After the excitement and the achievements of the Meath County Team in the past few weeks, it was back to Club business for a lot of the County girls as they try to help their clubs reach their competition finals in the coming month.
Navan O’Mahoneys 0-1 Kilmessan 6-12
Kilmessan easily overcame town rivals O’Mahoneys in this club championship fixture. Kilmessan took control early on in the match aided by the good free taking of Aileen Donnelly & some sharp shooting by the Kilmessan forwards and led 2-8 to no score at half time.
There was really no way back for the home side after the interval with Kilmessan keeping the pressure on with all forwards & midfield getting their name on the score board. Best for Kilmessan were Mary Ellen Sheridan, Claire Sheridan and Michelle Horan.
Kilmessan N Sheridan, E Doyle, K Ward, N Lynch, S Ross, A Lynch, ME Sheridan, F Lynch (0-1), A Donnelly (0-6), C Sheridan (2-1), M Horan (0-1), S Horan (0-1), AM Martin (1-2), K Ni C (2-0), O Doyle (1-0) Subs: E Fitzgerald for K Ward, D Fitzgerald for AM Martin, C O’Leary for F Lynch .
Blackhall Gaels 4-7 V Dunboyne 0-7
Blackhall over came Dunboyne for four goals as they set on the road to the Championship semi-finals where they bid to defend their Senior Title. With some good work from Jane Burke & Kristina Troy Blackhall did not hold back. Dunboyne were without the strong influence of Aoife Thompson who holds they Dunboyne back line steady when in action. Fiona O’Neill & Sinead Hackett impressed for Dunboyne while Jane Dolan was also on form for Blackhall gaels .
E,Mangan, E.Keane, K.Murphy, E.Nolan, A.Crosbie, C.Burke, P.Fahey, J.Burke, K.Troy 0-1, J.Gordon 1-0, J.Dolan 2-6, L.Lucus, A.Nolan, G.Ennis, N.Heavin.
subs: G.Ennis 1-0 for A.Maye, A.Nolan for N.Keane
Sarah Fahey , Elma Rafferty, Evelyn McGovern , Aoife O Grady, Siobhan Synan, Aine Keogh, Leanne Hayes, Fiona O Neill 0-1, Suzanne Ledwith, Aoife Murphy, Sinead Hackett 0-6, Emma Doherty, Margaret O Connor, Brigid Reilly, Kate O Carroll
Subs: Michelle Ganon for Suzanne Ledwith, Suzanne Ledwith for Michelle Ganon
Killyon 1-6 Trim 2-10
Trim & Killyon see red after this Senior Championship encounter. This was one of the normal Saturday evening duals between two neighbouring clubs and rivals. With the sending off of two players one from each club this gave neither team an advantage as both battled from the throw in .
Trim’s corner forward Dearbhla O’Carroll was first on the score board with a pointed free and two more points came from the other corner as Linda Telford got two points from play, before Aoife Maguire Killyon pointed from a free. Sylvia Rattigan passed to Katie Mullen Killyon who split the posts with Killyons second point. Trim who are presently on top points in the championship race had the edge but just could not pull away from a very determined Killyon side who were not to far away from upsetting the odds.
Trim’s Aishling Fagan who has speed on her side when it attack, showed her pace with a well taken point in the first half. Killyon went ahead marginally after Aoife Maguire’s 45m free made it to the back of the Trim net. This goal which rose the Killyon spirits was soon blanked out when Linda Telford timed her strike superbly and sided stepped Michelle Connolly in the Killyon goal to put Trim ahead again. Trim added a further two points before the interval leaving 4 points between the sides. Killyon 1-2 Trim 1-6.
After the resumption Killyon came out fighting as they attacked with determination, Stacey Duignan, Laura Maguire & Katie Mullen doing everything they were asked of. Killyon closed down the Trim forwards as Lisa Foley & Aoife Maguire at centre field also impressed when they attacked every ball. Killyon notched up four points and brought the game level as they held Trim scoreless for almost 20 minutes of the second half.
Frustration grew from both sides in the last ten minutes when Killyon missed score-able opportunities which went wide and Trim had to make changes to try and change the game around. Killyon giving away some silly frees helped Trim’s Edel Guy get her team back on track when pointing from two placed balls.
Killyon had a number of wides and failed to take advantage of their advances on the Trim back line. Ciara Ashe & Ashling Fagan did not make any mistakes as they secured a point a piece to settle things back down. Substitute for Trim Lynn Winters finished the evenings scoring when she blasted the ball to the Killyon net.
Trim : Anne Cole, Darina Smith, Ema McNally,Sharon Campbell, Niamh guy, Brid Guy, Suzanne Hayes, Edel Guy 0-3, Ciara Ashe 0-1, Aisling Fagan 0-3, Anne Marie Fagan, Katie Hackett, Blathnaid Canty, Dearbhla O’Carroll0-1 Linda Telford 1-2. Subs
Killyon : Michelle Connolly,Sharon Raleigh, Nessa Connolly, Fionnuala Clarke, Mary Gilsenan, , Laura Maguire, Lisa Foley,,Aoife Maguire 1-3,Stacey Duignan, Sinead Geraghty, Katie Mullen 0-2,Amy Gannon, Sylvia Rattigan, Elizabeth Raleigh ,Browyn Massey. Sub Christine Raleigh 0-1 for Browyn Massey.
Donaghmore/Ashbourne 1-7 v Kiltale 2-16
The game started off well for Donaghmore Ashbourne with the first score coming from Lizzy Lynch but this was the only time of the game were Don/Ash went ahead. Kiltale’s five county players who were dotted around the pitch in various positions causing most of the headaches for Donaghmore/Ashbourne.
Deborah Wigglesworth and Jenny Rispin were almost guaranteed to score points when they obtained the ball. It seemed as though the extra experience of playing at the higher standard of
They used this tactic well in the first half and scored a massive 2-10 in the first half hour.
However Don/Ash did manage to keep themselves just above water in the first half with a goal and a point from Ali Fitzgerald and a further point from Lizzy Lynch Score going in at half Time: Don/Ash 1-3 Kiltale 2-10
Donaghmore Ashbourne managed to slightly redeem themselves in the second half. They regained some confidence and managed to dominate most of the play with an excellent performance from Jenny Long in forwards who was unlucky not to capitalize on her possession and her attempts of scoring.
Sorcha Ferry the youngest member of the starting Donaghmore team also stood up to be counted on the day with very little getting past her at wing back. Lizzy Lynch put over another two points after numerous hard battles to win the ball. Kiltale showed their impressive stamina though and kept attacking right until the very end.
This hunger secured them six more points in the second half and in injury time they led 2-16 to 1-5. Donaghmore/Ashbourne could only go into damage control mode as at this stage it was impossible to come back at this fierce Kiltale side. Points from Mairead Finn and Aoife O’ Neill helped balance the score sheet ever so slightly.
Don/Ash: A. Ferry, L. Dervan, E. Tormey, S. Keagan, E. Keaveny, L. Keagan, S. Ferry, M.Finn(0-1) S. Baxter, A. O Neill(0-1), L. Lynch(0-4), B. Gaughan, J. Long A. Fitzgerald(1-1) A. McAtamey. L. Cronnolly for Baxter, S. Keagan, C. Mulhaire, C. Byrne, M. O’ Brien, R. Williams.