U16 Girls (Division 2) County Final

posted 21 Sep 2020, 03:29 by Matthew Ryan   [ updated 21 Sep 2020, 03:31 ]
Garrycastle 5-11 St Joseph's/Kilbeggan 1-09

At noon on Sunday last was the date set for the U 16’s final against St Joseph's/ Kilbeggan. These two sides reached this final stage unbeaten, this was all set to be a very competitive game. The game was played in Garrycastle in perfect conditions. From the onset the Garrycastle girls were out to prove their unbeaten record. The ball was thrown in by ref James Allard. The brilliant Tegan Foley won the ball and it was sent quickly into the forward line where it was won by Ella Dowling who did not hesitate to score the first goal of the game after only 5 seconds. 

This was to set the pace of the the game. Ciara Finn put the ball past the keeper to score again. St Joseph’s replied with a point from play. Tegan Foley was again on target with a well finished goal. 
The diligent work of the backs Rosin Mc Namara, Shauna Jameson, Orliath Lynch, Arlene Devery, Sarah Carter and Donna Molloy, made it very difficult for the St Joseph’s forwards to score. They popped over 5 points just before at the half time mark. Kasey Mulvihil scored a brilliant goal followed by another goal and a point from Ciara Finn. Elaine McGovern’s work rate was superb and she scored 2 points in this half and was instrumental in many of the scores converted. The score at half time was 5-4 for Garrycastle to St Joseph’s 0-5.

As the second half started Joseph's were quicker to attack, but the tremendous work of Gemma Duffy in goals made it very difficult for them. Garrycastle continued to score 7 more points from Ella Dowling, Rosin Murphy and Elaine McGovern. Jessica Frawley made her presence felt in the half forward line. Erika Lowe worked tirelessly throughout the game.

Garrycastle finished the stronger side 5-11 to St Joseph's 1-09. Garrycastle had a wonderful panel of girls to select from and the subs Orla Barry, Meleigh McDonnagh, Nessa Mc Namara, Emma Kearney, Amy Mc Govern,Jasmine Molloy, Emma Connaughton, Hazel Donegan, Rihana Lowe, Kayleigh Clyne all playing a vital part went introduced. 

There was great excitement when the U16’s Trophy was collected by Captain Elaine Mc Govern. Elaine gave a wonderful speech thanking the opposition for a very sporting game, thanking Garrycastle for hosting the game and having pitch in a wonderful condition and the supporters obeying the covid guidelines. Elaine also thanked the coaches and mentors Colin Clyne, Declan Finn, Geraldine Griffin, Katrina Jameson and Noelle Murphy for all their hard work and dedication over the past year to bring the girls to the final. 

Garrycastle Team and Scorers: Gemma Duffy, Shauna Jameson, Orliath Lynch, Rosin McNamara, Arelene Devery, Sarah Carter, Donna Molloy, Erika Lowe, Tegan Foley (1-0), Jessica Frawley, Elaine McGovern (0-4), Rosin Murphy (0-1), Kasey Mulvihil (1-0), Ella Dowling (1-5), Ciara Finn (2-1), Meleigh McDonnagh, Orla Barry, Nessa McNamara, Emma Kearney, Amy McGovern, Jasmine Molloy, Emma Connaughton, Hazel Donegan, Rihanna Lowe, Kaleigh Clyne.