Ladies Football Round-up.
St Ailbes Crowned Division 1 League Champions
The 2017 Division 1 Senior League Final took place last Sunday evening in Knockainey. It was a repeat of last year’s Championship Final where St. Ailbes were up against Ballylanders current County Senior Champions.
Ballylanders opened the game with the first point after 3 minutes from Rosemary Rea. It took St. Ailbes eight minutes to really settle down before Paula Donnelly scored a point followed two minutes later with a goal from Stephanie Carroll.
Ballylanders then went on to score 2 great goals by Kristy Carroll and Kathleen Martin, and another point from Kristy Carroll in the last 3 minutes of this half. With eight well taken points notched up before half time by St Ailbes, Pauline Mc Carthy (0-2), Síle Moynihan (0-2), Stephanie Carroll (0-1), Ingrid Laffan (0-1) and Niamh Ryan (0-1) and Paula Donnelly (0-1), St Ailbes were 3 points up with another tough half ahead on a warm humid evening.
The second half, a much quieter affair score wise ensued in this half, with a goal and a point from Laura Lyons to open followed by another well taken goal from Cathy Mee of Ballylanders and a point from Caoimhe Clancy and to finish for Ailbes a Katie Heelan goal to bring the final score St Ailbes 3-9 to Ballylanders 3-3.
It has been three years since St Ailbes won this League and the Cup was presented by Helen Hourigan, in memory of her daughter Máire Hourigan.
St Ailbes Panel: Aisling Enright, Emma Mc Guire, Kate Ryan, Sarah Ryan, Joanne Mc Guire Captain, Ingrid Laffan, Caroline Hickey, Sinead Mc Namara, Eimear Ryan, Paula Donnelly, Stephanie Carroll, Sile Moynihan, Niamh Ryan,Pauline Mc Carthy, Katie Heelan, Ciara Ryan, Briana Donnelly, Laura Lyons, Alice Parkes, Emma Donnelly,Mairead Kavanagh, Aisling Kennedy,Hazel Fogarty,Sinead Mc Elligott, Aoife O Sullivan and Lara Boohan. Management Team: Paul Butler, Aideen Fitpatrick and Andrew Grimes. First Aid: Ann Rowsome.
Ballylanders Panel: Aoife Gallahue, Clodagh Mc Grath, Niamh Kelly, Triona O Donnell, Aine Mc Grath, Mairead Kelly, Cathy Mee, Andrea O Sullivan, Jackie Lynch, Rosemary Rea, Kathleen Martin, Kristy Carroll, Maria Murphy, Aoife O Sullivan, Keeva O Brien, Christine Cleary and Caoimhe Clancy. Manager: Danny Kelly. Trainer: Eoin Martin. Selectors: Mike McGrath, Winnie McDonnell & Philip O’Sullivan. Physio: Georgina O’Brien.
Monagea Division 2 – League County Champions:
Monagea last year’s league finalists and Oola (Division 3) winners contested the Final played in Knockainey last weekend. In a very exciting and close game, Monagea ran out winners. Final Score: Monagea 0-9 Oola 1-3.
Adare Division 3 – League County Champions:
Adare took on Groody Gaels in the Final played in Mungret recently. In a very exciting final, Adare ran out winners in the end on the scoreline: Adare 5-8 Groody Gaels 4-4.