Boston Shamrocks and Connacht Ladies met as old rivals on
Sunday as the Ladies footballers took to the field on a roasting hot Sunday afternoon. Following a hotly contested game it was the
Shamrocks who had that extra bit to see themselves to an 8 point win.
Connacht Ladies took the Game to the
The Shamrocks took early lead with a goal and two points from
Ceiti Long. Connacht stormed back into
the game, and in a quick fire response scored 3–3 without reply. Emma lynch and Clodagh Gaffney did most of the
Connacht scoring as the Shamrocks struggled to respond. Respond they did just before half time with a
couple of points from Sara Jane McDonald and Silvana Doherty. At the break it was the Connacht Ladies who
held the 4 point advantage, 3-3 to 1-5.
Shamrocks came out flying in the second hald and two Chloe McGinty goals after great link up play with Ciara Horan put the shamrocks 2 to the good. McDonald and Aoife Gilmartin then reeled off 5 unanswered points to put the shamrocks well ahead before the teams took to the second sos uisce.
Trailing by 7 points, Connacht Ladies made a push to try and regain the advantage and scores from scores from Lynch and Laoise McDermott meant it was game on again, however, the Shamrocks were able to hold off their opponents and sub Michaela Kelly got the last point of the game to seal a shamrocks win.
Final score shamrocks 4-13 Connacht 4-5.
Shamrocks: Cathy McEleaney, Ciara Murphy, Oonagh Shields, Cara Segal, Marie Byrne, Kaci Lynch, Hayley McKeever, Ciara Horan, Silvana Doherty, Marie Kelly, Shannon Costello, Ceiti Long, Chloe McGinty. Sarah Jane McDonald, Aoife Gilmartin, Leanne Quinn, Michaela Kelly. Connacht Ladies: Leann McColgan, Clare McCarthy, Catherine Cullen, Kate Guinan, Orlaith O’Connor, Lori Behan, Laoise McDermott, Emma Lynch, Aoife Delaney, Melissa Madigan, Aisling Gough, Michaela Donoghue, Clodagh Gaffney. Saoirse McTavish, Maeve O’Sullivan, Emer McLaughlin, Aisling Kerr, Elle Pirch, Aoife Reynolds, Kristen McKeever, Aisling Dineen.
Photos by Peter Greene.