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Rockban progress in Evening Echo U-14 Championship



The pace of Rockbán was too much to handle for Skibbereen in the
Evening Echo U14 Championship clash last Saturday as they won 6-9
2-4. Despite what the score line suggests, the Mid Cork were faced
with a tough task as Skibbereen continually harassed their opponents.
In excellent conditions, the game was sure to be of high tempo and
that it was. From the whistle Skibbereen looked the feistiest, winning
the throw in through Julie McCarthy and Christine Fitzgerald. However
it was Rockbán who registered the first score with full forward
Ann Marie O’Sullivan who received the assist from the impressive
Ashling Furlong. The West Cork side found themselves under immense
pressure in the full back line but Kaeleigh McCarthy and Nicola
Kelleher managed extremely well. At the other end Rockbán also answered
questions asked of them, with Aibne McElhinney and Samantha Scanlon
breaking down the incoming attacks. The pace of Miheala Davis soon
began to cause problems however and she added a touch of class to
the game, shooting off both the left and right leg. Rockbán goaled
on the seventh minute with a top drawer goal from O’Sullivan and
further points from Michelle Healy and Grainne Forde saw them lead
1-5 0-1 at the half. The only Skibbereen score coming from Cork
star Julie McCarthy in midfield. A string of goals from O’Sullivan,
Healy and Amy Connolly looked like there was no way back for the
West Cork side but they dug deep and McCarthy and Davis rallied
the troops and notched a number of quick scores. Christine Fitzgerald
was unlucky not to bring her side closer when hit the net but keeper
Muireann McSweeney pulled off a great save. Upfront for Skibbereen,
Megan O’Donovan and Yvonne O’Shea found it hard to overcome the
strength of the Rockbán defence but the fought until the final whistle.
It was too little too late however and the final score read Rockbán
6-9 Skibbereen 2-4.

On Sunday last in Ballincollig the trials for the Peil Cailini Oga
took place. A large number of girls turned out for the day to be
in with a chance to represent Cork. The team selected will play
prior to senior and junior championship matches, the first of which
is on June 27 when Cork take on Kerry in a Kerry venue. Well done
to all who attended.

FEILE 2005
Erins Own will represent Cork this year at the Feile in Limerick
from July 1-3. They line out in Division 1 and will face teams from
Galway, Dublin, Westmeath, Kerry, Tyrone, Meath and Monaghan.

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