Intermediate Championship – Doora Barefield vs Clarecastle
It was Clarecastle/Ballyea that registered the first digit on the scoreboard in Gurteen on Sunday last as the amalgamation met neighbors St. Joseph’s Doora Barefield in the first of the five round games in intermediate championship! Doireann Murphy scored the first free of the evening followed swiftly by Lauren Tuohy from a free also, settling them into the game. However it was all they were to score for the duration of the first half as St. Joseph’s took their stride and replied with eight consecutive points from Captain Caoimhe Hoey, Louise Woods, Erinn Hennessy along with two frees from the ever reliant Aisling Mahon. St. Joseph’s drove on with sheer determination and Ciara Guilfoyle raised the green flag followed by another point from midfielder Síofra Ní Chonaill before Hoey finished the half with another point to her name leaving the half time score St. Joseph’s 1-10, Clarecastle Ballyea 2 points. The maroon & white girls continued their good run throughout the second half with more points from Hoey, Hennessy & Woods with Ciara Duggan earning her name on the scoresheet converting two points.
Clarecastle Ballyea to be fair fought hard & dug deep to secure a well taken goal by Grace Russell as well as further points from Tuohy & Murphy. But it was St. Joseph’s that grabbed the victory as Áine Nic Cormaic blew the final whistle, St. Joseph’s 1-19, Clarecastle Ballyea 1-6
Photo featured: Clarecastle Ballyea captain Jane Flanagan, ref Aine Nic Cormaic and St Joseph’s captain Caoimhe Hoey
St. Joseph’s Panel
Karen McMahon, Orla Moloney, Megan O’Brien, Kate Dillon, Eimear Casey, Chloe Towey, Aisling Hannan, Síofra Ní Chonaill, Orlaith Lynch, Aisling McMahon, Caoimhe Hoey, Erinn Hennessy, Ciara Guilfoyle, Louise Woods, Ciara Duggan, Anne Marie McGann, Laura Hayes, Kiera McGrath, Fiona Tuohy, Aoife Shannon, Hannah Meaney, Sarah Hoey, Orla Hoey, Amy Lenihan, Aishling Reidy. Subs: Laura Hayes for Hannan, Hannah Meaney for A. McMahon, Sarah Hoey for Guilfoyle
Sarah McNamara, Carol Browne, Emma O’Connell, Laura Hogan, Louise Griffin, Jane Flanagan, Ellen Barry, Chloe Devitt, Ally Fleming, Doireann Murphy, Hannah Dinan, Ciara Lynch, Chloe Eustace, Lauren Tuohy, Grace Russell, Lisa Hogan, Niamh Enright, Laura Vaughan, Aoibheann Donnelly, Aileen O’Reilly.