Gort na Móna come back to win comfortably
Gort na Móna 6-3 Glenavy-Loch Mór 0-1
For the first quarter of this match in MacRory Park it looked as if there was going to be only one winner – and it wasn’t Gort na Móna!
The Glenavy-Loch Mór combination team controlled that quarter with Éadaoin McCambridge excellent at centre-half back, Aisling Bannon forceful at midfield and Cara McGarry and Cara Duncan stretching the Gort defence at half-forward.
However they wasted a number of scoring chances only registering a single point from Cara McGarry in the 9th minute from all that dominance.
Eventually Gort na Móna got to grips with the situation with Leah Bunting, Chloe Lennon and Duailtin Hawl tightening up and the next ten minutes turned into a midfield battle.
Then Orla Lennon scrambled a goal and within a few minutes had lobbed home a second and Gort na Móna turned around at the break ahead by 2-0 to 0-1.
Glenavy-Loch Mór were on the defensive for nearly all the second half as Gort grew in confidence and Ella O’Hara brought off a couple of stunning saves including turning a rasper from Orla Lennon over the bar after four minutes.
However with all the pressure Gort na Móna eventually bagged the scores to put the game beyond their opponents, goals from Casey Meehan and Paige Lockhart.
There was even time for substitutes Rhianna Morton and Demi McGreevy to add goals and, while the final score-line probably flattered the winners, they were the more dominant team after Lennon’s two goals before the break.
Gort na Móna : Cara Collins, Gracey McConway, Andi Roules, Aoibh Bradley, Leah Bunting, Chloe Lennon, Duailtin Hawl, Cara Nolan, Gabby Monaghan, Paige Lockhart 1-0, Casey Meehan 1-1, Orla Lennon 2-1, Bronagh McClelland, Cora Boswell, Shona McNally.
Subs : Demi McGreevy 1-1 for S McNally, Sophie Magee for B McClelland, Rhianna Morton 1-0 for C Nolan.
Glenavy-Loch Mór Dál gCáis : Ella O’hara, Phoebe Higgins, Aoife Curry, Lily Curran, Sarah Fox, Éadaoin McCambridge, Anna Christie, Aisling Bannon, Anya Morgan, Cara McGarry 0-1, Cara Duncan, Claire O’Hagan, Emily Denny, Niamh Butler, Molly Jane Campbell.
Subs : Jessica Morgan for E Denny, Alannah O’Neill for MJ Campbell
Referee : Fionntán Mac Oitir (Sarsfield’s)
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