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Clare U14s Lose Out By a Point

posted 2 Mar 2013, 10:06 by Patricia Donnellan   [ updated 2 Mar 2013, 13:05 ]
02/03/2013:  Kildysart hosted a cracker of a match today in the Munster U14 B opener in which Clare Ladies were very unfortunate to lose by a single point to Tipperary (05-06 to 05-05). Things weren't looking good for Clare when they found themselves down 1-3 to no score by the 7th minute.  Then Clare opened their account with a goal from Hannah Meaney and followed this with a free from Ciara Hickey to narrow the gap to just 2 points half way through the period.  Tipperary got the benefit of a very soft goal in the 22nd minute but this galvanised Clare who scored 3-1 in the next 4 minutes.  A brace of goals from Fidelma Marrinan, 1 from Ciara Hickey and a point from Caoimhe Harvey put the Banner ahead at the half 4-2 to 2-3.

Ciara Hickey continued Clare's goal onslaught and by the 36th minute Clare led by 8 points. However, Tipp bounced back and by the 45th minute they wiped out Clare's lead with the sides level at Clare 5-2, Tipp 4-5.  The battle ensued for the last 15 minutes with each side giving their all.  The sides exchanged points and were still level at the 53rd minute when the Premier County goaled to go ahead by three.  Clare rallied valiantly and responded with 2 points from Hannah Meaney but were unable to secure the final point for the draw.  Final result: Clare 5-5 to Tipperary 5-6.  

Team: Michaela Roughan (Banner Ladies), Patricia Foran (West Clare Gaels), Lauren McCarthy ( Kilmurry Ibrikane), Chantel Burke (Kilrush), Amanda Mulcair (Doora/Barefield), Ciara Grogan (Clooney/Quin), Roisin Martin (Banner Ladies), Hannah Meaney [1-2], (Doora/Barefield), Caoimhe Harvey [0-1], (West Clare Gaels), Nicole Doherty (Kilmurray Ilbrikane), Sharon Egan (Kilmihil), Anna Courtney (Doora/Barefield), Fidelma Marrinan [2-0], (West Clare Gaels), Ciara Hickey [2-2], (Kilmurray Ilbrikane), Emma Deegan (Clooney/Quin).  Subs Emma Austin (Wolfe Tones) for C. Burke and Emma McMahon (Coolmeen) for E. Deegan 


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