FT: St Colmcilles B 3.12 Skryne B 0.5
HT: St Colmcilles B 1.4 Skryne B 0.4
The best evening of the year so far brought out a big crowd. A very competitive first half opened with Skryne pointing directly from the throw in. Tit-for-tat scores followed with points from Caitlin and Aoibhin matched by a pair for Skryne. Both goalies made key saves to prevent certain goals while their forwards were guilty of some poor shooting in a 12 minute spell until Cilles edged ahead with a point from Saoirse, a goal from Meg and a final point from Ellie. Skryne then grabbed the last point of the first half to leave just 3 points between them.
Cilles had arrived with 29 players and introduced 6 at half time. All of the remaining subs came on during the half. Most were from the large group of U16s who have now moved up to adult football and their fresh legs, tight marking and sharp passing was pivotal in the ensuing onslaught on the Skryne defense. Caoimhe grabbed the first point following a trademark storming run through midfield. Ellie and Saoirse added two more in the 7th minute. A minute later Ellie then hammered a goal into the top of the net. Skryne were being pressed hard by the Cilles backs and midfield but after a series of good hand-passes scored a point. Sheena quick-fired 1.1 in reply before Ash added her point. Phoenix with two points and Ellie with another point ended the scoring.
This was a vital win in the league for Cilles.
Team and scorers: Ash Dyer (0.1) (Catherine Grey), Eimear Daly (Grace Milner), Tara Short, Kate Ward (Clodagh Reilly), Naoife Lenihan (Cliodhna Cairns), Caitlin Cudden (0.1) (Aoife O’Brien), Aoife Hall (Siofra Murphy), Caoimhe Walsh (0.1), Ellie Brodigan (1.3), Karolina Slionskyte (Rebecca Kirwan), Sheena Carroll (1.1), Meg Sowray (1.0) (Phoenix Quinn (0.2), Aoibhin Butler (0.1) (Ash Dyer), Saoirse McPeake (0.2) (Emilie Everitt), Georgina Stephenson (Katie Atkinson), Aoife Farrelly,
match Report: Joe Daly
Photo: apologies – it’s an old picture