St Margaret’s Ladies into Championship Final

On Wednesday evening on our home pitch in St Margaret’s in glorious sunshine our Adult Ladies team defeated Na Fianna in the semi final of the Junior E Championship to set up a mouth watering Final with Round Towers Lusk on Wednesday the 01st September away in Lusk at 19.15. This was a hard fought win and saw both teams playing the game with intent from the first whistle to the last. As was shown by the girls in the final group stage game they are not easily rattled and withstood the pressure from Na Fianna going in at half time with a three point lead. The third quarter was where the girls turned up the heat on Na Fianna and pulled away. They battened down the hatches after that and despite a few scares saw out the game to win by 7 points in the end. Our defence withstood early pressure from Na Fianna with Tutsy in goal, Rachel Dwyer at full back and Sophie McQuillan Clarke at centre back in particular soaking up much of that pressure. Kirsten Doyle, Jodi Tynan, Leah Burke and Lauren McDonnell were battling hard for every ball giving the Na Fianna forwards no time to settle. Our midfield pairing of Charmaine Doyle and Yvonne Dwyer again worked tirelessly providing quality ball into the forwards who took the baton and done the business at their end. Rebecca McGuinnes in particular tormented the Na Fianna defence for the duration of the game. Tasha Barnwall again pulled the strings at centre forward and when necessary was back putting her shoulder to the wheel helping out the defence. Kate Dwyer despite being tightly marked was up to her own high standard and drove the forwards on at every opportunity. Skye Healy, Shauna Martin and Caroline Lawlor were on hand to make sure the team were driving forward at every opportunity. When legs were tiring Kaylah Clarke and the ever young Nessa Madigan came in to make sure Na Fianna were not going to get any opportunity to make a come back.
St Margaret’s Team: Tutsy Cogley, Kirsten Doyle, Rachel Dwyer, Jodi Tynan, Leah Burke, Sophie McQuillan Clarke, Lauren McDonnell, Yvonne Dwyer, Charmaine Doyle 0-2, Rebecca McGuinness 1-2, Tasha Barnwall 0-2, Skye Healy 0-1, Kate Dwyer 1-6, Caroline Lawlor 0-1, Shauna Martin 1-2. Subs used: Nessa Madigan 0-1, Kaylah Clarke.

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