U12 East Cork Football League – Bride Rovers 0-7 vs Midleton 5-06
On Sunday April 23rd we played Midleton at home in Pynes. Our girls started strong and played some great football to go 4 points ahead. However, Midleton kept the pressure on and scored 2 quick goals to put us 2 points behind. Half time score we were down 2-1 to 0-5. We started strong again in the 2nd half and scored 2 quick points but Midleton fought back scoring 2-2 in quick succession. Our girls battled very hard and had many scoring chances but were denied by some good saves by the Midleton keeper. Well done to all on a good effort.
Panel : Ellen Diggin, Rachel Walsh, Nikita Parle (0-2), Oonagh Nagle, Ava Barry ,Abbie Hoare (0-1) ,Mai Cosgrove, Lily Murray (0-1), Ciara Morrison (0-2), Sarah Buckey, Ruby Broderick (0-1), Aoife Mc Carty, Mollie O Connell , Ella Barry, Abbie O Connell , Sarah Birmingham, , Aoibhe Kiely, Emma Collins, Francesca Meaney, Aisling Hart, Eimear Hart, Alanna O Sullivan, Cliona Murphy,Clara Mohally, Emily Finn, Katelyn Roddis.
Our U16 Ladies had a busy week this week playing a Camogie match and 2 football matches. On Wednesday 19th we travelled to Ballinspittle to play Coursey Rovers in U16 A Camogie league. This particular night we just had a panel of 15 who gave it everything they had. Sally Mc Carthy scoring 3 points. At the end of the first half we were trailing 2-02 to 3 points. The girls came out fighting in the second half starting with a goal from Shauna Hayes which was matched by Courseys but our girls continued to fight with Rachael O Flynn bringing off great saves, Talitha O Neill holding her players in midfield, Katie Quirke scoring 1-0, Aine Keating scoring 1-01 and Shauna Hayes scoring 0-01. The girls fought to the end but unfortunately Courseys became victorious with a final score of 3-07 to 3-05. Bride Rovers team Rachael O Flynn, Abbie Keating, Katie Quirke, Caoimhe O Sullivan, Rebecca Walsh, Aine Keating, Caoimhe Hazelwood, Talitha O Neill, Sally Mc Carthy, Lucy Hicks, Fiona Barry, Anna Murray, Alannah Broderick, Shauna Hayes, Ciara O Flynn.
On Saturday April 22nd our U16 ladies footballers travelled to Cobh to play an U16 B Football game. We had a panel of 14 players due to injuries, people being away etc but the girls still showed Cobh what they were made of. Ella Quinlan got the first score when she put a ball in the back of the net but Cobh answered that goal with their own. Cobh were adding up the scores but so were the girls as Ella scored 2-0, Katie Quirke 2-02, Ciara O Flynn 1-0 and Shauna Hayes 1-01. Half time score Cobh 4-03 to Bride Rovers 7-03. Cobh took the first couple of scores in the second half but a goal from Shauna Hayes put the girls back scoring. Our backs Alice Murray and Caoimhe O Sullivan kept on Cobhs heels and prevented them from scoring. Other scores Shauna Hayes 0-2, Caoimhe Hazelwood 0-1 and Anna Murray 1-0. Final score Cobh 4-09 to Bride Rovers 9-06. Bride Rovers team Emily Thomson, Caoimhe O Sullivan, Rachael O Flynn, Alice Murray, Abbie Keating, Caoimhe Hazelwood, Chloe Murphy, Shauna Hayes, Rebecca Walsh, Lucy Hicks, Katie Quirke, Sophie Dorgan, Ciara O Flynn, Ella Quinlan, Anna Murray. On Sunday 23rd we played U16 B Football league at home to St Nicks. Our girls were tired after playing a football match the day before but with just 15 players again they showed great movement of the ball and at half time were leading 4-12 to 0-2. First half scorers Ciara O Flynn 2-02, Shauna Hayes 1-03,Ella Quinlan 1-01, Sophie Dorgan 0-1, Fiona Barry 0-1, Caoimhe Hazelwood 0-2, Grace Dorgan 0-1 and Lucy Hicks 0-1. St Nicks came out fighting in the second half scoring 1-02 but the girls never gave up and continued scoring Shauna Hayes scoring 1-01 and Lucy Hicks scoring 0-3. Final Score Bride Rovers 5-16 to St Nicks 1-08. Bride Rovers team Lucy Hicks, Alannah Broderick, Rachael O Flynn, Emily Thomson, Rebecca Walsh, Caoimhe Hazelwood, Alice Murray, Shauna Hayes, Sophie Dorgan, Abbie keating, Fiona Barry, Chloe Murphy, Grace Dorgan, Ella Quinlan, Ciara O Flynn.
Heartbreak for U21’s (Main heading)
U21 County Final: Bantry 5-12 Bride Rovers 4-13
Our U21 Ladies Football team were heroic in defeat to Bantry in the U21 Ladies Football County Final. With about 10 minutes to go in the County Final played in Kilmichael last Sunday we trailed a highly fancied Bantry team by 3 goals, but showing true Rovers spirit the girls never gave up and staged a remarkable comeback to nearly snatch a most famous win but time just ran out & Bantry were crowned County Champions.
Having defeated Carrigaline in the quarter-final, the Rovers played Rosscarbery last Thursday in the County Semi-Final. With Sarah Murphy out injured, Madison Parle despite injury and exams made herself available and for this we were very appreciative as she had a great game against Rosscarbery & Bantry. Injury also ruled our Emma Barry & Siobhan O’Sullivan played both games with a serious hand injury.
Bride Rovers 4-09 Rosscarbery 1-09
Rovers got off to a perfect start against Rosscarbery with Grace Culloty grabbing 2 points before Katie Quirke scored a great goal. Further goals & points from Katie & Grace had the Rovers in front 3-04 to 0-02 at half time. Rosscarbery fought back in the second half and after they scored a goal to reduce our lead to 5 points, this had a positive effect on the Rovers and further scores from Emma Roche, Katie Quirke & Grace Culloty ensured the Rovers qualified for the final on a scoreline of 4-09 to 1-09.
After defeating Rosscarbery in the semi-final on Thursday we were back in action on Sunday for the Final in Kilmichael v Bantry.
Bantry opened the scoring with a point before Katie Quirke scored a goal following a great move down the field involving Katie Connor & Aoife O’Riordan. Elaine Culloty added a point moments later before Bantry hit back with 2-02 to storm into the lead. Emma Roche & Grace Culloty added two points for the Rovers before Bantry struck again with 2 more goals. The Rovers lost the services of Aislinn O’Connor due to injury but finished the half with three points from Emma Roche, Grace Culloty & Katie Quirke. At half time we were down 4-06 to 1-06.
After half time the Rovers upped their game, the defensive unit of Talitha, Aine, Emily, Siobhan, Aoife & Laura reduced Bantrys goal threat and while the introduction of Anna Greaney & Andrea Quinn O Donovan added more pace to our attack. The first 15 minutes were tight with points be swapped at both ends. Andrea, Grace, Elaine got some fine points. Trish O’Sullivan was now getting on top at midfield as were our attackers. With 10 minutes to go we were still 3 goals behind, the Rovers switch Grace & Katie & Laura Quirke came to midfield which boosted our attack. A cracking goal from Andrea Quinn followed by a point from Grace Culloty reduced the deficit to 5 points. A free won by the Laura out on the wing, when taken by Grace Culloty found its away to the net, 2 points down and only injury time left. The Rovers attacked to try and get that winning goal but were denied by a gallant Bantry team. It was heartbreaking at the end of a pulsating game in which both teams played some great football.
Congratulations to Bantry and thanks to referee Chris Cronin who spoke so well to our team afterwards.
It was great to see so many supporters there to cheer on the team. There is a great future for this bunch of girls as they showed tremendous fighting spirit to comeback. The team enjoyed a well deserved meal in The Castle Hotel Macroom after the game.
Madison Parle, Talitha O’Neill, Aine Cashman, Emily Larkin, Aoife O’Riordan, Laura Quirke, Aislinn O’Connor, Siobhan O’Sullivan, Trish O’Sullivan, Katie Connor, Grace Culloty, Emma Roche, Elaine Culloty, Katie Quirke, Laura Pratt, Anna Greaney, Andrea Quinn O’Donovan, Karen Sheehan & Chloe Ahern. Also part of the panel were injured duo Sarah Murphy & Emma Barry, Claire Hickey as well as Rachel O’Flynn & Lucy Hicks who had an U16 match at the same time which could not be avoided.
Best Wishes to Grace Culloty & Sarah Murphy who will line out with the Cork Minor Ladies Football team in the Munster Final against Kerry which is taking place this Bank Holiday Monday at 1pm in Killarney (At Dr. Crokes GAA Grounds).
Sarah has being recovering from an injury she picked up against Tipperary in the U16 Munster Final but should be fit to take her place. This is a remarkable achievement by Sarah as she is Number 1 for both the U16 & Minor Teams, without doubt an exceptional keeper. Grace Culloty is playing great at present and was Cork’s top scorer with 2-05 against Waterford in the semi-final.
Commiserations to Jen Barry who lined out at midfield for the Cork Senior Camogie team in the Littlewoods Ireland League Final v Kilkenny. Kilkenny won on a scoreline of 2-07 to 0-10.
Best Wishes to Mossie O’Sullivan & the Cork Intermediate Camogie team as they take on Derry in the Division 2 League Final on Sunday in Kinnegad.
This year the Bride Rovers Ladies Football & Camogie Club summer camp will take place from 24th – 28th July in the afternoons from 2pm to 5pm. Watch this space here for more details in the coming weeks.
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