Congratulations to the U14 team on defeating Clonard on a scoreline of 4-4to 2-4 in the Feile Sheild Final played in Kilmore last night
This was a very entertaining football game with two evenly matched sides. Clonard siezed the inititive from the start and looked very impressive all over the field. Jennine Foley from clonard was getting on a lot of balls although wearing number 12 she was playing corner forward. Within the first 10 mins of the game Clonard had notched up 1-4 and looked like they were going to dominate the game. Shels to their credit stuck firmly to there task and began to settle with some great defensive play by Dervla Potter, Becky Hayes, Ali Murphy and Imaani Kehoe. Ciara Corrigan and Ciara Roche began picking up a lot of the clearances and delivering to the ball to the hard working midfield of Gemma McCabe and Team Captain Niamh Doyle. Both of these girls were well capable of catching fine balls and possess great ball control skills. Geraldine Doolan was like a magnet to the ball and was collecting ball in the full back line and delivering balls from the centre forward postion a real gem to watch while equally marking another tallented girl clonard centre forward Rebecca Foley who was a constant thorn in Shels side. Shels half forwards Marcella Furlong and Mary O Rourke began to come into the game, Cliodhna Flynn switched with Rosin Tobin and began driving at the Clonard half back line using intelligent interplay with the Shshels mid field pairing. Clonard were dealt a blow when they lost mid fielder Clodagh Downes to an Ankle injury which happened at the inital throw in. Sarah Doyle and Niamh O Connor shels were working hard in the corners winning and laying off balls to the half forwards and RosiinTobin was using her height to break balls. Eadaoin Fitzgerald replaced Mary O’Rourke. All in all it was a great display by the Shelmalier team and somthing they will be able to build on as they enter the u14 championship. There is quite alot of talent in the Panel so competition for places will be good which is always very healthy.
Team Dervla Potter, Becky Hayes, Ali Murphy, Imaani Keogh, Ciara Roche, Geraldine Doolan, Ciara Corrigan, Gemma McCabe, Niamh Doyle (Captain), Marcella Furlong, Roisin Tobin, Mary O’ Rourke, Sarah Doyle, Cloidhna Flynn, Niamh O’Connor, Megan McIntosh, Eadaoin Fitzgerald, Maeve Doyle, Ciara Lawless, Ruth O’Gara,Sinead Moore, Roisin Doolan, Gemma Fox, Aoife Beirney, Linzi Lannigan, Enya Byrne, Eimear O’Brien.
Team Manager : Yvonne Flynn Selectors: Paul Tobin, Diarmuid Doolan, Mary Doyle.