Match Report

St. Joseph’s D/B Minor V Eire Og

St. Josephs        1-8
Éire Óg                0-2

A strong second half performance ensured that St. Josephs made it two from two in this year’s minor b championship when they over came neighbours  Éire Óg in Gurteen on Sunday evening.
Hannah Meaney had the opening point of the game inside three minutes from a tight angle before Eva Whyte pointed for Éire Óg from a free minutes later. Meaney added another point from play midway through the half. Éire Óg kept the pressure on and with a great save off the line by the parish goalie Karen McMahon, and strong defensive displays from their full back line of Meadhbh O Connor, Kate Dillon and Chloe Towey they added quick fire points from Ciara Whelan and midfielder Laura Hayes as the final whistle sounded to leave a half time scoreline 0-5 to 0-1.
At the resumption of play Ciara Whelan scored the games only goal with a well timed pass from Hannah Meaney to go 1-5 to 0-1 ahead.

Meaney converted a free minutes later but Elizabeth Russell cancelled it out with a point from a free for the visitors. St. Josephs stepped up a gear and put the result beyond any real doubt with points from Keira McGrath and sub Aisling Hannon in the closing minutes of the game as they held out for a comfortable win. Michelle O’Neill, Hannah Meaney, Orla Moloney and Aoife Shannon were impressive for the winners, while Eva Whyte, Caireann Kennedy, and Ciara Kennnedy did best for Éire Óg.

St. Josephs: Karen McMahon, Chloe Towey, Meadhbh O’Connor, Kate Dillon, Orla Hoey, Vanessa Meaney Capt. Orla Moloney, Laura Hayes (0-1), Aoife Shannon, Keira McGrath (0-2), Michelle O’Neill, Mary O’Connor, Ciara Duggan, Hannah Meaney (0-3), Ciara Whelan (1-2).
Subs: Aisling Hannon for Ciara Duggan, Emily Williams for Kate Dillon inj. Amy Lenihan for Mary O’Connor, Siofra Ní Chonaill for Laura Hayes.