GAA News - Thursday 12 Oct 2006
Girls U-12 football team win county title
THE Bennekerry/Tinryland girls footballers won another County title when the U-12 team defeated MLR by 5-12 to 2-2 in the final in Askea on Saturday last.
B/T were very slow to start and kicked a lot of wides before scores came from Jenny Condon (goal) and points from Dearbhla Kelly, Lauren McGrath and Lauren Dwyer. The half time score was 1-3 to 1-2 in favour of B/T. In the second half, B/T got their scoring boots going with Lauren Dwyer scoring a fine tally of 3-2 with Dearbhla Kelly scoring a further 1-1 and Orlaith Moran (0-2), Amanda Kinsella (0-2), Katie Doyle (0-1) and Ruth Bermingham (0-1) all getting on the scoreboard. B/T were never in danger and restricted their opponents to just a solitary goal after the break.
Best for B/T were Lauren Dwyer, Dearbhla Kelly, Orlaith Moran, Katie Doyle, Aoibheann Webb and Vivienne Nolan.
The team was Clodagh McGrath, Caoimhe McCreanor, Vivienne Nolan, Una McVeigh, Aoibheann Webb, Katie Doyle, Nicole Hanley, Alison Farrell, Amanda Kinsella, Lauren McGrath, Dearbhla Kelly, Orlaith Moran, Jenny Condon, Lauren Dwyer, Ruth Bermingham, Jenny Doheny, Shauna Curran, Aoife Hayden, Ciara Condon, Emma Delaney and Grainne McVeigh, Grace Lawlor and Lydia McNally.
After the game County Board Chairman Fran Mullins presented the Dobbs Oil Cup to captain Katie Doyle.
Great credit is due to Aislinn Whelan, Enid McCreanor and Pat McArdle for their work with this team.
B/T Senior Ladies team lost out by 3-7 to 2-2 against St. Forchtern’s in an 11 a side game in Ballon on Sunday last.
B/T had most of the play in the first 10 minutes but had only 1 point from Christine Scully to show for it and from then on St. Forchtern’s dominated the remainder of the half and led by 2-5 to 0-1 at the interval.
In the 2nd half, B/T staged a good fightback with goals from Aisling Kinsella and Christine Scully and also hit the post twice but could not reduce the deficit towards the end.
The team was Clodagh Behan, Sarah Doyle, Christine Scully, Roisin Cleary, Gloria Nolan, Emma O’Regan, Lisa O’Regan, Deirdre Tomlinson, Caoimhe Whelan, Aislinn Whelan and Audrey Brown. Subs Aisling Kinsella, Liz Lowry, Joanne Wall, Jenny Martin, Carrie Lawlor, Ciara Butler and Bernie Morrissey.
GIRLS TEAM WIN COUNTY TITLE: Bennekerry/Tinryland Girls U-14 Football team had an excellent win in the County final with a 4-3 to 0-1 win over Ballinkillen/Newtown on Friday last.
In the opening half, B/T were very much on top and went ahead with a goal from Danielle Power before Lauren McGrath set up Amy Dwyer for a great goal. Further scores from Zoe Curran (1-1) and another point from Amy Dwyer gave B/T an 11-point lead at the break.
On the resumption, Deirdre O’Sullivan passed a great ball to Amy Dwyer for her 2nd goal and with O’Sullivan then scoring a point, the result was never in doubt.
This was a great team performance with all players at their best on the night. This was B/T’s 4th year in a row to win this title with Kate Dooley playing in all four finals and Amy Dwyer taking part in three of the finals and being a panelist for another decider.
County Board Officer Kathleen Mullins presented the cup to B/T captain Amy Dwyer and spoke highly of the quality of football from both sides and hoped all would go on to play at county level.
The team was Niamh Redmond, Katie Doyle, Kate Dooley, Caoimhe Townsend, Emer Fahy, Niamh Mullins, Jemina Kirwan, Deirdre O’Sullivan, Niamh Walshe, Danielle Power, Amanda Kinsella, Orlaith Moran, Amy Dwyer, Zoe Curran, Judith Doyle, Orla Stafford, Stacey Doyle, Alison Farrell, Dearbhla Kelly, Lauren McGrath, Vivienne Nolan, Rebecca McCarthy, Niamh O’Neill and Jenny Condon.
The committee and players wish a speedy recovery to Aoife Byrne who is currently in hospital and who has been unlucky with injuries this year.
Great credit is due to Martin Doyle, Sean Lowry and Pat McArdle for their work with this team.