Vhi Healthcare Ulster Senior Intermediate and Junior Club Finals


Mc Connell Fires Donaghmoyne to 3 in a Row

An Charraig Mor 2-3 Donaghmoyne 1-14

Former Ulster young player of the year Catriona Mc Connell fired
over ten points as her side Donaghmoyne beat An Charraig Mor in
yesterday’s Ulster final. In winning Donaghmoyne become the first
club ever to win the title on three consecutive occasions.

Donaghmoyne had an excellent start going ahead by six points before
Carrickmore scored their first point in the fourteenth minute. Catriona
Mc Connell opened the scoring with a fine point. Majella Woods then
fired over a couple of scores before midfielder Amanda Casey found
the net. Casey capitalized on a poor clearance by An Charraig Mor,
carried the ball forty metres and planted by a stranded Claire Donnelly.
An Charraig Mor captain Gemma Begley did open her sides account
with a nice free. Holders Donaghmoyne responded with further points
from Mc Connell and Casey. On nineteen minutes Elaine Coyle doubled
her sides tally when she sent over another free. Once again Donaghmoyne
responded with a couple points from Casey and Mc Connell. A second
score from Elaine Coyle brought An Charraig Mor’s tally to three
but Mc Connell had the final say of the half sending over another
free to give Donaghmoyne a half time lead 1-8 to 0-3.

The second half turned out to be the Catriona Mc Connell show.
In the third quarter she fired over five unanswered points, three
from play and two frees. An Charraig Mor’s first score of the second
half didn’t arrive until the twentieth minute when substitute Claire
Gallagher got in behind the Donaghmoyne defence and gave Linda Martin
no chance with her bullet shot. Donaghmoyne responded with another
Mc Connell point, her tenth of the match. An Charraig Mor never
gave up and their efforts were rewarded with a Gemma Begley goal
on twenty seven minutes however the score was mere consolation as
holders Donaghmoyne deservedly lifted the title.


Donaghmoyne: C. Mc Connell 0-10, A. Casey 1-2, M. Woods 0-2

An Charraig Mor: G. Begley 1-1, C. Gallagher 1-0 E. Coyle 0-2

Lisnaskea Win in Cracking Final

Crossmaglen 1-10 Lisnaskea 3-11

Lisnaskea had seven points to spare over Crossmaglen in a cracking
intermediate final played in Omagh on Friday night last.

The Fermanagh champions had a dream start with Emer Martin finding
the net after just 49 seconds. Straight from the kick out Clare
Woods extended the lead as she fired over. A couple of frees from
Sharon Duncan and a point from Patricia Mc Avoy cut the deficit
to a single point with ten minutes played. Sharon Little then pointed
for Lisnaskea however a couple of points from Sharon Duncan leveled
matters midway through the half. Lisnaskea then raced ahead courtesy
of points from Caroline Little, Clare Woods and Emer Martin but
Patricia Mc Avoy leveled matters for the second time when she found
the net on 22minutes. Caroline Little and Sarah Conlon traded points
before Duncan’s fifth point of the half put Cross in front. The
lead was short lived as deep in injury time midfielder Tara Hughes
netted to give Lisnaskea a 2-6 to 1-7 advantage.

Caroline Little and Emer Martin fired over early in the second
half. Another point from the lively Duncan kept Crossmaglen in touch.
The South Armagh side dominated for a spell of ten minutes but couldn’t
penetrate a resolute Lisnaskea defence. To rub salt into the wounds
Lisnaskea then found the net for the third time, Sharon Little doing
the damage. Duncan did manage another couple of points but these
where cancelled by strikes from Little and Woods and the Fermanagh
champions went on to win comfortably.


Crossmaglen: S. Duncan 0-8, P. Mc Avoy 1-1 and S. Conlon 0-1

Lisnaskea: E. Martin 1-2, C. Little 0-4, S. Little 1-1, T. Hughes
1-0, C. Woods 0-2 and S. Woods 0-1.


Forty Year Old Mc Anespie Inspires Emyvale to Victory

Lisummon 0-2 Emyvale 5-6

A personal tally of 2-2 from veteran Brenda Mc Anespie inspired
Emyvale to their first ever Ulster title in Fintona yesterday.

Emyvale opened the scoring with less than a minute on the clock,
Caroline Mc Aree firing over a free. Brenda Mc Anespie double their
lead on their next attack however there wasn’t to be another score
for fourteen minutes when Orla Murtagh pointed for Lisummon. In
the sixteenth minute there was a real let off for Lisummon. Emyvale
opened their defence wide open but Laura Askins pile driver came
back of the post. Emyvale continued to pressurise and were rewarded
with points from Brenda Mc Anespie and Aisling Mc Kenna. The Monaghan
champions then scored the only game of the half on the stroke of
half time. Veteran Brenda Mc Anespie waltzed through the Lisummon
defence to fire to the net and leave the half time score 1-4 to
0-1in favour of Emyvale.

Emyvale had a dream start to the second half with Ciara Mc Anespie
and Caroline Mc Aree finding the net with just three minutes on
the clock. Mc Anespie latched on to a high centre to steer soccer
style by Sharon Meehan. Caroline Mc Aree’s goal was somewhat fortunate
as both the keeper and full back failed to hold her free. Aisling
Mc Kenna and Caroline Mc Aree added further points. In the final
ten minutes Ciara Mc Anespie and player of the match Brenda Mc Anespie
added further goals. Lisummon did have the last say of the game
when Oonagh Magennis fired over a free but it was much too little
too late.


Emyvale: B. Mc Anespie 2-2, C. Mc Aree 1-2, C. Mc Anespie 1-0, L.
Askin 1-0 and Aisling Mc Kenna 0-2

Lisummon: O. Murtagh and O. Magennis 0-1 each

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