Hard Luck to the Nolan & Co., Taxation Consultants sponsored Clann U-14 girls who were defeated in the Division 1A Championship Final in Woodmount on Sunday by St. Brigid’s. In the end St. Brigids edged it by a single point 1-6 to 1-5 but Clann will rue several missed chances in a match they dominated in general play. Clann were first to score with a point from Ciara Quinn and this was followed by a point from Shauna Connell but St Brigids scored a fortunate goal that put them ahead. Then St. Brigid’s Sarah Kelly scored the first of her 4 first half points. Ciara Quinn scored a free for Clann after 18 minutes while Therese Lennon was unlucky to hit the crossbar with a fierce shot. Ruth McManus scored a excellent point towards the end of the first half to leave the scoreline 1-4 to 0-4 in favour of St. Brigid’s. Ciara Quinn added another free early in the second half but Clann were still kicking the wides. St Brigids added two further points but Ciara Quinn scored a cracking goal to leave the bare minimum between the sides with 5 minutes to go. But the equaliser never came. It was a disappointing end to what has been a great year for these girls, with some of the panel bagging National Schools, U-12 Division 1 and U-14 Division 3 and Feile titles. Thanks to all that helped out in particular Mickey Dunning and Terry O’Neill. Clann would like to wish St. Brigid’s Andrea McDermott a speedy recovery after receiving a unfortunate knee injury in the opening minute of the match.
Clann: Orla Ward, Renee Naughton, Leanne Ward, Aoibhinn Golden, Marissa Murray, Orlagh Shine, Damilola Omotosho, Shauna Connell 0-1, Ciara Quinn 1-3, Ruth McManus 0-1, Saoirse McManus, Therese Lennon, Shauna Bannon, Sarah O’Sullivan, Ashley Rose Coyle. Subs: Yvonne Curley, Hazel Menton, Ciara Costello, Lisa Dolan, Claire Murray, Nicole Meehan, Grainne O’Neill, Lauren McDonnell.
The minor girls had their third win of the championship when defeating Strokestown away on Saturday on a scoreline of 4-9 to 0-8. Niamh O’ Brien 1-2, Blana Gately 2-3, Gillian Egan 1-2 and Kayleigh Dunning 0-1 were the Clann scorers but a solid defence and midfield gave Clann a great platform for victory along some great saves from Katie Ward in Goal. On Bank Holiday Monday Clann also defeated St Mary’s, Tulsk in Johnstown 5-13 to 2-9. This has guaranteed them a semi-final spot. Scorers were Gillian Egan 3-2 Blana Gately 0-5 Michelle Harney-Nolan 1-2 Niamh O’Brien 1-1 Orla O’Neill0-2 Aisling Lennon 0-1. Next weekend Clann play Western Gaels away on Sunday in their final group match.
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