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Moycarkey N.S. v Rathkeevin N.S. by Ellen Maher

posted 17 Oct 2016, 13:39 by Michelle Donnelly
On Thursday 6th October 2016, Moycarkey N.S. had their first ladies football match of the year. They took on a skillful Rathkeevin N.S. side in Roinn A of the Under 13 Ladies football. The match took place in New Inn with ideal weather conditions for amazing football to be played. Rathkeevin had a brilliant start as they were in front of their markers for every ball early on and they quickly picked up a 3 point lead. Moycarkey finally got on the scoreboard near the end of the first half when Ellen Maher went around her marker and popped the ball over the bar after a fantastic pass from Orlaith Ryan. The score at half time saw Rathkeevin leading by 2 points on a score line of 3 points to 1.Moycarkey controlled possession in the second half and turned the possession into a goal thanks to Caoimhe O’ Sullivan’s outstanding strike. Moycarkey continued to pile on the pressure looking for another goal and it arrived shortly after the first thanks to Lucy Purcell. Rathkeevin never gave up but they were up against a powerful defence in the shape of Lucy O’ Keeffe in goal and Shauna Flanagan, Mia O’ Meara and Kate Dowling in the backs. Caoimhe Fitzgibbon also played excellently when brought on. At the final whistle it was a joyful win for the ladies of Moycarkey with the final score being 2-1 to 0-3. Everyone played their part with both Kate O’ Keeffe and her replacement Aoife Maher having notable performances as well as Shakira Donoghue who never stopped running in midfield. The Moycarkey team now look forward to playing against Ballylooby in their next match. By Ellen Maher (Moycarkey N.S. - 5th class).