Kildare U14 Championship Results & Match Report

Division 1

St Laurences 4-9 Kildangan/Nurney 0-2

Kill 1-5 to Maynooth 4-8

Division 3

Celbridge 1-3 to Ballymore 0-1

Division 4

Balyna 4-14 Clane 6-1

Leixlip 8-21 Two Mile House 1-3

Milltown 4-5 Confey 2-2

Division 5

Athgarvan 3-6 Monasterevin 7-6

Rathcoffey 3-5 Robert Emmetts 1-7

Division 3 Celbridge 1.03 Ballymore 0.01

Celbridge came up against Ballymore for the last match in the league. Celbridge had 9 points from three games and Ballymore had 7 points. A win for Ballymore would move them to 10 points and league winners.It was a blustery grey night in Celbridge and both teams were determined to win. Celbridge started well playing with the wind and Gemma Kilduff scored a nice point from play. Gemma Kilduff and Lauren Keeley had one on one’s with the Ballymore Keeper but she was well up to the task and pulled off two magnificent saves. In actual fact she saved numerous shots over the course of the game and was definitely Ballymore’s best player.With ten minutes to go before half time Kellie Bennett burst out through mid field and launched a ball over the Ballymore keeper and into the net for a goal. Ballymore replied immediately with a well worked points from play starting in the half backs and ending over the bar. Celbridge immediately returned the ball down field and won a free 30 yards out which Gemma Kilduff slotted over the bar. The first half finished 1-2 to 0-1 for Celbridge.Ballymore with the wind at their backs took it to Celbridge in the second half but Celbridge stayed strong with great displays from Zarah O’Brien, Laura O’Flynn, Niamh O’ Halloran,Hannah O’Reilly, and Aisling O’ Sullivan.A special mention must go to Aimee Bolger and Niam Flynn who worlked tirelessly throughout the game.Ballymore mounted attack after attack and could have scored a number of goals if not for saves from Jayne Staunton.Lauren Keeley finished off the match with a fine point from play to leave the score at 1-3 to 0-1 to Celbridge.Celbridge will now have home advantage for the semi final on the 19th of May.

Division 5 Rathcoffey 3.05 Robert Emmets 1.07

Robert Emmets travelled to Rathcoffey for this clash. It was defintely a game of two halves with Rathcoffey winning the first half on a score line of 2.05 to Emmets single point. However the girls from Robert Emmetts came out fighting in the second half keeping Rathcoffey scoreless for over 20 minutes while scoring 1.05 unanswered. The Emmets backs defended well throughout the second half and Rathcoffey only scored one goal. Emmetts scored 2 more points but it was not enough to beat Rathcoffey. Megan O Brien and Sinead Robottom had a good game in defence for Emmets while keeper Gbemi Ladenegan pulled of some fine saves. Up front Michaela O Neill, Claire Cahill and Kayleigh Conroy also played well.

Scorers for Robert Emmetts were Michaela O Neill (1.01), Claire Cahill (0.02), Aine Conway (0.02), Michelle Cullen (0.01) and Kayleigh Conroy (0.01).

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