U-13 Division games Match Reports

Autumn League
Under 13 Division 1 Final

VENUE: St Conleth’s Park
DATE: Saturday 6 November 2010 TIME: 12 noon
Maynooth 6 – 8 Cappagh 4 – 3
Cappagh 2 – 1
HALF-TIME: Maynooth 2 – 3This Autumn League Under 13 Division 2 Final had an early start in St Conleth’s Park last Saturday morning. Naas Referee Alan Lagrue had the game underway bang on its scheduled 10:15AM starting time. Both sides got stuck in straight away. After missing a close in free Cappagh got the first point from their small but energetic centre forward Katie O’Connor.
Catherine Jones levelled matters but soon after Katie O’Connor was in to side foot a lovely through ball from Sophie Milner past a stranded Emer Ní Cheallaigh. Maynooth replied quickly when Bronagh Kearney, another member of a noted Ladies Football family, sprinted from halfway and sent a speculative shot towards goal. Full forward Aoife Greally attempted to deflect
and deceived the unlucky Cappagh goalkeeper and the ball slip past into the corner. Cappagh did not let this upset them as they attached in force. When Aoife Mulligan won a free close in she drove the free high into the net and Cappagh lead again. Catherine Jones finished a great Maynooth move with a fine goal and then just on half time the Maynooth corner forwards Aisling Lande and Kelly Cooke struck a vital point each to give their side a 2 point interval lead.
Maynooth then got the perfect start to the second half when Catherine Jones slotted her second goal and Team Captain Órlaith Kirwan pointed when well placed by Aoife Greally. The first sub of the day Lisa Sexton was then involved in a Cappagh move which ended with Katie O’Connor firing just under the crossbar but the Maynooth goalkeeper proved her worth when she managed to push the shot over the bar. Maynooth then killed off the game when 3 quick fire points were followed by goals from Aisling Lande and Aoife Greally who then completed the Maynooth scoring with a point. Both sides piled on their subs, Maynooth using 8 while Cappagh had all 6 used before excellent midfielder Sophie Milner went down with a twisted knee and Michelle
Curran was reintroduced. Cappagh dominated the later stages and Aoife Mulligan again found the net while a minute later Clara Wosser was also on target but it was Maynooth’s day. Maynooth were that bit stronger and more evenly balanced as the spread of scores between all 6 forwards demonstrates while Cappagh relied heavily on their central figures with all scores coming from
that source, a midfielder, the centre half and full forward.


Aoife Greally 2–2
Catherine Jones 2–1
Aisling Lande 1–1
Bronagh Kearney 1–0
Kelly Cooke 0–2
Órlaith Kirwan 0–2

Katie O’Connor 1–3
Aoife Mulligan 2–0
Clara Wosser 1–3


Emer Ní Chéallaigh
Meadhbh Nelson
Auveen Davin
Aoife Lynch
Catherine Bristow
Brige Sweeney
Sinead Hever
Laura Millet
Laoise Millar
Bronagh Kearney (1-0)
Órlaith Kirwan(C) (0-2)
Catherine Jones (2-1)
Kelly Cooke (0-2)
Aoife Greally (2-2)
Aisling Lande (1-1)

Katie Merrick for L Millar
Edel Murray for S Hever
Aisling Monaghan for A Lande
Ciara Murray for K Cooke
Roisin Hever for A Lynch
Ailish Coyle for A Greally
Tara Ganley for M Nelson
Shauna Doyle for C Jones

Kate O’Connell
Mia Feeney
Emma Brennan
Laura Rattigan
Sarah Hickson
Aine Mulligan
Saoirse Mulligan
Aoife Mulligan (2-0)
Sophie Milner
Aoife Wosser
Katie O’Connor (1-3)
Caoimhe Casey
Michelle Curran
Clara Wosser (1-0)
Meabh O’Shea

Lisa Sexton for M Curran
Saidbh Griffin for S Hickson
Ciara Gorry for L Rattigan
Aoife O’Sullivan for M O’Shea
Megan Glynn for M Feeney
Kristan Dowd for C Casey
Michelle Curran for S Milner ( inj 40 min)

Referee Alan Lagrue
Report by Tom Ryan

Autumn League
Under 13 Division 1 Final
VENUE: St Conleth’s Park
DATE: Saturday 6 November 2010 TIME: 12 noon
Sarsfields 2 – 7 St Laurence’s 0 – 3
HALF-TIME: Sarsfields 2 – 4 St Laurence’s 0 – 0The Sash set up this excellent win in the first half with a powerful display of attacking football backed up by a brilliant defence. St Conleths Park was looking its best for this high noon battle for the Under 13 Division 1 title and Referee Jody Callan kept a tight grip without having to intervene too often. With a midfield dominance based on the excellent Karla O’Reilly and Emily Aulsberry backed up by deep lying forwards Shauna Kendrick and Molly Price Sarsfields pinned St Laurence’s in their own half for long spells and were well worth their 2 first half goals from an Aulsberry penalty struck with conviction after Shauna Kendrick had drawn the fouls and the second stuck away by Laura Scales after fine play by Shauna K. Ms Kendrick also put over 2 points while Emily Aulsberry and Katie English had one each. St Laurence’s did have some fine attacking efforts early and late in the half but found Emma Lyons in imperious form at full back with Brooke Dunne and Gemma Hartnett also to the fore.

The second half proved to be very even as the sides shared 6 points equally. Sarsfields goalkeeper Anna Lawless proved her worth when St Laurence’s attacked from the restart and she brilliantly saved from Niamh Crowe and then turned the rebound effort from Ciara Wheeler around the post for a 45. Ciara did open her side’s account soon after when she pointed a free but Sarsfields replied in kind and then replied on the double when Áine Dunne potted another free. That double was a highlight for Karla O’Reilly who belted over from well out the field and when the kick out came her way she caught cleanly, took a few steps and again found the target. The Larries Ladies battled on, Ciara Wheeler added another point but they just could not create the goal they so desperately needed despite a series of attempts. While St Laurence’s might have lost this one they showed a great Club spirit when in the final quarter all the subs except injured regular Emma Dargan were given a run.

Sarsfields were good value for their win and Joint Captains Emma Lyons and Emily Aulsberry were presented with the trophy by County Board Juvenile Chairperson Des Henry and they were not only very organised as they shared the speaking duties but extremely gracious also.

Many of the players from both sides can be expected to play prominent roles for the County Under 14 team next year.


Emily Aulsberry 1 – 1
Laura Scales 1 – 1
Shauna Kendrick 0 – 2
Karla O’Reilly 0 – 2
Katie English 0 – 1

St Laurence’s
Emma Wheeler 0 – 2
Áine Dunne 0 – 1

Anna Lawless
Niamh Dunne
Emma Lyons J/C
Kellie Fisher
Gemma Hartnett
Brooke Dunne
Caoimhe Murphy
Karla O Reilly (0-2)
Emily Aulsberry(1-1) J/C
Ciara Morris
Shauna Kendrick (0-2)
Laura Scales (1-1)
Rachael Greehan
Katie English (0-1)
Molly Price

Orlaigh Taylor for R Greehan
Ashley Ward for K English
Keeva Monaghan
Carrie Channon
Niamh Hannon
Alannah Hillard
Juliet Odife
Amy Rowlett

St Laurence’s
Ciara Flood
Éadoin Burgess
Mairead Ó’Driscoll
Avril Fitzpatrick
Bekky Banim
Megan Grufferty
Saidbh O’Rourke
Miah Phelan
Abbie Monaghan ©
Eleanor Walsh
Cliodhna O’Connor
Ciara Wheeler
Niamh Crowe
Róisín Crowe
Áine Dunne

Lisa Dunne
Róisín Deay
Cáit Mulreid
Caroline Glynn
Rachel Downey
Lauren Hickey
Chloe Dowling
Emma Dargan (injured)

Referee Jody Callan
Report by Tom Ryan

Autumn League
Under 13 Division 4 Final
VENUE: Moorefield
DATE: Saturday 6 November 2010 TIME: 1 pm
Ellistown 0 – 6 Ballymore Eustace 1 – 0
Half-Time: Ellistown 0 – 3This was a mighty battle between two very committed teams before a big excited attendance in Moorefield on Saturday last. Shortly before Referee Shaun Duane was due to start this Autumn League Under 13 Division 4 Final the pleasant morning weather broke with a thunderous hail shower and it was raining heavily as the game started. This did not seem to effect either team as they piled in from the off. The Ballymore goalkeeper was called into action very early on as Meg Cullen let fly from close range but Natasha Murphy was well up to the task making a brilliant close range block. Ellistown did win a free in the ensuing scramble which Kate Scully popped over confidently. The late arriving Melissa Scully was quickly introduced to the Ellistown full forward line where she had a mighty tussle with Beth Doyle. Both sides had plenty of attacks without registering before an all out Ballymore attack on the Ellistown posts midway through the first half ended with Ellen Carter driving home a hard earned goal. Ellistown Captain Niamh Bracken soon found the range to reduce the leeway and just before the break Louise Scully kicked over the levelling point.

By now the rain had cleared and before the restart the sun was shining brightly and Louise Scully wasted no time in kicking her third point to put Ellistown into the lead. For the next 15 minutes Ballymore dominated and drove forward in waves but they came up against a determined defence. Sinéad Morrissey did well on several occasions to keep her net intact while Emma
Kearney lorded matters on the edge of the square. She fielded anything that arrived high as well as covered breaks further out and always managed to get in effective clearances. Sarah Cullen, or Molly to her supporters, won a pile of midfield possession and ran at the defence with able assistance from Amy Horan and Lucy Field. When Amy got away and let fly from
20 yards the Ellistown full back had timed her advance to perfection and blocked the shot. That was Ballymore’s best chance and while they did have a couple of chances from frees they could not field the target and late on Ellistown built on a brace of Emma Kearney clearances to work the ball all the way for Louise Scully and Alanna Tierney to get the game’s last 2 scores both excellently worked points.

Ballymore Eustace 1 – 0

Louise Scully 0–4
Niamh Bracken 0–1
Alanna Tierney 0–1

Ballymore Eustace
Ellen Carter 1–0

Sinead Morrissey
Emma Cullen
Emma Kearney
Jane Barry
Sarah Kelly
Emma O’Byrne
Alanna Tierney
Niamh Bracken (Cpt)
Sarah Coteran
Meabh Tierney
Elisabeth O’Kelly
Kelly-Anne Scully
Louise Scully
Meg Cullen
Gráinne Savage

Subs used:
Melissa Scully
Ella McLoughlin

Ballymore Eustace
Natasha Murphy
Beth Doyle
Shannon Doyle
Ciara Fennan
Grace Kerr
Hazel Stewart-Byrne
Savanagh Fisher
Aoife Murphy
Sarah Cullen
Amy Horan
Lucy Field
Saoirse Byrne
Ellen Carter (1-0)
Margaret Hayden
Heather Sammon

Subs used:
Emily Kelly
Myah Sammon
Sophie Byrne
Evie Carter
Oonagh Deegan
Kim Kelly
Eve McGuire

Referee Shaun Duane

Report by Tom Ryan

Autumn League
Under 13 Division 3 Final
VENUE: Moorefield
DATE: Saturday 6 November 2010 TIME: 12 noon
Moorefield 2 – 4 Suncroft 0 – 0
HALF-TIME: Moorefield 2 – 1With pitches scarce Suncroft sportingly agreed to enter the lions den for this Autumn League Under 13 Division 3 Final on Saturday last. Referee Tara Byrne ensured a sporting contest which was played in “the dry” and it was only when the County Board rep, Jason Morris, was presenting the trophy to victorious Moorefield Captain Sarah Regan, that the rain arrived. Aided by the slope and wind Suncroft had most of the play in the first half as Nicole Dooley and Kirstyn Dooley each kicked 2 points and Shauna Browne added another but when Moorefield did make inroads they found the net through Sinead Kinsella and Kate Hannon while Aoife Heavey got a point and Moorefield had a 1 point interval lead.

Moorefield introduced Molly Rassmeussen into their attack on the restart and Kate Hannon soon pointed them into a 2 point lead. Suncroft then created a great goal chance as Becky Johnson fired in a rising drive. It looked bound for the roof of the
net but Moorefield goalkeeper Lorraine Butler rose and finger-tipped it over the bar. Suncroft continued to press but the Moorefield defence in which Laura Hannon and Anna Loughlin starred kept them at bay despite the best efforts of the Dooley’s, Becky Johnson and Shauna Browne. As Suncroft tired Moorfield took advantage and Ciara Bruce and Sinead Kinsella got the insurance points. Sarah Regan was an inspiring Captain as she and Rachel McNamara worked hard at midfield to counter the excellent Suncroft pairing, Kirstyn Dooley and Becky Johnson with honours in this department just about even.
Kayleigh Durkan, Niamh Carey and Shannon Callopy shone in the Suncroft defence with Nicole Dooley, Shauna Browne and Kirsten McGuirke the most impressive in attack while among the Moorefield forwards it was Aoife Heavey, Kate Hannon and Sinead Kilsella who impressed.

Suncroft 0 – 5

Sinead Kinsella 1–1
Kate Hannon 1–1
Aoife Heavey 0–1
Ciara Bruce 0–1

Kirstyn Doley 0–2
Nicile Dooley 0–2
Shauna Browne 0–1
Becky Johnson 0–1

Lorraine Butler
Deborah Molloy
Laura Hannon
Laura Donovan
Katie Martin
Anna Loughlin
Jodie Moran
Sarah Regan(Cpt)
Rachel McNamara
Ciara Bruce (0-1)
Aoife Heavey (0-1)
Ashling Murray
Kate Hannon (1-1)
Sinead Kinsella (1-1)
Amy Hughes

Molly Rassmeussen for A Hughes (30 min)
Jessica Murphy for D Molloy (46 min)

Marie Murphy
Alannah Finn
Kayleigh Durkan
Sophie Hobbs
Abbie Poole
Niamh Carey
Shannon Collophy
Kirstyn Dooley (0-2)
Becky Johnson(0-1)
Nicole Doley(0-2)
Shauna Browne(0-1)
Niamh Connolly
Roisin Bolger
Kirsten McGuirke
Sarah Browne

Referee Tara Byrne

Report by Tom Ryan

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