

The ‘Town hit back on the treble, adding three points by the 13th minute, through the Farrell sisters, Meighan, Anna & Eimear. Another Anna Farrell point split two Mullinavat like scores by Julie Ann Malone and Miriam Frisby – then the ‘Vat look over

Michelle Quilty was at the heart of it, scoring a goal and a point to shoot her side ahead. The goal came after Quilty had knocked down an Elaine Alyward free, swapped passes with Julie Ann Malone and doubled on sliotar first time, sending it high into the top corner of the net

Right on the stroke of half time, Niamh Donnelly equalised from a free. At the break it was Thomastown 0-7 Mullinavat 1-4

Thomastown were quickly back in front in the second half. Jenny Reddy gave them a dream start, running at the ‘Vat defence before hand-passing the sliotar over the advancing ‘keeper

To and Fro

The match went to & fro until the 43rd minute, when Eimear Farrell (T) and Michelle Quilty (M) traded points

In the 48th minute, Thomastown scored another goal, after an Anna Farrell 45’ dropped short. The sliotar was picked up by her sister, Shelley, who turned her marker and shot a low ball into the back of the net

Thomastown were now six points ahead but didn’t let up, extending their lead with points from Niamh Donnelly & Eimear Farrell

In the 57th minute, Mullinavat got a goal back, through Julie Ann Malone, after she had doubled on the sliotar from an Elaine Alyward free

They couldn’t get any closer however, Eimear Donnelly scoring the insurance point late on to send Thomastown through to another final

Scorers – Thomastown – Eimear Farrell (0-4), Jenny Reddy, Shelly Farrell (1-0 each), Niamh Donnelly (0-2, 1 free), Anna Farrell, Eimear Donnelly (0-2 each), Meighan Farrell (0-1)

Mullinavat – Michelle Quilty (1-3, 2 45), Julie Ann Malone (1-1), Miriam Frisby (0-1)

Thomastown – Dearbhail O Keeffe, Eimear Corr, Ailish Butler, Aoife Holden, Ciara Farrell, Meighan Farrell, Sarah Walsh, Jenny Reddy (Capt), Anna Farrell, Shelly Farrell, Sinead Brennan, Eimear Donnelly, Eimear Farrell, Catherine Walsh, Niamh Donnelly

Subs – Sally Teehan, Laura Quigley, Nicole Corrway, Lisa Donnelly, Lisa Carey, Joanne Fitzpatrick, Niamh Donnelly, Niamh O Shea, Ailish O Shea, Chloe Corrway, Maeve O’Connor, Blaithnaid Galway, Niamh Quigley, Caoimhe Kelly, Ciara Morrissey, Tara O’Neill, Jenny McGuinness, Laura Tennyson, Aine Lannon

Mullinavat – Valerie Law, Joanne Quinn, Sinead Aylward, Michelle O Connor, Amy Butler, Elaine Aylward, Claire Aylward, Aine Kinsella, Angela Kenneally, Jessica Dunphy, Julie Ann Malone, Miriam Frisby, Ciara Phelan, Michelle Quilty, Rebecca Haberlin

Subs – Sinead Phelan for Rebecca Haberlin, Nieve Walsh, Aine Phelan, Laura McDonald, Ciara Walsh, Aisling Walsh, Jessica Catt, Alison Foskin, Grace Kent, Ciara Holden

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