Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June 12 - Ladies Senior Football: Boston Shamrocks v Tir na nOg

Boston Shamrocks 4-16 Tir na nOg 1-2

Tir na nOg look set to repeat as Ladies senior football champions.  The first match of the season was very much a one sided affair. Tir na nOg were far too strong for the Shamrocks who tried hard for the duration but were no match for their rampant opponents. By the time the game had reached half time Tir na nOg had a double digit lead with no hope for the Shamrocks of coming back.

The Shamrocks put up a better second half show against
a much stronger Tir na nOg.
The Tir na nOg back line had a quiet time of it with Shamrocks attacks few and far between, while the forwards had a wealth of possession with which to do some damage. Jane Dolan, Sinead Bannon and Jenny Murphy had their pick of chances. Dolan and Murphy each found the back of the net, while points came from almost all of the forwards in the opening period. Catriona McConnell at wing forward looked impressive with some blistering runs at the Shamrocks defence. The Shamrocks had success in the second half in getting themselves on the scoreboard. Tricia Hassett and Aisling Kerr each pointed, while a goal came from Catriona McGinley at full forward. Tir na nOg win the first game on the best of five for the Ladies championship, the Shamrocks will be looking to make a better fist of it next time out.

Shamrocks: N. Hayward, S. Mulkerrin, J. McNulty, T. Doherty, A. Kerr, J. O’Connell, C. McEleaney, A. McDonnell, D. Ward, T. Hassett, S. McGovern, S. Loughran, K. Keane, C. McGinley, G. Bailey. Tir na nOg: S. Glynn, T. Moran, N. Keane, H. Murray, N. Kirby, M. Lattrell, N. Daly, N. McEvoy, N. Hyland, C. McConnell, K. Murphy, J. Dolan, P. McGrath, J. Murphy, S. Bannon.

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