Meath ladies Updates


Hard luck to the Meath Junior team who were knocked out of the Aisling McGing Memorial Championship at the semi final stage by a toughened Dublin outfit today in Portmarnock. It was dominated by the girls from the Capital who led well at half time.
Best on show for Meath were Aoife O’Rourke, Shannon McDonagh and Alisha Jordan.
Dublin now go on to play Cork in the Championship Final in a re-run of every final of this competition since its inauguration. Cork have won the title every year, however Dublin will pose a challenge this year.

The focus in Meath now turns to club championship finals:
Intermediate Championship Finals Preview:

On Sunday next (12th September), Duleek-Bellewstown and St. Michaels will lock horns in the Intermediate championship final. Both teams have had strong seasons and will be hoping to make it a memorable year and reach senior status for 2011. Duleek- Bellewstown have been building steadily having accumulated league and feis shield titles in previous years but will have their eyes set on a bigger prize next Sunday. One loss in their championship campaign against Oldcastle was put right in the semi final against the same opposition and with Rachel Andrews, Orla and Kate Byrne, Debbie Rogers and Roisin Lenehan, they have skilled forwards capable of upsetting the St Michaels defence. St Michaels however pose their own threat. Coach Anthony Monaghan is sure to have the team flying fit, and with Áine Fagan and Megan O’Brien in midfield, they will pose problems running at the Duleek-Bellewstown defence. One thing is certain, both teams will have huge support to cheer them on and this could make all the difference as both teams are committed to being declared Intermediate Champions 2010.

In the Intermediate Shield Final: beaten semi finalists Oldcastle and Moylagh will go to battle for neighbouring bragging rights and will be determined to get some silverware from the Intermediate competition. Oldcastle are an up and coming team, having won underage competitions for the last few years while Moylagh are more experienced and have been here before – beaten in the Shield Final by Navan O’Mahonys last season.
Oldcastle’s strength has always been in their attack – good performances from Bridgetta Lynch, Kellie Allen, Sinead Coyle and Stephanie Caffrey will be critical, while Niamh Plunkett in defence for Oldcastle will keep nerves calm on the Oldcastle sideline. For Moylagh – Eva Tuite out due to injury will be a blow, however Ashley Leavy in midfield will certainly cause plenty of problems.

The curtain raiser to both matches is this years under 16 division 2 final between Na Fianna and Simonstown. Na Fianna saw off St Michaels in the semi final, while Simonstown defeated Dunboyne. Both have been the strongest teams in the competition
and it will be interesting to see who takes top honours. Simonstown have been running well this year – annexing under 10, 12 and under 14 titles while also representing Meath at Féile. The under 16 team may be young but they have the talent of Kelly Marie Harris, Eleanor Lane, Kelsie Nesbitt and Naoise de Graffe at their disposal. Na Fianna have had a busy year too, losing out to St. Ultans in the Senior semi final last weekend and some of these players will feature again here – Niamh Kirby, Deirdre Moroney and Hannah Cullen to name a few.

Junior B Championship Final: St. Colmcilles v Wolfe Tones: On Saturday evening St. Colmcilles and Wolfe Tones will get the weekend’s ladies football rolling as they do battle in the Junior B championship final. For St. Colmcilles this will be their first ever adult final, having previously only been in underage finals. Tara McHugh and Sheena Carroll will need to be in top form to upset the Tones. Wolfe Tones will be hoping to bring a little joy back into the Tones club after their Senior Men’s exit from the
Championship. The Tones are a spirited side, and will be hoping their newly sponsored jerseys will bring them luck! Karen Blaney, Leah Cooney and Aisling Whelan will guide the side to a successful exit of the Junior b championship – although the Colmcilles side may have something to say about that first!!

Ladies Fixtures for Week ending 12th September.
Saturday 11th Sept: Junior B Championship Final @ Venue TBA
St. Colmcilles
Wolfe Tones @6.30pm
Ref: M.Mannering

Sunday 12th Sept: Gaeil Colmcilles, Kells.
U-16 Division 2 Championship Final
@ 2pm.
Na Fianna
Simonstown Ref: tbc

Intermediate Shield Final

Intermediate Championship Final
Duleek-Bellewstown v
St. Michaels


@ 4pm
Ref: C. McManus

@ 6pm.
Ref: T.Lorton

Meath Ladies County Board

Applications are invited from suitably qualified managers for the following positions for
the 2011 season: Senior, Junior, Minor, U16, U14 and U12.
Please send CV and application letter to:
Mary O’Regan
Secretary Meath Ladies County Board,
32 Supple Park,
Co. Meath
Closing Date for applications is 5pm on 1st October 2010

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