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Senior Ladies Make It Two From Two
Apr. 22, 2018
Ladies Division 3: Maguiresbridge 2-4 v 9-8 Belcoo
Belcoo Ladies made it two from two with a 9-8 to 2-4 victory in Maguiresbridge amid monsoon conditions at times. The game was blown up a bit early due to injury to a home player, we wish her a speedy recovery. The O’Rahilly’s had began slowly but by the interval they had powered away from the hosts playing some great football as they took a firm grip of the contest.
Collette Rice plays a forward pass in this evenings victory
The visitors had the ball in the net within 60seconds as good interplay between Crona Higgins and Donna Feeley created an opening for Linda McGovern who thumped in an excellent goal. McGovern was to slot over a point following a good interception in defence by Rachel O’Dolan but the tide turned as the home team got up the field and registered two goals and a point for 2-1 to 1-1 with just 7minutes on the clock.
Belcoo began to find their rhythm after the concession of these quick scores. Michelle Cullen fielding a great high ball from a Courtney Ray kickout. The ball was worked to Seana Feeley who carried it 30yards before slipping in sister Donna for a neat point.
A good turnover by Seana Feeley paved the way for Linda McGovern to hit her second goal and give her side the lead at 2-2 to 2-1. From this juncture, the O’Rahilly’s began to dominate all areas of the field.
Seana Feeley in full flight with Michelle Cullen supporting
Donna Feeley claimed the next kickout, feed Collette Rice who advance towards goal and found the top right corner. Donna Feeley and Linda McGovern added points with Rice netting another well taken goal after a quickly taken free from McGovern. 4-4 to 2-1 by the midway stage in the half.
Belcoo were well on top but in sporadic Maguiresbridge attacks, Leona McNulty and Rachel O’Dolan came out with possession, using it well to set up the next attack. Aoife Keaney at wing back went on a long run to slot over a point while great work by Michelle Cullen created a goal for Collette Rice. Rice was to hit her fourth, again a sublime finish on 21minutes after the two Feeley’s and Emma McNulty had kept the ball well in the lead up to the three pointer.
Crona Higgins moves out of the defence with possession
Donna Feeley fired in a quick 1-1, the point coming following strong defensive play by Leona McNulty before Cullen carried downfield and through a number of tackles. Linda McGovern finished another goal but over the closing few moments of the first half Aoife Keaney was sin-bined. Maguiresbridge added a point and had a few more chances for scores. Courtney Ray denied a goal with McNulty and O’Dolan standing firm. Half time. 8-6 to 2-2 in Belcoo’s favour.
The second period was cut short due to a serious injury to a Maguiresbridge player. Before the accidental collision Seana Feeley had registered a goal after a long run while Linda McGovern slotted over a free with Donna Feeley also pointing.
Team (11 a side). Courtney Ray, Leona McNulty, Rachel O’Dolan, Michelle Cullen, Aoife Keaney (0-1), Crona Higgins, Collette Rice (4-0), Seana Feeley (1-0), Donna Feeley (1-4), Linda McGovern (3-3), Emma McNulty. Subs Tara Feeley and Kira McGovern.
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