Shield joy for Kilmore

Published 17/09/2016 | 00:00

Kilmore beat St. Martin's in the ladies' football Under-14 Division 1 shield final played in wet and windy conditions in Rathangan.

Kilmore 1-9 St. Martin's 1-4

Kilmore were lively from the off and got straight into the game with Sophie Boxwell winning the throw-in and passing into Joely Doyle who scored a point.

This was followed by a point from Boxwell, and Winnie Rath added the third.

Sophie Boxwell was on fire and she scored another three points before the half-time whistle to leave Kilmore ahead by 0-6 to nil at the break.

St. Martin's resumed with a pep in their step as they now played with the wind. Aoife O'Connor and Ellen Goggins combined immediately to set up Elizabeth Nwoshocha who turned and buried the ball into the net.

Kennedy Cullen from Kilmore replied with a point but Sarah Hobbert responded for St. Martin's (0-7 to 1-1).

St. Martin's stepped it up considerably and got another two points from Sarah Hobbert and substitute Hollie Audsley, before Aoife Bridges went on a solo run and struck the equaliser.

Kilmore goalie Maeve Byrne kicked the ball out to Sophie Boxwell who went on a solo run and popped the ball over the bar, and Kennedy Cullen then pounced for the decisive goal which was followed by a point from Nel Bates.

Kilmore: Maeve Byrne, Sophie Keating, Katie O'Reilly, Ciara Nash, Ellie Roche, Anna Bates, Grace Lambert, Eimear Fortune , Sophie Boxwell (0-5), Abby Wall, Joely Doyle (0-1), Kennedy Cullen (1-1), Neil Bates (0-1), Amy McDonnell, Winnie Rath (0-1), Grace Cousins (injured), Anna Furlong, Hannah White, Avril Rochford, Eabhi Crosbie. Joint managers: Fintan O'Reilly and Grace Cardiff.

St. Martin's: Sinéad Hegarty, Emer O'Rourke, Louisa Donnelly, Róisín Waters, Kate Barrett, Aoife O'Connor, Niamh Cullen, Lauren McLoughlin, Abbey Mulligan, Aoife Bridges (0-1), Sarah Hobbert (0-2), Ellen Goggins, Ellen Ormonde, Eleana Sinnott, Elizabeth Nwoshocha (1-0), Lauren Devereux, Aisling Kelly, Sally Barrett, Hollie Audsley (0-1), Camille McGrath, Nadine Goodison, Megan Doyle, Beth Miller, Rebecca Breen, Eileen Rowe. Mentors: Graham Mulligan, Paul McLoughlin, Julie McLoughlin.

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