Sunday, May 13, 2012

Orla Benson Cup: Tir na nOg v Boston Shamrocks

Boston Shamrocks 2-9 Tir na nOg 1-7

The Shamrocks and Tir na nOg played a closely contested second round game of the Orla Benson Cup on Sunday.  In the end it was the Shamrocks who made it two out of two with a flurry of scores in the last few minutes of the game.

Boston Shamrocks made it two wins to start 2012.
Tir na nOg had the advantage at the end of the first half and led by a score of 0-5 to 0-3.  The Shamrocks made a change at half time and switched Colleen Cody from midfield into the forward line, and the move paid dividends.  Cody netted a goal and four points in the second period.  Leanne Quinn put in a great performance in the middle of the field, and in her third ever game of gaelic football Sheila Carroll had a fantastic game.  The Shamrocks defence held well thanks to performances from veteran players,Charlotte McGinty, Cathy McEleaney, and Britney Lockwood.  Tir na nOg were in it to the very end and got some great performances from Caroline Nee, Lisa Brick, and Caroline Hanley.

Shamrocks:  N. Heyward, B. Lockwood, S. O’Dowd, C. McGinty, A. McDonnell, C. McEleaney, S. O’Carroll, C. Cody, G. Bailey, S. McGovern, R. Finnegan, T. Doherty, C. O’Connell.  Tir na nOg:  N. McItagh, A. O’Neill, E. Donovan, N. O’Neill, L. Brick, B. Matttie, N. Daly, C. Hanley, E. Kelly, C. Nee, L. Kehoe, S. Bannon,F. Gohery.

By Rory O'Donnell

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