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Match Report, Under 14 Girls Maynooth 5:11, Kildangan Nurney 3:06

posted 2 Apr 2011, 02:13 by Unknown user
  This round two Division 1 clash of Kildangan Nurney and Maynooth was a superb display of Ladies football, and a much tighter game than the final scoreline suggests. Both teams played some superb football in an extremly sporting manner, the number of frees in the game could be counted in low single figures. Kildangan Nurney started with the breeze at their backs, and a saw a number of scoring efforts go wide before registering their first score, a point from Caoimhe O Fearghail. Not to be outdone Maynooth replied with a goal following a swift passage of play from the kick out. This pattern continued until half time, both teams registering score after score to leave the half time score Kildangan Nurney 2:05 to Maynooths 2:04, both Kildangan Nurney Goals from the boot of Aine Merrins.
The half time team talk of Maynooths worked wonders, they started the second half a different team. In the ten minute period following the break Maynooth scored 3.02 in the space of five minutes. Kildangan Nurney had no real answer for the Maynooth speed of attack, and only for some stout Kildangan Nurney defending Maynooth would have been further in front. Kildangan Nurney battled to the very end and secured a free on the 14 meter line when Caoimhe O Fearghail blazed an unstoppable shot past the Maynooth defence to score a superb goal. From the Kick out Maynooth moved the ball at pace to add another point to their tally. Kildangan Nurney tried hard, however they never found the key to unlock the tight Maynooth defence, a brace of Maynooth points adding a final polish to the scoreline of Maynooth 5.11, Kildangan Nurney 3.06. Best for Kildangan Nurney was the midfield pairing of Sabrina Kennedy and Caoimhe O Fearghail, half backs Orla O'Donovan and Chloe Carrol and attackers Aine Merrins and Úna Higgins. Best for Maynooth were Meadhbh Nelson, Bronagh Kearney and Orlaith Kirwan who was top scorer with 2.07.