U16 Leinster Championship Round 3 Longford v Kildare

Longford 6.12 Kildare 4.09

Kildare took on Longford in Pearse Park, Co. Longford in the third round of the U16 Leinster championship. Both teams went in to this tie already having secured a home semi final spot with Kildare having previously beaten Wicklow and Louth. The first half was an extremely competitive encounter and there was just a point between the sides at half time. Longford 0.08 Kildare 1.04. Longford went on a scoring spree in the second half and tore into the Kildare defence scoring an impressive 6 goals in the second half. The Kildare girls used this game as preparation for the Leinster semi final and played girls in different positions. Overall this was a great team performance for the young lilywhites captained by Michaela Nolan. Best on the day were Briona Hoban, Grainne Lyons, Mikaela McKenna, Emma Wheeler and Michaela Nolan. Kildare team: Rebecca McGurk, Amy Gallagher, Sharon O’ Connor, Sarah O’ Neill, Grainne Lyons, Brid Farrell, Briona Hoban, Caoimhe Hynes (0.01), Eadaoin Connolly (0.01), Emma Wheeler (1.00), Aoife Nolan (0.01), Michaela Nolan (1.02), Mikaela McKenna (2.01), Ellen Dowling, Chelsea Crowe (0.01). Subs Shannon Doheny (0.02) for C Crowe, Tara Hallinan for A Nolan.

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