Wicklow Ladies U-12 & U-16 County Final Match Reports


Ladies U-12 and U-16 Match Reports


ladies football U12 county final 20.11.2005
Arklow Geraldines/Ballymoney 5-13 St. Nicholas (Dunlavin)

Dunlavin were over powered by hot favourites Arklow in
this one sided U12 county final played out in Roundwood
on Sunday last.Up 3-10 at the break the Arklow girls never
let up until the final whistle, romping home comfortable
winners in the end with a twenty seven point margin to
lift the new Morans of Avoca trophy.

In the the first half it was Arklows very sharp forward
line of Aife Kavanagh, Lucie O’Grady, Erinne Murphy, Shauna
Fleming, Jesse McElheron and Briona Marshall that were
responsible for finishing off the west Wicklow sides ambitions
with in the first twenty minutes of the half.

Player of the match Aoife Kavanagh was Arklow’s top scorer
on the day with a personnel tally of 4-3, Dunlavins defence
were unable to contain the very silky Arklow forward,
Kavanaghs scoring partner Lucie O’Grady was a power house
at centre forward, ripping through the Dunlavin defence
on a number of occasions with excellent solo runs to notch
up a score of one goal and six accurate points from play.

While Dunlavin were not putting scores on the board, their
defensive back line of Niamh Sinnott, Jenny Metcalfe,
Anna Kelly and in particular Michelle Dunne and their
first half keeper Emma Otten who all worked extremely
hard to keep Arklow at bay through out. Arklow finished
the half with an excellent point from lucie O’Grady who
picked the ball up in midfield from her influential captain
Samantha Kelly, O’Grady twisted and turned the Dunlavin
defence before firing over for the final score of the

In the third quarter of the game it was the turn of Arklow’s
defensive wall of Amy Devereux, Hannah Tew, Naomi Roach,
Elsebe Sharp and their powerful number three Danielle
Brauders who all worked as a unit to protect their keeper
Rebecca Condren from a number of attacks from a rejuvenated
Dunlavin side.however, once the Arklow side had weathered
the storm their midfield duo of Nicole Hickey Kavanagh
and Samantha Kelly regained control spreading the ball
to the flanks to open up the oppositions defence in the
final quarter, and as in the final minutes of the first
half it was Kavanagh and O’Grady who combined to finish
off the game with a goal and a point respectively.

Dominic Leech presented the new Moran of Avoca trophy
to Arklow’s Captain Samantha Kelly while county board
chairperson Margaret Allen presented Aoife Kavanagh with
the player of the game award.

Arklow Geraldines Ballymoney. Rebecca Condren,
Elsabe Sharpe,Danelle Brauders, Melissa Keane, Amy Devereux,
Hannah Tew, Naomi Roach, Samantha Kelly (capt), Nicole
Hickey Kavanagh, Shauna Fleming(0-2), Lucie O’Grady(1-6),
Erinne Murphy(0-2), Jessie McElheron, Aoife Kavanagh(4-3),
Briona Marshal.
Subs, Sheena Healy for Briona Marshall, Niamh Arthur for
Jesse McElheron, Ciara Healy for Amy Devereux, Lauren
McCarthy for Erinne Murphy.
St. Nicholas:Sarah Case, Michelle Dunne, Niamh
Sinnott, Alex Byrne, Sarah Reid, Aisling Whelan, Amy Kelly,
Laura allen, Emma Otten, Claire Coburn(0-1), Emma Byrne,
Niamh Whelan, Aoife Brophy, Aoife Case Anna Kelly
Subs. Niamh Kenny for Aoife Case, Katie Byrne for Sarah
Case, Amy Cororan for Niamh Sinnott, Tamara Donovan for
Aoife Brophy, Sarah Reid for Rachel Byrne.
Referee:. Sile O’Neill.

Wicklow Ladies U16 county final.

U16 county final. CARNEW EMMETS 0-14 BRAY EMMETS 2-4.
When both sides met in last years u16 final it was the
Bray Emmets girls that lifted the trophy,this time round
it was the turn of a very well drilled Carnew Emmets side
to celebrate victory. At the presentation ceremony county
board representative Dominic Leech said that ‘this was
a game that had everything, great scores, excellent blocks
and saves, good decisions ,bad decisions depending on
which ever side you were supporting, but over all it was
probably the game of the season with no quarters given
or taken and the real winner on the day was Wicklow ladies

Carnew went in at the break with a four point lead (0-7to
0-3), and despite getting within two points in the second
half the Bray were always playing catch up, Carnew finished
the game with their four points lead intact, their emotional
captain Movita Murphy lifting the trophy to the cheers
of a large group of supporters. With only two minute on
the clock Lorreta Gilbert opened Carnews account with
a point, Brays response came thirty seconds later from
their top scorer Aine O’Gorman who tapped over to level
the scores, a minute later O’Gorman was denied a goal
by Carnews netminder Paula fox, for the next thirteen
minutes Carnew took control, their in form full forward
Andrea Green opening the gap by four points with Brid
Murphy tagging on a point to put the south county side
five points clear, with eighteen minutes on the clock.

The Bray girls were working extremely hard to regain control,
but the Carnew side were showing the greater hunger for
the ball and always looked comfortable. Before the break
Brays determination paid off with O’Gorman paring the
deficit back to three points with two well worked points,
However a minute in to injury time Carnews captain Movita
Murphy found her full forward Andrea Greene in space with
a well weighted pass, Greene tagging on her fifth point
of the game to give her side a four point cushion at the
break. Both sides remained on the pitch during the break,
and were back in action and raring to go within ten minutes,and
while the evening air was cooling down slowly, the temperature
out on the pitch was rising rapidly, Bray was first to
strike from the throw in, their centre forward Khalie
Medlar worked hard to find the very classy Aine O’Gorman
who slotted the ball past Paula fox to put a single points
between the sides.

Over the next couple of minutes both sides cancelled each
other out with a point apiece, Brays O’Gorman latching
on to a clever low pass from Kim Cusack and chipping over
from an impossible angle from the end line. Carnew finished
off the third quarter with four points in as many minute
to open up a five point lead, however the Bray girls battled
hard to close the gap, their perseverance paid off in
the seventeenth minute, and again it was their number
nine O’Gorman who found the back of the net for the second
time in the game to pare the lead back to two points.
The sides were so well match in the final quarter of the
game that there was only two points scored, Cheered on
by a large crowd of supporters both sides pulled out all
the stops, Bray trying to gain the lead while Carnew were
trying to hold on to what they had, With excellent shots,
blocks, saves, going in from the two sides, it could have
gone either way, however as the sun slowly sank over the
Wicklow hills so did Bray Emmets chances of winning the
U16 championship for the second year, Carnew finished
the game with a point apiece from Mairead Kennedy and
Jennifer Young. Carnew Emmets corner back Eileen McCrea
received the player of the match award from Dominic Leech.

The county board would like to thank Paul Brady from An
Tocher for getting the pitch ready for both games on Sunday

Carnew Emmets: Paula Fox, Jamie Brownrigg, Eileen
McCrea,, Lisa Commiskey, Lorretta Gilbert (0-2), Shauna
Keogh, Movita Murphy (capt), Andrea Greene (0-6), Jennifer
young (0-3), Brid Murphy (0-1), Mairead Kennedy (0-2),
Laura Hogan, Aisling Hogan,Shauna Hilley, Laura Doyle,

Subs: Aoife Rock, Jacinta Wilkinson, Margaret Birmingham,
Lisa Turner.
Bray Emmets: Marion Weymes, Jessica Concannon,
Sarah McGraynor, Lisa Kavanagh, Eileen Henley (capt),
Jennifer Ding,Sinead Finn, Niamh Coleman, Aine O’Gorman
(2-3), Roisin Linnie, Khalie Medlar (1-0), Kim Cusack,
Amanda Gillhooly, Helen Kirwan, Saoirse Carroll.
Subs: Lauren Medlar, Lisa O’Reilly, Vanessa Lewis,
Aisling Fagan, Emily Veale, Siobhan on for Amanda Gillhooly,
Naomi Kiernan.
Referee. Liam Kelly.



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