Young Girls Take Inter Title at First Go!!

by on the 29th of October 2018

Marble City Travel Intermediate County Final

Young Irelands 0-12
Clara 1-3

Young Irelands defeated Clara in the Marble City Travel Intermediate County Final in John Lockes Park, Callan last Sunday

The girls in Maroon were first off the mark when in the third minute Siobhan Curtis shot to the net after being played in by Mary O’Connell

Over the next eight minutes play went from end to end without either side scoring but then Sarah Ann Quinlan as taken down on the 40 metre line and from the resulting free she scored Gowran’s first point

Clara quickly replied with a point from play through Fiona Phelan and followed with a further point when Niamh Byrne put Clara ahead by four points on the 14th minute. The next score went to the Young Irelands girls as Lizzie Byrne fielded a high ball and fired over a lovely point. Sarah Ann Quinlan scored a point from a 30 metre free and Aisling Carey added another point in the 30th minute despite her first effort being blocked down

Heading into additional time, Sarah Ann Quinlan brought the sides level when she shot a nice point from an acute angle to leave the half time score Young Irelands 0-5 Clara 1-2

When play resumed for the second half, the Gowran girls pulled away with three points, Sarah Ann Quinlan scoring two pointed frees and Steffi Fitzgerald from play

Clara had their final score of the games in the 39th minute when Niamh Byrne pointed a 45 metre free

Three minutes later, Steffi Fitzgerald put Gowran further ahead when she added a point from out on the wing

Play went again from end to end over the next twelve minutes without either side conceding a score until Miriam Brennan split the Clara defence and shot over the bar

Sarah Ann Quinlan closed out the scoring when adding two points from placed balls, the latter from a penalty to leave the final score Young Irelands 0-12 Clara 1-3

Young Irelands begin their Intermediate Leinster Championship campaign against O’Moores (Laois) in Rosenallis GAA, Laois this Sunday 28th October at 2pm


Scorers – Young Irelands – Sarah Ann Quinlan (0-7, 4f, 1 Pen), Steffi Fitzgerald (0-2), Lizzie Byrne, Aisling Carey, Miriam Brennan (0-1 each)

Clara – Siobhan Curtis (1-0), Niamh Byrne (0-2, f, 45), Fiona Phelan (0-1)

Young Irelands – Hannah Brennan, Nicole Carter, Maggie Simpson, Ruth Loughlin, Eimear Naddy, Laura Fennelly, Tiffanie Fitzgerald, Ciara O’Keeffe, Rebecca Nevin, Aisling Carey, Sarah Ann Quinlan (Captain), Steffi Fitzgerald, Aoife Farrell, Miriam Brennan, Lizzie Byrne

Subs – Amy Lennon for Rebecca Nevin, Nessa Farrell for Lizzie Byrne, Aoife Connolly, Aoife Naddy, Niamh Walsh, Mia Murphy, Laura Langton, Orlaith Byrne, Emma Comerford, Ann Marie Byrne,

Rachel Doyle, Leah Brennan, Caithlin Simpson, Aisling Rudkins, Sinead Naddy, Sarah O’Neill, Paula Farrell (injured), Grace O’Donnell (injured), Aisling Hennessy (injured)

Clara – Lisa Kehoe, Margaret Kehoe, Roisin Byrne (Captain), Aine McDonald, Leasa Byrne, Aisling Curtis, Claire Nolan, Lucy Power, Aisling Nolan, Mary O’Connell, Rebecca Nolan, Grainne Byrne, Fiona Phelan, Siobhan Curtis, Niamh Byrne

Subs – Aoife Murphy for Fiona Phelan, Ciara Byrne for Grainne Byrne, Margaret O’Connell for Niamh Byrne, Aylson Creane for Leasa Byrne (inj), Catherine Murphy for Rebecca Nolan, Lucy Cody, Gemma Dowling, Niamh Treacy, Aoife Glynn, Aoife Treacy, Ciara Treacy

Referee: Liz Dempsey (Thomastown)

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