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Galway Senior and Minors make it a weekend to remember



CLARE 1-04    GALWAY 4-12

Galway Minor and Senior ladies had easy wins against Mayo and Clare at the weekend. The seniors travelled to Corofin on Sunday to take on Clare. Una Carroll pointed in the 1st min to get them on their way and a Roisin Leonard free in the 5th min doubled the score. The Clare girls were well up for the game and were matching Galway in every area of the pitch except in the forward line and it was the 16th min before Galway added their 3rd point by Lorna Joyce.

In the 20th min Galway increased the pace and added 3 scores in a 2 minute spell. Roisin Leonard scored a goal and a point while Meadbh Maloney added another point that killed off any Clare challenge. Another Leonard point followed by one from Barbara Hannon and a goal by Caitriona Cormican saw Galway end the half with a 2-07 to 0-00 lead.

Annette Clarke got on the score sheet at the start of the 2nd half with a point. Roisin Leonard found the back of the net again in the 4th min and Barbara Hannon got her 2nd point before Clare got their first point, a free by Louise Henchy. Meadbh Maloney got a yellow card in the 12th min and from the resulting free Clare scored a goal by Grainne Nolan.

Galway were reduced to 13 in the 17th minute when Roisin Leonard got a yellow but were still too strong for Clare and a brillant move in the 20th min saw Ger Conneally hit the back of the net for Galway’s 4th goal. Clare added 2 late points but Galway finished the game with a score of Clare 1-04    Galway   4-12. Next up for Galway is a home game against Westmeath.

GALWAY: Johanna Connolly, Annie Connaughton, Mairead Coyne, Orla Dixon,, Meadbh Maloney, Emer Flaherty, Sinead Burke, Annette Clarke(0-02), Ger Coneally(1-00), Aoibheann Daly(0-01), Caitriona Cormican(1-00),Roisin Leonard(2-03,1f) Barbara Hannon(0-02),Una Carroll(0-01) Lorna Joyce(0-01).

SUBS: Sarah Conneally for Sinead Burke, Sinead Egan for Una Carroll, Gillian O Connor for Ger Conneally, Nicola Burke for Lorna Joyce.


Minor Championship


MAYO 3-05   GALWAY  9-18


Meanwhile on Saturday the Minors started the defence of their All Ireland crown with a trip to Balindine to play Mayo. This was expected to be a tight affair as there was nothing between the teams when they last played 2 years ago in the Connacht Final. This time Mayo could not deal with the powerful running of the Galway girls and Galway ran out easy winners on a score of Mayo 3-05   Galway 9-18. Best on the day were Louise Ward with 4 goals, Ciara Lynagh with 3-02 and Olivia Divilly with 1-06.


GALWAY: Dearbhla Gower, Orla Murphy, Ruth Horkan, Michelle Joyce, Karen Dowd, Eimile Gavin, Megan Glynn, Nicola Ward, Siobhan Gavin, Olivia Divilly(1-06,5f), Louise Ward(4-00), Shauna Hynes(0-01), Emma Reaney(0-04), Ciara Lynagh(3-02), Katie Carter(0-02).


SUBS: Ailbhe Mahoney for Megan Glynn, Darina Keane for Shauna Hynes, Ciara Burke(0-01) for Katie Carter, Megan Heneghan for Michelle Joyce, Aoibhinn Joyce(1-00) for Emma Reaney.


GALWAY MINOR PANEL:Back L-R  Saoirse Burke(Naomh Mhuire), Chloe Crowe(Annaghdown), Ciana Ni Chorraoin(Micheal Breathnach), Darina Keane(Monivea Abbey), Megan Kelly(Caltra),Niamh Duffy(St Marys), Ciara Burke(Claregalway), Megan Glynn(Claregalway), Siobhan Gavin(Claregalway), Louise Ward(Kilkerrin Clonberne), Ailbhe Mahoney(Kilkerrin Clonberne), Megan Heneghan(Glenamaddy Williamstown), Aoibhinn Joyce(Clonbur), Olivia Divilly(Kilkerrin Clonberne), Mairead Duffy(St Marys), Rebecca Mongan(Tuam Cortoon), Emma Reaney(Caltra).


Front L-R.Dearbhla Gower(Corofin), Karen Dowd(Claregalway), Ciara Lynagh(Bearna), Ruth Horkan(Claregalway),Shauna Hynes(Miltown), Orla Murphy(Claregalway), Michelle Joyce(Monivea Abbey), Katie Carter(Moycullen),Nicola Ward(Kilkerrin Clonberne), Faye Mahon(Balinasloe), Eimilie Gavin(Claregalway)


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