Monaghan snatch Quarter Final Place

Ladies snatch Quarter Final Spot


Suzuki NFL Div 1(a) Kerry 1-09 Monaghan 2-09

Monaghan snatched the final Quarter Final Spot
with a wonderful victory in Blenerville on sunday
last. This was a massive game for both sides as
along with Kildare either team were on the verge
of not only that last eight spot but the dreaded
drop into division Two.

was the home side that opened the brighter
despite the early departure of Sarah O’Connor
through injury to lead by 0-03 to 0-01 after
the opening quarter. the opening major came
on twenty minutes as a dangerous ball from
jenny Greenan was expertly flicked home by
Aisling Tierney. The Ulster side went onto
lead at the break by 1-03 to 0-04. 

After the resumption Monaghan really took
control of matters with four unanswered points
in as many minutes. A second major midway
through the half again from the excellent
Tierney handed the eventual winners a 2-08
to 0-06 lead. However any thoughts of a easy
ride to the end were soon discarded as Kerry
came powering back. The Kingdom went on to
fire 1-03 in that final quarter with Edel
o’ Connell finding the net eight minutes from

Aisling Tierney hit 2-02 against Kerry

fired over one further point from team captain
Niamh Kindlon but it was at the other end that
earned the praise with a wonderful defence holding
firm to keep kerry at bay.

Monaghan: Niamh Lynch, Mary Croarkin, Michelle
Grimes, Michelle Lavelle, Christina Reilly, Jenny
Greenan, Una McNally, Ciara Mulligan, Cathriona
Brady, Therese McNally (0-02), Brenda McAnespie
(0-01), Marion Shiels, Aisling Tierney (2-02),
Niamh Kindlon (0-03, 1f), Katrina Byrne (0-01)

Subs: Charlene Graham
Kerry: Martha O’Connor, Grainne O’Malley,
Katie Kennelly, Jenny Johnston, Sarah O’Connor,
Edel O’Connell (1-00), Nessa O’Sullivan, Caroline
Kelly, Grainne Ni Flagherty, Patrice Dennehy (0-02),
Katie Gleeson, Mags O’Donohue, Noreen Fealy, Catherine
Sexton (0-01), Geraldine O’Shea (0-06, 3f)

By Alan Gunn




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