Meath LGFA Intermediate Championship Round 1 – St Colmcilles vs Moynalvey
St Colmcilles dominated this encounter from the start with two early points from Hannah Tobin Jones, Dawn O’Reilly and a goal from Hannah Connell. This was all before Moynalvey scored their first point in the 8th minute. Cilles midfielder Orla Deegan made a storming run through the centre trading passes before scoring a well taken goal in the 12th minute to give Cilles a commanding lead. Although Cilles captain Ashling O’Donnell was yellow-carded for a high tackle in the 21st minute, Cilles scored 1.2 to 0.1 (Hannah Tobin Jones 1.1 and Emma Brophy 0.1) to close out the first half 10 points ahead.
In the second half, Hannah Tobin Jones hit the net again in the 2nd minute and Hannah Connell both started and finished a fine move from midfield with a point from wide on the right before a yellow card for Moynalvey’s McLoughlin in the 11th minute. Cliona Smith and Dawn O’Reilly added goals for Cilles in the 21st and 26th minutes to further extend the Cilles lead.
Moynalvey’s constant probing on the right paid off when they pulled a goal back in the 29th minute, miscommunication in the Cilles square allowing Moynalvey to fist a bouncing ball into the net.
Not only did Cilles look well prepared for this game, they were aggressive throughout, showing impressive fitness levels, cool heads and an eye for goal. While St Colmcilles attack was free scoring they will be equally pleased about their miserly defence conceding just four scores on the night. A disciplined, confident performance from a well drilled team.
St Colmcilles team and Scorers: Tori Armstrong, Enya Carroll, Anna Rothwell, Sabhin O’Sullivan, Ashling O’Donnell (C), Grainne Rice, Niamh O’Callaghan, Orla Deegan (1.0), Natalie Davitt, Hannah Connell (1.1), Hannah Tobin Jones (2.2), Ciara Daly, Emma Brophy (0.1), Cliona Smith (1.2 (1f)), Dawn O’Reilly (1.1). Subs: Ciara Kilcoyne, Danielle Sweeney (for Anna Rothwell 40min), Lauren Collier (for Hannah Tobin Jones (40min), Ashling Dyer, Jayne Kerr, Tara McHugh, Naoife Lenihan
Referee: Barry Byrne
Match Report: Joe Daly
Photography: Brian Mulligan
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