Match Report: Dublin B v Monaghan B

Division 3A Suzuki National League
Sunday 16.02.2003
Full Time Score: Dublin 2-05 (11pts), Monaghan 1-07 (10pts).
Half Time Score: Dublin 1-01 (4pts), Monaghan 1-05 (8pts).
Venue: Naomh Mearnog
Submitted by: Patricia Monahan

Dublin B secured two vital league points today following their well earned win over Monaghan B. In windy and bitterly cold conditions both sides produced a close and entertaining game of football. Monaghan playing with the wind in the first half took the game to Dublin and were soon on the score board with two fine points from corner forwards Danielle McGorman and Sinead McCooey. Dublin settled following a pointed free from Naomh Mearnogs Ann Clarke, Monaghan however hit back with a goal and a point and were starting to cause problems for the Dublin defensive but Dublin kept their heads up and were rewarded with a fine goal courtesy of Carol Rock. Before the break Monaghan had added two more points and at the interval had secured a four-point lead over the Dubs.

Dublin made a number of key substitutions for the second half and these changes proved invaluable especially when Man-O-Wars Lizzie Hughes found the back of net following a superb shoot on goal. Karen Moore got to grips with Monaghan full forward Aileen Duffy and this seemed to curtail the supply of ball to Monaghans corner forwards. Hughes followed her goal with a pointed free and Lucan Sarsfields Elena Griffin also introduced in the second half added a further two points, another Dublin point was scored by Dublin captain for the day Sorcha Timmons.

Monaghan added two further points to their tally but couldn’t get the all-important score as the Dublin defensive closed ranks therefore insuring Dublins victory!

Next Sunday 23.02.03 – Dublin take on Westmeath (Home) in the last round of league fixtures but the prospect of reaching the quarterfinals look more promising following todays win.

Dublin B Team v Monaghan B:
Lisa Gregg (Round Towers), Louise Kidd (St Peregrines), Ciara Lowry (St Brigids), Dearbhla Crowe (Nh. Mearnog), Sorcha Timmons -Captain (Ballyboden St. Endas), Helen Barr (Ballyboden St Endas), Patricia Gordan (Lucan Sarsfields), Katie Joyce (St Sylvesters), Lynsey Kilmurray (St Brigids), Helena Reddy (St Peregrines), Ann Clarke (Nh. Mearnog), Deirdre Rafferty (Nh. Mearnog), Carol Rock (Nh. Mearnog), Aimee Hazley (St Sylvester’s), Niamh Taylor (Nh. Mearnog).Subs: Nicola Murphy (Man-O-War) for Helena Reddy, Lizzie Hughes (Man-O-War) for Aimee Hazley, Karen Moore (Man-O-War) for Ciara Lowry, Elena Griffin (Lucan Sarsfields) for Niamh Taylor, Elaine Caverly (Clontarf) for Sorcha Timmins (Blood Substitute).Panel: Roisin Staunton (Ballymun Kickhams), Denise Masterson (Ballymun Kickhams), Elaine Curran (Thomas Davis), Linda Payne (Thomas Davis), Gemma Orange (Raheny), Helen Connor (Raheny), Sarah Caulfield (Raheny), Claire Corcoran (Garda), Julie McInerney (Garda), Edel McAuliffe (Ballyboden St. Endas).

Dublin Scorers: Lizzie Hughes 1g – 01pt, Carol Rock 1g, Elena Griffin 2pts, Sorcha Timmins 1pt, Ann Clarke 1pt. Monaghan B Team v Dublin B:Emma O’Harte, Mairead Kerr, Orla McKeown, Martina Sullivan, Fiona Courtney, Donna Finnegan, Charlene Graham, Joanne Courtney, Helen Hughes, Abigail Duffy, Niamh Kerr, Marie Doogan, Danielle McGorman, Aileen Duffy, Sinead McCooey.

Match Official: Paddy Brady (Meath)

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