Kildare U16 Record Big Win

Leinster B u16 Championship

Louth v Kildare 

Stabannon Parnells.

Co Louth 25th March 2017


Kildare made the trip to play Louth in round 2 of the Leinster U16 championship in sunny Stabannon today. 

Kildare were coming off the back of an impressive 14 point win over Westmeath while Louth were still reeling from their 33 point defeat at the hands of Offaly.

After 17 minutes of this contest the writing was on the wall for Louth. Kildare had posted an impressive 4.05 without reply and were on top in every position on the field. The Kildare backline dealt comfortably with anything that came their way. While Hazel McLoughlin and Katie O’Loughlin provided the ammunition for the rampaging Kildare forwards.

Orlaith Sullivan, Leah Hayes and Sally Murphy was causing mayhem in the Louth full back line, scoring at will while Ciara Price, Aislinn Dooley and Lauren Murtagh were sizzling on the half forward line.

By half time the Louth defence had conceded 4.12 and it could have been a lot worse had it not been for a number of last ditch clearances by the Louth No 1, Mia Rogers. Louth’s single point coming from a free by Niamh Rice in the 21st minute.

Terry Boyle and his management team rang the changes at half time. He replaced 13 players, keeping only Leah Hayes and Aislinn Dooley from the original starting line-up. Louth started the second half in a whirl wind fashion and were unfortunate to see a great shot form No 14, Roisin Crow hit the Kildare bar on 4 minutes. Any thought of a Louth come back were short lived as Kildare settled and killed the game off with some excellent scores from Leah Hayes (0.02), Aoife Rattigan (1.01), Ali Cullen (1.01), Aislinn Dooley (0.01) and Ruth Birchall (0.01).

The move of the game occurred in the 58th minute, Aoife Rattigan collected a ball at midfield, played a one two with Sally Murphy before passing the ball to Ali Cullen who dispatched it to the top corner of the Louth net  from 14 metres, leaving Mia Rogers with no chance in the Louth goal. It was a fitting end to a classy Kildare performance.

Louth only managed to register two points in the second half, one from Roisin Crow on 47 minutes and the other by Niamh Rice on 54 minutes. The player of the match however was the Louth No 1, Mia Rogers. She produced a number of excellent saves and frustrated the Kildare forwards on numerous occasions during the 60 minutes.

While this was an excellent victory for Kildare and demonstrated the strength and debt of their panel, it did very little for Louth and their supporters.  The Kildare management team would have welcomed the opportunity to play all of their players but they will realise that Offaly will provide a sterner test in a fortnights time.


Kildare Team;

Ciara Farrell, Megan Boyle, Claire Nugent, Eve Kehoe, Mia Doherty, Ciara Downey, Ruth Millet, Hazel McLoughlin , Katie O’Loughlin (0.01), Lauren Murtagh (1.01), Aislinn Dooley (2.02), Ciara Price (0.01), Sally Murphy (1.01), Orlaith Sullivan (0.05), Leah Hayes (0.03), Eleanor Traynor, Aine Ni Raghallaigh, Deirdre Doyle, Sile Flood, Ellen Crean, Laoise, Lenehan, Joanne Deay, Aoife Rattigan (1.02), Ali Cullen (1.01), Kelly O’Brien, Haley McCormack, Ruth Birchall (0.01), Sophie Murphy, Mikeala Burke,


Louth Team;

Mia Rogers, Kayla Byrne, Corey Marry, Jade Connor, Holly Lambe Sally, Dyonne Matthews, Ciara Quinn, Katie Matthews, Lana Devine, Kayleigh Everett, Roisin Crowe (0.01), Lee Lawlor, Niamh Rice (0.02), Aoife Lowth, Rebecca Mooney, Emma McDonald, Eimear Kindlon, Eirin McDonagh, Leah Mullins, Grace Treanor, Katie McGinn, Kellie O’Donoghue, Holly O’Donoghue, Sarah McArdle, Eva Kiernan, Kodie McEnaney, Emma Rogers, Ellen Carolan, Ciara Owens, Anna Murphy, Emily Scriven, Deborah Malone.

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