Div 2 League
Scariff/Ogonelloe 2-7 St. Josephs 0-7
Scariff/Ogonelloe rounded off a successful league campaign when eventually seeing off St. Josephs on away soil in Gurteen on Wednesday evening. In a closely contested game the east Clare side were first on the scoreboard inside the opening four minutes with a point from Rachel Minogue. Louise Woods and Hannah Meaney replied with two for the parish before Mairead Scanlon tagged on two more, one from a 45, but St. Josephs finished the half with points from Louise Woods, Caitriona and Erinn Hennessy to leave two between the sides at the break, 0-5 to 0-3.
With the aid of the wind in the second half, Scariff/Ogonelloe scored 1-3 without reply with points from Mairead Scanlan(2) and Aisling Corbett (1) and a goal from Aoife Power.
And despite the best efforts of St. Josephs they never let up, with Sarah Hoey and Megan O’Brien to the fore in defence. Louise Woods responded with an immediate point while Mairead Scanlan and Aisling McMahon exchanged points in the closing minutes, but with the finish line in sight Scariff/Ogonnelloe saw out a six point win thanks to a late goal by Rachel Minogue.
Scariff Ogonnelloe: Rachael Daly; Leanne Horan, Marian O’Brien, Sarah Skelly; Holly McGee, Susan Daly, Aoife Maloney; Roisin O’Brien, Lynda Daly; Aoife Power, Mairead Scanlon, Aisling Corry; Sarah O’Donnell, Rachael Minogue, Kealy Power.
Subs: Aisling Corbett for A. Maloney (inj), Megan Fitzgerald- Bradley for Kealy Power, Orla Thornton for S. O’Donnell.
St. Josephs: Ann Marie McGann, Sarah Hoey, Megan O’Brien, Kate Dillon, Orla Moloney, Aisling McMahon, Eimear Casey, Caitriona Hennessy, Louise Woods, Erinn Hennessy, Hannah Meaney, Aisling Hannon, Vanessa Meaney, Caoimhe Hoey, Ciara Guilfoyle.
Subs: Amy Lenihan for Ciara Guilfoyle, Siofra Ní Chonaill for Eimear Casey.
Div 3 League
Broadford 2-11 Tulla 3-7
Tulla missed out on a place in the Division 3 league final when they went down to Broadford by a single point in a highly entertaining game played in Dr. Daly park last wednesday evening.
This was a tightly contested match right from the start. Scores were at a premium and it took eight minutes before we had a flag.
It was the home team who struck first when Sherena McGrath, after soloing at least 30m crossed for Laoise Culloo to finish to the net. She then added a point two minutes later. Broadford got more into the game and scored a brace of points before Aoife Conlin got on the end of a good ball from Aoife Floyd and again raise a green flag. Sinead Conlon added a point from a free before Broadford added a goal and a point to leave the half time score Tulla 2 -2 Broadford 1-3.
In the second half Broadford seemef to moves up a couple of gears and toik some fine long range points to move them ahead. Tulla came back and got a third goal from Aisling Dooley and added a couple of more points but couldn’t withstand the pressure from Broadford who finished the stronger and ran out winners on a score of Broadford 2-11 Tulla 3-7.
Tulla will rue some wayward shooting, especially in the first half, but experience will help their younger players to settle in to adult competition and gain confidence from games like this.
Tulla: Valerie Hogan; Aine Dinan, Chloe Crowe, Aine O’Callaghan; Sinead Conlon, Therese Murphy; Kaylee Cahill, Sorcha Costelloe; Lisa Meehan, Sherena McGrath; Aoife Floyd, Aoife Conlon, Laoise Culloo.
Subs: Gillian Ryan for Sorcha Costelloe (inj,12mins), Aisling Dooley for Lisa Meehan (36 mins), Sarah Leyden for Laoise Culloo (50mins).
Div 4 League
St. Josephs 2-8 Inagh/Kilnamona 1-11
St. Josephs and Inagh/Kilnamona played out a very entertaining draw in the final round of the division 4 league in Kilnamona on Monday evening last.
The homeside opened the scoring within five minutes with a goal from Claire Commane
St. Josephs replied with 1-2 without reply from Ciara Duggan (0-1), Amy Lenihan (1-0) and Chloe Towey(0-1). From here on it, it was point for point with Inagh/Kilnamona edging it by the minimum at the interval on a scoreline 1-5 to 1-4.
At the resumption of play, Marie O’Halloran and Claire Commane pointed for Inagh/Kilnamona to go three clear, but St. Joseph’s Amy Lenihan flicked an overhead goal to the net from a free to level matters with ten minutes gone. Claire Commane and Helen Hehir were prominent in the second half with a brace of points (4) with Tara Rynne adding one more. Amy Lenihan and Chloe Towey pointed for the parish leaving just the minimum between the sides with minutes remaining. St. Josephs surged forward winning a free in the 30th minute, duly converted by Aisling Reidy to take a share of the spoils.
St. Josephs: Hannah Meaney, Meadhbh O’Connor, Orla O’Neill, Ellen Meaney, Orla Hoey,
Sarah O’Brien, Chloe Towey (0-4), Laura Hayes, Aisling Reidy (0-1), Mary O’Connor, Siofra Ní Chonaill, Kiera McGrath, Ciara Duggan (0-2), Amy Lenihan (2-1), Ciara O’Connell.
Inagh/Kilnamona: Kate Hehir, Eimear Cotter, Roisín Clancy, Cathy Cullinan,
Gillian Lafferty, Michelle Mescall, Chloe Foudy, Marie O’ Halloran, Chloe McNamara, Helen Hehir (0-3), Tara Rynne (0-1), Caitlin McInerney, Claire Commane (1-6), Leah Wynne (0-1), Edel Deveraux.
Sat 10th June
Liberty Insurance Senior Championship
Dublin v Clare