All Ireland u16 Ladies Football Qr Final

All Ireland u16 Ladies Football Qr Final


Cork advanced to a semi final meeting with great rivals Kerry
when they overcame the challenge of Galway at the Gaelic Grounds
Limerick on Saturday. In a game where a swirling wind made life
difficult for both sides it was Cork’s short passing tactic and
support play that won the day. The Rebel’s were first on the scoreboard
with a point by very influential centre forward Katie Sheehan
who had an excellent sixty minutes. Indeed the Cork forward line
were very dominant inside the first twenty minutes adding two
well worked goals from the boots of Claire Keohane on the eight
minute & Anne O’Donovan on the 19th. It

wasn’t as if Galway did not have opportunities! They simply left
their shooting boots back in the west and kicked nine wides including
a penalty for a foot block in the first half. It was a pity really
as going forward they gave the Cork defence enough to think about
especially wing forward Sinead Burke. The Killanin player had
been subdued by the Cork defence especially in the 7th minute
when a tremendous block by Eimear Harrington denied her a certain
goal, but she more than made up for that miss on the 27th minute
when she rounded off her own good approach work & planted
the ball in the Cork net. At half time Cork led 2.04 to 1.05

Whatever Cork coach Charlie McLaughlin said to his charges at
half time it certainly worked. With Caoimhe O’Callaghan sweeping
behind her midfield colleagues the Rebel’s began to get the upper
hand in key areas. Points from the very hard working Ciara O’Sullivan
and Katie Sheehan extended Cork’s lead but they were rocked back
on their heels when Aoife Scully goaled for Galway on the 35th
minute. It is said that the Cork hurler’s ‘don’t do panic’ and
indeed the same can be said of

this team. Back they came with three well taken points from the
boot of Claire Keohane. The match was decided on the 44th &
45th minutes with two very well worked goals from Eleanor Ahern
& Anne O’Donovan. As the Galway challenge wilted it was left
to Grace Kearney to help herself to the score of the match when
she rounded defenders with ease and crashed the ball to the Galway

Cork: C Murphy N O’Keeffe V Power A Enright J McCarthy J McCarthy
E Harrington S Conroy ( Cpt) C O’Sullivan (0.01)

A O’Donovan (2.01) G Kearney (1.03) K Sheehan ( 1.01) M O’Callaghan
C O’Callaghan R Buckley (0.01(f) C Keohane (1.04)

Subs: E Aherne (1.01) for J McCarthy, S Johnson for N O’Keeffe
(Inj), M O’Sullivan for A Enright, C McGrath for R Buckley ,

C O’Connor for A O’Donovan

Galway: M K Killilea S Coneely S Purcell L Maloney F Cooney H
Joyce I Burke A Scully (1.01) A Seoighe (Cpt) (0.02 (0.01f)

T Leonard(0.01) D Lawless (0.01) S Burke (1.00 N Burke G O’Connor
(0.03 (0.01f) L Leonard

Subs: M Ellen for L Moloney I Gorman for N Burke B Kelly for
S Coneely L Fahy for T Leonard E Roche for S Burke

Referee: J Flood ( Wexford)

Terry O’Brien Cork ladies football


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