Tyrone Ladies Fail To Make Final

Tyrone Ladies Fail To Make Final

Tyrone’s Under 16 Ladies suffered defeat to Fermanagh in this years Ulster Championship semi-final, writes Ciaran Woods. A thoroughly entertaining game played in Fintona, Fermanagh emerged victorious with two points to spare on a scoreline of Tyrone 3-06 to Fermanagh’s 4-05. In a game which was dominated by wides and missed opportunities, it was Fermanagh who proved to be more efficient in attack and somehow withstand almost incessant pressure from a sprightly Tyrone attack. It was Tyrone who struck first with a Martina Kerr goal in the second minute, but by the time they registered their second score, an Aoife Donnelly point, Fermanagh had managed to score 3-01 without reply, the goals coming from Shauna Hamilton, Terri Casey and Gemma Scollan. Claire Gallagher then found the net again for Tyrone before Shauna Hamilton pointed for Fermanagh to give them a four-point half time lead.

The second half continued in much the same vein as the first, with both sides struggling to convert possession into clear scoring opportunities. Claire Gallagher continued to be a thorn in the side of the Fermanagh rearguard, chipping in with a further three points before the finish. The tide seemed to have turned in favour of the Red Hand girls when Aoife Donnelly found the net to open up a two point lead, but Fermanagh rallied well. Midfielder Adele Gallagher unleashed a long-range effort which looped over the head of the Tyrone `keeper to restore their advantage. For all Tyrone`s effort they could only manage one further point, a close-range free from Claire Gallagher, and Fermanagh now progress to the Ulster Final.
Tyrone Team & Scorers:

Marie-Claire Woods, Moira Kerr, Deborah Sloan, Helen Ward, Orla Kelly, Joanna Donnelly, Laura-Lee Mc Cullagh, Maureen Teague, Katrina Daly, Claire Mc Aliskey(0-1), Monica Lynch, Sarah Lennon, Claire Gallagher(1-3), Aoife Donnelly(1-2), Martina Kerr (1-0)

Subs: Louise Mc Callan for Helen Ward Marian Vincent for Katrina Daly Marie Cassidy for Monica Lynch

Fermanagh Team & Scorers:

Kelly Sands, Aisling Maguire, Inez Gallagher, Emma Burns, Brenda Mc Hugh, Nuala Curran, Tricia Mc Ianaphy, Adele Gallagher(1-0), Aisling Moane, Terri Cassidy(1-0), Shauna Hamilton(1-1), Ciara Leonard, Eimir Martin, Gemma Scollan (1-4), Noelle Connolly

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