FT: St Colmcilles B 2.2 Slane/Rathkenny 7.9
HT: St Colmcilles B 1.0 Slane/Rathkenny 4.5
Cilles were outgunned from the start and could not match the pace, power and finishing from Slane/Rathkenny. In the first minute a speculative shot into the Cilles goalmouth and a defensive mix-up allowed the ball to reach the net. Despite valiant individual performances from the Cilles players they could not convert good possession into scores while Slane maintained a steady scoring rate throughout the first half. Cilles captain Sheena eventually broke through the Slane defense to score a goal in the 22nd minute.
The second half started brightly for Cilles with Karolina finishing off a good phase of possession with point. Slane then took control of the game and extended their lead with two more goals. Cilles would not give up and continued to press and probe for scores. Saoirse eventually finishing with 1.1
Slane/Rathkenny were clinical and will go far in the Championship. Cilles can and will play better
Team and scorers: Tori Armstrong (Grainne Reilly), Eimear Daly, Caoimhe Horan, Dearbhail Ni hOistin (Jayne Kerr), Aoife Hall (Danielle Sweeney), Tara Short (Suzanne McAlarney), Katie Connell, Cloidhna Cairns, Caoimhe Walsh, Sheena Carroll (1.0), Meg Sowray, Kate Ward (Rebecca Kirwan), Deanna McGowan (Georgina Stephenson), Saoirse McPeake (1.1), Karolina Slionskyte (0.1) (Aobhin Butler), Naoife Lenihan