Midleton Ladies Football News Week 42/19


A busy week for our Ladies. First out on Monday night wereour U14 girls who faced Glanmire in the East CorkChampionship Final. We always have tough battles with these girls and that night was no exception. A fantastic display of football saw us win out on a scoreline of Midleton 3-12 Glanmire 2-06. Well done to all the girls. It was unfortunate that the game was fixed for the same night as the Minor Hurlers County final and we really appreciate that Kelly and Jill played our match and raced soon after the game to support their brothers in Pairc Uí Rinn.

Next up on Saturday our Junior Ladies faced the long road to Kilmichael to take on Dohenys in the Cork County Junior B County Final. The mood on the bus journey down was one of excitement with a few nerves. Conditions on the day were a mixture of sunshine and torrential rain with the pitch extremely soft. Bouncing of the ball was not really an option however Midleton settled well. Halftime score saw us leading by 3 points. Dohenys came out in the second half knowing they had to up their performance and that they did. They took their scores well but Midleton kept fighting back. Unfortunately time ran out and we lost out by 1 point. Final score was Midleton 0-08 Dohenys 0-09. Well done to all the girls and the Management team. It’s a great achievement to get to a County Final and with this panel of players we will definitely be back. We retuned back to Midleton and celebrated our East Cork Championship win from last Sunday.

Sunday morning our U16 girls travelled to Mayfield for the semi final of the East Cork Championship. They had a very tough battle but unfortunately this is the end of the road for the girls for this year. 

Finally on Sunday our U12s played Bride Rovers in the East Cork Championship Final. It was a mixed afternoon weather wise with a heavy shower in the opening minutes giving way to sunshine. Bride rovers started well and scored first. They were formidable opponents and we needed to mark tight. Once we equalised we never trailed. Thanks to some great saves by Mia Walsh we kept them at bay and we finished well with a score line of 3-13 2-05. Scorers were Faye Dunlea, Shiela O’ Leary Hayes, Emma Keeshan, Robyn Keating, Ciara Murphy, Lily Kelly and Alyx Cahill. Well done to all the girls who played and to the entire panel who have contributed so much to the team over the season to get us to where we are today. Magpies Abú.

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