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meath v kildare u14

meath v kildare u14


Kildare v Meath
Cappagh, Co. Kildare
Saturday April 5th 2008
Throw in 2p.m.

Half time score:
Kildare 1 – 03 Meath 1 – 05

Full time score:
Kildare 1 – 07 Meath 4 – 10

A hat-trick of goals from Adrienne McCann sealed Meaths third win of the Leinster Championship at Cappagh on Saturday.Meaths Katie Callaghan the scoring in the first minute when she converted a long range free kick. Leanne Lynch popped over the second point in the third minute before Kildare upped the tempo to put a goal and a point on the board courtesy of Kellie Anne Murphy.

The game ebbed and flowed in the strong cross wind but it was Meath who took full advantage of any errors in the Kildare defence and Callaghan (2pts), Lynch and Aine Bennett (1pt) were combining well to pop over the next three unanswered points. Kildare were battling hard and it was with determination that Leona Flynn found range with a couple of points to bring Kildare into a one point lead.

It was well into first half injury time when Sinead Coyle gave Meath the slightest of advantages going into the break when she latched onto a lose ball in a goal mouth scramble and drove it into the back of the net.

The opening ten minutes of the second put paid to any hopes Kildare had of making a comeback. Adrienne McCann blasted the first of her three goals into the net in the first attack of the half. This was followed by a point from Laura Dempsey who ran half the length of the field to take her score. Coyle, Bennett, Lynch were all causing problems in the Kildare defence with passing and fielding any senior team would have been proud of. After six minutes of the second half the Meath girls had scored a total of two goals and three points.

Kildare rallied and sent over a couple of points in a lull by the Meath forwards. The Meath backs were under attack for the next five minutes but coped well with the pressure put on them. It has to be said that all six backs were in tremendous form.

Once again Adrienne McCann took on the keeper and scored. After a relatively quiet first half she certainly made up for it in the second. Kildare were unlucky towards the end of the game when they hit the cross bar and the rebound was saved by Meath keeper Sara Stanley. All in all a great team performance.
Meaths take a well deserved break next weekend but will be out again on April 19th when they take on Laois.

Meath team and scorers:
Sarah Stanley, Kate Jennings, Cliona Murray, Ceilidh Dalton, Laura Bagnall, Lauren McCann, Karen Blaney, Sinead Coyle(1g 2pt), Leanne Lynch (1pt), Katie Callaghan(3 pts), Laura Dempsey(1pt), Laura Murray, Aine Bennett(2 pts), Adrienne McCann(3g 1pt), Rachel Flynn.

Niamh Lister for Bagnall, Jackie Kavanagh for Flynn, Deirdre Moroney for Callaghan, Megan Buchanan for L. Murray, Roseanna Irwin for Dempsey.

Kildare team:
S. Doyle, R. Corrigan, C. Monaghan, E. Milner, A. Curley, S. Donoghue, M. Curley, L. Flynn, E. Mann, E. Fogarty, C. Fox, S. Hennigan, L. Earley, J. Mulligan, KA. Murphy.

Meath Minors take to the road next Saturday April 12th when they take on Wicklow. Time and venue yet to be confirmed.

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