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Ladies U12 Win Challenge

posted 28 May 2014, 14:28 by Patricia Donnellan   [ updated 29 May 2014, 04:41 ]
28/05/2014:  It's been just over a year since the Kildysart Ladies U12 team played in their very first match in Kilmihil. It was a bitter cold Sunday evening and the Blues lost 3-5 to 1 point. What a difference a year makes. Tonight's display of football was impressive and a world apart from last year. The first half was a very tight affair with no more than 2 points separating the teams. Katie Donnellan and Megan Sheehan slotted over the first 2 points of the match. Kilmihil then stunned the crowd when their 45' lobbed over the goalie's head for a goal. Kilmihil followed this with a point but a brace of points from Roisin Donnellan drew the sides level mid way through the half. Then feisty debutant Grace Sheerer got the first of her 2 points to put Kildysart ahead. Megan Cooney saved a certain goal before Kilmihil broke through for their second goal. Roisin Donnellan's goal 2 minutes before the break put Kildysart back into the lead which they held for the remainder of the match. Megan Sheehan scored the last point of the half leaving the score Kildysart 1-6 to Kilmihil 2-1.

In the second half backs Sarah Casey, Emma Byrne and Rachel O'Sullivan frustrated Kilmihil's attempts to push forward. Rachel Conway at full back was letting nothing passed and Sinead Kelly at wing back was crucial in moving the ball up the field. Roisin Donnellan and Megan Sheehan opened the scoring in the 2nd half before Katie Donnellan put a fluke goal past Zoe Nagle who played in goals for Kilmihil. Kildysart's score would have been much higher only for the fearless Zoe who stopped at least 3 goals. Amy Murphy who was instrumental in setting up many scores added a point to extend the lead. Two points from Kilmihil and 2 more from Roisin Donnellan gave Kildysart the lead 2-11 to 2-3 with 10 minutes remaining. Caitlin Casey moved out to midfield and won all her battles for the ball. Aoife Cleary and Aoife McMahon also impressed in their first outing though they were wearing Kilmihil jerseys. They made the forwards work for their points. Eve Garry did very good in defence as did Laoise Keane. Kilmihil added 2 more points while Megan Sheehan added a goal and Grace Sheerer the final point to finish Kildysart 3-12, Kilmihil 2-5.  

Team: Megan Cooney, Sarah Casey, Rachel Conway, Rachel O'Sullivan, Emma Byrne, Sinead Kelly, Katie Donnellan (1-1), Megan Sheehan (1-3), Roisin Donnellan (1-5), Amy Murphy (0-1), Caitlin Casey, Grace Sheerer (0-2).  Subs: Eve Garry, Laoise Keane