Match reports from the Meath ladies

reports from the Meath Ladies

LADIES Meath B v Louth B B league – Group 2 Sean
Eiffe Park, Ratoath
Sunday February 19th 2006
Half time: Meath B 1 – 14 Louth B 0 – 00
Full time: Meath B 5 – 16 Louth B 0 – 00

Meaths second string completely dominated this game
from start to finish. They had all the questions
and all the answers. The result was never in doubt.
Meath forwards Blaithin Brennan and Orla Sheridan
were a force to be reckoned with. They worked tirelessly
on and off the ball and good combination play from
both these girls resulted in many fine scores. Any
ideas Louth had of taking control of the game were
totally destroyed by Meath centre back Ciara Kennedy.
She was in charge at the back had great support
from Tara Newman and Grainne Harrington. Meaths
next outing is against Monaghan B on Saturday next
February 25th at 12 noon in Maheracloone, Co. Monaghan.

Meath team and scorers: Eimear Murray, Joy
Russell, Grainne Harrington, Tara Newman, Aisling
O’Sullivan, Ciara Kennedy, Anna Hughes, Tara Smith
(1 – 02), AnnMarie Ball (1 – 00), Sarah O’Donnell
(2pts), Orla Sheridan (4pts), Laura Flynn, Charlene
McAuley (2 pts.-capt), Blaithin Brennan(1 – 05)
and Natalie Duff.
Subs: Adelle Carolan (2 – 01) for Duff, Laura Carey
for O’Sullivan, Dearbhla O’Carroll for Joy Russell,
Lisa Burke for Orla Sheridan, Shirley Flood for
Laura Flynn.

Division 1B Suzuki Ladies NFL Meath v Monaghan Sean
Eiffe Park, Ratoath
Sunday February 19th 2006
Half time: Meath 2 – 05 Monaghan 0- 02
time: Meath 3 – 18 Monaghan 0 – 04

Meath must have thought that Monaghan had brought
an invisible net minder when 3 times one after the
other they hit both the uprights and the crossbar
in the space of 15 seconds. Less than a minute later
they had another two rebounds again courtesy of
the crossbar. But true to form Meath remained undaunted
and after 4 minutes Full Forward Mary Sheridan opened
the scoring with a well taken point and a couple
of minutes later added two goals banishing the ‘invisible
force field’ that seemed to be guarding the goal.

Monaghan opened their account two mins later courtesy
of a Christine McConnell point. Monaghan try as
they might failed to penetrate the strong Meath
defence with Jane Burke at full back keeping a very
tight rein on Monaghan full forward Niamh Kindlon
resulting in the latter scoring only a single point
in the half. Meath forwards Michelle Doyle, Mary
Sheridan and Jackie Shiels all contributed scores
in the first half. Meath started the second half
where they left off in the first. They closed down
vertually every attack Monaghan started. The full
back line of Rispin, Burke and McGrane cleaned up
anything that came their way. This led to some fine
flowing moves from Meath resulting in many scores
which where started at the back line.

All in all things are looking up for the Meath girls.
Next on the agenda is Cork. Meath will have to play
more football like today if they are to impose a
threat on the current league and All Ireland Champions.
There is the extra incentive of gaining a bit of
revenge for their loss in the All Ireland quarter
final of last year.

Meath team and scorers: Irene Munnelly, Jenny
Rispin, Jane Burke, Edel McGrane, Katie O’Brien(1pt),
Philomena Sheridan, Caitriona O’Shaughnessy, Elaine
Lynch, Grainne Nulty(1-01), Geraldine Doherty(4pts),
Suzanne McCormack, Shauna Bennett(1pt), Michelle
Doyle(2pts), Mary Sheridan(2-01), Jackie Shiels(5pt).

Subs: Louise McKeever for P. Sheridan, Gillian Bennett(1pt)
for McCormack, Elaine Duffy(2pts) for Doyle, Caroline
Griffin for Munnelly, JulieAnn Scanlon for McGrane.

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