DIVISION 1 LEAGUE
Dunloy 4-10 Brídíní Óga 2-11
After Saturday’s poor effort in Ballycastle, pride was restored in the jersey with a battling performance in Dunloy. Once again there were mistakes which cost us dearly – particularly during the first half, but we showed a lot of fight, wanted to get on to ball and made Dunloy earn their victory.
Mistakes made during the first half were addressed at half-time, taken on board and our general play showed it during the second half.
Although we fell behind to two goals in the opening ten minutes, we bounced back to draw level at 1-4 to 2-1, the goal coming from Caoimhe’s penalty that was saved and Ashling followed through to find the net.
That was how it sat until two goals put the home side in the driving seat around 25 minutes in. However just before the break, Bronagh won a free which Torie struck low and again Ashling got the rebound and found the net. Half-time 2-7 to 4-4.
The two highlights of the opening half from our point of view were two team points, the first a dirty ball won along our sub bench, moved across to Laoise whose beautifully weighted pass found Torie on the run and she drove high over. The other came also from dirty ball won in the same area with Kirsty breaking clear and licking out Caoimhe in the middle of the pitch unmarked. Caoimhe also drove straight over, this time from over 65m out.
We improved during the second half in closing down the break so that Rachael had more time to deal with long ball in. The result was an evenly contested half, restricted to points and most of those from frees, although the little bit more experience of Dunloy saw them stretch to beyond three points, but we were unlucky with goal efforts and times as well.
Not a victory – but a good performance that suggest that we have certainly learned a lesson from recent games. Well done everyone.
Brídíní Óga : Rachael McBride, Lianne Kerr, Bern Convery, Sian McNeill, Eimhear McAleenan capt., Ellen Hynds, Beth McAuley, Caoimhe McAleenan 0-8, 0-7 frees, Laoise McKenna 0-1, Torie Edgar 0-1, Shauna Kelly, Kirsty Laverty 0-1, Ashling Millar 2-0, Oonagh Ward, Brónagh Laverty.Subs : Úna McAleenan for Beth, Leona Traynor for Sian, Dara Martin for Oonagh, Aimee Traynor for Ashling, Sabrina Speirs for Torie, Caroline McFadden, Jade Bradley, Lauren Edgar.