16 May 2008. Kildangan Nurney girls continue their unbeaten run in the league with a fine win against a very competitive Ballykelly team.16/05/2008
Ballykelly made the short trip to Kildangan on friday evening, 16th May. Kildangan Nurney led from the start, however Ballykelly, as usual, made sure that there was no more than a kick of a ball between the teams. One would be hard pressed to pick out any individual performances, as this was truly a team effort.
Well done to all the girls, and especially the newcomers Ciara Byrne and Aoife O'Fearghail.
12 May 2008. Patrick Murphy and Niall O’Neill helped Ballymore to an early lead before Conor Hyland goaled for Kildangan. Ryan Moran and Robert Hanley put Kildangan ahead with points, before Shane Barrett put Ballymore in front again with a well taken goal to leave his team 1.4 to 1.3 ahead at the break.
The second half proved to be just as tight. Scott Duffy finished a good Kildangan move with a goal only for Shane Barrett to cancel it out immediately with an excellent goal for Ballymore. Conor Hyland and Jamie Kearns for Kildangan and Niall Murphy for Ballymore swapped points before Scott Duffy capped a great performance with his second goal with just minutes left.
Kildangan held on for a 3.7 to 2.5 victory in an excellent game between two very evenly matched teams who both gave their all. The skills on display by both teams was excellent, with great catching and kicking.
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Ryan Moran opened the scoring with two quick points before the home team hit a goal to go in front. Kildangan replied with points from Robert Hanley and Dermot Hickey before Hickey found the net to leave Kildangan four points up at the break.
Luke Devine played the captains part with two well taken goals in the second half before Ryan hit the fourth goal in the final minute. Robert Hewison, Chantelle Carroll, Conor Hyland, Michael Howard, Scott Duffy and Jamie Kearns were other stars in an excellent Kildangan performance.
Kildangan Nurney girls, for the second year running made it to the county final. This match report appeared in the Leinster Leader.
It might have been just as well that this game was not as originally envisaged, the third of the morning finals as it required extra time to separate two evenly matched teams. Na Fianna had a few girls on a local boy's side playing an Under 11 final early in the day and KiIdangan Nurney sportingly agreed to an evening start to facilitate their opponents.
The game was a close affair with Na Fianna having the edge early on
and 3 early points from centre forward Michaela McKenna, who played in an Under
12 Final as far back as 2005, had them 3 to 1 in front after 5 minutes.
Gradually Kildangan/Nurney battled their way into the game and they outscored
their opponents 5 to 1 in the rest of the half with Lauren Kelly with 4 points
and Caoimhe O'Fearghail with 1 adding to Ciara Byrne's early point while
Michaela also scored hers and Na Fianna's 4th point, which left KiIdangan
/Nurney 2 in front at the break.