League winners ‘Boro march on to semi finals

by on the 14th of October 2023

Dicksboro 1-17

St Brigid’s 0-4

By Aoife Lanigan, PRO

Captain Jenny Clifford put the icing on the cake with a great goal for the Boro which helped the Cityside qualify for the Michael Lyng Motors Hyundai Senior Championship Semi Final when defeating St Brigid’s in Jenkinstown last Saturday afternoon

Aoife Prendergast opening the scoring for the Boro with a point from play within the first minute. Leah Brett equalised for St Brigid’s with a lovely point on the run two minutes later

Asha McHardy and Aoife Prendergast added a point a piece for the Boro before Orla Ryan slotted over a point for St Brigid’s

Aobha O’Gorman and Prendergast tagged on a further two points for the Cityside before their Captain Jenny Clifford scored a great goal. The sliotar was cleared from the Boro defence, Jenny fielded it, turned her marker and hit a rasper of a shot across the goalie into the bottom left corner of the net

Asha McHardy and Ciara Phelan piled more pressure on St Brigid’s with another point each to put the Boro eight points ahead

Orla Ryan finished the first half scoring with a point from play for St Brigid’s to leave the interval score 1-7 to 0-3 in favour of the Cityside

On the resumption of play, Dicksboro continued where they had left off in the first half, completely dominating the new half. Rachel Dowling converted a 45m free for them. Then Niamh Phelan hit a fantastic point from her own 65m line

Lauren Ronan scored St Brigid’s only point in the second half from a 21m free after Leah Brett had been fouled

Amy Clifford added two points from play for the Boro before her sister Jenny fielded the sliotar and scored a great point

Dicksboro added another four points through Rachel Dowling (f), Aoife Prendergast, Aisling Browne and Amy Clifford to leave the final score Dicksboro 1-17 St Brigid’s 0-4

Scorers – Dicksboro – Aoife Prendergast 0-4 (1f), Jenny Clifford 1-1, Amy Clifford 0-4, Asha McHardy 0-2, Rachel Dowling 0-2 (2f), Aobha O’Gorman, Ciara Phelan, Niamh Phelan, Aisling Browne 0-1 each

St Brigid’s – Orla Ryan 0-2, Lauren Ronan 0-1 (1f), Leah Brett 0-1

Dicksboro – Kirsty Maher, Jane Cass, Tara Clifford, Katie Byrne, Niamh Phelan, Caoimhe Dowling, Tara McGrath, Ciara Phelan, Ciara O’Shea, Asha McHardy, Aobha O’Gorman, Rachel Dowling, Aoife Prendergast, Amy Clifford, Jenny Clifford (Capt)

Subs – Aisling Browne for Aobha O’Gorman, Eva Healy for Jenny Clifford, Rachel Egan, Danielle Kenny, Caoimhe Carroll, Bronagh Doheny, Sarah O’Gorman, Becky Peters, Angela Carroll, Rose Kelly, Orlaith Moore, Emer Phelan, Sinead Carroll, Issey Carroll, Isabel Roberts, Isabelle Fahy, Isabelle Egan, Kate O’Neill, Niamh O’Donohue, Lucinda Gahan

St Brigid’s – Miriam Walton, Nicola Butler, Edwina Keane, Moya O’Brien, Reece Delaney, Aisling Dunphy (Capt), Molly Butler, Laura Hennessy, Lauren East, Tara Ronan, Orla Ryan, Ava Brett, Claire Doheny, Lauren Ronan, Leah Brett

Subs – Kate McCluskey for Mollie Butler, Amy O’Connor for Tara Ronan, Katie Brennan for Reece Delaney, Molly Conroy for Lauren East, Eimear Keoghan for Claire Doheny, Ellie O’Neill, Siobhan Kenny, Robin Delaney, Margaret Maher, Aoife Power, Isabel Caldbeck

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