Lidl Munster LGFA PPS Junior A Final
St Mary`s Midleton 3-10 Intermediate school Killorglin 2-10
An outstanding first quarter display set the seeds for St Mary`s Midleton victory
over Intermediate school Killorglin in the Lidl Munster LGFA PPS Junior A final
played in the excellent Banteer Community new Astro pitch.
Bríanna Smith was outstanding hitting 2-02 for St Mary`s with Ava McAuliffe chipping in with a point and Ava Walsh scoring their third goal ,the excellent Midleton defence kept the Kerry girls scoreless in the opening quarter. The water break gave ISK the chance to reset and the second quarter saw the sides exchange points Grainne Kennedt hit two points for the Kerry girls and was unlucky to see another effort come back off the crossbar. St Marys lead 3-05 to 0-02 at the half time break.
Turning to play with a strong win ISK set about reducing the deficit with early goals from Lori O Connor and Sarah Palmer and a point from midfielder Keeva Riordan, Smith struck back with a point and an excellent save from goalie Shauna Cashman kept ISK at bay, points from Grainne Kennedy Mary Ellen McDonnell and Palmer reduced the deficit but two pointed frees from Smith had just two goals between the teams 3-09 to 2-06 going into the last fifteen minutes.
Isk could not find a way past the superb Cashman in the Midleton goals but four unanswered points from Kennedy ,Mary Kate Smith the superb Lori O Connor and Mary Ellen Mc Donnell had the margin down to two points with only minutes left on the clock.
The final say in this game was down to Brianne Smith when she converted a free that she had won to lead by a goal at the final whistle and a gallant recovery by the Killorglin girls fell just short in this superb game.
St Mary`s go on to play Sacred Heart Westport in the Lidl All Ireland semi final.
St.Mary’s Midleton. Cork
2 3 4
Sophie Kelleher Aoife Lee Amelia Cooper
5 6 7
Laura O’Donovan Gráinne O’Neill Ava Walsh
Kate O’Sullivan Lainey O’Sullivan (C)
10 11 12
Bríanna Smith Emily Brenner Saoirse Twomey-Tangey
13 14 15
Aimee Savage Ava McAuliffe Elsa Ryan
16. Natalia O’Connor 17. Rachel Ryan 18. Nia Holland 19. Caitlin Horgan
20. Grace Gaffney 21. Tara O’Neill 22. Ciara Murphy 23. Lily Carroll
24. Chidera Ositadinma 25. Shona Dunphy 26. Sorcha Cronin 27. Ava Guiney
28. Anabel O’Brien 29. Ella Finn 30. Cara Twomey 31. Molly O’Shea
32. Ríona Murphy 33. Orlaith Murphy 34. Leah Daly
35. Emily Daly 36. Ava Coughlan
Tomás Mac a t’Saoir, Emma Farmer, Christine O’Brien
Intermediate School Killorglin
April O Reilly
2 3 4
Naoise Burke Amy Kelly Éabha Dolan
5 6 7
Leona O Sullivan Seodhla O Donovan Lily Kerins
Keeva Riordan Emily O Sullivan
10 11 12
Lori O Connor Grainne Kennedy Mary Ellen McDonnell
13 14 15
Sarah Palmer Mary Kate Smith Sian Corkery (C)
16. Kayla Roche , 17.Olivia Moriarty 18Laura Patton
19 Emily O Shea .20 Meabh Crowley. 21 Aoibhín O Donovan
22 Avril Rooney. 23 Aíne Nash Freeman. 24 Sarah Leslie
25 Siún Horgan 26 Airida Mateviciute. 27 Lily Morris