U12s start campaign with a win !

Shelmalier Girls Under 12, played Clonee on Thursday May 7th in a very windy Hollymount.


 Clonee won the toss and played with the wind and scored a point in the first and second minute from 45’s,the first of which was due to Susan’s kick out going up in the air and back out over the end line, such was the force of the wind.

In  the eight minute Shels got their first score when Gemma Fox received a pass from Leanne Corrigan and put the ball over the bar.  Our back line, which included Lindsey Lanigan, Aoife Birney and Kelsy Daly, who was then replace by Vicky Connell, aided by a vey able Chloe Mahon at Centre Back,and a very effective Katie McGuire and Aoife Hayes at halfback worked very hard,our Goalie, Susan Birney-Gossage made some great saves, however in the 11th minute Clonee score their only goal of the game, followed by a point two minutes later. In the 15th minute Gemma scored our first goal, and in the 20th minute she got a second goal following passes from Katie McGuire to Enya Byrne. Each team scored once again in this half leaving the score at the interval 2 -2 to Shelmaliers and 1 -4 to Clonee.

After the break Shelmaliers had the wind at their backs and despite some great play and defending from Clonee, Gemma added another goal and a point using the support of forwards Amy Doyle, Chloe Forde and Rebecca Carter, and Kate Stafford added a point leaving the end score 3 Goals and 4 points to Shels, 1 goal and 4 points to Clonee.  Megan Murphy and Shelly Roche replaced Chloe Forde and Rebecca Carter and played their part in the victory in their first U 12 Champioship match of 2009. Well done girls.

Shelmaliers 1. Susan Birney-Gossage, 2. Kelsey Daly 3. Linzey Lanigan 4.Aoife Birney 5.Aoife Hayes 6.Chloe Mahon 7.Katie McGuire 8.Gemma Fox 9.Roisin Doolan 10.Kat Staffore 11.Enya Byrne 12.Amy Doyle 13.Chloe Forde 14.Leanne Corrigan 15.Rebecca Carter Subs. Vicky Connell for Kelsey Daly, Megan Murphy for Chloe Forde, Shelly Roche for Rebecca Carter. Cara Doyle, Lara Cambell,