LADIES GAA | League Round-Up
Clans off the mark, Fechin’s win big and Pat’s do enough
Louth Ladies Division Three League
Second-half showing propels Clans Ladies to win
Clan Na Gael 4–11 Newtown Blues 1–4
A powerful second-half display saw Clan na Gael Ladies pick up a well-earned league win against the Newtown Blues at Clan na Gael Park on Tuesday night.
Playing against a very strong breeze in the first half, the girls Castletown girls had to put in some Trojan work to curtail the Blues’ scoring opportunity and pressure.
However, with the elements aiding the Newfoundwell outfit, the Clans went in a goal behind, 0–3 to 1–3.
With the strong wind behind them in the second half, the Clans proved to be too strong with Grace Smith, Ciara Woods and Alannah McLaughlin — who hit a brace — all finding the net.
The visitors were restricted to just one point at the other end as the Clans ran out comfortable winners to cap a solid team performance.
Their next outing is on Sunday, April 7th against the O’Raghallaigh’s in Drogheda.
CLAN NA GAEL LADIES: Mia Rogers, Jessica Gaffey, Daramay Fitzpatrick, Geraldine Smyth, Reagan Donnelly, Sinead McGill, Grace Fitzpatrick, Kathy O’Reilly, Shannon McLaughlin (0–1), Grace Smith (1–2), Gillian O’Reilly (0–1) Amy Lawlor, Therese Curran, Alannah McLaughlin (2–1), Ciara Woods (1–6). Subs: Donna Conroy for A Lawlor, Kate Curran for G Fitzpatrick, Claire Mckeever for G O’Reilly, Niasha Mackin for R Donnelly.
Louth Ladies Division One League
Fechin’s make it look easy against Blues
Newtown Blues 1–5 St Fechins 4–14
St Fechin’s Ladies got back to winning ways with a well-deserved 18-point victory over the Newtown Blues after an eventful encounter in Drogheda on Friday night.
The Fechins dominated from the start with Sara Moore winning the throw in and Rachel Kinch scoring four unanswered points.
The Blues ladies struggled to breakthrough the Fechins defensive line but scores from a free and a penalty left the teams level midway through the half.
Rebecca Howell, who was also in sparkling form, resolved the situation after striding through the Blues defence and hitting the back of the net to leave the half time score 3–6 to 1–2.
The second half began with a point from Louise McCullough, followed by another goal from Rebecca Howell.
When the Blues won another penalty, Fechins ‘keeper Caoimhe McQuillan made an impressive save.
The home side never gave up and went on to score two points from play but Rachel Kinch answered back by adding another 1–2 to the scoreboard.
Catherine McGlew scored a brilliant point from an almost impossible angle and Louise McCullough ended the game with an exceptional point, securing the victory for St Fechin’s.
ST FECHIN’S LADIES: Caoimhe McQuillan, Sarah Sharkey, Jenny Mulrey, Orla McEvoy, Orla Brennan, Pamela Campbell, Ceire Nolan, Rachel Kinch (2–9, 0–6f), Sara Moore, Louise McCullough (0–3), Rebecca Howell (2–0), Hayley McDonnell, Hazel Haughney, Catherine McGlew (0–1), Roisin Kavanagh. Subs: Ellen Brodigan for H McDonnell, Katie Flynn for H Haughney, Anna Redmond for S Sharkey, Grace Haughney for R Kavanagh, Grace Healy for R Howell, Beth Sheridan for L McCullough.
Louth Ladies League Division Two
First-half display does the trick for Pat’s
Naomh Fionnbarra 2–2 St Patrick’s 2–9
St Patrick’s Ladies laid the groundwork for this win over Naomh Fionnbarra by dominating the first half.
The Lordship ladies hit the net twice through Ciara O’Connor and Kate Flood and although the Barrs fought back well in the second-half, they couldn’t reel Pat’s in.
St Patrick’s scorers: K Flood (1–4), C O Connor (1–2), A Breen (0–1), Niamh Butterly, A O’Doherty (0–1 each).
Brides hit back to beat Cooley
Cooley Kickhams 2–9 St Brides 2–11
St Brides recovered from a four point deficit at half-time to beat Cooley Ladies, 2–11 to 2–9.
The Cooley team was: Sinead Rice, Deborah Malone, Patsi McGuinness, Renee McGlynn, Leanne Tuohy, Niamh Rice, Claire Donnelly, Niamh Quigley, Siobhan McDonald (0–1), Lauren Boyle (1–4), Ava O’Shaughnessy Sarah Jane O’Reilly (0–1), Eibhlin Rice (1–0), Coirin Rice (0–1), Megan Ferguson. Subs: Rita McShane (0–2), Shauna Murphy, Aoife Traynor, Kerrie Ferguson, Ella Murphy, Kate Arnold.
Louth Ladies League Division One Results
Geraldines 3–9 Roche Emmets 0–6
Stabannon Parnells 4–15 St Mochtas 1–7
Louth Ladies League Division Two Results
Dreadnots 1–3 Kilkerley Emmets 5–19