Midleton Ladies Football
Midleton to contest East Cork Minor Plate Final
After a pulsating semi-final against Rockbán played in Whitechurch this Saturday, Midleton overcame a tough challenge from a very good Rockbán footballing team.
Midleton 11:07 Rockbán 5:12
As Rockbán had only 12 players, we had to reorganise the team and matched their 12. This was a fabulous game of football played in near perfect conditions. This game was much closer than the score line suggests.
Midleton went behind by 1:3 to 1 point in the first 15 minutes with Rockbán playing some great attacking football, and only for Kate Mary between the posts could have been much worst. She disrupted the Rockban attack on several occasions. We found it difficult to cover back from their kick outs. As the game progressed we begun to find our way and started to get a hold on the game. A great goal from Rayanna brought us into the game and went in at the break 1 point up. Midleton 3:4 Rockban 2:6.
The second half was very much nip and tuck with Midleton dominant in the first 10 and last 10 minutes with Rockbán controlling the middle 10 minutes. In Rockbán’s period of dominance they brought a 4 goal deficit back to a single goal. Moving Abby to full forward turned the game in Midleton’s favour and a couple of goals in that period saw us through.
This was a game played in a very sporting competitive manner with both teams giving it their all. The reward for Midleton is a place in this year’s final which is provisionally fixed for Wed 23th November in Killeagh against Inch. This will be a repeat of last year’s final where we were well beaten. But one never knows how a final goes. It will be a good way to end the session.
Team: Kate-Mary Cullinane, Ciara Stack, Caoimhe Morrison, Ellen Ryan, Lizzie Phiri, Deirdre Corcoran, Lucy Wallace, Síomha Walsh, Abby Quirke, Sadhbh Beausang, Rhea Buckley, Molly Beausang, Laura O’Leary, Ali Smith, Rayanna Power, Lucy Kenneally, Roisín O’Callaghan
Reminder that the Ladies Football AGM is on Wednesday Nov 30th at 7.30pm IN Midleton Gaa Club. All Parents are most welcome to attend.
Training continues for all age groups. U8’s are in the Community Centre from 6-7pm while the U10’s upwards are at the Hockey Pitch from 7-8pm.