Stabannon hopes dashed by Cooley

Ladies Championship hopes dashed by Cooley


Stabannon Ladies lost out to Cooley Ladies in the preliminary
round of the senior Ladies Championship on Sunday last. Cooley
now progress to meet current champions Naomh Malachi this Sunday.
Cooley got off to a scoring start on Sunday with Anne Marie Murphy
putting a point over the bar within the first minute of the game.
However, Stabannon held the peninsula side for the first twenty
minutes in the game with both teams scoring point for point. Laura
McCartney was clocking up points for Stabannon, while Anne Marie
Murphy and Roisin Hanlon were providing the scores for Cooley.
At this stage it was five point each for both side. Cooley Ladies
then upped the pace of their game and added three points to their
tally before the interval leaving it five points to eight in favour
of Cooley. Again it was the peninsula side that started strong
in the second half of the game and they dominated play for the
first ten minutes of the second half.

were having difficulty in getting the ball past mid field and
this was to be their downfall. A penalty was awarded to Cooley
and Anne Marie Murphy stepped up to face Catriona McKeown in the
Stabannon goals. However Anne Marie failed in her attempt to put
the ball to the back of the net and sent the ball to the left
of the post. Stabannon then upped their game and Jenny McGuinness
went forward passing the ball to Laura McCartney who was subsequently
fouled and a penalty awarded. Jenny McGuinness made no mistake
and hit the back of the Cooley net leaving Stabannon five point
adrift. However this was to be the last score for Stabannon and
Cooley scored another two points giving them a seven point win.
It ended Cooley 0-15 to Stabannon 1-05.

Best for Stabannon were Catriona McKeown and Bronagh McGrane and
for Cooley Anne Marie Murphy was in top form.

the other Championship games on Sunday, St. Pats defeated Newtown
Blues in the Intermediate Semi final by 4-11 to 2-5. St. Pats
now progress to the Intermediate Final while Newtown Blues will
meet Naomh Martin this weekend to decide who will meet St. Pats
in the Intermediate Final.

In the Junior Championship Roche Emmets defeated Dowadshill by
3-11 to 0-3 points. Roche Emmets are now through to the Junior
Final while Dowadshill must meet St. Marys this weekend to decide
who will meet Roche in the final.

of the above games take place this weekend as well as the remaining
Senior Championship Semi Final between St. Fechins and St. Kevins,
with venues to be decided.

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