East Cork League Midleton v Aghada
Midleton 5:9 Aghada 3:9
In the U16 A East Cork League our girls travelled to Aghada. In a terrific game of football Midleton came out on top on a scoreline of 5:9 to 3:9. To put it simply a fantastic game of ball from two very committed teams. This was one of the best performances that this bunch of girls have produced since they started playing, and that says something.
We travelled with 17 players and all played. The game started with us winning the ball from the throw in and stormed into a 1:2 lead. We camped in Aghada’s side of the pitch for the first 8 minutes. It took a while for Aghada to get into the game, but when they did, they stormed into the game, and from then it was relentless stuff from one end of the field to another. Great pace from both girls. At the break only 2 points separated the teams.
The second half started the way the first half finished. At a blistering pace. It was hard to keep up.
With five minutes, remaining Midleton were leading by 5 points, in control and looked like it was going to be our night. Aghada had other ideas, and struck us with a very well taken goal, and were unlucky to get another. Our girls didn’t panic and responded with a goal and 2 points in the last few minutes.
Great credit to both teams that gave both sets of animated and sometimes very vocal supporters a great night’s entertainment.
Well done to the Midleton girls on a deserved win. Our first win at this grade.
We have no regular goalkeeper, but once again Sarah stepped up and volunteered. Sarah’s kick outs were the launching pad for our daunting runs into the Aghada half of the field. In front of Sarah The 3 full backs Aoife, Claudia and Ciara defended tenaciously and our new look half back of Molly, Roisin and Rhea, were the backbone of the team and played great football, Deirdre drifted back and offered them the support to drive forward at every opportunity.
With Ali and Abby lording it at midfield, they created the link that joined the backs play with the forwards, Ali taking a more defensive role and Abby an attacking one.
In attack our forwards performed extremely well, led by Kari from the center and gamely supported by Keri outside her on the wing. Orla, Rayanna and Laura were a handful for the Aghada girls to deal with. The introduction of Ellen and Clodagh at half time, Ellen in the back line and Clodagh in the forwards worked well with both girls putting in a great shift.
Great result girls, Im sure everyone was tired after a fantastic team performance.
Hard luck to the Aghada Girls and thanks for your hearth and commitment in making this a great sporting game.
It was a spirited performance all round, with heroes all over the pitch at different stages of the game. Thanks to all the the supports on a fine night in Aghada.
Panel: Abby Quirke(3:2), Aoife Franklin, Ciara Stack, Claudia Kearney, Deirdre Corcoran, Kari McEvoy(1:1), Kerri Brosnan, Laura O’Leary, Molly Beausang, Orla Fleming(0:4), Rayanna Power, Rhea Buckley, Roisin O’Callaghan, Sarah Murphy (Captain), Clodagh Finn(1:2), Ali Smith, Ellen Ryan.
All groups are on a break for the Easter Holidays but outdoor training will return on Monday April 4th. We will commence our training in Midleton Rugby Club.
U8’s will now train from 6.30 to 7.30pm. Please note the change in time.
U10’s to U16’s and our Junior Ladies will train from 7-8 pm.
We look forward to seeing all our groups back in action.
Registration for the coming year is now due. Forms will be available to collect from Team Mentors at training on Monday Night or you may download your form from the Ladies Football Section on the Midleton Gaa website.